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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-12-10 13:48:48 Reply

By the way, does anyone else NOT use the proper finger layout on keyboards?
I type with six fingers and my thumbs.

Thumbs for the spacebar, ring fingers for the shift keys, and first and second fingers for everything else (left hand tends to stay on the left side of the keyboard and right hand stays on the right) - occasionally i'll switch it up some, but that's the general idea.


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-12-10 14:02:04 Reply

At 12/10/13 01:35 PM, egg82 wrote:
At 12/10/13 07:03 AM, Luis wrote: i didnt know programmers listened to music?
oh, god, I wouldn't know what to do without it. I'd say a good portion - if not most - of us listen to either music or complete silence when coding. Most of the time it's music, since that's more interesting than silence.

in fact, have a website.

I've been using pandora, but it's kinda irritating that I can't add songs to my station. I liked a song and added it as a station feed a few months ago, but it hasn't shown up at all. Plus it doesn't have some lesser known songs (I suggested it to them, no telling when that'll come through). Anyone use spotify?

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-12-10 14:38:55 Reply

At 12/10/13 10:53 AM, Luis wrote:
At 12/10/13 09:18 AM, Innermike wrote: [spoiler]you're probably a much better programmer than I am[/spoiler]
My knowledge of programming stopped at Tell target.
Once they took away my ability to tell things what to do i was no longer interested.

I think most of the "new gen" NG Flash forum guys won't know what you're on about there ;)


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-12-10 14:51:58 Reply

At 12/10/13 02:38 PM, Rustygames wrote:
My knowledge of programming stopped at Tell target.
Once they took away my ability to tell things what to do i was no longer interested.
I think most of the "new gen" NG Flash forum guys won't know what you're on about there ;)

kids these days forget their roots!


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-12-10 15:06:59 Reply

Anyway, I've been trying to rethink how the P-bot daily picks module would display on phone.

You can find a prototype of it here

Its a barebones carousel type of thingie, so nothing mind-blowing.

Anyway here's a more polished design of it below.

My question is, does that feel like too great of a departure from how you are used to seeing it?

One of the main reasons for the change is that at tablet label on a responsive layout, it breaks the grid having an uneven number of entries (5) along a row. Nowhere else does the site have uneven slots so it's kind of annoying and I had to think of a new way of re-envisioning the module, BUT it might be a fun departure considering there is no other module like the Daily Picks one, and perhaps it warrants a different approach to it to spice it up?

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-12-10 23:05:57 Reply

At 12/10/13 02:38 PM, Rustygames wrote: I think most of the "new gen" NG Flash forum guys won't know what you're on about there ;)

Pffft. I remember tell target.

never used it, but still

And about music, I use The Hype Machine.

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-12-11 00:34:47 Reply

At 12/10/13 07:03 AM, Luis wrote: i didnt know programmers listened to music?

Programming can get pretty boring sometimes, so I would hate to not have music. In fact all my programmin' friends feel the same way. Music rules.

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-12-11 03:47:42 Reply

At 12/10/13 02:02 PM, MSGhero wrote: I've been using pandora, but it's kinda irritating that I can't add songs to my station. I liked a song and added it as a station feed a few months ago, but it hasn't shown up at all. Plus it doesn't have some lesser known songs (I suggested it to them, no telling when that'll come through). Anyone use spotify?

Last.fm > Pandora
Rdio > Spotify

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-12-11 11:26:21 Reply

Last.fm and foobar2000.

What is streaming??
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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-12-11 11:54:17 Reply

At 12/11/13 03:47 AM, Innermike wrote: Last.fm > Pandora

I was gonna disregard your response, but then I found the full image.

Plus it has all the songs that aren't on pandora that I want.

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-12-11 16:30:48 Reply

At 12/10/13 07:03 AM, Luis wrote:
At 12/10/13 04:40 AM, Innermike wrote: Sidestepping code related talk for a second, do any of you folks have last.fm accounts?
i didnt know programmers listened to music?

I don't while coding, it gets a bit distracting.

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-12-11 21:30:41 Reply

At 12/11/13 04:30 PM, Glaiel-Gamer wrote: I don't while coding, it gets a bit distracting.

Yeah i agree. I usually listen to game soundtracks if im doing css markup. i dont like humans talking to my ear while im trying to type stuff.


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-12-11 22:21:35 Reply

At 12/11/13 09:30 PM, Luis wrote: Yeah i agree. I usually listen to game soundtracks if im doing css markup. i dont like humans talking to my ear while im trying to type stuff.

I wind up in this kind of "zone" where I could block out a train running through the room; then I come out of it when I feel hungry or I need to pee. Usually lasts 2-5 hours, though taking 16-20 hours isn't uncommon.
Music just kinda helps block out even more stuff and get me into that zone a little faster.


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-12-12 02:41:29 Reply

I've got a nice collection of music that directly inspires the games I make, with this stuff I zone into the code:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQjove0nzss

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-12-12 21:01:34 Reply

Who streams while they code, by the way?
I can never do it, I feel like I constantly need to be as entertaining as possible and I completely lose focus on what i'm working on. Nothing ever gets done :(


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-12-12 21:29:35 Reply

At 12/12/13 09:01 PM, egg82 wrote: Who streams while they code, by the way?
I can never do it, I feel like I constantly need to be as entertaining as possible and I completely lose focus on what i'm working on. Nothing ever gets done :(

Your archnemesis, Mintpaw.

The entertainment value of my stream would be people reading my variable and class names after I get far into a project and begin losing sanity.

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-12-12 23:58:57 Reply

At 12/12/13 09:29 PM, MSGhero wrote: Your archnemesis, Mintpaw.

I knew that, I watch his streams every now and again :P

The entertainment value of my stream would be people reading my variable and class names after I get far into a project and begin losing sanity.

Though funny, I'm not sure that would be classified as "entertainment" to most gamers xD


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-12-13 00:00:02 Reply

At 12/12/13 11:58 PM, egg82 wrote: Though funny, I'm not sure that would be classified as "entertainment" to most gamers xD

The entertainment would come from the chat incessantly making fun of me.

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-12-13 01:56:24 Reply

At 12/12/13 09:01 PM, egg82 wrote: Who streams while they code, by the way?
I can never do it, I feel like I constantly need to be as entertaining as possible and I completely lose focus on what i'm working on. Nothing ever gets done :(

i do it occasionally, it helps keep me focused like "imma do this task, and since im on stream I cant procrastonate by checking twitter or playing games and shit"

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-12-13 04:05:58 Reply

At 12/13/13 01:56 AM, Glaiel-Gamer wrote: i do it occasionally, it helps keep me focused like "imma do this task, and since im on stream I cant procrastonate by checking twitter or playing games and shit"

That sounds like a good motivation to do that...I should try that sometime! What do people use, Twitch or something?

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-12-13 04:45:56 Reply

At 12/10/13 01:48 PM, egg82 wrote: By the way, does anyone else NOT use the proper finger layout on keyboards?
I type with six fingers and my thumbs.

Thumbs for the spacebar, ring fingers for the shift keys, and first and second fingers for everything else (left hand tends to stay on the left side of the keyboard and right hand stays on the right) - occasionally i'll switch it up some, but that's the general idea.

Eggy so you're from NG! That's basically how I've been typing all my life! My father always told me to use the conventional WASD + JIKL hand layout when I was a kid but it was too hard for my small hands so I've been typing like you for my entire computing life :/

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-12-13 05:11:59 Reply

I've hated that "home row" bullshit my entire life, especially when teachers tried to make me use it in high-school. I type using every finger on my left hand, though very seldom use my pinky, and typically just the index finger on my right. I'm able to type 100WPM so I must be doing something right. :)

It's pretty hard for me to describe just how I type. I kinda roll my fingers to allow me to type faster, if that makes any sense. I don't have any fingers dedicated to any keys since it changes depending on the position of my hands. It's goofy and really only works because I have the layout of a QWERTY keyboard memorised. I've heard Colemak is supposed to be more efficient, but I turn into a finger-pecking dunce on that thing, so I don't like it. Give me QWERTY or give me death.

At 12/10/13 01:48 PM, egg82 wrote: Thumbs for the spacebar

I more often than not use my left thumb for spacebar, though. It just feels right. :)

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-12-13 10:46:29 Reply

At 12/13/13 04:45 AM, slugrail wrote: Eggy so you're from NG! That's basically how I've been typing all my life! My father always told me to use the conventional WASD + JIKL hand layout when I was a kid but it was too hard for my small hands so I've been typing like you for my entire computing life :/

I've never though about how I type. But you got me analyzing that. This is what I've learned.
I never use the following fingers:
1) Thumb on the right hand.
2) Pinky on the right hand.

The following fingers have only one use:
1) Thumb on the left hand - space.
2) Pinky on the left hand - shift.

I memorize how to type each word separately, but I quickly learn how to type new words. If the word contains 3 keys that go in a row on the same line, then I press those keys with one hand using index, middle and ring fingers.
My keyboard's keys are not flat. They actually need to be pressed, with a distinguishable force, and they produce clunky sounds. These sounds are the only reason why I refused to use my new keyboard - I like to turn up loud classical music and then I compete with it by trying to type louder than it plays. Insane speed involved.
About typing text - I memorized QWERTY layout, but it seems I'm afraid to make errors when I type blindly, while looking away into the source text. So I take my time at first, and gradually speed up (to a great extent), then abruptly slow way down as soon as I meet a new very difficult or unusual word. When I make a mistake, I can feel it, so I then look at what I typed and correct myself. Nonetheless, blind typing does not change my typing technique in any way.


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-12-13 14:20:10 Reply

At 12/13/13 05:11 AM, Diki wrote: It's pretty hard for me to describe just how I type. I kinda roll my fingers to allow me to type faster, if that makes any sense.

We had computer as a class from like 1st or 2nd grade on, and we were graded on wpm and home rows, so that's been etched into my mind. I do tend to roll my fingers though, and my hand is usually hovering over the home row rather than touching asdfjkl. Left thumb spacebar for sure. Just noticed that I hold my kl fingers over io since those are used more I guess. Pinky on ;

Home row syndrome probably affects my key bindings in dota as well. Starcraft 2 was a pain cuz I was always on asdf yet needed to move around the keyboard.

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-12-13 20:43:23 Reply

At 12/12/13 09:29 PM, MSGhero wrote: Your archnemesis, Mintpaw.

By the way, you guys don't actually think we hate eachother, yeah? I know it's always hard to tell sarcasm on the interwebs, I just wanted to clear that up in case anyone was confused :P


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-12-14 08:31:04 Reply

At 12/13/13 08:43 PM, egg82 wrote:
At 12/12/13 09:29 PM, MSGhero wrote: Your archnemesis, Mintpaw.
By the way, you guys don't actually think we hate eachother, yeah? I know it's always hard to tell sarcasm on the interwebs, I just wanted to clear that up in case anyone was confused :P

Then why does Mintpaw never show up here, and you almost never go to forums, and since when (and what happened at that time) do you have "Mintpaw" mentioned in your signature?


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-12-14 10:25:23 Reply

At 12/14/13 08:31 AM, kkots wrote: Then why does Mintpaw never show up here

He does occasionally

and you almost never go to forums

I do occasionally

and since when (and what happened at that time) do you have "Mintpaw" mentioned in your signature?

have you seen his signature?

Iunno, we like to poke fun at eachother.


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-12-14 15:52:12 Reply

At 12/14/13 10:25 AM, egg82 wrote:
At 12/14/13 08:31 AM, kkots wrote: Then why does Mintpaw never show up here
He does occasionally

and you almost never go to forums
I do occasionally

and since when (and what happened at that time) do you have "Mintpaw" mentioned in your signature?
have you seen his signature?

Iunno, we like to poke fun at eachother.

Wow how quirky, you should get a picture taken with you two back to back displaying what opposing characters you are while displaying that you get along really even though one of you goes by the book and the other has street smarts.


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-12-14 16:07:55 Reply

At 12/14/13 03:52 PM, Innermike wrote: Wow how quirky, you should get a picture taken with you two back to back displaying what opposing characters you are while displaying that you get along really even though one of you goes by the book and the other has street smarts.

Sounds like the plot to a really bad action movie.
"Two men... One objective: Clear the BBS and remove anyone in their way. Tonight on CBS. Be there, or... Don't be there. Your call, really."


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-12-14 16:53:46 Reply

Just noticed openfl has accelerometer support (shoulda figured). That would actually make the game I was making in openfl possible for mobile if movement is controlled by the tilt of the device.

2 problems:

1) No clue how to deal with asset sizes and screen sizes.
2) Not even sure if the game will still be made at this point, artist is busy with school and work (sadly, that's the case for 3/6 games I could possibly be working on right now).