New Programming Slang

Every programmer should know about Yoda conditions and Ninja comments! My favorite term:

Refactoring
The process of taking a well-designed piece of code and, through a series of small, reversible changes, making it completely unmaintainable by anyone except yourself.

Twitter Digest 3

Congratulations @notch, the forth Twitter Digest is all yours!

Markus Persson@notch 12:19 PM – 16 Jun 12

Sometimes when I play a game, the screen goes dark and I see my own reflection in the monitor, and wonder what I’m doing with my life.

Then the next level starts. WOO!!!

Markus Persson@notch 4:07 PM – 13 Jun 12

Spent a few hours implementing the Bullet physics lib into 0x10c today. Works well, but it has the sinking into floors issue I hate.

Physics suck and nobody likes them and also they smell. #sinkingthroughfloors

Markus Persson@notch 11:46 AM – 6 Jun 12

Free history lesson: Today is the national day of Sweden, so I guess something happened today many years ago. I don’t know what.

Markus Persson@notch 8:49 PM – 17 May 12

I would totally eat healthy food if it had any flavor.

Markus Persson@notch 3:52 AM – 10 May 12

Middle of night, very tired. Some kind of bird. You go away, bird, nobody cares, it’s four am.

Comic Collab

Sorry for having been offline for such a long time – I’ve moved to a new flat, still waiting for my ISP to flip the switch. In the meantime, Schlogger invited me to participate in a comic collab with BenAnna, JeffJojo, Jo Lott, JuliaNoody, Moritz, Pete, Hiller, Lisa and Reh! The topic: Things we used to believe back when we’re kids.

Maybe I should stop coding right now and stick to do this awesome multi-layer GIMP mouse-drawing stuff. Maybe.

Twitter Digest 2

Notch vs. Batman, Carmack vs. HMZ-T1.

Mike Capps@epicactual 6:31 AM – 4 May 12

OH from my lawyer: “of all the shit that rains down on me in a day, yours is the nice little turd that I am looking forward to.” Um. Yay.

John Carmack@ID_AA_Carmack 1:25 AM – 21 Apr 12

I finally actually measured the latency on the HMZ-T1. It is 50 msec worse than a Z800. 50! I am deeply appalled.

I can send an IP packet to Europe faster than I can send a pixel to the screen. How f’d up is that?

Markus Persson@notch 10:15 AM – 11 Apr 12

When I grow up, I’m going to get myself one of those real jobs, with actual responsibility and all that stuff. It’s going to be great.

Markus Persson@notch 8:25 AM – 30 Mar 12

If you can’t decide something important, flip a coin. Your immediate reaction to the result will tell you what your innermost feelings are.

Andrew Davidson@andrewbdavidson 8:29 AM – 30 Mar 12

@notch However if your decision involves someone elses life or death be aware that #Batman will getcha.

Visual Studio Achievements

Gamified game development! My favorite ones:

Equal Opportunist (10 points)
Write a class with public, private, protected and internal members. It’s all about scope.
Interrupting Cow (5 points)
Have 10 breakpoints in a file. Where’s that bug? Could here, could be there, could be anywhere.
UML God (5 points)
Create a UML Class Diagram 10 times. Code is for sissies. Models! Models! Models!