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How did you get into coding/programming?
  • I was a self taught programmer who 10+ years later is now a senior software engineer. I can't tell you what to do but I can tell you what worked for me.

    The reality is, I never sat down with the intent to "learn programming". Instead, I had practical ideas for things I wanted to make the computer do, and then I learned whatever was necessary to accomplish my projects as I went. Whenever I got stuck or hit an error, I'd search my questions online.

    I never truly "finished" most of these early projects but they gave me a practical understanding of how things fit together. From there I just kept making stuff and taking on harder projects and then harder jobs and eventually other programmers started coming to me asking for help because they knew I had solved the thing they were working on before.

    I'm not sure if it's advice, but I'd say stop worrying about learning and just do. If you like firmware, go buy some shitty unsupported peripheral from Goodwill and try to make it work on your modern system. Solve a problem you have in your everyday life. It doesn't matter if you accomplish the goal, you'll learn a lot by googling your way through it. Do that enough and you'll wake up one day and be a competent programmer.

  • Why are comments like "use Firefox" okay on Lemmy while "go vegan" is getting downvoted?
  • This comment might be a good opportunity for self reflection. You asked a question as if you were interested in good faith dialog, but then instead of trying to understand others point of view you're just arguing that you're "objectively" right and they're wrong. You even admit at the end of this comment that you weren't really interested in hearing what others had to say, you just wanted to shout your "point". Another word for that is preaching.

    Regardless of the topic, that kind of approach is going to rub people the wrong way. To answer your original question that is why people get annoyed when veganism comes up - because it's often brought up in the hostile and preachy manner you're employing in this comment.

    Based on my past interactions with people who want to talk about veganism on the internet, I'm guessing you'll just jump down my throat again in a response rather than consider what i said, but just maybe this will get through to you. Since you weren't interested in dialog, I'm not either - I won't respond so don't bother trying to tell me what you think in a response.

  • I'm with Joe Biden
  • In that case let's go Brandon!

    Remember, if you downvote me, then you're admitting what you just said is bullshit.

    Edit and my experiment was correct. Theres plenty of dumb political opinions no one wants to see on here. Thanks for helping me prove my point all

  • D&D Co-Creator Gary Gygax was Sexist. Talking about it is Key to Preserving His Legacy.
  • I don't agree with the person you're responding to, but you're also incorrect. DND was not a power fantasy when it was created.

    Lmao that you all downvoted me. I played ADND but sure. Tell me how you know more than me even though the only rpg you've ever played is 5E. enjoy your ignorance. This is why I play better games than DND now - so I can avoid this toxic 5e community.

  • first things first
  • I'm assuming you're asking in good faith.

    With these corridors, they fence the road so that the animals can only pass over the bridge. And youre right, sometimes they do raise the road and let animals pass under. It depends on the topography.

    Here's more information:

  • What's looking up for next week with everyone?
  • I'm on vacation!

    I took 2 weeks off from my high pressure corporate job and my laptop isnt with me. This week I'm spending time with my family out in the woods, and next week I fly home to a lovely staycation. I haven't had more than a long weekend since Christmas so this is nice.

  • What universally beloved videogame you just can't enjoy?
  • Same on Witcher III. I'm the target audience of that game - I love RPGs of all kinds, have played all the classic series like TES, Baldurs Gate, Planescape, Icewind Dale, Dragon Age, you name it. I even play ttrpgs multiple times a week.

    I wanted to like Witcher III so bad that I forced myself all the way through the game to an optimal ending. But I just never started enjoying it. The world just feels... Flat. Fake. You do exactly what CD Projekt Red envisions or you hit a stone wall of empty game world.

    Despite the skill trees and inventory and all of it, it just doesn't feel like an RPG at all. It feels like a Disney ride on rails.

  • I happen to dress based on mood

    But you basically wear the same thing all the time!

    Seemingly. Seemingly. But within that basic framework there are many subtle variations, only discernable to an acute observer, that reflect the many moods, the many shades, the many sides, of George Costanza.


    Chicken breast with romesco sauce

    I made this dish as a way to practice creative food plating. Its a baked sliced chicken breast served over homemade romesco sauce.

    The chicken is garnished with pickled green onions, cillantro, white pepper, pickled radish slices and light sesame seeds, with dabs of wasabi for dipping.

    The vegetables are pickled julienned carrots, cherry tomato juliennes and charred julienned red pepper and brussel sprout.