Coding is fun.
jeandavidmoisan.com ~ 28 years old in Canada
Joined 28w ago. Seen 16h ago.
How do you deal with loss of motivation?
Sometimes there's no way. One thing that helps me is I keep track of what I'm doing over time. I wrote an article about that a while back: jeandavidmoisan.co... It's so easy to take yourself for granted and forget all that you went through to reach your current state.
That's awesome! Would the map editor be part of something else, or is it its own thing?
It's going to be brought back to the game I'm working on. rashtal.com I'll also be using it to speed up the development of my future gamejams.
What project are you all working on these days?
I'm doing a lot of gamedev. Right now I'm coding a map editor from scratch. It's such a fun thing to code. (MonoGame C#)
That was a great article. Also that conclusion was so perfect.
:thumbs_up: Damn, missed it. Gamer-style setup, I see.
Yeah! It's a pretty fun setup. I stream daily lately catch me whenever. :D
Bit of both. Professional software dev as a junior (just started 2nd job, 1 yr experience) has so much friction setting up fragile environments that regularly break and understanding complex build processes and libraries that I can never get into the flow of things. It's a far cry from my personal projects (and even school assignments) where environments are easy and building is as simple as 'make'. I love to code when I actually know what I'm doing.
That's been my experience too working as a professional software dev. Going in, I expected everyone to have their own side projects, but most people seemed to not care about programming outside of work. Though going back further, while in university I was surprised how few people had done any coding before joining. (Not that there's anything wrong with any of that.) If you want to try something fun, join the MonoGame community, and try to make a simple game with it.
Where did the version of myself that was excited to program and advance my career go? They disappeared sometime after I got my first development job.
Do you have new passions now or you're just feeling down in general?
Anyone still here?
Hello world, so clean!
Not OP, but hey, now I want to read more about your experiences while lucid dreaming. Some questions: do you get more tired? Does LD interferes with the quality of your deep sleep? Are there any noticeable trade-offs in LD?
4b. Sometimes dreams degenerate pretty fast. Maybe you're fighting bad guys and you lose. I can use lucid dreaming to reset the dream, restart the fight with extra powers.-As far as I can tell, I'm not more tired. Quality of my sleep is good.-When I was around 5 or 6 years old, I remember going to sleep by visualizing a dice with a clown from a circus. The dice would have various dream ideas on each face. It would roll around a bit in the air. Then I would get sucked in one.
Basically: 1. how easy is for you to go into a lucid dream? how long it took you to get to that state? what's the best recommendations you can provide?
1. I've been lucid dreaming for as long as I can remember. 2. It didn't take very long, but I remember ~waking up in the morning but staying in bed for a while trying to keep the dream alive for as long as I could. 3. Some movies that I find helped would be "The Butterfly Effect" from 2004 and "Inception". I found my dreams to be boosted after watching them. 4. From the start, lucid dreaming was more of a way to cheat during my dreams. More on that if you reply to this.
Are there any lucid dreamers here? I have some questions.
What colorscheme do you use with your code editor, dark or a light one?
I made my own it's called AposTheme. Check it out: marketplace.visual... Every time I use a different editor, I remake the theme.
How does one get started with bootstrap if I don't have an example website yet? I found a theme I want to use but have no idea how to use it. I am pretty good with understanding html and css. Can anybody help me?
If you want to try TailwindCSS instead, I can help you.
What do you use for task management, personal and professional? How do you go about it? Would you walk me through the process?
I use a mix of a couple things. Discord, GitHub Issues / Projects, Google Calendar, Joplin. Discord is nice to organize tasks with other people. GitHub Issues allow you to write detailed notes about a problem. GitHub Projects gives you a Kanban board. Google Calendar lets you setup daily reminders and mark incoming events. Joplin lets you take raw notes and organize your thoughts.
What 1 book has most changed your life, and why?
Perhaps The Richest Man in Babylon. It's a book about finance, but it contains a lot of life lessons.