About me: The world is too big, corrupt, and full of surprises. I enjoy observing it and want to DeToxiCate it with my thoughts.
Mentions to me about “lets work on database optimization together.” But has no idea what he is doing. He suggests that I set a debugging breakpoint and walk through it line by line to see how long it takes by feel.
WELL… about time to quit my job lol.
What you see is all there is. WYSIATI
Now I haven’t read any articles but the developers of candy crush have got skills. They modified the popular game of bejeweled into an even more addicting game by adding one thing: the +skill factor. The players of the game have the idea that they’re progressing through a game and that they’re using some kind of thinking skill to go through it.
Hardly. The human mind cannot predict what candies are going to fall out from the columns. And actually, even before the game starts, you can’t predict how the candies are packaged (where they’re placed). Of course, random appearances are normal but are they really random. The people who make games have algorithms that create these and they can probably adjust the difficulty of that randomness. So the first 10 levels, you beat and take a while and after a while it gets more difficult. Gee, I wonder why that’s happening. Is it because of the additional difficulties (caged candies, jelly to crush, walls to blockade, malformed levels, self-creating walls, etc.)? No, that’s just a way to trick the players into thinking that’s the only difficult part. The creators themselves can easily make you fail the first few levels (or randomly fail) by placing candy and newly created candy into the worst possible scenarios. You would never notice it and you would just fail until that succeed one of the times (and sometimes it’s early) so maybe you think no, I’m sure it takes some skill.
Haha, no it really doesn’t. For one thing, you’ll encounter newer levels (like past the 60’s) where you get a level in which candies will only dip to the bottom through the middle. No human mind, even autistic geniuses (or maybe they can but with trouble) would be able to read how the candies fall in those cases. And you would still think even with random candies being cleared, new ones pop out but they are still part of what the game creators made. And man, they made a good one. Such a popular game with so many levels (over 200) and new ones being added with updates.
Candy crush is devious and genius, deluding players into enjoying the satisifaction of their stupidity. I was also a victim and I still am (because I’m lacking with more interesting games on my phone lol). And I would even say bejeweled takes more skill. It’s more based on time and how good your visual skills are at capturing those patterns whereas candy crush deludes you into thinking the manner of your astute placement matters for shit (it hardly does).
Of course, some of the stuff I mentioned could be wrong and pure delusion on my part. It doesn’t really matter. If I was wrong about the developers forcing you to fail over time, you still have to beat the issue of the ridiculous and random unbeatable placements. A true game would let us know that there is always a possibility for every level. For candy crush, there sometimes clearly isn’t. In any case, they built a nice game that has everyone addicted to it (they could work on the guy who does the creepy voice. If it were Japan, they would’ve put some high-pitched joyous voice which would probably fit candy crush better)
I was driving my car to a restaurant with a close-friend and a semi-friend in SD. Then, from what I remember, we were later leaving some kind of museum or park. While walking, for some reason, my right foot was hooked onto a skateboard and my left was free so I was dragging the foot while skateboarding on a wooden bridge. When we made a left turn, I heard my friend freak out and then when I looked to the sky, it was dark and deep red like hell like nothing I’d ever seen before. A huge hellish totem pole reaching the top of the sky of the earth and about the width of a huge city building started falling down and dropping before it hit the bridge we were on… and… I woke up.
one of the people on my fb friend’s list who i dont really talk to, did try to talk to but the other person makes it difficult and awkward to continue the conversation, is friends with some of my friends.
she posts pictures of her brushing her teeth and her in n out fries.
man, social media and attention grabbing, i just don’t get this shit. next thing you know, she’s gonna be releasing vods of herself sleeping lol wut.
It’s been almost 1 year since I found my first job and I’ve already had so many doubts in my head. They’ve disappeared in the beginning but new ones have grown over time. When the work first started, it’s been the following:
I feel like I kind of got tricked on the first question. They told me they were a startup. I was wrong. They were a startup’s startup. A startup is where a company actually creates a product and works on it. I was doing contracting work with other people… not really your typical startup. But this always bothers me when I think of what I could be doing in an actual startup. There’s nothing more bothersome than doing contracting work in some old code that’s been crapping out and layering on top of crap over and over.
Second question has faded over time. I can tell they finally “trust” me. Okay…I’m still bothered by this. I understand the need to ask and double-check what I’m doing but there are certain situations where you just don’t have to babysit and review what I just did. So one of the co-founders, my boss, tells me to send him over my code and explain to him what I did. Explaining to him is already a headache because he’s not a computer science major and I’ve already been diving into the work more than he has since he’s doing all the business “planning” for it. And even after he goes through my code, he doesn’t fully understand what’s going on and has to disagree with me half the time. Pretty annoying, that’s why the fact that I feel trusted goes out the window. They say they trust me but their actions tell me otherwise.
Third question, I have no doubt learned a great amount. I feel so confident in my abilities now that I could take on anything from web development, game development, to any kind of coding if I just spend time on it. Problem is I feel like I’ve already learned everything to the near max within less than a few months. There’s no doubt I’m still learning as I go but it’s now in trickling amounts and not like the huge impacting amount when you first start. In fact, I feel so confident of my abilities that it’s time to leave and look for a new job.
Fourth question… actually I think this was a really good choice. At least it was a small amount of people and I was able to constantly collaborate with other people. But then, I start to think “Oh, I’m working with people barely a few years older than me, two of the three who have not even worked under experienced people in the field.” I had to take this choice because no one else was wanted to hire me but unfortunately, I want to learn from the best.
Fifth question. Based on my earlier thoughts, it’s obvious I feel like I deserve more. In fact, from the very beginning, I asked them if I was going to take part in their meetings (I haven’t). It’s understandable that I didn’t take part in understanding how they wanted to run the company. But when it came to things like how to deal with the contracting work, I didn’t get to play a part in the planning. And a few months ago, I swear I would have already quit if they hadn’t told me I would be a part of their new product.
And I thought that meant a lot… so I’ve stayed… But even while working towards the new product, I feel like I haven’t gone anywhere. It’s felt like slave work to me (since they don’t put me in the planning process). It hasn’t made sense to me that they don’t put a developer in the planning process because the one reading the code, writing the code, touching the code all the time knows what the fuck is up. And then it’s like I said in question 2, where’s the trust with what I’m doing? You’re not even touching the code so why does your planning mean so much more than if I did it?
Black people have made some of the best music of our time. Actually, they were the reason for the birth of great music. Yet, as they drive by me day in and day out, they listen to the shittiest music possible.
I always hated the fact that I had a poorly constructed Asian name (because it doesn’t follow the alphabetic sound by its pronunciation in Mandarin) but enjoyed the fact that it’s a unique name. That’s why even though I have the name David, it wasn’t official till I got my citizenship recently in which I decided to make David my middle name. “David Chen”. Can we say most fucking common Asian name in the world? (Maybe there’s also Kevin Chen I guess but I’ve hardly heard that one. Last week, some black kid thought my name was Kevin and was surprised it was David)
Anyways, I’ve always enjoyed making acronyms for my name to keep a nice identity tag for myself: DTC.
Ok, game of thrones finished downloading. Byebye
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