A web developer telling me his webapp is slow because it has to deal with a lot of data: 7MB
My blood boils
I just learned that the '#' symbol can also be called 'octothorpe', and I love it.
I hereby declare hashtags will be octothorpetags from now on.
Get on with the program, people!
life in the Spanish city that banned cars
git checkout -
switches to the previous branch, somehow. I tried it because it looked like it might work, and it did. Can't find it in the docs lol
Science/religion (alcohol mention) Show more
Remembering the time I was with a bunch of friends at a party, we decided to take an old telescope up a hill to watch the sky, and ended up seeing Saturn's rings.
To anyone that thinks science takes wonder and magic out of life, I say my first "religious" experience was looking down a telescope, whiskey-coke in hand, to see billions of ice rocks orbiting a giant ball of gas one billion kilometres away. I was stunned.
Knowledge and science... *create* magic
At work, everything is named after cold things. The engine is called Frostbite, and we have tools with names like Avalanche, Blizzard, Frosting, Icepick...
A few months ago I created a service that acts as a broker between several computers, and I named it... >> Icebroker <<
This pun is what I'm most proud of in my entire career.
Just realized something obvious in retrospect: the more a recording sounds like pure noise, the worse job audio compression will do on it.
If you have soft melodic stuff, MP3 is fine. But for something that's almost pure noise (like some darkwave bands), the difference between MP3 and FLAC can be very noticeable.
if you're having trouble visualizing the recursive centaur i've made this helpful reference
15 year industry veteran:
Woodworking, arduino Show more
Originally I thought of only making mechanical contraptions for the kid (I want him to learn to interact with the real world before he discovers phones and tablets...)
But the kid loves things that go beep and boop... so I guess I'm gonna have to bring out the big guns!
Plan is to make lots of mechanical elements (buttons, switches, levers, etc), but add some sound and lights when he interacts with them.
Well, DICE just bought noise-cancelling headphones for every single employee in the building.
Just so you know, "git -amend" doesn't amend anything.
It gets parsed as: git -a -m 'end'
That is, it commits all modified files with a message that just says "end"
I suffer so you don't have to 🤦♂️
Politics, Europe, Spain, Sweden Show more
You know how Opel is called Vauxhall in the UK, but they're exactly the same cars? Well I just realized the same thing happens with political parties in Europe.
In Spain you have PSOE, in Sweden Socialdemokraterna.
In Spain you have Partido Popular, in Sweden Nya Moderaterna.
It's like fucking McDonald's franchises!
As we say in Spain: same dogs, different collars
Hey #MeetTheDev and fediverse!
I'm Jon Valdés, and I've been working as a graphics programmer at the Frostbite "Image Quality" group for the last 2.5 years.
Somehow, I've always managed to work a lot on game tech, and only very little on the games themselves, but this means good chunks of my code have now permeated to almost all Frostbite games in production!
Instead of having an "I worked on that" moment every 2-5 years, I have "my code's in there" ones several times a year 😊
Latest woodworking project: a "sensory table" for the kid (to play with water, sand, etc), with a lid that turns it into a normal table.
We still have plans for adding some painted details, but it's now 90% done 😊
"Architects look at thousands of buildings during their training, and study critiques of those buildings written by masters. In contrast, most software developers only ever get to know a handful of large programs well—usually programs they wrote themselves—and never study the great programs of history. As a result, they repeat one another's mistakes rather than building on one another's successes. "