DISCLAIMER: This text is quite old and not really true anymore, but I'm too lazy to write something new, and you probably couldn't care less about me, anyways. So there. =P
(pet peeves #3 and #4 are still valid, though)
(wow, did I really put VB.net at the top of that list? :/)
I'm an aspiring video game programmer who enjoys writing not just the code for his software but also the music, graphics, script, and even the font. Basically, I enjoy designing anything as long as I can use the computer as my medium.
I have a tendency to write large posts (and that is after an hour of revision in a futile effort to be more concise), so apologies if you get blasted by a wall of text. And the strange formatting on this website makes them look even worse, turning a wall of text into "the thing that came from outer space."
StackOverflow is a great community. It's a shame I can't help others very well; I'd like to become a prolific answerer but as of me writing this I'm finding it hard to find questions that are within the scope of my experience.
What do I program? I enjoy making video games. The first program I write is Hello World, and then I go straight to making a game. I always shoot too high; I want to make a game like you'd see on the SNES, but those kinds of games are made by teams of people, so needless to say I never get too far (but I get further each time).
Though lately, I've been starting to give up on making games because I never get anything finished. I've been busy building tools for personal use that help solve puzzles or modify computer games.
Languages I know, in descending order of experience:
TI-BASIC (TI-83 Plus)
PocketC (for Windows Mobile)
TI-BASIC (TI-89 Titanium)
Windows Shell and BASH
Pet Peeves in programming:
1: Long-winded hierarchies for simple commands, like System.Drawing.Color.FromArgb.
2: Related to #1 above: Having long lines of code. Word wrap sucks. Horizontal scrollbars suck. I look for ways to abbreviate my code to avoid this.
3: Poor documentation.
4: No visible whitespace option in an IDE that clearly needs it. I'm looking at you, Portable Python.
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