Programmer, game designer, geek.
i have a royal pet peeve to students being rude to teachers bc srsly if you’re rude to teachers you are the scum of the earth if they’re trying to teach you stuff and you insult them then you really suck ok
I’m not sure where this idea has come from where both you and Kayne think I treat Kayne worse than Logan does. I rarely bother even responding to Kayne, and when I do I can’t recall one instance where I’ve been anything more than a little cold.
I got the idea from Kayne, I have no idea what your interactions are with Kayne as I have enough to worry about concerning my own interactions. The word “apparently” should’ve been included in my sentiments regarding your position on the leaderboard of Kayne abuse.
OK. Sorry to have caused offense, I recognise that “man up” is a gender-weighted sentiment and should really have been omitted in favour of just “grow up”.
I’m not sure how far you’ve been following my relationship with Kayne, but the attitude I get in response for helping him - politely, I might add, these recent posts of mine are very uncharacteristic and representative in part simply of my mood of late. It’s less than grateful, let’s put it that way.
I do struggle with helping people. I don’t know how to help people. I want to help people, but I tend to be quite abrupt and cold when providing support. Perhaps it’s from dealing with computers for so long, perhaps it’s just a part of me. Either way, I know it’s an issue and I am working on improving.
However, I don’t appreciate being called an “asshole” by Kayne for offering assistance to someone over the internet despite the fact that I stand to gain absolutely nothing from it. Ultimately, when I provide Kayne with any support I am doing it selflessly and often in the face of a great deal of abuse.
If I see someone struggling, despite my best interests I will always dive in to help them (apart from that brief period when I took a break from dealing with Kayne, because it was taking its toll on my mood).
I completely understand your point of view and I do think that Logan and (particularly) Mitchell are too hard on the poor kid, but I would appreciate some recognition that, for my part at least, we are trying to support him. We’re not getting paid for it either, and if he doesn’t like our manner of support he’s completely free to look elsewhere, block us, unfollow us and cut all communication with us.
I don’t like how I’ve treated Kayne in the last few posts. I agree that I was bitter and resentful. Spiteful, even. And I apologise for that, and for the impression it must have left on anyone else who feels they could otherwise come to me for support. I will endeavour to improve the way I provide support and handle my relationships in the future.
I used to hate doing that when I worked lots on a desktop system. On a laptop you have the entire battery life’s worth of response time. It’s like having a UPS only it comes with the computer.
Speaking of which, get yourself a UPS. We don’t need you kicking your powerstrip and shutting down your workstation while you’re about to post the most awesomely enlightening post ever made on tumblr and then forgetting it by the time it boots back up again!
message me and I’ll add you to this list
- Chris: friend
- Logan: tolerate
- Mitchell: detest
- deafilion: I’d like to get to know you better
- quantumpsychiatrist: friendly acquaintanceship
In fairness, Kayne, Logan and Mitchell have probably helped you a lot more than I have and taken a lot more of your crap in response.
I tend to be over-polite and over-helpful in cases where I should just tell you you’re being a fecking idiot and to get your bloody head out of the clouds and start writing good code.
Because, as Logan has pointed out in the past (and you should note this is the first time I have, a long while after Logan), you do have it in you to be a good programmer. Maybe even a great one. If you can just put your personal hang-ups on hold for long enough to realise that those who are trying to help you are not “the enemy” and that their style of “tough love” help is just as useful (if not moreso) than my style of gentle nurturing / occasional frustrated outburst.
So far, we’re annoyed.
First off, there’s the complete lack of information in the so-called “announcement”. All I got from that was the name and the fact you have to buy it with a Kinect. Even if you already got an xbox 360 kinect. Presumably the 360 kinect doesn’t work with the One anyway.
Secondly, there’s this nonsense about no backwards-compatibility. I’m a businessman so I understand the decision but I’m a gamer so I’m enraged by it. Seriously, would it have been that hard to consider gamers ahead of business for one tiny thing, Microsoft?
Finally, this nonsense about used games costing a fee to activate. I’ve never heard such rot in my life. Has the relationship between publishers and retailers degraded to such a level that console manufacturers (who happen to also be publishers which demonstrates why they’re even taking a side in this war) are unleashing measures against one of the places that retailers can actually make any damn money any more?
I was excited. Now I’m seriously considering packing in console gaming, sticking to PC gaming and looking after my 360 like a porcelain doll so that I don’t end up having to replace the damn thing with this One crap.