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Web Design / Re: Wordpress help?
July 14, 2010, 05:50:10 PM
You either move everything in the wordpress directory to your web root, or write an .htaccess file with proper url-rewrites to do it (which more or less is a pain in the butt unless you really know the software.
General Chat / Re: Does all work suck?
July 12, 2010, 05:54:37 PM
I work at home, which sounds nice and is awesome for like the first month... then it just ends up being a nightmare blend of work and home life.  No longer being able to "not be at work" or "be at home" sort of blows, especially after roughly 4 years of doing it.  My boss wonders why we ask for an office, and this is the reason.  Both me and my friend who works for the same guy have come to a realization that we're far more productive when we're in an office environment than when we're at home.  Why?  No movies, games, dog to throw a ball for, or significantly more things that are more interesting than working to do around.  Come on, we're the company lead programmers.

Even the new guys hired we seem to end up either rewriting their shit or telling them how to fix it (my friend things both the new guys are "stupid").  My bosses explanation to me is I should be mentoring them, as they're where I was 2 years ago doing this shit... nevermind the fact they're paid the same as I am NOW.  So why should I train people who aren't just unfamiliar with our system, but quite literally don't understand programming as well as they think they do, while being paid the same amount as them?

To that I have simply two words: Fuck That! (sorry Xeph)

When it comes right down to it, I already know I can find other contracts getting paid AT LEAST $35/hr around here, which is a lot more than I make working for him.  But he's like any typical boss, can't see differences in skill and worth for people, and unless the new guys REALLY screw up he can't tell which ones suck.  Despite we can report to him and he more or less just ignores it.  Then he does nothing more lately than bitch about how long people like me take working on a task such as fixing certain bugs in our order system.  How do I explain that it wouldn't take me so long if I didn't have to keep rewriting the new guys shitty code???
General Chat / Re: You Know You're A Nerd When...
July 10, 2010, 03:00:41 AM
What about in snow leopard years?
General Chat / Re: You Know You're A Nerd When...
July 06, 2010, 08:14:26 PM
Yeah, I remember back in the days when DC, Aetre and Gwyn were around too.  Actually talked to DC a few months ago when I managed to catch him on AIM. xD

I don't remember a Valhalla though, perhaps you had left by the time I ended up finding this place.  Though Gwyn seems to pop in from time to time, haven't seen DC or Aetre on here in forever.
General Chat / Re: You Know You're A Nerd When...
July 05, 2010, 09:28:07 AM
You know you're a nerd when you find programming games more entertaining than playing them a lot of the time...
Applications / Re: Daily Life in Fur
June 07, 2010, 11:04:31 PM
I think I already mentioned it, and while I can't speak for Xepher directly on this, many people have come back and re-applied again at a later time.
General Chat / Re: Does all work suck?
June 06, 2010, 08:46:24 PM
Maybe you are part Gypse. :P
General Chat / Re: Does all work suck?
June 01, 2010, 08:26:01 PM
I think it wouldn't suck so bad if I weren't maintaining things long-term.  What I should have done from the start is began development on things, and just had it in a contract that once launched I was only obligated toward actual bug fixes.  Funny thing is, some people out there don't get the difference between a bug fix and new feature.  I'm sorry but, "this should also be able to do this, it's a bug!!" is totally wrong.
General Chat / Re: Does all work suck?
May 30, 2010, 11:07:36 PM
I don't know, I tend to think quite the opposite here.  In my years of experience, doing what you love as a job ends up making you hate what you used to love.  At least that's how it seems to work for most people I know that pursue doing what they love as a career...  I used to absolutely love programming, until I started doing it as my primary job.  Then again I suppose it's slightly different in this case, because with programming it tends to come down to building versus maintaining.  Building new systems and writing new stuff is always interesting, where as just sitting and maintaining the same damn thing long term just becomes a total snore fest.
Applications / Re: Daily Life in Fur
May 30, 2010, 09:08:23 PM
Well, he would be the guy that just denied your application.

Look, going off on a pissed off rant isn't really going to do anything to change that, so just calm down for a moment.  Many people who apply here get rejected, it happens, but it's not the end of the world for any of them.  In most cases if they go out, find another free host (which there are many of out there), build up their work to show, and re-apply a few months down the road, they have a much higher chance.  In fact, there are quite a few people here who did just that, after having an application rejected.  Now I'm not an authoritative figure here at all, but I've been around long enough to get an idea what he's looking for.

The point of the challenge was simple; To express creativity, not just state fact or opinion.  It doesn't matter who you are, where you come from, or what sorts of habits you have.  For art, any art, creativity and thinking outside the box is very important, and I'm sure most the people here would agree on that point.  So calm down, step back, and rethink this a bit.
Applications / Re: Daily Life in Fur
May 30, 2010, 03:56:35 AM
Me thinks that you completely missed the point of "The Challenge" ;)
Applications / Re: Portfolio Website!
May 20, 2010, 08:52:09 PM
You could keep older stuff in an archive area too.  That way people can see your progress too.
General Chat / Re: Indie Game Bundle
May 16, 2010, 12:32:24 AM
I, unfortunately, didn't get it on account of I already owned 3 of the 5 games and had no real interest in the other 2.
General Chat / Re: Does all work suck?
May 06, 2010, 04:29:01 PM
I think pretty much all jobs suck.  Primarily because no matter what job you're in now days, your just the monkey of some giant corporation.  There are so few smaller successful businesses now days.  It really is kind of sad.

As for me... I thought, "hey I'd probably love a job if I like doing it as a hobby."  It was -ok- for a few years, but now it's getting to the point where I'm getting sick of doing it.  But then again that's because I'm a programmer, and a good one at that, so being stuck "maintaining" a project feels to me like a total waste of my time and talent.  I probably wouldn't hate my work so much if I were put on NEW projects from time to time, where I can actually BUILD something rather than constantly maintain the same damn thing...
Announcements / Re: Server Move
March 27, 2010, 06:08:58 AM
Why not just set the boxes timezone?  I'm unsure why you wouldn't be able to change it on your VM, as I can change it on each of my VM's just fine, and as long as you have it keep the time up to date you're all good.