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Re: [Josh] Friday, July 13, 2018

Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:53 pm
by Talvieno
Dwamies wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:50 pm
Why not modify the first paragraph and call that this weeks log?
I'm satisfied with that.
Thanks for a lovely and simple devlog Josh!
Hear, hear! :clap: Well said, Dwamies.

Re: [Josh] Friday, July 13, 2018

Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:13 am
by Talvieno
Now that we've decided Josh essentially made a new log yesterday, should I break this off in a new devlog thread? :)

Re: [Josh] Friday, July 13, 2018

Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:54 pm
by CSE
Talvieno wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:13 am
Now that we've decided Josh essentially made a new log yesterday, should I break this off in a new devlog thread? :)
Yes, makes sense.

Thanks Josh. One more proof that you do not need (finished) results for making a good devlog!

Re: [Josh] Friday, July 13, 2018

Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:19 pm
by Cornflakes_91
Silverware wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:15 pm
JoshParnell wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:34 pm
Oh no! I will water the Tal :3
Unf?
Josh still comes in waves.

Re: [Josh] Friday, July 13, 2018

Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:36 pm
by Hyperion
Cornflakes_91 wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:19 pm
Silverware wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:15 pm
JoshParnell wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:34 pm
Oh no! I will water the Tal :3
Unf?
Josh still comes in waves.
Image

;)

Re: [Josh] Friday, July 13, 2018

Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:05 am
by HappyGhecko
JoshParnell wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:34 pm
Hyperion wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:59 pm
Also, Talk to Tal more. He's been glum about the lack of intimacy between you guys recently.

Oh no! I will water the Tal :3
i only get half the inside jokes but " Oh no! I will water the Tal" had me laughing.

Re: [Josh] Friday, July 13, 2018

Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:51 am
by Talvieno
To anyone confused about "missing posts": I've split this thread off into a new devlog. It'll be up soon. :)

Re: [Josh] Friday, July 13, 2018

Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:34 pm
by Triscopic
@Talvieno Thanks for posting the log.

@Josh I don't post much but I thought it might cheer you up to know what you've done - it happens to big software houses too. I work for a company which has employs several hundred software engineers building pretty complex software.

Recently we needed to rework a particular area. Several approaches were suggested and small teams went off to prototype stuff. A couple of solutions stuck out, and one was deemed optimal. About a dozen people people worked on it, and... it just didn't scale up as expected. The sprint was basically a write off, and we ended up implementing the other idea which scaled much better. Lessons were learnt, and senior management just had to accept that sometimes, to be the best, you end up going down the wrong path. Being the best isn't about getting it right first time every time, it's about being willing to throw away your sub-optimal first try and starting over if and when that is the right idea.

Basically, welcome to the "aah, balls, that was a costly mistake" club. Even big software teams do that sometimes.

Re: [Josh] Friday, July 13, 2018

Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:58 pm
by Flatfingers
Triscopic wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:34 pm
Recently we needed to rework a particular area. Several approaches were suggested and small teams went off to prototype stuff. A couple of solutions stuck out, and one was deemed optimal. About a dozen people people worked on it, and... it just didn't scale up as expected. The sprint was basically a write off, and we ended up implementing the other idea which scaled much better. Lessons were learnt, and senior management just had to accept that sometimes, to be the best, you end up going down the wrong path. Being the best isn't about getting it right first time every time, it's about being willing to throw away your sub-optimal first try and starting over if and when that is the right idea.

The other advice from Fred Brooks also remains pertinent: "Build the first one to throw away -- you will, anyway."

Re: [Josh] Friday, July 13, 2018

Posted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:35 am
by Ulti
Just thought I'd leave this here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barab%C3% ... bert_model

Looks like Josh was trying to construct a scale-free network, at least for the shortcuts, which there are generative models for like the above.

Re: [Josh] Friday, July 13, 2018

Posted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:37 am
by Cornflakes_91
Ulti wrote:
Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:35 am
Just thought I'd leave this here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barab%C3% ... bert_model

Looks like Josh was trying to construct a scale-free network, at least for the shortcuts, which there are generative models for like the above.
Uuuh, i've never heard of that, interesting :D