October 4th, 2006

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01:32 am - helping people with C++ can be surprisingly entertaining
(21:06:48) Jimbo: why not just say Sequence* temp(c);
(21:07:00) Lucie: coffee!
(21:07:07) Jimbo: pour me a cup!
(21:07:22) Lucie: haha...seriously though, that's what it shows me!
(21:07:30) Lucie: Sequence* temp COFFEE
(21:07:48) Jimbo: it was giving you hexadecimal somehow?
(21:09:37) Lucie: can you say Sequence* temp ( _c_ ) underscores so it doesn't turn into coffee for me!
(21:09:41) Jimbo: OHHHHH... so it's a smiley on your end?
(21:09:46) Lucie: yes!
(21:09:49) Jimbo: I was so confused... I thought it was giving you the literal value of a pointer
(21:09:52) Jimbo: C0 FF EE

and then:

(23:39:53) Lucie: haha, the compiler does not like my ostream at all
(23:40:13) Jimbo: that is because your ostream does not wash and smells funny
(23:40:24) Lucie: maybe so! or maybe because I say when j hits 59 then: out >> '\n'; which is surprisingly not correct
(23:41:57) Jimbo: the only word in that sentence I have a problem with is "surprisingly" =)
(23:42:11) Lucie: yeah, I was SHOCKED
(23:42:30) Jimbo: the compiler is not a big fan of the "never mind what I said, you heard what I meant!" school of communication
(23:42:33) Lucie: well, you use IN for istream
(23:42:50) Lucie: so why can't I use OUT for ostream
(23:43:01) Jimbo: I think the compiler should just shut up and cram the stream into the constant like you asked it to
(23:45:29) Lucie: I did do that?
(23:45:56) Jimbo: yes... you said, take this stream named out, and stuff it inside the constant value '\n'
(23:46:00) Jimbo: I like that
(23:46:07) Jimbo: you think like someone with POWER
(23:46:17) Jimbo: why make x equal to 2, when you can just change the value of 2 instead?

Current Mood: amused
Current Music: Daft Punk - One More Time

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[User Picture] From: wanton_bliss
Date: October 4th, 2006 - 12:20 pm
When I was in college (back when I actually programmed instead of playing with proprietary markup and javascript all day) I was a go-to guy for folks having issues with their programs and had many a conversation like these in our computer labs (people still used labs back then). I remember being perpetually amused by folks who are willing to type shit into a compiler without actually understanding what they are doing. I'd make quips about the absurdity of attempts to write out data to a constant value and we'd both laugh and laugh...

Now I see it daily at a company that overpays these same people to work on products that are released to the public, often finding myself in the unwelcome position of having to finish both my work and theirs.

And it only makes me cry.

[User Picture] From: jimbojones
Date: October 4th, 2006 - 12:25 pm
And it only makes me cry.
That is because you are a wussy little nancy-boy. =)

In all seriousness though, I feel you. Actually I hated those people WORSE because, in my case, those companies WOULD pay those people who didn't know what the fuck they were doing, whereas by contrast they wouldn't hire me at all. No college. Nevermind actually knowing what I was *doing*, no degree, no hire...

[User Picture] From: theonyx
Date: October 4th, 2006 - 12:28 pm
Fuck 2.

[User Picture] From: tyrven
Date: October 5th, 2006 - 08:02 pm
Haha this cracks me up. Also: a big "amen" to your response on lovecrafty's journal.

[User Picture] From: jimbojones
Date: October 5th, 2006 - 08:05 pm
thanks man. (de lovecrafty, he doan like me so much.)

Btw, I've been wondering forever: where does your icon come from? I swear I recognize that pic but I can't quite place it. Been driving me nuts.

[User Picture] From: tyrven
Date: October 5th, 2006 - 08:15 pm
It's a self-portrait.

[User Picture] From: jimbojones
Date: October 5th, 2006 - 08:17 pm
Be damned. You look a lot like somebody, then.

Maybe Aragorn from LOTR, with a shave and a shower?

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