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    Default Is it normal to have these feelings?

    When i understand something about java, i feel its pretty easy and its kinda fun, but when i dont understand somethign and have no idea what to do, i hate it and want to destroy everything

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meta View Post
    When i understand something about java, i feel its pretty easy and its kinda fun, but when i dont understand somethign and have no idea what to do, i hate it and want to destroy everything
    Define "everything" ;)

    Is it normal to be frustrated when confronting something very new and confusing, and does it happen to me? You bet!

    Does it lead me towards wanton destruction of people and property? Not since I had my medication dosage adjusted.

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    Programming is a roller coaster. When you're on top of it your game you can go hours (30 my last attempt) straight programming and stuff just clicks and works no problem and other times you'll end up staring at the screen for hours trying everything you can to figure out why the program won't work to the point where you want to just slam the keyboard through the monitor.
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    Yeah, I'm currently making a very basic rts game (just practice, nothing serious), and keep getting stuck on making a unit shoot an enemy while it's in range, and following it if he's out of range. But, as Edison said, if I have to repeat an experiment 3000 times before getting it right, I didn't fail 3000 times, I just found 3000 ways something doesn't work.
    Ever seen a dog chase its tail? Now that's an infinite loop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meta View Post
    When i understand something about java, i feel its pretty easy and its kinda fun, but when i dont understand somethign and have no idea what to do, i hate it and want to destroy everything

    Its incredibly frustrating when you don't know how but, after going round in circles searching for the answers, experimenting with code, making lots of mistakes; when you eventually discover how and also realise that you learned a few other things besides along the way the sense of achievement more than outwieghs all that frustration
    ;)
    :p I still have my "L" plates on...... directions and explanations are far more help than blaring your Horn! :p Watching:CS106a on YouTube \Reading The Art & Science of Java by Eric S Roberts

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    @Sonny: it's completely off topic but I'm terribly curious what that text is on the monitor of your avatar; I took a screenshot, cut out the monitor part, enlarged it, put it through a high pass filter but to no avail: I can't read that text. What does it say?

    kind regards,

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    Well we have an eight word statement.

    First word looks to be "Your".

    Second word is "Brain".

    Third word has 4 or 5 letters.
    Fourth word has 3 letters I think.

    The rest reads "Please Alert Next Programmer"

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    haha you just read me like a book. I solve complicated problems and get hung up on stupid errors. I am satisfied then annoyed

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    Quote Originally Posted by r035198x View Post
    Well we have an eight word statement.

    First word looks to be "Your".

    Second word is "Brain".

    Third word has 4 or 5 letters.
    Fourth word has 3 letters I think.

    The rest reads "Please Alert Next Programmer"
    Ah, yes, I got it; thanks for that. b.t.w. I happen to have an inflatable axe (it's pink, about 5' tall and goes *beep* when I hit something with it) and it's an excellent therapy when I'm programming.

    kind regards,

    Jos

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    Quote Originally Posted by JosAH View Post
    it's pink, about 5' tall and goes *beep* when I hit something with it
    Should this thread get a NSFW appended? Out of context quoting ftw! :D
    Ever seen a dog chase its tail? Now that's an infinite loop.

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    Meta, you'll always run into these situations, its about patience, and knowing where to find all the answers. Even in a corporate job, we sit at a desk and program but google and programming forums are always up and running.

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    Quote Originally Posted by m00nchile View Post
    Should this thread get a NSFW appended? Out of context quoting ftw! :D
    You just wait until I start running around on Market Square in my polka dotted dress, singing "I like traffic lights" and doing the fish slapping dance. Talking about NSFW, duh ...

    kind regards,

    Jos ;-)

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    @Jos see attached

    whats NSFW ??
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    :p I still have my "L" plates on...... directions and explanations are far more help than blaring your Horn! :p Watching:CS106a on YouTube \Reading The Art & Science of Java by Eric S Roberts

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    "Not Safe For Work"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fubarable View Post
    "Not Safe For Work"
    I'm extremely safe for work: I don't ruin computers or entire cubicles; when I'm really thinking about an interesting problem I usually fall asleep; that's when I get my inspiration. I have an old couch in my room and usually I can be found on it in my favourite position with my scribbling paper all around me.

    kind regards,

    Jos ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meta View Post
    When i understand something about java, i feel its pretty easy and its kinda fun, but when i dont understand somethign and have no idea what to do, i hate it and want to destroy everything

    sure, it's completly normal, look at this video

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