No, I'll probably never program in DM again for a few reasons (not that it's bad, it's a fantastic language, actually).
However, I learned I had been a bit addicted to social networking websites because of my social life going into the gutter, and had been wasting far too much time that I don't have for such trivial crap.
Don't ask me about Gwabs because I'm kind of out of the loop now. They got some more funding early this year and that's pretty much all I've heard. It's NOT a scam (I worked on the engine, so I'd know), so stop saying that, but whether or not it'll become vaporware, I couldn't tell you. If their lack of corporate transparency upsets you, send them a message.
I won't be making games for a few years. I just don't have the time and have a whole lot more to learn beforehand to make my career concrete and span all forms of information technology. I also have to wait until I'm good with 3D modeling.
OR I could start my own company and use employees, but I will need some more business experience, and more money. If I can make Wasatch Trader successful enough, or another project I may think of, then that could be a good chance that I'll start my own game company. But I have to actually make it first, which won't be until early next year when I have perfected enough skills to cool my studying down a bit. That is actually a more likely chance than me trying to do it myself again; not that I won't dip my hand in the design and code, of course ;)
Anyways, since I now have some time on my hands since I refuse to spend it on social networking, I am going to do something productive for myself and for this community that I'd been planning on doing for a long time: I'm going to make a programming tutorial/article website that all programmers and BYOND programmers can benefit from.
I figure I'll have these sections to this website:
General programming tutorials: skills every programmer can benefit from
Newbie general programming tutorials: kind of like my BYOND ones but with far better communication skills
Newbie specific programming tutorials: teaches basic syntax and grammar of a language.
Intermediate programming tutorials: language-specific tutorials on intermediate features.
Advanced programming tutorials: language-specific tutorials on advanced features and techniques.
Code architecture/design tutorials: Advanced tutorials on designing software.
Articles: Blog-style articles, discussions, and news on anything related to the site topics, really.
Security articles: Articles about hacking, penetration testing, and securing your site, applications, or network from intruders.
Career-oriented articles: Articles on how to break into the industry and get paid to program without college.
I'll also be using this blog and possibly chatters (if the oldbies are still there) a lot more.
Sep 1 2008, 10:12 pm