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by BluDragon
Thu Nov 21, 2013 1:20 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: when to use lower-case or upper-case & code practice
Replies: 74
Views: 12635

Re: when to use lower-case or upper-case & code practice

Or not. His stated preference is that people who don't like to read his stuff, should just ignore it. I think we should honor that. Yeah, but three pages and 69 posts says we can't! :lol: Also, jamesh, I said I would use proper capitalization when writing on the forums. I just type without proper c...
by BluDragon
Wed Nov 20, 2013 11:27 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: when to use lower-case or upper-case & code practice
Replies: 74
Views: 12635

Re: when to use lower-case or upper-case & code practice

I want to put in a note of support here for BlueDragon's POV. Yes, this will get me flamed by the (heh heh) grammar police here. lol. It is why uneducated hicks like BluDragon speak "txt spk". heh. crtiszn meh. They want to find their own kind and interact only with them. yeah, that sounds right. I...
by BluDragon
Wed Nov 20, 2013 11:12 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: when to use lower-case or upper-case & code practice
Replies: 74
Views: 12635

Re: when to use lower-case or upper-case & code practice

DavidS wrote:Further you say that my example had an excess of code and then you post something 5 times as big???
if you wrote the same program in assembly and didn't use functions as you did in your C example, the program would be larger than if you did use functions.
by BluDragon
Mon Nov 18, 2013 8:54 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: when to use lower-case or upper-case & code practice
Replies: 74
Views: 12635

Re: when to use lower-case or upper-case & code practice

Naming Conventions; I mentioned somewhere here that I use "mixed case" when coding and when it's appropriate. The program I posted on http://www.pastebin.com contains an example of that use. There are names for some electronics that prefix the name with "Smart"; however, I have found that these devi...
by BluDragon
Mon Nov 18, 2013 8:14 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: when to use lower-case or upper-case & code practice
Replies: 74
Views: 12635

Re: when to use lower-case or upper-case & code practice

When I write informally I don't capitalize the first letter of my sentences. May I ask if you would write a job application, or your CV (resume), in your original style? I wrote that as one of the first sentences in the very first post. [Proper Capitalization Program] http://pastebin.com/FbPkcUq8 T...
by BluDragon
Mon Nov 18, 2013 7:38 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: when to use lower-case or upper-case & code practice
Replies: 74
Views: 12635

Re: when to use lower-case or upper-case & code practice

Risky policy isnt it? The recipient might also apply the same filter. Why? I can read the way I write and the way others write even if they tYpE lIkE tHiS. That is not a chalange for any programmer over 5 years old, so not a valid test. To the point I do NOT program in C, so I quickly threw togathe...
by BluDragon
Sat Nov 16, 2013 12:03 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: when to use lower-case or upper-case & code practice
Replies: 74
Views: 12635

Re: when to use lower-case or upper-case & code practice

Whatever, the writer has wasted his time and energy. The reader loses nothing. I don't want to sound sarcastic, but it might. It is my intention to weed out those that aren't determined to read what I have to write. (except right now) It doesn't sound sarcastic, just arrogant. I don't know how what...
by BluDragon
Sat Nov 16, 2013 10:04 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: when to use lower-case or upper-case & code practice
Replies: 74
Views: 12635

Re: when to use lower-case or upper-case & code practice

If it's your goal to avoid having anyone read as far as the end of the first paragraph, congratulations. Whatever, the writer has wasted his time and energy. The reader loses nothing. I don't want to sound sarcastic, but it might. It is my intention to weed out those that aren't determined to read ...
by BluDragon
Fri Nov 15, 2013 1:44 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: when to use lower-case or upper-case & code practice
Replies: 74
Views: 12635

Re: when to use lower-case or upper-case & code practice

But of course you don't have to follow the rules. ee cummings never did. he sounds like my kind of hero. I personally disagree with your spaces/tabs position, but you are in good company. See the trouncing I got here: http://forums.theregister.co.uk/forum/1/2013/08/06/nyt_coding_style/ (about the 9...
by BluDragon
Fri Nov 15, 2013 1:26 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: when to use lower-case or upper-case & code practice
Replies: 74
Views: 12635

Re: when to use lower-case or upper-case & code practice

When I see a message without proper capitalisation at sentence beginnings, at the personal pronoun and where convention dictates (BBC, GMT and so on) then I assume that the poster is illiterate or lazy. If laziness is the cause, then why should I expend any effort on reading the post? On this occas...
by BluDragon
Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:35 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: wrong resolution and colors are faded
Replies: 3
Views: 2118

Re: wrong resolution and colors are faded

do you know what could have caused this to happen? i suspect i fried something. i was hot-swapping the monitor cables. that's the only problem i see that may have done this. i rebooted several times to modify overscan and to change the pixel encoding. i tried using all of them except rgb (full) and ...
by BluDragon
Tue Nov 12, 2013 12:09 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: Introduce yourself!
Replies: 3581
Views: 139336

Re: Introduce yourself!

I am "Blue Dragon", a computer enthusiast and coder. Coding isn't just a hobby for me, it's a lifestyle. Unfortunately I will destroy my Raspberry Pi unless someone finds a fix for the problem I posted. The Raspberry Pi is a good attempt of a mini-pc, but I've seen many people post their problems on...
by BluDragon
Mon Nov 11, 2013 1:27 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: wrong resolution and colors are faded
Replies: 3
Views: 2118

Re: wrong resolution and colors are faded (from fresh instal

oh, and "startx" doesn't work either.
by BluDragon
Mon Nov 11, 2013 12:59 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: wrong resolution and colors are faded
Replies: 3
Views: 2118

wrong resolution and colors are faded

i started the raspberry pi and i saw that the screen was at the wrong resolution and the colors were faded. i had been installing x11 from source, so i thought that was the problem. i resinalled the operating system, and it's still like that. (it was working correctly last night) help? my other comp...
by BluDragon
Mon Nov 04, 2013 5:35 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: when to use lower-case or upper-case & code practice
Replies: 74
Views: 12635

when to use lower-case or upper-case & code practice

i don't know where to start, so i will dive into it. when i write informally i don't capitalize the first letter of my sentences. i find that it's easier to read that way. i don't capitalize "i" either. i find that some capitalization isn't necessary. however, if i were to write "Off topic discussio...
by BluDragon
Sun Nov 03, 2013 6:33 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: .bashrc - startx automatically without changing raspi-config
Replies: 0
Views: 1631

.bashrc - startx automatically without changing raspi-config

raspbian from what i know doesn't have a login screen. you may not want anyone to be able to login without a password, so you can edit the ".bashrc" file to use "startx" after you login. the .bashrc file is located at "$HOME/.bashrc". you can find out what "$HOME/.bashrc" is by entering "echo $HOME/...
by BluDragon
Thu Oct 31, 2013 5:04 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: [solved] Partitioning Raspbian
Replies: 8
Views: 1746

Re: Partitioning Raspbian

i have my raspberry pi boot from the sdcard to an external hard drive. i'm going to make enough room for the system files and make another partition for user files. i wanted to make it less likely for the sdcard to be corrupted if i unplugged the raspberry pi from power. what i wanted was possible b...
by BluDragon
Thu Oct 31, 2013 4:51 pm
Forum: C/C++
Topic: C/C++ Check if a program is being run locally or remotely
Replies: 11
Views: 4143

Re: C/C++ Check if a program is being run locally or remotel

if i understand what you mean, then you would use;

sudo netstat -p -n --tcp --udp
by BluDragon
Mon Oct 28, 2013 11:25 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: how do i compile binutils on raspbian?
Replies: 0
Views: 1002

how do i compile binutils on raspbian?

i see that binutils has been installed on raspbian already. i wanted to use an assembler. i didn't see "as" was installed. :oops: i'm still curious though. i have the binutils-2.9 source code. when i run "./configure" the script can't continue. it says, "*** BFD doesn't support target arm-unknown-li...
by BluDragon
Sat Oct 26, 2013 7:09 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: [solved] mounting ntfs-3g (not using the options i specify)
Replies: 2
Views: 1370

Re: mounting ntfs-3g (not using the options i specify)

that worked, thanks. i can't mount with user, but that's okay.
by BluDragon
Fri Oct 25, 2013 11:00 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: [solved] mounting ntfs-3g (not using the options i specify)
Replies: 2
Views: 1370

[solved] mounting ntfs-3g (not using the options i specify)

sudo mount -t ntfs-3g -o async,noatime,rw,suid,exec,user /dev/sda1 /media/drive1 after entering that command i use "mount" and i get... /dev/sda1 on /media/drive1 type fuseblk (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,noatime,user_id=0,group_id=0,allow_other,blksize=4096) the drive has been mounted with nosuid and n...
by BluDragon
Fri Oct 25, 2013 7:29 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Difference between 3.6.11 and 3.6.11+ for kernel devlopment
Replies: 1
Views: 566

Re: Difference between 3.6.11 and 3.6.11+ for kernel devlopm

i don't know the answer, but i think the + suffixed to the version of the kernel may mean that it was patched.

https://www.kernel.org/category/faq.html
by BluDragon
Thu Oct 24, 2013 11:40 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: [solved] gnome2 & listing files (nothing to see here)
Replies: 3
Views: 736

Re: gnome2 & listing files

when i would view a folders contents in the default window manager of raspbian, the contents weren't alphabetical. i changed how the window manager sorted files from alphabetical to modification time to alphabetical again. now the contents of the folder are sorted as i wanted them to be, so i don't ...
by BluDragon
Sun Oct 20, 2013 11:57 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Are microwave oven food healthy?
Replies: 57
Views: 9676

Re: Are microwave oven food healthy?

...when i was taking biology in high school my teacher told the class about someone doing an experiment watering plants with distilled water and microwaved water. i'm not sure if this person let the water cool down before she watered the plants, but the plants that were given the microwaved water w...
by BluDragon
Sat Oct 19, 2013 7:06 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Are microwave oven food healthy?
Replies: 57
Views: 9676

Re: Are microwave oven food healthy?

http://www.snopes.com/science/microwave/plants.asp i don't believe it until i see it. i had drank microwaved heated water for a while. the skin on my bottom-lip peeled off... i stopped using the microwave to heat water after that. that is what prompted me to think about the microwaved water plant e...

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