15,389,177 members

# Welcome to the Lounge

For discussing anything related to a software developer's life but is not for programming questions. Got a programming question?

The Lounge is rated Safe For Work. If you're about to post something inappropriate for a shared office environment, then don't post it. No ads, no abuse, and no programming questions. Trolling, (political, climate, religious or whatever) will result in your account being removed.

 Re: Windows 21H1 and Command Prompt Window Colors Cp-Coder17-Jun-21 1:59 Cp-Coder 17-Jun-21 1:59
 Gah! When you're so close to an answer but it is so far away honey the codewitch16-Jun-21 18:23 honey the codewitch 16-Jun-21 18:23
 Re: Gah! When you're so close to an answer but it is so far away Jon McKee16-Jun-21 18:43 Jon McKee 16-Jun-21 18:43
 Re: Gah! When you're so close to an answer but it is so far away honey the codewitch16-Jun-21 18:45 honey the codewitch 16-Jun-21 18:45
 Re: Gah! When you're so close to an answer but it is so far away Jon McKee16-Jun-21 18:54 Jon McKee 16-Jun-21 18:54
 Re: Gah! When you're so close to an answer but it is so far away honey the codewitch16-Jun-21 19:13 honey the codewitch 16-Jun-21 19:13
 Re: Gah! When you're so close to an answer but it is so far away honey the codewitch16-Jun-21 19:17 honey the codewitch 16-Jun-21 19:17
 Re: Gah! When you're so close to an answer but it is so far away Jon McKee16-Jun-21 20:37 Jon McKee 16-Jun-21 20:37
 For me, the trick to making math click was realizing the tools themselves are actually pretty simple. It's just specific examples/problems that make them look complex. Like an integral in its basic form is just the summation of a bunch of rectangular area calculations. So integral_{a}^{b} (2x * 1dx) just means "from a to b, add up all the rectangles with a height of 2x units and a width of 1 unit." The "dx" is just there to let you know what the independent variable is. What you're integrating "with respect to." Line and surface integrals are just taking this same idea, and using geometry to figure out what the "1" should be since we're not doing the integral with respect to the x-axis anymore. Not trying to pressure you into learning more math, I just think schools do a generally poor job at really teaching the basics. I mostly just memorized how to solve problems for a long time because that's what schools teach, but it wasn't until the why of the "how" clicked that I actually started enjoying math.
 Re: Gah! When you're so close to an answer but it is so far away honey the codewitch16-Jun-21 21:20 honey the codewitch 16-Jun-21 21:20
 Re: Gah! When you're so close to an answer but it is so far away NeverJustHere16-Jun-21 20:20 NeverJustHere 16-Jun-21 20:20
 Re: Gah! When you're so close to an answer but it is so far away enhzflep16-Jun-21 23:35 enhzflep 16-Jun-21 23:35
 Re: Gah! When you're so close to an answer but it is so far away CPallini16-Jun-21 19:10 CPallini 16-Jun-21 19:10
 Re: Gah! When you're so close to an answer but it is so far away honey the codewitch16-Jun-21 19:15 honey the codewitch 16-Jun-21 19:15
 Re: Gah! When you're so close to an answer but it is so far away CPallini16-Jun-21 20:26 CPallini 16-Jun-21 20:26
 Re: Gah! When you're so close to an answer but it is so far away Caslen17-Jun-21 1:06 Caslen 17-Jun-21 1:06
 Re: Gah! When you're so close to an answer but it is so far away CPallini17-Jun-21 1:18 CPallini 17-Jun-21 1:18
 Re: Gah! When you're so close to an answer but it is so far away Caslen17-Jun-21 1:56 Caslen 17-Jun-21 1:56
 Re: Gah! When you're so close to an answer but it is so far away OriginalGriff16-Jun-21 20:01 OriginalGriff 16-Jun-21 20:01
 Re: Gah! When you're so close to an answer but it is so far away honey the codewitch16-Jun-21 20:05 honey the codewitch 16-Jun-21 20:05
 Re: Gah! When you're so close to an answer but it is so far away Fueled By Decaff16-Jun-21 22:37 Fueled By Decaff 16-Jun-21 22:37
 Ok, I know this is parody, but... User 991608016-Jun-21 11:31 User 9916080 16-Jun-21 11:31
 Re: Ok, I know this is parody, but... OriginalGriff16-Jun-21 11:55 OriginalGriff 16-Jun-21 11:55
 Windows 11, who would thunk that? glennPattonWork316-Jun-21 11:14 glennPattonWork3 16-Jun-21 11:14
 Re: Windows 11, who would thunk that? Christian Graus16-Jun-21 11:25 Christian Graus 16-Jun-21 11:25
 Re: Windows 11, who would thunk that? dandy7216-Jun-21 16:39 dandy72 16-Jun-21 16:39
 Last Visit: 31-Dec-99 18:00     Last Update: 7-Aug-22 22:25 Refresh ᐊ Prev1...1402140314041405140614071408140914101411 Next ᐅ

Use Ctrl+Left/Right to switch messages, Ctrl+Up/Down to switch threads, Ctrl+Shift+Left/Right to switch pages.

#### Straw Poll

Do you feel you fully understand the vision and purpose of the software project you're working on?
Sure you can be told the "what", but do you have the "why"?
 Yes - I understand exactly why we're doing what we're doing, the problem it solves and the market it will serve I mostly understand I have a vague idea Some bits yes, some bits no. I'm not that interested to be honest No - because the vision seems to change daily No - they can't or won't or don't bother telling us No - there is no vision. It's a shambles I'm not working on a development project right now.