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That sounds like work. If I wanted to think, I would just close my browser and read my email.
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Let's see how many more 11-letter words can be found by taking one from each line, in order.


Oh thats the game is it? I was working on anagrams.

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Am I the only one here that finds the connotations of this one a little disturbing?

Why ? Zillions of girls put their fingers on and touch their little gardens of pleasure each night before they fall asleep.

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Stupidly Limpy Orthodontics

Slime Licked Orally

Succulent Loin Oreos

Sailors Leaving Oregon

Sandpapered Litmus Opposites

Seemingly Liable Organs

Stupendously Livid Onions

Sheathing Lips Overture

Safety Lime Openings

Soft-serve Lemon Offerings

Super Lightweight Orthodynamics

Bah, almost!

 

What could be fun (if you don't have a job) would be to write something that goes through each line and generates a word out of it from this list of words.

Some ideas - http://stackoverflow.com/questions/746082/how-to-find-list-of-possible-words-from-a-letter-matrix-boggle-solver

 

Unfortunately for me I'm already thinking of one...in shell :eek:

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If I wasn't hopeless at programming (maybe I just haven't found the right instruction method?), I might have been tempted to do just that. It seems like the sort of problem that you'd find in one of those interactive tutorials that try to give you hands on programming experience.

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Try this: http://tryruby.org/levels/1/challenges/0

MS Windows, X Windows and the other window managers ruined the idea of being a hobbyist software developer. In the old days, any reasonably bright geek could learn Basic, C or Pascal. Then Windows came along at the same time as object oriented programming, and suddenly, you had to be a dedicated professional in order to do anything more complicated than "Hello World!"
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Soapbox.... (Click to show)

Although I don't understand how window managers ruined hobby developing (perhaps you just mean Windows)...

 

http://harmful.cat-v.org/software/OO_programming/

 

It's absolutely true though. As our needs become more complex, software has to suffer some degree of complexity. However complexity for the sake of simplicity has been rampant since the 90s and 90% of it is not good.

 

I'm sure there are plenty of easy and fast ways to learn for the layman to learn in 30 days or your money back guaranteed.

 

Ruby is good and pretty. I believe there's a nice O'Reilly interactive floating around somewhere. Learning the syntax is much less valuable than the problem-solving skills you retain as you apply your newly learned syntax, at least in this day and age. Just point and shoot. If you want a traditional book approach/reference to get your feet wet I'd learn C just so I could use K&R. A fantastic read.

 

At a certain point though, learning should be language agnostic. Learning should come through practice.

 

At a certain point the best thing to learn how to use a tool is to use the tool. Take on exercises and projects. With enough creativity you'll have tons of projects under your belt for doing the littlest things (like the word from sentences example above).

 

Another piece of advice is to reuse old projects. Coming across something and finding how you can make it creates a sense of motivation that you just don't get by pouring through textbooks.

 

If you lack imagination for real-life projects, Project Euler is very language-agnostic. Old computer contest questions as well.

 

When you reach something you don't understand crack open a manual/reference book to see what you can use to get something done. It sounds haphazard but you get to practice problem-solving which is really why you signed up in the first place, right?

 

Something else to start off with...

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So much for "Fun Break":eek:

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I ate a live cricket once.
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I ate a live cricket once.

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I ate a live cricket once.

In my high school days when on a hiking-tramping trip I made and ate bread, butter and ants sandwich. Ants went on top of butter. I also added leaves of some grassy woodland plants, I chose them by trial and error method, it took some time. That was a balanced meal - carbohydrates [bread], fatty acids [butter] and protein [ants] and greens. Ants taste lemony.

 

Some insect meal recipes - http://www.manataka.org/page1083.html

 

insect_food_plate.jpg


Edited by zorin - 7/23/14 at 9:33am
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