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 Post subject: Re: Lack of motivation
PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2016 10:58 am 
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Loss of motivation is mainly due to not being able to progress significantly in the full and working implementation of our projects to build something exceptional within our achievements.

That lack of progress is in turn due to lack of educative resources. This can only be solved both by better and more practical investigation techniques (to effectively dig and find all the tricks we could need to implement a program from others' code and tutorials/documentation) as well as actually making more documentation with fully-runnable examples available.

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 Post subject: Re: Lack of motivation
PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2016 3:47 pm 
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I'm not convinced that there is merit in giving too many detailed examples of runnable code, particularly when it comes to OS development. This can lead, as we see all too often on these forums, to people cut-and-pasting code without understanding it. It also provides strictures as to the "right" way of doing things, leading to a lack of creativity. Far more useful is a clear explanation, with links to the definitive reference manuals, leaving people to put the theory into practice by themselves.

Obviously this is more time consuming (in the short term) than just pasting workable code but it leads to a much deeper understanding and more original solutions. It also enhances the skill of reading technical documentation which will be very useful when presented with new hardware. The joy of finally producing working code far exceeds that of copying someone else's work. Not that I am championing the concept of reinventing the wheel every time; pre-written libraries of code obviously have their uses, but not as a teaching resource.


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 Post subject: Re: Lack of motivation
PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2016 12:54 pm 
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I don't quit anything, guys. (Developing C++ Compiler in background, A Direct3D game which currently looks like Doom, etc.)
Althrough korean cogently can't quit anything, even more than me.

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