Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Varig Theatre: Coding in the Real World

Varig Theatre: Coding in the Real World

There's a new play in Varig Theatre, and again a bit of self indulgence.

One of my Uni courses is a Flash workshop. Apart from doing fun animation and a stab at usability, there is a bit of behind-the scenes work to be done- coding. I'm not a great programmer and haven't been doing any programming for a few years now, but with a bit of common sense and some online tutorials I pretty much manage. The problems start when even after following the tutorial and scanning every forum on the web things still go bonkers. I follow all the rules, do everything right, yet things turn out different then they should.
They say the definition of insanity is repeating the same action and expecting different results. I've gone insane when my actions had different results than everyone else.

1 comment:

  1. Kind of reminds me of a bug I had in a programming university project years ago. We were supposed to graphically emulate several balls connected with springs in a 2d surface (as if you're looking at a table from above). Whenever a ball was given even the slightest speed it would bounce back & forth.. Faster and faster... Until they'd all go wild - past the edge of the screen.

    I couldn't find the bug. My tutor ("metargel" in the university) couldn't find it. I thought I've proven the conservation of energy & momentum wrong.

    Eventually I found a closing curly bracket ( } ) that was supposed to be one line higher.