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Februrary 26, 2008 - Life of a Coder
« on: February 26, 2008, 01:02:57 pm »

Hey guys,

My name is Anthony Iacono. I am a programmer. Now, the definition of programming, in my opinion, is to write a set of instructions for execution. I am the type of programmer that doesn't like "Hello World." Sure, you have to start somewhere, but why the hell wouldn't you want to learn about the hardware first? I mean, sure, I can write down "2 + 3 = 5" but I don't think it is smart to just assume it without learning the basics of the base-10 numbering system. Now, you might say, "Base numbering systems and computer hardware are not even needed to do basic operations and writing simple software." Well, you still need to know SOMEWHAT the way these things work. Imagine trying to multiply numbers without knowing that place-digits group in 10s? The same principal applies for writing code. I'll admit, I started with "Hello World." It was a big mistake, I didn't ACTUALLY get good at programming until I learned about the actual low-level operations of a computer. I mean seriously, if you are part of the bomb squad and you are told to cut the blue wire, you want to be able to confirm that with your knowledge before just doing it. Now, I joined the Goldeneye: Source team because I love Goldeneye. Seems pretty simple right? I had no intention of being a lead developer, until I saw the work that had already been done. I first loaded up the source code, and almost cried a little. It wasn't that the coders didn't know what they were doing, they just didn't collaborate well. When I proposed some new ideas, as well as some cool stuff that will be mentioned in a later news post, it started a lot of activity. All the leaders got together and decided that the rest of the coders needed someone like me to lay out what the source engine is and how it is organized. Please don't mistake me for some conceited ass, there is a TON of talents already on the staff, but I have always been the type of person that likes to find ways to reinvent stuff. If I have an idea about design, I will speak my mind. I mean, look at coders like David "BAILOPAN" Anderson, the man is a normal guy, but when he decided to rewrite AMXMod and also create a Source Engine scripting engine, he did. Talk is cheap, it takes a true coder to perform, and our staff has that ability. Anyway, nice to meet you guys.

Your coder,
Anthony Iacono
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Re: Februrary 26, 2008 - Life of a Coder
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2008, 02:59:14 pm »

Im glad they got a good programmer on the staff that really likes to get things done. Looking forward to reading future posts about what you guys have going on.

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Re: Februrary 26, 2008 - Life of a Coder
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2008, 04:14:53 pm »

And... *breathe*

Return key, anyone? :P
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Re: Februrary 26, 2008 - Life of a Coder
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2008, 04:16:05 pm »

Damn coders and their crazy codespeak. 
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Re: Februrary 26, 2008 - Life of a Coder
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2008, 06:22:16 pm »

How good are they being what you are.
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Re: Februrary 26, 2008 - Life of a Coder
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2008, 06:49:08 pm »

How good are they being what you are.

huh?
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Re: Februrary 26, 2008 - Life of a Coder
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2008, 07:49:42 pm »

I'm afraid I have to agree with Konrad, thats a first! (Just fucking with you :P) But yeah, English please.
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Re: Februrary 26, 2008 - Life of a Coder
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2008, 03:32:28 am »

And... *breathe*

Return key, anyone? :P

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Re: Februrary 26, 2008 - Life of a Coder
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2008, 05:31:06 am »

printf("Hello world Anthony");
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Re: Februrary 26, 2008 - Life of a Coder
« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2008, 07:35:58 am »

yup, im lost
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