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Postby olly » Thu Jan 06, 2005 2:39 pm

I dont post on motherboards.org much as I dont have much knowledge of hardware. Although I like lurking and picking up knowledge here and there.

However I was thrilled to see a programming forum appear, as an IT student with my degree heavily focused on software development.

I thought this forum would give me good reason to lurk on motherboards.org 24/7 which can only be good for improving my knowledge of all things hardware related 8)

However every time I check back here there are no new posts :(

I can't believe that in that ocean of system engineers out there on the other forums there isn't a coder or two :wink:
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Postby MoboCop » Thu Jan 06, 2005 2:41 pm

Well it is a fairly new forum and the way I figure it most programmers have specific programming dedicated forums that they use.
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Postby olly » Thu Jan 06, 2005 2:45 pm

MoboCop wrote:Well it is a fairly new forum and the way I figure it most programmers have specific programming dedicated forums that they use.


Well I think its a great addition. I hope it takes off. 8) I'll be checking back every day anyway :)
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Postby dve83 » Sat Jan 08, 2005 12:54 am

Well I think its a great addition. I hope it takes off


I 2nd that! :) a great addition indeed.
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Postby thomas_w_bowman » Tue Jan 11, 2005 5:53 am

Programming is a lot like work... Many PC users are just looking to surf the Web or play games, not so many are motivated enough to learn Programming.

And I think that this web site attracts hardware folks ("tinkerers") more than technical ("Programmers") - but this forum is where we can discuss programming issues, so that's a good thing.

Programming reminds me a bit of when I was in the Army (EOD) and was in a detachment of volenteers who disarmed bombs - folks might say that we were crazy - but we'd just smile and agree - pointing out that it was "the right kind of crazy" - kind of like programming... :lol:
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Postby atang1 » Tue Jan 25, 2005 2:03 am

If you only have time, you should be a moderator in this catagory, programming. And later, mobocop might add a subcatagory, namely drivers.

Mobocop is too busy to take care of moderating here.

I am also spending too much time on tiny linux distro websites to train developers. Linux needs some guidance on driver programming in 2.6.x packages, especially ambiguous devices using DSP or soundchips. Universal drivers for character devices are generic and can be shared modules among hardware devices and compiled in usr files instead of /dev files.

The tiny Linux distros let us go from simple data to plug-in tools to add sophistication in programming. Its wonderful to explore Linux philosophy to the fullest.
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Postby MoboCop » Tue Jan 25, 2005 8:12 am

atang1 wrote:If you only have time, you should be a moderator in this catagory, programming. And later, mobocop might add a subcatagory, namely drivers.

Mobocop is too busy to take care of moderating here.

I am also spending too much time on tiny linux distro websites to train developers. Linux needs some guidance on driver programming in 2.6.x packages, especially ambiguous devices using DSP or soundchips. Universal drivers for character devices are generic and can be shared modules among hardware devices and compiled in usr files instead of /dev files.

The tiny Linux distros let us go from simple data to plug-in tools to add sophistication in programming. Its wonderful to explore Linux philosophy to the fullest.


I am not too busy. I do moderate here. I answer the questions that I know, which is typically php mysql or html topics.

I have been learning c# lately so I expect to be able to help with that language now too.
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Postby atang1 » Wed Jan 26, 2005 3:02 am

I tend to start with not the mechanics of programming but the philosophy of languages and scripts. Each language and script philosophy separates the languages and scripts for their own good.

Thomas has a lot of experience and forms his own philosophy. I really enjoy what he writes. Grab him if you can?

On the otherhand, you are looking at C# which has all the multimedia instructions, the latest software language for the latest hardware in computer architecture. I am still on the virtuals of tiny cobol interpreter, pointed out by Mr. Bowman.

Simplicity has its own virtuals. Its easier to understand.
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