StarCraft 2 on Linux: Sound problems

28. September, 2010
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If you have sound issues in StarCraft 2 on Linux, open WINE config (winecfg) and select the “Audio” tab. Make sure that the correct sound driver is selected (use “Test sound”) and then switch “Hardware Acceleration” near the bottom to “Emulation”.


Thoughts on documentation

28. September, 2010

Software developers believe that documentation is just another way to say code is buggy. The reasoning is like this: If the code was easy to understand and/or did what you expected, then why document it?

While this is true at the level of a code line, there should be some documentation explaining your overall view of the world.

Next, we have end user documentation. End users have no idea how software works, they just know they have to get some work done. Stat. For them, good documentation can be the difference between a nice day and weeks of overtime.

In “The Value of Documentation in Open Source“,  Chris Aniszczyk explains why this is especially important for Open Source.  Good points.

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LOL of the day

28. September, 2010

From programmers.stackexchange.com:

Load a picture of yourself in IE6. Print screen and frame it. Give it to your grandkids to remind them that, no matter how difficult things get, they’ve got it easy compared to what you had to deal with.