Comments in code people!

Love it when people publish code without any comments. it’s like translating a text written in a language you don’t speak with a dictionary. I know what each command does but following the overall process is frustratingly difficult.

Working on rigid spacial transformation at the moment, and it’s been quite a while since i did any proper mathematics purely on matrices (probably should have paid attention during the 3 years of intensive engineering maths rather than mugging it off till revision time perhaps).

The principle is simple enough but as with anything envolving a matrix, it’s soooooo easy to make a mistake, even when you’re using something like Matlab to handle everything.

It’s also quite difficult when then answer is in a format you don’t understand. Hard to tell if it’s correct or not.

I thought i’d look at other peoples code to see how they’ve done it….. see first paragraph.

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Extortionate prices for software

MacPaw create some great software, clean my mac is amazing, but it’s not worth £35. Not by a long shot.

I can’t help but think if companies like this didn’t charge ridiculous prices for their software, people would be much more willing to purchase it rather than just spend 5 mins looking for a cracked version.

cleanmymac for instance, i’d be more than willing to pay say £5 for it. But £35? Fuck right off. Keygen found for free.

The same goes for Microsoft too, I do my best to avoid their software, but when i absolutely have too, i’m not paying those prices when i can get a cracked version for free. Or just use Dreamspark.

I disagree with Bill Gates’ politics anyway – that’s not the reason I religiously use OSX, it’s just a happy coincidence.

Food for thought.