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comment Let go yet again from another job, should I give up on programming?
And yes, I do love game programming. I've never thought of doing anything else with my life. At least not seriously.
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comment Let go yet again from another job, should I give up on programming?
You know I've always wondered whether I have ADD since my mind very easily wanders off when I'm trying to concentrate. Which forces me to iterate over and over on a problem to try and build a mental model of things, seeing pieces of a puzzle continuously crumble in front of me like a house of cards, forcing me to start over and over.
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comment Let go yet again from another job, should I give up on programming?
And as to finding the "right place" for me. What could that even mean? My boss did say exactly the same thing. But I couldn't decide whether he was being honest or just trying to be nice to me. He made a point that I needed to work under a lead programmer and not try to make another game by myself. That I should focus on C++ and iOS (which is indeed what I want to do), because I came from a C++ background and I was used to programming that way.
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comment Let go yet again from another job, should I give up on programming?
As to my communication skills, I suffer from the same problem. I'm slow at pretty much everything. Getting ready for work, working my way around directions, so it comes as no surprise that verbal communication is very difficult for me if a person is talking faster than my ability to process what they're saying. I often find myself completely lost during meetings when discussing technical matters, as I can't make everyone else stop just to take some time to process things (with stress making it agin even harder)
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comment Let go yet again from another job, should I give up on programming?
But it never seemed to be enough no matter how little attention I paid to re usability.
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comment Let go yet again from another job, should I give up on programming?
It's really hard to tell whether my defect rate is higher than my coworkers'. I haven't really sat down to check how buggy their games are in comparison to mine. Although given that I've had to fix bugs post release on one or two occasions, I'd say it's about the same. What I do know is that I try my best to write reusable clean code, but I'm always conflicted in regards to how much balanced my cleanness vs speed ratio should be. Regardless, I did go over that several times with my boss and on each subsequent game I agreed to focus more on speed than the last one.
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asked Let go yet again from another job, should I give up on programming?