I'm making an RPG and I love to see the stats to all the die results/attacks/whatever to see how different bonuses affect success. Well despite nearly going into a 5 years BS(physics)/Masters in CS program freshman year, I haven't done an ounce of programming in college since. But like riding a bike, I was cursing at code all day and now it works and I can make it do things and I am just so excited!
I was also reminded why I did not accept that Masters in CS program freshman year
Oh right, sorry. Honestly, I'd be a bit embarrassed to share the program itself, and it really is a stupid little thing. It just finds probabilities for rolling different kinds of dice needing different values for success, and lays out the probability for the range of results (either "side" winning by how much).
I went with Java just because I had an old bookmark to JCreator. I didn't use any cool tools but I think I'm gonna grab my old textbook and start going over it again. I forgot, as much as I would never want to do anything involving programming for a living, how fun it can be to mess around with.
Ssshhhhh!!! Don't tell anybody, but I program for a living, and it's still a lot of fun for me. My boss is under the assumption that they need to pay me to do this, but I'd probably be doing it anyway if they didn't.
I program for a living and it is really fun.....the 6 or 8 weeks out of the year that I am actually programming. The rest of the time is filled with worthless meetings and documentation and process and screwing off for weeks at a time while other people get their parts of the project done that I could have done in a day or two. Oh, and don't think I could go tell someone that I could get it done in a day or two. They don't want to hear it. We're on contract and it's Time & Materials and we bid that it would take X amount of time and by god that's how long it is going to take so that we can get the full amount that we were awarded.
Aw, I didn't mean to disparage programming, and I would rather do programming rather than work in another physics lab, it's just super frustrating. Like a puzzle that curses at you and knows your darkest secrets