Re: [stella] VBLANK or VSYNC first?

Subject: Re: [stella] VBLANK or VSYNC first?
From: Chris Wilkson <ecwilkso@xxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 23 Oct 2001 03:37:59 -0400
On Tue, 23 Oct 2001, ben wrote:

> At 12:18 AM 10/23/2001 -0400, you wrote:
> >On Tue, 23 Oct 2001, ben wrote:
> >LMAO!!!  Yes, it is truly amazing what a skilled programmer can do with
> >limited resources.  Of course, these amazes me what programmers
> >CAN'T do with seemingly *infinite* resources.  Grrr....
> >
> >I SAID GRRRRRR!!!!!!!
> umm, if this is directed at me, I apologise.  thanks anyways

Oh!  No no no!  Not at all.  I've just been feeling very angsty about the
current state of the video game industry.  A crash is looming.  I feel it
in my bones.  Just mindlessly lashing out at programmers, though it's not
really their fault.  Someone was telling me about an article from some
magazine that said today's games are all great, and it's hard to find a
bad game and I was in a bad mood in the wrong forum.

No, my ranting and raving is not directed at anyone here.  Or anyone specific
at all.  But especially people writing code on a 2600.  Or trying to write
a 2600 emulator.  Anyone that tries to do something with the 2600 demands
respect.  From me, from people here, from other programmers, and from the
world at large.  This beast will rip you apart.  It separates the men from
the boys as they say.

Hmmmm...are there any females on this list?  Anyone here know of any 2600
programmers (active) that are women?

Anyways, didn't mean to scare anyone.  I've got a big birthday coming (30!)
and I'm been taking a lot of shit from my (much younger) friends.  And I'm
at MIT and I have to listen to "coders" talk about their 1337 j4v4 ski1z
all day.  These guys (not all of them mind you, just the noisy ones) wouldn't
know a real piece of software if it jumped up and kicked them in the teeth.

And, and, and...well...I'm grouchy doggonit!  :)

Please accept my humble apology.


PS.  I will definitely get back to your emails later in the week.  I'm
just hosed right now.

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