So, I've been around on the Internet for quite awhile now, and over that time I've accumulated a lot of identities? Why you ask? Well people change over time really and I think some identities didn't suit me. I tended to explore aspects of my personality by making up a new identity and playing the role. Really it was sort of like Table Top Role Playing but online.
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First, a few notes! The site is in a bit of flux as Kaede makes changes here and there, so expect a few oddities! They'll pay off we swear it...
Anyway I may have in the past blogged about my effort to clean up a lot of my data sitting on my machine. I just wanted to say... I think I see the light at the end of the tunnel! And it's been a boat load of effort, but I feel it's been worth it. So my advice to people if they take on this endeavor is, don't give up! Also, make sure you keep clean what you keep downloading to your computer or writing for that matter so you don't add to the problem you're trying to fix. Also, make sure you set standards for yourself, directory layout, naming and file choices. I think that's it for this late night rant!
When you're doing data processing or any project for that matter. It's good to define some standards on how you'll go about "processing" things for lack of a better word. I've worked on a lot of small projects over the years most never seeing release and I have found over time it's very important to have a well defined process.
So write documents on how to code, how you'd like your indentation to be done etc. This not only helps you remember where your project is but also helps others when they join in to help you on your project (and I forget what I am doing when I put something down all the time, RPGs included). Over time everyone will probably come to this conclusion so here's an early heads up to save you time.
I'm not usually the type of person to plug something. I tend to let everything just go its own way without interfering, if that makes sense at all. Because of that, I'm usually at the sidelines just watching things happen. But lately I've begun to realize that if I'm passionate about something it might do others some good to fill them in on it as well. Because if I enjoy it, someone else might too.
If you're like me and you run Linux you probably fell in love with bash scripting as soon as you got an idea of how to use it effectively, and probably like me. You have found yourself with a huge collection of bash scripts in various directories on your whole hard drive. (I know people who only use /usr/local/bin, but when you're compiling multiple versions of wine for different games they can't all go there, at least it doesn't seem so) There's also the problem of having multiple copies of the same script in tons of directories and having to update it.