Bulky Project Demotivation

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So, I have a plan for a new surfing movement, and I really want to make it. I have a reasonable amount of free time in a given week in total, but it's spread out into small blocks so I'd never be able to make the movement work within one sitting. Due to not being able to make it work in one sitting, I feel significantly demotivated to actually work on it. I call it "Bulky Project Demotivation". Anyone else get this? :) --Rednaxela 13:10, 29 May 2009 (UTC)

Really, I have this most of the time, or you will see a lot more robots from me. Most likely I have finished everything except the core surfing system in one sitting. Then, I don't have enough motivation to continue code the core surfing part. I don't want to use BasicSurfer framework since I need to do a lot refactoring (which I hate since I'll see a lot of error lines in Eclipse). I'm currently coding the abstract framework for wave surfing, which all the utility and stats manager as interfaces, which will implement later.

I'm really happy that other people get this too, only they can finished their work while I can't. I think I should use EP on my robots. » Nat | Talk » 13:29, 29 May 2009 (UTC)

This is my life - and the reason why I've mostly stuck to nanos. Getting a base nano up and running takes a couple hours. Then you can tweak numbers in your spare time until you find a sweet spot and can upload. I've started on a micro, but am having trouble finding enough time to get it properly debugged. --Miked0801 15:28, 29 May 2009 (UTC)

Often I will start a large bot and finish the basics of it, ending up with a bot that works quite well. However, usually I'll set down the next day to tweak it and find that the code is so bloated that it makes my head hurt just to look at it. Then I make a SuperSampleBot...--CrazyBassoonist 15:33, 29 May 2009 (UTC)

lol... all I can say is my gf (who I live with) despises roboCode ;) I told her I'd leave it alone this week but here I am feeding my obsessive tendency :) debating on coding a new gun, and with a movement full of buggs that I know will consume much more time than socially healthy. not sure if or where to start, maybe I'll just mindlessly watch another battle.. :) lol - justin " the Professional time waster" --Justin 09:12, 29 May 2009 (UTC)

Sometimes I feel like I am the freaking king of BPD. I have my Robocode bot that has been "in development" for probably 2 years now. There are a few other Java projects I have that are in various stages of completion, as well as one project in Inform 7 that hasn't seen daylight in months. I have the excuse of having a wife, kids, a job and a mortgage, but still... --RobertWalker 14:46, 1 June 2009 (UTC)

It seem that everyone are master at this. But Rednaxela has gave it a nice name... » Nat | Talk » 15:13, 1 June 2009 (UTC)


Just found a benefit of this. I have many, many small parts of wave surfing system. I have a plain wave surfing engine (which reference to interface for the stats manager and precise predictor) written at least 2 months before. I have movement predictor finish about last 2 weeks, and just finish a stats system last night. A precise intersection library cooked from Skilgannon's and Rednaxela's from some bored day. Both in all difference project of course! I just need sometimes to mix it up, strip main gun engine from GFTargetingBot and new bot will out! » Nat | Talk » 11:20, 17 June 2009 (UTC)

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