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ichigo@tea 09-30-2008 11:37 AM

A break from the computer.
 
Emotional problems, stress, confusion, everything. Everyone has it, we all hate it to our fullest of our ability. It's exactly what's happing to me, and frankly it blows.


I love two women. Each are freaking amazing! They both make me happy, but I'm leaned to one. Maturity wise, they both win. The other wins intelligence, the other wins cooking. One knows her way around a computer, one buys me a computer. One had a harsh life, the other had an easy life.


Ffs, They're equal. So I think I need a vacation.

No money. No car, nothing. I'm stuck in a bedroom playing with Slackware. I love Linux, been using it since 2005(I'm 17 now)


I've been working hard to learn C and C++ so I can write software and maybe get noticed somewhere. I have really nice ideas about encryption, security, intelligence, and fun little apps. It's frustrating knowing what I want to do, and not being able to do it.


That's why I registered here at LinuxQuestions. Great community, great people. I think if anywhere can help me, it's here. I come from DeviantART, but there's far too much drama. I'd rather take my vacation here helping newbies where I can.


So the question of the day here is:

What can I do for my time off? I want to get started on C++(This is my version of a vacation. I love it when I can get something to compile and work right) And I also want to make some money in the process. Working IS my vacation.


Any ideas? :D

SlowCoder 09-30-2008 12:15 PM

First off, welcome to LQ! And I hope you have a great "rest" here. :)

As I'm sure you know, there are thousands of FOSS projects out there just begging for help. If you've got good ideas see if you can maybe assist with the other projects. That would get you on the wagon, and your name out there. You can also be exposed to other code, and extend your C knowledge.

Good luck!

H_TeXMeX_H 09-30-2008 02:05 PM

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Originally Posted by SlowCoder (Post 3296139)
As I'm sure you know, there are thousands of FOSS projects out there just begging for help. If you've got good ideas see if you can maybe assist with the other projects. That would get you on the wagon, and your name out there. You can also be exposed to other code, and extend your C knowledge.

Yeah, that's a good idea, I second that. Most serious apps are programmed in C and C++, so you shouldn't have any problems finding a project using these. Also, sourceforge.net and freshmeat.net are some of the best places to look for FLOSS projects (and others too).

I dunno about you, but my vacation involves playing lots of video games, and you're 17, and I'm 24 ... and I don't have any girlfriends ... says a lot. Anyway, good luck and have a pleasant vacation :)

loperz7 09-30-2008 07:39 PM

There is a wiki for abandoned free software where people can find projects:
http://www.unmaintained-free-softwar...wiki/Main_Page

Debian

SlowCoder 10-01-2008 07:33 AM

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Originally Posted by H_TeXMeX_H (Post 3296250)
I dunno about you, but my vacation involves playing lots of video games, and you're 17, and I'm 24 ... and I don't have any girlfriends ... says a lot. Anyway, good luck and have a pleasant vacation :)

... And I'm 34, and constantly fighting my son for time on the PS2 and PS3! :) And if I'm not doing that, I might be playing with my freeware collection!

H_TeXMeX_H 10-01-2008 12:03 PM

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Originally Posted by SlowCoder (Post 3296954)
... And I'm 34, and constantly fighting my son for time on the PS2 and PS3! :) And if I'm not doing that, I might be playing with my freeware collection!

Yeah, well, I'll probably end up just like that, only maybe I'll buy 2 of each.


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