Recently, I have been reading a lot of paul graham’s essays. His articles make opening a startup a breeze.

What bothers me is that the majority of the people don’t live in a silicon valley type of environment. Also, they can’t afford to go there either as they have other commitments like school, college, jobs, etc.

The fact is, we need more firms like Y combinator in every city. Also, political support is needed for startups to grow and take root.

Then, in a few years we can probably expect startups like airbnb, loopt, etc to grow organically and attract other startups, VCs, angel investors, etc.

Seriously.

As a level designer, I am constantly frustrated by how laggy and shitty software steam is.

The biggest problem is that even though it is 8+ years old, it is still as buggy as when hl2 was released.

Imagine this: I was making a map for l4d2. I started the compile process and the compiler showed progress in cli mode. i wondered what happened because normally it doesn’t show progress in cli mode.

Then it stopped. I patiently waited for over 15 minutes. Then I restarted steam. Turned out, stupid steam was updating the game. Even after updating, my maps weren’t getting compiled. Sick of it, I started playing bfbc2.

Even nowadays, steam still has a lot of unresolved bugs, Offline mode doesn’t work properly.

Steam sometimes crashes randomly( Although it crashes very rarely these days)

Valve games update more frequently. Its Not a good sign. When I login to steam after a long time, all my games are getting updated. Its quite sickening, frankly.

Steam is a great piece of software. Unfortunately, it’s potential can only be harnessed if you have a good internet connection and a good computer.

Hey everyone, I recently made a grid system in css.

For those interested, it is totally fluidic and responsive. And it also supports offsetting( Just like bootstrap’s grid)

Here is the link.

… sound like they are drowning. Seriously.

Have you ever seen people ask for help like this:

gb help

Somehow, stackoverflow’s strict rules seem proper now.

This is a different take on why lectures suck.

Example : My faculty was teaching wt( Web technology[ html, css, javascript and some php ] )

First day

Teacher : Alright people, I am so and so and I am going to teach you all web technology.

Me : ( I hope this class is interesting )

Teacher : … so now open a new txt file and start typing some blah blah

Now try this all in the practicals, Ok?

Me : Shit, this one is going downhill.

5 Minutes later

Teacher : Now use the bg color attr to add background color to your body tag.

Me : What about web standards??? 

Author’s note : Arguing with the teacher is equivalent to arguing with a corpse so I keep mum.

Teacher : Now use the b tag and blah blah

Me : Fascinating, I never knew all this tags existed. Its like taking history classes in html.

AND WHAT ABOUT WEB SEMANTICS????

Teacher : So expect some tags to not work in internet explorer.

Me : AARRGGGGG…

Teacher : blah blah …

Me :

Teacher : And so blah blah …

Me : Spaces off and stares at a random girl’s boobs.

As you can see, I wasn’t taught about history of the html spec, semantics, accessibility and of course, html5 for the whole semester.

College lectures suckass.

Hello everyone

I am shash7 . I am a web designer and developer. I also make maps for games like cs 1.6 in my spare time.

I established this blog primarily to rant about society, level design and other stuff.

Expect some noise soon.