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Monday, July 15, 2024

Frustrating Disconnects in FIFA 23

 Lately, I've been playing a lot of FIFA (specifically FIFA 23, not 24). I've noticed some frustrating errors that I didn't expect to encounter in such a "modern" game. Frequently, the match disconnects, often right after my opponent scores a goal. The final score remains 1-0, even if it disconnects in the 5th minute even with my internet conecting working flawless. With the millions spent on game development, it's surprising that these bugs persist. I suspect some players know how to manipulate the game to disconnect while still securing a victory, as it seems too coincidental otherwise.



I still haven't mastered the pressure button like I user to from fifa 2007-2008.2009-2011-2012-2014, so my defense is weak so I can't talk too much about the gameplay.


This year, I'll be buying FIFA 25, having skipped 24. My gamepad, which was supposed to arrive from Amazon in May or June, is now expected to arrive in October. It's coming from China, and for some reason, it's taken this long. Hopefully, it'll be perfect for the new FIFA launch.

Friday, July 12, 2024

Lucidspark: A Simple, Purpose-Oriented Tool for Your Diagramming Needs

 I recently discovered a new web app that I find quite useful. It's not groundbreaking or particularly innovative, but it serves its purpose well. The app is called Lucidchart Lucidspark, and it's designed for creating flowcharts, pseudocode diagrams, or any type of diagram you need. The interface is simple and intuitive.


You could achieve the same results with Figma, which offers more options, but I'm at a point where I prefer having separate apps for different tasks. It may sound odd, but I like the idea of having specialized tools rather than one app for everything.


In the attached photo, you can see how well-organized and clean my code is. Like Figma, Lucidspark lets you view your diagrams on both web and mobile platforms. It's a small detail, but a nice alternative to other similar web apps. There's another app with AI capabilities for web charting, but I'm too lazy to explore it. For now, I just need a pseudocode app. Maybe one day I'll find a better app with more features that could make my life easier, but right now, as I was saying...I'm so damn lazy



Thursday, July 11, 2024

Why I Can't Keep Up with New Music?

 Am I the only one who doesn't have time to listen to new music? The only new music I "hear" is from TikTok videos, and I have no idea who the artists are or what the songs are called. The last song I remember knowing is "Panda." Since then, I haven't kept up. I just don't have the time. Occasionally, I try to listen to music while programming, but it distracts me, even instrumental or lo-fi music from YouTube or Spotify. They eventually pull my focus away from my work. Is it just me, or do others experience this too?


Monday, April 15, 2024

Don't just Show Off. Show Off nicer

 


Sometimes the stuff you know is like a secret level in a game – best kept under wraps until the perfect moment. When the spotlight hits, that's when you drop your knowledge bomb. It's all about that smooth reveal, you know? Keeps you flowin' with mad style

Just now, I was about to share some fresh knowledge I've picked up recently, but I paused. It's better to enhance my value quietly, without showing off.

Thursday, April 11, 2024

Light Bites in Spain: A Surprisingly Slim Feast!

How is it possible to go to a cafeteria here in Spain, order a sandwich with extra thin slices of turkey and extra thin cheese, a cheesecake with strawberries, and a small orange juice for 8.70 euros in a normal neighbourhood? Are we crazy? This is too much. I'm not complaining, but it seems like we're going to starve


Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Hi again fam mates buds

So I'll try to be cool and write this in a nice way:
Hey fam! Been a whole month since I dropped anything on the blog, feels kinda sus. My blog's SEO is basically RIP, worse than awful, and my readers? Just a handful of buds and acquaintances. But guess what? Ya boi is back! Took a lil' break from the code grind and blogging – dunno who'd care, but hey, here I am again. BTW, in the latest trivia, realized my last month's work pre-break was kinda for nothing. Gotta tweak that HTML from scratch. Just a heads-up to myself to figure out what's next when I'm back at my crib. Anyway, holla at y'all again, peeps! ✌️😎

Friday, March 1, 2024

Who is not replacing Hamilton then?(in 2025)

I find it amusing how, if you've followed the F1 news over the last three months or so, it seems like they've mentioned every driver from every team as a potential replacement for Hamilton at Mercedes next year. It's not a big deal, but it's funny how no one really knows anything.mm.

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

I've tried chess.com a bit

In the absence of an entertaining game for Android to pass the time on train rides, I decided to give chess a try on chess.com. Impressively, after just three days of playing, I've already scored 500 points and made it into the Bronze League. I'm on track to reach the Silver League soon if I keep up my current pace. To enhance my gameplay, I've started exploring various tutorials and strategies. I'm even contemplating creating a series about my chess journey. As of now, I haven't faced particularly strong opponents, but I'm eager to see how my skills will develop as I progress.

Friday, February 23, 2024

Type faster journey. Would you join or just watch?

 As I continue to develop my trivia and rapid-fire writing game, I still find time to indulge in some friendly competition on platforms like TypeRacer, TypeFast, or MonkeyType. Recently, I've been closely monitoring my progress on MonkeyType, and I must say, the stats are quite enlightening.

I have a hunch that my actual skills might be a notch above what's depicted in the photo I shared. This is primarily because my focus has been on honing my typing speed in Spanish. Nonetheless, hitting a speed of 120 words per minute (wpm) seems to be my current limit. It's fascinating, though, to see others effortlessly reaching 250 wpm! I could be content with 180wpm

This realization brings me to a point of reflection. Some of my friends jokingly call me 'old' for this digital era (which I assure you, I'm not!), but it does seem like a good opportunity to start afresh. I'm considering relearning typing with the QWERTY layout, using all my fingers in a more efficient manner.

And here's an exciting thought – why not share this journey with you all? I'm thinking of starting a series on my blog to document my progress. It'll be a way for my "fans"to join me on this adventure of rediscovering the art of typing. Stay tuned!

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Too many pretty faces in the movies

Last weekend, I checked out "Baby Taxi". Not a bad choice for a Saturday night, pretty straightforward movie. Had some action, a few twists. But man, that ending left a lot to be desired. I mean, can't they at least clue us in that after five years in the clink, the guy's got some dough saved up for a fresh start?

Anyway, it got me thinking. Why is it always the good-looking folks hogging the spotlight? I wanna see movies with regular, everyday people as the main characters. Too many pretty faces up there, you know? It kinda takes away from the realness, makes it all feel a bit plastic.