Registers

Ok, so there are
two 16-bit registers and
eight 8-bit registers.
A, B, C, D, E, H, L & F.
Those eight 8-bit registers can
be combined
to make some 16-bit registers.
AF, BC, DE & HL.
Which means that one can
access register A from AF by
getting the last
8 bits of the AF register
that would be bits 15 to 7…
Sometimes an instruction may
need that.

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Programming

Many of you probably don’t know this but I am a Software Developer (or programmer, it’s friendlier sounding) when I’m not drawing or doing whatever else it is that I do. As a programmer, I often have to solve challenges, it’s kind of why we create software, to solve a problem or automate something. Anyways, when I am stuck on something, I turn to this site called StackOverflow, it’s a forum style website where you post questions and others tell you to Google the answer and make you feel stupid some of the time, they are helpful some of the time though too.

I routinely subject myself to this torture, and usually get help with my problem. Lately though, I’ve found that after I post a question, I end up answering it myself. You’re allowed to answer your own questions on the site. And that feels good, it makes me feel smart!

Programming is tough sometimes, but it’s interesting and creative. I think that’s what attracted me to it when I started my college career. And it’s given me a pretty cool job as well!

StackOverflow – My Last Option (always!)

I am a programmer by trade, it’s what I went to school for. It’s what my day job consists of (I wish it were music)!

There are often times when I need help with a programming concept. I am still new to the industry, this is only my second job in the industry. Plus, everybody needs help some times (even if they wont admit it)!

Anyways, I use my coworkers for help a lot and they are pretty helpful and not that condescending (nobody likes that). I also use Google because there’s SO MUCH CONTENT out there.

Most of the time a Google search is sufficient. However, there are those times when I just can’t find anything, and my coworkers aren’t sure either.

When those cases arise, I have to use StackOverflow… THIS IS ALWAYS A LAST RESORT!

I never like using that site. I mean, you do get help most of the time and it’s usually helpful. However, in order to receive that help, you must go through a barrage of insults, that, by the end of the experience have left you a shattered soul. I always end up feeling pretty stupid after a StackOverflow quest.

It’s especially difficult if you’ve had problems with self esteem.

Anyways, when you’ve fallen down, defeated by the barrage of “Did you ask Google?”, “This is a repost”, “Why would anyone want to store a byte array in a string?! WHY?”, you have to pick yourself up and remember that you’re not a bad programmer.

You’ve just fallen victim to internet abuse!

Everyone deals with it and you can too!

I hope others find this inspiring and, if there are others out there who have experienced this, I feel like I would be able to relate!