Downloading/Editing/Compiling an Open-Source App (Visual Studio, Git)

Downloading/Editing/Compiling an Open-Source App (Visual Studio, Git)

So, I see that my blog is the one place I forgot to announced that I’ve accepted the position of Software Engineer at 2K Sports to work with the NBA 2K team. Oh well. So, yeah, that’s pretty much it. Expect more about that soon. (I’m really excited about it, magnitudes more than this first paragraph shows, but this is not exactly the reason for this post.)

However, not everyone took that too well. There’s a lot of people using the tools I created for NBA 2K12 and 2K13, and they’re disappointed to see me go and stop developing game-specific tools (other tools like NBA Stats Tracker and Hex on Steroids I’ll still work on as a hobby whenever time allows). However, since all my work is open-source, there’s nothing stopping you, any of you, to grab the source code, edit it to your heart’s content, compile and re-release. There’s even a project that I know people were waiting for, namely Roster Workshop, which was to be 2K13’s equivalent of last year’s Roster Merge & Repair, improved and with a whole lot of new features, that never got released with how things turned out. Still, nothing stopping you from releasing it and keeping on working on it. Any of my tools.

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Your Command Line needs more TREEs

I have no idea why I’m so excited about this. No idea whatsoever. Really. It’s not a useful tip. It’s more that I feel like the 23-year-old that I am suddenly discovering a notebook that has been under his bed since he was 5, only to open it to realize that Page 1 has a shopping list of his mom from 1995, and the rest is empty. It’s that kind of excitement.

So, while watching user RogueAmp on YouTube today, specifically the video where he calls a fake Tech Support Company that tries to persuade you your system is full of viruses and that you should play them sums upwards of $99.99, I realized this amazing thing:

The Windows Command Line native command-set has a program called “tree”! And what does tree do? It displays the current drive’s contents AS A TREE (boom!) with nice ASCII art to match.

The tree command in action.

Beauty beyond words.

No need for Windows Explorer. We have tree now. My life is complete.

P.S. Mental note: Do not drink that much coffee in one day.

P.S.2 Do visit rogueamp’s channel. I love his videos and how he tries to tackle malware left and right, adding his fun personality to the mix.