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In-reply-to » In news you already knew, Stack Overflow is amazing. Instead of reinventing the wheel with trigonometry for half of an hour trying to remember random stuff from college, you can try one of the multiple solutions in a few minutes.

@prologic@twtxt.net a soccer/football game.

I guess I’ll overcomplicate it even more, but for now it was the easiest solution for a referee to follow the ball, while they is walking across a line.

Based on: https://www.wikiwand.com/en/Referee_(association_football)#/Positioning_and_responsibilities

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In news you already knew, Stack Overflow is amazing. Instead of reinventing the wheel with trigonometry for half of an hour trying to remember random stuff from college, you can try one of the multiple solutions in a few minutes.

The tricky part is in naming what you are trying to find, ha!

A quick example of what I was trying to achieve today: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/10301001/perpendicular-on-a-line-segment-from-a-given-point

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In-reply-to » @lyse Thanks dude, I'll take a look. If you need any specific feedback or to ping-pong ideas, throw me an @

To avoid premature optimization you can have room for further expansions but not implementing it yet. For instance saying “this record is version 1” if it’s V2, then look into this other table with more details.

Just a wild idea, it would depend on your current architecture and how much it could change soon

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In-reply-to » @lyse Thanks dude, I'll take a look. If you need any specific feedback or to ping-pong ideas, throw me an @

So unless you have an automatic way to store all that geeky data, I’ll suggest to ask for the min amount of numbers.

That said, anything user-configurable is a pain in the back since you have to add editors, validators, tutorials and such. I wouldn’t do it yet, unless you have a paying user or similar. Perhaps you can add 2 or 5 presets which you can rename for general purposes. And then you store the amounts for that activity and have an equivalent number across exercises, again, like calories.

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In-reply-to » @lyse Thanks dude, I'll take a look. If you need any specific feedback or to ping-pong ideas, throw me an @

@lyse@lyse.isobeef.org interesting question. When I reached the drawing board I got the same question. Should we register everything? Calories, distance, steps, time and such?

I thought it was going to be tedious to type every kind of info, so I went down to a single number representing I did any exercise, being the final goal to do more.

It was burned calories for me…

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I’m thinking of starting (another) Side project / Hobby project. Also, I’ve been writing about my projects (mostly games) in the last few years. For me, it’s a source of learning, validation and portfolio, but I have bitter-sweet feelings on the results.

I have mixed feelings, since when it’s a Hobby project is not a big deal leaving it ‘incomplete’, without users, and such. But as a Side project which could at least earn some bucks to pay the expenses, there is some pain in not having traction as a product.

Any general advice?

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In-reply-to » @lyse Hey, it's nice to hear that :D

@lyse@lyse.isobeef.org Wow, that’s a good definition for the problem to solve. Was a pleasant surprise. (Random story ahead) The name is pretty relatable for me since I heard that word in a Popular Mechanics magazine a few years ago about the band.

Do you have some screenshots or a quick video to watch how is it going? I know programmers are more text-based but an appealing image is always useful to share the visual idea behind it.

Something that has happened to me with FitBot is that if I leave the project in a theoretical way, only writing about it, and thinking about how to create it, I get sick of the idea. So I need some users (starting with me) to feel the product/software/service is alive.

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In-reply-to » Hey everyone!

@lyse@lyse.isobeef.org Hey, it’s nice to hear that :D

I guess there are already many tools to do that (my brother uses one when he’s riding a bike, with fancy animations and a 3D map), but when you make your own tool, it tastes differently.

Share with us if you revive it!

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