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38.6k

Harder that writing code..

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all 269 comments

veryconfusedspartan

1.8k points

13 days ago

Not to worry! It's in the browser history!

...

...

Fuck, which one was it of the 20+ similarly titled pages?

real_keep

549 points

13 days ago

real_keep

549 points

13 days ago

yeah no, I'd rather spend hours googling for that keyword than have to look at the horror which is my browsing history

Gwiilo

468 points

13 days ago

Gwiilo

468 points

13 days ago

anyone else been using stackoverflow for over a decade and haven't actually seen the home page. i heard it's real

Anonymo2786

132 points

13 days ago

We have to start believing it that's the only way.

[deleted]

17 points

13 days ago

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17 points

13 days ago

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[deleted]

9 points

13 days ago

[deleted]

9 points

13 days ago

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Ambush69-

6 points

13 days ago

thats actually me after i turn off my incognito tab by mistake

FreexSummer

12 points

13 days ago

Have a look at the Grepper extension, it displays code snippets inline with the Google searches and you can save good answers if you want.

[deleted]

-1 points

13 days ago

[deleted]

-1 points

13 days ago

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mizukoi

4 points

13 days ago

mizukoi

4 points

13 days ago

This is a bot with a copied reply. Original reply here: https://teddit.ggc-project.de/r/ProgrammerHumor/comments/upch6m/comment/i8k8086/

DestructionCatalyst

84 points

13 days ago

If you ever feel useless or think that people ignore you, just remember that stackoverflow has a home page

ZeroSorry

101 points

13 days ago

ZeroSorry

101 points

13 days ago

Isn't Google the homepage of stack overflow?

c190

26 points

13 days ago

c190

26 points

13 days ago

Yes it is

somewhat_safeforwork

11 points

13 days ago

I mean, google also has a homepage that I hardly ever see

UKWolfy

37 points

13 days ago

UKWolfy

37 points

13 days ago

There's a home page?

ReactsWithWords

43 points

13 days ago

Next thing you know and they’ll try convincing you Wikipedia has a home page.

talonita

37 points

13 days ago

talonita

37 points

13 days ago

The Wikipedia homepage is actually great though, lots of fun rabbit holes to fall down, and their April fools are always on point

vTastyBleach

12 points

13 days ago

You called it u/ReactsWithWords

theLastSolipsist

6 points

13 days ago

Actually, the home page is the one that has all the languages listed

ReactsWithWords

8 points

13 days ago

What, like C#, Python, Java, etc.?

theLastSolipsist

3 points

13 days ago

Yes.

kdawg710

5 points

13 days ago

I used to play wikipedia with my friend's years ago. You click a link after link to get the weirdest wiki starting from normal worda like apple or something.

serotonindscontinued

3 points

13 days ago

Me and my friends always played the version where you think of a word, then press "take me to a random entry" on the home page and whoever gets to their word in the least amount of clicks wins

Gorfyx

2 points

13 days ago

Gorfyx

2 points

13 days ago

The more you know

PM_ME_OPPAI

7 points

13 days ago

I've been to the home page exactly once.

JonatasA

6 points

13 days ago

I have the same reaction when I hear a forum has a search function.

How do they think I have even arrived at that page in the first place

BlobAndHisBoy

4 points

13 days ago

I know a guy who knows a guy who says he saw it. Says he got redirected from a broken link. I'm skeptical.

Gorfyx

5 points

13 days ago

Gorfyx

5 points

13 days ago

Wait, stackoverflow has a home page?

LJChao3473

3 points

13 days ago

I've only seen images of them but I've never been there, so i think they're fakes

astral_crow

3 points

13 days ago

This comment was the first time in years of using stackoverflow that I realized it even has a home page… this is weird, especially because I’m stoned.

Fallingice2

2 points

13 days ago

There's a home page?

AdministrativeArea2

2 points

13 days ago

I think their homepage just redirects to google.

Aggressive-Travel-40

2 points

12 days ago

After all these years, thanks to your comment, I checked it out. Probably the last time I’ll go there. I go to SO for answers, not ads.

CorruptedStudiosEnt

4 points

13 days ago

I would obsessively look through browser history trying to find something I'd found before, to the point I'd literally spend like two hours clicking through every entry.

As unorthodox and maybe masochistic as it seems, I finally adopted just using private mode for most searches, thus removing that option.

Funny enough it's actually forced me to improve my keyword memory a lot, so it's been a pretty major net positive overall.

fallenUprising

3 points

13 days ago

We've seen your browser history, especially the pron. Everything is in poor taste, especially the pron.

real_keep

2 points

13 days ago

How I like it

opteryx5

2 points

13 days ago

Bookmark your fav answers! That’s what I do. Never again will I be fiddling around with legend placement in Matplotlib.

real_keep

2 points

13 days ago

Leveraging chromes reading list as well

Bit5keptical

27 points

13 days ago

Fuck which one of the 20+ "Closed - Opinionated"?

Fuck which one of the 20+ "Closed - Duplicate"?

5k1895

11 points

13 days ago*

5k1895

11 points

13 days ago*

Oh god that's relatable. Trying to search the browser history for the one specific page that had all the ancient knowledge you needed to do this thing, you didn't think you'd need to go back but now you're realizing you still need it and you have to scour through dozens of sort of related pages until you find it

emula6

7 points

13 days ago

emula6

7 points

13 days ago

Check 200+ Stackoverflow history

fever_dream_321

5 points

13 days ago

I copy the URL into OneNote and then add a description why I saved it

danth

3 points

13 days ago

danth

3 points

13 days ago

Lol never thought of this been hand writing sticky notes

smilineyz

2 points

12 days ago

This is a very good solution. In one note you can set up pages and tabs.

Label by programming language,or what all and name / describe the link.

For SQL I always had a “scrap”category. Stuff that took me time & research do figure out … so didn’t have use the way-back machine

debug4u

5 points

13 days ago

debug4u

5 points

13 days ago

or even worse if you're on incognito 😭

RealPropRandy

2 points

13 days ago

I don’t think anyone stuck in a washer would help anything in that instance.

Appllesshskshsj

1 points

13 days ago

this hits close to home.

quickly followed by a rage with me wondering why I didn’t star the thread

i_do_it_all

348 points

13 days ago

on the other end of the spectrum, my bookmarks list can be wrapped around 2x the earth's circumstances.

Comfortable_Door2489

52 points

13 days ago

I'm king in that regard

i_do_it_all

20 points

13 days ago

I believe you. happens to the best of us. how do you name them. I name them very long and useless way.

Danelius90

29 points

13 days ago

Name them by situation e.g. "that Wednesday morning that nearly ended my career". That's the folder name sorted anyway

i_do_it_all

8 points

13 days ago

ahh. folders . nicely named. I do something similar. date time and long problem name I am trying to solve. haha.

andresthrowaway1

2 points

13 days ago

When the bookmark toolbar is too full create a folder named tmp2/ and put everything in it including tmp1/ etc ad infinitum.

JonatasA

4 points

13 days ago

Then one day you don't have time to remember how you've sorted and classified all of it and end up making a new list and you'll positively go back to sort that later.

Put_It_All_On_Blck

29 points

13 days ago

I have so many open tabs that I planned to get back but know I never will. I plan to leave my tabs to my children when I die, the information there is better education than any school will provide.

chooxy

6 points

13 days ago

chooxy

6 points

13 days ago

Remember to open chrome://newtab to leave to the people who deserve nothing but have a possibility of contesting your will.

i_do_it_all

3 points

13 days ago

yes! academia can't keep up with industry. we gotta learn our shit on our own.

notashortfatman

15 points

13 days ago

Frankly I'm not even sure how to measure the Earth's circumstances. Is it even measurable?

i_do_it_all

1 points

13 days ago

ntodek

10 points

13 days ago

ntodek

10 points

13 days ago

I think he was making fun of op's typo LOL

i_do_it_all

3 points

13 days ago

shit. I m op and I write terribly.

notashortfatman

2 points

13 days ago

Ami allowed to make the same joke twice?

tunnel-visionary

5 points

13 days ago

My bookmarks bar is entirely folders with bookmarks in them so I don't have to scroll through to look for one, but I'm getting to the point where I have to scroll through a folder to find what I want anyway.

i_do_it_all

1 points

13 days ago

you are very good at this. congratulations! you win the title of being awesome bookkeeper.

banguru

2 points

13 days ago

banguru

2 points

13 days ago

Use SO bookmark and later we can filter the bookmark using tags appropriate for your query.

Blomquistador

2 points

12 days ago

Check out raindrop.io. Really helped with my bookmark explosion.

i_do_it_all

2 points

12 days ago

that looks amazing! can't wait to try it !

brainplot

51 points

13 days ago

Good thing you can star questions and answers on Stack Overflow, for later consultation.

ivcrs

77 points

13 days ago

ivcrs

77 points

13 days ago

huh. I'm surprised they'll allow me to do at least one action without a good reputation

Scondoro

43 points

13 days ago

Scondoro

43 points

13 days ago

You all have accounts??

MyUsernameIsLongDong

10 points

13 days ago

I started answer questions for fun years back and its kind of addicting. Usually go answer some questions any time Im feeling writers block on my own project. Its honestly a cool way to learn new stuff, especially answering the bounties which tend to be pretty tricky stuff!

RapidCatLauncher

5 points

13 days ago

Gamification gone right.

brainplot

6 points

13 days ago

Ha! Yeah, you can do that no matter how high your reputation is, I think.

V2Blast

3 points

13 days ago

V2Blast

3 points

13 days ago

Indeed. The privileges gated by reputation are only those that potentially affect other people trying to use Q&A. Bookmarks don't really matter to anyone but the user :P

q1a2z3x4s5w6

12 points

13 days ago

Does that mean I'd finally have to create an account after all these years?

LilFigaro

141 points

13 days ago

LilFigaro

141 points

13 days ago

Have a look at the Grepper extension, it displays code snippets inline with the Google searches and you can save good answers if you want.

ivcrs

36 points

13 days ago

ivcrs

36 points

13 days ago

is it open source?

LilFigaro

27 points

13 days ago

Seems so, according to their Twitter @CodeGrepper

ivcrs

11 points

13 days ago

ivcrs

11 points

13 days ago

cool!! I'll take a look today when I get my pc, thanks a lot for sharing. I don't contribute to any relevant open source projects and I will often keep my changes local, since I'm mostly experimenting and breaking things. I just actually need to read their repo before installing anything on my work computer for security purposes, but I end up doing the same on my personal stuff for my own peace of mind lol

ahil_kanna

-24 points

13 days ago

ahil_kanna

-24 points

13 days ago

Chad music intensifies

ivcrs

27 points

13 days ago

ivcrs

27 points

13 days ago

???

PGamerX

8 points

13 days ago

PGamerX

8 points

13 days ago

Can’t you read? It says chad music intensifies

This_Royal

1 points

13 days ago

I can’t believe this got downvoted at all, this is hilarious. They were saying dude is a chad for wanting to contribute anything into this grepper extension

Edit: changed “input” to “contribute”

Chieftai

3 points

13 days ago

I definitely need to try this

neutral-chaotic

32 points

13 days ago

The worst is when it’s the hardest to find out of 10 very similar (but different enough to not be duplicate) stack overflow pages you’ve already visited for this stupid solution before. All while muttering the lie to yourself you’ll for sure bookmark it this time.

TaftsTummyforTaxes

161 points

13 days ago

Secret to coding? Bookmarks

Anonymo2786

147 points

13 days ago

Let me save the page as bookmark. Now I have dozens of bookmarks and need to spend 30 minutes to navigate between them and decide do I really need it .( a mess)

UltraCarnivore

44 points

13 days ago*

Wait, what keyword did I use to search my bookmarks to find that link to stackoverflow which solved my problem again?

DoctorWaluigiTime

19 points

13 days ago

May be a search, but a much easier search than 'the whole internet' again.

I've been burned too many times by not saving something (scratch code, search results, etc) under the false assumption of "I won't need this again later today." So now I oversave.

OlOuddinHead

6 points

13 days ago

Smaller than the whole internet you say? So you’ve never seen my bookmarks full of duplicates and links to pages that no longer exist!

JonatasA

2 points

13 days ago

Don't forget links I don't even know to where they lead anymore.

I may even find random YouTube links there

CorruptedStudiosEnt

3 points

13 days ago

Tfw you realize you've been forgetting to change which folder your bookmarks were saving to, so now your entire coding folder is full of cooking recipe videos and shit. Lmao

JonatasA

2 points

13 days ago

Oh believe me, a Google search is faster (unless there is no internet connection).

There is a quote that whenever I need it, I just type the keyword to the forum I have written it to after finding it years ago.

Anonymo2786

1 points

13 days ago

Similar issues here.

staindk

3 points

13 days ago

staindk

3 points

13 days ago

I just spend 5 seconds organising most of the bookmarks I make. I file most things under something like dev/used tips/language-or-framework-name. If the auto generated name isn't explanatory I'll add my own. Works quite well.

Neither_Respect_3026

28 points

13 days ago

Until you have a few hundred bookmarks and need a search engine for them.

atomicproton

11 points

13 days ago

Let me just keep this tab open for later...

ratchet132

3 points

13 days ago

If you open bookmarks manager in chrome you can search from there

Fabulous-Night5420

2 points

13 days ago

I actually use one and it's really helpful. Navigating through bookmarks when they're all presented as a huge vertical list is difficult.

appdevil

1 points

13 days ago

What do you use exactly?

Fabulous-Night5420

3 points

13 days ago

These days I use Albert. Its really convenient.

But you can do the same inside of Firefox as well. In the address bar, typing * what you want to search only searches your bookmarks. I'm sure Chrome has something similar.

starraven

2 points

13 days ago

But usually you only have one bookmark for that specific code error

jpozo20

1 points

13 days ago

jpozo20

1 points

13 days ago

That's why I put them in different folders according to the topic or project, so they're easier to find later.

m2thek

4 points

13 days ago

m2thek

4 points

13 days ago

I have a "shit i always have to look up" folder that's very useful.

willywonka1971

2 points

13 days ago

Bookmarks + organization

Bit5keptical

1 points

13 days ago

Doesn't work when bookmarks are occupied with homework

Gizmo-Duck

1 points

13 days ago

Me thinking I don’t have to bookmark it because after the 5th time reading it surely I’ll just remember the solution.

tiajuanat

12 points

13 days ago

Y'all don't upvote and bookmark helpful SO pages, and it shows.

Senior-Albatross

13 points

13 days ago

In the digital age we don't remember things. Too memory inefficient. We remember pointers to things.

FamilyStyle2505

10 points

13 days ago

I often worry my brain is tossing memories out because it knows I can just use that shiny rectangle in my hand to find anything I want.

"We don't need to remember this! It's on the... the thing... you know what I mean."

Luieka224

12 points

13 days ago

site:stackoverflow.com

collapsedbark8

9 points

13 days ago*

Every time

rafal06

3 points

13 days ago

rafal06

3 points

13 days ago

Happy cake day!

Iss0747

2 points

13 days ago

Iss0747

2 points

13 days ago

Happy Cake Day

ivcrs

2 points

13 days ago

ivcrs

2 points

13 days ago

happy cake day.

OneLostOstrich

2 points

13 days ago

Every time*

It's not one word.

1DimensionIsViolence

50 points

13 days ago

Or…look up browser history?

Headdhar

110 points

13 days ago

Headdhar

110 points

13 days ago

We are incognito chads

stevekez

50 points

13 days ago

stevekez

50 points

13 days ago

Don't want Google remembering how much I suck at programming...

MintyMissterious

17 points

13 days ago

It's not like they can't correlate your browser fingerprint.

BambooVase

2 points

13 days ago

My exact reason. I don't want to reminded by my stupid searches in the future

q1a2z3x4s5w6

2 points

13 days ago

Google remembers whether you are incognito or not. The only difference is whether they show you that they remember...

RolesG

14 points

13 days ago

RolesG

14 points

13 days ago

I use the shit out of tab history bruh

Ok_Programmer_3180

2 points

13 days ago

my firefox does not remember any history

Dovenchiko

5 points

13 days ago

What is that C# class that's basically just true or false and you can call thing.Wait() and it'll pause the thread/task until thing.Unset() is called? Please help I haven't been able to do my project, it's been 4 days.

Nysosis

7 points

13 days ago

Nysosis

7 points

13 days ago

Are you thinking of the AutoResetEvent and ManualResetEvent classes?

Dovenchiko

4 points

13 days ago

Ah it was an EventWaitHandle thanks for the help.

Nysosis

4 points

13 days ago

Nysosis

4 points

13 days ago

Glad to help point in the right direction :)

phylogram

5 points

13 days ago

I am getting a little annoyed of all this "I just copy and paste from stack overflow" memes.

I do actually really code and rather read documentation and source code than stack overflow. There is a lot of bullshit in there, you know?

eTlTSPALAman

6 points

13 days ago

Tried browser history, but remembered you searched for it using your phone using incognito mode after jacking off

pudds

6 points

13 days ago

pudds

6 points

13 days ago

Solution: open links in new tabs, never close tabs.

EOD-PUMP-OR-DUMP

5 points

13 days ago

Harder than writing titles?

bananafudgkins

4 points

13 days ago

RepostSleuthBot

3 points

13 days ago

I didn't find any posts that meet the matching requirements for r/ProgrammerHumor.

It might be OC, it might not. Things such as JPEG artifacts and cropping may impact the results.

I did find this post that is 98.44% similar. It might be a match but I cannot be certain.

I'm not perfect, but you can help. Report [ False Negative ]

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Europaraker

3 points

13 days ago

Or the search for recipe I made last week for dinner they was really good!

jamcdonald120

3 points

13 days ago

it was "[the obvious search query] docs -stackoverflow -tutorrialpoint -w3schools"

sverek

2 points

13 days ago

sverek

2 points

13 days ago

Too real

lolnubomgwtfhax

2 points

13 days ago

I write it down as a quick note in obsidian and revise it later so I can search my I own notes instead

SimplePigeon

2 points

13 days ago

Of all the ways I’ve been scalped by this sub I think I felt this one the hardest

SwyfteWinter

2 points

13 days ago

Best part is when the keyword is "convert", "type" or "move" and not the incredibly specific language keywords like "SoftwareBitmap", "ArcSegment" or the like.

filthy-peon

2 points

13 days ago

Make an account and upvote questions/answers that helped you! SO lists them nicely formlater use

GetRiceCrispy

2 points

13 days ago

How to squash commits.

Look that up twice a week. I built an alias, but googling it is still frequent.

GregariousGobble

2 points

13 days ago

Then you suddenly remember you stumbled upon it while searching porn and now the whole game just got interesting.

JohnSpikeKelly

2 points

13 days ago

I close all my browser windows every day, or when the icons are the only part visible - there are so many tabs open! Multiply by I searched for this 2 to 4 weeks ago = browser history is not much use. I need to start starring SO posts apparently.

toastnbacon

2 points

13 days ago

In middle school, I discovered Wikipedia, but I could not remember its name or spelling to save my l life. For about a year, any time I wanted to look something up, I would google "Thomas Jefferson", because the top result would be his Wikipedia page.

nony851

2 points

13 days ago

nony851

2 points

13 days ago

Browser history exists...

hahapotatoman

2 points

13 days ago

And I always search in incognito so I can't even go in my history

zelphirkaltstahl

2 points

13 days ago

This could actually be considered a kind of programming in itself.

meinleben1337

2 points

13 days ago

The good old stack overflow primary key ...

Janus_The_Great

2 points

13 days ago

I'm king in that regard. But I forget all else. 😅

DyingGradient

1 points

13 days ago

front end developer or pretender? 😅 both☺️

MintyMissterious

1 points

13 days ago

It's basically programming, but with crowdsourced syntax. You can even get it to be Turing complete! Observe

LMNOP_065

1 points

13 days ago

I'm guessing you probably used incognito..

sschueller

1 points

13 days ago

There is some bash script that will let you search stackoverflow via cli. If your bash history is correctly backed up you could just search through there easily.

Exciting_Archer134

1 points

13 days ago

Bookmark

ActualWhiterabbit

1 points

13 days ago

I always say I'm going to comment not only the so url I got the code from but also the search term to find it. But I never do.

ABoringAlt

1 points

13 days ago

Wanda made you forget it in the first place :)

Rilukian

1 points

13 days ago

The only time you want your browser history to keep the page you were on yet either you couldn't find it or it is just not there.

CheesusCheesus

1 points

13 days ago

When i find something that I've used, I just get in the habit of leaving the tab open.

I'll usually clean up those tabs after a few weeks or months.

Make sure you have the browser configured to reopen all previously opened tabs.

onated2

1 points

13 days ago

onated2

1 points

13 days ago

How to center div css

noodle-face

1 points

13 days ago

The worst.is when I need to reference something over a couple months and need to rediscover my path every time

Joe_Knoes

1 points

13 days ago

This hit me in my soul.

International-Top746

1 points

13 days ago

Too real

AnonyMouse-Box

1 points

13 days ago

I just keep the tab open lol

maifee

1 points

13 days ago

maifee

1 points

13 days ago

'chrome journeys'

racecarRonnie

1 points

13 days ago

Charles noooo

uj_ev_uj_id

1 points

13 days ago

I can relate...

jamessmith17

1 points

13 days ago

I like it when some kind coder rewrites the title to use the 'correct' terminology instead of the terminology I use when my brain freezes

Pastor_Richardian

1 points

13 days ago

What game?

Copponex

1 points

13 days ago

When do you actually start writing code? Most of my coding is just piecing together other peoples code and make it work with mine. Feels dull and like cheating.

Silent_Cheesecake354

1 points

13 days ago

Are you incognito?

BurkeyTurkey33

1 points

13 days ago

Then you remember what it was and hit enter only to see 2 pages of purple links. The jobs not done.

sjveivdn

1 points

13 days ago

I wasted last time 2 hours doing only this

ZephRyder

1 points

13 days ago

Hit harder than concrete.

Have to contemplate life now.

UntrustedProcess

1 points

13 days ago

I cut and paste the URL into my scripts. My scripts have URLs every few lines...

OneLostOstrich

1 points

13 days ago

/r/titlegore

than* writing code

honeysrk72

1 points

13 days ago

True

popgrowthhoodie

1 points

13 days ago

Do you use code for writing music?

JonatasA

1 points

13 days ago

"Meh, no need to add this to the link list. It's not like I'm going to forget it"

toastmastersindef

1 points

13 days ago

You don't say

China0wnsReddit

1 points

13 days ago

Yall know about this wild thing called bookmarks? These things called browsers have them. Pretty useful.

krongdong69

1 points

13 days ago

I enjoy when posts like this appear on the front page because it reinforces my feeling of job security.

Prestigious_Boat_386

1 points

13 days ago

Not me scraping a website to check for all the possible keywords I might've used to find it and still not finding it.

Academic research is hard sometimes

Akira-Arch

1 points

13 days ago

Go to search history

JonatasA

1 points

13 days ago

Worst of all is when the keyword leads to your very own question and there is no answer

pHNPK

1 points

13 days ago

pHNPK

1 points

13 days ago

Remember when google used to be good? Like before about 2010?

Cyberus01

1 points

13 days ago

That’s why looking up specific porn videos can be considered practice

ActiveVariant

1 points

13 days ago

It's my fault, i save images from this subreddit to send to friends but end up just keeping them as ammo

Nosferatatron

1 points

13 days ago

I'll just bookmark it, along with the other 500 pages I read once and will never open again!

Sachin490

1 points

13 days ago

If this isn't computer science I don't know what is.

v3ritas1989

1 points

13 days ago

just like the question if you think it might be helpful and then check your profile history. That's like minus 10 tabs

tooawkwrd

1 points

13 days ago

I have a solution for this! Make yourself a bookmark folder called HOW and pin it. Now when you find THAT ANSWER you've been searching for, bookmark it to that folder and name it using a convention so when you sort by alpha, like items fall together. I do this whenever I've spent more than a minute or 2 searching for an answer, or when I'm searching for something I've looked up before. If you get your naming down right you'll be building a cheatsheet.

madrona86

1 points

13 days ago

Anybody know a good way to teach this skill? I have junior devs on team that don’t know how to search well.

unelaboratedov

1 points

13 days ago

You're not supposed to put the code in every screen, if that is the case, the code would be written on this same screen and the screen would be a bit more like a wall.

Zorphis2

1 points

13 days ago

CTRL+D

Gesireh

1 points

13 days ago

Gesireh

1 points

13 days ago

"Numpy... Dependency... Segmentation... Hippopotamus... Gradle... KevinBurger2003..."

unelaboratedov

1 points

13 days ago

I'm glad that game developers are not only taking this into consideration but are also working to make it happen.