What is one mistake you made recently and what lesson could you share with others?
— Mike Acton (@mike_acton) August 21, 2012
#2 Not fighting hard enough for ideas/features/etc.
Tue Aug 21 16:05:17 +0000 2012
@mike_acton as an indie studio, if you run across some $ pay for work as you go, not for ‘future’ work that might not happen…
Tue Aug 21 16:16:01 +0000 2012
@mike_acton I read the comments section of a games article with mild feminist tones. Unfortunately I never seem to learn :(
Tue Aug 21 16:28:03 +0000 2012
@mike_acton: Forgetting scaling for a tool. “Wait, we have to think of when it’s going to be used by 50 people with plenty of assets!”
Tue Aug 21 16:29:38 +0000 2012
@Wertle Ouch. I think you should seriously consider adding masochist among your list of qualities.
Tue Aug 21 16:30:37 +0000 2012
@mike_acton Recursive behavior: waiting too long to make a hard decision I know, I had to make. Break your behavior patterns?!
Tue Aug 21 16:38:15 +0000 2012
@Zavie Haha. Or the opposite: “Wait. What? You’re fucking telling me that only ONE person will use this? I would’ve just used a text file!”
Tue Aug 21 17:03:23 +0000 2012
Tue Aug 21 17:03:52 +0000 2012
@mike_acton: but it sounded fun to write!
Tue Aug 21 17:07:25 +0000 2012
@mike_acton: but seriously, there are plenty of things perfectly fine if people work on their own, but that won’t do with a team.
Tue Aug 21 17:09:24 +0000 2012
@mike_acton: and as a developer testing while writing the actual thing, it’s easy to forget the real use case, say one year from now.
Tue Aug 21 17:10:27 +0000 2012
@bentrem of course, it’s not. I was using “recursive” in a wrong/metaphorical way.”Repetitive” was the accurate word. DisruptiveWritingStyle
Tue Aug 21 22:06:12 +0000 2012
@mike_acton saying and thinking “no, no. I’ve got this!” when you haven’t. Illness + creative development = stress = more illness – progress
Wed Aug 22 02:32:58 +0000 2012
Dr. Mike Reddy
#1 is one of my own biggest problems. And I’m pretty sure I still do it a ton *less* than most.
Wed Aug 22 06:32:20 +0000 2012
@ozzy_at_work Your mistake was to read the manual? :)
Wed Aug 22 06:32:47 +0000 2012