Just signed up on handmade.network, see that I'm supposed to use Discord to communicate, but can't find handmade on Discord. On handmade, how do I upload a photo of myself? Don't see anything in settings.
When I read your manifesto I just about fell out of my chair! It was like I wrote it! I was sure I was the only programmer left on earth who felt that way! Like living on a planet of zombies and someone walks up who can think, listen, come to conclusions and speak in whole sentences. What a relief!
I see where I'm supposed to upload a project. I'll do that. I've got a doozie. Been working on it for years. Windows using Win API in CodeBlocks. Have been looking everywhere for help, and on GameDev.net got comments like this:
You are re-inventing the game engine. There is nothing wrong with doing that for learning exercises. Everyone needs to know how the basics work. If that's your goal stay on that path. If your goal is to make a modern game don't reinvent everything. Use a major engine (like Unity, Unreal, Godot, GameMaker Studio, RPG Maker, HeroEngine, or on and on) that have already written the standard parts. You don't need to program low-level graphics, low-level animations, low-level audio, low-level networking, low-level input, low-level timing, low-level game scripting, low-level task scheduling, math libraries, data processing libraries, etc. All of those pieces are created already, they have been debugged, and you don't need to worry about them. Use these to actually make a game rather than spending your time making an engine.