Gambling addiction is included in the DSM-5. It makes no sense to me that one is included when the other isn't. Either both gambling addiction and video game addiction is a real thing or they're both not real. Yet there are far less people arguing that gambling addiction isn't a problem. Read the criteria for gambling addiction, replace the word "gambling" with "gaming" https://www.problemgambling.ca/EN/ResourcesForProfessionals/Pages/DSM5CriteriaGamblingDisorder.aspx While these labels are important in the big picture, it's not as necessary to worry about as individuals. I agree with the original post, if quitting something improves your life, doesn't matter what label it has.
Official notice has been given to the real estate agent. Just a few more weeks and I'm moving out. There's been some very hard personal decisions that have gone into this decision. I don't want to talk too much about that publicly at this stage. But I will say that, while it's exciting to be moving, there are a number of real concerns. I'll write more later, but right now it's late and I need sleep
Embedded systems is definitely something I'd like to get into in the future if I can get into it without having a degree. Embedded systems was actually my favorite course that I did at uni. But for now I'll be concentrating on Android app development. I think that once I get good at using Java it shouldn't be too hard to switch back to C/C++.
Wow, been a long time since I posted in this thread. So I'm going to be honest and say that lately I have not been doing as well as I would like. For the last couple of years I decided to go back to uni to study electrical engineering. I was an electronics technician before that, and it was a job I enjoyed. So I figured that it seemed the next logical step in my career. Turns out I suck at taking exams and in hindsight it was a very bad decision. I did well in the electrical subjects throughout the semester but often bombed on the exam. I was still passing, but considering I would be competing against guys significantly younger it didn't make sense to continue. Right now I find myself without an income. Where I currently live there aren't a lot of jobs/opportunities. But this is not a pity post. One thing that I truly believe is that almost everyone has the ability to improve their life if they put the work in. It's absolutely worthless to wallow in self-pity, there's always something that can be done. So what I'm doing about it is teaching myself programming, specifically Java/Android apps. And I'll be moving to a bigger city in about a month's time(Brisbane) so that I can at least get a crappy job while I'm working on other things.
For anyone who doesn't want to download the html file but still interested in what my map looks like:
@Reno F has a good idea with using google maps to put the markers on. I may be a little bit biased against that because I spent a lot of time getting the markers lined up for this map, and don't really look forward to doing that tedious work all over again. The markers don't necessarily line up but here is what it looks like when I swap in Reno's code:
There are some disadvantages and advantages with doing it either way. Like I said, I may be slightly biased because of the work I've already put in, but a couple of objective reasons to use the first map is quicker loading times and later we also have the ability to colour in the countries.
Stage 1 is finished, all the markers are on the map. Here's the html file: gamequittersmap.html Next stage is to get it displaying the country name as you run your mouse over a marker.
I worked out what I was doing wrong, somehow I cut and paste some duplicate code in the file. If you look over the whole code it's likely you'll spot my mistake very easy. This is why it's sometimes a good idea to step back and quickly look over the whole program rather than exclusively concentrate on the specific issue. Anyway here is what the map looks like with a few more country markers (GameQuitters has taken over Europe):
Ps, for some reason the forum keeps adding my previous pics to this post.
At the moment I have other options to test it but once it's closer to being complete we'll need to test it on your page. In the meantime, I'm trying to work out why some of the markers are not working like they should. Some are working properly, then others are just lining up on the side:
Here is the code and the two pictures I'm using for anyone who might be more experienced working with CSS/HTML and might be able to tell me what I'm doing wrong: gamequittersmap.txt
It's starting to take shape, can almost see the final product. The colors on the map can be changed quite easily if needed, now it's mainly a matter of figuring out the positions for the remaining markers. Only 65 left to go.... (Pics look slightly blurry because they're screenshots)
I found one that's in the public domain: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:BlankMap-World6-Equirectangular.svg I'd double-check the legality of it but I'm pretty sure that it's allowed to be used for commercial purposes.
This is a sample of what to expect, there are still quite a few adjustments before it is finished. Obviously Cam gets final say in the finished product but I have some idea on how I plan to make it better. The marker - I consider this 99% finished. There's a reason I chose to go with the marker instead of just the logo. The logo is fine for countries like U.S.A, Canada, Australia etc.. But if you look over to Europe, that same logo is going to cover multiple countries, especially tiny ones like Luxembourg. The map - I don't like the map in the picture below because it doesn't show enough detail. We don't need a 100% accurate map but it will make things a lot easier to get one that has clear borders on different countries. Mouseover - Will show the country and flag when cursor runs over a marker Animation - I'm not sure if animation is needed but it can be added after everything else is working Add a parent class to the marker - It will make it easier to add new countries if the marker inherits most of its attributes from a parent class.