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It's no secret that I don't actively play WoW anymore, and haven't since a few months before the end of wrath. My highest character is still level 82 from when I leveled for a couple of days at the beginning of cata before stopping, I do still log fairly regularly to work on TSM, repost auctions, and mindless mill the never-ending supply of low-price herbs on my server.
I did play very regularly in the past. My friend got me into the game in late vanilla (I was level 47 when TBC hit).
Warning, technical speak below. This isn't really a blog post as much as a comment on a website I came across.
I always enjoy learning about and using the syntactical sugar of programming languages and really understanding how the programming language functions at its core. Most of my day-to-day programming is done in C as I do a ton of work with embedded systems (ie microcontrollers). A few days ago, I came across this website which has a bunch of tricky questions about C (some are
I think it's about time I do a blog post about TSM directly. The process of scanning the AH is fundamental to the addon. Even though the general idea for how to scan the auction house has never changed (and a lot of the code structure is identical to QA3 even), the code behind this process has been tweaked and improved countless times. First, let's have a (relatively) plain English look at how scanning the auction house works.
1. Figure out what we're scanning and organize it into
I've been tossing around the idea of writing a blog post about this sort of topic for a couple weeks now. I saw this video on Facebook last week and while it's not exactly what I was going to write about, it's pretty epic in its own right and is done way better than anything I could write, so just watch it. It also has many of the most successful programmers (and even pop-stars / sports stars) in it.
If 9min is too long for
First of all, what is an IRC bouncer (aka a BNC)? Put simply, it's a middle-man type program that goes between you and the IRC server (in this case, Quakenet). It keeps you always logged into IRC and when you connect with an IRC client to the BNC, it'll "playback" everything that you missed while you weren't logged in.
I've been using a free online BNC service for a while now, but it was the case of you get what you pay for. It was often unreliable and annoying. This (and