I was playing a game yesterday and everything was fine.
I paused the game, put the controller down, and left everything as it was.
Today I came back, plugged my simple headphones into the controller, and there was not sound.
I rebooted the box but still no sound.
It turns out my controller has a firmware update ready to install, although there was no indication of that, and after installing sound was back to normal.
You can check and update the controller via the Settings > Devices & Accessories menu (or similar). Find your controller and there will be a tile for updating it.
It turns out this is not my best week. Life does that to you.
What I’ve already learnt from this process is you need the right conditions to
- Be able to ask questions
- Have the time to commit to a task like this.
Asking 5 and publishing 5 questions every day may not seem like a bit thing. Turns out it is.
I was under no illusion that it would not require effort, even though it is naturally something I do. But as far as experiments go, the last 2 days of failure have already taught me a great deal.
Sometimes life get in the way. I know I had questions in my mind but I didn’t process them enough to write down.
Jason’s Law of Footpath Utilisation
People will position themselves to consume the maximum available space when walking on a footpath.
There aren’t any Cliff notes for this one.
The only way to learn software development is to do it. And keep doing it.
I started teaching myself 25 years ago. I went through school 20 years ago. I’ve been working in the industry for 18 years. And I’ve been a lead for the last 8.
But I’m still learning. Every day.
The key to the game is humility, hard lessons and incessant work.
No shortcuts. No natural talent. Every one in the industry fucks up. You just do the work, learn, and keep on going.