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I am a software developer in a Greek IT company, mainly developing software with Microsoft Technologies (ASP.NET, MS-SQL Server, MS Visual Studio, WinForms, Web Services etc, C#, JavaScript, AJAX, etc)

I have been engaged with computer programming since my early childhood, following my father's hobby. I have written my first programs in a language called BBC BASIC, the language of the OS of the Acorn BBC Micro computer.

My first attempts in programming, as a kid, were just copying games code from a book. And by copying, I mean copying, the old way, by looking at the book and typing what I was reading. And, since I was still a kid in Greece, and the book was in English, i didn't have a clue of what I was reading, and I had no idea what the code I was copying was supposed to mean, or how it worked. But I wanted to play the game.

For many years I was experimenting with BBC BASIC, and that language taught me about many programming concepts, like functions and procedures, loops, conditional execution etc etc. I even wrote a very primitive 2D type of game (with a game loop end all the rest) when I had no idea how game programming works.

Later, at the university, the language we were using in the Programming course, was Pascal which, frankly, i didn't like. But there were also some seminars on C, and I really fell in love with that, almost cryptic, language. This is where I started exploring the world of programming faster and faster, and C++ was my next big love, after BBC BASIC.

Later I entered the world of 'visual' programming with Visual Studio and after a very brief stop on MFC, I entered the .NET world and C#. WinForms and WebForms programming is where I am now, as an employee in a IT company too. Personally I like the MVC framework more

Of course I tried and always try other and new tools, frameworks and languages, and I love to learn new tricks, techniques and best practices. Member since Thursday, November 24, 2011 (1 year, 2 months)


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comment How do I give gifts to children?
The solution was obvious, you can read my answer
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comment How do I give gifts to children?
It is certainly a bug. Heartfhire is really buggy. See my answer above. The "forget about it" is not so easy though. I really like things to work as they should do, and I get frustrated when they don't. In a Role Playing game like Elder Scrolls, you should be able to play whatever role the game is supposed to give you the ability to play, be it a ruthless barbarian, a dark assasin, or a sweet mother :)
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comment How do I give gifts to children?
The item is in my inventory and it shows up on the boy's list grayed out. Every item i can give the kid is grayed out. For instance, some food (honey-something) is also grayed out. On the other hand, contrary to that boy, i have adopted another one kid, a girl, and I could give her any item, even those very items I was unable to give to the boy. Both kids are side by side, I click on the girl and every item is enabled, I click on the boy and every item (the same items) is disabled. As if the boy cannot carry any more weight. It seems like a bug to me. Hearthfire is buggy.
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comment How do I give gifts to children?
When you open the menu for the child, only child-givable items appear. I have "boy's belted tunic" which I have never seen during the game before I install Heartfire, and it appears in the menu when I say to the kid "I have something for you". So, I am pretty sure it's something I can give to the boy. But it is grayed out, and when I click on it it doesn't transfer to the kid and also a message comes out saying "too heavy to carry" or something like that, as if the kid was overencumbered. Which is weird because I never gave the kid anything and it shouldn't be overencumbered from the beginning
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comment Follower's inventory doesn't show up for trade
To use the removeallitems you have to: 1) open the console, 2) CLICK on the NPC who's items you want to remove (so that he is the target of the command), then 3) type removeallitems ###. The ### part is the id of the NPC or player that the items will be TRANSFERED to. If you omit this part, all items from the target NPC will be removed. If you put a refId there, all items of the target NPC will be transfered to the NPC (or player) who has this id. SO, I wanted all of Mjoll's stuff to be transfered to me. Using the console, I clicked on Mjoll, and I entered removeallitems player
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comment Follower's inventory doesn't show up for trade
But my problem here, was NOT Mjoll's stuff. My problem was that I couldn't get her to even OPEN her inventory to me, to be able to trade with her. Even using the console with the command "openactorcontainer" on her, could not open the inventory. Seemed like a bug to me. I could do it with everyone else, but not with her. It happened that the problem solved "accidentaly" after I was playing around with console commands and I don't really remember what I did. I posted my solution as an answer though, here.