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ideal sprint fallacy.
total days 10 , total hours(excluding breaks ) 8 hrs per day= 80 hrs per dev
code freeze day = day 8, testing+ fixing days : 8,9,10. release day : day 10
so ideal dev time = 7days/56 hr
meetings= - 1hr per day => 49 hrs per dev
- 1 day for planning i.e d1 . so dev time left . 6 days 42 hrs.
all good planning. now here comes the messups
1. last release took some time. so planning could not happen on d1. all devs are waiting. . devtime = 5 days 35 hrs.
2. during planning:
mgr: hey devx what's the status on task 1?
d: i integrated mock apis. if server has made the apis, i will test them .
mgr : server says the apis are done. whats your guestimate for the task completion?
d : max 1-2 hrs?
m : cool. i assign you 4 hrs for this. now what about task 2?
d : task told to me is done and working . however sub mgr mentioned that a new screen will be added. so that will take time
m : no we probably won't be taking the screen. what's your giestimate?
d : a few more testing on existing features. maybe 1-2 hrs ?
another 4 hrs for u. what about task 3?
d : <same story>
m : cool. another 4 hrs for u. so a total of 12 hrs out of 35 hrs? you must be relaxed this sprint.
d : yeah i guess.
d1: wasted i previous sprint
d2 : sprint planning
d3 : 3+ hrs of meetings, apis for task 1 weren't available sub manager randomly decided that yes we can add another screen but didn't discussed. updates on all 3 tasks : no change in status
d4 : same story. dev apis starts failing so testing comes to halt.
d5 : apis for task1 available . task 3 got additional improvement points from mgr out of random. some prod issue happens which takes 4+ hrs. update on tasks : some more work done on task 3, task 1 and 2 remains same.
d6 : task1 apis are different from mocks. additionally 2 apis start breaking and its come to know thatgrs did not explain the task properly. finally after another 3+ hrs of discussion , we come to some conclusions and resolutions
d7 : prod issue again comes. 4+ hrs goes into it . task 2 and 3 are discussed for new screen additiona that can easily take 2+ days to be created . we agree tot ake 1 and drop 2nd task's changes i finish task 2 new screens in 6 hrs , hoping that finally everything will be fine.
d8 : prod issue again comes, and changes are requested in task 2 and 3
day 9 build finally goes to tester
day 10 first few bugs come with approval for some tasks
day 11(day 1 of new sprint) final build with fixes is shared. new bugs (unrelated to tasks. basically new features disguised as bugs) are raised . we reject and release the build.
day 2 sprint planning
mgr : hey dev x, u had only 12 hrs of work in your plate. why did the build got delayed?
Today was a SHIT day!
Working as ops for my customer, we are maintaining several tools in different environments. Today was the day my fucking Kubernetes Cluster made me rage quit, AGAIN!
We have a MongoDB running on Kubernetes with daily backups, the main node crashed due a full PVC on the cluster.
Full PVC => Pod doesn't start
Pod doesn't start => You can't get the live data
No live data? => Need Backup
Backup is in S3 => No Credentials
Got Backup from coworker
Restore Backup? => No connection to new MongoDB
3 FUCKING HOURS WASTED FOR NOTHING
Got it working at the end... Now we need to make an incident in the incident management software. Tbh that's the worst part.
And the team responsible for the cluster said monitoring wont be supported because it's unnecessary....4
Why do some devs who work for corpos have a superiority complex?
“Oh I cannot imagine working on a small team of 3 people (2 devs, 1 designer) on a website”, saying it like if he was disgusted. “The team I work in has 40 people”, with a hint of superiority in his voice.
Bro, chill for a moment, it ain’t a race to the top.11
wow now I have native linter tools telling me tabs are illegal when they're not
can these political people vamonos21
Beware of those who give you garments and do not allow to mend them, for sooner or later thou shalt find what needs mending.
But beware also of those who give you badly rotten garments and say “Thou shalt prefer that above everything, for thou art allowed to mend it”.4
I hate people aren't as smart (?) as me so their suggestions don't make sense and I can't ask any questions
and then sometimes if I try to ask them anyway they think I'm just criticizing them and get defensive
I just wanna know how things work.
My production build has a bug that the debug build doesn't. A bug that makes no sense, while all unsafe code in the program is on dead paths, and my recent changes should only affect niche multithreaded scenarios but the bug appears in the single threaded case.6
> using rust
> tries to read some files from a directory
> writes 200 lines, commenting them out and trying things
> losing steam in caring
you could do this in like 5 lines in most languages
(I'm trying to sort by extensions and then convert to json and not make it look ugly all at the same time, so some aspects may not be as first assumed)
there's too many random methods that you think will do what you want but they do not
such strange people4
“Huddles don't work in safari 🤡,” Slack said.
Develop → User Agent → Google Chrome.
Boom, huddles suddenly work in Safari, and my today's huddle went absolutely fine.
Yep, I switched to Safari as my default browser. Previously, I didn't use it solely because YouTube's full-screen mode acted weird, but now I quit watching YouTube altogether.
Safari is a stellar browser. First, it wipes the floor with everything, even including Thorium, in the performance department (on Apple Silicon at least). Second, it's really beautiful with its new inline tab panel, where you have just one line of icons on top, instead of having two (tabs and url bar). DevTools are amazing. It can also connect to my iPhone's Safari via Wi-Fi and inspect the opened page — a must-have for heavy layouts. Plus, if my website works fine in Safari, it sure as hell will work fine everywhere. Safari is a great hack detector, as it won't tolerate dirty hacks. Works wonders for your code discipline.9
So I am trying to search for videos about using math and geometry to model physical objects. I am currently searching youtube. Almost every video they recommend is a short and not about the subject I want information about. This is the most unpleasant experience I have ever had on youtube. It is truly going to shit. This pushing shorts over real content is absurd. I don't want to be on the platform at all now. I don't want to see shorts at all if I could tell them that.5
I was asked this pre-screening question, and also asked again during a screening call:
Have you written over 30K lines of code?
My answer was I probably deleted more than I wrote. They have my CV (12 years of industry exp).
Are they dumb or playing dumb?
Other possible hypothetical answers I came up with:
- 29,999 or 30,001, I’m not sure
- Do log lines count?
- I wrote a script that writes code lines straight to production
- I tend to write a line then do cmd+x, then cmd+z, cmd+shift+z repeatedly
Wdyt? Do you guys have some funny answers?16