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Taqsblaz3
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《WHAT IT'S LIKE TO BE A DEVELOPER IN ZIMBABWE》

Working on my project and suddenly power cuts off

Laptop doesn't have a battery
So it instantly shuts down

Ohh snap !!!

Luckily I've set my Vs Code to auto save every 3seconds

[Sigh..]

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  • 17
    You should get a battery somehow
  • 25
    @kescherRant and a solar Panel if suitable
  • 4
    @heyheni Though he's in Zimbabwe
  • 2
    Or a powerbank
  • 3
    UPS ftw
  • 11
    I would love for someone to calculate how much more battery is consumed for saving every three seconds instead of manually.
  • 3
    @Jilano it's VSCode. It actually always autosaves instantly. Try editing something and then killing the program. It will still be there as temporary.
  • 10
    You could fashion a hand crank for feeding power into the USB-C port and code one-handed.
  • 5
    I hope this lockdown thing ends soon
    So I can get some of these stuff
  • 2
    @Taqsblaz3 meanwhile you could tell us about your small tech startup if you like? 🙂
  • 10
    @heyheni Yes sure

    Sooo after my high school life turned upside down 2015 so I by chance one guy told me he developed android apps
    And I was into web by that time
    So I became interested in coding

    I've stumbled upon a lot of languages But finally landed on python ever since 2016 I've been using python for just about anything *crazy I knw*
    So in 2018 things changed for the better and I enrolled on some college for PC and Network engineering
    Um in my 2nd year now

    So over the years I've seen the potential in software and here it's an untapped resource
  • 7
    Our develoler community is very small and I hope to grow the community

    By aiming at developers like myself [self taught] because it was very hard for me to even get noticed and by chance a couple guy did see the potential and my passion for tech started giving me some projects some I completed some I couldn't

    So now with my software knowledge + network and pc engineering um working on a start up to develop comp systems
    And helping out local developers
  • 4
    Hopefully having local businesses using local/new/better software than ancestry software currently on the ground
  • 4
    I hope um not waaaay over my head °°^
  • 3
    @Taqsblaz3 hey that sound super cool and interesting! As it happens @JosiasAurel and @wisecrack and i are about to begin something similar. The idea is to start a charity which provides laptops to promising young aspiring developers. As an investment in their future.
    Is there a way to contact you? I‘d love to have a chat with you. 🙂
  • 2
    @heyheni
    Contact me on telegram I will give you more contact Info from there
    @Blaze that's my telegram handle

    Or contact info on my site:
    https://softaz.herokuapp.com
  • 1
    @heyheni Maybe contact Pine64 about this? They've got very cheap and good (open source) laptops! (The PineBooks)
  • 2
    @heyheni and your team
    We should definitely have a chat
    Do get in touch
  • 1
    @Taqsblaz3 sure 😊 however i can‘t find you on telegram. could you try to find me on telegram @heyheni
  • 1
    @JosiasAurel thanks ;-)
  • 1
    In India also to some extend, we have power bank to handle small power cut.
  • 3
    @kescherRant or your know just save your work every so often and not do 6 hours of work without saving
  • 0
    @StopWastingTime are there power banks for laptops?
  • 0
    @chagai95
    Iam sure there is
    Even cars LOL
  • 0
    @Taqsblaz3 can you send a link to eBay/Amazon/Ali express or anything? I would like to buy some
  • 2
    @chagai95 can recommend you RavPower. However you need a laptop with usb-c charging.

    https://www.ravpower.com
  • 1
    I get 11 hours more juice with my macbook 12” with the RAV PD Pioneer powerbank over usb-c

    https://ravpower.com/products/...
  • 2
    I'm in South Africa which is not as bad with power as Zimbabwe is although it is still bad.

    What is definitely interesting is that our "load shedding" (scheduled blackouts) stopped with the lockdown
  • 0
    @ddit
    hahahaha LOL same here its not as much like before lockdown
  • 0
    Even a small ups is enough to give u those 5 minutes of extra time before it shuts down
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