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Shamelessly borrowing this from /r/ProgrammerHumor/ because.. 1+'1'-1 ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
On a serious note, this will help with JS coercions: https://medium.freecodecamp.org/js-...1
My Dad: "Hey since you mostly use your desktop, could I borrow your laptop for my trip?"
He just wants to play World of Warcraft but there is no way I'm going to let him have access to my PC after years of fixing his computer. Because he's my dad and helped pay for the laptopn, I can't just say no without him getting flustered so this is what happened.
Me: "Yeah sure, you'll just need to find whether or not WoW, works with a windows emulator and hunt down how to configure that."
D: "Why can't you do it?"
M: "I've never done it. Its like the price to borrow."
D: >:| "I'll ask your brother."
He did end up borrowing my brothers laptop for the trip because he was running windows and didn't have a good excuse. I just helped him uninstall the blizzard client, WoW, avast, and McAfee that was installed over the weekend.5
Am I the only one who lets friends and relatives always browse on my computer on the OS-default browser like Safari or IE. So they don't disturb my precious tabs and log in Chrome? 😂5
Holy brainfucking brain melt, those references, scoping and borrowing and cloning and whatnot, because there is no garbage collector, but also no direct memory management.
It's cool, but also hard for a noob coming from the JVM/Android. The compiler error messages are helpful, but I immediately found some cryptic ones that don't help me at all.9
I work on two projects from two different teams with the requirements provided late and the deadline rushed, now you expect me to join two separate stand-ups for those two teams as if working on these two projects gave me more time and extended the deadline? Fuck no. Fuck you.
I'm talking to the manager overseeing the entire project today. I'll ask him if it's possible to stop this type of shit in the future. I will finish this one task but I don't want any more of this moving forward. If he chooses to kiss the client's ass then he shouldn't be surprised when I leave.
1. You stop them from borrowing me. You lose one back-end developer for one project but you keep the said developer in the other project. Why do they keep borrowing anyway? They have a lot of developers, most are more familiar with the codebase and will be more productive than me.
2. You lose one back-end developer for both projects. The other project would have no back-end developer at all. Yeah, good luck with that. You're having trouble hiring back-end developers, aren't you?
If I was younger, I'd keep my mouth shut and take this in as experience but I'm too old and too frustrated. My mental health means so much more to me than your opinion about me. Call me incompetent, unprofessional, and spread that shit around. I don't care.2
Ascended Anime Nerd
Got started with Dragonball Z when it first came stateside. Brother was borrowing fansubs of the Cell and Buu sagas back when people were wondering if Goku would ever finish Snake Road.
Around that time I started noticing some serious discrepancies between the broadcast translations and the fansubs, and so I decided to cut out the middleman—after all, how hard can it be to learn Japanese?—and did a search on AltaVista for a “kanji course”, turning up a course hosted by Rice University that taught basic Japanese using Magic Knight Rayearth and YuuYuu Hakusho.
Turns out the answer to the difficulty question is that anything van be simple to learn, if you don’t know it’s supposed to be hard. Especially if you embrace the parts everyone else dreads (falling in love with kanji, in my case).
Over the next nine months I ditched my Spanish class—and all my other classes, for that matter—to study Japanese in the computer lab. I was reviewing the lessons, playing JRPGs on SNES9X (stored on a ZIP disk, since every computer in the lab had a ZIP drive), and transcribing the scripts so I could transliterate and translate them thereafter. In a lab that went so far as to uninstall Minesweeper and Solitaire to discourage playing games on school computers, I had free reign to do so openly because the one time I got confronted for playing a game I had 150+ leaves of handwritten transcriptions to show them.
Long story short, by the time I took Japanese 101 9 months later it was like Hermione in Snape’s potions class, since I had already taught myself about 2 years’ worth of material. I then transferred out to a college that did a one-class-per-month “modular” system that basically allowed me to take 8 more Japanese classes full-time for the following year. By the time my exchange trip came up I was sofar ahead of the curriculum I was taking classes alongside the native Japanese students.
Running out of linguistic topics, I did an independent study on classical Japanese literature in its original, unmodernized grammar and orthography. A topic I’m still fairly active with 15 years later.3
So I know i did a best and worst case already for 2017
But apparently it's not finished yet!
This will probably a short one:
Best thing to happen to me this year: I applied for a VR game and despite at this very moment i'm in thr trial period (to see if I can do work) i've succesfully landed a job.
I've spent months rewriting and rewriting my CV applying for standard software dev jobs, either being turned down for not enough experience for Junior roles, where they want someone out of university, where I have 1 year of both iOS and android experience, that is still not good enough for their shitty little app.
After all of that effort I turned to just borrowing my head and developing my game, to the point i have bits of the game practically done (bare bones crafting and building works 100% just has bugs in some specific cases). A friend of mine got a game dev job and he helped me out by showing me what his CV and cover letter looked like, i mimiced the style (in a sense) and added my own specific additions for VR. At the exact same time i got an invite from unity connect (which i had totally forgotten about) which i then scowered through jobs until I found something awesone "a job for a unity VR developer".
After contacting the guy about the job, we ended up having a voice chat over discord and he seems pleased with the fact I tome on my hands! Sadly the job is not some hourly paid job, however from what i've seen from youtube gameplay footage it looks very well done, and that leads me to getting revenue share.
Anyways i'm just so happy that with a couple days to spare in the year LOL i got a job! Sure i won't get paid yet but I got a flipping job, it is what i wanted for christmas!!
It is a gamble being revenue share and all but i'm willing to risk it!
Biggest aha! moment was when i understood rust's borrowing and how much of a retarded piece of shit it was and then went back to scala yesterday7
C++20 Modules ! I can't wait to get rid of includes and include barriers ! Still prefer Rust though, borrowing times saved my butt just this morning, hopefully we'll get them on C++ too at some point1
I was watching this documentary bad boy millionaires, which is about some famous billionaires whose companies got bankrupt because of their frauds and found myself asking this question : these multi billionaire companies make huge money thefts but at the end , just 1 or 2 people are blamed which are mainly the owners/founders of the company . So who would be blamed for companies which doesn't have a direct current owner?
For eg, when wework was found to be burning investors money, the ceo was blamed for taking money into his own personal lavishes. Same goes for theranos, escobar firms, kingfisher, almost every of the bad names.
But what if we found someday that google or apple or microsoft is borrowing a lot of bank money or some other investor's money? Their ceo's are replaced every few years, so who would be the person that would be blamed for fraud? Or do they not have any investment into them and are solely running by the profits/revenue they generate?3