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Watching a cookery program and it made me think it must be hard being a chef.
Then it made me think that being a web developer is a bit like cooking.
You have your ready meal equivalent with WordPress and Wix.
You have your cook at home kits with front-end frameworks like bootstrap and foundation.
Then you have your own home made cooking using vanilla js, CSS and HTML made to your own liking.
Just like being a good chef, being a good web developer is about knowing what ingredients and methods to include, but also what to leave out, to get the best result!5
So I was just informed by a Canadian colleague there's a giant rubber duck in Toronto.
They should've advertised it and keep it to make a Developers' Mecca... and hold a Developer's Day where we all gather and yell out all our problems.4
I love writing and using my own apps!
Was just using 2 of them but found a new annoyance...
No problem! Open the source code, add the functionality, publish and install 😆
10 minutes after... All good and better 😁1
Work today was good although put in 2 hrs of overtime....
But I optimized some code by changing out a class. Now it does the same thing except does it:
in SECONDS on my local PC
instead of 10+ MINUTES on a massive server.12
So as most of you know I was inspired to create a Minesweeper that allows continuing after you hit a mine.
Not sure if such a version existed before but... if it doesn't now it does.
Sorry @linuxxx Windows only... don't feel like learning Electron ATM or JavaFX... honestly I just wanted the games to continue after hitting a mine.18
I need a break.
A break from stress of endless expectations
From being made fun of
From criticizing myself
From not being able to do fun things
From vague instructions
From a lack of sleep
From unclear objectives
From financial/medical/emotional stress
From destruction of my emotional stability
From a lack of confidence
From unfulfilled decisions
From trying to hide under a mask
From repetitive obliteration of any hope I have
From me crap talking myself
From pleasing people
Oh well, at least after tomorrow, I’m on full-time break...12
It's Friday, and I'm working from home. What better way to start the day with gulp and coffee with icing on donuts... Happy Friday to all :)15
Ah... The satisfying feeling when you close a ticket with Not an Issue aka the User is Dumb...
Though it took a long time to get the evidence I needed...3
Crap... Another weekend wasted playing a mobile game I was better not playing...
Ended up frustrated 😤😤😤
（╯' - ')╯︵ ┻━┻
ಠ︵ಠ凸 (wow, even had this one )10
I just realized...
Next step... 10k... or whatever it takes to get a unicorn 🤗🤗🤔🤔😙😙
...so now this can go 2 ways 🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔
-Get upvoted so I get to 10k
-Get downvoted so I'm back under 9000
Or we just all take this as a joke 😀😀😀7
My boss just asked me for a cheat sheet I have that lists all our app server's paths.
The paths are attached as annotations throughout some Java files.
Anyway I send him the one I have but he asks if he could have an updated one.
Now imagine if I were like most monkeys and had made this cheat sheet by hand....
2 mins easy vs an(other) hour of grunt work
Why is it that I'm the only person on the team that writes utilities to automate boring grunt work while everyone else just does it manually whenever it needed....
Isn't DRY a core principle of being a developer?
I'm the only person that builds utility apps that automate frequent tasks that people keep asking us to do....21
How to know a mobile game will suck
Opens game says need to download more data... Ok
22 files needed, looks pretty fast... all's good
#22 apparently HUGE file...
**It's almost there.... done!**
Downloading file 1/34
**WTF... I see what you're doing now... ok I'll wait....**
Finally done... Ok loading....
black screen, loading?
Boss: "is it done yet?"
Me: "I've been telling everyone we have a problem and I need all hands on deck. I've already analyzed the issue and explained it to you and the options but YOU PEOPLE NEED TO DECIDE or I decide and probably break things along the way..."
Why does everyone ignore me when I need help but are ok asking me when they need help?
What is Unity?
At first I thought it was an Ubuntu UI... Then a C# app framework like PRISM... Now it seems to be some mobile game engine?34
Dilbert or C++.....
Currently Dilbert is winning.... but need to catch up on 1.5 months of strips...
Maybe i should just stop here and finish the rest after...11
TMobile: You have exceeded your 4GB data capacity for this month, you will now get unlimited data at dial-up speeds.
I just moved into my apartment but there no internet for my PC... 🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔
💡USB cable + phone = unlimited, unstable dialup!!
Can't upload picture... Also Google wouldn't load on my PC...
So the amount of data we use these days is actually insane...13
Got my new apartment and now need it hooked up.
So my dad (an experience developer) messages me and says the new apartment uses Verizon FiOS, $80 a month for TV + Gigabit internet
Well I checked the site and I see there's another plan: internet only at 50mbps... for $40
So I'm like "are you stupid?"
I don't need TV. If I really want, I'll just stream TV using THEIR login
And I don't need transfer speeds of 125 MB/s.... I ain't an online PVP gaming monkey
4MB/s is good enough...35
So went to my bros graduation at CMU. Weather turned out to be really nice unlike forecasted.
And I was even able to meet myself 😀... Sort of8
When you notice in the app store an app that does pretty much what yours does but was created after yours...
It has 1 million downloads (and it's featured by the app store) where as yours has only 500 😤😭😞😟23
Hmm... So apparently originally programmers and tech innovators were mostly women... Sorta strange how now it's flipped...12
Ironic.... doing a bit of late night comics reading and see this...
Exactly what I was feeling a few days ago....
FFFFFFUUUUUUCCCCKKKKK spent 1hr writing a Quora answer to "Why did Warren Buffet buy Apple not Google" on my phone. Then forgot to copy the text before submitting and lo hand behold...
Ok just for kicks:
-lock in effect
-Apple has a monopoly on i*
-90% of people just need their apps to work and check email, they don't give a fuck about alternative options6
Someone just sent a connect request via Skype. The request had a full name so Googled and then LinkedIn'd
Found a few matches but her headline was: Intelligence Officer at National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
SORRY JUST NEED TO RANT.....
JUST GOT OFF THE PHONE/WEBCHAT WITH SHITTY HR BLOCK CUZ THEIR SHITTY PAID SOFTWARE IS BUILT WITHOUT THE USER IN MIND AND NOW EFILED MY TAXES INCORRECTLY...
THEY CANT FIX IT SINCE ITS ALREQDY SENT TO THE IRS....
I SPENT 2 HOURS TRYING TO CONTACT A HUMAN BECAUSE THEIR WEBCHAT IS SUPER HIDDEN ON THEIR SHITTILY BUILT SITE THAT HIDES IT UNTIL I HAVE TO CALL THEIR PHONE NUMBER AND THE GUY WALKS ME THROUGH SOME SPECIFIC STEPS TO GET IT TO SHOW UP!!!!!!!!!
THEN WEBCHAT GUY ASKS FOR ALL MY INFO BUT THEN CONCLUDES THAT I NEED TO CALL THE IRS MYSELF BECAUSE THEIR SHITTY SOFTWARE ALREADY SENT THE INFO.... THE WRONG INFO....
FUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AND I OWE THE GOVERMENT $2500..... ALL THIS JUST TO PAY PPL MONEY.... FUCKITY FUCKITY FUCK FUCK FUCK....
AND THERE GOES MY WHOLE NIGHT.....14
Never mess with a motivated developer. I will make your life difficult in return.
Me: we need server logs and stats daily for analysis
DBA: to get those, you need to open a ticket
Me: can't you just give me SFTP access and permissions to query the stats from the DB?
*Writes an Excel Template file that I basically just need to copy and paste from to create a ticket*
This process should not take me more than 2mins 👍😁😋🙂😙😙😙😙😙😙😙😙
For them.... 😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈10
I don't know how i should feel about this....
Honestly only reason i am on FB is bcd i need to use Messenger....13
So this startup guy was supposed to call me today between 12-2pm on Skype... well he didn't, nor did he send an email... So I guess he forgot... Again...
I'm taking this as a sign he's having 2nd thoughts or that there's going to be way too much work.
Either way, feels to me I should just pass?7
TGIF!!!🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉 but still need to appear productive for 2 more hours... 2 more hours..... 😩😩😩😩😩😴😴😴😴😴😴😴😴😴2
FUCK ALL THOSE MONKEYS THAT WROTE ALL THE SHITTY CODE WHICH I'VE SPENT THE MAJORITY OF MY DAYS HAVING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT THE SHIT IT DOES AND WHY I CAN'T JUST BURN IT....
AND WHY THE FUCK DO BUSINESS USERS SEEM TO THINK THAT DEVELOPERS CAN UNDERSTAND ALL THEIR BUSINESS TALK...
IF I UNDERSTAND ALL OF WHAT YOU DO, YOU WILL BE OUT OF A JOB....
P.S. APPARENTLY ONE OF MY MEDS SIDE EFFECTS ARE INCREASED IRRATIBILTY. THE SLIGHTEST ANNOYANCES NOW PISS ME OFF...
SO APPARENTLY THAT MEANS I HAVE A FREE LICENSE TO BLOW UP N RANT ON THE JOB RIGHT?
I wrote an app (took all morning until now) that tells me which shows and movies Amazon removed from Prime...
I forget why I wanted this... was it just to screw with Amazon because they rejected me....
The app is also going to tell me what movies/shows were added because they can't fucking sort them in chronological order by release date. I don't want movies from pre-1990s that were recently added...
Yes I could search for them manually but it's too fuckin tedious, gotta turn on like 10 filtering options...
And maybe I just want to run mini-DDOS attacks on their servers...13
10 year anniversary 'celebration' for a couple of employees (one dev, one a DBA) and the VP of the department was saying kind words about them, talking about the 'good old days'.
VP to the DBA: "I apologize, when you started, you walked into my database architecture. I didn't know that much back then and never thought about the architecture much beyond a few years. Its amazing my design has lasted over 20 years and triple digit business growth..blah blah blah"
Inner voice: "Mother F-er!...My database was designed IN SPITE of your meddling and demanding to create 1,500 field tables. Shut the F up you egotistical bastard!"
I can't even count how many times I had to stop him from, for example, adding a 'ProductID' field to a Customer table.
Me: "Why did you add a product id field?"
VP: "How else will we know what product the customer wants to buy?"
Me: "You mean like a wish list? What if the customer wants more than one product?"
VP: "Oh, that’s easy, we'll create more fields when that happens. ProductID2. Microsoft made it really easy to add fields."
Me: "We already have a wish list table schema. Customer can have as many wish lists and as many products as they want."
VP: "I don't understand. All I want is a field for me to store the product I'm buying. I don't know why you make this so hard, its just one more field."
Now the VP is bragging all the success was due to his expertise?! Gaaaaahhhh!
I quelled my rage with ample quantities of donuts, juice, and chocolate milk.1
And now I finally know the actual story behind a pic I commonly use
... 5 years after it happened....
Why do I keep playing mobile games even though I know they are :
-keeping me awake
-after my money
And I won't really achieve anything if I manage to finish them... And will regret it10
How the F do ppl manage to wear suits all day in the middle of summer without sweating all over themselves?8
Recreated minesweeper... Sort of
Some how Medium is still extremely hard.
Seems just using a random number generator for Mine placement doesn't make good games...16
Chrome blocks sites on my company intranet because the HTTPS is unsecured...
But let's a rogue JS script run that completely freezes my computer and prolly it's damaging my HD and RAM....
I had to do a forced shutdown.... I've never done that in YEARS8
I just realized.. The way I play Sudoku (I use autofill) ~= why I program and write utility libraries
Skip the boring stuff and get to the actual problem12
I finally got my (official) ++, guess something wrong with my phone... too many mods.
When a tech loses his way into the development dungeon:
"PROGRAMMING MOTHERFUCKER, DO YOU SPEAK IT?!"
I wrote my app so nicely, I just finished adding a 2 new features without any major rewriting... even after not touching it for many months...2
I think I'm gonna put a list of my demands on my LinkedIn similar to job requirements we get but that any recruiter /company that wants to even talk to me must be willing to meet.
Good idea or bad idea? IMO seems to be a waste of both our times if we don't even stand a chance of matching9
How can you be called a senior developer when you edit a giant SQL stored without first making a backup....4
Thanks to McDonald's for such a wonderful morning... And this may explain why a busy store is now empty...
-Order mobile deal at home
-Walk 15mins to the restaurant
-Opens app, get message "your account has been deleted"
-Tried to sign up with Google, error
-Sign up with Facebook, OK!!
(btw I got a privacy message from Google this morning... Haven't got one from FB yet... hmm...)
-tried to redeem again. All coupons are like "not available at this location"
Well since I'm here anyway...
-Walks to machines and enters the codes, it works!!!!
FFS MCD JUST TELL PPL THESE COUPONS CAN BE REDEEMED IN STORE ONLY!!!! AND DON'T RANDOMLY DELETE ACCOUNT BC YOU CAN'T SUPPORT GPDR OR UR SYSTEM CRASHES FROM AN INTERNAL BUG
Lucky I redeemed my free coffee last week...2
Spent all morning trying to write a JSON parser in Python just to get a bit of practice (technical interview next week).
After an hour or more... Didn't get far and finally gave up...
Then I remember Python has a built-in json module... (yea no need to write in myself).
Since libraries are just py files, I open the source code... And wow!
All the public methods are nicely documented with informative comments and descriptions.
But then I look at the method calls and .... I don't understand what it's doing....
I like how Google basically kicked itself...
So foobar, seems Copy is disabled now.
But I just discovered that in Chrome, I can drag the highlighted text out of it to copy it.13
Old team that screwed me over now comes back being all nice to ask me for help...
Me: **fake smile** Hi... (what can I do for you monkeys)
Then proceeds to do a Google search and gives them a link... idiots....3
The whole point of having a daily scrum is to let your team know about the progress you've made from last day and what you'd be needing to stick to the sprint plan.
So ideally everyone has 30-60 seconds to give a gist of their activities. And a small scrum team would be productive because everybody is on the same page.
Our scrum meetings usually wait for all of us to assemble with our coffees and donuts, sit down, joke, and then agonizingly go over everybody's existential crisis as a developer because of the task they've been assigned to has too many dependencies. And this happens every single fucking day! These "scrum" meetings tend to go for 1 hour. FML!5
I just got my Python project working on my new work PC!!! It took all morning 😂😂😂😂😂
I had to basically hack my company so I could do my job.
More specifically, I had to install a proxy server so Python, and other CLI tools, could access the internet via our company's NTLM/web proxy server.... After some IT morons reconfigured it... without testing or providing us a way to continue using it...1
I'm so bored at work and need some excitement I'm playing Russian roulette on eBay... Making random bids on things I sorta want until I'm the Highest Bigger...
Then hoping I get outbid....3
Ok I completely lost it... Been in a prod issue all week and basically just said the root cause is bc this team is blind....
Use the forest and trees analogy first but they still didn't seem to see it so I sent them this.
And then the chat went silent....2
wow... no kidding.... so C++ is like a language without a compiler holding ur hands and catching u when u screw up...8
Read all questions before starting the test......
#3 is just SimpleDateFormat with some text cleaning.... Easy
#2 was the hardest....
I ran out of time... should've given up on #2 earlier....5
Old PS2 controller + Windows 10 = Twin USB Controller, sensitivity working
Controller + DiRT 4/Project Cars 2 = still end up last against Easy AIs
Maybe I just suck at driving and playing real time games...
Well at least I don't spend $50 buying a controller...9
So in C++ there is no garbage collector to clean up the mess u leave behind?
And now i feel like a garbage collector.... always cleaning up after monkeys... :(13
OK Google.... guess we'll play it the hard way....
I'll just upload all videos i want transcribed onto Youtube in smaller (10 minute?) chunks where machine transcribe is enabled...2
I'm supposed to be sleeping... It's 12:30 am.... But I don't feel like sleeping...
And so I started browsing devrant...
But then I realized something... the screen is too bright.... not gone help me fall asleep....
Then remembered...I have flux installed but disabled.... for months...
Just turned on before writing this...
The screen is so much nicer to look at.... And now I'm feeling sleepy...4
Back when SharePoint was still foreign to me, and I didn't know the pain of administrating it, I had the idea that files were copied to my local machine. I saw no need to preserve backups from before I started, especially since they already existed on the server, so I got rid of them.
Also hooked up to SharePoint was an email handler. Whenever a case was created or deleted, an email went out to the entire department. Guess what happened when I deleted 250,000 records?
Fortunately, SharePoint has a recycle bin. Unfortunately, restoring those files generated another 250,000 emails. To the whole department.
I bought many donuts to appease the crowd baying for my blood.2
So I wanted to get back to some hobby projects and C# so built my own DevRant GUI.
I am curious though what other devs think.
TBH, I've never had anyone give me a code review and not sure how of a developer I am...
Watcher: News feed for anything on the web you can parse
Still use it everyday
And the components in it had a few children so good example of reuseability ... And automation.
So very good return on investment.4
Trying to stand out at work is tiring and doesn't seem to really do anything...
Think I'll just go back to blending in and being quiet...11
So looking to get started on c++ but have a noob question.
Is there a difference between c++ in Linux vs Visual Studio C++...
kinda don't want to install a Linux OS/cygwin to do it, takes too much space13
So recruiter scheduled an interview and he gave me the hands on problem they'll ask me to code.
He says I'll get 60-90 minutes... so I tried coding it and I've come up with some questions I will be asking the interviewer before I start:
1. How professional do you want it?
2. Can I use my own libraries so I don't have to write the boilerplate stuff? (That should cut-off about 30 mins and make the logic much clearer)
3. Can I write it on a PC?
4. Can I not write the Imports
5. Can we just skip this? As we all know, you can see 90% of the elements needed for your program in some form in my GitHub repos.4
Coding practice == ProjectEuler == math + 2hrs == i dont get them.... I give up :(
Hm.... maybe I should go back to doing foobar...
Hey I still have my account :)20
Boss tells me to cleanup prod drives deleting anything older than a year.
So I find a script for that and run it after making sure works.
Told them it's done and freed up 20% but now they've gone silent.... 🤔🤔🤔🤔😥😥😥😥😥😟😟😟😟😟😟😟😟4
So I am a restaurant and want a glass of water... But none of the waiters respond. I finally get someone they say OK n leave...
5 mins pass... I'm thinking how I'm not gonna tip bc bad service...
Then 3 ppl come all with a glass of water...1
I'M A SENIOR DEVELOPER NOT A BUSINESS ANALYST...
IF YOU GIVE ME SOME CRAPPY LEGACY CODE THAT SOMEONE RANDOMLY DECIDED TO USE, THE ONLY WAY I CAN UNDERSTAND IT IS BY RUNNING IT AND REVERSE ENGINEERING THE "BUSINESS LOGIC".
ADD THAT WITH BAD INPUTS... THE ONLY THING YOUR DOING IS WASTING MY TIME..
JUST BURN THE WHOLE THING AND GIVE ME THE REQUIREMENTS OF WHAT YOU ACTUALLY WANT....
It feels like I've been fucking a pig all week...
Oh and now my team agrees and will look to get the actual requirements from the business...
This feels like a hallow victory.... As that was the first thing I told them to do....
Dilbert no longer lets me leech their comics from their site... It was a good... 10 years?
Seems I need to rebuild my Downloader... using Selenium.
Now...where is that project where i used Selenium...1
7-11 made the first drone food delivery in Reno NV. Slurpee's, donuts, coffee, candy and a sandwich to a families backyard.5
I was really tired 2hrs ago.... but then I found some motivation.
So basically I wrote an image viewer app (also has a scraper and a downloader).
The Viewer component loads each image 1 at a time... but these are like 4MB each so there's like 5s lag...
It's now 11:30PM and I have just finished implementing a cache so it pre-loads N pictures before and after the current one.
Now moving between images is so fast and smooth...
TLDR.... girls can actually motivate you to code some amazing stuff... even when you're tired.
I clipped just the top as well... the rest is NSFW....6
OK that was a waste of time...
Spent an hour basically figuring all this out...
Summer: when I wake up automatically at 6am but forced to decide whether to work from home or commute to the office
... because I want nice food and to go outside at lunch time12
If anyone has an object (Domino's) recognition program lying around you might be able to get free pizzas for life.
So today is actually my mom's birthday. My dad got creative (after he watched this videos http://video.weibo.com/show/...)7
So FedEx delivered a 20-30lb package to my doorstep... I had a lot of trouble just getting it inside, I imagined carrying it all the way...
Am I weak or are those guys superhuman? or maybe that's the downside of being too techy? We're soon all become weaklings?30
Because I finally got tired of closing all the Notepads I open.
Sorry though, it's in NET.
Basically 1-click Save and Create (CTRL+S, N). Dumps it all into a JSON file.11
Wooh! Finally!! I thought I was hitting an optimization wall. Guess the brain works faster in the morning 🤔4
What if people, life, humanity, the universe is just a cluster of CPUs running a giant Recurrent Neural Network algorithm? 🤔
-Sun and food == power source
-People == semiconductors
-Earth/a Galaxy == a single CPU
-Universe == a local grouping of nearby nodes, so far the ones we've discovered are dead or not what same data transport protocol/port as us
-Universal Expansion == the search algorithm
-Blackholes: sector failures
-Big Bang == God turns on his PC, starts the program
-Big Crunch == rm -rf4
Why is it so hard for people (especially managers) to learn to work smarter not harder....
FIX THE GODDAMN PROBLEM CORRECTLY... THE FIRST TIME SO WE DON'T HAVE TO KEEP FIXING ITS BLOWUPS ON WEEKENDS....
AND STOP HIRING MONKEYS THAT JUST KNOW TO PRESS BUTTONS RATHER THAN DESIGNING FULLY FUNCTIONAL SOLUTIONS THAT DON'T BLOW UP OR LEAVE A TRAIL OF SHIT BEHIND THAT I NEED TO DECIPHER N CLEANUP....2
Working in a organization that hire people that don't know what they doing and can't ask a question correctly...
HELP WE'RE GETTING AN ERROR IN OUR CODE WHILE TRYING TO GET DATA FROM YOUR DB... PLZ FIX IT
WTF IS NOT WORKING, WHAT ARE YOU QUERYING, WHAT IS THE ERROR?
**Sends a SQL query but with ? for all the parameters**
WTF..... U PPL ARE IDIOTS.... CAN'T EVEN ASK A QUESTION CORRECTLY OR PROVIDE NECESSARY INFORMATION... CLEARLY YOU HAVE NO IDEA WTF UR DOING..
EVEN GOD CAN'T HELP YOU...
cant stop laughing like crazy.... i havent done JS in awhile though....1
WOOH!!!!! AFTER 3-4MONTHS, I HAVE REGAINED **INBOX ZERO**
...AND A WHOLE LOT OF TIME!
though my reading list is still just as large, but now I don't know what I've missed.... unless I really want to.... and therefore no longer have the desire to read everything 😀
Probably also need to add a time decay and weighting algorithm... just like devRant's 😉5
I think this is a new record... # of "Productionized" personal apps running at once
... Or maybe it means its time for another full reboot...2
So today I spent most of the day "gaming", basically trying seeing what my PC could handle. It was very disappointing and realized I wasted a while day.
1.Somehow the graphics settings even set to Ultra didn't feel realistic.
2. The games take a long time to download even with Steam... 50-60GB... WTF....
The largest game I ever played on PC before was maybe 4-8GB... (DVDs)
And yes I installed Steam and bought a game (Project Cars 2). The videos looked pretty nice I'm videos but not so in game... (Waiting for refund now)
3. I downloaded some other demos but the setup time and cutscenes took too much time
4. Controls for some games seen to have been ported from console (they were mapped to XBOX buttons?).
I should've stuck to my original plan... Programming, no games
But I think one thing if certain... I will never understand console games (the ones with stories/plots). I'm sticking with arcade or the ones I can cheat thru at most.7
When you find a new use for an old app I wrote and still have the source code...
And now I'm late to work...
I dunno how you guys can drink all that coffee... And also have it actually work.
I bought a large from McD at lunch, drinking it throughout the afternoon but maybe a third left...
But I feel tired still and think I also have a slight headache/dizzy feeling...6
OK semi rant... Would like suggestions
Boss wants me to figure out someway to find the maximum load/users our servers/API/database can handle before it freezes or crashes **under normal usage**.
HOW THE FUCK AM I SUPPOSED TO DO THAT WITH 1 PC? The question seems to me to mean how big a DDoS can it handle?
I'm not sure if this is vague requirements, don't know what they're talking about, or they think I can shit gold... for nothing... or I'm missing something (I'm thinking how many concurrent requests and a single Neville melee even with 4 CPUs)
"Oh just doing up some cloud servers"
Uh well I'm a developer, I've never used Chef or Puppet and or cloud sucks, it's like a web GUI, not only do I have to create the instances manually and would have to upload the testing programs to each manually... And set up the envs needed to run it.
Docker you say? There's no Docker here... Prebuilt VM images? Not supported.
And it's due in 2 weeks...12
I just remembered... when I first read this guess who I was thinking off?
Does anyone know what the **day-to-day** differences are between working in IT (banks, hedge funds) vs tech (Google, Facebook, Netflix).
In my mind, I see Hell and Heaven. And there's a giant wall in between called "technical interviews + algorithms and data structures".
I'm on the Hell side... And not sure if I should climb the wall 😔
Is the wall even that big?8
Due to the constant change in accuracy of my keyboards' predictive algorithms, I now find myself switching between SwiftKey and GBoard... 😢😔
Anyone else feel the same?6
Would I be going too far out of my role as a developer if I write a coding standards/development practices/procedures guideline for the whole team dictating a set of rules everyone needs to follow? Basically telling people how they should be doing everything.
I'm senior developer but not the only one and also the youngest. No one has to follow it but I would plan to present it to my boss and his boss. I feel like I would come across (if not already) like "I'm better/more experienced than all of you, so you should do what I say because the way things are now isn't working and will only get worse".6
Wow so many teachers... Looks like lots of people take CS. The only CS teacher I have is myself (and books).
Best Dev experience... So far... Writing Watcher.
First app I wrote using modular design and I use it still every day.
The sweet satisfaction of seeing your work pay off and a annoying bug get squashed.... and on Christmas too.
And here's a write-up I have with the details and to be posted eventually on Medium...
Actually I guess you can tell from the name of the App... how pissed I was when I was writing it and what it does.2
Fck.... I realized I don't need to pay McD $2.60 to make me iced coffee...
I can make it with the free coffee in the office....1
It's only Thursday... morning... WTF....
(my internet is so slow I delete the post I uploaded an hour ago because it looked like the image was corrupted... It was just still loading)
Q: WTF was used in __ different ways in this rant. How many and what are they?8
Fuck... I knew I forget something in the office....
But only realized what after I got back home...9
I just copy-pasted this into 4 of my apps and republished them.
It's part of my own C# library that removes the need to write boilerplate code.
(I have a Merged library with some added NET 4.5 conveniences but that's not check-in)
In general, I think making computers do all the grunt work makes me a bad-ass.3
I will never work on something interesting within a company, it's always going to be either making a site for donuts or some recommendation system type of capitalistic bullshit.
Maybe, I could become a PM and do category theory at work instead of drinking coffee at the balcony1
Just got off a Annual Meeting given by my boss boss. He's very optimistic with how big plans.
Whereas for me I'm going "this is going to be a sinking ship if it isn't already" and I still can't find an exit...2
Been thinking about how to detect sounds for weeks and finally got enough time and motivation to do a Google search... and find an entire example....
All that thinking and worrying for nothing.... now i just gotta figure out how to install PyAudio.... hope it's not hard.... or maybe I already have it installed....8
My manager asked me why would our server would get overloaded, after analysing the issue and giving him a technical analysis over the last N weeks.
So I used an analogy:
Imagine an empty tank. The water coming in comes through a giant hose where the output is like a tiny tap.
Then just now I was thinking how to explain the Node event loop... And thought of this analogy:
Imagine fireball Mario running around in a circular track throwing fireballs to the side as he runs.
Maybe not entirely true but got made me chuckle...
Does anyone else come up with these sorts of analogies to explain programming problems to "nonprogrammers"?9
Spent all morning debugging a script I wrote to compare 2 CSVs of tables from 2 different dbs.
It generates a unique key for each row using the data.
For some reason couldn't match 1 in each...
After all morning of debugging and scrutinizing the data in the dbs itself... I found the root cause....
One for loops in the program skips the first entry...
And done! Another post:
One Benefit of Automation: More Time
btw @linuxer4fun what happened to your comics?3
Who's going, been?
Thinking of dropping in Saturday morning in Brooklyn.5
Today I learned/remember about something I haven't touched in years...
Multithreading and race conditions.
Took me an hour to finally get those locks and numbers to correct/decreasing in order...
Before I got like 73 5 times in a row...
I forgot about October...
Now those November deadlines look more reasonable.
I realized because I was checking when is get my mail-in ballot and apparently it needs to be returned by Nov 3. And well today is Sep 17...
It also recommended sending it back 2wks before which would be like now.
So I had a melt down like wtf, I didn't get it yet!!!
And then well... Yea...10
Do you make popcorn because you want to eat it...
Or because you want to see if you can pop all the corn?1
Oh, ho, ho
It's Friday you know
Never believe, it's not so
It's Friday, you know
Never believe, it's not so
Have to stay awake
Can't wait to see tomorrow's day break
Leaning on my pillow in the morning
Lazy day in bed
Music in my head
Crazy music playing in the morning light
On the other hand gotta prep for some interviews next week.... Oh and have dentist this weekend 😚😱😨😰😵
I think I need to cut back on coffee. Maybe yesterday's was extra poyent but don't think I got much sleep last night... And now I'm taking a sick afternoon cuz I think I just crashed...
I need to sleep now... But then tonight.... hopefully it's not going into a loop...
When my boss thinks doing anything is better then doing nothing...
I have to explain to my boss for the Nth time already that doing random tests and things will not replicate a PRODUCTION network issue that seem caused by particular factors at a particular time and location.
And that the best way to trace is for whatever is raising the issue to log the exact time and error so the problem can be traced through all the steps...
I spend all morning on trying to solve an Algo problem for upcoming interview practice (Euler #3) that comes down to implementing IsPrime.
I remember reading once how Sieve of Eratosthenes
Isa the right way to go do when I first started I wanted to use that.
Then I couldn't think of the right code though so I went with Brute Force (for all numbers upto X see X is divisible by it)
It actually worked but I wanted to just try the "right way".
It's way slower and actually ended up with the wrong answer...
But at this point I don't give a **** anymore.
I guess lesson learned... Use Brute Force first... Then optimise for a problem more elegant solution.10
FUCK!!! I JUST FINISHED WRITING THE MOST AWESOME RANT BUT THE APP CRASHED RIGHT WHEN I WAS ABOUT TO POST....
TLDR: I wrote an old app and now need it again and amazingly it works...
This pic is now not so effective anymore but that was how I was feeling when I was writing the original9
Amount needed to buy an apartment: $300k
Current (liquid) net worth: $350k
-I hope I'm not buying a lemon
-I need more money... a better paying job... this took me 6 years...
-I think I now know how my dad felt paying for private college; he should've just brought me an apartment instead...
-It's nice I found a job programming, CS was not my college major.
-I wish I studied CS? Then maybe I could've gotten into Google...22
Python abstract classes... Looks like a pain in the ass...
I'm just gonna create a class filled with methods that just pass or throws NotImplementedException
Why can't my team including my boss learn to stop making assumptions... And mixing seperate issues into one...
If there's a fucking production issue, first step is to reproduce it... AKA ask what the user did and what he expects....
User: hey we call this url and get an error
Dev: ok rollback
So an update on my last health rant..
It's got off to a great start... not
My intentions were to go into NYC to walk around in Central Park.
I'm currently wandering around aimlessly in the park, taking a break..
On my way over though I passed a bubble tea festival that was happening...
Gotta get bubble tea now... *Bad* but easier it's so expensive.. They're price gouging!!!
*good? But more I want a drink... I have water but I want something tastier...*
**Sees Duane Reade, goes in no sole, too expensive**
** Sees McD...pass... sees sign saying any large drink for $1**
I'm now waking in CP while drinking a large Sprite.... and I want cake bc I'm already in NYC goddammit... might as well get some as it's in the way... And I won't get another chance until.... **Some far away date** ( I know is probably not true...)
I've read so many rants while testing my app that I have to implement the Surprise Me feature.
(My app filters out rants I've seen before)1
I want a want Desktop and a decent gfx card for video processing/ml/etc, not for gaming and also a good CPU.
I'm kinda leaning for an i7 but the specs r like 4ghz, my current laptop is 2ghz I think. Old.
I can't decide which to buy and if Ryzen is good enough or which GTX card. I don't think I need to have 1080?
Taking required compliance training on preventing bribery and money laundering...
Me: we need to manually prevent it? How well has that worked in the past.... And you know with Russia...
First thing Monday morning, get a group text about our upcoming release. Boss says there's nothing important, nothing to release, we can maybe skip.
I just busted my ass last week implementing things that need to be released this week. Good to know the rest of my team have been doing nothing productive for the last month.
Spent months building a full regression testing framework app at the request of my boss...
Now he just says need a simple app to test a few static URLs...
I could've written that in 1 day... FML...
And now I've been pulled away from the main thing he wanted me to work on...
and keeps asking if it's done yet...
If you think some developers are a dumb.... you've never met support...
They need "training" to use systems they should already know...
I didn't know the system much either but just by looking at the screen and trying a few simple options, I figured it out...
I need a new word, and maybe job, what is dumber is than a monkey?5
Realized I could of prevented an entire day of our team dealing with a prod issue that could've been quickly resolved if I had noticed the Support guy actually restarted the wrong server...
Prod Issue + Friday == BAD... My brain has already logged off as of this morning...
attention to details == 0
Assuming someone else will fix it/do things correctly == 100
Does anyone else feel they need to remind themselves to go to work tomorrow?
Or what they were supposed to work on?4
Where the fuck in my profile does it say that I have 10-12 years of Java server side experience?
If she actually looked at my LinkedIn, it says I graduates in 2011...7
Today I learned how to make McDonald's coffee...
I just had to add 3 "pumps" of chocolate syrup. And the material cost was probably $0.50 ...5
I have an SSD.... but it's taken more than 10 mins to changed from 25 to 26%...
And it just restarted....
Now it's at 30%...
I'm gonna goto dinner now and pray that I don't need to reinstall Windows...
btw I'm atheist...6
Does anyone else think some of the Sonar rules are actually crap?
In particular the Put all you variables above methods one?
I have some static methods and variables and some object ones.
Apart from creating a new class for them which I think is over kill for just a few helper methods, don't you feel you should keep all static stuff separate?
Clean code shouldn't be about following arbitrary debatable rules, it should be preventing the horrible crap that any experienced developer would instantly call shit... If he didn't write it.
And I'm pretty sure I'm experienced so if I'm not calling a price of code shit...I don't see why Sonar should...1
Know your shit and don't give a fuck.
Sometimes interviewers are just idiots or monkeys.
I dunno, I've had a few interviews where it just doesn't click. While I'm sitting there, I say to myself: this is nothing like what you said on your job description.. and I've seen all your "technical questions" on Google
PSA: it's national donut day and if you get a coffee at Dunkin Donuts you can get a free donut!2
Apparently my boss started his vacation today. I'm trying to finish all open projects so I can start my vacation on Monday
My friends makes a typo, types millennium as millnekim.
Somehow that looked familiar, my mind said has something to do with economics (I went to business school)
Google's it but no results so too out economics and the looked at the suggestions...
One of them was Milliken v. Bradley
So I was like hmm.... That looks closer and I replied to him with a joke with that.
But then my brain goes back to economics and was thinking about Keynesian...
And then I'm like aha.... Milton Friedman!
They are related but actually opposition's views and not sure the details.
But strange sometimes it's like my brain is playing Six Degrees of Seperation or whatever that theory was called where everyone is connected to everyone else in 6/7 steps...
And now that's social and Network theory lol1
Spent all morning debugging legacy code that I need to migrate.
Most of the time is just waiting for it to load --pieces of data-- entire tables from the database and then filter out the records it doesn't want using some app logic.
WHAT SORT OF MONKEY WRITES CODE LIKE THIS? HOW WAS THIS EVEN ALLOWED INTO PRODUCTION...
I have to open Notepad to write down my chain of thoughts, steps, and things to check once the next breakpoints are hit so that I don't forget them.
So in theory I'm being paid all morning to sit around and do nothing.
That sounds great but I'm falling asleep... Shoulda worked from home...
What was I saying again...yea...
DON'T HIRE MONKEYS!!! THEY WRITE SHIT CODE THAT WASTES EVERYONE'S TIME EVEN AFTER THEY LEAVE...
I'm going to lunch now... Hopefully Notepad has enough into for me to remember what I was doing...
Hey just wondering, If all swag are made in china, couldn't you just ship from there as well?
Seems it's really cheap?
I've been working from home for 3 months yay!) but today was the nicest day off the year so far so decided to goto office.
Well seems everyone else thought that too and also the trains were delayed. i.e. I had to stand all the way...
No big deal except... apparently I am way out shape now...
was planning to go walk around NYC too like I do every Spring/Summer (~1-2 miles).... Looks like I'm gonna need some prep this time... 😞😓😭🤕😧2
I'm running into an issue with code coverage... I ran the analysis and it's penalizing unused getter, setters, equals, hashcode.
And the thing is I need those getters so GSON will serialize the fields...
How do you make coverage always > 80%?
Based on current analysis, I only get 60.15
Been uninstalling things to free up space on my tiny SSD so can install an Ubuntu VM... when I just suddenly realized I could put it on an external HD....
But now actually thinking again... That HD is has a lot of things I don't want to lose... Wouldn't want to rush it failing...
hm... what should I do? 🤔😟😵
Why does moving development environments feel more daunting than buying a house?10
Great article that clearly summarizes what I've been ranting about at work for years...
Just came accross this gem, now I know what these guys look like.
Short Video: https://twitter.com/devrantapp/...
Original Rant: https://www.devrant.io/rants/289520
Anything that I can make a computer do but can't because my boss doesn't think it's a good use of my time...
I have a lot of those now but can't automate them because.... I'm too busy dealing with them...4
Apple users, would you ever ditch their products? And assuming u can drive, would u buy their car?15
Does anyone else have a boss who is supposed to have a lot of technical but you have to explain everything like your talking to a newbie that can't seem to follow logical arguments?
Tag: I already proved it's not... Why do you still think it is1
How do you decide whether or not a program should be written to solve a problem or do some work?
Related to: https://devrant.com/rants/952746/...1
My first series... now off to work. Let me know your thoughts and if I'm right... or way off
“What I Learned From Studying Algorithms and Data Structures (AlgoDS 1)”
I don't know if my boss just wants me to learn how to use a new internal deployment process or just likes giving me unnecessary low-value work to take up time...
I could and have just copied the program via SFTP and unzip it to set it up....
(This is a testing and does not need to be in production...)
I have better things I could be doing and just want to get this done and closed but ...
My reasons for going to work on this Monday:
-weather really nice
-I'll be able to spend $$$ on boba and other nice foods
-commuting will naturally block away time to work on my reading list
-there's supposed to be a new PC waiting to be set up
I want to do actual work....🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔
Thoughts? You think it's too personal, like too much personal info to put out there?
Yes I guess it's sorta late but...
“Why I Code” https://medium.com/@allanx2000/...4
I think I need VPN now.... some sites are getting blocked/NSA is watching.... 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥
Will this do? What next?20
I spend all day figuring out how an old POS code works because manager asked me to... but then he sends me an email **in the afternoon ** that gives me a bit more context n info...
There's a 3 Lane street and 2 self driving cars are in the middle Lane but heading for each other.
What do they do so they don't crash?
What if they can't brake?14
So today I started looking at an old project (site/api tester) I backlogged due to various blockers.
I started remembering things and after setting up the testing app, I realized it depended on an extraction app that I wrote before that. And this reminds me of the whole start of all this testing stuff going back more then a year ago.
It sorta felt like I just took the cover off a hole? And then remembered how deep it goes.
And thankfully I left myself documentation... Though took me a while to find and still looking... (tracing from 1 project to another)
So my multithreading optimization is now in UAT.... it looks like it's working and not crashing....
It seems it's also 50%... aka saves 1hr...
I'm having a rare moment when I actually feel good about and actually did something at my job...
I remember dfox, trogus said there were going to be some big updates coming awhile ago after devRant++? but haven't seen them yet?
When is are the rainbows coming?2
Chocalate filled donuts are demonic they taste like they are filled with hopes and dreams, but every single one of them probably carries the amount of sugar a human can ever need in his life time. And I can feel my life span getting lower and lower with each bite I take. And in the end of th day I will look at my chocalate covered hands and cry 😂1
I just realized if I liked my job and couldn't bitch about it, I probably wouldn't know what to do with myself...
I've been working in IT ever since I graduated but over the years it feels like I'm getting further and further left behind compared to technology shops.
I been thinking of going for a pure tech shop but not sure if someone like me, without a CS degree, could make the cut. Or how I should market myself.
I've been coding since a kid as a hobby and still do now and I think I have a lot of experience but not sure what I should be looking for or what I could get with this background. (http://allanx2000.github.io/pages/...)
Any advice would be great, thanks!3
Some business users have been chasing me all week to produce a report using some old report with some modifications.
I didn't write the old code and have no context as to what the data is.
My current reaction is:
so you want a report that says X using some vague input which you haven't clearly defined or explained to me...
Have you heard about black boxes and overfitting (i.e. reverse engineering a process based on sample data)?
TLDR: I can generate a report that will say anything you want it to say... doesn't mean it will be right in future use cases.
Why don't people (originally GBoard suggested peepee) understand "junk in = junk out"
Sitting around all day getting nothing important done and complaining about not having anything useful to do.
Guess what I am supposed to be doing now?1
Was wondering, what's so good about dark themes? I just use the default and tried but don't use things like Flux.
I don't feel I have any problems but.... wondering if I should switch?5
TLDR: Decision making is hard...
Get up at 7am, weather looks crappy but need go to the Drs today in NYC.
Original plan was to spend the morning in the park catching up on my reading list. Don't really want to goto the park now but lunch is still good? (Appt at 4pm, was only one left)
Walk into train station, pay for ticket. Get email from Drs saying he's sick...
Oh good... Except I already paid for the ticket.
Decide it's not worth it since weather is crap.
Walk out the station and... it's sunny... Fck...
Now what.... I can either go home and code or go shopping locally and eat out.
Currently decisions these and well shopping and eating out are also hard decisions...
Guess this is a good excuse for starting a lot of projects and never finishing.
You're being creative.
Hmm... Why does name look so familiar...
Ohhh mind flash... Looks at notepad file with my commonly used commands to confirm:
tar -xvzf ...3
Fck... Already used half my months data.... Clearly trying to use free wifi more helped but the slope didn't change that much....9
Oh this is fun... PSA: do not upgraade to Android Pie if you want root....
Trying to recover again now that after flashing Magisk i get a boot loop....9
I think I just woke up from a nightmare and inception.
I was dreaming about not being able to sleep because I was hearing loud noises all night.
Anyone else every had that?2
Hm... Sounds familiar and works pretty well I think? 😀
Imagine a local pizzeria is seeking a $200,000 bank loan to expand its business. Usually, if a bank accepts, the loan is provided with interest. This is a risk for the pizzeria, because if it can’t pay back the loan with interest, the business could suffer or close altogether.
There are other options, though. Imagine instead if the bank offered the pizzeria a $100,000 loan, and required it to raise the rest within the community, selling coupons in a local currency. A $100 coupon might be worth $120 in pizza, for instance. This scheme could help the pizzeria raise the extra funds.
In general, the bank’s risk in offering the loan is also decreased. Customers themselves help a business grow, making it even easier for the pizzeria to repay the original loan.
The pizzeria can now expand without being burdened by huge interest payments, and is confident that the community is eager to support its growth. Customers, in turn, are rewarded by a 20 percent discount on pizza!6
Must remember to go to work tomorrow...
But the thought of the pile of emails and issues and work waiting to greet me is beginning to make my head hurt...
Attending Teradata Partners 2016 virtually. The virtual sessions are great, with some very interesting topics, but the virtual coffee and donuts lack substance.
Interviews... How many of you practice technical questions like from HackerRank, foobar?
How many try but then get so frustrated after 3hrs of getting stuck that you give up and decide to just wing it?3
I've discovered the best time for me to write blogs!
6am... Now back to sleep 😪
Hmm... Not really dev related (but the post I will was...) Maybe I should also start using Twitter... But then I need to find followers....
When I read this game's description for done reason it reminded me of g-m-f and LetMeCode... Not sure why... but anyway this dev should be on devRant3
I think I now see the value in Twitter... After ranting in devRant for so long, I now want to rant about other things....
Wonder if the username rantingLunatic is taken... 🤔🤔🤔🤔
Is it just me or is the Collab section gone from the Bar.
Seems to view Collabs now, need to uncheck all other categories which is a bit annoying?10
Hm... so my screen time makes me happy and so does building apps that do work for me.
And when the weather is nice, I go out...
So even though I have a lot of screen time, I am good right?
P.S that's an app I wrote that gets me the transcript since reading is faster than watching a talk (I now watch only if I want to see the slides/pictures).2
Hm... I just realized something... Even though my bro is a CS major and got into a school I couldn't and knows like C++. I've done a lot more dev (programs, websites) than him at his age... and yet...
I often wonder whether I'm actually really good or perhaps it's just my ego...
Long post, TLDR: Given a large team building large enterprise apps with many parts (mini-projects/processes), how do you reduce the bus-factor and the # of Brent's (Phoenix Project)?
# The detailed version #
We have a lot of people making changes, building in new processes to support new flows or changes in the requirements and data.
But we also have to support these except when it gets into Production there is little information to quickly understand:
- how it works
- what it does/supposed to do
- what the inputs and dependencies are
So often times, if there's an issue, I have to reverse engineer whatever logic I can find out of a huge mess.
I guess the saying goes: the only people that know how it works is whoever wrote it and God.
I'm a senior dev but i spend a lot of time digging thru source code and PROD issues to figure out why ... is broken and how to maybe fix it.
I think in Agile there's supposed to be artifacts during development but never seen em.
Personally whenever i work on a new project, I write down notes and create design diagrams so i can confirm things and have easy to use references while working.
I don't think anyone else does that. And afterwards, I don't have anywhere to put it/share it. There is no central repo for this stuff other than our Wiki but for the most part, is like a dumping ground. You have to dig for information and hoping there's something useful.
And when people leave, information is lost forever and well... we hire a lot of monkeys... so again I feel a lot of times i m trying to recover information from a corrupted hard drive...
The only way real information is transferred is thru word of mouth, special knowledge transfer sessions.
Ideally I would like anything that goes into PROD to have design docs as well as usage instructions in order for anyone to be able to quickly pick it up as needed but I'm not sure if that's realistic.
Even unit tests don't seem to help much as they just test specific functions but don't give much detail about how a whole process is supposed to work.9
Just spent all morning adding my own user account to my local MongoDB because some network security guy found I was running an unprotected server on my PC....
I tried all the admin roles to get full access across all databases I have but none worked....
Until I see one at the bottom of the official documentation:
1. Figure out what project needs it
2. Read a primer book (skim), mostly syntax and note the gotchas
3. Start coding
4. Read in detail as reference or Google... While coding
Fuck Google... Live Captions stopped working on the Pixel 4a 5g I bought.... Just so I could use it...
Works fine on my rooted OP6 that I forced installed it on...4
Was chatting with a friend and he bought up the Olympics which is now cancelled and I thought...
What if we could never have a real Olympics ever again. Instead we have an e-Olympics for eSports.4
Reading a book on React and how data/changes flow one way... down.
Oh hm... sounds different...
Then after an hour or more it goes oh yeah, you can pass children callbacks.
OH WTF!!!! That's like every single language (passing the parent itself as an Interfaces), Android Fragments, Node/Express, Async finding)
That's pretty much MVC?3
Weird Thought: Somebody should make donuts in the shape of a debug duck. This way, we can not only have hypothetical technical conversation with the duck, we can also eat them out of frustration of debugging.3
Interview prep question. My understanding now is, at least in theory is: always use SOLID. I've never really understood it explicitly though I think I follow it a lot in practice, just naturally...
But when I usually program I'm kinda of in between... I don't automatically default to it.
Particularly, I don't always create interfaces, at least not in the first pass unless I know or expect many different implementations of a certain component... Or just because I need some class that does X but haven't quite thought of the implementation.
But I have never created an interface with like only 1 property or method... Kinda feel that's overkill...
I tend to follow DRY more I guess...
What's everyone thoughts on this stuff?
I tried watching the NET conference on my Android phone and got ago while having breakfast but the video loads but then doesn't play.. Anyone else?
After trying in Firefox I just gave up and Tweeted about how this probably correlates with the quality of the update...
Good job screwing up a feature launch...7
So continuing on my PC buying post, my friend found a cheaper, by $300, option but it's sort of a give and take. And not sure which one is the best. Plus AMD * still gives me a bad impression.
CPU Compare: https://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compa...4
I posted a rant... on Quora: Why-do-most-software-developers-suck-at-algorithm-type-interview-questions
Should I learn golang or kotlin?
At this point all I know is they're 2 up and coming languages... Maybe2
It's sad being single... 😢
(Leftovers from lunch at the Cheesecake Factory)
I probably ate way too much just to cut it down enough to take the rest out...3
What is the difference between battery and rated capacity. I tried googling and theres a very technically paper with the definitions...
But what does it mean in terms of using it to charge my phone.
#Aliexpress US $6.15 72%OFF | Essager 10000mAh Power Bank Slim USB 10000 mAh Powerbank Portable External Battery Charger Pack For Xiaomi Mi 3 iPhone PoverBank
This took me an hour or more and ran into an off by 1 issue that I had to debug to find out...
I'm not sure how I can do this stuff in interviews... but now wondering how Languages actually do this...
I want to understand Linux services better. Most of the time if I want to run a process in the background, I just use nohup and &
And put the commands in either init.d or crontab.
But lately I've seen some more complex scripts where it's called like logstash start/stop which does a free things including recording the PID somewhere?
In Linux terms it seems to be called starting a daemon. But what's the difference, benefit to all this complexity?8
Whenever I go out for a walk now, I get a monologue in my head about everything wrong with my team... But using managerial terms like man-month, velocity, chaotic, context switching costs, lack of processes and standards, need for more slack, too much low value busy work, technical debt, scope creep, (violation of) the two-pizza rule... by a lot7
Recruiter needs an alternate email so I'm treated as a different person.
Me: I use GMail, just put as many . in the my email as you want...4
I think whether this is even a project that should be done NOW
or if there's some critical dependency that some monkey just happened to have forgotten to tell me...
I had a problem visualizing giant job/schedule dependencies trees a few years ago and basically wrote a program to convert the dependencies so it could be read in by a JS graph program that actually did the work. The output was a Gantt chart but really messed up, overlapping arrows, not very readable.
Today someone asked me for my app and but in a better format/visualization.
I so I was thinking how do I do this... Figure out which nodes are leaves, how to combine visually.
Programmatically you just link all the Nodes together. So I was thinking like how u need to use BFS and Mark when each more is traverse and on its first traversal, add it to a Map<Depth,List<Node>> then print each level, etc.
But not so straight forward.... But finally realized that I'm not trying to draw a Tree (or a tree where the rootams are actually in the middle and the top n bottom are leaves)... But actually a Graph.... A DAG....
SO FINALLY I googled and found GraphViz...
And in the gallery I opened some pictures and printed at the bottom was like 1996...
And I'm now wondering "how the fuck did they do this?" Calculate where all the vertices should be placed so they can be linked with lines and and not look like a big mess...I guess like a yarnball3
OK sort of late but reading over my email newsletters and see this.
MIT got affected by WannaCry... MIT!!!! **facepalm**
WPF USER CONTROL BINDINGS/DEPENDENCY PROPERTIES... TOOK ME 2HRS TO FIGURE IT OUT.... AGAIN...
AND ALL I GOT WAS A CIRCLE BUTTON WITH HOVER OVER COLOR CHANGE.... I COULD'VE DONE THAT IN CSS IN 2 MINS...
I feel fine for the whole day but the moment I get off work, I just feel tired and want to take a nap...5
So just got off the train to transfer to goto work...
Wait no I'm actually going home, I'm off this week! Just happens that I need to get off at the same stop...
Moment of realization felt sorta weird... ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
BEHOLD! The voting power of Bill Gates!
j/k just a "bug" in my app, the rants were loaded this morning but going thru them now and upvoting.
But that gives me an idea for another app or maybe @dfox can just generate it from the database (not sure if he'd like me spamming the server to monitor the scores on certain rants).: A time graph of how a rant's score increases.
I realized today the I can actually edit my profile on Indeed Prime so did not have to accept the screwed up profile created by a **professional writer** many months ago...
Maybe now I might attract more interest...
But now after spending 30 minutes on this just realized maybe too late.... FCK... so I wasted all morning when I could've been sleeping.... :(2
HELP!!! I fucked up my OP6 again trying to install Lineage 17.1.
I was running Oxygen Pie and folloqed steps .. Flashed Lineage Recovery 20200609
And then the rom but just boots into Fastboot now.
I'm guessing it's bc I didn't first install Oxygen 10 and upgrade the firmware?
Not though I'm trying to sideload the zip but it keeps stopping at Signature Verification failed.... Even though I said override...43
Just "finished" FF Mobius (Chapter 4).... What a fucking waste of time/4 days... Should've just watched the cutscene videos on YouTube
Apparently I just realized we've been migrating our system in the wrong order....
The cross systems dependencies are like spaghetti code....
Data Flow: Old -> Upstream (that i need) -> Old -> New
So in order to migrate a feature to the new system... I still need our old system... indirectly...
I thought Topological Sort was a topic taught in CS... and everyone but me were CS graduates....
How the fuck did they screw this up?!?!?!
Not Dev related but just need to rant about parents....
They keep asking me to do things for irrational reasons...
Latest one: tmr is 9/11, can you WFH (from public library where I would need to disconnect and carry a 17in laptop too)
Git questions: If several people have merged different features into a release branch but then some need to be "undone" how do you do it? I guess the merge/pull? Without being everything else?5
Having a progress meter seems to make the wait a lot shorter... or at knowing it's not hanging it seems...2
How do you seize crypto if it's anonymous? Secure?
Just need to catch someone logging in?
Tristan Harris: The manipulative tricks tech companies use to capture your attention
I dunno.... I feel I don't fall into this stuff... am I alone?
Or is it that I actually rarely leave the tech sphere?
Amazon recruiters keep reaching out to me even though I've already tried and failed their recruiting test 2x this year.... And I'm pretty sure I told them not interested in relocating....
Then I thought... On the other hand this means they're doing well... so as a shareholder I should be very happy?5
Lately I've sort of feel like I've personally plateaued... Outside of work, which is still not very challenging, I don't have any personal problems I want to solve. It sorts feels like for everything I want there's either an app I can download or already built (or at least 90% of it and just needs some adjustments or repurposing).
The strange part is it's getting replaced by solving/looking at algorithm problems.
Originally I was going to do mobile + React but I just don't feel motivated anymore... Even if I did build it I doubt I'd use it and I don't have any mobiles apps I want either...
Maybe I'm just really bored at work so now the equation makes sense...
Bored + would like better job == algorithm puzzles
Though I still need to figure out what to do with my reading list and prime videos... They've sorta been backgrounded... And maybe even devrant as well...
Oh yes haven't watched my big TV for over a month....1
Is there some sort of Query Builder for ElasticSearch?
I have ELK setup and in Kibana can generate all the aggregation visualizations but now I want the data to be usable in a program so it can generate reports like who are our top users.
But the aggregation queries seem to be very verbose... not sure how anyone can generate or understand it by hand vs telling Kibana I want a chart with X and Y axes using these terms.
IDeally I'd like to have Kibana then tell me what's the actual JSON/Elastic query it used to generate that but can't seem to find something like that.1
I'm migrating a node app from rh6 to 7, initd to systemd...
Init.d runs start.sh which then spawns calls pm2 with the args. The problem though seems to be (I set the service to be forking otherwise it doesn't let it or kills the child threads?) But then there service then says it fails since I guess the script exited by itself...
And therefore the stop didn't work either?
I just need a service that acts as a link? To the actual start stop scripts and just run them? Without killing the could orocesses7
So my TV tuner outputs the videos as 1-20GB TS files... To my secondary 1TB HDD...
But that's my main storage drive too. And well I'm recording every week and maybe transcribing some to keep.
Also seems for Plex, need to transcribe to mp4 beforehand.
So now I'm worried about drive failure, seems most DVR drives last around 2-4yrs... depending on use...
Wondering if I need an external USB "throwaway drive" or another internal, not sure whether there's an empty slot, need to check
Ok guess my last post wasnt exactly appropriate... Guess im just happy to be back home and can code my own apps again.