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Girlfriend: What's your biggest fear?
Me: That machines take over the world.
Never let your computer know that you are in hurry. Computers can smell fear. They slow down if they know that you are running out of time.7
My worst fear while being the on-call/standby server engineer is that I have to call another engineer awake at night because I can't figure something out 😅13
I'd wear this shit all day if I didn't fear looking like a pervert to those who don't know GitHub.13
"Can you work on this ticket? It's kind of urgent."
"And could you please not refactor? Just get this done."
-- "Why? What's the issue?"
"The logic is complex. We should not break it."
-- "Erm, that's what the tests are for. So yes, if the need arises, I'll refactor. The tests are my guidelines if the logic breaks or not."
There's a reason we create tests. So let's not hinder code base improvements by some random fear that stuff might break.
If breaks due to refactoring, we'll fix it by adding a valid test case during and then fixing the bug.
If my refactoring does not break the tests, I'll assume the code base is stable.
If your code is untested, then we have a complete different problem.3
Q: Is there a word that describes a fear/phobia of regular expressions?
A: Common Sense3
"WHERE THE FUCK THE SHOULD I GO TO EAT?"
If you have a question in your head similar to this. Then fear not, there's a site for that xD
Hold your keyboard! Hold your mouse!
Sons of Java, of Python, my brothers,
I see in your eyes the same fear that would take the heart of me.
A day may come when the sense of programming language fails,
when we forsake our logic
and break all the laws of programming,
but it is not this day.
An hour of headache and shattered monitors,
but it is not this day!
This day we will find solutions on StackOverflow!!
By all that you hold dear on this good code,
I bid you stand,
I'm seriously considering never doing fixed rate projects for clients ever again. The conversation will likely go like this, though:
"How much to build my website?"
"Sorry, I don't think you heard me correctly. I asked how much to build the whole website."
"Wait, you changed the rate! Why won't you give me a fixed cost?"
"Why won't you pay me for my time?"
"Because I can get it done for a cheaper fixed cost somewhere else!"
"But how do you know that's actually cheaper?"
"What do you mean?"
"We pad fixed price projects precisely because we fear not being fully paid for our time."
Let me explain, many people here have chosen meaningless usernames to them, to be completely anonymous, many others didn't... For example if you Google Etrunon I guess that you'll find me in less than 5 minutes...
So I believe that this may lead to less and less hateful, frustrated and liberating rants. Mainly because of three reasons: fear to be discovered from the outside(boss, etc) , fear to be discovered inside (colleagues or friends invited here) and the latter is the community building aspect of this app.
So what I am asking (knowing that should be a lot eheh) is the capability to post new rants either signed or anonymous... This to prevent being discovered let us having rewarding rants to read while on the same hand being able to connect and getting in touch a little bit with each other :)
What do you think?
I'm afraid of getting dumped and it's not because i fear rejection or being alone, it's just because the stack trace will be HUGE!5
Goodbye web development; welcome back algorithms and scripting... How I missed you so much in these agonizing days we've been apart. But fear not, I shall never return to web development...
Well, I still have important websites to finish, but I won't let web development become my niche.13
You write code.
A strange issue prevents you to proceed further.
Try one fix. Fails.
Try another Fix. Fails.
Try fix #28. Fails.
You decide to ask for help in the support forum.
You start writing your post, mentioning everything you've tried so far. You feel your social anxiety and fear the humiliation of being told "because you didn't try X, you idiot". Then you come up with an idea for fix #29.
(fix #29 normally involves Wireshark or similar low-level inspection tool)
Try fix #29. It succeeds :)6
Always take the challenge.
Didn't know front end - took tasks that were front end oriented, took me longer but I learned.
Didn't know what goes on in the legacy code - took the tasks and dived right in the filth.
Fear the day the challenges will be over.14
as a windows10 user, I'd like to coin the term
a general sense of fear and despair, caused by either seeing the words "please wait", "we're getting things ready", or "update and restart"
Restartophobia treatments include having two or more pc's, or the application of Linux on a regular basis.
> Do I have Restartophobia?
General fear from the Restart is common, and does not necessarily mean you suffer from Restartophobia. But, if you dread opening your pc, or sweat and feel unbalanced every time you open the shutdown/restart options, you might want to check your symptoms6
Best current career choice:
Quit to become a Freelancer.
OH BOY did I sleep bad directly after that decision - no contracts, no sales running.
Oh BOY do I now 2 days later sleep like a dam relaxed, happy baby :) - My network for the win!
The days before handing in my resignation I really looked forward to just leaving, but the actual task again was scary. Why? Cause until then future for me was bound to income, job=stable income = happy me, happy wife, happy child.
Now? Just 4 days later, If all goes to plan I'm already overbooked twice. Truth told!: Couldn't have done it without the network that I built over the years where I was employed. Let's see how this works out :)
I stand up with a huge smile each morning: Just a great feeling!5
I'm currently rewriting the heart, foundation, core module of my company, that's written with my own shitty legacy code that is old, is dirty, but somehow worked flawlessy during whole 4 years. I'm afraid.4
Thank you Arch Linux community for saying that caring about security (i.e. expressing concerns about NSA's Speck being included as a module in Arch's distribution kernel) means that you're a tinfoil hat. Much trust, very wow! Nothing to hide, nothing to fear.. right?16
Did you think there's a pmrant, where PM rants about us and dream about short deadlines, tamed developers and... I don't know, PM stuffs?!
On every new job, there is always the Impostor Syndrome.
They know each other, they're all having fun and they're friends. They're super nice to me and include you in everything, but still a lot of the time they're talking about shit that I have no idea about.
And professionally it's not better. I'm new, I don't know how things work, yet everybody knows it like the back of their hands.
There is this irrational fear, this feeling, that I don't belong, that I'm an impostor, and someone might see through my mask for who I really am - a guy with no idea about what's going on, that doesn't belong, that's an IMPOSTOR.
It takes time to overcome, especially when in a foreign country. Once it's passed, I become more attached to my colleagues and my job if the hurdle was harder, than whether I felt right at home from the very start.6
I don't know a lot of people in other market segments who have zero fear of losing their job. Since I discovered that my coding skills are marketable, I have not lost a night of sleep over job security.
I'm very happy with my current job, but the privilege of rarely having to feel uncertain about income is incredibly liberating.5
Nearly had to call an ambulance because of a sudden heart problem that left me strenghtless with fear for my life.
Hope you're getting a better Christmas than I do 😅6
From a co-worker:
That feeling of fear, when you gave your girlfriend the password to your PC, and after a few days she asks you "what's up with that 'sudo' thingy you type in all the time?"...2
I hate devRant. Since morning I am suffering from diarrhoea and vomiting. My stomach aches bad and I have a complete bed rest. I had nothing good to do, so I went through the play store searching for new apps. I came across devRant which seem interesting to me. I downloaded and went through the app. I read posts straight for four hours and couldn't resist LMAO. I've been constantly laughing (literally constantly) and now my stomach aches so bad. Its 22:00 and I fear I might have to catch a doctor soon. I know devRant is the culprit and yet I have it open, in my phone, typing a useless non-humorous post. Freaking addictive. Ah my stomach..6
I just spent 3hours trying to make the simplest, barely 10lines python script work with no success.
I'm writing this rant from my bed where I gave up.
I love programming but moments like this I fear I'm not cut out for it and It hurts, the little self esteem I have left is on fire.10
Waking up after a drinking night and rushing to your computer to make sure you didn't mess around with your projects 😨1
What I fear most is the "I used to be a developer like you" type of client.
No, that's not how any of that works.
No, noone uses that anymore.
Please stop trying to correct me.4
I asked a question at stackoverflow related to MySQL. I tried to explain everything a good as I could.
Now i go for a cigarette and expect a -5 when I come back....5
Oh my fucking god I deserve to be shot for my stupidity.
I spent an hour in absolute fear trying to figure out what was wrong with my PC - it would boot but the monitor wouldn't show anything.
I'd forgotten that I'd changed to monitor to show HDMI input - but I was using a HDMI-to-VGA converter so the monitor should have been set to VGA input :/4
My most awkward interview experience:
I go through the whole process Witt my usual attitude: stay relaxed, be open and let it be a process about meeting each other.
My interviewer at the end of it: "we won't hire you, you are too relaxed and don't fear me enough."
Ooookay? Glad I didn't pass it then!10
After 9 months of my course that involved much fear, anxiety and depression, last night I had a great moment.
Learning about scrapers for my dissertation - watched 10 minutes of a tutorial video then thought of an idea and went away and an hour later had built a little program to read a restaurants menu on their website then read back what they had in the form of a poem - all in a language I hadn't used before that night.
The reason I learnt coding was that I idolised the idea of thinking of a problem and then just solving it with your own code. Last night was the first time I felt like I might be getting there.
p.s. Sorry this isn't very ranty.2
So i got a message on a job platform today from a recruiter. So far nothing unusual. But what he wrote was really disgusting. It was basically something like this:
"Since many engineers now lose their jobs in the covid-19 crises, rest assured that we are still hiring! I work for a large company blablablabla..."
So he tries to play with your fear of losing your job in the coming depression. It's also quite possible, that he will also try to negotiate a shit salary for you. Since at least you have safe job now, right?
Fucking disgusting pig.2
I understimate always how long tasks takes. Because of the fear that it is expected to be done quick.
I should unlearn that. And learn to communicate the time it really takes: at least doubble the amount of time of what you're thinking it takes.4
The best thing about having COBOL in my last internship is not that it opens you a lot of new job opportunities, is the look of fear and respect of your coworkers when you say that you learned it.1
You know what Linux has taught me? That above anything, a computer is just a tool. There is a lot you can do with the tool, but do not depend on it so much that you fear losing it.1
I don't mean to fear monger or cause panic BUT
I know somebody who knows somebody that uses 4 spaces instead of tab..6
Deep inside, no matter how many times I overcome my fears, I'm still "scared" of rejection.
It's an irrational fear, and I hate it.5
Ranting about the fear that some of your colleagues may discover the existence of devRant and can discover your rant about him/her.5
This kind of message doesn't let me sleep, I go to bed with the fear to be hacked for hadn't updated2
"I’ve noticed lately that the paranoid fear of computers becoming intelligent and taking over the world has almost entirely disappeared from the common culture. Near as I can tell, this coincides with the release of MS-DOS." - Larry DeLuca
What's the dystopian future you fear in software and development?
Personally, I already see all the desktop environments implemented on top of a HTML engine.17
Ok dudes, theres something id like to get a bit of help with.
So lately ive always been struggeling with this constant fear of dying that makes me overthink everything.
Im not afraid of the pain or the experience of dying. Im afraid of the meaninglessness of my life before (the current one)
I know that we are just animals, yet i cannot get over this creeping feeling of the unknown18
When you look back at Code from your 2nd year of university...
Using while loops as if statements to check for vowels... *shudders in fear*5
I just got offered my first position for a Junior developer gig. they are offering me more money than I expected and otherwise I'm super amped to take it.
what makes me nervous is its my first programming position. I have an IT/Programming bachelor's but not a pure Computer Science degree.
I was asked no technical questions and I don't know if it was clear that I'm very much looking for entry-level work. I guess the fear of failure is creeping up on me.9
From a buddy:
A friend's comment on the latest merge conflict on the integration branch:
"O brachName! my branchName! our fearful sprint is done,
The build has failed with every merge, the goal we sought not won,
The release is near, the worst I fear, would Product be exulting?"
I was supposed to be asleep four hours ago. But I have to say, screwing around with linux distros on antiquated machines I've acquired over the past two years is much more fun. The oldest computer I have with me today is actually the most recent addition to my collection: an HP Pavillion from 2002. It's got a Pentium 4 2.6, and is currently still running XP, though not for long. Thinking of turning it into a little cloud/web server for entertainment purposes.
I might just harvest the hard drives from it and put them into the other Pavillion I have (it's about 3 years younger) to have more storage in one device. Maybe I'll make them both separate servers, one for cloud, one for web hosting. We'll see.
Sorry for the ramble, I usually ramble to my girlfriend, but she's asleep, so I figured I'd dump it here.
Back to doing research.3
Lineage13.0 is working fine on my old phone now.
Lineage15.1 im coming for you !!!!!
Fear me Lineage15.1 !!!!!!4
Sometime I fear that I will be totaly useless if the era of internet will gone.. Era of computer will fade..
I cant even cook tea..3
Last night, I had a nightmare. After I freshly installed Debian on my laptop, i run `ls` inside root dir, then i saw `node_modules` inside of it.
face screaming in fear
Unicode: U+1F631, UTF-8: F0 9F 98 B11
Does any other front-end developer have the fear that we'll run out of handy words or phrases for JS frameworks and have to import massively long sentences to use what we need?6
I hate asking questions on stackoverflow because I can't come up with a good title. I fear having my question down vote.2
I started coding at Engineering school (so like 4 yrs ago) and even if there were projects by group, I kinda learned it all the way by myself so I actually learned to code alone. And to resolve my issues alone.
And it costs me a job right after my internship. Was a big problem since I was almost alone (someone worked also on it but they was on multiple project at the same time so not 100% available).
That was one of my biggest fear in my career and one of my biggest challenge too in my personal development.
And so, like 8 months later, I got a job, I'm in a big team and no more problem of communication. That's something I'm very proud of. But I'm still young in my career.1
Regional flight Sweden: "Passengers are not allowed to have a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 in their checked in luggage. If so, please inform the cabin crew"
Should one laugh or fear?6
Day 5, saga of fighting crystal reports and Oracle drivers: I have finally lost the rest of the hair on the top of my head, and fear my beard may be thinning. My rubber duck seems to be suffering from a personality disorder... things aren't looking good.1
I installed the Firefox update before I left the house and now I am on my way back, filled with fear and excitememt, not knowing wtf everyone is so mad about/amazed by.10
My project wouldn't need a robust backend language, or even a fancy frontend framework...
With unlimited time and money, I would give every child under the sun the opportunity to stay alive, to have no fear of poverty or illness, and to prosper in their own way. Only one design pattern needed: HOPE...
I have an irrational fear that I'll be sacked when I come back from a holiday.
I came back from my holiday this morning and within seconds of sitting down I was asked to not login because "we needed a quick chat"... Great start to the week....
(Wasn't sacked btw)1
My godmother asked me to repair her PC... so when opening the case i realized that her "shady"(improvised wires) case fan was not working... so i tried to connect its molex wire to the psu, and realized i neded an wire adaptor because the psu could not support that fan(only had one molex, female, not male and female), but I gave it a try... long story short... I SHORT-CIRCUITED THE PC...(but it restarted after 10 minutes of me dying of fear that i destroyed her pc...)6
I used to work IT in an entertainment startup, and now I’m an iOS dev at a big entertainment company. Several people from my old company have been reaching out to eagerly tell me about their new app idea I just have to hear, asking me to help code their app— and have even hinted at me quitting my nice safe job to join their great new startup that doesn’t even exist yet.
I know this must happen to app devs all the time. What do you say?
How do you deal with telling these nice people who just don’t understand it doesn’t work that way, without crushing their dream? I have a coffee meeting planned to tell one of them “You should learn to code so you can make a proof of concept,” but I fear that won’t be received well.
What’s the standard protocol for telling people you won’t be able to code their magic app idea?10
I've just got a new job, and I'm SUPER NERVOUS...
it's everyone like that or just me ?!
It's a back-end JOB !!4
You thought real fear is deploying to production friday afternoon?
Real fear is forgetting to flock(); a public toilet door while doing a dump();1
Does anyone else get crippling fear anytime your boss wants a 1 on 1 meeting?
I always assume I'm getting fired and panic over it..even though so far that's never happened.13
The fear that I'm too thorough, and out of that, the fear that I'm too slow and "others might find out at some point".
Living in the constant fear of the many threats that only people like us can understand. Even some of our closest friends will poke fun at us for being "paranoid" because they don't know how fucked things really are.1
Quitting nicotine starting tomorrow.
Anyone have any tips or advice to expedite the withdrawal process?
I have already decided I'm going to start going for morning runs and take probably 3 hot showers a day.
My biggest fear is that I'll get insomnia and I will not be able to keep up with my school work due to fatigue17
Flying back to NY for my last semester.
Don't know how to feel about it.
Let the job hunting begin!
Pssst... Please hire me2
Just a long rant here..
Im a bit of fed up with the "management" for this company.
- - - - -
There is a new guy joining the company which is being as "technical lead" a.k.a my new boss. His experience is a OracleDB expert. Anything related to oracle, just name it, he can do it.
But.. on other matter, he just dumb af. all his life only know "oracle", for that.. im really having a complex issue with him. There is a new project coming involving MariaDB, and the project is really complicated. This project is handled by me & him. So, since im not an expert guy, im doing lab test as much as i could, so that i get the knowledge and gist of it. But right now im stuck with my lab test, the project is just around the corner. I ask him to teach or look on his lab test or anything, but really waste my time. He doesnt even do anything about this, not even care. He just sitting, keep himself busy and everyday ask me either my lab test is working or not. I raise a concern that if im doing this alone, the company could facing serious issue, coz im stuck. He even said to me this project is complex af, even himself doesnt know what to do. but.. im not sure what he said is a joke or not but it seems pretty real for me. He just chilling, asking for update everyday..
For clarification : our company have ton of ESX / HyperV / RedHat Virtualization. U can create anything you want with any complex networking as you wish.
I did ask him once, really nicely, :"did you know how to setup the project environment?- out of curiosity"
His asnwer was :"by looking at the guide on the net, i can say MariaDB is really straight forward, really easy and for the load balancer part is really complex because not in the net at all"..
Then i ask :"did u do any labtest or what on this "complex part"?"..
He said :"no, im just reading the guide & my laptop couldnt handle this massive environment, its not supported"...
Me :"Our company have ton of virtual server, u know right?"......
Him :"I know"..
Wtf im doing here man, im dead.. for sure, if this project went down, im the one will get blamed here. Added, this project is for BANK. Im not comfortable to drag him along, by the look of his ugly face + me blaming him.. I dont want him to feel pure loser. Im not that kind of evil..
Ugly face + loser at work = not a good combination right.
So.. i feel really bad.. idk what to do..
Then, i take another path to learn..
I ask for "MariaDB Training" since we both is dead meat.
now its been a month without any improvement.
I did raise my concern to our upper management,
Got no replied & wont even care. Dead. MoneyTalks.
Im starting to update my resume again..
Thanks for devRant.7
1. Always have a backup
2. Don't be afraid to fail
Failing is one of the best ways to get better at our craft. Fear is a healthy response to a challenge, but don't let it control you. Go for it. Things will break and that's okay because you have a backup or a way to undo the change. Learn from the mistake and perfect your craft.
Boss wants me to become lead developer on a huge project; I still consider myself Junior and feel like there is still more for me to learn before I can even accept something like this. The company is amazing and I would love to step into this role but I fear that I will only disappoint.
What would you do? If I should take it; could you recommend resources that would help me level up?8
Do any of you guys have eye strain? I worked on a project for like 6 hours day before yesterday and have been having severe we strain since then. Haven't touched my laptop since. My doctor says my eyes are good, just need to follow the 20/20/20 rule, which is, work for 20 minutes, look at an object 20 feet away for 20 seconds, and repeat.
Do any of you guys have eye strain? Hope many hours do you clock on a PC? What do you do to minimize the strain on your eyes? Do you ever fear you'll go blind?
I have so severe eye strain it gives me migraines 😥21
My biggest fear about publishing open source code is people looking at it and having the same reaction a have when I get back at my old code.2
This is true incident.
I fried the motherboard of my new Windows 10 Home ASUS UX303UA laptop having 8 fucking gigs of RAM and 1TB HDD with dedicated Nvidia Graphics Card and video memory by just trying to repeat what I love to do which is :
Install and play Crysis on EA Origin paid channel
Install and program on Linux VM using Virtualbox
Listen to music
I am so fucking scared now that I am not going to repeat it again.
I fuck the fear of using such machines.21
I hate all of this AI fearmongering that's been going on lately in the main stream media. Like seriously, anyone who has done any real work with modern AI/ML would know its about as big of a threat to humanity as a rouge web developer armed with a stick.4
I spent 4 hours trying to rectify a client's website.
Just to find out it was missing a '}' in one of the CSS line. Can you not?
My senior and I started pair programming to improve my code quality. He likes it and I find it fun (and convenient that he helps me) but it feels like I'm making him do my work. I also fear that I am too horrible to be trusted with code alone but if that was the case they would kick me out right?5
fear that updates might break your system?
# cd /
# git init
# git add .
# git commit -m "restore point 1"
if an update fucks up, git reset. profit?6
I love listening to music while coding, mainly metal/rock/classical
Comment with 10 tracks from your playlist .... Here are my 10
0. Disturbed - stricken
1. Tremonti - decay
2. Black label society - bored to tears
3. Ac/dc - back in black
4. Rolling Stones - paint it black
5. Gary Moore- still got the blues
6. Carcass - blind bleeding the blind
7. Alter bridge - metalingus
8. Fear factory - linch pin
9. Pantera - 5 minutes alone8
Computers fear my devaura. Everytime I get called to fix something it magically starts working when I enter the room. 5 Minutes after I leave it broke again.
Repeat like while(true)3
I asked my teacher if i would be allowed to use lists in final exam. (If you read my last rants about him you'll know he has a fetish with arrays) He allowed it! I'm feeling so relieved!
(He changed his mind more than once for the last few weeks, but this time he made a clear decision and he will stick with it. He even promised it.)
No more fear now, I know I can do that 😁
WordPress comes with alot of junks. I want to make a CMS similar to WordPress but for developers which has builtin functions to make websites easily and extend the functionalities easily. Where there is no fear when updating their website to the new version.4
Studying software development in the evenings. More so to get the piece of paper than to learn. Just reading up the lecturers definition for cloud computing...
"It was a fluffy shape which represented something we couldn’t contemplate in its entirety"
I fear for the others in my course1
Anyone else have an irrational fear of others finding the swears in your comments that you forgot to remove before pushing?2
The biggest race ..
Intern wanna be junior,
junior wanna be intermediate,
intermediate wanna be senior
And the fear not to be lower then each other may be the reason why tech is
moving so fast on never ending race2
Went over to GeekSquad because I royally screwed up my computer. (Really, I wanted a second opinion)
Once I got there, I spoke to the guy about my problem, how I made the problem occur, and then proceeded to show him how my computer would BSOD just as it was about to turn on.
I then asked him if it's possible to work from the backend and reverse what I did to get it up and working again.
His eyes, wide in confusion, and fear, then replied,
No we would have to do a clean install of Windows 7 in order to even get past the BSOD.
I promptly thanked him for trying and then left with the affirmation that all IT ever does is clean install and then charge you up the ass for the OS and backed up data.6
Had to quickly code an emergency release for one of our visitor checkin apps that brings up a splash screen telling you to wash your hands after using our app.
Where others fear, I see opportunities 💰3
I have come to realize that my stress comes from how inefficient my clients use their tech.
I have to stop caring. Is it up? Is it running? Good. That should be where my investment ends.
I shouldn't fear a heart attack or stroke because of some clients' inefficiency.
IT'S JUST SO DAMN HARD.
The struggle of telling your coworkers about DevRant vs. the fear of them finding your rants you wrote about them2
That feeling when you've been programming, scripting and developing games, software and web pages for nearly a decade and you still feel like a talentless hack that doesn't deserve the wages you are paid, and constantly fear being exposed as a fraud by your peers... :x6
Job frustrated me again today.
The shit just keeps on commiting suicide...
Cannot talk much about it, but essentially it's faulty software killing randomly one or one up to N servers running elasticsearch...
Conversation between me and a good friend:
Me: No gaming today, work todo.
Me: Yes...... Could u go buy some groceries? Household help is sick.
Him: maybe...what u need?
Me: coffee. I need frigging fucking coffee.
Him: ok. How bad is it.......
Me: empty today.
Him: will be at your house in hour. DON'T DO ANYTHING STUPID.
It's funny how good friends immediately sense danger and become very attentive when the lack of coffee and myself is mentioned in one sentence.6
I just oversleeped...
Im not a dev yet, i have a contract job at the factory.
I have worked 1month already from 3 that i singned up for.
The worst thing is that i said i need a day off to give specific papers for my university. It was supposed to be today but i moved it tomorrow due to the problem with transport.
Well my superior is propably realy angry right now... On the bright side i will have 2 days off...
I wont get fired (hopefully) because as contract job they should only substracy the daily pay from my monthly salary.
This is my first time that im late for a real job. My intuition says that i should go but i wouldnt bear the shame... If i were to go i would be late minimaly 2 hours. I have no idea what to do... I will propably stay home and lose the daily payment because im not strong enough to bear the shame today. It would be very difficult to get in the company as well. Ahhhhh! Its difficult to make decisions when you are shy, lazy and scared.5
Went to work pretty excited this morning, and found out that my neural network that has been training all weekend was still dumb as fuck...
No need to fear artificial intelligence (at least not mine)
I am starting a web development company, my biggest fear is how can i find clients.
Does any of you guys has experience or any ideas of what i can do right or wrong?5
When you tell someone not to download unauthorised apps on work devices for fear of malware and they do it anyway, and malware appears and they say:
"But I thought apps on the Play Store are safe!"8
Like an idiot I decided to continue to grad school directly after finishing my undergrad (which I finished later than usual because I switched from a different major) only because my university has a pretty big deep learning lab with important professors.
After a year in, I realized that academia isn't that interesting to me and I'm nearing 30 with no real job experience so I'm hesitant to drop out for fear of not being able to find a job. Meanwhile, I'm dreading every morning when I have to go to the lab and do some BS experiments instead of being out there building stuff. I bought the hype and now I'm stuck.3
Can somebody stand behind me with a taser and tase me when I'm not productive.
I have been trying everything but can't get myself to get any work done. Which is stressing me out making it even harder to concentrate.
So I'm hoping the fear of being tasered can scare me into productivity.
The feeling of wanting to work but not being able to is one of the most annoying frustrating feelings in the world. And it's slowly destroying my business.
So anyone got some ideas, I just need to get like a week of work done. But been trying now for 2 months and got like a day of work done.
And has anyone build a fun to do list app yet that is complity gamified maybe I can trick myself in doing more.27
My Biggest dev. fear.
Hire a freelancer/partner to share your work load and he might start developing whole project parallaly himself4
Sometimes life just cracks its knuckles and goes like, yeah let's just fuck this guy inside out.
Everyday is a battle. Cockroaches are my worst fear. Like Orwell's Room no. 101 level fear. My tiny student residence room has so many that I'm sick of killing them. And they just keep coming back.
My worst sorrow is lonliness. I'm the kind of person who's fairly independant and level headed but I just love the feeling of having close ones around. So much that it's a part of my existence and identity. And sadly, that's just not there right now.
My worst misery is unproductivity. Not working on something useful always makes me feel guilty. But all the stress and responsibilities and the above mentioned problems leave me with little mental room to do what I like unless I put in a lot of conscious effort into it which drains me.
Despite all this, I stay happy. I smile at the end of the day and I'm fucking proud of it.3
That fear of messing up an already flawed program and making it more fucked up.
The lack of confidence is real. T.T1
Finally got an haircut after 5 months and went full two blade bald. Feels like and good. the only positive change in past 6 to 8 months.
I look more metal and brutal now. Though skinny af. The quarantine has destroyed my inner soul though.
Constant anxiety and agony. All I have been doing is working for 12 hours everyday including weekends and occasionally play CSGO in between. Started listening to music but still very less. A passion I used to live for, now a passion I forgot.
My seasonal depression got better but fear of losing a good opportunity has ingrained fear into me. I am constantly insecure and afraid of losing something I don't have in first place.
And now for past one week, I have this terrible toothache where I cannot even open my jaw to eat.
I have been constantly going downhill and trying to be more and more grateful because of fear of something worse happening and shit keeps happening.
I need to get rid of the fear and build up courage. I am not depressed or sad. I can function very well. I am just numb to everything around.
I function like a machine. Productive with no feelings or emotions.
Never have I have been able to relate to Welcome to the Machine by Pink Floyd.
I am just another dumb and rusted cog in the machine.15
Finally found the place where other deva can relate to the horror/fear of posting a question on StackOverflow1
Okay, imposter syndrome just hit me real hard, when colleague, who just finished his first semester told me about his company he founded on the side based on an idea, for which he built a prototype in hackathon in a foreign country.
After work I'll definitely have to start working seriously on the sideproject I started some time ago, but always got distracted. Easiest way to install dual boot linux on my machine (512gb ssd, almost full; 1tb hdd, empty af), without the fear of fucking my windows completely up (of course I have a backup, but I'm still paranoid)? Also, which distro would you recommend for c++ game development?8
I got news for you buddy. The cloud engineers at Amazon are way smarter and better than your idiot staff.1
Oh BASIC night, the LEDs are brightly glinting;
It is the night of the dear GOSUB’s birth!
Long lay the world in sin and error printing,
Till you appeared and the RAM felt its worth.
Shiver of fear, line numbers do inspire,
For yonder breaks a mostly harmless GOTO.
Fall on your bits, O hear the Visual voices!
O BASIC divine, O BASIC where GOTO was born!
O BASIC, O Holy BASIC, O BASIC, you’re mine!
Some want to say, “GOTO is harmful always,”
But what of them, in their post-modern world.
We PRINT the truth, in the line-numbered goodness,
But Dijkstra appeared, and the faith, it was lost.
A thrill of hope, when .NET BASIC announces,
But Visual BASIC, what kind of thing are you?
Fall on your GUI, O see the old line numbers!
Behold BASICA, O BASIC when DOS was born!
O numbers, O lines, spaghetti divine!
I just found out ostriches DON'T bury their heads in sand. It was a myth all along. They can run up to 70km/h so in fact they don't have to fear most predators.3
Two words that instill fear in any database developer: Cartesian Join.
I didn’t realize what was happening until the DBA paid me a personal visit asking what I was running that had cached over a billion rows.3
I have made 2 mistakes today.
1. Upgrading from Fedora 23 to 24 on a busy work day - it's taken over 2h now...
2. Trying to switch to a new TTY and launch GDM while it's updating - I now cannot see anything and live in fear of restarting.
Conclusion don't try and be clever with Linux, it will win3
I'm gonna start by assuming I'm not the only one who has to deal with this (because that's the case in almost any "Am I the only one that x?"), so here it goes...
How do you deal with the urge to use a framework / library for everything?
I started to notice this behavior in myself a few months back, "there's definitely someone who has already made this, so why should I reinvent the wheel?", and my biggest fear is to become someone who just links chunks of code 'till it works. Did you had to deal with this at some point? What was your approach to this "problem"?3
My biggest fear is once I start to learn another programming language is ill confuse it with the one I already know or have to unlearn habits that work well in my "native" language and it will be hard to go back. How do you guys do it?7
Does anyone ever fear falling behind the technology 8-ball.
I made a career move from web dev to mainframe in COBOL. I've been here two weeks and feel like learning COBOL is wasting my time and making me fall behind.
Just opened a project that I'll be working on for work, first thing I notice is C++ like code formatting, which hurts my eyes (keep in mind this is Java)
But then decompiled Hybris classes came at me with not only that, but three newlines between methods.
I fear what I have yet to see...4
Always saying "yes I can do it" even though Im already backlogged with work out of a fear that Im unreliable.2
The fear of making mistakes and overthinking, and thus, staring at a black screen for hours until I start doing anything.1
When you say something about machine learning that's cool, and someone responds with a quote from Terminator or some other Hollywood bullshit that attempts to terrify everyone with an irrational fear of technology.2
function watch($i = null)
return 'Game of Thrones';
return 'Silicon Valley';
return 'Fear The Walking Dead';
Soon I shall reveal my superweapon... one machine to rule them all!
Fear me! Cuz i had spend money!2
Exploring myself was always an existential dread for me, even in childhood.
For any arbitrary thing I always struggle to give straight answers to following questions:
Do I want it?
Do I like it?
The complexity of the topic itself doesn’t matter. From choosing what to eat to reading about ideologies, the fear and confusion remains.5
Not a rant, but a question.
Why is their so much fear of Google and Microsoft misusing information they collect?
What proof is there of this (provide references and cases, for a proper argument)?
What would you have these companies do to resolve the issues you brought up above?
I'm sorry if I seem ignorant, I'm genuinely unaware of all this. I'm willing to learn provided it's a fair analysis.7
I just accepted a job offer, while the current company I'm working in (which also offered me a job, cuz' I was in apprenticeship) has no idea about it. I fear the moment when I'll discuss about it with my current boss, because he accepted me as a beginner and now that I'm trained by this company I'll leave it :/
But I'm young and want to discover new work experiences so I hope he'll understand.1
And this is how it starts. I bought a Raspberry Pi 3 B+, quite some time ago. Plain board, just the board and a case. Why? Well, I have no idea. I always wanted one for some reason... and finally got one.
I got a good sd card for it, and flashed raspbian and... now what? What should I do with this?
*Looks up "Cool RPi projects"*
*Nah, I already have a NAS... No, wouldn't really use a media center... play games?*
*Well, let me just install sshd and come back to it later.*
Today, I run pi-hole, jekyll, node, gitd, a ton of other things that ends with d... I am even considering buying an extra one (maybe two).
Now I'm really afraid of what would happen if I give in to the urge of buying sensors and add-on boards.2
I really really want to change jobs and pursue being a game dev.
I am so tired of our company kissing our clients' asses, out of fear they might leave, making the developer work an extra mile without the appropriate salary for the extra work, which now I realize why we have alot of sh*ty projects.
I think there is a clear line between customer service and being suckups.
Not exactly a co-worker, but another student at my data structure class, the guy freaked me out, he would stand up in the middle of the class whenever he finished the assignment first and walk around like he was about to jump.
I did beat him the first time though and that's when I noticed it was like a race for him, I still fear he will end me for that.
i find comforting hearing good villain AI videogame dialogues.
for example, morpheus in deus ex.
one obvious reason is that the voice representation has an unrushed pace and low tone.
another more significant reason is that there are no emotions affecting the course of thought of an AI
because of that, villain AI characters can describe brutal but possibly actual aspects of humans without flinching.
as a developer or person, that is a commodity because you want to be as objective as possible.
if you had no feelings of self doubt, fear, laziness, shallowness, then you'd become an exceptional free man3
An arrogant and rich girl called "Microsoft" daughter of billionaire Bill Gates finally cut her arrogance and confessed her love to that guy "Linux" who were always at a small corner while everybody is giving him stairs of negligence and fear at the same time because he was spacial, thanks to his loyal friends and family he grows up to be a hell of a boy, sexy, stylish, very attractive and yet very strong to a point "Microsoft" couldn't resist anymore and shout out her love in public, will Microsoft and Linux get along and live happily? or the differences in point of views will shatter them apart again?..... to be continued8
Lets try the dating app 'Hinge'..
Well, first Google Playstore can't find it..
Never fear, my trusty PC finds it !
So, I go to the web URL found via my PC (On the phone obviously, since like many dating sites, the idea that PC owners might want to date, seems an alien concept so they simply never get around to creating a PC compatible app..), click on the, google play store link, and it tells me:
"Your device isn't compatible with this version."
I wonder what special features they use that my phone/OS doesn't support..19
I have this constant fear of showing my code to the world, but I’m confident to show my work to the world... How do I overcome this?6
"Almost everything – all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important." - Steve Jobs3
The greatest hurdle for me was overcoming the fear of making my own decisions and then standing by them. The second greatest hurdle was to actually admit some of them were shit decisions.
Started looking into ai. Now every time I talk to my friend about his job.
He stares at me like I'm about to automate his job away1
At a startup company I fear that every day when I fail to meet our over ambitious deadlines given to customers.
In the lady period i'm beginning be doubty about my choice to be a programmer. Coding always gave me the feel of create something with my hands, and i like that feel, but in these days i'm thinking that i don't have the right requirements that makes a programmer. I lack in perceverance, if i'm stuck in learning something, after a while (the whole day for example) i quit, and suddendly i feel the passion that i have for programming fades away. I taked some courses on Udemy in the last months and i've enjoyed every of them, but when i'm alone, without a teacher that tells me what to do, in that moment problems start, it's a mess. Maybe it's for these reasons that so far i haven't take job (a serious one), because i fear the failure, i'm afraid that i did the wrong choice. I need some advices right now ...7
Guys what are your thoughts on Pop!_OS by System 76? I'm thinking about switching, but I'm reluctant about it in fear of driver and stability issues.
I have a lot of fun during crunch time.
It's like running a marathon. It is both physically and mentally taxing, and I get a rush out of seeing how hard I can push myself.
But like a marathon, it suuuuucks if you are not prepared, or you otherwise didn't want to do that.
You hear that bosses?
Crunch is like running a marathon. That thing that people, who prepare for years to do, still causes them to piss and shit themselves while their nipples bleed. And that's when they are fully prepared. That is what you are asking your team to do without any notice ahead of time.
"Ok Derrick, I know you wanted to visit your family in the country this weekend. But we need you to run uphill, fuled only by diet dr pepper and fear of loosing your job, untill you pass out and need an I.V. to keep you from stroking out. '
Otherwise a lot of fun.
Business consultants armed with psychometric pseudoscience have invaded our organisation.
I fear it is only a matter of time before HR strays yet further from any sort of rationality, basing their decisions on some sort of essentialist colour type stereotype nonsense.
Anyone successfully dealt with these sorts of infestations before?5
So I finally set up Team Viewer for the ole' Gramps for remote troubleshooting, and now he shares my fear of having your computer pwned.
Nothing worse then the fear you made a mistake a sudden feeling of absolute terror.
Lucky this time did nothing wrong 🙄
Why aren't I more careful.4
Anyone else here suffering under a tech lead who instead functions as a business analyst and ignores their dev process in favor of stakeholder demands?
Case in point: our tech lead actually said in our latest retrospective (yes, we're running on Agile) that we should align our schedule to business. So wtf are we even doing Agile sprints for effs sake (this we did not say for fear of losing our jobs)
That feeling when your friends' college life kind of depends on you helping them out in this assignment using a low level programming language (low level means it was meant to operate on the machinery level) that you were really good in at the first semester. Then you realize that you have forgotten a lot of things just because the logic and approach ist totally different from the high level programming language and you forget how a programming language works once you stop using it and it takes time to dive back in and you really like being friends with them. Now all you're left with is with the fear of letting them down.
Guy told me Java Swing is more stable and has more effective look than JavaFx. Okay mate, I'm sure. 😒
Every time I hear footsteps in the office comming my way after a commit: "Oh dear god, what did I break?!"2
When this guy started asking me a bunch of googled questions such as:
Why should I hire you?
Why do you want this job?
What do you know about the company?
Describe your biggest fear?
What's your biggest strength/weakness ?
All the summers a small local company that offers IT services, mobile and web development hires me to help, as in that time they have a peak of work and is when the employees takes vacations, so, this year my job there is to help with a web they decided to make using django, over it installed other framework and also installed a lot of libraries that some are in beta.
We have limited time and we are wasting it fixing all the fucking broken code, incompatibility between libs and other fucking problems because their lack of vision.
I'm fucking mad as we are not even close finishing the project and the deadline is near. I fear this will mark me for the company to hire me future years.1
Updating 4K rows in a table with 4M using Libreoffice Calc to generate the queries.
I know, it's not the best solution, but I'm afraid of the single query solution.
Please, forgive me.3
Developing IoT prototype, from Linux platform, via Java servers to front-end web-ui has made me fear and praise all these JS developers.
On one hand they are the heroes of modern technology, on the other hand they are bat shit crazy sadomasochistic lunatics riding their frameworks through a sea of users complains and runtime errors1
Witch one you prefer?
MacBook Air i5 8gb ram
Surface Pro 4 m3 4gb ram with pen and type cover
So, I fucked up the presentation for my hackathon entry and we had to contend ourselves with consolation prize 😢. Anyways, it was a great experience 😃
today is one of those days were work is just a grind
that moment you are interested in nothing, can't find a good tune either and just want to go home and sleep (although you fear even that might not work)3
when I was about 15, I changed our windows 7 theme to Elune (does someone else know that one?) It took me a whole day, I had to google almost every step and I was in constant fear that something would go horribly wrong and I'd destroy my family's only pc. Back then I didn't really know anything about computers 😁 but everything went fine and it came out looking great!1
!rant - seeking advice
So I found a new job and will start at the beginning of July.
I will have holidays (approved) 3 weeks in June.
My resignation can be handed in after midst of May (1 month notice period).
The main reason I'm leaving is my boss/the company structure/the way we are forced to work. Therefore I fear having a bad time when telling my boss early that I will resign.
But I also want to leave the company with a good feeling for everybody, especially my colleagues who already know I leave.
So, the question which is torturing me right now: should I tell my boss in the next days already that I will leave or should I tell him the day I resign.
The latter would mean that I work 2 weeks after resigning, then take my holidays I have approved and actually leave the company by taking the holidays because after those June is over.
I fear that he might give me a hard time when I tell him now. On the other hand, when I tell him so close to my holidays, he might be angry (I am sure he will be angry anyway) and try to cancel my holidays...
For me it's really a tricky situation, because I think my boss has already a problem with me (although he says no when I asked).1
Started a new role as a front end developer working with React, happy that i finaly won't have to work with wordpress anymore, having a great hope that I will learn from the best with my team, and then ... COVID-19 ... I have to work from home
first task, implement a feature on a react front end build with react boilerplate, first time seeing this repo and dispair quickly took over, there is no documentation except for clone and install, the code is a mess, the console is filled with errors and warnings ...
I did what I could, but it was not enought, my n+1 didn't complain but if I was him i'd fire my ass with no regret, now I understood why almost all my collegues are working as a backend devs.
I don't fear being fired, I fear the feeling of being not good, feeling useless, each morning I stare at the code and I become illiterate, I can't even touch a keyboard, now I don't know what to do, fixing this shitty app, trying to build something with react boilerplate and try to understand how the data flow, or continue my endless tutorial hell .1
"Here is a minor update to our library from 0.8.x to 0.9.0. - Oh, and it is breaking everything, because we changed the API."
What on earth will happen on a major update?
Really, what is it with the fear of major release numbers? Just name it 1.0 and 2.0 if you break 1.0.
Better yet: just give it a new name. Thingy2 would totally do the job.3
temp commits are generally more useful than git stash.
instead of stashing, do a commit with a message like "THIS IS NOT A COMMIT, DON'T INCLUDE THIS". with some discipline you can then go back to your branch, `git reset --soft HEAD~1` and voila, it's similar to a `git stash pop`.
but it's better because you can do this in multiple branches at the same time and there's no fear of accidentally dropping some stashed commit.5
Best part of being a dev: when I try to explain what I'm doing to non-dev, they look at me as if was talking about black magic. A mix of fear and admiration.
So... Is arc really that hard to set up, and install/use? Im coming from Ubuntu, and what they're doing with 18.04, doesn't seem amazing. I'm afraid because I'm not using a very well known laptop, so I fear I'd get trapped with setting up wifi or something. I just really want a Linux distro, with SPEED. That being said, I still want compatibility with both my hardware, and the programs i use on a regular basis. This also may sound like a terrible question, but do all Ubuntu programs work on arc and other distributions? I doubt it, but worth asking 😅6
Share your thoughts of General AI /Strong AI
How far away?
Will it need Quantum Computing?
What company will get General AI working first?
Do you fear Strong AI?8
That short moment of fear when Windows restarts during boot without appearant reason and you think the last Windows update messed with the hard drive encryption1
We use MDD!! I coined this term one night after getting frustrated and having a lot of drinks. What's that, you ask?
MAGIC DRIVEN DEVELOPMENT
It's when you're working on a not-so-recent code base and are afraid to make any changes in fear of breaking things up. You've touched some modules, and now you restrict yourself to work only on those treating all others as a blackbox. Even if something can be achieved by a small change in one of the blackboxes, you still go for multiple changes in the modules you're familiar with! Such is the horror. You start saying that those modules work by some dark magic that nobody understands!
Soooo i recently wanted to install FreeBSD on one of my servers. I configured the raidcard and booted the installer. Installation goes normaly. Sever restarts and begins looping. After tearing apart every firmware on this machine and going to bed, a thought was crossing my mind: What if the UEFI doesnt boot the disk? What if the RAID card does? What if the RAID card cannot boot GPT tables?
Next thing iin the morning, i reinstall freebsd with MBR. And it works (after my NICs stopped working, so i had tp reinstall another time). I STILL GOT IT! That wasnt the problem we all fear to cannot solve anymore ^^5
Don't let your computer know that you are in a hurry,They can smell fear and they will slow down if they know that you are running out of time
Hi everyone... first time posting....Ive been struggling at work and have failed to finish multiple tasks given to me... I fear because of this, my job will be in jeopardy. Although I ask for help, it seems I am still unable to finish the given task. This leads to me believing I'm not smart enough or cut to be a software developer and also lead me to think that it's better if I just quit as I'm just dead weight for my team. I'm not sure what to do.6
Been writing a paper for university the last week or so.
It's not my bachelors thesis, but still rather important.
The project itself didn't go too well, but it is what it is now.
The only issue... I can't seem to get productive when writing the document.
I sit in front of my desk, staring at my monitor, and I can get out a sentence or two every 15 minutes.
At this point I genuienly fear that I might have some form of ADHD. Can't be that hard to document the little amount of work I actually made......14
Are here Vim users using the dvorak layout?
I am thinking of learning (programmer) dvorak but I am way to comfortable with Vim. I think Vim itself would not even be my primary concern since one should not use HJKL anyway. But I also have these bindings for switching tmux panes, vim splits and windows in i3, etc .
I think Dvorak would be a great opportunity to finally learn touch typing but I fear that Vim is not compatible with it.
So what is your experience with these two? Does it work? Is it worth it?2
I didn't know that working with React will destroy my confidence like this, I know that coding is hard but being tasked to build a front end for a large project with React and use React Boilerplate (which is not for beginners) just a month after starting my first job as a front end developer is nowhere to be the perfect start to one's career.
the quarantine did not help, it made it worse, I have so much fear that I can't even see my code, I even wanted to write some simple side project to retake some confidence but I can't, I want to tell my boss that I can't continue but he's very nice that I don't want to worry him, and here I am having panic attacks and fear, not a fear of being fired, because I am prepared and I deserve it, but fear that I can't code any more, I am not a good developer, but it's the only thing I know.
I had low confidence before but not as much as this time, this time I feel like it's the end of everything, I keep staring at the screen for hours and I can't think straight.
I am lost and I don't know how to handle this, I became a bad father and a bad husband, I don't talk to anyone, not even my kids ...
as always thanks for reading me, I only have this community that understand me.4
just yesterday, commiting a pile'o'shit code which u know is pile'o'shit but you had to do it like that because correct non-hacky solution wouldn't meet non-negotiable, client-critical deadline, and getting back a code review criticising precisely all the points which you are aware of and want to kill yourself for but you had no other option under the circumstances.
p. s. still under probation because it's a new job, and the review ends "no time right now but we need to talk at the end of next week"
p. p. s. second best job i ever had. week of fear of losing it commences.1
"Good ideas rarely come in bunches. The designer who voluntarily presents his client with a batch of layouts does so not out prolificacy, but out of uncertainty or fear. " - Paul Rand1
Its that time of year again. Servers starting to see the fear on system admins eyes as they prepare for vacation. Servers have feelings too.
Not a data loss exactly but a loss indeed.
It was my first week at my first junior developer job, I was just learning git and completely messed it all up. I lost around 3 hours of work.
I didn't want to ask anybody for help (because of that useless junior feeling, you know...) and wasn't as good using Google as I'm now.
So I re-did all the work. Thankfully, I have a decent memory.
If there's something to learn here is ask for help when you've used all your resources and still think you need it. Nobody is going to have a bad opinion about you ;)
First day at my internship. Was told by my mentor to search and play mobile games to get some ideas for the project. I'm working in a company that doesn't develop video games and now I fear that other workers will judge me for playing during working hours.2
I get to unleash my creativity.
My classmates && teachers fear me because they think I will screw up their computer/smartphone if they make me unhappy, gives me a virtual protection field from my friends bullshit.
I look cool doing being a dev.
And finally, learning to be a dev improves my logical thinking skills.1
Basic imposter syndrome and fear of getting called out on something and losing my job.
Or in my current situation where I have a terrible bastard of a manager, fear of not getting my resume updated and start calling people about jobs.
If I got fired right now, I honestly wouldn't care that much. This world is going to shit.
An old hillbilly named Bill, who started programming on patch panels in the 60's. Imagine that if you will. He taught me to be persistent, not to fear mistskes, and never take myself too seriously.
I love the logic that underlies algorithm. But nowadays I fear that this is almost disappeared, now programming a software is 5% logic and 95% read system specificactions, documentation, implement third part solutions, think about who developed the system thought it had to be and rant because you don't understand it. I like to solve math problems using algorithms rather than deal with user interactivity, for example. Yes, all this is pointless, but sometimes I miss the exercises that I did at school or in "IT Olympiad"
What the hell is wrong with recaptcha? It is solely there to be a nuisance, especially if I use a 2FA device. I do not fear hacking attempts against my username+password, because the 2FA will keep the lucky guess out.5
i am taking some pills for hemorrhoids and yesterday i was combined them with my third coffee. Somehow i was full of energy and i started coding like f crazy. I was literally writing code withe the speed and tension you see in movies, or if you like it, like our non tech bosses are thinking we work 8 hours a day for granted. I did not know what was happening, i was typing correctly, fast, and i want to live it again. Dope, adrenaline, aggression!
The code must fear us, not we the code!2
At the moment? There are a bunch of classes that someone wrotes back in 2017 to make a connection to a legacy software in the company and every single integration since then strongly depends on that hard to read code. I live with the constant fear of that code suddenly stop working, I don't think I will be skilled enough to fix it.
Of lifetime? Taking decisions on colors in the front end.2
I don't know about you, but I keep trying to push myself into learning new stuff and studying the hardest jobs to do in IT, but I currently work as web developer and find myself loving what I do...
So I was thinking for a moment: why keep trying to have a great carrier and earning lots of money, having a nice car and a hot tub? Why not just working in a small company or as a freelance and do what I really enjoy without the headache?
But then I fear that I would depress because I would never know my limits, what I could do with my life... I fear that I would regret not having reached the top. Not the top of the world, but the top of myself.... Because if you know what you CAN'T do, then you can rest with a smile on your face.
Don't you think the?
Sorry for the long post, I'm high as fuck!4
Saw a movie related to Data Security and Data privacy. The movie ended 1 hour ago and i am now terrified how my data is going to end up somewhere where it can be misused .Frantically removed all app permissions from my mobile. Wonder how many days it will last. But now after hearing such gory details , i wonder how i can keep my interests safe in this world. I am now even afraid to give my laptop for changing its battery.. Thinking of wiping all possible compromisable data. But dont know how to.
How will technologies like blockchain affect this ? Will it make it worse or is it trying to make it better..?11
FEAR OF DATA LOSS
Resolution => backupS
1: external drive (or NAS)
2: cloud storage (maybe multiple services)
3: git repositories
After all these backups you are kind of demigod of data recovery...8
The fear of missing out (FOMO) is gonna get us into trouble some day. #keepitsimple.
Inspired from devs and silicon Valley.1
All the people I know guiding me through my coding career say to use PHP. Are there any real drawbacks I will see using PHP over Python or another language for server side scripts? Or is the PHP fear/hate just a meme ?11
I used to blast throught everything accademic in a really short time span. I used to push hard on the gas pedal since my college years, up to my bacheler degree. I was always on schedule with every exam, even graduated top of my class and first amongst my colleagues. But then, I felt the urge to change university, I moved out of my parent's home, in a far away city, and everything simply collapsed. All of the sudden, not only was I struggling with my exams, but, most importantly, I started struggling with telling the truth about it. I constantly felt in debt of my parent's efforts to put me through university, to have given me a chance. This caused a strange feeling in me, it was similar to a weird form of depression, I was unable to...act. To do stuff. To even wanting to do it. I started procrastinating everything. I lived at my parent's expenses in this far away town but all I could do was playing videogames. I somehow managed to get to the point that I only had three exams left plus my thesis, but I did this by avoiding all the real hard exams, somehow cheating myself. I was already two years behind schedule at this point, and willing to quit. I was desperate, I cried a lot, thought about running away fron everything as I fear the disappointment I would have caused by simply telling the whole story.
Thankfully I met my girlfriend who helped me realize all I needed to do was move back to my former university and take it step by step from there onwards. I almost didn't make it...again. But I was able to pull throught, I worked during the day, wrote my master thesis early in the morning and late in the evenings. I gave it all. And I made it.
I graduated last year and got a job in the industry. I don't feel as useless anymore. I still fear and dread what the burnout made me feel. How it almost destroyed all confidence I had in myself.
Tldr; I burned out right after getting my bachelor degree. And I stayed like that for years, up to the point that I ended up being years behind schedule. I was able to recover thanks to my gf but still fear and dread those feelings I had when I burned out.
I normally don't post memes and stuff unless I made them myself for fear of being a repost and all that.
Was about to share one that I thought was worth the risk, but just as I refresh the feed, it shows up.
Glad I saved myself1
How long does it take to start writing codes without having to do “too much” looking up of some context?
I’m quite at the intermediate level and I fear I do a lot of cramming(and pouring) than actual coding.
I want to code all on my own, or at least tons of lines before having to check something up.
How do you guys do it? How do I become ‘pro’?6
I have so many Android App ideas but am afraid to develop them from the fear that no one will find them because I don't know anything about app marketing. Anyone been at a similar point and has some tips where to start?3
Seeing articles and stories and rants here of other devs gives me anxiety when they mention CS concepts and algorithms and stuff. My college teaches IT and not CS, so none of that more complex stuff. I begin to fear my hiring potential without that knowledge.
Luckily, there's online resources everywhere.7
How reliable are the spycam detection apps in play store?
I travel a lot and one of my constant fear is those spycams. I have googled it and the search results are pretty basic. I know those stuffs.
Any new suggestions on how to be safe?8
This is my first rant ever here, although it may not be a 'standard' one. Am I the only poor soul who finds Java Enterprise annotations (the fucking @DoSomething) the zenit of antiesthetic and unreadable code?
I fear I may be alone in this battle.2
Real question: what's the fear behind people putting tape over their Webcams? It's not that I don't believe they *could* be compromised, but why would anyone want to capture and go through hours of footage of me staring at my computer? My picture is on Facebook it's not a secret what my face looks like.19
Since I am working with a pretty large codebase at work and also some ugly parts I do not fear to look into a fat ass open-source repo and get into it (fix something, ..). Never let the fear of it be your excuse.
But if the code looks like golumn, rewrite that shit yourself and do better.
I've been coding professionally for about 6 years now. I'm changing jobs, and I have this fear that I'm going to get there, they're going to decide I have no idea what I'm doing, and fire me. I'm the sole income for my family, and this shitty thought scares the crap out of me. Does anyone else go through this?11
I love to sleep a lot and can't stay up too late.
I love cooking meals that take a long time to make.
I love video games, books, TV shows and exercising at the gym.
But I also love software development, and I fear I can't enjoy both worlds.
All of my freelance developer friends always stay up late and never have time for anything. In one hand I'm very jealous of their programming skills and wish I had these too. But I fear I will lose my life to it.
Can I still be a developer and have a life?2
Getting ready for another day at work.
They seem to think that scrum is the perfect tool to micromanage their team.
Thanks guys for the creative ideas on how to get back on her, but I'm doing the responsible thing and I'll send them a nice email detailing why that's fucked up and what they need to change.
Adding important words like, "that behaviour is affecting team integrity" or "it demotivates people", "It is counter productive", "it diminishes team performance", "instills fear".
Maybe, or I'll stick to my work hours and wait for my contract termination notice. 🤣
I think the notification about downloading pictures from devRant is useless. It isn't something amazing at 2017.2
Just explain me how to get over the fear on programming...I got a lot of resources but i too feared on programming while seeing the question???6
Today our king passed away.
I had to finish my big project before the 20th, but there was no mood for doing it at all; everything feels lifeless and dark. All Thai sites were applied a css grayscale filter to show respect for his loss.
I'm not a royalist, but it feels depressing when you thought about how you would wake up the next morning, knowing he isn't there anymore. It simply was the darkest times in my life.
I spent 2 days finding the truth while Thai officials were trying to hide, and now my worst fear came true.
He was the best king I've ever had. May him finally rest in peace, back to where he belongs to.
I'm working on my own smarthome project (how rare nowdays...:) ). I'm using microsoft's git repo. I'm not make my project open source, not because I'm a douchebag, but because I'm a very bad coder. My biggest fear is not the fact, that it would be commented as wtf is this code, but receiving pull requests from pros and I wouldn't even understand their code.
This is my "training" project (python, flask, apscheduler, sqlalchemy, bootstrap2, mqtt, micropython)
I'm thinking to make it public without accepting external pulls, just for me to learn more.
I'm just wondering your thoughts on this.
Going to France for a week on Sunday. First time away without a computer, I do have my iPhone though. Should I read my emails or ignore them? Hope things don't turn to shit.4
Some more song ideas: the root, the root, the root is on fire... and „don‘t fear the root shell“....2
Who else likes refactoring more than writing new code?
I really like improving a system, rather than writing something completely new. Maybe it‘s because of my inescapable fear of introducing a myriad of bugs.2
I fear that my code isnt as much good as expected so I started hurting my fingers... Anyway, started reading "clean code" so hope it helps... But fear remains... Want to do a good performance; I am married now...4
So I have a website as a personal project that has a decent amount of visitors each day. The codebase, however, is really ugly because it's something I made very fast in my spare time three years ago.
Over the past six months, I have been working on a completely new version of the website with a better layout and much nicer backend code.
At the moment I'm pretty sure the new website is ready to deploy. I even asked some friends who tested the website very thoroughly and came up with some minor bugs.
But now I'm really stressed to deploy the new website and I keep postponing it. What if I forgot a stupid error? What if some mobile part doesn't work? What if the new website isn't as SEO friendly as the current and I lose my visitors? 😱2
Inhuman deadlines imposed by non-programmers... don't know what feels worst: the shame of my own present code, or the fear of my own future bugs.
Today my ping caught me off-guard once again, but I will stop this madness for all eternity! Writing the ultimate ping tool, so I never have to fear high ping ever again.. well I cannot fix my f*cking internet provider, but my ping tool can warn me, even if it detects only the slightest inconsistency!
But first I have to figure out why my tool doesn't output the ping...
I figured out a workaround the coronavirus shit and to protect myself in public.
Instead of wearing medical masks (like all the sheep out there), I am gonna be wearing a gangsta-style bandanna.
It covers face and mouth. BUT most importantly it will scare people away and no one would get close so i will be practicing social distancing everywhere I go using nothing but the power of fear and stereotypes.7
Worst fear while adding a snippet of code from the net to my project :
I hope this doesn't mess up other UI elements.2
I went remote a year ago and have had the constraint fear of losing my job, even though I know for a fact that there are other devs who do less work than me and slump around more than me. Never want to go back to office life again though.1
Excuse me for my bad english in advance. I am not a native speaker.
I wanted to ask if someone has experience with humanoid robots.
I am currently searching for a master thesis in IT and have stumbled upon one offer at which you are supposed to realize a humanoid robot. At the end the robot is supposed to be able to bring coffee to people. To come to the point. On the one hand I have always wanted to do something like that and I think it would be a lot of fun. On the other hand I fear that the project might be too difficult. In the offer it is said that you should assemble the robot yourself. I have a little bit experience with arduino but in general probably not very much electrical knowledge, only knowing the base principles. The time limit would be 6 months, which in my opinion might be very little time.
So my actual question is: Do you think that such a project is realizable with some help of the engineers within 6 months or something compareable? I fear that that the task itself would be a handful in this time span with a fully assembled robot.3
A lot of us get imposter syndrome in this industry. I still get it on a regular basis.
You can't wait until things are perfect. You have to launch imperfectly, but with confidence that you'll get where you need to be. But then imposter syndrome sets in. Self doubt tells us we don't belong.
I found this quote in my email pile this morning:
"Isn't doing your best all you can do? Dropping the narrative of the impostor isn't arrogant, it's merely a useful way to get your work done without giving into Resistance. Time spent fretting about our status as impostors is time away from dancing with our fear, from leading and from doing work that matters." - Seth Godin
Hasn't technology become magic - and we ignorant sorcerer's apprentices who can perform a video call to the other side of the globe perhaps while we understand only some bytes of the thousands software snippets that were piled up by us code monkeys to perform the miracle? ...
This however has always been the state of software (for us developers): that this house of cards needs constant care by our hands to not collapse - in constant fear we may preserve the facades while the number of components that interact, the sheer mass of code only allow for guesswork and hotfixes accumulating the technical debt. Yes, we have all that terms for that. The problems are known since the 80s or 60s, so we might be relabeling it once in a while, but mainly it is just: complexity.. or entropy.2
I have something ethnical controversal in the making. I learned to shut up about the project. That's how i learned people fear and hide a lot1
atleast I will nt feel alone any more because of a crapy siri and all time fear of crashing the machine will keep me focused on work more
I asked a question on StackOverflow for the first time since none of the previous answers solved my issue. Nobody is answering. Should I be scared?4
pupils in the bus discussed when the next pharmacy magazine (primarily used to produce fear of daily things you use) is released... They've been around 15 years old. What's wrong with the world?1
It's bit like having Stockholm syndrome. I fear that all this sitting and staring at tge monitor can cause many health problems ... Bu I still can't stop doing (and loving) programming.
What's the best way to deal with constant dread? I deployed code after following every procedure, got every kind of thumbs up from QA and now it's my fault our 2012 admin site borked. Should I point out all the obvious flaws (again), or should I give up on our stagnant-ass developers and systems?
The fear of showing off anything new is crippling. I wrote up a Pyton API to hook into our current pipeline over lunch breaks but am worried if I even raise it as an option it'll just be cast aside and lost to time, regardless of business value.
so I spent an entire day tracking a major memory leak (10mb/s!!!). when I find it, it turns out that It's in a deep part of C++ code that I'm not allowed to touch. now I live in fear of just crashong my 16gb machine every time I debug.
The holidays are the worst period: since I am the only dev, my boss get into the code, and I receive multiple messages - calls the explain "why this is so bad" and even "when you come back from vacation we need to talk about a lot of problems".
So, everything worked when I was there because of magic, it seems...
Got offered a new job with a 50% pay increase after 3 interviews, which only one of them was more technical, and it didn't involve any leet code or anything.
My friends coworker tried applying and failed
multiple times previously, so I'm feeling wayyy under qualified because my OOP knowledge sucks, I'm a self taught developer. They asked me more about engineering web solutions - how I would handle a lot of traffic , how I've designed a system where it holds a lot of requests, what do I know about databases, what engines I used and why. I'm very scared to accept, and I like my current company. What do?7
Read an article about "Who is gonna grab the position of Google ". Nice jnsight about how a giant like Google can lose control of Android , due to proliferation of cross platform apllications . Instilled fear in my mind due to my lack of mobile developement knowledge . Interesting perspective on how cross platform developement can trigger downfall of Android..2
I asked the Node gitter community but didn't get any response, and I fear for my life when I am posting on SO.
So, I would be posting my query here. Any help would be appreciated.
Hey! So I have a code like
var cached = true;
When the v8 will profile and mark this function as hot, will the full compiler optimize it so that the 'if(cached)' is not checked every time?2
In university, would it be better to study civil engineering for my bachelor and then move to computer science for my master, or would it be better to start with computer science in the first place?
With a bachelor in civil engineering I can always go do something else if computer science doesn't turn out, but I fear that it also might be a lot harder (to study). I'd like to hear your advice on this issue.3
I'm in the constant fear of developing an app, going live (maybe having users using it constantly) then having a breaking bug and not being able to figure out what's going on nor fix it.
Java knowledge is in higher demand and used more often in large scale applications... it's also almost as old as I am and I fear it may be phased out sooner that Python.
Python is newer, and--in my not yet professional opinion of them--easier to learn GUI development.
I can find 15,000 pros and cons but I still have NO FUCKING IDEA which to learn. I just want to learn one that can help me solidify some skills in cross-platform software development and make me a little more marketable.4
Some days I fear I'm the most incompetent. But as someone else made the comment... There are git logs with useless commit messages...
So for fear of starting a flame war which should I learn and go through the hassle of setting up for this superior workflow everyone goes on about... Vim or Emacs?
I need to configure it for dotnetcore, editorconfig, Perl, php, docker, git etc. I work across windows mac and Linux so it would be nice to have an editor that worked the same everywhere. Currently leaning more towards vim as I don’t really know much about Emacs so what’s worth investing my time in?1
You do not know fear until you hit "get latest revision" in perforce without "shelving" anything before
I am struggling to have a holiday that includes no work. I keep on panicking at random times that I'll forget to code if I go any longer. Very silly fear I know but it's happening. I dont wanna feel like I have to rediscover my path around my projects when I get back to them. So i think of their structures and things needed to complete them from time to time just to make sure I am on track.11
When you lost almost three hours to get an unsupported version of the qmk firmware (for mechanical keyboards) compiled, but got chickened out of installing it for fear it would break the only keyboard you have ($100+ and a bitch to get shipped in the country)
Recently every time I write some code I have the internal fear that this code sucks terribly and that I'm doing something wrong.
Is this some type of imposter syndrome?5