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HO. LY. SHIT.
So this gig I got myself into, they have a whitelist of IP addresses that are allowed to access their web server. It's work-at-home. We just got a new internet provider, and it looks like I get a different public IP address everytime I disconnect and connect to the WIFI. And since it looks like the way they work on their codebase is that you either edit the files right on the server or you download the files that you need to work on, make the changes, and then re-upload the file back to the server and refresh the website to see the changes, now I can't access the server because I get different IP addresses. And it's highly inconvenient to keep emailing them to add IP addresses to the whitelist.
No source control, just straight-up download/upload from/to the server. Like, srsly. So that also means debugging is extremely hard for me because one, they use ColdFusion and I've never used that shit before and two, how the hell do you debug with this style of work?
I just started this last Tuesday, and I already want to call it quits. This is just a pain in the ass and not worth my time. I'll be glad to just go back to driving Lyft/Uber to make money while I look for a full-time, PROPER job.
By the way, can I do that to a contracting job? Just call it quits when you haven't even finished your first task? How does this work?17
WWDC was not about developers this year. It was a conference call with shareholders and investors. No bold moves, just several consecutive "this product will no longer suck" and "look at what you can do now, big companies" announcements.
watchOS will work now (it's too slow ATM). tvOS will just be less cumbersome. macOS still lagging behind (I mean, I already have great third party apps that clean my hard drive, but thank you for solving a problem I didn't need fixing). iOS 10 is simply about messages (it's not going to make me ditch Telegram, because it doesn't have an Android client, regardless of how large you make emoticons appear on screen). Apple Music will still suck, especially if you have more than one Apple ID. And Apple Maps will continue to be useless outside of the US.
Where did the bold moves go? Where's the "we're breaking up iTunes into several distinct apps that serve their purposes really well"? (Guess iTunes is too valuable a trademark...) Where is the "we will end the WKView vs UIView vs NSView nonsense"? (You know, OOP is about creating classes, which are abstractions and whose instances deal with the particularities of their environment; a View is a View, regardless of where they live; an instance of a View should care about being on a watch or on a phone, not the developer.) Where is the "we love indie developers and will help you"? They showed off a lot of integration with well established apps, that don't really need to stand out any more. They showed that video of "normal people" who have developed apps, but no one knows about them! And then they changed the AppStore so you can pay to advertise your app, but who has the means to do that? Indie devs are surely on a tight budget, so who's that helping again?
For me, this WWDC was sugar coated with a "we love you developers" BS, but was a business statement to large companies ("see what you can do now Uber, Lyft, WeChat, WhatsApp, Doordash, all the P2P payment apps, ESPN, WSJ and so on?"). It's already a known fact that the bulk of the AppStore revenue goes to the top 1% apps. And what's the point of having tvOS be open to developers if it is very unlikely I'll ever develop anything for it unless I work at CBS?
It's great that they want to make it easier for kids to learn Swift. But there's very little point in that, if those kids' apps aren't going to be used and are simply going to make the "we have 2 million apps on the AppStore" announcement look shinier for shareholders. Without a strong indie community, the Swift Playgrounds app for the iPad is just manufacturing workers for large corporations.
And without a strong indie community, things get tougher for indie clients as well. Who will have the money (and therefore the time) to implement all those integrations in order to even dream about competing with heavily funded apps?
Yeah... So thanks, Apple, but no thanks.16
So, I drive for Lyft a few hours before I go to my real job. Mainly because I actually enjoy it and I like talking to people. I drive usually from 2a-7a
The other day I picked up a female customer with 2 trash bags from of clothes, the destination ordered the ride.
She gets in car drunk and stoned and starts telling me her story.
Apparently she uses Tinder to find guys to allow her to spend the night. I guess she was homeless.
She never met the guy she was going to and and she just left a gut who she described as sketchy and had to get out of there.
Using tinder to find a roommate/place to stay was unexpected way of using app, never thought of that.
Right after her, I picked up a lady who was flying to San Fran to confront the mistress of her husband who works as a Software Engineer at Pixar. That was another great ride. The lady was extremely wealthy and absolutely beautiful. The husband I guess messed around with a 28 yo co-worker. Sometimes people just don't know what they have, I guess. Of course I don't know the full story, but it seems people with money cheat a lot more than the average. Guess it's easier? Idk.14
For more than 20 years Google and Mozilla becoming our lifeline ❤️thank you @google @mozilla
New plan. Quit development all together and drive for Lyft full time. I can actually make 10k more than I do now6
How to get a cheap rental while you figure out your vehicle situation? Drive for Lyft as a second job! Figure I can pay for the rental driving people on weekends until I can figure more permanent vehicle situation. At least it will get me to office during the week, and the extra income will pay for the weekly rental fee. Maybe even make a little extra to put away.
I really need to ask for a raise.7
Honestly, this week has made me realize I hate all of them that don't have a proper help system that a human being can answer the phone and you can talk your situation through with. So that includes Google, Facebook, Lyft, Uber, all of them. Not allowing people to get help easily outside the faq is just wrong. It causes people into a state of mind that is unhealthy. Kudos to all companies that still have a customer service department with phones and published numbers!
Alphabet has stake in Uber.
Waymo is partnering with Lyft.
Alphabet is gonna be the future of autonomous vehicles.
Now, how far that future is a whole new question entirely. 🤔3
Has anyone made enough money with their SaaS to quit their day job and focus on the business 100%? I’m considering doing it and just do Lyft or Uber on the side to make up for the salary decrease.3
LYFT has the worst shared ride algorithm. Why tf would it pick up people with completely separate destinations? With a time difference estimate that's over 30 minutes off. WTF Lyft.1