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Fixing a parents iPhone, episode 1.
Problem: "Whatsapp is gone off my phone"
Me: *unlocks phone and sees whatsapp*, it's right here.
Mam: no, I no that I can't see my messages.
Me: ok, that is definitely not what "whatsapp is gone off my phone means".
*inside add contact screen*
App seems ok, your trying to add a contact?
Mam: that's a problem, whenever I open it I only see that page.
Me: *taps cancel button with shocked face*
Mam: omg there's my messages, how did you do that?
Me: ... ... ... I tapped the very easy to see, large cancel button in the top right hand corner.
Mam: but why was it opened there?
Me: *looks at opened message from unknown number*
If I was to hazard a guess, now stay with me on this one as it's a bit complex. I think ... I THINK ... you clicked the "add to contacts" button on the screen in front of you.
I am suspicious of one thing though.
Mam: what's that?
Me: how you managed to click the add contacts button, and when brought to the add contacts screen, you assume the app is broken.
Mam: oh will you **** off you sarcastic little ****. Thank you very much.
Me: no prob, 4 year computer science course put to great use.21
My 6 year old has been learning about trees at school, and had questions for me. Needless to say, she now has the best understanding of data structures in her class, and I expect parents evening will be "interesting"8
I fucking love my parents.
Came to visit them again and told them that I might buy an iPhone in the future (I fucking hate apple/i-devices and they know that).
Mom: "You are going to WHAT? Are you okay, son?"
Dad: *walks towards me and puts hand on forehead* "Hmmm, doesn't seem to be that warm. Maybe we should visit a psychiatrist soon."
Me: 😂. mom, dad, I fucking love you.56
tl;dr don't, just don't.
A curious little me (12-14 years) just stated using the family shared computer.
And he thought: It's so slow! Maybe I can make it faster, my parents would be happy!
So he looked at this little switch on the back and he switched it from 230 to 115.
Not knowing what he did, he turned the PC on... for the last time.
Smoke, a nasty smell and a loud bang were the last memories left behind.
The parents were not happy.36
My dad called me up at 11:30 PM telling me that his computer wasn't booting. I drive over to see what was going on. I notice immediately that the motherboard light is a solid amber light.
Me: "The motherboard is amber, that means it's failing to POST".
Dad: "How soon can we fix it? I need to run my Ebay business."
Me: "A week probably. You have a laptop that works can you use that?"
Dad: "It doesn't work great with Windows, it's not a very powerful compu"
Me: "You're going to use Linux dad. Welcome to Linux."11
"And jesus said:
Return home to your villages and solve the IT problems of your parents"
Merry Christmas everyone!!2
When I Made Passworts visible in Chrome and the teacher sent me home...
...It was Friday!
She sent me home because she was really fu**ing scared of what I did and even called my Parents9
Parents: When your child spends a lot of time with the PC and doesn't want to interact with you, you have some reflection to do before you turn off the internet and nag them for things all day. Chances are, they don't like being with you but don't want to say it, either, because of the kind of things they know you will say and think if they do it.
And for the love of everything that is holy, do NOT turn the internet off! That pisses them off even more!
Maybe I'd have told you how much I hate being forced to be with you if it didn't mean I'd get guilt tripped about it.
Being around the people who pretend that you are a fucking machine that only needs material things in life and does not at all need emotional support at least in the early parts of your life and deflecting every legit argument for the things you stand for with "Muh Feelingz" makes them seem even more pathetic than they are. They manage to be an inspiration to everyone who doesn't know them, yet fail to be the persons their children have any respect for.
It's as if children never imitate their surroundings at all...8
I spent a day teaching my 3 year old nephew to count from 0 and he argued with his teachers the following day that he has 9 fingers. His parents have been called to school 😂18
Linux is awesome. In runs on my fridge (Tizen), my TV (Tizen), my phone (Android), my watch (Android Wear), My PC (Ubuntu) and my laptop (Kali). I'm now trying to force my parents to convert to Linux.30
Back in the days...
Parents: get off that computer it will get you nowhere in life!
Me:But im programming not playing games..I want to become a programmer...
Parents:programming or games it's all the same! Take an example of your sister who actually achieved something with her studies (she's a doctor)
Me today asa computer engineer...receiving paycheck higher than my sister who is a doctor and not to mention I got a car of the company and living very comfortably.
Parents can't believe it.
Moral of the story: never let anyone tell you what to do. Keep doing what you truly love and get real good at it!😉14
Me: *opens a terminal in front of parents and starts a build script from command line. Logs start rapidly flooding the screen*
Mom: *whispers to dad proudly* “look at how much she has worked. Look how fast the lines are running on the screen!!
I didn’t wanna burst their bubble by explain them that their child is NOT doing any rocket science, and is something even they can do(maybe better).
So I responded back with a fake serious tone
“Yeah it’s all code.”
If only they knew what I was actually doing...12
My parents gave me a lovely surprise😍
4gigs of gtx960m and a 6th gen i5, I think I am set for a few years27
"Dad, just because the envelope has 'USA' printed on it doesn't mean that it's a job offer from Google" :/
Thanks @trogus & @dfox for the stickers.
- With love from India9
Conversation with my mom the other day:
Mom - How do you use the screenshot button on the keyboard? (She has a Windows work laptop)
Me - Just press it.
Mom - I did that! It didn't do anything.
Me - Lol it's not supposed to do anything. It takes a picture of whatever is on your screen and you have to paste it somewhere like Paint to save the image.
Mom - Ohhh that's too much work. I use Snippit (or whatever the built in Windows screenshot app is called) and send it to myself in an email.
She takes a screenshot, pastes it in an email, and sends it to herself to save it. Hm.
Then she told me tonight that she needed to screenshot these questions in a quiz she was taking. I kid you not - she took a screenshot of 2 questions at a time, pasted them in an email that she sent to herself, and then printed the email. She did this for 40 questions so she printed out 20 emails with screenshots of quiz questions. She also printed out the 200 page manual she needs to study and deleted the pdf. Mom, seriously? What if you need to find something in that 200 page manual? It's so much easier to ctrl + F to find a specific word or phrase. Ohh it doesn't matter she says, there's an index.21
I am Indian. I thought my parents had high standards then I looked at devrant's requirements for a stress ball.13
Parents back then: "You are computer addicted, I saw that in a talkshow. You clearly are. I will take this computer away from you. All the people there are no real people! Realize that!"
Same parents today: "I have one friend on facebook less than yesterday again! What do they have against me?! I need to answer all those game invites! X doesn't want to help me build my farm! Y DELETED ALL THEIR PRIVATE MESSAGES WITH ME UNTIL LAST MONTH!"12
My parents recently got divorced and sold their house, so I had to go through all my old stuff and found this beauty! A pair of new bateries and it still work! Fuck Yeah!14
Who hates when their parents think they're playing video games when in reality we're programming?17
D: Hai, so, um, my pc's not booting up.
D: What do I do now?
M: You tried fixin' it?
D: That's why I'm calling you.
M: I'm 400km away from you. Does it do anything by pressing a power-on button?
D: No. But I touched it, it's really hot.
M: When was the last time you cleaned that shit up?
D: I have to clean it?
*PC is located at dusty environment at work. 5 years old and is being turned on 6 days a week*
Clean. Your. Pc.
Oh, and yeah, it overheated, burned the mbo, power suply, and cpu cooler stopped spinning.
It's like Satan threw a curse on a pc, and took a piss on it.
The best part? He's mad because I "never help him nor have time when he needs something to be fixed".
He can fix the PC in a pc shop that is across the street.
So, you doin' any better this week?7
Parents:why is my iPad so slow?
Me: It's old (1st gen that came out in 2010)
P:well just clean it up and make it go faster
M:Theres nothing to clean... Theres only a browser app and solitaire....
P: well just fix it so it's faster
M:....... *turns it off and on again*
M: All fixed2
Developers sound like psychotic sewing serial killers.
Always taking about strings and threads or killing parents, children and detaching heads.11
Parents who, despite clearly seeing a code on my monitor think that I'm playing games, and need to nag me to study cause they "rarely see me with the textbook".
I'm in an IT university and explaining that everything's in PDF or just online doesn't help9
Me: *uses google chrome*
Parents: Stop, log out of everything, you're hogging up the internet, omg
Me: *unplugs computer*
Parents: *their computer still not working* You downloaded a virus to our wifi you're grounded for a month3
Managing an app in Canada, came back home to Thailand to visit my parents.
No deployments while you're gone, just bug fixes, boss said.
Landed at 3am, "hey I know we only support desktop but we got new customers only on iPad, make it responsive in a day and deploy." Wtf.
Haven't even seen my parents. In Starbucks.15
They know exactly what I do, both my parents and my sister.
Then again, they use Linux as main system although they're very a-technical ;)11
As my teacher once said: if you want to avoid to get a burnout, just have kids. Parents have no time for having burnouts.19
My parents both have cs degrees
So they don't think I am that special.
But my mom is also one of those people who ask me to help them with googleable questions.2
My parents my whole childhood:
What are you *** doing in front of that screen?!?!
Stop playing GAMES and go out and do something with your life!
You are WASTING your LIFE on ****!
You will NEVER get a job.
Today I am payed more than 20th times as my dad was payed in my age.
They finally stopped complaining.6
My mom: "there's a virus in my phone! It says so when I open Chrome!"
Me: "...stop clicking on strange links that your friends send you, mom. Nobody will ever give you free Nespresso capsules for life as a gift."
Every damn time.4
Big stormish weather in the Netherlands today. I rely on public transportation for work and the trains are down 😩
Glad my parents live nearby my work!22
one of my cousin ask me to help him for uploading his ex's private pics and videos on porn websites.
Because her parents are not allowing their marriage and she is not ready to go against family (he is not working anywhere, Jobless)
I simply take screenshots of our chat and send to his ex and her parents.
Hope they will punish him.16
Convincing my parents that I'm doing something useful on my computer and that it can also help me get a job5
At my sisters place together with my parents. Showed my 100K accomplishment and I'm now showing my mother around.
It's funny how certain terms are hard to grasp for not so techy people!8
Mum: "Well I suppose all that sitting in from of the computer has paid off"
Dad: "You want to be like that PayPal guy who now builds rockets?"
My parents are pretty cool3
When my brain is on turbo boost mode to complete my coding projects and my parents are like "son stop playing with your laptop, do some productive work, think of your future". 🙂🔫6
Today's my birthday!
Parents: You didn't requested one.
ME: But you always bought me SOMETHING.....
Parents: What do you want?
>Degree i think im getting: software engineering
>Degree my parents think im getting: repair magic2
What my parents would have said back in the day if I told them I was a dev: "You listen to that annoying sound for a living?"2
my parents told me to build a website for my father's company ... one hour later they asked me if it was ready ..3
DEVRANT CRASHED AND MY RANT IS GONE! I'M NOT A HAPPY MISH.
To be brief, I just remembered how my father used to smash my phone to the ground when he was angry about it.
Everytime he sees me using it. Smash!
I once made a Facebook to make more friends since I didn't have much, and still don't. (I didn't use the app btw.) He saw my search history and was furious. (My parents don't permit me to have social media. They think devRant is a school thing.)
He smashed it to the ground saying I can never use Facebook again.
He did that to 3 phones.
Fortunately, he doesn't do that anymore. Mainly because I'm the one who helps him with computer stuff and searches for the emails he needs.16
New year's resolutions:
1) Rid and keep my life free of toxic people. This includes parents.
2) Find a well-paying job that isn't also toxic.
3) Take care of myself for a change!
4) Stop putting up with things I don't have to.
5) Actually enjoy things I enjoy.
6) Finally buy a harp. I've wanted one since I was 3 ffs.
7) Finish de-googling my life.11
I'm a freelance iOS developer / UI designer and working on a pet related startup. I deal with lot of pets. My parents thinks that I'm full-time dog care taker.7
When the code is not working:
I have failed my parents, my job and everyone. I shouldn't have taken Software Engineering as my profession. All I'm doing is giving pain and frustration to everyone. *thinks about a clean way of suicide*
Then after a while the code works:
I am probably the best engineer to live on these planet.3
ALWAYS make a backup, or at least save your files every 5 minutes (or turn auto-save on).
You never know whether your parents will click the X button and clicking No in the save confirmation.7
My dad was a Novell Certified Engineer and my mom a Bachelor in Computer Systems, so I kinda admired them until one tragic day my dad suggested "Hey son why don't you make it using Access".1
Found this sweet floppy at my parents place yesterday.
I dont even know if 1.44MB was alot, average or a little back then.28
Dad: “Hey son.. I have this new software called blablablu.."
Dad: "well it's not working.. there's an error and it's not doing what I want.."
Me: "okay.. I don't know.. sorry.. I don't know that software.. I can't help you.."
Dad: "you're studying computer science... you should know what to do.."
You ****ing serious?! -.-14
How tf does these even make sense?! That's a fucking sledgehammer and large metal chisel on fucking steroids. If your parents don't know what the fuck those are and realize they have nothing to do with fixing a relatively flimsy box (in comparison) they probably need more than their WiFi fixed, but since they managed to fucking raise you, I doubt they're that dumb. I get that parents might not always understand technology, but shit, at least respect the fact that they survived without the Internet, which you probably couldn't do...4
!dev && rant
Went to the café earlier today to buy some cigarettes, because the nearby beauty/drug store is phasing them out due to what according to the cashier I asked is because "we are a beauty store so cigarettes don't align with that philosophy!"
If they really stand for beauty, they wouldn't have employed you, ugly fucking bitch.
So, onwards to the café which I recall has a cigarette vending machine. Closed.
To the next one!
Me: "Um, do you have a cigarette vending machine?"
Some motherfucker who was drinking there: "You know, you could stop smoking and start living healthy-"
Me: "you know how difficult it is to stop smoking? ^^"
Me (internally): YOU FILTHY WASTE OF OXYGEN, THIS IS MY BODY, MY LIFE, I CHOOSE WHAT TO DO WITH IT!! Or are you divine oracle of knowledge about health somehow an authoritative source of advice?!
You know what that sounds like? It sounds like those fucking morons on every Windows rant saying "yOU sHoULd rEalY usE LenOx!!". Or the motherfuckers at every family dinner saying "I am vegan, therefore you shouldn't eat meat!!"
Same motherfucker: "Oh it looks like you're sweating too!"
YEAH YOU PIECE OF SHIT, I REALLY DIDN'T NOTICE THAT YET!!! IT'S 32 FUCKING DEGREES IN MY APARTMENT, MY ASSCRACK IS WELDED TOGETHER, YET YOU THINK THAT I DIDN'T NOTICE YET THAT I'M SWEATING?!!!
If only I could shoot them in their fucking heads and expose them for the brainless pieces of shit they are!!!34
*while visiting my parents once in while*
Mom : son, help! I have a problem with my [insert technological device here]!
Me : ugh... Here we go again. *Applies physical presence near mom and said problematic device*
Mom : oh, well... It's working now! Thanks!
Me : numberOfFixes++; // ¯\_(ツ)_/¯4
Man: Hey Google, tell my wife that I cant make for the dinner with her parents.
Google Assistant: Okay, will do.
Google Assistant: Next time, you talk to your wife yourself...1
Introducing my parents/sister to devRant. This is way more explaining then I thought but very funny 😅.
Especially explaining the word devRant, the principle of comments and rants and how mentions and tags work is a challenge 😆13
My parents think laptop is only for playing games.
I don't even have a game installed in my laptop.
They start telling me "stop playing, do something else" whenever I sit in front of laptop for more than 30 minutes.
Happened half a year ago (parents both use Linux although they're very a-techie).
*Dads laptop comes back from store after a repair*
Dad: (on the phone) hello son, could you help me out? they put some weird stuff on my laptop at the repair centre...
Me: Weird stuff? like what?
Dad: It's a virus I think
Me: A virus??
Dad: Definitely a virus!
Me: And what is this virus called?
Dad: Windows 10!
Me: Oh yes coming over asap to get that removed!
I put elementary OS on it again when i went to visit my parents.17
Article title: "Mastering React component composition using children"
<image of a couple holding a baby>
Image caption: "Parents with child."
**Reads the title again**
What I hoped to do today: program
What my parents hoped to do today: go to the pool
What we are actually going to do today: go to the pool
Sometimes I wonder how compromised my parents online security would be without my intervention.
My mom logged into her gmail and there was an red bar on top informing about Google preventing an attempted login from an unknown device.
Like typical parents / old people, that red bar didn't caught her attention but I noticed it immediately. I took over and looked into it. It showed an IP address and a location that was quite odd.
I went ahead with the Account security review and I was shocked to find that she had set her work email address as the recovery email!!
I explained her that work email accounts cannot be trusted and IT department of the workplace can easily snoop emails and other info on that email address and should not be related to personal accounts.
After fixing that issue, me being a typical skeptic and curious guy, I decided to find more info about that IP address.
I looked up the IP address on a lookup website and it showed an ISP that was related to the corporate office of her workplace. I noticed the location Google reported also matched with the corporate office location of her work.
Prior to this event, few days ago, I had made her change her gmail account password to a more secure one. ( Her previous password was her name followed by birth date!! ). This must have sent a notification to the recovery mail address.
All these events are connected. It is very obvious that someone at corporate office goes through employees email addresses and maybe even abuse those information.
My initial skeptism of someone snooping throguh work email addresses was right.
You're welcome mom!9
ME: I'm having problems with my parents
GF: Why don't you talk to them?
ME: I can't
GF: Why not?
ME: They're made of code
GF: ... thinking... ~face palm~3
At my parents house for the holidays and I don't have my original "duck" so I had to get a new one. Handmade out of rubber and metal and looks damn awesome5
My parents told everyone at church that I have a computer science degree. I got asked to install security cameras 5 minutes after. Cool :/7
The toughest thing is to explain your parents that you are doing something productive when you are sitting in front of your computer for whole day.6
Girlfriend's parents are talking about an issue with their printer in the next room. How long before I'm asked to fix it?7
Me: *talking to my rubber duck*
Parents: "Who're you talking to?"
Me: "I'm calling my team"
Parents: *walks in*
Parents: "what the FUCK"6
Typical conversation between my parents and me
Parents: Can you make stuff?
Me: Make what?
Parents: The thing you do all the time.
Me: "Computer stuff"?
Me: Well, yes, why?
Parents: What can you do?
Me: Well, I know C# the most...
Parents: Can you then make software like Facebook, Twitter, etc?
Me: Well, I can, but that will take a lot of time.
Parents: You should really make something and make money.
Me: Ok. (goes into my room, and turns on laptop)
(a few monents later....)
Parents: U DOIN COMPUTER???
Parents: When did I said to do "Computer stuff"?
Me: Well, you said to rest.
Parents: But I never said to do your "Computer stuff"!
Me: But you said to rest. For an hour!
Parents: WHY U SHOUT AT ME!!!! TURN OFF THAT **** NOW!
Me: Ok.... (turns off and opens C# book immediately)
Parents: What's that?
Me: C# book
Parents: What's C#?
Me: Programming language.
Parents: Where can you use it?
Me: Make stuff.
Parents: Like what?
Me: (lists my personal projects)
Parents: Show me.
Me: (turns on the computer and shows one of it)
Parents: Good. (leaves)
Me: (deep breath) Can I FINALLY use the computer?
Yes, I love my parents.
But every fucking time I plan to buy a PC they will make some noise. I am not even touching their money to buy it yet they will make a fuss about it.
"All my son does is sit in front of computer whole day"
Sorry father but I am doing the same thing in my job. They are young enough to know what I am doing yet still keeps ranting on me.
I still love them but this is so annoying sometimes.6
I was blowing dusts from my PC opening it's casing. My parents came near to me and said "Will this gonna wipe all the viruses from this PC ?"3
As a self taught C programmer starting comp sci in University, WTF is all this object oriented-ness. Constructors, parents, children, inheritance, polymorphism... I feel like more like an anthropologist than a programmer.
(But really, I get why it's better. Just so hard to learn)14
So I came back to my hometown for Chinese New Year (or Lunar New Year), the first thing I was asked by my parents was "Can you fix the landline?" 🙃🙃🙃3
One year for Christmas, my dad got me an old tower and installed Windows 98 on it. He also got two old-school PCI WiFi cards so that my "new" computer could access the Internet via his.
I started learning basic web development. I would convince my mom (an English teacher) to buy me books on programming all the time when she was getting her own books at the store.
Eventually, I got a book on Blitz Basic and started making my own video games.
Then GameMaker, Java, C/C++, and more web development and design happened until all the sudden, out of nowhere, I'm a computer scientist 😁
It's crazy how much we owe to our parents. And neither us nor them even realized what they were doing at the time!1
My mom's laptop is always on 80-90% CPU even in idle and it is obviously hella slow and I am the one who has to work with it usually (since my mom is too afraid to use any kind of technology and can't remember any of her passwords), I tried to solve it but I came to the conclusion that the problem is probably Windows 10 itself. Okay, the hardware is bad too but still.
I started thinking about installing Linux on it, but It's not my laptop and I do not want to mess it up and I never did it before.21
My mum just came to me asking me why the mouse is not working ...like I'm GOD of electronics :( (I'm just a simple dev) I simply though that the battery is dead because it's old. Soooooo.....
I showed her how to open it and how to change the battery. After 5 min she came back with a new battery and the same mouse asking me to fix it for her....
In my mind I literally snapped my brain was bleeding and exploding at the same time.
I just cringed a fake smile and changed the battery in front of her very slowly. I sure she won't remember how to do it next time.
At the end of the story I can't talk back or be angry to my parents I have to much respect for them. They though me everything from how to poop, speak, dress, eat and so on.
Be kind to your parents.5
//I don't mean this to brag, or upset anyone for that matter- just there are a lot of sad posts.
I only mean this to appreciate them.
Growing up, my parents supported anything I wanted to be.
They paid for my first computer(s), and always made sure I had the resources to learn anything I wanted to.
They understood when I dropped out of high school.
They ask about all my projects, and they're supportive of all of it, usually fascinated.
Even the parts they don't fully understand- they really do try to, and it makes it so much easier to work knowing that they're impressed with me.
This Friday is my first real interview where I hope to start as a junior, at my dream job. They've never been prouder.
I can never thank them enough8
Parents call me dumb but this is what happens when they don't understand probabilities and contrarianism....
There are 3, express trains (let's call A, B, C) in the morning 5 minutes apart.
After which the next one in 20 mins...
My parents can't be bothered to get up 10 minutes earlier and aim for A.
Today C got cancelled.
And here's the result... ORZ
And I'm late to work... With more stress than need....
So yea... I don't think I'm dumb, quite frankly I think I'm smarter than them and a lot of ppl...22
My father while I was tinkering in the workshop :
"You see, I think you chose the wrong studies, you would have liked something else like material science a lot more."
At this moment my face took a question mark shape.
"Wait.. What? I mean... You know, I quit mechanical engineering to computer science, I actually made this decision because I thought it was better for me."
"But you will never have a good job in it. Material science for example is the booming industry, it's the future."
"What the... No, just no. Every year at my university several mechanical engineering students get thrown out because they can't even find an internship. Whereas most CS students find more than one and end up sharing job offers with their friends. And talk about an interesting job, in the mechanical domain everything already exists and it's just a matter of applying the same boring standards over and over again, when it's not just pure technician managing. In CS new technologies and tools appear regularly, keeping it interesting because evolution is hardly limited by real life physics, just by one's brain."
Pissed me off.8
!rant && extra('worried');
My 11 years-old brother seems to be addicted to Minecraft, not the "dis iz so kool" addiction, but the "I put my health and education in danger to keep playing this game (homeworks badly done, grades free falling, showers without soap in 30s flat, food eaten in 15s, starts to yell at parents when they want him to stop playing (parents bitch slapped him a few times for this, but he seems to persist)).
My parents are over 55 now, so they don't really know how to handle this (can't / don't want to blame them), and I'm supposed shove some reason in his dead brain next weekend (I live 150km away).
I've been addicted myself to videogames in general and WoW in particular ((almost) no regrets) a few years back.. what should I say to him else than "This shit will ruin your life even before you started it" (which is planned anyway) ?27
When your parents expect you to be tech support and then fucking can't fix it, they get all like "You suck at programming". What does that have to do with fucking anything?!?!?!6
Got a coffee grinder from my grand parents. Pretty old school, but I like it!! 😍
Just brew a big cup of coffee. It just tast delecious. ❤8
My mom asked me to speed up her PC's startup process. I looked into it and and probably found the problem: G Data.
I told her she has to delete it, there is windows defender anyways (and virus scanners are just snake oil). She refused and said: But I bought it from the local IT shop. They said it is the best.
I said: Yeah because they cannot sell windows defender...
She still argued that she paid for it and wants to keep it.
That was were I said: then enjoy your slow startups.
She also said she feels more secure with it. 🙄
I would not even be able to work with that PC! Its not old at all, but the permanent scanning comes at a high cost and probably does not help much.
But she trusts that local it store guy more than me apparently.7
Mum: can you look at my phone?
*bunch of random shit pops up all over the place*
Me: your phones got a bunch of viruses on it or something. You'll have to get it fixed
Her: can't you do it? You make apps. Can't you just make an app for me to fix my phone?
Me: I don't really make apps, besides that's kind of impossible.
Her: so what did you go to university for?
Go to business school to get a Finance degree... Since you already know how to code, why do you need study CS? Finance is hot now, make $$$$$$4
It seems as if my parents delete SYSTEM32 folder each time I visit them 😂.
How do you keep your parents from breaking their phone of pc?9
So my parents got speakers integrated into their monitor. A few years ago (like 3-4) they made me turn off the sound because it annoyed them since all they did were playing some shitty flash games and some office work. Now they needed the sound back on and this is how it happened.
1. Confirm they plugged the right cable in. I know them so I knew that could be a problem
2. Made them download Teamviewer because I know they can't even doubleclick without guidance
Now the juicy part was to tell them they need to turn on sound on the monitor. As I was watching via teamviewer I saw them trying to click on the menu items from said monitor. Took me 5 minutes to explain that their mouse can't do shit on that because they need to navigate with the buttons underneath the monitor.
Turned out they couldnt get things right and I had no idea what they were seeing because they explanations went like "All I can see is Main Menu and Exit." - "Is that really all dad?" "Yes thats all. Main Menu, Brightness and Exit" turnes out the middle part is interchangable like "Brightness, Saturation, etc..."
After 2 hours I gave up and told them to pick up my speakers tomorrow
So many years of programming and it's still complicated to explain to my parents why lecturers at university won't spend time to help me debug my code on big projects
And that doesn't mean that I'm -not learning to code- if I don't receive help on finding bugs3
My parents always feel proud about my job and money I got but they always ask one question every time I meet them..
What do I actually do?5
When you work from home and your same age cousins do nothing to earn, their parents: "It doesn't matter. He (me) works from home, meaning he does nothing too".
My father calls me very worried: hey, do you know your mother's email login username and password? We need it
Me: no? Why would I?
My father: well, she sent it to you on email when she created it, so you'd remember!
Before I finally managed to move out of my parents' place, they nonstop kept annoying me by saying I should get a "real job". They thought I was only playing games or browse random unimportant stuff on the computer...
Nowadays they think I "kreate" websites (as Karlie Kloss would pronounce it).
My mother one time was so fucking annoying about my job, I got so pissed off, I threw in her face her that I earn three times what she gets and I have much more responsibility and brain requiring work and that her single-cell brain would never understand what I am doing the whole fucking day.
Since then we dont talk much about work anymore.
Fucking parents... the best thing that happened to me was moving out of their shitty place and their poisonous attitude.1
"Aunt": I know that you have a bachelor's degree in computer science so you are smart with the computer...can you help me to pair new universal remote control for my television?1
DISCLAIMER: I don't remember this, my parents told me the story
So, when I was 3, my father brought a computer back home and I instantly loved it. It wasn't our computer, he brought it home to fix it. It had Windows 95 on it. After he fixed it, he oppened up MS Paint, or something, drew a line and handed me the mouse, where I proceeded to draw.
Mundane and boring, yes, but a week later, my parents bought our own PC, and explained how to install Win98, a process I actually understood 13 years later.1
Your identity is the most valuable thing you have.
Losing it for whatever reason, for example to be like your partner or your parents want you to be is probably the most wrong thing to do.14
I knew I was destined for programming when I was 11 or so, and I would spend my days after school until bedtime building levels with the Doom map builder. Shortly after that I begged my parents for a C++ for dummies book. Never looked back.
If your parents are Software Engineers, and you still want to be a Software Engineer. Chances are you are adopted.
Back when I was in high school I created something like a simple version of MS Paint using Turbo C where the only graphics library function I used was putPixel().
I was so excited and showed it to my mom and what she said was : "Don't you have MS Paint for this, why do you bother creating a new one? Do something productive with your life."3
My parents know I systematically google every question they ask me about computer in general. Hopefully one day they'll do it too.
Yes this is a rant about parents and work but I don't care!
So looks like my parents are going to kick me out because I don't have a full time job and according to them, I'm not looking...
I currently work in retail and have for the past 5 years and started working day 1 that I could have, been applying for IT positions when I'm one of the highest qualified on my area but get turned down so they can pay a teenager half the amount, apply for big retail chains that are "always hiring" like Coles, woolies and Kmart, get turned fucking down.
Don't qualify for government assistance as I'm just out of the earnings bracket, can't afford my own places, don't have my licence yet so I'm fucked...
But hey, atleast my parents will be rid of me and just dis-own me like my middle brother until I have a kid or they need tech support.
Why is getting work so fucking hard when you're qualified, I'm willing to even be a call centre guy but as soon as job possibilities come up I get fucked over time and time again -,-2
Bae: Come over
Djikstra: But there are so many routes to take and I don't know which ones the fastest
Bae: My parents aren't home1
!dev, very !rant
Going to Romania tomorrow and the next day will finally meet my girlfriend's parents (she's from there). More nervous than I expected to be about a (hopefully) simple thing.14
Telling my mom how to do computer stuff is like programming, I need to outline every fucking step. Yes this includes file management.
Blogger, Introduced his girlfriend to his family
Parents: Who is she ?
Guy : 8 things you should know about this lucky girl!!😂😂😂1
My parents proudly accept me not working in computer related jobs. But they also would when I did. I think.... or I hope...
I just hope you guys and girls enjoy the time your parents are alive and have nothing to regret in the future. Life is to short for hatred.
My biggest distraction at coding are my parents.
I still live in there house and it's really comfy.
But whenever I code the always come into my room with something random like "my phone is not working" or "how can I delete this?"
I love my parents and Im glad that I can help but always get off where I was after 😂7
What is starting out progaming without explaining to your parents why you making an object move when you press a key, is not only impressive but also took you 15 hours to learn?4
My family thinks I can fix any broken printer, crack software, detect viruses and repair the apps on their phones.
At the moment, I'm an automation engineer and no matter how many times I explain what that is to them, they keep bugging me to build an online store kinda website with tons of functionality and within a few months. Oh, and make it be in the first results on Google search. I mean ffs, that's frustrating af!
mom : i don't understand why my son became a nocturnal being..
father : son .. what the hell do you do entire night alone in your room with your lappy .. go get a gf or get married .. go get a life
relatives : beta (son in indian lang) my tv is not working can you fix it.. beta my internet is not working on my mobile (goddamnit turn on the mobile data for fuck sake )1
my parents have a very old printer (it is so old even Noah could use it on his fcking ark). That piece of crap refused to print, I told my parents that they should buy a new one. My father told me that i should fix it since im studying programming for 3 years now.... I can't explain the feeling2
When I became a dev my parents said: "it's not rocket science, or chemistry or anything good, but at least it's not stressful, or dangerous and we can get free tech support. I hope you are able to pay your own bills and find rent"
A few years, a degree and finding a supportive woman who is now my wife and and I make 4 time as much as my parents make now they want me to move back so they can get their tech support and see my wife I guess she is more social than I am
We were talking about Kafka's "metamorphosis" and a friend said "what if the parents were programmers and did not want to have a bug in the family?"
I would say that I have good parents and my dad also supports what I do (most of the time) but could my mother please calm down and let me do what I enjoy doing while not yelling at me to learn Latin saying that it is 'the most important subject'.1
U guys know anyone who would ask "Can I turn off this power switch?" AFTER they already turned it off? My mother did that. On a PC that was in the middle of a large file upload over a ridiculously slow internet...2
my parents just know I work with computers. they are happy that I have a job that pays well, and i'm happy.
do i need anymore then that?5
For the first two years of college or so, my dad would often ask when I was going to start taking apart computers in classes.
"Dad, we don't do that."
"No, I'm learning about the software aspect."
My dad just thought I'd grow out of my "gaming and PC 24/7" phase and didn't really care about the Tech. But when I started studying to be a dev he gave full support. "Do anything you like except ride motorbikes, do drugs or be a sailor, so long as you can sustain yourself" was the message carried across generally.1
Took dad's phone in hand to find out a contact number and realised that his phone has become quite slow to respond.
Asked him why is that and he didn't answer my question and said that he has got a message that Airtel is giving away free 4G Sims.
Bewildered, I asked him so what is that supposed to do with his phone being slow and he said, "If we take the 4G sim, then won't that make my phone faster? I have heard that 4G is fastest network".
And my reaction was like2
Going to register a domain name and it's already taken by a bloody estate agent. Why did my parents give me such a common name??2
Resolved issues with iCloud and my moms massive photo library...
Months later. "What's Apple Music?"
It's just a streaming service mom.
"I've been paying $10 a month for it, why am I paying for it?"
"Do you like to listen to music a lot? Do you want it?"
"No I don't even know what it is, you must've done this with that apple cloud thing"
"Mom those are different things, I helped you with your cloud storage it's not the same"
"Cancel it for me!!😡"
All I did was clear my moms iCloud storage enough that she could do some photo backups from her phone, months ago. Never even moved her into the paid tier for the cloud storage, let alone an Apple Music subscription that she had for months and didn't want or use. Don't worry, I cancelled it for her.1
My parents think everything i do on the computer is magic. Theyre too scared to toich any of my stuff because I convinced them it records live video and biometrics to my phone.
Sometimes life is good
Parents: Why don't you go work at one of those big companies instead of no-name startups or small businesses?
Me: Well, I work where there are suitable positions for me and the project is interesting and/or challenging.
Apparently they got here a like month ago... my parents forgot to tell me🤦♀️
I'd been at school when they arrived so I couldn't be here when they arrived.
Now to find a good place to put them😁
When there's something about TOR on TV and you say that you know and use it.
Now my parents think that I do illegal stuff.
whenever i tell my dad about a technology that is going way beyond our imagination and tell him about the consequences of it and how we should worry about that
then he watches some random tv show about internet security/cyber security and various algorithms (very abstract) which are currently changing the world and how we should care about our data and what the consequences of X technology is...
he be like: "oh is that true? that's interesting, how does that work?"
i'm like😑 dad, i already told you about that😩
ever had similar experience?2
When you juggling between a technical conversation, a private conversation and one with your parents at the same time.
I don't know what to feel anymore4
"could you fix my computer this weekend?"
"i already found an infected File and removed it"
"yes, Windows tried to prevent me from deleting but I opened console and removed it"
"where was it?"
"somewhere it a folder called System or so"
HOLY FUCK WHY CANT YOU JUST LEAVE IT AS IS IF YOU DONT KNOW WHAT YOU EXACTLY DO????2
I'm a developer, but also a father of 2 kids. I love spending time with them, but sometimes I also like to work on my side projects. And besides that, after a long day of work, even if I have spare time, I also like to lay down on the couch and watch Netflix.
How do you other full time developer / parents out there cope with your own personal projects?10
Bringing up the classic legend...
My parents think that I'm just playing games on my laptop all day long. :D Well... I'm almost the complete opposite. I barely play games tbh.2
6y old me writing to santa I want a computer.
He brought me a calculator :D
Crying to parents that's not what I wanted, he corrected his mistake next year and brought a clComodore64.
I guess they knew for quite some time :)
My parents think that I type on my laptop what I have been taught at university and that makes me a programmer. Lol.1
Came to my parents house for the vacation period and forgot to push the code i was working on my computer. Now i sit with my laptop crying.4
My mom: "My iPad is broken because I deleted by Goggle account"
Me: "Are you actually using Android tablet? How the hell that you deleted your Google account affects your iPad?"
My mom: "No, I definitely using iPad, and now I can't Goggle. And I don't remember my Goggle account. Can you come and help me to fix it?"
Me: "There is no way to fix it, if you don't remember anything about your "Goggle" account. But I will come and see what happen to your iPad later."4
Sometimes when I'm sitting in the train, I feel like I'm in a kindergarten...
For real there are so many children here wtf.
Annoying babies screaming, parents playing fucking annoying children songs for their babies on like full volume (Hello WTF!?!) and children that run around in the train.
I fucking hate it...
But the train is completely full so I can't go to any other seat.
Today is “Visit your parents and secretly install Chrome as the default browser” day.
Make sure you’ve visited your parents and switched their IE to Chrome.12
*sometime during my sophomore year in university. I was a Biology major and just switched to Computer Science. I'm currently a senior graduating in the Spring.*
Me: "Mom and Dad I changed my major to Computer Science!"
Parents: "How will you be able to make a living playing games?"
Me: "I won't be playing games, I'll be coding/programming things and building software."
Parents: "I thought you wanted to become a doctor?"
Me: "Well I decided I wanted to choose a career that I like and I also didn't want to stay in school for 8 years. Also, the salary I can make as a developer/engineer is close to that of some doctors."
Parents: "Well we wanted you to go to be a physical therapist. We feel that it's the best option for you."
Me: "I think this is my best option because there aren't even enough people available to fill the jobs that will be around when I graduate. Which also means that I can make a higher salary."
Parents: "Well I guess we'll see if you can make a living and provide for a family just playing/making games."
Me: "That's fine I never needed your support anyways."
*My parents thought that if the job wasn't physical labor then it wasn't a "real job". (Idk how they decided that a Physical Therapist was a "real job") I moved out less than a year after this argument because I was constantly put down by my parents for coding/programming as well as playing video games in my spare time. They thought it was childish. This has shown me what I won't do when I become a parent.*
*Just a side note: I have paid for everything I own that wasn't gifted to me since I was 18 and had a job while attending college. I also got a scholarship to go to college, so my parents didn't have to pay for any of it.*2
I can't be the only one with a parent so inept with technology...
My father was an architect. He doesn't do well with any tech device, computer or mobile - all my attempts to teach / explain to him how to do one thing or another (concept of an account in app store, for starters, or how to find the app store icon on his iPhone) are viciously blocked out, and his defense -
"Listen, you know I don't understand, these things, I'm not a pro. If you'd asked me about how to mix I'd answer because there I'm a pro"
We live in different countries, btw, so have to teach him by phone.
After each unsuccessful attempt from my side he proceeds to ridicule me saying "Well and I thought you were a pro at these things"
We were having a 30 min discussion about differed tasks and how to kill children spawned by a specific parent if the so said parent is killed, and if in a situation where keeping a parent alive is irrelevant if a child fails, should the child kill the parent and the other children?
Also if a family of tasks spawned from the same parents were canceled, should should I just kill myself or do I take care of the others first?
Or should I concentrate on killing the tasks instead? Which one is easier?3
Ah Christmas again...
That time of the year to fix your parents computer problems or in my case I am still trying to eliminate windows XP...2
I'm fed up with parents, teachers and others being sceptical at any digital skill.
I was banned from screens when I was younger and told I needed either a trade or to become something like an engineer. Any interest I had in computers was laughed at or not taken seriously... I am now the CEO of Blooware.co.uk a software startup.
My brother is going through the same thing as me except he believes he is useless, he is an incredibly talented 3D designer and it would mean the world to me if you'd follow his Instagram : https://instagram.com/morgan_prosse...4
My ideal job (which very fortunately my current one), is best described by Troy from Community is, "a job that looks from a distance like I do nothing", (or at least that's what my parents think I do -- nothing).1
Mum and dad and any other non techy people
1. what i am doing
2. If i can earn money with the product i am making.....2
Upgrading my parents' Windows7 laptops to Windows10.
I'll get to the first post by the time 86% turns to 87%.
Adding 6 parents & 16 siblings breaks the application. Please handle this scenario....
As the only introvert in my family (parents plus 2 siblings) - anyone got any tips for trying to make them understand?
I'm fine dealing with short, occasional social gatherings, just not the frequent, extended ones that extroverts appear to enjoy4
This Halloween we didn't get anyone turning up at the door.
I wonder if it's because last time we gave them apples?
At least their parents were happy 🎃3
The one thing that pissed me off more than anything in the world, is when I was trying to develop something cool or learn a programming language, only to be scolded for 'playing games all day'. No matter what I tried to say, that was always the accusation.2
Kids of the future will one day ask their parents how they met and it's gonna be like this:
Kid: "Mommy how did you and Daddy meet?"
Mom: "We met by bumping into each other while playing Pokemon Go"1
My parents love the fact that I code and study computer science! They've always been super supportive of what I do. I just can't wait until they stop asking me to put on netflix whenever they want to watch a movie 😭1
school internship grade 9
parents of a girl in my class run a business
they asked do they can get the computer geek
my mom hates the fact that I sit in front of a computer in my spare time and isnt twopence interested in what I do
My dad tries to understand that I want to work in the field of games and that I make websites - but he also dislikes my computer behaviors..3
My mom apparently sold her phone which was not turning on for some reason. Earlier she told that she had gave it to a shop to get it repaired.
I'm just dumbfoudned here that she didn't even consider deleting the data on the phone or even consulting me before selling it.
Thankfully, the phone is linked to google account and I know her account password which is pretty weak. I had told her to change password which she has never done yet. Anyways, I have sent erase phone feature on Google account. Now I hope phone will come online before somebody decides to do anything with data in the phone.
Also, the phone has been super annoyingly slow recently. So I hope nobody is gonna mind that phone at all.1
Why the fuck do my parents not understand that i phisically cant function in daytime, just sod off, this is why i hate visiting home for the holidays.3
I am 21 years old and I work on Machine Learning and deep learning. I have this problem and any advice on this is highly appreciated:
Whenever I sit to code, I put on some light music over the headphones. As soon as I sit, my parents think that I am wasting my time on YouTube or watching a movie. It is not easy to convince Indian parents. What should I do to get into coding without being interrupted or being falsely accused of enjoying in front of the computer? (Locking the room with be disastrous and I have tried it 😅)
Please help 🙏8
Ah... DST.... I've been up since 8 coding (or previously 7)... It's now 10, my parents are still sleeping...
The fun you can have with voice control and parents. :-)
Free version lets you have 20 commands:
Great fun letting parents use it for browsing the web, save their fingers.
Though I notice it works better if it has a trigger word ahead of the command.
So instead of:
They was using:
"Bloody Scroll Up"
Much more amusing. :-)
This has been a public service announcement, please continue working...4
paper = back;
go to hell;
Well, I gotta give it to the following:
It was the thing that made me curious about programming and actually brought me into programming in the first place.
Makes my mind fresh and ready to code as well ☺️
I always had curiosity and that helps me learn all I know. It helped especially in programming since it’s much easier ( imo ) to code if u dive deep in the intricacies of the system.
Support from parents-
I got a lot of support from my parents. Especially my mom who always listened to me babbling of programming and showing interest, and motivating me to continue it 🤗🤗
Been at my parents place (in Ostrfriesland) over the weekend.
Only had to fix 2 phones and their printer!
New low score for a long time.1
I used to play games a lot, I had good grades at school which could make me a doctor or scientist. But my interest has always been leaning towards computers and my parents didn't really liked it. When I was having dilemmas about which path to choose for my career, parents told me, choose anything you want as long as it's not about computers. So immediately I know what I want to be...
That moment when you realize that the shit your parents made you do when you were 8 is helping you get A grades in Math in high school.
Love you Mom 😊3
My mistake for using edge. Uggggggg I hate microsoft. My parents don't know how to use word. How could they know how to set up parental controls.
My father mainly believes I'm the one fucking his settings up. I only use his computer to read my e-mails. Once a year.
My mother keeps asking me: "what about your work? Shouldn't you be doing something about THAT instead?"
Post BA Phil degree pre CS degree
My parents - oh cool
My extended family - 'I thought you were going to go to law school, wow how many times are you going to change your mind?' 'who is going to pay for another degree, oh yeah your parents, kids these days' 'so what are you going to do with that Philosophy degree?' 'What are you going to do when mommy stops supporting you?'
Post CS Degree, employed doing what I love, paying off my loans
My parents - yay
My extended family - sweet f*cking silence, and the occasional 'oh so you are working on computers now?'
Soo do parents like actually help when they know about depression and self harm and shit because I might have just told them and I think that was a mistake...7
i'm living in a different country because of work, parents ranting in phone "the PC is slow" well fuck, that hdd was old when i built that PC so i wanted to change the hdd for my ssd anyway
Goes home for a little time period.. no time to order things. Turns out, hdd meanwhile died on them... well what a good thing i have this ssd in my old notebook, so its not a problem.
*turns on old notebook with 4 yo ssd* ...its dead too.
wtf, i'm so mad right now4
As a teenager learning to code on a computer given by my parents
It hurts to see announcements like mobile development has some limitations on 32bit, or Github Desktop, Adobe XD and the new Unity only supports 64bit8
Remaking my portfolio site using VueJS. Finish that character design sketchbook I started years ago. And move out of my parents' house.
Not the first I used a computer, but I remember playing this game called Dave. Oh god, brings back memories. My parents used to tell me it's virus. 😂2
So made my PI a little torrent machine. So that my parents can watch the movies they want when they want.3
Back in the days, i was on my way back home, after visiting my wife who brought our little son to life, it once blew my mind.
The terminology "inherit" is complete bullshit.
Why is that?
Because, a child isn't able to do anything the parents can, immediately.
It has to learn every single ability from it's parents or who knows else.
Maybe a kid won't be able to learn a specific ability from it's parents at all.
Furthermore, a child doesn't have a single parent.
There are always mom and dad.
Ok. Besides that, there is the option of a solo parentship, if a woman decides to breed based on frozen code ;)
One time school idiots asked me if I could haxx school website to display some shit on principal because he called their parents because they were vaping in the toilet.3
20 more minutes until I arrive to my parents home. 4 days of calm country zone, 2 small sheets to be done for 2 projects. All in the middle of nature!
So one of my spoiled brat friends just said fuck it to engineering and his parents actually obliged, perks of being a single child. I'd be stabbed if I tried something like that.
Thank you. Amazon and Apple. Because of you no parents would now name thier kids as Alexa and Siri.2
I know I shouldn't do this, but I'm so frickin bored I end up resuming tasks from work here at my parents' house, in my old bedroom.
Anyway, merry christmas and happy holidays!
When your parents call you about how to change the spacing on a paragraph in Word and you are like IDK, I didn't write it.
Another parents' story
Father was calculating how much fuel he needs then looked at me and said: "is that correct?"2
My parents actually know pretty well what I do, my mum used to take a course on web-development.
But my grandparents ... they think I somehow 'talk' to the computer and make it do what I want it to ... may also be important to note that neither of them ever touched nor used a PC.
tl;dr: My grandparents think I am some kind of PC whisperer forcing PCs to do my bidding.
My SO house installed broadband yesterday. She just told me that her parents turn off the router since the light was on. 😂😂I'm LMAO here.1
I am not sure my parents had a reaction, grand parents think i am smart and everyone else thinks i am a geek....which i am.1
Mother tries to login to her email. Starts shouting that it's broken and she can't login. I come, change the language from Greek to English, tell her to reenter her password...3
It was surprising how quickly I became tech support after all the little kids opened their presents this year.
Most of the time their parents didn't even look for the obvious on switch or try to put batteries in.2
Thanks to my parents to create an Application Context and autowire all my Dependencies required to live a happy life.. !!! The best framework that provides IOC -- Parents.
Note: Finally understood spring framework IOC and DI concept.. many more to understand..
So I earn no money ( Only get money from the government for going to school) and I live with my parents and I am 18. Is it socially acceptable for me to not buy christmas gifts for anyone?5
compilation error....Engineering detected.
On holiday with parents and gf...
Wifi here forces you to use their DNS (using Google's or Cloudflare or any other DNS is blocked)...
Can't use my OpenVPN either...
Playing The Secret of Monkey Island on my uncle's computer in 1991. I asked my parents for a computer that year instead of a Super Nintendo... for school of course.1
I am gonna visit my parents today... Let's see how often they ask me if I can fix their TV, smartphone or slow internet because they installed every toolbar available...1
I was just ordered by PM to remove my class wrapper and explode the massive contents into a function....
Why do I feel like I just had a dirty discussion with my parents... Perverted methods.....
Parents: *didn't really care as long as I can earn*
Big bro: (are you sure???) x 10
😂 I know he was just trying to look out for me but jeez, have a little faith. Still love him tho. 😊2
When my parents come into my rooms I usually open hackertyper.com and start typing. They think I am a genius of informatics, while I just use pc for gaming and porn.
Public link to data of students, teachers, everyone. Address, mobile numbers, emails, parents numbers and more.
From an early age as far as I can remember I always used to break/open stuff - that my parents bought for me - such as.. small electronics or it could be even a stressball 😂 to find out what was inside or how it worked. This habit of extreme curiosity, somehow ended me up in programming.4
Sometimes I just look at somebody or hear them saying something ... and think.. "Your parents should have just slept that night"!1
There is no story of tech support for my mom. Because I don’t live with my parents anymore, and my father is Head of IT where he works. So he does all the IT support at home 😂
parents : "ohh you wanna be a programmer ehh? so you should get a head start and go to kids programming school"
me 14 years old : "nice!"
My parents signed me up for a robotics class in 5th grade. I learned TC Logo for the first time and made my Lego creations move with code. It was mind blowing, so much so that I dove face first into anything I could do with PCs. That same summer, I learned how computers worked and took them apart for fun.
It seems a bit unusual, but my parents approved immediately of my going into programming (was 13 at the time), although their reasoning was because of the stereotype of those days that anyone who works with computers with computers makes a lot of money.
Spent an hour on the phone with my dad because I needed him to scan and email a PDF. Literally no idea how to use a scanner, he got incredibly agitated as we worked through it, but the fax machine? Well that device is just human ingenuity at its finest apparently because that's would've saved him this headache!
Dad I don't even own a fax machine you wouldn't be able to fax it to me anyways.2
Why do my parents instantly forget anything they "learn" related to computers?! Like how my mom keeps forgetting how to do stuff in PowerPoint. And especially how she keeps forgetting that "I'm not a PowerPoint expert, I don't use it, and I would have to read and try some buttons just like she should do."1
My parents like it because pays the bills easily and helps fixing their computer.
My brother, sis-in-law are developers too so they know what it is
With all these wk18 responses about push backs from parents - had they never heard of Bill Gates or Steve Jobs? Especially the ones who don't think it's a real job or there's no money in it?1
when your parents tell all of their non computer savvy friends that you are a computer "genius" and you only know how to choose basic programs.....Oh the phone calls for help after are always great.
Since I had never told my parents exactly what I do, one day they asked and I told them that I make apps. They then responded by asking if I worked for Google or Apple...
Going to the Gateway store with my parents to pick up our first PC and pirating a bunch stuff, also pinball!
Parents offered to get me a surface for Christmas. How is it to develop on other than the small screen?5
when you visit your parents and you notice that the wifi is named after their grandchild. of course it's completely unacceptable to leave the default name.
my parents often call me when there is some problem in any device and i solve it...
sometimes when i cant they say..
What is the benefit of ur Software Engineering...
(((infact that is hardware problem)))
Was searching app for patent search °°
Seen one comment with one star and that fellow mentioned that
"It won't find the parents"
My parents told me that no one is going to hire me to be on the computer all day, get a job in high demand like nursing1
Day off today, and I decide to go to Remington with my parents. However, I am working on a coding project and I'm forced to work and watch simultaneously. No problem.
However, for THE LOVE OF FUCKING GOD, my parents decide that it's not good enough, so they decide to **abandon** me at Remington and go get food elsewhere. I start calling and they don't pick up.
I'm freaking out and go over to the McDonald's and voila, they are right there eating McDonald's and calling me a bad son for not paying attention to them.
Some days I just want to snap my computer in half.2
Any other primary single parents on here? How's your relationship with your ex? Why are you the primary parent?
I would like to ask for some advice, thanks for your time in advance.
I've made a few applications over the last few years that were at first side projects. Right now they are doing quite well but could do way better if I put all my time into them (currently working in a agency)
My parents are still in the 90s when it comes to the internet so they never get behind any of my projects or they just pass it off as fluff.
I've showed my Dad my Analytics and what not and because it's not money it's nothing to him.
Any advice on how I deal with parents still living in times before the modern internet & make them see my stuff for what it is?.
Since the day I started reading about C++ in my primary grades, my parents stopped questioning my career; I never stopped since that day.
Everytime there is something computer related to fix at home, my parents say: Thats why we send you to IT school.
I watch TV shows and pretend like I am working in front of my parents. Is there any chance, I get a place in heaven?6
Helped SO's parents with web dev I'm a bid to get to know them better. Figure the rest. Don't help family. Atleast not for free. Rather, just don't, unless you're okay with multiple change requests.
Want to know what people think about the madeleine McCann thing?? Staged? Real? Parents know where she is??8
I was lucky and have a mother who understands a lot of work goes into making programs work. My dad is basically a technophobe and struggles with the TV and Microwave, but would prefer me to have a job I enjoy rather than one that's going to put me in an early grave.