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I was going to be very productive today.
My current 100kbs speed is making that any command entered into an ssh session has a delay of about 10-20 seconds.
My patience is being tested at some very high level right now.22
Rant after a long time...
A week or two ago, I posted how my ISP is fucking up the net neutrality law by fast laning Google/Facebook while rest of the internet struggles for me.
I did the speed test multiple times and confronted them. This time I was really pissed and the support guy tried to fool me by saying that there's some download going on which is affecting the speed. I said that should not occur at all no matter the download. And there was no download going on in background.
He asked to share my screen via anydesk and I did. We tested the speed.
Now the son of a bitch says that my laptop is crappy and I need to get a new laptop in order to use their service or else I will struggle with speed.
I finally lost my patience. I was literally shivering and ripped his ass off for fooling me.
Motherfucker did not stop there. He now asks me how many devices are connected to the router, and I say 4.
He blames the router for not being able to bear the load.
I told him that if he doesn't stop fooling me I would literally grab his throat and punch the shit out of him.
To which he says, he will send an 'engineer' too check the issue as it is probably with local hardware and nothing from their end.
The so called stupid engineer arrives. Grabs the lan cable, clips off the connector, fits in a new one and asks me to test it.
DO I FUCKING LOOK LIKE A DICK SUCKING DONKEY?
HOW THE FUCK IS THAT GOING TO SOLVE THE SPEED ISSUE WHICH IS EVIDENTLY FROM THEIR END?
Anyways, he has done it multiple times and I know their trick. They throttle the speed for an hour or two for customer to calm down.
Shit works but this time I am gonna chop his dick off for sure.
Internet starts lagging again. I call him up and experiment in front of him that Facebook clearly works faster than Reddit.
I show this to his engineer as well. We speed test and the results fail.
I am not even getting the speed I paid for, let alone using Google/Facebook on fast lane.
I ask him the reason and why they are doing this. This is fraud and clearly illegal.
I said, that I will register a police complaint to which he says they have 'special certificate' and are allowed to do this.
I THINK THESE ASSHOLES CONSIDER THEIR CUSTOMERS AS MINDLESS PIGS.
I ask him to produce the certificate to which he says that he has the privacy right to not show it.
FUCK YOU MOTHERFUCKER.
I posted this on Reddit seeking help.
I registered a consumer forum complaint.
I tweeted the net neutrality organisation of India seeking help.
I contacted IT ministry of India seeking help.
Looking forward to sending them a written legal notice and contacting few more authorities to teach this bastard some lesson.
If any of you can help in anyway to fuck this assholes, do let me know.
Let's DDoS them, if that's possible. 🤣🤣73
We have this fella in our dev shitposting group chat called Pechay (Chinese white cabbage 🥬), who's a total junior in coding--he posts his code in the group chat whenever he encounters a problem, and we ask him pointedly if he even Googles his bugs. He earns more than most of us and still he asks really basic coding and debugging questions. Though we tease him for being a noob developer, we let him. All of us were guilty of being basic at one point, you know.
He gets teased over the slightest innocent dev question he poses us, and sometimes I wonder if he legitimately liked being the group chat's punching bag. I asked him personally if he was ever offended by our banter and luckily he said he didn't.
But there's this one time where he kind of rubbed off to me as somewhat cocky.
"Why are you [seniors] acting all high and mighty here? Did you guys ever win any programming competitions?"
I got offended and I told 🥬 that I have won almost all the programming competitions in college and that I've won four hackathons during my career. Then I told him that he does not know what he is talking about, thus telling him implicitly that he needs to know his place among us.
In hindsight, I knew he legitimately did not know who I am. Why did I get angry? Why am I expecting devs to know who I am? I don't tell anyone of my achievements. Why should I double down on this guy?
And this is why I logged out of Messenger too. Social media getting really too much for me.10
Worst exp. on a collab/group project?
Had a few, here is one.
Worked with a dev team (of two devs) in Norway to begin collaboration on providing a portal into our system (placing orders, retrieving customer info, inventory control, etc)
They spoke very good English, but motivation was the problem. Start the day around 10:00AM...take a two hour lunch...ended the day at, if I was lucky, 4:00PM (relative to Norway time). Response time to questions took days, sometimes weeks. We used Skype, which helped, but everything was "Yea...I'll do that tomorrow...waiting on X....I have a wedding to go to, so I'll finish my part next week."
I didn't care so much, I had other projects to do, but the stakeholders pounded me almost everyday demanding a progress report (why aren't you done yet...etc..etc.)
The badgering got so bad I told the project owner (a VP) if he wanted this project done by the end of the year, the company would have to fly me to Norway so I personally push things along.
When real money was on the line, he decided patience was warranted.
A 3 month project turned into 9, and during a phone meeting with the CEO in December
O: "Thanks guys, this project is going great. We'll talk again in February. Bye."
PM: "Whoa...what! February!"
O: "Um..yes? It's Christmas time. Don't you Americans take off for Christmas?"
PM: "Yes, but not until Christmas. Its only December 12th. Your taking the whole month of December and January for Christmas?"
O:"Yes, of course. You Americans work too hard. You should come over here and see how we celebrate. Takes about a month so we can ease back into the flow of things."
<Jack is the VP>
PM: "Jack wanted this project completed by the end of the year, that is what everyone agreed to."
O:"Yes, I suppose, but my plane is waiting on me. Not to worry, everything will be fine."
<ceo hangs up>
PM: "Oh shit..oh shit..oh shit. What are you going to do!?"
Me: "Me!?..not a darn thing. Better go talk with Jeff."
<Jeff is the VP>
J: "This is unacceptable. You promised this project would only take a few months. I told you there would be consequences for not meeting the deadline."
PM:"But..but...its not our fault."
J: "I don't care about fault. I care about responsibility. I've never had to fire anyone for not meeting a deadline, but .."
Me: "Jeff, they are in Norway and no one is working this project for the next two months. You've known for months about them dragging their asses on this project. We're ready to go. Services have been tested and deployed. Accounting has all the payment routing ready. Only piece missing is theirs."
J: "Oh. OK. Great job guys. I guess we'll delay this project until February."
<leave the office>
PM: "Holy shit I'm glad you were there. I thought I was fired."
Me: "Yea, and that prick would have done it not giving a crap that it's Christmas."
<fast forward to Feb>
O: "Our service provider fell through, so I'm hosting with another company. You guys know PHP? Perl? I don't know what they called it, but it sounded so cool I bought the company."
PM: "You bought what? Are we still working with Z and B?"
O:"Yea, sort of. How's your German? New guy only speaks German."
PM: "Um, uh... no one here speaks German"
O:"Not to worry, I speak German, French, and Italian. I'll be your translator."
PM: "What? French and Italian?"
O: "On my trip to France I connected with a importer who then got me in touch with international shipper in Italy. I flew over there and met a couple really smart guys than can help us out. My new guy only speaks German, J only speaks French, and R speaks Italian, Russian, and a little English. Not to worry, I'm full time on this project. You have my full attention."
We believe the CEO has/had some serious mental issues, including some ADD. He bailed within the first month (took another vacation to Sweden to do some fishing) and left me using Google Translate to coordinate the project. Luckily, by the end, the Norwegian company hired a contractor from England who spoke German and hobbled together the final integration.3
I know its been quite a while since ive posted last but it is safe to say that i am back! And boy do i have some stuff to bitch about.
This semester, Im taking mobile app development as a class. I chose to take this class over the introductory c# class, so that i wouldn't need to work with Windows or really do anything else to touch Windows. Well the joke is on me. Here i was thinking that we would be using a bit of Java from time to time while only really learning best practices and concepts.
Never did i think that this class's curriculum would be entirely based off of Xamarin.
Seeing as I need either this class or the two c# classes to graduate, I had to bite the bullet and just accept that my semester would be full of irritation during this class.
Its been about seven weeks in, and i have turned in 8 assignments.
All 8 of those assignments have been Windows Form Applications doing simple shit like dividing two numbers.
We have not made anything for multiple devices. We have not made anything for even one mobile device. We have not even discussed how to do this in the class.
This wouldnt bother me so much since these are typically easy programs that take about 30 minutes to make and test and submit for grading. It does insanely bother me, however, that it takes Windows so FUCKING LONG to boot, or when it freezes every 2 minutes because i clicked into another program, or it just HANGS ON THE UPDATING SCREEN AT 36% FOR THREE DAYS, or when it took 4 different reinstallations of Visual Studio 2017 before i could actually open without an error code.
College, Ive learned, tests my patience way more than it has ever tested my knowledge.2