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Why everyone is happy about Google clip? It's the single most scary instance of a big brother appliance that exists today. What are they going to do with the data? They say it's save memories of your kid or your dog. There's already something like that. It's called a brain and paying attention to your damn life. I don't want to be saved in your shitty memories just bc you are so insecure about remembering your fuck*ng memories.
I'm sorry for the outburst but that sh*t is solving a problem nobody had and it's getting applauded like those heaven's gate motherf*ckrs that say that life is improved by these shitty beliefs.26
why do i have an iphone?
well, let's start with the cons of android.
- its less secure. this isn't even arguable. it took the fbi a month or something (i forget) to break into an ios device
- permission, permissions, permissions. many of the android apps i use ask for the not obscure permissions.
· no, you don't need access to my contacts
· no, you don't need access to my camera to take notes
· no, you don't need access to my microphone to send messages
· no, you don't need access to my saved passwords to be a functioning calculator
- not being able to block some apps from an internet connection
- using an operating system created and maintained by an advertising company, aka no more privacy
- i like ios's cupertino more than material design, but that's just personal preference
pros of ios:
- being able to use imessage, at my school if you don't have an iphone you're just not allowed to be in the group chat
- the reliability. i've yet a data loss issue
- the design and feel. it just feels premium
- if i could afford it, ios seems like a lot of fun to develop for (running a hackintosh vm compiled a flutter app 2x as fast as it did on not-a-vm windows)
so that's why i like iphones
The company that I work for has recently recruited a team for Web Development, so they don't have to pay a monthly fee to the previous team who designed their website.
They have over 3000+ products in the old website, and no logical way to import them to the new website. The old team was asking for 300$ to give them an API which would return the product details in an XML format.
Obviously, paying that amount of money wasn't logical for a dying website, so the manager decided to hire someone to manually copy the content from the old admin panel to the new one, that is until I stopped him.
My solution? Write a simple web scraper to login to the old panel and collect data. Boom! 300$ saved from going to waste.
Now, the old team found about this and as much as my manager was happy, they were quite angry. So they implanted a Google reCaptcha to prevent my bot from scraping the old panel.
I spent about 20 minutes, and found out once you're logged in to the old panel, the session is saved in a cookie and you are no longer greeted by a Captcha.
So I re-written a small portion of my bot, and Boom! Instant karma from manager. We finished publishing the new site, and notified the old team, only to see the precious look on their face. Poor guy, he thought I was a wizard or something 😂😂
That's what you get for overcharging people!
TL;DR: Company's old website team wanted to overcharge us writing an API to fetch 3000+ records.
Written a basic web scraper to do the same job in less than an hour.3
After hearing to hundreds of "just this last small change" , i told my client that he was a "chutiya" and he sent a link to this saying he had not intention of driving in India.😎😎7
Last night I looked at an Android app.
Going to put it bluntly, I don't like java much.
But Android takes it to a whole new level.
I was talking to our (SlimRoms) framework dev about how the database transactions used to take 400ms, and it was cut down to 10ms by, changing to xml with some kind of a reflector (so xml would be saved in the background).
This is atrocious. As a web developer, I live in a world where you can do thousands of transactions in that time (albeit on faster hardware).
So how is it that all of the abstractions in Android add up to a single read/insertion in Android (and I'm talking about an app written by Google) takes 400ms?
Every time I go in that channel to talk to them, I find something screwed up. Gah.4
I ran my PHP script file in Firefox, only to be greeted by everything else but my webpage. I scanned through the errors and looked them up on Google. As I was only restricted to a basic text editor, I had no choice but to prepare myself to look through hundreds of lines of code spanning across different files in my project.
Minutes passed, found nothing. An hour has passed, and I can feel my brain power fading away into oblivion, but I still found nothing. I took a stab in the dark and made a few changes in the code, hoping that it'd solve the problem, only to be slapped with a big fat 'nope' in the browser. I lost all hope for the day and decided to give it a rest and come back tomorrow to try again.
New day, new me, fresh new energy to tackle the code! But after one failed attempt at debugging and I was back to the same state as yesterday.
But... at the corner of my eye, something at the end of a line caught my attention. I moved my cursor to that position, pressed the key on top of my pinky finger down, saved the file, and ran the script. It worked.
Who knew how problematic a single missing semicolon could be :34
Without getting too into the backstory, I got my start at one of these. I wasn't technically illiterate, but I wasn't doing anything more than basic static sites and scripting.
Here's the good: the bootcamp I attended covered a veritable fuckton of material, and really served as a good introduction to the kind of stuff that I now (as an actual employed developer) see every single day. The instructor was an actual, successful, smart-as-a-whip developer, and there were many such devs on staff, ready to help when the need arose, for the most part.
The Ugly: First, is the expense. Wowee, was it expensive. It's been years since I attended, and I'm still paying it off. Second, this was full time stuff, in another state. So not only did I quit my job to attend, I also incurred expenses moving into the area to attend this school, and I was not in the minority in that regard. I kind of knew what I was getting into, so this is in no way the fault of the program, but it was part of the boot-camp experience. Two things were indicated on the website, that ended up not being accurate: one was a hiring network/guarantee of employment after finishing the course. I know that this isn't something that you can really guarantee in a sustainable way, but they shouldn't have advertised it, and then retracted it when asked. The second was "you don't need anything but the clothes on your back! We'll provide a laptop, to ensure that everyone has the same computing experience." Nope. The day I arrived, I got a "by the way, did you buy your laptop?" I was good for it, but there's a surprise $1,500 expense from my now-fixed cash reserves. And the biggest gripe is this: after dropping several thousand dollars altogether, experiencing immense financial stress that detracted from my ability to concentrate fully on my coursework, and ultimately not getting a job in this industry for fully a year after completing the program, I realize that I could have saved a shit-ton of money and sanity if I'd had a little bit of self-confidence and discipline to learn the material on my own. And by learn the material, I mean learn how to browse stack overflow and google things.
And that's really the tl,dr of this wall of text: the coding bootcamp I attended taught me that writing code isn't rocket surgery, and if I realize that I'm smart enough, and I can do it, then I'll be alright. Years later, I actually have a ton of fun doing it, so there ya go.
Final verdict: am I glad I went? Yes. Was it worth the money? Hell to the no.