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OMFG! I just figured out the solution for low fps in every gaming console!
I hope this piece of (genius) code get to microsoft/sony!!!19
Normal devRant user:
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Meanwhile at devRant Headquarters:
trogus: When are you telling them?
dfox: Ignorance is bliss, my friend
trogus: Well, at least we know the random number generator it's not coded by Sony though, otherwise they would suspect12
My sister has that Vaio laptop from 2012 and she wanted me to "clean it up"... You get the deal. I ran the bios and booted it up from my external SSD setup so I don't have to bother with her bloody Windows fucking 7. When I'm finished deleting some garbage she managed to accumulate on her disk I wanted to switch back to Windows to properly uninstall bloatware she had. AND THEN OT FUCKING STRUCK ME. Can't load bios. F keys don't do shit. Delete doesn't either. The bloody "ASSIST" button is as useless as always. Since the computer is so slow I'm gonna waste a whole day trying to fix it and in the end she will be like: "oh, it took you so long!". Why Vaio, why can't you just get over the fact that some people actually use BIOS and make it somehow ACCESSIBLE? It's the same shit every time I try to do anything with that laptop. I'm always getting shit on from Sony as if I paid them to fuck me. One last time. VAIO, FUCK YOU.4
*listens to some music over the Bluetooth headset in Groove on Windows*
*walks off to the bathroom*
> Please recharge headset
Which in Sony-speak means "reached cut-off voltage, you'd better recharge this fucking thing because we will power off now, rendering the warning completely useless!*
Me: "oh dear it's 5:30AM and my speakers are set to full blast"
*rushes off to the bedroom to pause Groove*
*walks back to the bathroom*
Then I started thinking, you know Microsoft.. on my phones I never had this issue since the Samsung Corby. Android has supported pausing media playback on headset disconnect for about a decade now. Maybe Microsoft Certified Enganeers could look at how the competition has solved an issue and IMPLEMENT THE FUCKING FEATURE ALREADY?!
But no, you've got that IE reputation to hold high. Sorry, I forgot.
I used to work as an all-in-one IT guy in a company. One day I got a call from our HR team and the HR said "my Internet banking account has been hacked! It's logging in automatically!!" So I went to see the issue, and the so called "hack" was because she allowed Mozilla Firefox to save her login credentials, and because of that the login form was automatically filled. Such a stupid ass4
To those that think they can't make it.
To those that are put down by those that don't understand you.
And to those that have never had a dream come true.
Not a rant, but the story of how I got into programming
I've always been into tech/electronics. I remember being told once that when I was 3, I used to take plug sockets to pieces. When I was 7, I built a computer with my dad.
There isn't a thing in my room that hasn't been dismantled and put back together again. Except for the things that weren't put back together again ;)
When I was 15, I got a phone for Christmas. It was a pretty crappy phone, the LG P350 (optimus ME). But I loved it all the same.
However I knew it could do a lot more. It ran a bloated, slow version of Android 2.2.
So I went searching, how can I make it faster, how to make it do more. And I found a huge community around Android ROMs. Obviously the first thing I did was flashed this ROM. Sure, there were bugs, but I was instantly in love with it. My phone was freed.
From there I went on to exploring what else can be done.
I wanted to learn how to script, so over the weekend I wrote a 1000 line batch (Windows cmd) script that would root the phone and flash a recovery environment onto it. Pretty basic. Lots of switch statements, but I was proud of it. I'd achieved something. It wasn't new to the world, but it was my first experience at programming.
But it wasn't enough, I needed more.
So I set out to actually building the roms. I installed Linux. I wanted to learn how to utilise Linux better, so I rewrote my script in bash.
By this time, I'd joined a team for developing on similar spec'd phones. Without the funds to by new devices, we began working on more radical projects.
Between us, we ported newer kernels to our devices. We rebased much of the chipset drivers onto newer equivalents to add new features.
Well, it was exam season. I was suffering from personal issues (which I will not detail), and that, with the work on Android, I ended up failing the exams.
I still passed, but not to the level I expected.
So I gave up on school, and went head first into a new kind of development. "continue doing what you love. You'll make it" is what I told myself.
I found python by contributing to an IRC bot. I learnt it by reading the codebase. Anything I didn't understand, I researched. Anything I wanted to do, google was there to help me through it.
Then it was exam season again. Even though I'd given up on school, I was still going. It was easier to stay in than do anything about it.
A few weeks before the exams, I had a panic attack. I was behind on coursework, and I knew I would do poorly on exams.
So I dropped out.
I was disappointed, my family was disappointed.
So I did the only thing I felt I could do. I set out to get a job as a developer.
At this stage, I'd not done anything special. So I started aiming bigger. Contributing to projects maintained by Sony and Google, learning from them. Building my own projects to assist with my old Android friends.
I managed to land a contract, however due to the stresses at home, I had to drop it after a month.
Everything was going well, I felt ready to get a full time job as a developer, after 2 years of experience in the community.
Then I had to wake up.
Unfortunately, my advisors (I was a job seeker at the time) didn't understand the potential of learning to be a developer. With them, it's "university for a skilled job".
They see the word "computer" on a CV, they instantly say "tech support".
I played ball, I did what I could for them. But they'd always put me down, saying I wasn't good enough, that I'd never get a job.
I hated them. I'd row with them every other day.
By God, I would prove them wrong.
And then I found them. Or, to be more precise, they found me. A startup in London got in contact with me. They seemed like decent people. I spoke with their developers, and they knew their stuff, these were people that I can learn from.
I travelled 4 hours to go for an interview, then 4 hours back.
When I got the email saying they'd move me to London, I was over the moon.
I did exactly what everyone was telling me I couldn't do.
1.5 years later, I'm still working with them. We all respect each other, and we all learn from each other.
I'm ever grateful to them for taking a shot with me. I had no professional experience, and I was by no means the most skilled individual they interviewed.
Many people have a dream. I won't lie, I once dreamed of working at Google. But after the journey I've been through, I wouldn't have where I am now any other way. Though, in time, I wish to share this dream with another.
I hope that all of you reach your dreams too.
Sorry for the long post. The details are brief, but there are only 5k characters ;)23
F*cking Samsung's alarm clock.
I really needed to wake up early today so I added secondary alarm little bit earlier. It was supposed to ring at 5:20 and second one shall ring 5:30. But Samsung said no.
Update came thru night and phone was restarted in process. Why it can't keep memory unlocked I don't understand, but OK. But it effectively means it was not able to trigger alarm clock. So I woke up at 6:35 and came more than hour late.
Why such basic functionality failed? My old Sony Erricsson T290i can ring even when powered down. Same as my Nokia and after that Lumia with Windows Phone 10. Why can't Samsung just be normal.12
I fucking fell in love. Damn oh yeah. I bought new headphones. Cheap SONY. Didnt expect any bass and i expected like no good sound. Damn was i fucking wrong. The sound is amazing. No fuck amazing. Even better. And then i found my love. PulseEffects.
The bass is even better and much much louder.
This is amazing.
I never tought that earphones can do so much bass in that small package but damn was i wrong.
Expect much fucking better code from me now.
No not because because the bass and that stuff. OK maybe it has some part in it. But main is that i dont hear even a single sound from the rest of he fucking word.
What does that mean ?
I will not be able to hear my fucking classmates and write actually decent code.
LOL wtf did i say ? Decent code ? LOOOOOOL9
So today I decided to change the passwords on some online accounts...
Sony: "Don't use the same symbol twice in a row. Oh, and how about 4 reset emails because the first 3 times it won't work?"
Me: "Okay, this password meets all requirements"
Sony: "I don't believe you lol."
Twitch: "Error: Your password length must be between 8 and 40 symbols!"
Me: "But mine has 24 symbols and the password field shows a green checkbox"
Twitch: "Error: Your password length must be between 8 and 40 symbols!"
Aaaargh! Did they hire toddlers as interns or something?1
Z2: 3GB RAM
Z3: 3GB RAM
Z3+: 3GB RAM
Z4v: 3GB RAM
Z5: 3GB RAM
Z5 "Premium": 3GB RAM
X: 3GB RAM
X "Performance": 3GB RAM
ZX: 3GB RAM
Sony updates the firmware on their wireless headphones over Bluetooth. For TWO FUCKING HOURS. If, for some reason, the connection was to break during that period, - perhaps because Bluetooth isn't a reliable connection and was never meant to be - then the device will turn itself off (as it does when it loses connection), and it will try to boot into the half-installed firmware the next time you turn it on.21
Updated goal in regards to my road to machine learning mastery.
Status: new found motivation
Motivational case: bring humanity closer to having 2B become a real thing.
Reason: big booty droids should be a right to humanity.
End of transmission.
On another note, the sony xperia compact is a real nice device, so is the note 8. I would prob go with the note for power but the size of the xperia is more convenient for my taste.1
No bloddy fucking way !
I cant be believe it !
I ported LineageOS to device that newer saw LineageOS support so port from scratch basically.
So i did that. The build was done in 1 day with tiny amount of patches on top of what was in repos already. Basically patches only to build it.
I got the zip and all that jam but i put it away since i believed that it woudlnt boot as its first build ever of LineageOS for this device.
Today i had to factory reset my device since AOSP10 fucked up data partition so i thought that maybe i could flash lineage just to see where we stand.
I flash it.
I see sony screen.
Wait what ?
LineageOS boot anim shows up.
Does the pass 3 times and shows me the final image of boot animation basically telling me it booted up.
OK in my head i was like OK but the UI wont load. There is no way.
I look away at my friend we have been talking with while this happened.
I look at device and see the device fully booted to LineageOS intro screen.
WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK ? HOW? WHY? WHAT ?
(I totally wasnt screaming like a girl and dancing in the room when this happened. NOOO)
We were joking with the devs on different devices that it would be fun if the first build booted up since it required only 2 patches to build properly.
When i told them that the first ever build booted up they were going nuts as i was.
To be clear.
Porting usually takes hours of debugging to even get it to boot up.
Sureee not everything works as is expected. So whats broken ?
Camera, Bluetooth, NFC, Audio (Already building a fix), flashlight.
So there is fair bit of debugging still left but once audio is working then basic functions basically work and i can use the phone daily without trouble and as backup i have my old phone until rest is fixed.
This is the best day of the year i must say.8
There was this post in devRant regarding EU battery replacement bill.
Some selectively amnesiac people commented about battery replacement risks.
I wanted to type out that Samsung Galaxy s5 was IP67 with a replaceable battery. Sony XP was IP68.
Somehow, devRant refreshed out of the blue, and now I can’t find the post anymore.
Arrrrggghhh!! Now how will I show everyone that I’m smart - a big battery historian?11
I have ported init_sony and multirom.
But multirom install fucked up my init_sony kernel.
It didnt boot at all even kernel.
After discovering issue with friend we instead of fixing it( AdrianDC needs to fix that) we created a HUGE hack.
We took another library that unzips boot.img (Sony uses ELF image its different then AOSP type)
And implemented it into multirom installer.
So lets do it manually.
Shit it doesnt boot.
So i added --forceelf option.
So i just opened the file studied it and then HARDCODED the ELF value into type right before the image is created.
Not only it worked but me and my friend created a fucking huge hack around entire multirom which is even bigger hack on its self.
I can call this productive day.
Tomorrow: Asking AdrianDC to help me on this since he edited bbootimage.2
I just broke 2 phones in two days... believe it or not... Both screens cracked and no swipe functionality survived...
I miss my fucking Nokia Lumia 930... that motherfucker was almost fully destroyed, screen cracked as shit, I could actually hold the screen on one hand and the rest of the phone on the other and it was still fucking working...
Needless to say, I'm going to Amazon and I'm getting a new Nokia phone, fuck LG, fuck Sony.2
The Sony Vaio identity, created by Timothy Hanlet, represents both analog (the wave of V and A) and binary (I and O).2
Yayy!! Turns out I won the tech blogging competition in my company! The prize is a brand new set of Sony WH-1000XM3.
Now I have two identical headsets :D
Can't complain though, those are amazing.7
Getting a new phone next month and its development is so far non existent on XDA.
So as you could have guessed yes im downloading sources and getting to work for AOSP build.
Oh and its SONY so its not gonna be that hard.4
Haxk20 starts a LineageOS build without applying most of the patches he should just to build most of the shit and then add them to build the rest.
Build goes without issues to 60%.
Wooooh NO NO NO NO NO.
This is not how this is supposed to go.
You are supposed to fail at 40% then error out and make me stuck on that error for a week or so.
Short version: The port is going suprisingly well and im scared of how well it goes. Im not used to this kind of shit when stuff goes that easy. But i suppose i should thank SONY for device trees and most of the porting done. I just have to edit it a lot to make it compatible with LineageOS.
And BTW LineageOS 17 when you are done and i get working build of AOSP 10 then im coming for you. Be scared.3
THIS IS OUTRAGEOUS.
I recently got a secondhand Sony WH-1000XM3 headphones. they were used for less than a year, were in perfect shape and they still had warranty.
The app that is supposed to go alongside the headphones told me that I have a firmware update for my headphones. So naturally, I pressed install.
AGAIN, THIS IS A FIRMWARE UPDATE ISSUED BY SONY!!
It bricked the headphones. I can't turn them on.
The issue was probably Bluetooth file sharing. BTFS is SO unreliable and it's known to be unreliable and Sony updates their top tier headphones with this communication method.
Thankfully, I still have warranty. I had to fight with the official importers of Sony in Israel (called "Ishfar", you read it like you see it) to go through the process of repairing / giving me a replacement.
O U T R A G E O U S12
TBH i didnt start to hate any big company. I use SONY as my phone and im going to stick with it probably. Due to how they handle opensource which is just awesome. Like who releases a guide to build an OS to your device that wasnt even released. AMAZING.
I never loved microsoft since it was always a piece of shit OS.
Maybe one "Company" would be the linux foundation.
Yes yes i know i love Linux from my heart and thats true and will stay that way most for sure but how they handle things is just terrible.
VMware was not following GPL rules and were law suited by Linux foundation. What do they do ? They buy a fucking seat in the board of linux foundation and everything is alright ?
Are you fucking kidding me ?????
This is ridiculous.
Linux will stay the best. Since Kernel has nothing to do with linux foundation but thats just fucked up how they handle things.
People from opensource world were allowed to come to board meetings and request something.
After VMware joined the board they said that they woudlnt be doing that at all.
Like WTFFFFFFFFFF ?
Microsoft joined the linux foundation as fucking platinum member. This is fucking wrong !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Basically the OS thats anonym to Spying joined the Linux foundation that is against spying ???
Whats fucking wrong with you people ??????????????
This must get better ffs. Somebody should step in and make a good clean in linux foundation so that this never fucking happens again and mainly stop it NOW.
I dont explain it good in here but i recommend you to watch "Linux sucks Forever" Brian explains it pretty good in there.
We must do something about this ffs.4
Bought a new tv. Over £1000 which is probably classed as mid range. However it's still a chunk of money.
It's my first experience with android since 2008.
It's still ABSOLUTELY SHITE!!!
Wish I'd gotten another TV now.15
I don’t *hate* them, but I had really high hopes for Xperia smartphones back then, five years ago.
So I saved up and bought one. That’s what I got:
1. It was getting slower and slower
2. Micro usb broke just months after I got the smartphone
3. Sticky fragile screen with absolutely no oleophobic coating
4. NO UPDATES TO KITKAT AND LOLLIPOP! They just left us behind!
5. The main reason.
I catch moments with my camera. For me, camera is a vital feature, the most significant factor.
I once needed it really urgent and it just said “Camera is unavailable”. And that’s all. Camera is gone forever, broken. Factory reset haven’t fixed it.
You, alongside with Meizu, turned me away from android irreversibly and forever. When I heard about no update, I literally felt abused. Just like a girl whom random fuckboy made a proposal to, fucked and then left just months later.
With that level of customer support, basic respect to me as a user and buyer and that level of quality control, fuck you and your sloppy bricks you call smartphones. Maybe things are changing now, but I don’t care anymore and hardly ever will.
P.S. it heats up as hell, fucking pocket stove3
in the holy name of the son of a fuck
CAN I HAVE JUST ONE FUCKING LINUX COMPATIBLE VIDEO EDITOR THAT DOES THE FUCKING CROSS FADES ON ITS OWN LIKE SONY VEGAS DOES?
JUST FUCKING ONE! WHAT ARE THESE FUCKING DEVELOPERS THINKING???????????
PITIVI, KDENLIVE, FLOWBLADE, OPENSHOT. ARE YOU TRYING TO CREATE HARD UIs ON PURPOSE?
NO, I DONT WANT TO CROSS FADE ON DIFFERENT TRACKS.
NO, I DONT WANT TO MAINTAIN THE CROSS FADES AS SEPARATE ENTITIES. JUST GENERATE THEM ON THE FLY!
IT'S STUPID... STEWWWWW PID...
I'm about to eat my own shit and play around with the pieces of corn I ate last night.
I'm losing my goddamn mind over here.7
I did it again.
I got myself into ROM porting again.
But i must say i have learnt a fucking lot of shit from the last time i did it.
But really i wish SONY could make the device trees more uhm custom ROM friendly because sure it works on AOSP but dang the shit that has changed on LineageOS is crazy and i have to follow all that shit to make it build even. Totally utterly crazy.
But hey at least i have all the patches that are not in the repos. That they have made easy to follow. Boy if it builds fine and after fixing the shit it boots up on first try is going to be miracle and im going to scream so hard that i will go beyond human hearing range (20Khz) Dogs will congratulate me on that LUL.
I'm a hobbyist photographer but lately I've been getting offers to work on major gigs. Apparently people have started liking my photography.
However, just like some programmers are hardliners when it comes to particular stacks, the camera world is riddled with brand loyalists that can't accept that anything other than their camera gear is better. You have Canon/Nikon users who can't wrap their minds around the fact that Sony is making better cameras for the price.
I ask a question about what lens people recommend and a flame war starts about why X camera is better than Y camera.
Guess what, it ultimately comes down to the skill of the photographer and not the camera. All I wanted was a lens recommendation for a particular style of shooting.
Thing is, all modern cameras are more than capable of doing their jobs.8
when your headphones get a new terms&service with an alexa assistant update and it becomes clear what the purpose of this product has become.
SONY W1100XHe Adphones.
so it plays audio ads now? 😆1
@dfox, this menu does not scroll on my phone, Sony Xperia Z-something (4?), but I guess the list ends with About...
Great new UI! 😀19
And a big fuck you to sony mobile, I hope you die soon.
TLDR: sent a weeks old phone for repair to Sony, they asked 450€ because according to their "experts" chassis was bent and main board was busted besides the obvious screen and touch being broken.
It costed less than 400€ including vat.
Out of spite I ordered a replacement screen for 55€, and it's fucking working again, thanks a lot for the offer but I still can replace an lcd myself. Screw your warranty policies, you made a phone that slips like a wet soap.
I've owned xperias all my life, Arc, U, M, Z1 besides all the dumb phones manufactured by Sony/Ericsson.
Guess I'm finding a new brand very soon.4
6 hours to make my Ionic cordova app build with native google maps plugin without a problem.
Deploy on my cell.
Not compatible with android 4.4.4.
FUCK YOU SONY! RELEASE A FUCKING UPGRADE TO THIS FUCKING PHONE ALREADY. FUCK YOU XPERIA T33
You know what ? I like sony xperia github and the devs. It doesnt take too long for your patch to get reviewed and they give you good feedback also.
i got new device as you may know and well adoptable storage wasnt working on AOSP. So i looked in fstab and yup it wasnt there. Added it. Posted it. Boom got merged after 7 hours.
In Ressurection Remix adding one line to manifest.xml took 2 months almost to get merged. This is ridicilous.2
FFS. It was weird to me why my device has such a weird boot.img generating method. Well at initial commit it looked as a good start and it resembles the normal standard for sony boot.img generation.
But the next commit fucked it totally up. It works but it can be better.
So now i have to rewrite the entire file from initial commit to now just because it changed so much. FUCKKKKKKK
Coworker: I yelled at Sony for the PS3 having 7 USB ports... I said that devices only need 2 USB ports. But now, I have this laptop here that has two USB ports and I'm yelling at it! So who's the hypocrite?
Coworker: Sony. Though to be fair, this laptop was made back before we really needed a lot of USB ports. Keyboards and mice were PS/2.
Me: What about printers?
Coworker: They have printer cables....
Me: WHICH ARE USB!
Coworker: ....Oh yeah...2
My ex-colleague from Sony wrote to me to consult about SLAM system for his side project. Bro...I'm reading papers for like 2 weeks and in no position to advise anyone 😂
That would be Sony.
Mainly because the of PlayStation 4. I mean what kind of company blocks the access to third party’s account so you can use it only on their console (the Fortnite situation). That’s literally saying “we own you, bitch”. Even Apple doesn’t do that kind of crap.
Fuck Sony and their PlayStation. I’m sticking with Xbox. Yes, it doesn’t have as many of exclusives. Yes, it’s made by Microsoft - the same company which made Windows 10. But fuck Sony even more than them.2
Finally a proper fucking challenge.
I have ported 8.1 to old phone but that was using patches from few friends.
Now im hitting issues that no one has seen yet and im the one who has to debug it and fix it cause no one else will.
So im the one writting the patches now.
Its hard im not gonna lie.
Like im hitting my head on table hard.
But i have help from the SODP team (Sony Open Devices Project) that im part of and sure it at first seemed weird why not just tell me what is wrong but now i see why.
Dont baby sit the people you teach. They wont learn anything. Let them figure it out.
Learnt more in few days then i have in months.
Hard but feels amazing.1
After working for 3 years as a dev , last month I bought my first Noise Cancelling Headphones (Sony xm3). Best decision in my life .
It blocks all the chatter/noise from open office and lets you focus. Now I can get shit done in the office itself with all the mfking monkeys (my esteemed colleagues) chirping around .
Best decision of my life 😅3
It's ridiculous that it's 2018 and i can't connect my $120 bluetooth headphones to my playstation 4!
Come on Sony!
Back when every mobile company had a different charger it made sense to say Nokia charger or Sony Ericsson charger.
But ever since micro usb became standard, I cringe when I ask for a micro usb charger and idiots say they have a Samsung charger not a Motorola one.
Seriously? How much do you have to think to realize if a charger works for many brands of phones it can't be a Samsung charger?7
Decided to get myself a new phone as the 2013 model is getting morally obsolete. I can still flash Lineage/Android10 and it will run it. But the apps (e.g. Google Maps) nowadays are such a performance hog it can't cope.
So I've searched through gsmarena, prioritizing smaller phones, picked myself a candidate and had it on my desk after few days.
The 2013 mindset still the same "do the backup before touching the phone in any way". How do you do backup? Unlock bootloader, boot/flash TWRP, run backup.
I've realized only after the unlocking and some googling, that the unlock automatically deletes TA partition and stored DRM keys. So advanced licensed features of the phone are gone. Also there is no way to lock the bootloader again, so I've lost the SafetyNet validation too.
tl;dr: I've fucked up my new phone as a first step after I got it.6
Just got into project with 2 sony developers on making "dirty" LineageOS port over sony AOSP.
Hmmmm did i just make it boys ?
As they would say in cyberpunk 2077.
We are going to the major leagues boys.
That feeling when Linux has better support for image formats... 😂
I've tried to open ARW files on Windows all day, no luck. Works 'out of the box' on my Antergos system.2
Got the iphone mini cuz I was ecstatic to have a small phone that I could use on one hand on the IOS ecosystem.
Found out that apple might discontinue the line for the next iteration due to "poor sales".
It really doesn't matter to me what operating system I am using for the phone, I wanted to give the IOS ecosystem a go with the release of this model. But man it kinda hurts that everyone is hell beant on large screens. Even the standard pixel phone feels too big. I do not want a "tiny" phone, even if one of my favorite Android devices was my Sony Ericsson XPERIA. To me the size of the iphone 5s was perfect. I just want companies to go to that again man. And I do know that there are models for Android that are capable of reaching similar sizes, its just that finding a premium level experience on a phone that size from the Android size gets hard to adjust to carriers etc.
I am liking this little fucker though, very speedy, nifty, decent battery time, camera etc.18
Okay then, ex-android user there.
It started with Xperia TX - it was flagship Sony phone back then. It blew my mind when I touched it for the first time. You know, exploring android for the first time in my life was amazing.
It ran just well for about a year. Then it started to fall apart. I need to clarify that I kept it non-rooted, full stock. I'm not into that customization things.
At first, I noticed significant lags. They were everywhere. The longer I used smartphone, the more lags I encountered. I did factory reset, but lags haven't gone anywhere.
Year 2. Front camera stopped working. Battery became unreliable as fuck, going down to 40% and then instantly to zero. What?
Year 3. Camera broke. It refused to start, just giving me "Camera is not available" error.
I tried factory reset again. It helped at first, but month have passed and all that issues came back. And it also became sluggish as fuck.
Got Meizu m3s year ago. The exact same story. Long story short, in one year I got this:
1. Black spots on every picture I take. Much likely a matrix issue.
2. Camera also became slow as fuck, requiring about 10 seconds to even start.
3. Vertical stripes all along the screen. I never dropped my phone, it just appeared once and became brighter and brighter every day I used the phone.
4. Two huge yellow spots on screen. I think it happened because phone's cpu heat up the screen and it broke.
But the most important thing is that fucking lags chased me in every app, they were everywhere. Fucking tiny-ass lags. And they're not going anywhere, they're become more and more significant with time.
Don't say me about oneplus, samsungs and other top android phones. They are conceptually the same, the only different thing is hardware.
That's why I switched. IPhone has its downsides, but it's silky smooth. And my friend's iPhone 4 (not s) feels just as smooth as my brand new se.
I'm not going to jailbreak it. I don't need customizing the hell out of it.
I just needed quick and reliable phone, and SE seems to be exactly what I wanted.
Peace to android folks tho✌️17
Well, in Google I/O, Android P Beta is announced for Android devices.
I could see it supported by Google, Sony, OnePlus devices. Even rolling out for Oppo, Vivo, MI.
No Samsung? 🤔wondering why??5
Whelp, looks like sony will soon own the entire Japanese media import market in North America (again).
Unfortunately, it also means they're breaking up otter media, which means that vrv will be reduced to nothing. I would imagine that this will spell the end for either the Crunchyroll or Funimation brand in the not too distant future.
Hello! My dad handed to me a pair of unused Sony Xperia SP. I want to put them on a paranoid-setup. Which custom roms do you suggest? Good apps are appreciated too!11
One forgets so quickly how a bad internet connection feels like.
God I think I cant bear this 1mbit, 500ms ping shit connection. Feels like 2002 all over again.
Please dear internet gods, send help!!!6
My older brother introduced me to linux and android custom roms when I was like 11. So I flashed my old sony Ericson phone with custom roms from xda and tried Ubuntu live CDs on my mother's old 40gb hdd laptop.
But my introduction to programming was when I saw some videos about the raspberry pi on YouTube.
I was like 14 and programmed basic scripts for my raspberry pi in nano over putty or notepad++.
At first I didn't even knew to intendent but in the process of my first project (Python sunrise alarm clock with tts) I learned many valuable things about Python and Linux/Debian.
The years after that I learned more with my now multiple RaspberryPIs, Arduinos and other hardware.
So in conclusion RaspberryPIs, the diy/open source community and especially my brother introduced me to programming.
Just realised I have not seen some regular users on devrant for a good amount them. Listing them now :-
linuxxx (Last action 75 days ago( a ++))
SortOfTested(Last action 51 days ago(a comment))
Linux(Last action 50 days ago(a ++))
This list might not be accurate3
It is really wonderful to just look back and see how much you have grown in such a short time.
For me its what ? Maybe like 2 months since i joined SODP team and i must truly say i have learnt more in those 2 months then i have over the 2 years i have been porting ROMs on my own.
Before i had no clue about kernel stuff in mobile space. Sure i had some clue here and there on how to fix crap but never actually did that on mobile platform.
Now i had to do it and actually debug it. It feels amazing. Having your PRs landed in such a big project and getting the support i have gotten.
Who knows. If this continues at this pace and i get even better i will maybe join the SONY hero devs.
And well to those who have no clue what im talking about.
SODP = Sony Open Devices Project.
Its basically custom ROM for your SONY device. Developed by community and device trees, kernel and blobs provided by SONY.
Sony Hero dev is award given by SONY to contributors of the SODP project. Push PRs and help and you have chance at becoming one.
As award you get the title ofcourse and high end phone from SONY.
Hmm, just noticed lifelog recognises devrant as communication. Found that intresting for some reason. Also dr is the only "communication" app i use for extended period along with sync for reddit.
Also, its 7.50 in morning, not evening. I am not that lazy.
Seriously though, since so many devs I know rant about their QA / test engineers, what would your ideal Test engineer look like?!
I mean sometimes I feel like devs expect test engineers to write them their unit tests too...4
Enter one word in terminal and hack fucking government's, CIA's, NSA's, websites, database and servers, just like hackers in movies do.
If I failed to achieve this, would love to hack Sony's website and post a message on all their websites
"We make terrible mobile phone"
Does anyone of you own a Microsoft Surface?
What are your thoughts on Surface vs. Mac.
For my next laptop upgrade, I am thinking to invest in a decent one which lasts of half a decade or longer.
Mac is surely out of question.
Have had terrible experience with Lenovo and Sony. Don't quite like HP or others.
Remaining options are Surface or Dell.17
Just learn that all current and mantained sony devices that are in their open source program will get 4.14 kernel with AOSP. Very nice indeed
Also they are already working on android 10 lol.
Will report few errors i got while building and maybe it will build 😂😂😂
About every 2 years I try to adopt Linux full time. This might be my time.
Most likely to work seamlessly on Sony or Asus? Ubuntu or Centos?14
Fuck this shit.
Earphones broke. Well one of them. Crap. And funny ? I fixed one of them and the one i fixed survived and the other one which i havent even touched broke. Well shit.
I was wondering if its cable. Resoldered it. Nope not working.
Checked the connection with multimeter. Its OK.
Well shit the speaker on its own broke.
Its not like they are expensive. They were like 8$ but SONY put nice speakers in them like really really nice ones. They had almost full hearing range (Tested with friend who has mic that can test the range) and well shit they broke now.
What would you use for building the baclend of a moderately complex web application that probably will have a small userbase?
Ruby on Rails
If what you would like to use something else that is not listed feel free to tell about it in the comments19
Got Sony Xperia 10 Plus today. I love it but apps are not optimized for 21:9 display yet and devRant isn't too so when loading it's smaller but oh well.7
uhh.. sony has a new generation of noise canceling headphones wh1000xm3 with improved anc.
I just bought the second version, they're great but now it seems i have to sell them and buy the new version 🙈
Nooooo i totally didnt unlock Bootloader, flash AOSP, Flash TWRP, install magisk on 2 days old device. What makes you think that ? Ohhh the last rant ? Well yeah.
Jokes aside. I had some real pain flashing AOSP bootimage on this phone. Fastboot for some reason didnt want to recognize that its AB device and didnt find sockets so i coudlnt flash it. After new cable the issue wasnt solved. It ended up either software shit on my laptop or just laptop usb ports. Dont know yet. Need more testing but after all this shit its all running rooted and im fucking happy.
Btw sony if some devs from your company are here. Hi and fix your shit dammit. .sin is fucking crap and devs hate it and so do i too. I never had so much issues with boot images only with that piece of shit you call .sin. fuck it. Im so glad AOSP makes normal boot.img files because if they were .sin i would jump off cliff at this point.
I love listening to music when programming. It's not something I started because I wanted to, but it just kinda happened.
In my first job as an intern, they followed concept of open office, a very shitty strategy as it led to chaos and noise all the time around my desk. To move away from that, bought a pair of Sony headphones, which I still consider as my best investment.
Started listening to songs since they're a better choice in the cacophony of chaos present around. These days, even though I work in a regular and calm environment still can't seem to get rid of the practice of listening to songs.
Anyone here have similar experience??
P.S. Suggest some good songs to listen to while programming!!1
TL Dr :- Debugging a software I barely know about was slow and ended up breaking in the shop it was used in and reverting the changes does not solve the problem
I asked my father a few days ago why he was buying a dedicated server for his ERP software and not using a client computer as his server which he is doing in his shop currently. He said that it was slow on other computers in the LAN which is an wired. The solutions given by the company that made it did not work. Big bills would sometimes also dissapear which took around 30 minutes to make. So when he bought the computer to home during lockdown I pulled up the debugging guide from the company which summed up to check latency,ram and add these files to exclusion list of your antivirus. Latency was kinda high at the first when pinging another computer on the LAN but I was testing on WiFi so it could be pretty inaccurate. The computer met the ram requirements so that was not a problem. I checked the data path by opening the software and accidentally typed something but I did not worry since the changes needed to be manually accepted. I added the files to the Windows defender exclusion list and shut it down.
Next day :- My father calls me up and says the software is working on the server but is broken on other computers. So I check if the changes were automatically accepted for some reason and yes that happened. So so pull up a guide to configure the software in multi user mode and I replace the mistyped setting with the correct one and it still does not work. My father asks me to undo everything by using anydesk. I remove all the exclusions I added to Windows defender and disable windows firewall. Still does not work. Restart the computer and software. Still does not work. Check permissions on data folder. They are correct.
WTF I reverted all the changes I made and the software does not work on other computers.7
Anybody know why a good amount of active members like linuxxx and SortofTested have been inactive for a few months. Also why has there been a green dot explosion5
I have this beautiful Sony Vaio C1XS ultraportable sitting around, I can't turn it on because it uses a non-standard RAM stick Sony only made in the late 90s... Such a pretty device3
Thank you theabbie for giving your location on your devrant profile. Some devranter might be able yto meet you though it will certainly be mot me unless that is a joke. Inputting the location writen in the brackets gives a location somehwere is navi mumbai22
Booted phone to recovery.
Realized that i didnt patch it and it wont show anything. I clicked powerbutton as restart but then i hard reset it (mistake).
Phone will boot to kernel but not to system. I suppose it somehow F up the system.
Grab system file and bootimage from old PC i use as backup.
Transfer it via USB and try to flash it.
Boot image went just fine.
System tho seems like had some corrupted image since it wasnt like its supposed to be i suppose.
It just told me that it wont flash the entire image. Tried second system.img i had and now it wanted to flash more of it but still not full image.
Now when i reboted the phone to go to recovery i got bootloader error that phone is corrupt and will not boot.
Which is expceted when system partition isnt how its supposed to be.
Sad part is tho that i cant get to recovery because system is corrupted.
Who the fuck tought that that was a good fucking idea ?
Yeah but who from there.
On my old phone i could clean even kernel and it would try to boot at least at which it would fail as there wasnt kernel but this is crazy.
well until 9AM tomorrow im unable to flash system image since wellsony fastboot is weird and when you want to flash it directly from your PCs USB then it would error out with invalid slot or something.
You need USB hub to flash shit onto the phone. WEIRD AF.
And what a suprise my USB hub is dead and i had to use my friends one to flash it but he took it back already so i will have to use the one i have in school to flash the phone.
Yes i know its weird seeing dev without USB hub but well i ordered 5 of them and still waiting for them. (I really hope they arrive ASAP).
One could just buy USB hub from local shop but the USB hubs there are the exact ones from ebay and cost 5x the price. When telling them they have no clue and its all their boss. This is in all shops.
So basically until 9AM i have a soft brick because sony needs USB hub to flash the phone.
Sony Ericsson are just awesome. They not only have AT commands over USB without any unlocking, but also OBEX and docs for it. I'm absolutely in love with that!2
postmarketOS port day uhmmmmmmmmmmmm 3.
Surprisingly to get a port of it you just need kernel which is hella awesome. What isnt awesome is the boot image of the 2012,2013 sony devices.
This is gonna get technical. If you dont care about it just skip it.
So sony decided that using ELF format for boot image is good idea. And TBH they were kinda right. ARM processor after all can execute ELF natively and work efficiently. Whats the issue then you might ask. Well kinda simple. Normal AOSP boot images are not ELF format. (They kinda are but arent at the same time. Lets just say they contain ELF image at some point). This is of course the google way. Overenginner everything you can.
So why is the ELF image format the issue ? Well to produce this elf image you need special script provided by sony that can make ELF format boot image that you have to compress properly afterwards. OK this sounds OK so whats the issue ? AOSP or well android sources do not support this out of the box. What we need to do is to create a custom way of creating that boot image. Which isnt hard but is just extra unneeded work.
Now when you flash the image it all works as expected.
But what happens if the format isnt right ?
Device will just show blank screen and reboot and so on forever (Or well until battery dies).
Why it cant boot other images is kinda self explanatory. Its different format. OK so it wont boot anything other then custom boot image OK.
Now what does postmarketOS (PMOS from now on) do ?
Well it creates basic AOSP bootimage with custom ramdisk. Which is all fine on most devices. Except here of course.
So that wont boot.
You may just say why dont you just convert it ? Well it isnt that easy. Each elf file has its own header. Which is for that kernel and etc. If it doesnt match eyyyy no boot. So we cant just convert it that easily.
Why not just use the script ? One could do that of course. ( i have not yet done that as its almost midnight and i have test tomorrow). Issue here could be that it still doesnt boot which would mean that something else is wrong. It will most likely work tho. (hopefully)
What i would need now is UART. (Yes phones have UART if you didnt know)
What is that ? Way to communicate and debug the kernel when something is wrong to the point where nothing works. Issue is my UART to USB converter is who knows where and the new one isnt going to be here that soon.
Thats all for now i guess. Long one i know. But well that is the behind the scenes of those kind of things. It isnt as simple as one may think sadly.
It woudlnt be my first and sadly not even last time i would get PM saying to hurry the development or some other shit like that. (Yes people are like that). And when you get issue it isnt as easy as opening duckduckgo and searching it as most likely it will return something which is far from what you are doing.
So if you are that kind of person that sends PMs to devs on XDA to hurry the development or asking when its gonna be done. STOP. Please just stop. We have real life too (I know its hard to believe but well its there) and doing this isnt the only thing we do. Its gonna be done when its gonna be done. And i hope this is gonna at least put some perspective for those people to not send those kinds of messages to us. (We read them. We just dont reply to shit)
TL;DR Sony decided to use different format of bootimage on 2012/3 devices which is pain to generate properly.2
Hi guys, as I think this is the perfect good place to share point of view, I would love to know what do you think.
Years after years, people fight against hacks/piracy, like governments or video games editor.
Recently, we all heard about that piracy team who said that in the close future, breaking games protection would be impossible, yet the famous Denuvo (DRM) even if hard to break, is still broke few days/weeks after game release.
Here's what I think.
No matter what, hacking/piracy will always have steps ahead of protections. Because that's the way it is, the way it works. Maybe protections will be effective for a while, but there will always be somewhere, someone smart enough to break it. I start thinking that when a iPhone/Sony claims that they were safe and Geohot break their protections one by one.
There is no perfect protection.
(Quantum computers aside).
What do you guys think?3
Trying to make android system rw on a rooted phone, but it doesn't allow me. FML. Hiw am I going to block YouTube ads now?8
Are airwaves cast by WiFi and cell towers dangerous. Please link a credible source for it. During lunch my father brought up the fact that a actress sued the Indian government asking them to announce of 5g is dangerous or not. I said that it is not dangerous since we get higher amounts of radiation at us every day so 5g should not be anything dangerous for us. I should have said that it is non ionising radiation though. He also brought up that fact that there have been numerous instances of misleading advertising saying that what we use at our home is bad like saying ghee causes cholesterol which is bad and then a few years later saying that ghee is actually good. He just believes that companies could be doing false advertising saying that 5g is good when it actually is not. Can't blame him since he has seen multiple instances of false advertising.
Digging up on Google landed me on a nytimes article which basically said radiation 5g airwaves not effect us since our skin reflects that off and the small amount that does not get reflected heats up our skin to a negligible amount8
Motherfucking HPs, new battery died again, which I bought just 9 months ago.
Sometimes I feels there is something wrong with me only. Not with the brand. My SONY Xperia XA dual, after just 3 months of use bent itself, and screen burned while using, though i had handled it very very carefully for the time I used it.
Also last time laptop battery died, I only used the laptop for about a year and frequently only for 9 months. I was using laptop for last 9 months strongly for development work.
I feel I have a way with electronic things. How well I handle things, I somehow get fucked. I am not the one using these stuff. Terrible things somehow always find me.4
The year is 1999/2000 and my parents bought my brother a PC. Pentium processor, 128MB of RAM and a Sony Trinitron monitor. Sweet machine. Used to play Delta force, Heroes on it. My brother played Civ 2/3, Heroes 3 etc. Lovely times, no worries, no stress, the only pain was the champagne.
Is it a good idea to go everything Sony? Like a vaio laptop, an Xperia phone, Sony earphones, maybe psvita for games (I rarely play anyway and it’s hackable for retro stuff)? I generally like their aesthetics.9
Ohhh update on the LineageOS16. Everything works. So this weekend im doing full port of LineageOS17. Sure its a dirty port since im just basically taking SODP (Sony Open-Source Device Project) sources and using them in LineageOS sources so it has to work kind of but its still a port of custom ROM thats usable. And well since LineageOS17 is getting to the stage that more and more roms are getting out on XDA then well i will do the same.3
The biggest dilemma for me has always been whether to switch my Android device to a sleek beautiful customisable AOSP based ROM or keep the stock ROM with all the amazing drivers and features, but with crappy bloatware.
Been sticking with CM/Lineage for years, amazing experience with Xposed & Viper4Android, but at expense of things like 4K and slow motion video and other stuff.
Up until now, I never had any breaking updates on Linux on my laptop, Except for Nvidia drivers stopping. It would switch to noveau. Even my cobbled together hack of Broadcom Bluetooth solution worked without even having to touch it. Well, I still don't have problems with core Linux but add gnome to the issue mix today. Surprisingly, Nvidia drivers for the first time Nvidia drivers upgraded (to 340) and I didn't had to do anything for it to work. Gnome deprecated synaptics driver support and now uses libinput implementation for it. Well Ubuntu Gnome updater won't clean the configuration and I had to remove the driver and clean config myself. Nothing too much, i have to deal with these stuff on my arch installation but Ubuntu has been "it works fine. No need to interfere" thing for me. It works fine on Wayland (it always used libinput on Wayland a if I am correct) but nvidia drivers doesn't support Wayland. And then since the update gnome has been disabling some of my extensions at random. All on X. I have no problems with Wayland except for Nvidia fucking drivers. All that said, its still better than windows where I lost fucking network connectivity during something important. And the trackpad drivers on Linux are somehow much better than anything I have used on windows. (that or Sony made fucking great trackpads and nobody noticed). Here's to hoping Nvidia starts supporting drawing on Wayland and I can ditch X completely. I have seen visible improvements in performance under load and slight decrease in battery usage with Wayland.9
I have a Sony Xperia tipo.
The screen is not working.
Can I use some other screen by literally disassembling the whole cellphone and do some hakabuka? Or, is there any way that I can access the phone although it's locked and the screen is not working?1
It's insane that to get a phone with decent specs without getting one that's even bigger than what I have(a 5.5" asus that feels like a behemoth) I had to get a phone that was released almost two years ago. I figure sony will release a new compact some time soon, but the price was right on the XZ2, and it feels wonderful to use a phone with one hand again.4
Why, Google? WHY?
My wife was annoyed, that her android image gallery showed the images she has sent via telegram, but not the ones, that she had received.
Stupidity no. 1: telegram puts received pictures into Pictures/Telegram on the internal memory. It seems like the default gallery apps don't take nested image-containing directories. As Pictures only contained the default Sony dummy images I moved them away.
Stupidity no. 2: both the receiving and sending image directory of Telegram is named "Telegram" and guess what... Android does not like that. Only the first ist shown (sent images).
Stupidity no. 3: to work around that, I installed the emulated shell to make a symlink named "Telegram-Received". Aaaand that requires root access.
Goddammit Google! She just wants to see our couple selfies that I sent her in her gallery!6
What is your wishlist for things that need to die or change next year. Mine is :-
1. Games that use peer to peer and have servers for data. Please buy servers on aws or any good cloud service.
2. ISP's that block all incoming connections for security5
Finally go around to de-Googling my phone:
Feels good reducing my tracking footprint4
So my future isp Jio fiber is rumoured to be using DPI. Main proof comes when a executive said "It’s called Deep Packet Inspection, and what you can do with the analytics of that is mind-boggling," in a new article. https://reuters.com/article/...
Should I be afraid or am I just being paranoid. Also should I just switch to another isp altogether if they are using DPI.
Also mini rant :- They make it harder to use your own router by not allowing bridge mode on their router and custom onts dont seem to work. The best option is to connect lan port of their router to the wan port of your router and disable wifi on their router3
Is xamarin good for cross platform app development or should I use flutter. I am planning to make the app for windows too so xamarin seemed better as it is owned by microsoft and desktop support isntin alpha2
So apparently Sony has the big gay.
(from official PS2 HDD documentation)2
Does anyone else get a buggy interaction with devRant where your phone's background becomes the loading screen of the app? Or is it just me and my buggy phone?
This kind of question has been asked before.
Is coding on mobile actually a plausible idea or should I just leave the idea. I am mostly doing some c# with .net core. It is mostly console apps
I wont have access to my laptop for quite a while because I spent quite a lot of my free time on my laptop. Also me being dumb refused their offer of 1 hour of continuous access to the laptop every day.10
This question is a bit dumb
Why do browsers block asynchronous requests when you use local files from your computer3
I just got a nice 240GB SSD and I'm puzzled by a thing: should I dual boot it with Windows 7 and Linux Arch?
I'm only keeping the windows for the games that "obsesses" me (was thinking of having a small 60GB partition for Windows, since I can barely play any games on my Sony Vaio) and I'm spending the rest of my time programming. But also I would have time for more things if I give up gaming on Windows (like reading, jogging)... I do not know what you do... My heart says Arch only but my mind says Windows also... what would you do?
How should I inform a government website that one of their user password combinations is in a short metasploit password list. The list name is tomcat_mgr_default_userpass
The top exploit db vulnerabilities for tomcat verison did not work so kudos to them on that. I am just a script kiddie
Edit :- Forgot to mention I am an Indian citiizen9
Was curious abut how painfu to work with and deploying .net core, asp.net core, blazor and xamarin are. I am currently learning c# and I have heard stuff such as ".net is a dumpster fire" and xamarin has had pretty negative reviews. Is that stuff true4
As some of you (I'm certain), I have a plex server at home. Hosted with an "old" core i5-4670K, 16GB ram, no GPU. (Ubuntu 20).
My question. HOW, HOW THE FUCK :
I can play HDR and DV videos via plex TV app.
I can play HDR via my S10 fucking phone !
I cannot play nor HDR nor DV since last update on Xbox X... It's the ONLY use I have for that console. If my TV can do better, wtf I'm supposed to do with that console ? (Any way to put plex server on it ?)
My friend can play my 4k HDR video on apple TV via remote connexion..
What's wrong with Xbox X ?
Also, FU all ripers using PGS format for subtitles without SRT option.
Also FU sony for not allowing TrueHD via ARC. (AT least on my A/V reciver)
Also fuck me for buying xbox.
Also fuck the worl just because.
Ok, I feel better. Thanks you all.4
Kind of !dev
Googleable question but I though you guys will give better advice. I am curious about computer networking and want to learn about that a bit. Any resources you recommend.9
What should i use for making a app which needs to learn on both android and windows and maybe ios. It is pretty simple. Mainly needs notification, network and file acccess, does not cost an arm and a leg, uses less than 1 gb of memory at a time and being able to be used as to make a backend is a plus. Being able to be used commercially is a plus too. Also please suggest somehing that does not have a steep learning curve3
Sorry for posting a non dev goal
1. Check every social media ultra often and the first thing in the morning. I was late or sometimes completely missed something because I did not check my social media. Today I missed school because study leve was kinda cancelled. But guess what did not check my social media for the announcement and checked it in rhe afternoon when school was long over. No nwed to check email because nearly nothing important comes there except my report card which is resent on whatsapp 4 times a year6
Fuck you realtek and your shitting laptop nics and the companies that use them. Just a year later I cannot garuntee more than 10 minutes of uptime of WiFi all other devices operate fine leaving the laptpp with the realtek card. I need to use third party drivers to be sane. I have already dksabled the option to allow the computer to turn you off to save power3
Another newbie question
Is ruby on rails worth learning now and is it dead ? I am a bit of a newbie to backend. I did create a site for a friend a year or two ago with django but still it was pretty simple. My horrible code is available here :- https://github.com/akshaytolwani123...
Also is this course on coursera for free on audit decent for the basics https://coursera.org/learn/... or should I just use freecodecamp or similar.5
Any gift recommendations. My birthday comes up in a few days and he asked what I wanted as a birthday gift(gifts are supposed to suprises but being able to choose is good still).
However I cannot ask for electronic gadgets. That knocks a lot of stuff of. The exception is that if something does not make me spend more time on the computer that is allowed. Kinda weird. For example I can ask for a printer or medical equipment like oximeters since that wont make me spend more time on the computer. Both of these examples were given by my father. I could ask for a new printer however we still have a printer but it is currently in the shop since it is not being used and the shops printer broke and is hell to replace since they need chips to verify toners and you need to get those chips separately from what my father told me and the shops printer should be repaired in a few months since lockdown was lifted a few days ago and I won't need to print something since everything is online and they don't need to show student projects yet.
Thia knocks a lot of hardware off since by definition if I am using hardware I still need to code it to do something which is more time on computer which is not allowed. So no fiddling with aurdino or rasberry pie or whatever is the most used hardware kit.
I can buy some course or a book to learn something but I already have problems with consistently learning c# with a good book which will lose value in November and that most topics I would like to learn like computer networking or some new language are practical which is more time on computer which is not allowed.
So the only thing I can buy are some books to enjoy reading for fun or some school books like a science digest book like Together with or the ultra popular maths reference book RD Sharma
So what things should I ask which comply with the rules my father has laid or just skip this thing1
This question might make you lose a brain cell because of stupidity in the question. Read with caution
Is there a way to compile a game for Windows from Linux in Unreal engine? I did google some posts but the answer was either use a Virtual machine which will not be done or use the the theoretical method of using mingw but the forum posts state that it will be tricky business or use a windows machine. I have dual booted windows with linux on my machine.
However since the machine has a 512 gb ssd most of the storage space is devoted to unreal engine which takes 47 gigs in itself and have a lot of programs installed I have a usable 20 gigs left out of 145 gig partition. Windows has around 318 gigs of storage to it but I have 100 gigs free at most. So after installing the windows sdk, visual studio with extensions, unreal engine and some other stuff I don't have much space left for myself. I need that much space since I install a lot of games to my ssd. So now I cant load my bigger projects for playing on my windows. I could use my hdd which is mostly used for backups and 100+ gig stuff. Though the hdd's are of course far slower than ssd's which shouldn't be a problem however last time I used visual studio it ate more than 2 gigs of ram for a solution meaning that the compiler has very low memory for itself to actually compile so for any large files the hdd has more of a bottleneck.
Oh and I can't upgrade my ssd's or ram because I don't have enough money.
Thanks for the answers in advance4
What are some backstage computer science jobs(jobs most people dont know even exist but keep the show runnning and are pretty important)3
Ok, so I have 47 60 minutes mini DV tapes that don't want to go to waste, does somebody have an idea for a project that I could use these tapes for?
EDIT: they are all in individual boxes, most of them are Sony, but some are Panasonic10
What are some good companies for consumer networking equipment. I need a unmanaged switch and might buy a router from them. There will be 7 cables run though it. I have heard praises for ubiquiti but mostly from U.S. youtubers and I live in India so service might defer. Being cheap is a plus point.3
A rant but not devrant
I was just sending a video that I took with my phone while explaining a concept to my friend, the video took too long, the Internet was really slow 😒
When it was done I went and checked the size of the video, it was like 340 MB 😅😅
The problem was my phones camera
Sony Xperia z1 camera 16 MP😁
Is huwaei insane for saying that 1 line of their harmonyos code can do 100 lines of android code. I watched this in a coldfusion video. Link :- https://youtube.com/watch/... , The line I mentioned is at 11:556
Found out that windows automatically backs up your Desktop and Documents folder by redirecting those folders to Onedrive. Why create a seperate folder and redirect instead of just syncing from time to time2
Sorry if this has been been asked before and asking useless questions
What are your thoughts on the mac ec2 instances1
Firstly give me the skill equivalent to the best in the field. If the rules allow it all of these skills listed and if not any of these :-
1. Computer networking to the point of having the same knowledge as the best in the field. Why? I am curious about that stuff and being able to work as a network engineer if I don't get a good Dev job
2. Cyber security. Why? I enjoy it and being able to make sure my code is not easily exploitable is a cherry on top. Also having a backup job in case I don't get a good dev job
3. Being able to communicate with non dev people about developer or non developer stuff easily and being a really good leader.
4. Being a good developer in whatever language I use and instantly being able to learn new programming languages and frameworks or libraries with ultra in depth information.
Any tips to speed up wordpress site. I have googled and tried as many solutions I can except adding cdn. I have minified images, html, css and js. I have used caching on the server with litespeed cache. There are not many plugins on the site.
The plugins installed are elementor, litespeed, orbit fox, wp-optimize, updraft plus and wpforms lite. The site takes around 4 to 5 seconds to fully load. I am doing this for a releative(don't worry he is sane and I am doing pretty simple stuff for him which is simply not worth charging). I cannot use cloudflare cdn since they need nameserver access and the hosting service used is hostinger which have put a lot of dns records which I don't understand and don't wanna mess with unless it is the last option.12
When should I develop a website myself using whatever the hot framework currently is and when should I just use something like a cms because it is too complex for only one developer to make the website3
Fuck people using trace rifles in momentum control. How the hell am I supposed to kill someone who kills me in two rounds and also fires at 1000 rounds per minute. I was trying to get the catalyst aka upgrade for the seasonal weapon which is pretty bad and the upgrade makes it usable but I am getting ripped apart after my first kill because someone can kill me with 2 bullets wherever he shot me.
Yes momentum control is supposed to be a gunfight mode and it comes around rarely but that does not mean a broken weapon can roam around killing anybody in sight before they even know you fired a shot at them from some lane. Shotguns do the same but you need to get close. Shotguns are still a problem but at least you can dodge or counter with a shotgun since your radar tells you someone is nearby and snipers need a headshot. These weapons can fire at your toe and you are dead. Oh the devs knew that such fast firing weapons wil be op and needed their damage and made them use the same ammo as shotguns, sniper and non heavy grenade launchers. However the game mode gives all weapons a damage buff which is enough for trace rifles to be broken. Yes you can use other primaries but what are you gonna do when a auto rifles kills you with two shots to the toe. And since they burn ammo quickly and take more rounds to kill then their counterparts like shotguns which use he same ammo as them they spawn in with 50 in the mag and anybody who is using shotguns snipers or grenade launchers give them ammo and they only need two rounds to kill. Also after I kill 50 PvP opponents I need to kill a few hundred opponents in PVE or PVP to actually apply the upgrade and who you kill does not matter.
Seriously and the second weapon I want to upgrade which is able has tracking but you need to aim down sights after hipfiring the tracking shots
which dl negligible damage so they explode or aim down sights and shoot which deals more damage but I am probably not going to have enough time before some random kills me again.
And this is just the first game. From what I heard it was supposed to be a fun game mode which focused on gunfights with your primary not the infamous laser tag show of Prometheus lens which happened a few years ago but now all trace rifles can do that. Oh and I still need to get 50 kills there for a seasonal challenge so I can get the free version of the premium currency and I can only skip one challenge and I have already skipped one challenge since it requires a dlc K don't own.
Seriously why cant some actual good game come up to challenge this. All the competition seems to be third person shooters. Also most of the guns don't feel good and lore is pretty lacking but lore is not top priority. The only competition is Warframe which is not my style, Titanfall 2 but I get insane pings from here so no multiplayer so after the story nothing to do unless I want to do airtstrafing which is useless since I can't play multiplayer. Granted Titanfall 2 is not a looter shooter but the guns feel good and the movement is too good and Halo 1 - 3 since I heard 4 and 5 are pretty bad and I have only played halo 1. I might complain about jackal snipers in halo 2 but at least they have fixed spawns.
Maybe I am overreacting since it is my first game of momentum control
Any good free resources for full stack web development. Also if a resource teaches mainly frontend but also teaches some backend it is a full stack web development resource in my eyes. I was looking at freecodecamp but it is a bit too vast for me. I am also looking at the cokplete intro to web development v2 course by Brian holt for free on frontend masters but it is 2 years old and has not been updated. Also it does not teach that much bakcend hust node and express.
Also another question is frontend masters good for web development. I did not find many threads about it. I got a discount for it which gives me a one year subscription for 195 dollars18
Should I write my app as a pwa or in electron. The app needs to be on mobile devices too but I wont mind rewriting the app for another platform since the app is pretty small. It only needs notifications, network access and basic read and write access to write some pretty small configs. Most of the code will be for the ui anyways1
I want to learn c# to build a mobile app with xamarin and a website with asp.net core. I have some programing experience and have build some meh apps. What should I use
Head First C#, 4th Edition
C# 9 and .NET 5 - Modern Cross-Platform Development - Fifth Edition
C# Fundamentals by Scott Allen on Pluralsight
C# 9 and .NET 5 - Modern Cross-Platform Development - Fifth Edition teaches what I want to learn but the Xamarin section seems a bit short. C# Fundamentals by Scott Allen on Pluralsight was recommended a lot to beginners online and I can always learn Xamarin from Microsoft Learn12
Windows why do I need to explicitly tell you in a firewall rule to allow port 80 to allow someone in the same NAT as me which is set to a private network to access the web server?4
Has anyone here used app academy open. Is it good and does it teach useful and up to date stuff? I was thinking of doing it but there are barely any reviews online. There is a reddit thread about why it is handicapped but it is old and a user clarified it was misinformation. https://reddit.com/r/...
Their curriculum seems to be pretty good except that I will need to learn ruby on rails which I need to forget after the MERN stack part and that they teach docker compose instead of kubernetes
Should I go for freecodecamp or app academy open or some other free resource to learn full stack web development. Freecodecamp's explanations are starting to get over my head. App academy open seems great except they teach ruby on rails before teaching MERN stack and there are only three reviews on the internet I could find12
Sorry for asking this question again but I got no replies or releated replies.
Is app academy open good for learning fullstack web development for a newbie or somewhat new to web development. There are barely any reviews on the internet about it. I did kinda ask about them in one of my previous rants but was recommended fullstackopen by @100110111
. I started fullstackopen pretty recently. App academy seems good too but it is a 1000+ hours soo I wanted to know if I am learning anything useful there.
Also thanks @100110111 fullstackopen is pretty good5
Sony XZ Premium. Or the LG g6?
I'm also wondering about phone updates, ive always had nexus brand phones so this wasnt a concern of mine, but now I'm thinking to avoid the pixels because they are so expensive.5
Not exactly a rant but some annoyances
Whenever I copy paste code from kindle it does not space the code. Stack overflow says that kindle is using characters for space which are not present in UTF-8 which causes the issue and the find and replace option coes not work in vs code which the author is using. And if you copy from kindle whether you use the button or Ctrl + C it will add the book title and the author at the end. Who the fuck though this was a good idea.
Oh a table does not fit on the screen render whatever fits even if it is the top line of the table. This is probably not an issue and they cannot fix it and I shoild just deal with it.
The author introduces me to the language compiler and lists a command to what versions are available. I get an error which says the command is not found on windows. I dont find any solutions on google, so I go the next place and author says that he knows about it and shows a link to fix it and tells to folloe the instructions. But the link does not have any instructions and just has instructions to configure the compiler itself. The only releveant information was the path to the compiler which the author could have included there or said that was the only relevant information. The path was correct but I needed to install some stuff through Visual Studio2
Good article on optimizing CRDTs which is a fancy word for collaborative text edting from what I have read in the article
On devrant I sometimes see a good amount of posts saying angular is garbage but nearly none about react. Why is angular so hated.3
I need to run wordpress on a Windows server or Windows 10 to be used for a medium sized WooCommerce site for a reason I don't want to state. What is the best way to do this. My best options seem to be :-
Docker with caddy
Linux vm with or without docker10
Yo anyone who uses hikvision, do they still use npapi requiring use of older browsers or a plugin or other software like iVMS1
Moving to Zürich, Switzerland a good idea for 110k?
Job sounds great, just not sure about switzerland... Any remarks, tipps, trick?1