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- Sir, you must put away your laptop before the flight takes off.
- Is a tablet okay?
- *Uncouples keyboard from Surface*
Me wanting to board Plane,
Goes through security Check...
"Sorry sir Laptops are not allowed."
"It could be a modified bomb"
"But this is a Tablet!"
"No sir, it has a Keyboard and Trackpad attached to it, its also running Windows..."
"Excuse me, but this is clearly a Tablet"
*Detatches Keyboard from Surface Book*
"Sorry sir, but no. You cant board the plane with this, only Tablets and Smartphones"
"WTF? you dont allow Laptops because they could be bombs but A FUCKING SMARTPHONE IS ALLOWED? AND TABLETS TOO?!"
"Yes, because the Battery is not removable..."
"But my Laptop Battery is also not Removable..."
"I dont have anymore Time for an Argument"
"So I can board the Plane?"
"No, the Ticket will be refunded"
WHO THE FUCK CAME UP WITH THIS BULLSHIT? LIKE RLY? WHO!!
I MEAN WHAT THE FUCK IS ALLOWED?!31
First day of new dev class...
Teacher, "As you know Tablets, Smartphones, Smartwatches etc... Are not allowed in class, except Laptops."
"Is a Surface allowed?"
"Is it a Laptop?"
"Yes, but also a Tablet.."
"YOU ARE HERE TO LEARN HOW TO BE A GOOD RELIABLE DEV, SO LISTEN"
*Proceeds to Lift up surface from Keyboard*
*Rips surface out of hand and goes to secretary*
"You can have it after school"
*Sitting there speechless with nothing to develop with*
10 Minutes later
*rector comes in and gives me surface back*
*Proceeds to use surface*
The Teacher hates me...23
Found a post about a devrant waifu, so I decided to give my take on it based on @caramelCase's character33
There's a spending machine in my job that uses a tablet with an app as the interface. I downloaded Spotify, put some music and switch back to the app. It's funny to see the people trying to find where the music came from.16
Thanks to some random guy on a forum at page 100000000000000 of duckduckgo I figured out that I need to change the USB mode of my laptoo-tablet in order to allow UEFI booting.
HOW DIFFICULT IS IT TO FUCKING PROPERLY DOCUMENT THAT?!12
Bought a tiny tablet so I can more easily do server management on the road/in bed.
I'm playing old school minesweeper on it now 😓10
Im at TechDays 2017
Its mostly about microsoft.
All the microsoft speakers use a macbook.
The only non microsoft speaker I saw used a microsoft tablet and had issues.6
My five-year-old daughter asked me to program her Android tablet today.
Daughter: Daddy, can you make my tablet do something?
Me: What do you want to make it do?
Daughter: I want it to get games for me. I want it to pick games I like and get the different games so I can play them after I get home from school.
My daughter asked me to implement:
1. At the least, a predictive algorithm to choose new games for her based on her likes and dislikes.
2. At the most, an adaptive artificial intelligence that will learn what games she likes to play.
Current specifications are unclear. Need revision.13
This happened a month or so ago. I wanted a tablet for more easy/portable server management (JuiceSSH) so I went to a second hand tech store (a good/reliable one) and this guy asked me right away what I was looking for.
I pointed at a specific one and he grabbed it and walked me to the cash desk to take a look at it.
"what do you want to use it for?"
"server management mostly"
Then this other guy behind the desk looked at me with this view in his eyes like:
The employee helping me also looked strangeish at me
Three months into new job and I've come to some conclusions.
1. I am nowhere near as good as I thought I was.
2. Having a super smart awesome dev review your code helps immensely.
3. It is almost impossible to learn at an accelerated rate and level up your skills without being in a conducive environment.
4. This was the best decision I have ever made.
5. I have a new appreciation for how badly people can actually drive since moving to the Bay Area.4
Retarded things I do:
when I end up creating a nice complex elegant algorithm I end up staring at the code for am incomprehensibly long time admiring it.11
Currently building code for an app for a website using nothing more than my tablet, it sucks being out of country when you're trying to work😡😡😡14
Just got word that my old company terminated an ec2 instance and ended up deleting all the volumes attached to the instance.
They were using attached volumes as backups 🤣🤣🤣🤣
Who does that?
A lot of customers are very unhappy campers today.
They are all ecommerce sites, some of them with revenue in the millions.
No sites, no backups, no income.
Over a hundred companies don't have sites this am.
Always research who you entrust your own business to!
And always, always, have your own backup solution. Don't trust other companies they are doing the right thing. Because most of time they aren't.
I'm sure there will be lawsuits.
However, there response is even more comical.
Dear customer who entrusted there very own livelihood to us:
We have discovered a regression in our systems that failed to enable termination protection. We have fixed this regression and have found the issue in other instances that have also been fixed.
All backups have been lost. If you have your own backups please give them to us and we will rebuild your site. [However all recent orders are lost, in fact all orders, products, images, customizations, from the most probably dated backups, if any, are lost. Emphasis mine]
Nothing about we are improving our backup method to make it redundant. Just "we switched on termination protection" wtf? 20 dollars a month at rsync.net would have saved a company. Instead, they entrust backups to an attached volume? How is that even called a backup! It's attached!12
them "my tablet isn't working. I think it's broken"
me *turns it on*
them "How did you do that"
me "i clicked the power button. seems to be fine"
I was looked at like I summoned both Satan and God simultaneously1
I have a story about not coding on vacation.
My boss really needed a feature to go live during my 2 weeks vacation and asked if i could do it while in vacation. I ignored the request. I ignored all the requests while on vacation, didn't answer any chats or phone or anything.
Went back to work this week, knocked out request first day back.
I think he is realizing they cannot take advantage of me anymore.
Now that I have other job offers on table, I have been able to speak freely with my boss.
I told him if he expects me to do my job he or anyone else cannot keep interrupting me every 20 minutes every single day to ask how to do something, they need to figure it out themselves because i cannot continue to lose my concentration every 20 minutes and still do the work i was hired to do.
I also told him if he wants me to work outside normal business hours my salary will have to reflect it.
If they don't care about paying me for my extra time i don't care about giving it.
Amazing how your confidence goes up when you have solid offers on the table and can jump ship right away.15
Browsed around the internet for a good linux distro to use.
Someone somewhere recommended Arch.
Downloaded Arch and usb booted it.
Tried to install it for 30 minutes and gave up.(😂)
Found a new recommendation, Bunsenlabs.
Now i have installed Bunsenlabs on every device i have (except for my phone & tablet of course :DD)
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Agreed with a guy on a price for a second hand laptop-tablet. Finally on my way (NS, go drown in an ocean of infected cum) but I'd be very late.
Guy offers to come to the station (saving me more than an hour of travel time)!
This one SHOULD be Linux compatible 😅12
Handing in my resignation today. Stomach is in knots.
It was a misunderstanding on my part with recruiter.
I think I am going to vomit. I hate this.
I hate awkward conversations.6
I hope today will be good day because it started good:
dfox++ your rant ☑
My server started to work ☑
Build android boot image on first try ☑
Fix dependency issues on my Linux tablet ☑
More to come today ☑☑☑☑☑☑☑6
Today in train programming:
Pushed a new build before pulling into station
Test on tablet
Build is broken, files missing
Upload files manually to Azure (WHY)
try to log in to my sure to treat, forgotten password
Try to reset password, smtp details in DB are wrong...
I'm doing well1
My elderly neighbor rang my doorbell the other day to ask what my wifi password was – his tablet was trying to auto-connect to my wifi network rather than his, and he didn't understand why he couldn't use the same password on both 😄🤦♂️2
Easy 50$... (l)user brings in a tablet and says she’s got a virus.... okay.
(L)user - “I have a virus, I can’t click on anything and there’s a green box around everything.”
Me - *turns off TalkBack* here you go, all fixed.12
So, I drive for Lyft a few hours before I go to my real job. Mainly because I actually enjoy it and I like talking to people. I drive usually from 2a-7a
The other day I picked up a female customer with 2 trash bags from of clothes, the destination ordered the ride.
She gets in car drunk and stoned and starts telling me her story.
Apparently she uses Tinder to find guys to allow her to spend the night. I guess she was homeless.
She never met the guy she was going to and and she just left a gut who she described as sketchy and had to get out of there.
Using tinder to find a roommate/place to stay was unexpected way of using app, never thought of that.
Right after her, I picked up a lady who was flying to San Fran to confront the mistress of her husband who works as a Software Engineer at Pixar. That was another great ride. The lady was extremely wealthy and absolutely beautiful. The husband I guess messed around with a 28 yo co-worker. Sometimes people just don't know what they have, I guess. Of course I don't know the full story, but it seems people with money cheat a lot more than the average. Guess it's easier? Idk.14
Weird to think about Gmail is only 15 years old.
I remember when you had to have an invite to join Gmail and I was fishing for one all over when it was released. I was begging people I knew that had access to send me an invite. So I have been with gmail for 15 years as well.
Geez, I am old. crazy how time flies and how much technology and this industry has changed in such a seemingly short time.20
I hope it will be finished soon since it will be fucking fun to play skyrim on linux on Lenovo miix 3-830 So excited11
Just thought it was funny the differences in these teams. If you did a line up of them us PHP developers world definitely be pegged first to die of a heart attack or stress.
When I get back I'll def have to take a pic, it's really priceless.12
I was confirmed to start on the 28th on Monday through an email the one below:
Yes, you can just bring your original paperwork on your first day. January 28th is okay with us. Please come to the Corporate Office at 8:00 on the 28th.
I was going to resign yesterday, Tuesday, was all pumped.
1) post to devrant, check,
2) resignation letter written and cc'd and hard printed, check,
3) courage to talk to boss check.
Ten minutes on Tuesday before scheduled time to have meeting with boss then I get this email:
I am having trouble getting a reference. Is there anyone at your current employment that I can now contact since you gave your two weeks?
WHAT!!!!! Is this normal? wtf? what if the reference check turns out disastrous and I have already turned in my resignation?
Why wasn't this brought up before I resigned?
Ofc, I did not hand in my resignation, but they obviously didn't know that.
It took all day and the recruiter to get involved to get the reference checks done.
But now I'm apathetic, the wind is gone from my sails, and I am not excited anymore about this new job opportunity. They really have ruined my faith in their processes.
If I am not excited to start a new job, that is a really bad sign. What happens if I turn in my resignation then they decide they forgot some other check that I don't pass?
I am writing letter now to decline the offer, I am trying to leave the entrenched corporate culture for a fresh eclectic fun culture, not go to an even more bureaucratic entrenched culture.
If I have doubts and apathy starting a new job, those are definitely really bad warning signs.
I will continue to look for the perfect job elsewhere but for now...
Passing. Final Answer.17
Had the Windows Insider Preview for a month or so to get Ubuntu Subsystem early back when it was Insider-only.
Turns out that your license policy changes when you use Preview builds: if your PC isn't updated to a certain build by checkpoints set throughout the year, your license expires and you have to reinstall Windows. No way to recover anything already on the device. So if you get Insider Preview and shut your laptop off for too long...
Thus began a killer combo attack on my Surface Pro 3.
While trying to figure out what was going on and loading up a recovery on a flash drive, the Surface Pro 3 BIOS was sitting idle behind me. On 100% CPU. The only reason I think this is that by the time I noticed the insane fan noise, the screen was hot enough to burn my finger as I tried to turn it off. The heat sensor triggered it to shut off before I could, though.
That heat sensor, however, won't turn it off if it's busy installing Windows, supposedly to keep anything from getting hopelessly corrupted. What followed we're 3 hours of fan whirring from a slab of metal hot enough to cook an egg with.
Windows is back and working. The battery indicator, however, melted during reinstallation. And the battery lasts an hour, max. Thankfully I'm not out of a tablet, but it seems to me that W10 is becoming more and more like malware, just waiting for you to activate one of it's delightful payloads.4
*Opens a pack of tablets (8000) and start to prep them.*
WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK.
SAME MAC ADDRESS.
Okay, that's just an er-
NOPE, ANOTHER ONE. HOLY SHIT. OKAY IT'S GETTING WORSE.
Is it my db?
The db is just fine.
*Painfully getting in contact with the reseller*
Me: grumbles grumbles Mac Address grumbles
Reseller: Uh.. What?
It would be okay if we weren't using Mac Addresses as primary key in our databases.
They gave us some weird-looking software to "re-write mac addresses". It's working.
Something tells me that ipv6 is not for tomorrow.7
Just told a colleague that I don't own a PC, laptop or tablet for home use. Look on his face was priceless, like he couldn't fathom how I live with nothing more than a low end Android phone. I would have taken a picture but the camera app takes like two minutes to load and shoot.9
I accidentally broke our office’s tablet device. Operations manager said it will be deducted from my salary next month.
Few weeks later, my operations manager breaks his laptops touch screen. I almost did a naked run in excitement.9
I did it again some crazy shit.
This time running dishonored on linux tablet with wine.
Surprise it runs pretty good.
20-30 fps wooooow.
Even Skyrim got less.8
"We need this feature live today. But first there are these 5-10 tasks to do first. That won't take very long" Says the guy who knows nothing about code. Now they judge my performance by lines of code written per day haha. Morons. Feature doesn't get pushed because been working on new tasks all day. Say I'm leaving after 8 hrs. Start getting push back about leaving after 8 hrs. I really don't care anymore. If i get fired at least i can collect unemployment while looking for new job. Drive for Uber and make just as much as I do now.
My care has reached 0% i just need to get through holidays. I'll be in New company by February.11
I think I may have found the perfect job.
A legend in the industry is taking on a Padewan. I would need to move to California, but for this opportunity, not much I wouldn't do, plus the company he works for is a pretty big name.
Interview Round 1 coming up soon!
Hence the dance begins.10
Ok, seriously the Stack Overflow April Fools joke is totally annoying. How did we ever make it through the 90's15
At a mobile developer desk:
- 1 PC
- 1 Mac (for iOS Build)
- 2 Android phones and one tablet
- iPhone, iPad
- a lot of cables, too many of them7
Stupid stuff I do.
Have you ever been so proud of a feature because of the difficulty to implement that you mindlessly keep going back to that feature all day long and using it just to enjoy the beauty of your work?
I think I am going to start a devRant column called "stupid stuff I do" :D4
Am realizing just how important sleep is.
Woke up about midnight to do my second job, system admin, upgraded servers, sites, to use php7 upgraded sites to include security fixes, then went to work around 8a.
After lunch around 2pm the CEO comes to me and asks favor, to write script to scrape all our image urls and match them to a csv of sku's.
Easy enough, but my mind was totally gone, I couldn't think properly and an 30min-1hr job turned into 3+ hours with bugs. Went home, slept a few hours, woke up and took 10 minutes to fix and complete task with fresh brain.
Working overtired is common for me as I am an insomniac, which working remote has always been better as I worked the hours I was fresh, but going into office now is keeping me from being at my best.
Need to figure out how to sleep better.10
I hate webdev. I wish I could find a job as a systems programmer or a devops engineer. I like Perl and I like C, I am not good in either, but it wouldn't take me long if I had a real job to get good in either.
I like writing CLI scripts and command line programs. Why is it not 1995? Someone get me a time machine!9
Dear Apple, fuck you for the iPad pro, it is probably the hardest device to do web design in mind.
It is at that point where it's screen is technically declared laptop size but just too big for being declared tablet...
Interviews in this industry are simply obnoxious.
I'm now on the fourth round for 2 companies.
On the third round for two companies.
Cancelled two interviews after 3rd round at two more companies due to the companies being in too high cost of living areas.
If I pass the fourth round at one of these companies they are flying me out for in person for final.
I've already been flown out to one company who thankfully was the final interview and will hear something by end of week.
Most of these companies aren't even that major of companies, they are small agencies only one is a major brand.
The major brand actually had the most sane interview process. Only 2 video and an in person.
I'm using my entire vacation on this shit. I mean, the travelling is nice, but come on surely you can make a choice without having 5+ interviews.
I mean even after all these interviews if i get hired, i can still get fired if i don't work out, so i think these extensive interviews are just a waste of time really.10
Background check complete. Drug test complete, physical where doctor even had to fondle my gonads, check. Worried about accepting an offer from another non tech company, check.
I should know by Friday whether they rescind offer or not.
Should be an interesting week for sure.6
This is insane!
No SSL on a payment site that asks for banking information, doesn't even have the option to goto SSL, craziness.
Welp, that is the end of this project that I was doing for a friend. No way to test without a merchant account and well, no way am I filling out that form.
I hate AT&T
Worst company ever. Thankfully I am leaving them finally for good.
Went to cancel my account, trying to use their web chat service.
Once I entered "cancel my account" the chat suspiciously closed and now is not an option.
I actually have to call them. I hate them almost as bad as I hate Trump.
Edit: Just called them, they require payment before cancelling account lol. wha? riigghhtt. Not gonna happen.
Guess it will be in suspended state indefinitely.
Edit 2: Now they put me on hold for an indefinite amount of time. Probably due to knowing I want to cancel my account.
How any company this large can get away with this shit is absolutely amazing.
I had to get them as that was all that was offered in the ghetto where I lived. I will never ever ever get them again. I will go without internet before ever dealing with this company in the future.
Finally got through to an agent. Still insisting I pay. But they did finally cancel my account without payment. What a hassle, never ever again.10
So, my direct boss and I work from two different offices in two different countries. We are together in Scotland right now.
I used to have concerns about our relationship due to some issues we have had in the past.
What I realize this week, is the issues I have with him are exactly issues I have with myself. We are very similar personality-wise.
So really, I dislike many things due to them being my own negative personality traits.
I was going to leave the company when I get back, but I have decided after this week I will work on my personality and soft skills, I get a lot of leeway from him in regard to this, I am sure I would have already been fired anywhere else.
It really isn't a bad place to work, sure I could make significantly more somewhere else, but really, this company is good for the long game, it is stable, it is a brand, it is large and profitable (has been around 101 years) It is mostly a non-US company.
Lots of room to grow and expand IF I stop being a pretentious asshole.
The one issue I have is I am an only developer in my department, so I get overwhelmed quite easily and I lash out verbally and generally say the absolute wrong things to the wrong people. My boss protects me in this respect, again I most certainly would be fired anywhere else.
Also, this week I am working with a developer from another department, turns out, I don't like working with others as much as I thought I would. I actually like being in control of every aspect of the project and dealing only with my own code.
Lastly, I have noticed the same thing months ago when I was going to leave, and realized my faults, BUT I do good for a month or two (just like my boss does) then fall back into old habits of being pretentious hateful asshole without realizing it.
Anyone have any suggestions to catch myself before I lash out negatively or recognize when my attitude is falling back to default state?
I mean I acknowledge my faults, I am trying to change, and I do good a few months, but I forget that I am this way and simply return to what I do not want to be. Most people do not like me (they don't like my boss either, and they all talk behind our backs) which I really don't care, as I said it turns out I have issues with him because he is so close to how I am. I just want to recognize when my attitude starts declining again so I can remind myself all the good I have and not lament about insignificant bullshit.11
Wow. Just wow.
If Linus can do it, so can I. I sort of mirror his personality and for a while now know that in this profession it is not the way to go about things. I've missed amazing job opportunities because of my angry flippant outbursts. The sad part is, I could get away with them when I was an aircraft mech because I was considered one of the best. In this field I am not even close to the top and still brought this behavior over.
Time to take look in mirror as well. Linus is truly my hero. I look up to him and want to be just as good as him one day.
I have even more respect he's recognized the need to be more professional and empathic. Makes me want to do the same.6
Stupid shit I do.
Send nice email to Patreon.com explaining I cancelled my pledges and asked them why they are still charging my card.
Cannot log into their ticketing system because user/pass doesnt work for their ticketing system. they prob should get that fixed.
Next month get charged again.
Send a cuss ridden email insulting there mother, sister, and dog and their engineers in most graphic way possible.
find out my wife used my card to link to her patreon account and it is her pledge 10 minutes after I send email and start a dispute with my bank.
Guess whoever reads my ticket will get a laugh or press charges :)8
I hate when I spend an hour trying to debug something and it turns out the file name has a typo in it.6
Windows hardware troubleshooter just fixed the touchscreen on my tablet. I guess miracles do happen sometimes3
Switching jobs is when imposter syndrome hits me hardest. I know I'm ready for the next level, just need to convince the other half of my brain.3
I was never thinking that this will happen but yeah.
I'm playing games (else heart.break() and portal 2 at ~30fps ) not on my main PC but at my little windows tablet that now have Linux on it yeah Linux not windows I was playing some stuff but portal 2 was slow on windows on Linux its about 30 I think that's crazy to play Games on Linux tablet that ships with windows.
Passed both technical interviews today. First one was sort of weird. Very complex css puzzle. Took me off guard considering I'm weaker in frontend than i am in backend and was totally expecting backend.
Second one was for a very old US brand and is stuffy corporate mediocre culture. But it is the most stable and would probably pay the most but is probably the one that is not aligned at all with my future goals. But would be the easiest job for sure if i actually cared about that, which i don't so it is my last pick.
Have 2 more technical interviews tomorrow and 2 on Friday as well as an initial on Friday that just popped up.
At least my confidence is a bit higher as I was congratulated for figuring some complex algorithms that usually stump other interviewees.
Ofc, nothing i studied was a part of the tests.
So i am definitely a solid intermediate developer. Yay me.3
Catch flight in 2 hours for final interview at major brand. Guess I've finally made it to major league.9
Elevator pitches in bars in San Francisco are getting unbearable when people find out what you do for a living.
From now on I am a garbage truck driver in public.7
I resigned from my job Friday. Boss took it a lot better than I expected and I'll still stay in contact with him as a friend. I was really worried I would get guilted.
My boss seemed to understand that I'm only am intermediate dev any way you look at it, I've plateaued in my curve and cannot seem to get past this hump. I decided to find a team with some seriously smart people to learn from and that is what I did.
My last day is 21 Jun. I leave for northern cali 23 Jun and start my job 1 Jul.
I'm so excited. Although highly anxious as well. I just hope I'm what they expect. I don't have much savings to rely on if this doesn't work out.
But gotta try. Do or die. Jump in with both feet and see what happens.
After becoming so comfortable in the last 2 years, I forgot how alive switching jobs and driving across country makes me feel. Probably why I switch jobs every few years, it's hard for me to comprehend people that stay at single company for 20 years. I get seriously ansy after a year or two like I need something different. Been playing it safe last few years, but I'm back to rolling the dice and it's exciting. I will learn more at this new company in next six months than I learned by myself in last 2 years. They have some amazingly smart people there.
Lastly I am finally leaving Texas (no offense to Texas natives who for some reason think this is greatest place in Earth) but the Western US is where I feel most at home, so excited, been wanting to leave Texas for a long time now and finally have opportunity to do so.6
Well i said that i need to make my linux tablet to work mostly well today last day of year i compiled kernel with patches and all of things and yayyy i did it finally it took 4 months but i did it two things to fix in 2017 sound and automatic rotation
Imposter syndrome is hitting me badly lately. The problem is, my entire career I've been a solo developer, i have absolutely nothing or no one to gauge my skills against. Sometimes i think I'm the shit then other times i think I'm no better than a noob.
Getting a decent job in this industry is amazingly difficult. Never had so many psychological exams, intelligence tests, interviews, for what? If i don't work out you're just going to fire me anyways. So give me a try and stop putting me through the ringer.14
My biggest dev ambition is to get onto a team of experienced devs so I can continue to grow my skillset. I have plateaued and realize their is only so much one can do on their own without a true mentor. Oh and find company that will pay me a decent salary, at least industry average.4
Just finished my first C# application. Helped out the IT department that said it would take 3-4 months to code the application, I learned the language and coded the app complete with multithreading in under 2 weeks.
Coded it in Rider on Linux. Now they are having trouble building it on their Windows machines with VSCode apparently. Not my problem.
Must say, I really really like the language, too bad it is used mainly (only) for Windows so the chances of me getting to code in it again are pretty slim.24
Is sort of surreal. Going to a company that actually has teams, development cycles, QA department, code review, I feel like I've been winging it the last few years. Now I get to see where I really stand in the pecking order. But anxiety is definitely high. As soon as background check completes beginning of next week, will be submitting my resignation and heading west.2
Yayyyy this weekend will be fucked up too started windows 10 anniversary update it fucked up my grub and linux yayyyyy need to reinstall it ohh thats why i hate windows but need to uee it on tablet with at least dualboot with ubuntu because linux is on this machine unstable so yaayyyy1
The interview today went very well. I am not at the "senior" level they are looking for, but they are impressed enough with my knowledge and skills to actually think about creating a position for me instead of hiring me for the senior they are currently looking for.
This company would be absolutely perfect for me, I really liked the people who conducted the interview as well, I think I got along personality wise with them, which is actually quite rare for me.
Plus the company has a team of 8 developers a QA department, and even a @Floydian!!
It is like my absolute perfect match.
First time in long time I am actually excited about the prospect after an interview.3
Edinburg, Scotland is a really awesome city. Highly recommend visiting. Total Harry Potter vibe. Tons of red heads, finally i feel like I've found my people!8
I want to kill the developers at Authorize.net right now.
dead...all of them....
Thanks for the heads up that a major breaking change was pushed to your API at 1PM Tuesday...Assholes!!
Then roll it back 12 hrs later because it broke thousands of people's ecommerce sites.
Charging customers 5-10 times and never pushing a callback that is readable back to allow our systems to create an order.
Die all of you!!!!7
well installed ubuntu on baytrail-M goes good but nohing was working so fixed wifi brightness but fucking Bluetooth still not working one option recompile kernel but dont know if it will work and font have that much space on tablet and i really need BT so i really dont know fucking community drivers3
The story so far...
Have lunch with designer in company, my only friend at the office.
Tell her I am interviewing at other companies, plan on leaving etc.
Few days later get boss starting to inquire about things telling me how great it is to work with me and that they really want me to stay.
Well so much for thinking the designer would keep it confidential.
Boss also alludes to me getting small raise next year.
But then he says that they think he offered good salary to begin with considering 25/hr is 46,000 per year and they offered more. my math brain says whhaaatt???
that does not equate to 46k/yr it equates to 52k/yr. What is he playing at? I correct him, he says he calculated it for 35hrs/wk again whaaat?? A normal work week is 40hrs/wk why would he calculate at 35hr/wk??
This is the type of stuff that irritates me, he tries to pull stuff to guilt me all the time or make it sound better than it really is.
Anyways, I have big decisions to make in the next 2 weeks.10
I have a tablet first there was winbullshit 8.1 then i upgraded it to winbullshit 10 then i decided to install ubuntu 16.10 fine works good bit then problems start to pup up freezes bt not working and other issues (because its baytrail-M device) after 3 months of using linux on this tablet i oove linux but i cannot get sound to work and other things too so its 32 gb ssd with 5 gb usb on the motherboard im installed windows 10 again on the large partition 32 gb and will install linux on the 5 gb small but whatever still good to have linux on it then i will have perfect tablet yayyyy
So, yesterday was first time I worked with other developers in like 4 years. I am in Scotland to integrate my library into our Epicor ERP system. I am working with another developer from our company from a different department.
I have always been worried about how fast I can create solutions, I always thought I was a slower than average developer.
I haven't worked on a team or with other developers in years, so I don't have anyone to gauge my performance against. I really have no baseline to judge where I am at on the spectrum of developer experience and efficiency.
It has always made me slightly worried about switching jobs because I am worried about thinking I am better than I actually am, getting a job with a much higher salary, then failing to perform as expected.
After working with this other developer, he is very methodical and meticulous, but sooooo slow!
In fact I was getting anxious just watching him implement simple routines. I cannot judge his code as it was just implementing my library and some debugging, but if the average developer works at that pace, I am a developer god!
One thing I did notice, is, the code he writes probably has much less bugs in it initially than the code I would write. Generally I go through and fix those bugs and expand on the code after I publish, I would be almost sure, he would have less issues with his code, but it would take 2 extra weeks to get his code out vs mine. I could churn out something much more quickly and get it to the same quality standards within a few hours after I've published and get feedback. (generally I cannot stand testing, so I publish and let everyone else (users) test for me and push fixes out immediately.
So are you slow and methodical? or quick and dirty? which one is more preferred in the industry?11
Wow compiling kernel for linux tablet on arch linux machine booted with ubuntu 16.04 LTS I will be really suprised if it will build kernel and will work
wooohooo just downloaded ubuntu 16.10 GNOME will install it in few minutes wooow so excited since its for baytrail-M tablet which have no support for linux so will see how it goes eish me luck
I have done crazy stuff before but this time im going to take it to another level.
I compiled custom ROM on PC, Server, tablet, Rpi.
But this time lets take it to another level. Lets compile Android on Android.
I had 6 initial interviews last week, all of them turned into technical interviews scheduled this week, starting tomorrow. A few of the interviews stand out and I'm really hoping one of 3 companies (or all 3) I get offers from.
They are all agencies and agency work is difficult in that you are working by the billable hour so time is more important than quality sometimes and you also have to explain where every minute went, so there isn't much time to 'figure' things out if you aren't already familiar with them. They also pay probably the least amount. But it is one of these three jobs I really want. Mainly because of the people I interviewed with. They asked the right questions and understood most of what i was trying to explain.
For instance, I told one interviewer I was an intermediate developer wanting to join a team, he immediately asked what is the difference between an intermediate developer and a senior dev? I liked this, because he understood completely the differences, he also agrees that the label isn't standardized and means different things to different people. He also read my blog and discussed my writings and tutorials i think this is the first person ever to do this with me. Lastly, his team is super intelligent and i know i would benefit being a part of it. The downside is they are located in one of the most expensive parts of US, so any raise I would get would go to rent and still the commute would be arduous.
The second company is on the opposite coast, again, was an intelligent, thoughtful conversation and again, the interviewer understood that I'm very good at multiple roles and sort of a jack of all trades but not an expert in any one area, although becoming an expert in a singular technology being the goal and the reason I'm leaving my current employer. Again the team they employ sounds quite amazing. Another plus is there billing, they don't do hourly billing which relieves some of my fears about not being fast enough at least at first.
The other companies all offer quite a bit higher salary with a bit more stability and a older type of corporate culture s they are brands and not agencies, with smaller, less knowledgeable teams, but at least they have teams.
This really is my last chance for a little while to get into something more suited to my goals. Depending on how I do on these technical interviews and coding sessions will help me better understand where I actual live on the scale of developer skill level because I iterated with all of them I'm an intermediate dev not a senior dev, so if I still fail to impress, I will know where I'm at in my personal development journey. Although at least one had seen my code on my blog and it's still interested so that is a good sign.
Will be an interesting week. I am cramming for finals today.
I believe I will also have my answer to how my skills rank in the general pool of developers out there after this week is over. Also where i need to improve before i try this again. Or it will solidify my confidence and firmly plant me as the dev that i think i am.4
Was offered job at a place that has startup mentality. Pretty cool offices, amazingly smart and talented team, would really learn a lot and actually be in a team instead of sole developer.
Never been afraid of hard work and long hours, but damn my current job has made me lazy. Keep thinking I'm gonna have to go back to work.
Sitting in airport waiting for flight back to Texas. Guess I'm moving to northern California next month.9
Well finally ubuntu 17.04 fixed lot of fucking bugs and kernel 4.9 maybe will add audio so yeah maybe finally functional tablet yayyy
When people ask you to speed up their old crappy device, whether it's a phone, laptop or tablet (even though I'm a web developer), all I say is:
"Buy a new one, that isn't cheap and nasty"6
My entire career I've never had a mentor. I've learned everything I know though trial and error. When I started off as a Junior at my first company, I thought I would have someone to help me, turned out that company just expected you to sink or swim. There was a lot of extenuating circumstances at that company and I didn't totally sink but didn't swim as fast as I would have liked to either.
The next job, I got the opportunity to read and work with thousands of different codebases mostly troubleshooting performance issues. This actually allowed me the most opportunity to learn. I learned so much reading other developers code and troubleshooting (mainly I became very good at knowing what not to do)
Fast forward to today. I am a solo dev at a very large multinational brand/manufacturer. I do a lot of very complex coding and figuring out the logic to make it happen. I have no over site. I have nothing out anyone to bounce ideas off, to review my code, to even compare my skills against.
It is a comfortable job, no hard deadlines. I have the time to learn and figure things out. But I do know how important having a mentor can help in advancing your knowledge. It's something I've always wanted/needed to get past this plateau of mid level.
So last year, I made a very specific set of criteria for the next company I wanted to join. I have interviewed hundreds of times for dozens of companies, but none really perfectly fit this criteria.
Then, I heard of one of the legends in my niche market was looking for a good mid level developer to mentor. I applied to said company, in fact, just got back yesterday from the final interview. Just received my offer letter. I am joining a team of highly skilled super smart people that will spend the time to help me hone my craft. I am super stoked. I've had offers from other companies and turned them down because either the team's I didn't feel were expert enough to get me to my next level, or I was still going to be a solo dev, or it just didn't feel right.
Today, I found the perfect team and the perfect company to become one of the best in the industry.
It's so important to be in a conducive environment that will help you be your best.
So thank you to all the mentors out there that take the time to push us to be our best and give us the direction we need.
Today, I start my journey to the top.4
That would be during and right after my first job as a junior developer at an agency.
I was hired in with another dev who had a masters degree but was absolutely horrible. We didn't get along at all, she didn't get along with the other devs either.
I was struggling to understand a lot. The more senior devs spent the little time they had with the other dev got frustrated with her then ignored the both of us. Also during this time, I would never log my hours properly (our pay was based on these logged hrs) because I felt i didn't deserve to get paid for something that should only take me an hour but i spend 6 on it, so i would only log and get paid an hour. So my paycheck was usually only a few hours per week, which caused my my family to become homeless. I was diagnosed with bladder cancer a month after i joined the company and had to take even more time off for treatment.
I knew the concept of OOP in theory but in practice I couldn't grasp it that easily. There was no help from any of the other devs, we were just ignored. I had stage 3 bladder cancer and was homeless with my family. Finally. After i didn't have the gas to show up to work after 8 months there, i quit.
Pretty dark time in my life. I struggled to get a travel trailer and a place to park it so we would have a roof over our heads. Started working as a night stocker at Walmart, and continued to learn what i should have already known. At least from that job, i did figure out everything i really did need to learn, and i learned it. 6 months later, i was hired as technical support for a hosting company and a year later i became a dev at a brand and all that is now in the past.
So yeah, i did have doubts, serious doubts, but i never gave up, i kept learning and studying the things i needed to, and now I'm pretty comfortable. (And not homeless)3
So, these are the new travel card readers in Helsinki Finland
To me it looks like Android tablet crammed in a blue box
And this one seems to be on bootloop2
Hmmmm I today opened my Linux tablet what I saw was a RAM soldered I was like fuckkkkkkk what now well I searched for 1 GB variant of that 512mb (there were 4 of them) I found one that will fit just need some money to buy it and will desolder it and then upgrade the damn RAM in fucking tablet If it fails horribly then well fuck itttttt.3
Sometimes I wish devrant had some sort of PM system or at least a system where you can post and not have it public, only certain people or group allowed to see it.
So many things I want to explain people, but I also don't want it out there on the internet at large. Anyone else have this problem?11
Bad thing: I spilled booze on my fabrics yet again. I probably shouldn't drink from the couch or the bed anymore.
Good thing: I found out how to disassemble my tablet and removed its cameras.
Bad thing: front cam couldn't be removed without damaging some traces for a coax connection.
Bad thing: during disassembly I noticed significant amounts of corporate "fuck you" and certified enganeering. Like allowing the rubber back plates of the tablet to come off, but not get back on without percussive maintenance!!! FUCKING CERTIFIED PIECES OF SHIT!!!
Good thing: even after a lot of Tappy-tap-tap, the tablet still works without a problem. Hopefully I can now save some others from the shitstains by posting about it on the XDA thread 🤔
Overall verdict: FUCK!!!12
*googles "Manjaro wacom support" *
*installed everything available in AUR to get Wacom tablet to work on Manjaro Xfce4*
I hate marketing department. They have no idea how much work is involved to make their pedantic "minor" and pretty useless changes. But instead of considering the technical debt something will cause, they just want it done.
When they say "it's just this, it's easy" I seriously want to strangle them.
You do it if it's so easy assholes!
If I tell you the framework we use does it a certain way and to change it means to track down and make changes to core across entire system that most likely will break other stuff for something bullshit minor visual effect they seen on a competitors site that has an entire dev team of at least 5 devs, not a single dev that also takes care of there stupid servers, plus doesn't use the same framework we do, makes me beyond rageful. And then when i finally get it done, they decide they like it better a different way! Fuuuuuck I hate you!
Decided I really hate marketers.
Sometimes I wonder if I made the right decision not taking the job offer.3
FUCK! Never ever do a system upgrade 5 minutes before work! Especially if you run Arch and Gnome!
finally fixed it, but fuck you gnome@!!!14
You know how in sci-fi movies they just "throw" documents and windows from computer to tablet
Why don't we have fancy stuff like that10
Amazon for fucks sake!!!
Would you PLEASE keep this fucking Alexa crap disabled after updating my tablet.
I deliberately disabled it for a reason.
What are you? Microsoft?3
I never rooted and Android device. Now I have until tomorrow to root a Samsung Tablet, update android version, install Microsoft Power Apps and show to CEO.10
I'm really in a pickle. I hate people being pissed at me, in fact it stresses me out tremendously. I have to make a choice on Friday and no matter what that choice is, someone is going to be extremely pissed off.
I passed all the drug test, background physical, offer was not rescinded.
It is a significant pay increase if I choose that option, i mean really significant, life changing significant. Plus I'll be on a team of mostly really young kids, and have access to learn other languages.
Or if I stay, I get left alone and can do whatever i want without really answering to anyone.
This choice is actually making me physically ill, not because of the choice itself, but because of having to piss someone off badly with my choice.
Japan has a web service called EXIT that quits for you and does all the interaction so you don't have to do anything at all. I really need that service in the US. Because i really hate it. I really was expecting the offer to be rescinded so i haven't given much thought until i got the official word today.17
Not gonna lie, phpStorm is nice, it is also making me a better developer by reminding me to properly set exceptions, variables are initialized, etc.
Good investment. Using strictly Vim for the last 5 years, but I am really enjoying phpStorm with ideaVim plugin.7
What company schedules an interview at 4pm on Friday? this is absolutely ridiculous. Last thing I want to do after work on Friday is an hour and a half interview.1
Sometimes I get so frustrated dealing with people.
I really wish the end of the world would come in my lifetime.
Even if I was amoung the 85-90% that perished, it would be worth it to see most of humanity perish as well.
I hope the survivors would build an actual tolerable world.
I just hope the survivors aren't politicians or idiots.7
ohhhh nice installed kerbal space program and space enginners on my linux tablet but damn i want universe sandbox 2 soooo much but well 22 euro is kinda expensive but oh well not the point.
the games runs great.3
Quora is really pissing me off. They obviously have some sort of spyware for their system. I just signed up with Babbel to learn French and was on Duolingo for a bit doing same.
When I went to Quora it asked if I knew French and add it to my list of language.
I did not install a language pack, nor any other French related packages. This was them either monitoring my browser history, or monitoring my typing.
Which is very suspicious to me. I don't have the Quora app installed, just went to the website and they were able to determine that I either typed French or selected french on another website.
Very disconcerting really. Since it shouldn't have access to my history nor my input on other sites.10
Dear Mobile Designers,
There is a difference between mobile first and mobile preferred. Stop being lazy and take advantage of desktop real estate. My monitor is not a big ass tablet.
Desktop End User1
Why I'm doing crazy shit all the time ?
Playing Metro, Skyrim, now AC Rogue on my Linux tablet.
Installing even Linux on damn baytrail tablet.
Installing MSdos onSSD (possible kinda)
Yeah I'm crazy geek as my friends say :)
Also who would fucking say that its possible to compile LineageOS onRpi zero ?
Well i didn't knew too but well tried it took so much time but well I have it running all day so oh why not.14
1> I wish for photographic memory so I could recall anything I've ever seen previously in code and not forget how I managed to write some amazing algorithm the next day.
2> I wish for another 100 IQ points
3> I would wish to become a mathematics savant.5
I've figured out the problem with my life. It isn't my job, or my wife, I am just really really bored with life and live a totally unfulfilling life and don't have the money or credit to live the life I want.
So I want to switch jobs to increase my income to travel the world, because that is the only thing I have come to find out I like to do.
Either that or just find some brain altering substance to where I don't even feel like I exist anymore.11
I am not sure if this was the "dumbest" or most brilliant, I cannot decide.
So the test was a codepen that had html that you could not touch. The html had no class or id. just something like below
The instructions were to make a button that looks like an image. Just with css
The image was very complex and you had to use 4 box-shadows to create a sort of effect, a content to add a star unicode character, a double border and some other stuff.
The second was same thing except with lists that you had to target very specifically.
and again make it look like an image. this time the > became very handy.
and this was actually for mostly php position which is why I found this type of test very odd.
But it did make me think. Even though it was relatively easy, it probably wouldn't have been for someone who didn't know much.
But again, the position was for a php developer, so this was a bit out there. but then again, having to use css tricks to make some super advanced stuff without touching html did make you think outside of box.4
What irritates me to no end.
"Companies" that try to game the system and have people pay for something that is already free.
I was tasked with implementing a Magento payment solution integrating WeChat Starpay.
Sure no problem, maybe 6 hrs of work.
When I couldn't get access to the api as a developer, when the site doesn't have SSL and wants sensitive banking information, when the contact form doesn't work directly, and they have a contact form on mikecrm.com, my suspicions were raised.
Looking around further, all they are doing is mirroring the chinese api, taking your banking info and submitting to wechat for you.
Ofc, I canceled the project, found the chinese api, and will most likely release an open source version integrating the free chinese api directly.
Companies like this piss me off, so unethical. they want to do the minimum amount of work possible and have people pay for it.
As far as doing work again for friends, that is over.
I may not be the most righteous human being that walked the earth, but I do have unwavering ethics and honesty for the most part.3
This been on here yet?
IBM to offer free Cobol training to address unemployment system failure haha
Best boss I ever had? Would be at Associated Air Center. They customized B-737 A-319 etc to be billionaire's private jets. So they had very very complex one off structural engineering challenges that usually if a wrong hole was drilled or a cut too short could cost the company hundreds of thousands of dollars.
I had a boss that would use my extreme skill and precision to do the most complex tasks. I would work 12 hours a day, 7 days a week until the project was finished, but he always knew as well I would disappear the second the last rivet was bucked for at least a week of debauchery and sin. I actually stayed at that company for over a year. Quit 3 times that year but that is another story.
He knew he had a guy that could get shit done perfectly if he allowed certain auspitious quirks.
I was an asshole and an alcoholic so he was able to use that to his advantage and get the best out of me.
Only guy that could ever make me do stuff out of guilt.
Or he was my enabler who knows.
I never understand job postings that have a list of requirements completely unrelated to each other. 5 years Php experience, 5 years Linux LAMP stack experience, then 5 years C# experience. Wtf? How many devs that work in linux and php would have c# experience? Probably not that many. They are asking for a needle in haystack. And it isn't preferred, it is required. Just crazy the specifics needed of completely unrelated tech stacks.14
How do you explain to a bunch of teenagers that their Smartphone/Tablet is, in fact, a computer?🤔😐😕5
My boss has been in meetings 2 days, so it has been 2 days without interruption.
It has been an awesome 2 days.
I hope he will be in meetings all day today as well.
Although my production has slipped the last two days only because choosing something to work on on my own seems to be challenging in its own right.
I don't know if I'm crazy or what but I decided to install Metro LL after reading the trilogy OK that would be OK but im installing it on Linux tablet with Intel HD haha. This is going to be fun.
I was amazed by an elderly man on the subway yesterday, he pulled out his tabled and stated reading a book on it. Thinking of that I know way too much younger people who can't even use a computer properly..1
Creating cPanel plugins has been actually a lot more fun project than I imagined.
I created a plugin to bring Varnish Cache to cPanel, I had to learn supervisord, which is actually a neat project in itself and is powerful to contol system processes through software.
But I also had to learn a new language which was Perl, I am glad I did, I actually really like Perl and wish it wasn't so dead.3
made a Facebook app once that allowed users to submit their stories for a competition to win a tablet. The HTML form had no limit on length but ORM defaulted to 1000 characters in database, imagine the sourprise when we exported the data for the client at the end...1
Well, the primary goal of these interviews this week has been achieved. But it isn't really about getting a new job, that is just side benefit.
The primary goal was to see at what level my skills and personal development resides amoung my peers.
I can safely say I am definitely a solid intermediate dev with a solid foundation on Object Oriented Design Principles, algorithms, and logical thinking.
However, my personal life is still a mess, and if I am to succeed in this career field I need to clean that up some. Employers don't want to take on an individual with bad credit, mediocre work references, and no solid educational background.
I need to get my education in order, my credit in order, and a few other things. I am finding this is why my confidence lacks, not really my engineering skills.6
So is Google now filtering illegal free online movie sites?
I couldn't find a single one no matter what I searched for the show that I wanted to watch.
DuckDuckGo had them all!
The Magicians Season 4 Episode 3
Best show ever!14
Another night of no sleep. Here is to another loong day. Hopefully i can get in 1-2 hrs nap in at 4a before I go to work. Wouldn't be so bad if I wasn't so exhausted. I hate sleep, but I hate feeling exhausted even worse.2
Was just sitting here listening to hardstyle EDM turns out it's my absolute favorite music.
But i digress.
Reading about the latest eastern europe bank hacks, makes me think about the entire monetary system. If they cannot just reset accounts, that means someone or something actually controls the flow of bits of only a finite amount of bits and how are the checks and balances constructed so new bits cannot be introduced? And i just for the first time understand what blockchain is truly about.
The other thing i realize about myself is my brain's inability to true rationalize large numbers. This is a huge problem for me. Instead of viewing niche areas as areas of opportunity, because 1,000,000 is there same as 1,000,000,000 is the same as 100 in my brain. I just don't actually process the complexity of numbers especially after 100. Having trouble explaining it. I can't rationalize large numbers but rationalize is wrong word, extrapolate? Maybe? fathom? Process? realize the significance? This may seem somewhat arbitrary, but those that can work with large numbers and actually comprehend the significance have a huge edge in many areas, specifically finance. I should most definitely be more in awe of the size of the universe and the number of stars, and even the circumference of the planet than i am.12
For some reason every news app I ever try to use thinks I'm Canadian. 90% of posts are local Canadian news outlets. I also think Google's algorithm profile built over the years has me pegged completely wrong. Absolutely nothing makes sense in their adverts or recommendations.6
I will never ever use a recruiter in the future.
They have way too much vested interest in you taking a job.2
Been really busy, so haven't been on here much. But just to update, successfully moved to California, successfully started new job, absolutely love my team, best decision ever. This is how development should be done, being lone developer sucks.2
So being a fan of Silicon Valley i found out there's a real startup company with a Voice-controlled tablet device called "Nucleus".
Irony is they are suing the same company which invested in it and then copied it's product....(Amazon)3
I realize about 40% of programming, maybe more, is just finding the unique way data correlates to each other and to get the very specific data you need into a section of code just so you can write the code to process it. Usually writing the code to process it is the easy part, getting the right data to where you need it is the difficult part.3
Really need to put more effort into finding new job.
I have feeling I am going to rage quit soon.
My client is pretty much my boss, he is worst client one could possibly have.
He questions my estimations of time, my estimations of difficulty, even though he is not a technical person.
It is infuriating.
I am to the point if he questions again, I will say if you know how to do it then you are more than welcome to do it.
Which will then be the beginning of the end.3
I just saw an ad about a "new" tablet PC. The tablets are shown with the Windows 8/8.1 Start Menu, while the text says they're running on "Windows 10.1"...2
Just realized the grave error I made by using my personal profile on my work laptop. Sort of gives them access to everything. Spent night wiping computer and setting up work profiles.
Have interview next week. I feel much more confident in myself after I fixed some of my personal issues and will definitely never tell prospective employers my flaws instead of my strengths. Apparently honesty is overrated. It hasn't done me any favors in my current situation. I have good feeling. I was always on fence about leaving so I think I was actually subconsciously bombing the interviews on purpose, or at least not taking them seriously.14
Hmmm since im doing crazy stuff with tech.
Why the fuck no just overclock my tablet GPU right (Intel HD 4000). That will be fun if it goes to plan and even if its able to overclock it.1
Trying to decide which course to take next on edX.org. It looks like either Java or Python is the next language I am going to take on as almost all the courses I'd like to take are done in those two languages.
I guess I will start "Software Construction in Java" from MITx tonight. I always have a hard time wanting to start courses in a language I am not very familiar with, idk why, just having to constantly lookup the docs for methods and struggling to make proper format irritates me. So I go in waves, I will not move out of my comfort zone for many months, then start something new eventually. Really, work is wearing me out, thinking about switching careers again to be honest. I just don't know what, I thought I would like an office job, turns out, I would rather be out and about moving around. I wonder what the age cutoff is to be a police officer?5
today is a great day i said goodbye to xorg(ohhh i still love you i have spend so many hours with you) and finally said goodbye to chrome on my tablet cause imade firefox to work with touch screed and and im suprised how well wayland is holding so far.13
When you notice your localhost server gets pinged by an internal network IP of the company your working at, time to add a local firewall so they quit snooping.8
Had to work in Windows today.
Ugh! how can anyone be productive in that mess???
Having to use the mouse to do anything is not productive.
It took me twice as long to do my work on Windows platform than on Linux.
I am working with a colleague this week and need to use specifically Visual Studio for its TFS, usually I am good with Jetbrains Rider on Linux.
Working in Windows is simply.....slow....In Linux I do everything I need in terminal, in Windows I have to click around find the setting or feature I need click click click....mice need to be deprecated.
And don't get me started on the directory separator, or how user permissions work, or uncommon distorted names for cli functions, or line endings!12
Why is all enterprise proprietary payment api integration documentation shit? With shit worthless code examples in either java or dotnet? Even the most basic stuff is left out like the actual endpoints to hit for stuff, they just give you base url then bullet points of what you can do but not the actual endpoint i seem to have to infer them from the bullet points. Code examples are even worse.
I've seen this on a lot of proprietary developer docs from banks and such.
Actual internet payment providers like paypal and authorizenet have really good docs online instead of a 10 page pdf with almost nothing worthwhile in it.6
New plan. Quit development all together and drive for Lyft full time. I can actually make 10k more than I do now6
Spend almost a week trying to write this extremely complicated feature request.
I had two ways to go about implementing this, and the further I dig into it, the more I realize I chose the wrong way.
Time to throw the code away and start over. Entire week wasted.3
What was wrong with the major updates and clean modern UI? It was the only reason that made us happy.
Now buggy and not surprising minor updates, doesn't really support touch like 8.1, poor animations, poor etc. that looks like a quick without-love development to just "release quickly".
Anyways, who else liked the modern metro UI in 8.1 and sad about going back to traditional desktop on win10?48
Hello Peoples of DevRant.
Anyone know of any good resources on how to make animations or simple animated movies?7
After installing an instance of Adobe's PWA Studio for Magento I am 100% convinced Magento is going to be a subscription service like Shopify and BigCommerce, Adobe's version anyways.
I need to bail and try to get my career trajectory going into a different direction. I am running out of time. I have 1 year tops to get into another area of development.
Or I guess become strictly a frontend dev.4
So, as most of you know from my previous rants, I just came back from Scotland where I worked with a colleague to get a C# middleware up and running that calls a restful api and either pushes data to it, or pulls data and inserts it in a database.
I built the api calls and also the data mapping to data tables and vice versa.
My colleague built the interface to the database. We had a week to do it. Easy right? Well, it should have been, we should have definitely been done in a few days.
The crux of the problem:
We had no easy way to share code. I was using most up to date jetbrains rider ide and he was using VS 2012. Apparently VS 2012 compiles differently than the newer versions.
Instead of using a repo, or using something like TeamViewer or anything that would make it easy to share code, which I suggested, he just asked me to put my project on a thumb drive, and give it to him.
If there was a change that would be needed in my code he would save to thumb drive hand to me, i would make the change, save to thumb drive, hand to him. He would then recompile the library i created to interface with the api and use it in his db interface.
This drove me nuts, the entire process took 30 minutes, now imagine doing this 20 times a day, for minor code changes?
All our work time was used up by swapping a thumb drive, and this was ok for him.
No wonder they came back and said it would take 6 months for that team to create the necessary interface to the api. (I wrote it in 3 days, and that was learning C# in the process)
We got 95% done, have just have one part left, which i need this guy to do since i don't have access to database.
He is here at my office this week, for another project on his side, but he promised to give me a few hours of his time something this week.
I've set up a repo on github, given him access and he still wants to use the thumb drive option. It's killing me. VS has something called TeamViewer or something to share code, so today, I'm switching to VS from Rider just to set this up and get him to use it we have literally maybe two hours max if work to do to launch this and I need him to cooperate.
I seem to be the only one who cares that this gets done, but next week I'm going to be asked why it isn't, and I'll have to explain all this. It should have been 100% compete in Scotland, and would have been if we used a better method to share code.2
Sort of in a conundrum.
I sort of verbally accepted a job offer, they are doing the background check and all that jazz now.
I sort of told my boss I am not going anywhere.
I think the job offer will be rescinded, due to my bad credit and the fact that I audited the classed on edx.org and didn't pay for them, so I cannot prove I took them.
But if the offer doesn't get rescinded, I really have no idea how I am going to handle this. It is going to be a tough call.8
Exactly why I don't use Tor Browser with Tor.
Since it is the most widely used browser, and all exploits are targeted for it, I use a browser that works with .onion addresses but is somewhat obscure on tor, even though the possibility exists of being identified by my browser, it would be a soft identification and would only be able to follow my traffic not identify who I am, which I feel is better than being completely exploited as Tor seems to still be safe, it is Tor Browser that allows deanonymization.
Security through obscurity.5
Just had a technical phone interview that makes me want to cry.
I have just been put in my place and will crawl under rock now and cry.
bye bye world.11
WTF brain?!?! 😂4
Installing Fedora Rawhide on tablet instead of arch to get some stuff working.
And no I'm not leaving Arch its still my main lovely OS.4
On our Android tablet app, we had to have the hamburger menu on the bottom right corner (normal top left). It sorta became the floating action button...3
Stuff that irritates me.
When company says they will reimburse you for move they are requiring you to make, but doesn't pay you enough to make the move in the first place.
On the university we made a robot using Lego, which communicated on bluetooth with a tablet. We wrote a smile detector using opencv for the tablet. On the tablet you saw the view of the front camera. And when you smiled into the camera, the tablet notified the Lego robot which gave you a chewgum. The purpose of this project was to demonstrate on a fair what our robotics group did. People really liked it. 🙂2
Has anyone else noticed that on Windows with Excel, if you save as text/csv and upload through browser it sends a mime type of vnb.ms-excel instead of text/csv mime type.
Searching further Windows sends mime type of the program that is default for that file not correct mime type for file. Which is irritating for my validations.
Found an article relating
Just read Jeff Bezos Medium post.
He is my new hero. I used to like Elon, but I think Bezos really took the top position in my false idolatry.
I mean, AMI obviously has access to both US and Saudi intelligence. But it seems the brother of his mistress has ties to Trump world and that he may have installed malware on Bezos phone. Be careful where you leave your phone!
For him to stand up, I applaud him more than any other human being in recent time.
Bezos, your are awesome!
Generally I don't put a lot of weight into interviews, I either do well or I don't, I generally don't even prepare for them or even get nervous.
However, this time around is a bit different. Since I am actually thinking I may be lying to myself with my technical abilities, and these upcoming interviews will definitely affect my self esteem this time around, I am extremely nervous. I don't think I can study enough.
Weird feeling when you actually care about something.3
Wow... Magento 2.3.0 Adobe is making cray cray changes, strict PHP typing, Interfaces and Chains, rewrote the stockItem interface today on my module because it is deprecated as of 2.3.0 and the changes are just.... wow.... Adobe gots some developers.
When it took 6 months to design and develop a trade show application in ASP.NET MVC 4, and suddenly - "Make the tablet-optimized version by next week". Wat??
Don't have a CS degree, but have taken quite a few hours of university level courses on edx.org. I really think it all depends on which school you attend as well. I started to attend a for profit school got myself into 20k debt only to realize the curriculum was shite, rudimentary, and just designed to get profits over educating the people.
I took courses on edx.org and actually started learning from better uni's for free. I plan on taking q micromasters in CS soon. It is 1k for the cert but i think worth it. Unfortunately, most large companies require a degree just for an interview. I'm hoping having a few of these micromasters will compensate for that. Because I simply refuse to go into debt for something I believe should be free. Only in the US does are taxes go to useless shit over what we really need, healthcare and education, USA fuck ya, bunch of fucking idiots.
Also, my brother got a CS degree from UTA and I did 60% of his homework. It was pretty rudimentary as well.5
I've been doing really well at putting my personal life back together, and am actually very happy at the moment with life. My wife and I are not fighting anymore, I am taking approach of being grateful for what I do have instead of mad at what I don't.
Things are good.
Which is why I find it ironic that the tone at work has changed dramatically from what it was a few weeks/months ago.
Essentially, I am the only person to keep the servers running, do new development of functionality, I literally do everything.
Not sure what they are going to do actually if I leave.
They will have to pay someone at least double my salary to get comparable results and even so, I am sure they will be disappointed in whomever they choose and that person will be quite surprised at the scope of their responsibilities and being interrupted every 5 minutes to switch tasks to something else, to the point very little real work gets done.
And it all rests on their shoulders, the entire web empire.
I thought maybe I could salvage this job and keep pushing along, but with the current tone, I just have a gut feeling all is lost for me.
They will bring in someone new over the next few months for me to train and them to test out.
Once that is complete it is audios for me I am sure.
They already brought one person in, and excitedly told me how great a senior engineer he is, turns out he couldn't do basic things, and never heard from him again.
Just rambling thoughts. I am just glad that ultimately, I am happy right now, and my life is improving dramatically.
Jobs are a dime a dozen, so being happy is my #1 priority and if they decide to get rid of me, I am fine with that, I can easily get on with other companies for the short term, although the other companies are much like this one, so I don't want to, I want to stay here until I find the perfect company. But, that decision may not be mine to make.1
When my tablet has rebooted from installing the Win 10 Anniversary update overnight and it says "your device is offline, please use the most recent password you used to login", but I use a PIN code and it won't let me login until I switch WiFi back on.1
Slept 2 days as if in coma, procrastinating this dev test, not that I don't want to do it, or know how to do it, I just didn't feel like being near the computer at all this weekend.
Now cramming the dev test like cramming for finals.
A few months ago, maybe more, someone from here had talked about microdosing LSD. I've done some research, read some papers, it is supposed to help with focus and stress, wondering about doing same.
Anyone have any experience with this?16
Sometimes I don't understand managements decisions.
Generally during a sprint if we have stoppage on a sprint task we go to backlog and do some backlog stuff as filler. Or if we finish sprint tasks early we go to backlog.
Now we have to get approval for anything not in sprint that's over an hour (just about everything)
So now what is the incentive to go to backlog and work tasks instead of just milking the cow on current sprint tasks?
Since everything is over an hour in backlog and almost everything will probably get denied.
Also, amazingly we never have enough tasks to fill current sprint anyways so always go to backlog (used to be at our discretion) and always got our sprint tasks done on time to boot.
But now micromanaging has started, so I see layoffs in future.1
I am not gonna lie. I am really excited with the changes coming to Magento with the release of 2.3.0.
I think it will help with the huge problem in the Magento community with devs who are very incompetent but somehow keep getting significant income from clueless clients as Adobe has introduced many changes including deprecating the entire frontend, making it PWA, so react, vue, or any other framework can be used to create the frontend, all backend calls will be through the graph-ql api.
They introduced strict PHP typing, very advanced OO designs, and this deprecates 99% of all stack overflow answers and tutorials which makes me very happy.
Read the damn classes if you want to use them! Stack overflow is 99% wrong on how to implement solutions for Magento! which tells you how few devs out there actually understand Standard Practices for Magento 2.
Now, I just need to find a company that is on the leading edge of development so I can increase my skills faster than currently possible on my own.
I ironically have gotten positive responses from my resume blast yesterday and have initial interviews lined up the entire week at lunch. Was so not expecting this during holidays. But seems to be it is going to be a very good Christmas for me.
Which brings me to my prediction for Adobe's interest in an eCommerce platform such as Magento.
My prediction is they will make the backend a closed source subscription service and you will just create the frontend PWA style with api calls to their subscription service.4
Wednesday I started to work on a Tablet UI for my app, spend 8 hours trying things, Thursday I revert all the changes, Friday started drawing how I want the UI, never again try to work without haven planned the things.2
Every single movie I ever want to watch is never on netflix, or disney plus, buying hulu just to see if they exist there, I think there is a conspiracy on foreign films based on real events in American Entertainment.5
Fucking common cold I just fucking hate it.
I feel terribly.
Hopefully that medicine will help.
And I had beautiful plans:
Btrfs on both with compression enabled.
Setup SElinux into it. (Archlinux ahhhhhhh imnot happy about that).
Anybody have any non medicine stuff that you use when you have cold ?4
Being involved in the conversations with our CEO and a possible software vendor for a SAAS system which has a license price tag of 50K yearly is somewhat exciting but i find myself wanting to work for the software vendor more than wanting to use there software.
Things I've noticed lately. All the designers, copywriters, just about everyone in company has images of themselves for profile pics on slack, on outlook, everywhere.
Except most of us programmers, we are still default faceless profile pics. I wonder if this is par for course?
And we are only ones that block our cameras on meetings.13
Get up early to try to figure out how to get my personal business off the ground.
I guess the first thing is respond to the stupid IRS and file my late tax returns as their estimation of taxes is just ridiculously incorrect.
Then figure out exactly why I incorporated and what to build.
Guess I am doing this backwards.2
Recently, Android development, because it feels good to think about an app idea in your mind, write the code, and seeing it working in your phone or tablet; very rewarding.3
I have to boot into Windows today so I can create a C# Soap API client to test and see what the headers look like so I can recreate them in PHP.
I am so neurotic I am having qualms about booting and working in Windows and it is taking some time to work up to doing this.
Before anyone starts. I need Windows because it has helper programs to build your Soap Client, specifically svcutil.exe which is only available in the full blown Windows version of VSCode. If I could peer inside svcutil.exe I could probably manage without booting Windows, but I can't so I have to.14
Ugh, stupid me agreed to do freelance gig to help a friend out on my weekends for the next 3 weekends. I am already overworked during the week, and coming up with the motivation to even start has been amazingly difficult. Never again am I going to take a freelance gig while working. I actually enjoy decompressing on the weekends.
Fucking hate StackOverflow, decided I wanted to raise my rep so started to answer questions, but seems there are people on there that literally sit there and within seconds of a question being asked mark it as duplicate. that is how they get there stupid rep and it doesn't actually allow me to answer the question after that. I hate EVERYONE ON STACKOVERFLOW. Just give an appropriate answer fuckkers.5
Microsoft downloaded updates and is waiting to restart. So afraid when I do it will screw up Grub and I will be stuck with Windows all day.
I booted into it to to do a C# program really quickly now I am afraid it won't let me leave!3
How to get a cheap rental while you figure out your vehicle situation? Drive for Lyft as a second job! Figure I can pay for the rental driving people on weekends until I can figure more permanent vehicle situation. At least it will get me to office during the week, and the extra income will pay for the weekly rental fee. Maybe even make a little extra to put away.
I really need to ask for a raise.7
Have you ever played Zelda: Breath of The Wild?
Have you seen this system where you set a point on the map, and see a colum of light going up from this point with the Sheikah tablet?
Man I'd love to do that in an augmented reality system on a smartphone 😍5
Noo, it doesn't have to be responsive, that's not in the specs we agreed on. It just has to look&work perfe<khmm> decent on any phone and tablet.
- sneaky client1
Continuing my rant from Yesterday....
As I was strolling though Walmart yesterday...
Tech Support 1: $Customer is having issues with their tablet they bought from us.
Tech Support 2: tell them to shut it off and shut it back on
I don't really understand how my mid range computer seems to outperform my top of the line 12 core computer on some seriously intensive i/o and memory applications, it is like the bus in my mid range laptop is better.3
Dealing with a C# SOAP API with absolutely horrible incomplete documentation is insanely frustrating, especially when C# isn't one of your familiar languages.
I want to do bad things to the developers of this company for not supplying proper thorough documentation on how to use their API.9
When you use a language for some time, then you find a gem like this, had no idea PHP had Data Structures class.
Apparently, I am not as clear as I thought I was on passing by reference.
In C# I tried to pass a list to a function by ref and it gives some obscure error at run time, but compiled fine.
In the function, I want the original list modified which is I am trying to pass by ref.
I then recursively call the function inside itself with the modified list.
Apparently I don't need to pass by ref, the original list gets modified without it.
I rarely use pass by ref, so I haven't dove into it much. I mean I know what it does, it passes the memory pointer which I figured if I want original list modified, i needed to do, but apparently not. I am not sure if it needs dereferencing or how it works with C#. Guess it's back to school.7
Super easy to use the api, just json_encode everything,
gets to "_bulk" api "we require a "\n" at the end of every line, wtf? really?
(string)$data .= json_encode(["index" => [$meta]]) . "\n" . json_encode($productData) . "\n";
this is what it has come to.7
Well, in this field, the most I have ever worked in a row was 20 hours, in my last field of Aviation it was 28 hours.
Work for same company for entire year, (today is year anniversary) only to find out five minutes ago, lunch is unpaid, no wonder people looked at me funny when I was leaving at 4pm every day.7
Well, for the most part it has already been evolving in the direction of ALL software becoming a SAAS subscription service and will continue to do so in the future. There will soon be absolutely no software needing to be installed, you will have 20+ monthly payments to 20+ software services.
Secondly, ML will be the new standard. Real ML, not if else statements :P
Convenience is the name of the game, and that is what the web and software allow. For all the bitching Developers do regarding Privacy or Lack thereof, it is this Lack of Privacy that allows for convenience and also drives the growth of our industry, so I am not sure why devs are all about trying to keep it.
I also believe there will be competitors to the World Wide Web or 'sub' webs.
There will be a biotechnics and implants revolution shortly where we will have gadgets enhancing our natural abilities and senses, so bionic will be the new norm. Our bodies will be connected to the web 24/7.
As a software engineer, best to start learning ML as that will be the continued direction of software, until at least the quantum computer is feasible, which will then allow for true AI. I mean after all, you need quantum for consciousness.
True AI won't be the end all, given the fact it being a probability machine like us, it won't have all the answers and will make mistakes and judgements just like humans.
Everything will continue to be automated.1
hm?m. anyone else experiencing issue with devRant app on phone? I cannot figure out if i screwed my phone or if the app is screwed, but it just hangs every time i comment or post. i have to restart app. ive tried reinstalling and it is only app i have issue with.6
Lately I've been getting bored on the computer, I want to work on some personal project, but not a long term one, something quick and easy I can finish in a few hours, but I don't have really any ideas.
Maybe today I will do a few hours of university on edx.org. Pass the time and get my brain prepped until interviews start.
Hmm. I guess it depends on how in depth dev experience we want to go. I played around with DOS and Basic when I was 12 used to use my mom's uni credentials to access Arpanet and Unix command line. In the late 80's, dialing into bbs's on 2400 baud modem. I made a lot of .bat scripts and Basic scripts that did very minor things, don't remember what though lol.
After going into Marine Corps in 1994 sort of lost technology for that entire time. Was a UH-1N and AH-1W airframe technician.
It wasn't until about 2002-3 when a friend wanted to start his own business and needed a webpage I started with Microsoft Frontpage to make it. Wysiwyg all the way.
In 2006-7 I think I heard about WordPress for first time. Same friend wanted to build a site with it for his business. This is when I got serious about learning I guess.
My first introduction to PHP. Realized how complicated programming actually is. I think about 2009 I started taking tutorials online, but it wasn't until 2012-3 I got serious and made plan to become professional dev. Started off with programming books, doing courses online, and in 2015 got my first job as a Junior PHP dev.
I know this goes beyond my first dev experience, but really I think my first experience spans decades.
Brought my tablet to work so I can work on a side project during lunch. I keep catching myself daydream-debugging and side-eyeing the drawer that it’s in.
So close yet so far away...2
Get to learn c# next few weeks, should be fun, at least enough to create a middleware to connect an external api to epicor erp.::shoots self in head.5
Ugh, Why cannot I just make a simple module instead of deciding to include all the bells and whistles. Especially when it isn't even for that much money :(
My perfection is really annoying sometimes.2
*Tries to debug an app*
*Spots a display bug depending on the tablet ratio*
*Tries to make the app responsive*
*The app won't render anything on the device*
Cool I love React JS.7
Shit, I forgot The Magicians aired last night. Hmm, to call into work today or not, that is the million dollar question.4
Everytime I boot into winblows and back into linux my sound quits working. Yet nothing wrong with the drivers, it shows sound output, seems to be hardware switch somewhere really. because everything shows sound works.
I turn off for 5 minutes and boot into linux and all is good.
I guess I am wiping Windows completely. Work can figure out what to do with the computer if I ever leave. But for now it is mine.5
Ugh, horrible 2 days.
Having to explain a known issue that I brought up when my module was pushed live and the fix is a frontend fix but frontend doesn't release for few weeks after my release. And suddenly no one remembers me mentioning two possible race conditions that could happen until the frontend fix is implemented.
Honestly, this week has made me realize I hate all of them that don't have a proper help system that a human being can answer the phone and you can talk your situation through with. So that includes Google, Facebook, Lyft, Uber, all of them. Not allowing people to get help easily outside the faq is just wrong. It causes people into a state of mind that is unhealthy. Kudos to all companies that still have a customer service department with phones and published numbers!
It bothers me that tablet/computer disassembly videos are trending toward being labelled "take-apart guides" instead of "disassembly guides"6
I guess github pushed to production on a Friday. 500 errors for everyone! You get one! You get one!2
Anyone else have severe lag (as in typing is delayed) in Vim when using vim-gitgutter? Especially with an exceptionally large repo?
It is really annoying and wondering if there there is a setting or something that I can use in my vimrc to get it to work without lag.1
this is so cool! will be mirroring all my sites there the week of launch and building some servers to start hosting company.
My 7yo used the guest account on my galaxy tab s2 to get youtube access and search for "pistol". I cought him by the sounds of it... I confiscated it, and told him of the danger, but ++'d him for the " hack"... Guess I should be embarrassed by leaving the guest account available. :S1
So yesterday I made a rant about my tablet taking a shit and going bye bye. Well, today I'd like to introduce my new Lenovo Ideapad 110 Touch 15ACL with
An AMD A8 8GB RAM processor
Window 10 Pro OS
Yea im not going to list everything thats too much7
Ok, users have devRant on the home screen or in notification's action bar. I'll make a kiosk system on my tablet to use only devRant in it, maybe now it will be useful.4
Need to start on my dev test today. will probably take me at least 8 hours to do. But I have absolutely no motivation today.
Does anyone know where I cam download some motivation?3
My tablet that I had all my code for an app just took a shit out of no where it was never dropped not even a scratch it just went black and well never went back fuck my entire existence8
Wtf? Why so much space at Left?
Someone at google don't know how to use css...
I think that is a wrong padding-left
Rendered in firefox Desktop
In full screen window
Chrome is the same
But the view is good in responsive mobile/tablet view1
*Developing new program for flight crew on a plane.
*Using 5 days to prepare a "test flight" to see if the program is working in real life conditions.
*Flight takes of on a 5 hour trip.
*Tablet does not work.1
Need a dirt cheap tablet for basic bedtime needs, reading, surfing, mailing, movies, music, devrant for less than £100.
Amazon just released the fire HD8. Perfect. Ordered.
The CPU of my tablet is so underpowered. Intel needs to ditch the Atom line and just use the core i series.4
I'm always hard on myself when I find bug in my code or think it isn't very elegant solutions.
However, after working with an api recently of a very well renowned institution, I may just lighten up on myself, my stuff isn't breaking and theirs is.1
This developer has an media query break point for each style 912 break points. 304 desktop, 304 mobile, and 304 tablet break points. With 18000 line style sheet.6
just heard about an LG fridge with built-in Windows 10Tab:
"The fridge has an Intel processor and 2GB RAM. It will not replace your Desktop-PC!"
//you don't say2
Shall I completely switch to linux???
Can i find drivers for graphic drawing tablet and awesome download manager????
Those two have been keeping me in windows for years...8
I've been searching for an app that I'm able to have a UTC clock next to the local time clock in notifications area of my android phone and haven't been able to find one. All of them I found I actually have to open up the app to get the time.
If i created an app, does anyone know if there is restrictions to adding to notifications bar for a background app in android? Anything that might hinder this before i dive into this little project?6
After having to write a simple SOAP Client in C# to test my soap endpoint that seems to work for all my tests, I will stick 100% with PHP. Truly what a pain.
The local IT team running Windows in the warehouse doesn't seem to get the ERP to connect to the server endpoint and doesn't seem to want to try to fix it. It only stopped connecting when the domain was changed, no other changes occurred.
I installed a Windows VM and built a C# SOAP client to run tests to attempt to get as close to an environment as they have.
I believe they just need to delete the locally cached wsdl file. But there seems to be political rift in upper management, so it is left to me that has no access to the Windows code they are using to figure this out, because they just want to blame the server.
I just took a whirl through the job listings on Indeed just to get feel for industry in a certain geographic place and its really entertaining.
80% of the ads state "Senior" or "Lead" developer. Their salary range is pathetic and all the companies have a rating of less than 3.5 star reviews from people who previously worked there. I went through about a list of 100 ads. I hope these companies don't swindle someone decent to work for them.2
hmmm... thinking of moving from vim to phpstorm.
maybe if i keep vim bindings might be tolerable. but in reality i am wondering if i can increase my production by having function mapping available. ctags is supposed to provide it in vim just never been able to get it setup properly.7
KPI's being introduced this quarter. Supposed to become more efficient with use of our time. Should be interesting.2
Someone has to start manufacturing quality HUD glasses...
Imagine the possibilities and comfort...
no more neckpain from crouching above your laptop/tablet/smartphone, imagine the navigation systems, imagine you could read messages, articles, code, watch videos whatever you are doing, even work on your code with some kind of keyboard (or with speech recognition)
I want this soo bad..3
Today is one of those days I am having a really hard time to get started. I have been doing frontend dev for the last week and today is more of the same. I absolutely hate frontend work. Sigh. At some point I will get started I suppose.1
The governor of New Jersey just put out the call on live TV that he is desperate for Cobol programmers right now. Btw its for there unemployment system that is failing.8
Broke there web service. Stupid IIS .NET bullshits
[faultstring] => The server was unable to process the request due to an internal error. For more information about the error, either turn on IncludeExceptionDetailInFaults (either from ServiceBehaviorAttribute or from the \<serviceDebug> configuration behavior) on the server in order to send the exception information back to the client, or turn on tracing as per the Microsoft .NET Framework SDK documentation and inspect the server trace logs.
[faultcode] => s:Receiver3
I am quite impressed with the last dev test I took last night.
Their was actually one little part I couldn't get just right, I submitted it, but I think I will see if I can find a solution to my little bug tonight and resubmit tomorrow.
Some things in Magento 2 are just way too complicated for their own good.
FIltering a collection is very straight forward, unless your porting though knockout.js Component Ui system. modifying the data through that looks straight forward, but is somewhat a pain and for some reason my DataProvider Modifier is not working.
Here is the documentation regarding what I am trying to do. Yes, Magento 2 docs are very convoluted as well.
What can I do with my spare Android devices/boards? Could I use the board with a custom OS for a Pi/Arduino analog?
I have 2 tablets that I have no use for. Googling suggestions are pretty simple and nothing that repurposes the hardware.7
Thinking of getting a cheap tablet for lounging and streaming around the house. Walmart has the galaxy tab A 8" for $150
@dfox & @trogus
Any chance of the tablet versions of DevRant to have rotatable interfaces? I always keep my iPad on my Smart Cover which is in landscape.
Why the fuck hasn't Google come out with an updated design guideline for TABLETS?! All this beautiful material design but it looks like shit on a tablet!!2
It's amazing how subjects can fly under radar and I don't even know about them until I actively search and study it. I am actually digging technology, once something becomes an interest, it gets added to my news feeds, my profile, etc automatically so i keep updated on the subject without having to constantly actively search for it outside of the first time.
My current interest is space weather and how it affects humans. There is a lot of fluff and conspiracies in the subject, but there are also legitimate scientific papers as well.
Now i know about CME's, Solar flares, etc, and it's all pushed to me daily from different legitimate sources in my feed so i don't have to go look for it.
Screw privacy, would much rather have up-to-date info automatically than be worried about what companies know about me. It's all about convenience.5
Trying to decide which album to listen to first thing in morning is increasingly becoming my most important task these days. -T7 to launch out of here!3
web devs... what are the commom screen sizes you use for responsive design. I used the bootstrap grid but there are some tablets which resolution is higher than a normal conputer and that tablet is considered as a computer. Is there any css-only-way to make a difference between desktop, tablet and cellphone?4
Anyone else thinks 5,5" are way to big for a phone and just wants a one plus 3 with under 5" ? What is it that people have with big phones? Get a tablet !
(Yes iPhones are perfect but too expensive)12
I spent a god damn hour trying to set up my damn graphic tablet, playing hide and seek with files, and struggling with Vim
Fuck the tablet I'm going in with mouse boi
Over the last 8 months I have not done any development outside of working hours. Haven't even opened my laptop. This is not normal for me. I used to live and breath learning and continued my education and coding beyond working hours. Need to get back to personal projects. Although I've upped my game considerably at new job there is so much more i should be doing for personal development.3
I was looking at the specs on a tablet and had to make sure it supported everything I needed.
Ram >2G: Check
CPU Cores >4: Check
WIFI l/g/b/t/q: Check2
Preparations to work from home. Emergency contact and cell phones given out. VPN capacity tests. I live in Sacramento, CA so people are getting a little freaked it here given the lack of testing data and community spread is already here.
The resurgence of Cobol is crazy last few weeks. Just rewrite your damn programs in another language!
Not dev related really
but for mobile, do you guys know of any great tablet-compatible launchers? I got MEmu recently, and i'm not a fan of the default launcher. I found an ok marshmallow 6.0 launcher, but i wanna know if you guys use something different4
Rant at samsung tablet design. Those fucking touch buttons are shit. How the fuck am i supposed to hold my tablet comfortably in landscape mode when every 5 fucking seconds i accidentally press the buttons? This design has no place on any device larger than 6". From now on its physical buttons or on screen only. They dont even provide a simple non-hacky root method to turn them the fuck off and replace with on screen android buttons.
I really enjoy having a tablet and i find them incredibly useful. My only problem im having is that i seem to ALWAYS press something by accident. If its not my hand touching the samsung buttons its my headphone cable gently brushing against the screen.
I need to write an app that will lock out all input to my device until i do a certain gesture on the screen, something that cant easily be mistaken like a 4 finger infinity 😂😂2
Went to girlfriends family. Tablet not functional (screen doesn't work anymore), laptop stayed at home.
So smartphone is my only connection to Internet.
I would like to code something so much...
I think I've now read every rant here...6
just need some help from the devRant community.
i don't have an android tablet and I want some screenshots of my app in a tablet for it to be optimized for tablets on play store.
Can anyone here with a tab having android 4.4+ help me by taking the screenshots in his/her tablet?12
Coding sunday morning => NO
Thought nearly 10 minutes why page is Empty. HAHAHHAHAHAH
Threw an NotYetCoffeeException
ViewBag.ImageSize = 368;
ViewBag.ImageSize = 343;
Tablet recommendations? I know this isn't really the place to ask but I trust you devs.
I'm just about to start back college and I'd like to have a light carry around for days I don't need my laptop. I love my 17" Dell, it's a beast and that's why I bought it but damn it's overkill for taking notes and running little things through a bash terminal. A tablet and keyboard seems like a nice idea.
Ideally, I wanna run Linux. But I'm not sure if there's a commercial tablet that facilitates OS changes easily out of the box.
No iPad. Not an apple fan, and it's just not what I'm after.
The MS surface seems pretty good, but I haven't looked too deeply into replacing the OS.
I just want a nice Linux tablet. I dunno.
went to the medicare dept at my ofc and asked for some tablets.she handed me only one tablet .
I asked for one more ,she denied saying I can't give more than one due to policies.
let the employee die but follow your policies.
m leaving this job asap.1
Started this feature that locks cms pages in backend if they are in process of being edited. So people don't save over each other. Apparently wordpress has this feature. Its turning out to be getting more complicated the more i dive into it. Locking is easy. Unlocking for all user scenarios is a bit tedious. Sort of wonder how wordpress does it. Right now i poll a js event for window unload and send an ajax request to my controller but a refresh will unlock as well. Interested in seeing other implementations
Anyone ever use Jetbrains Rider IDE? I am developing C# application in Linux, and although I would absolutely love Visual Studio Full edition, it doesn't exist for Linux, only Visual Studio Code, so it is either that and learn the dotnet command line interface, or find an alternative IDE, Rider is specifically for C# so am thinking maybe is good no?
Downloading it now along with a couple others, if anyone else has any suggestions am open, Also trying SharpDevelop IDE, will post reviews of the ones I try.6
A lot of the work I do is actually done from an 8" tablet.
The issue is, the last decent one was released nearly 2 years ago.
Hoping for something coming out at CES!
Got a new Amazon Kindle tablet for cheap, 30$. Any suggestions on what I should do with it? I am thinking of rooting and installing Xposed modules.1
Anyone have any recommendations for a graphic drawing tablet available in the UK for a beginner (and so not super expensive!)?5
Little questions that can act as a survey,
I have a dual is tablet running Windows and Android the hardware is a Intel atom with 2gb ram and 32gb flash. I'm thinking of offering one of my OS's up but I want a second opinion.
What to kill windows 10 or Android 4.4.4
Ah come on Microsoft... My brother gave me old tablet (windows tablet) so I could use it as Synthesia tablet for my piano. It worked fine and so, but we decided to do factory reset for it. There might have been something his work related stuff. Well we put it to do factory reset and we decided to make food and eat while it's doing it. Well 10min later error message popped up, "Reset error" nothing else, there was "Cancel" button but it didn't respond at all. Well had to do hard reset for it to get it moving forward. Well now it won't even start anymore... ffs.. Have to go buy otg cable now...
Question about Game Development:
I want to create myself a boardgame (Dog aka Tock aka Tuck). It should run on a Android Tablet.
What suggestions do you have?
- Is there some good framework for a native App?
- Should I create a WebApp, if that's the thing nowadays?19
Best Linux distro for a 2-in-1 laptop that I also want to use as a tablet? Are there any that can run Android apps natively (like ChromeOS but not ChromeOS because I also wanna do dev)?2
Tell me please, how to use devRant as desktop-website with my tablet. How can I avoid the app? Dont like to install it on every device ...9
That moment when you want to use a perfectly good 128Gb card to store your Netflix downloads and the tablet seems that had SD Card amenesia and forgot how to format the cards
Update on the HP Stream tablet:
I finally realized that I could have a microSD card in the device with the Onboard package on it to install on a LiveUSB in order to install anything.
Due to another 'ranter's suggestion, I started with all the Debian spins, but none of them had a graphical .deb package installer (which is really strange).
I finally went back to Ubuntu MATE, which does have the Onboard application already installed (which I'm not sure why I didn't notice that the first time), and it's now officially installing...
More updates at 11.
I fucking hate mobile and iPad ui and general ux. I hate that I get shit for not being able to fix people's problems on them quickly enough with or without googling. Apparently that's my fucking line of work, no I'm just a fucking code monkey, I don't know where whichever asshat hide the setting to Jimmy or abysmal fucking browser implementations in fucking mobile chrome that makes it unable for you to buy car parts but it fucking works fine on a desktop browser. I ront want to reset your fucking weak passwords because you never remember them.
I can't even change my fucking phones background, or figure out or I lack voicemail because my plan or the fucking optoknnisnt present (one plus 2) and don't care enough to put more time or google it.
Maybe I'm just fucking incompetent. I like being able just to right click shift on desktop, going to properties or running both commands.
I never will stop being an imposter until I can fucking fix anything like a legit engineer.
Spent the day helping someone troubleshoot why they can't print from their Samsung tablet, because somehow as a DBA I "know how to do that stuff." Never figured out why it wasn't working.
Getting ready to switch from gnome to something else. Haven't really figured it out yet. Maybe i3. I want to go to a pure WM from a DE2
The amount of mistakes on my first draft of code is rediculous.
I correct them all obviously but from backwards compare operators to fat fingering variable names.
Realize i need to be more careful and look over things during my first iteration of code.
Sort of embarassing2
just found out that on `touchend` event you access touch in `event.changedTouches` and not `event.touches`! ☺
I'll save everyone the 10 hrs of misery I just spent today troubleshooting s3fs. It is extremely slow anyways, but if you use any version prior to v1.85 your gonna have extremely high cpu usage and a degredation of performance in the thousands of percent.
The problem is all the prebuilt binaries for most systems is before this version.
Built v1.86 from git and all is good with world.
But took me a very long time to figure out that was the actual issue.1