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I’m a team lead in the tech team, myself and another team lead manage the on call processes for the department, so when stuff breaks we need to fix it. I assume there is sufficient documentation available for me to fix a process that is not mine.
one of the other managers processes breaks. He’s on annual leave and is away for another week. I attempt to fix the process. No documentation. What do i do?
I go to my manager the next day and tell her the process is broken and I can’t fix it because there’s no documentation and I don’t know what the full impacts are. She agreed we should leave it until he comes back from AL.
He comes back a week later. I tell him the process is broken and it’s been failing since he went on AL.
Him: we had a handover before I went on holiday
Me: no, you showed me where the ‘documentation’ was. Said documentation is not defined enough and is out of date. I didn’t want to break it further by trying to repair it when it’s not completely critical
Him: but it is critical, it has to run every day
Me: so why doesn’t it say that in the documentation?
Me: can you fix it please
Him: no, I’ve got too much to do having just come back from holiday
Me: more critical that a process that has to run EVERY DAY and has been failing for the past 10 DAYS??
Him: I’ll see if I have time
2 hours later...
Him: Lets put in some time for handover so you can understand the process. Is an hour long enough?
Me: I don’t know, you tell me, it’s your process, you know what’s involved and how long it should take to explain
Him: well is an hour long enough?
Me: I don’t know, it takes however long it takes you to explain it
Him: I’m asking you
At this point I’m getting more and more angry, how can you not know how long your process is gonna take to explain when you’re the one that wrote it?! I fully well know that it’s gonna take longer than an hour because it’s an SSIS package that looks like a plate of spaghetti, you spend 15 minutes working out what box flows to where before even looking at any SQL, and he’s still asking me how long it’s gonna take and distracting me from my ACTUAL critical work
Man is a waste of space, so quick to give you work that isn’t his but never takes responsibility for his own... honestly have no clue whatsoever how he became a manager....
This rant doesn’t seem like much reading it back but I swear it’s the last in a looooonnngggg like of his fuck ups that other people have had to deal with 🙄🙄3
Google changed the android build system in android 7.0 to ninja but it was at least possible to disable it.
But android 8.0 is using it by default and it is not possible to disable it.
So what that means ?
Is that if you are trying to bring Oreo to older device like me you will have totally broken build order and that means that stuff that requieres some shit will not be able to compile since the shit is not compiled before.
SO NINJA FUCKKKKKKKKKK YOUUUUUUU!!!!!!!!!!!
Make build system was fucking awesome. Yeah sure sometimes slow but it did the job perfectly but noooooooooo google must use the most latest shit and break every piece of android. Fuck it i need to rewrite my entire custombootimg.mk file since ninja broke it yayyyyy.
AGAIN FUCK YOU NINJAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA.4
ok, securly. lets fucking talk. so, i go to click the link in a google search for the wiki fandom page for a SCIENCE game, and it says "fuck you, nerd, we're gonna block you from an educational game's fandom page. because 'games' ". so, i go click the link for another fandom, and it is a non-educational game, and what do you know? its NOT BLOCKED. so, the Atomas fandom is blocked, but the Antimatter Dimensions fandom isnt. ok, now, lets talk about the stupid fucking safesearch. so, im doing a reasearch paper, and its 50% of my grade. i google every possible phrase i can think of to find good, credible sources for the reasearch. i scan all 43078657 pages of each search. EVERY SINGLE LINK IS EITHER UNRELATED TO MY SEARCH, OR ITS FUCKING BLOCKED. and the images? they have NOTHING to do with my search. i google 'frog images' and it comes up with pictures of fucking LAMPS. i search for cat images, and it gives me fucking BOOKS. securly severely impacts day to day life, and hurts my grades. it makes me want to curl up in a ball and scream. (im not gonna say what else i feel like doing, because im typing this from the stupid chromebook with securly on it.). i cant do anything at all. if i want to mess with a webpage for fun, or to fix microsoft teams coz its broken(like ALWAYS), if i right click, BOOM, 'inspect' is grayed out. they somehow patched every single bypass method. i had two accounts on this thing, so i could log in to important stuff like gmail with my personal account. and one day, right in the middle of me making a draft of a rant using my own account, they disabled it, so i lost everything. and i couldnt get back in, because it was a google service, and you have to have the account added to the computer to be able to use the acct. so i lost all 27 pages of my rant, and i fucking swear, i threw the computer on the ground so damn hard, im still shocked it didnt break. but because securly blocked discord, gmail, quora, and all that useful stuff, my grades have gone from 30% F's to 0% F's. all because i cannot message my friend to get help on an assignment(i dont have a phone), and i cant use quora to tell me how to do something that i NEED for the assignment, otherwise i fail. and the answer isnt anywhere else. now, youtube. securly forces restricted mode. and it makes it even stricter. so now, all that you can watch on youtube is toddler entertainment, shitty math tutorials, cringe ELA vids, and if it so much as says a word that halfway sounds like a bad word, its restricted. you cant do ANYTHING on these things except get severe migraines from trying to resist the temptation to smash the computer with a sledgehammer. change(.)org is also, you guessed it, BLOCKED.13
F*ck software updates..
So while working today, one of the IT support guy came and asked to update my windows machine due to some stupid company 'security policy' they were following .. That update took more than 3hrs.. The reason it took so long because I somehow managed to avoid any updates for 6-8 months.
But that is not the end of the story... Windows update was followed by a bios update, some softwares, and at this point I just gave up and went for a cup of coffee, and left my machine locked in a drawer still updating and it will stay in this condition until tomorrow.. We'll see if something breaks after updating.
F*ck why are there so many updates and why each of them requires a f*cking reboot...
Productivity today was less than the number of side projects I completed. 😪6
This is an actual transcript...
Since it's way too long for the normal 5000 characters, hence splitting it up...
Infra Guy: mr Dev, could you please give some rational for update of jjb?
Dev: sparse checkout support is missing
Infra Guy: is this support mandatory to achive whatever you trying to do?
Infra Guy: u trying to get set of specific folder for set of specific components?
Infra Guy: bash script with cp or mv will not work for you?
Infra Guy: ?
Dev: when you have already present functionality why reinvent the wheel
Dev: jenkins has support for it
Dev: the jjb is the bottle neck
Infra Guy: getting this functionality onto our infra would have some implications
Dev: why should I write bash script if jenkins allows me to do that
Dev: what implications ??
Infra Guy: will you commit to solve all the issues caused by new jjb?
Dev: you show me the implications first
Infra Guy: like a year ago i have tried to get new jjb <commit_url>
Infra Guy: no, the implications is a grey area
Infra Guy: i cant show all of them and they may hit like in week or eve month
Dev: then why was it not tackled
Dev: and why was it kept like that
Infra Guy: few jobs got broken on something
Dev: it will crop up some time later
Dev: if jobs get broken because of syntax
Dev: then jobs can be fixed
Dev: is it not ???
Infra Guy: ofc
Infra Guy: its just a question who will fix them
Dev: follow the syntax and follow the guidelines
Dev: put up a test server and try and lets see
Dev: you have a dev server
Dev: why not try on that one and see what all jobs fails
Dev: and why they fail
Dev: rather than saying it will fail and who will fix
Dev: let them fail and then lets find why
Dev: I manually define a job
Dev: I get it done
Infra Guy: i dont think we have test server which have the same workload and same attention as our prod
Dev: unless you test how would you know ??
Dev: and just saying that it broke one with a version hence I wont do it
Infra Guy: and im not sure if thats fair for us to deal with implication of upgrading of the major components just cause bash script is not good enough for u
Dev: its pretty bad
Infra Guy: i do agree
Infra TL Guy: Dev, what Infra Guy is saying is that its not possible to upgrade without downtime
Infra Guy: no
Dev: how long a downtime are we looking at ??
Infra Guy: im saying that after this upgrade we will have deal with consequences for long time
Infra Guy-2: No this is not testing the upgrade is the huge effort as we dont have dev resources to handle each job to run
Dev: if your jjb compiles all the yaml without error
Dev: I am not sure what consequences are we talking of
Infra Guy: so you think there will be no consequences, right?
Dev: unless you take the plunge will you know ??
Dev: you have a dev server running at port 9000
Infra Guy: this servers runs nothing
Dev: that is good
Dev: there you can take the risk
Infra Guy: and the fack we have managed to put something onto api doesnt mean it works
Dev: what API ?
Infra Guy: jenkins api
Infra Guy: hmmm
Dev: what have you put on Jenkins API ??
Infra Guy: (
Dev: jjb is a CLI
Infra Guy: ((
Dev: is what I understand
Dev: not a Jenkins API
Infra Guy: (((
Infra Guy: jjb build xmls and push them onto api
Infra Guy: and its doent matter
Dev: so you mean to say upgrading a CLI is goig to upgrade your core jenkisn API
Dev: give me a break
Infra Guy: the matter is that even if have managed to build something and put it onto api
Infra Guy: doesnt mean it will work
Dev: the API consumes the xml file and creates a job
Infra Guy: right
Dev: if it confirms to the options which it understands
Dev: then everything will work
Dev: I am actually not getting your point Infra Guy
Infra Guy: i do agree mr Dev
Dev: we are beating around the bush
Infra Guy: just want to be sure that if this upgrade will break something
Infra Guy: we will have a person who will fix it
Dev: that is what CICD is supposed to let me know with valid reasons
Dev: why can't that upgrade be done
Infra Guy: it can be done
Infra Guy: i even have commit in place3