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6pm - arrive home from work, log into my computer and start working on side projects.
4am - Finally go to sleep after staying up all night setting up arch in a vm.
7am - Start drive to work in the snow and ice.
7:20am - car runs out of wiper fluid.
7:30am - round corner so that I’m driving towards the sun, windshield is covered in mud and I have 2% visibility.
7:35am - take off ramp towards gas station so I can buy fluid and wash window.
7:36am - Car mysteriously parked in center of off ramp, nearly smash it but have a narrow miss.
7:40am - can’t find the freaking pully in new car to pop hood
7:41am - found it.
7:50am - drove the back way to work because it cuts out traffic, but includes many steep hills that I forgot existed, come to a skid at bottom of one and am pushed out into the main road, luckily nobody is coming and I’m able to continue on my merry way.
8:01am - sit down in desk, lead staff person comes over evoking Lumbergh from Office Space and lets me know I need to be on time to work and that the snow doesn’t give me an excuse. I agree and smile and suck up and he leaves.
8:02am - pull out phone to write down notes about personal project that I thought of on drive here, phone dies. I forgot to plug it in last night.
8:04am - found power bank charger thing in desk but it uses a micro-b type usb and I only have usb type c on me.
8:10am - borrow usb from old headset in office surplus.
8:11am - writing notes. Have sudden realization that I didn’t shut down my vm and that when my computer went to sleep and subsequently locked it probably halted virtualbox and everything would be lost for the second time.
8:12am - got on devRant.9
Finally got rid of all those cables, just one usb-type-c-cable to plug in my whole office. Love it!8
The cringe is real.
That guy who thinks he is a hacker and a "pro IT guy" (as he claims) and you find out he's retarded af... And that guy who wants to become a computer "genius" but just barely knows how to type and make researches on google on his computer.
There is that little nerd looking like but actually hardly over the average student in my grade who thinks he is a hacker and an IT guy. Yes, he claims to be. So I got into a discussion with him, trying my best not to humiliate him. I find out he is just a guy who uses Mac and watches tutorials about "hacking" games and stuff like scripting. Ugh. Still just explained it to him. Then he was like what makes you think you are better than me in IT, I never saw you talking about it. And I respond saying I never said I have more knowledge, I just started learning programmation and started watching Java/C# and some web development courses. He gives me some weird look, and just to appear that he can understand, he says, oh HTML... That's for NOOBS.
I said ignore the web development part (really don't wanna explain shit to him, he doesn't seem to accept someone being better than him at something). He then says, I can make games. I'm like woah, what game engine do you use, what type of games, etc... Then again, he just downloaded a finished project and thought it's his own made game, and that he made animations. "Animations". Using some software typing angles and "code" in it. Again I ignore the cringe, and say, did you hear about Unity? I'm familiar with it's API and editor, I like it. Again weird look, and then suddenly calls some friends who hate him because he's fucking retarded and annoying, and shouts "Look at this guy, he thinks he knows Unity". We ask him what he means, then he responds "Idiot, Unity is the company that made Watch Dogs and Assassin's Creed"
He almost got kicked by one ot my friends for wasting their time, he just went away after I explained it to him.
Yeah, that experienced hacker and "pro in IT", fuck him!
And then we have the dude who doesn't know Windows is the OS his PC is running, and dreams about becoming a computer engineer (he once called it computer genius), and has struggles saving his Word documents files. And he doesn't even like it. He just says he wants to become a computer engineer because it would give a better idea about him to the people surrounding him.
And lastly, the guy who jumped out of his seat when our French teacher was struggling to put the USB flash drive in the laptop to show us some video. So he runs towards her, grabs the USB flash drive and tries to insert it, then finds out he had to flip it, so he does, then he was stuck for a bit at the autorun part, so he just closes it and go search for the folder in my computer, after wasting time not knowing which icon was the right one. Oh God, the cringe starts here... When he double clicks on the video, the teacher smiles at him, and tells him that he's very talented and might become a tech genius or computer engineer. And he gets excited... Then when the video ended, he just pulls the USB out without safely removing it (he doesn't know what's that). And she again smiles after he clicks shut down. He then just brags about being a genius in tech.
I wouldn't rant about/criticize somebody who's not good in IT or computers or struggles, but I would love to do that to people who do actually fail and struggle big time but claims they are good and brag about nothing, to people who have no knowledge who then believe in those guys. That's one way of spreading ignorance...13
USB and now type C, standard of the future, right?
Enter fast chargers. You can't use another brand's fast charger with your fast-charging phone (e.g. Apple vs. Samsung). In other words, the chargers' internal circuitry is proprietary and not standardized by anyone.
And if you make a standard charging circuit by connecting the VCC and GND leads of a few USB sockets to a 5V 5A supply.. Well you'll be charging at the standard 500mA that's specified for USB 2.0, not 2A or whatever it is that your fast charger can deliver.
Why the fuck is this? Why the fuck has USB been advertised as the one uniform standard, yet we can't do something basic as fast charging through a process that should be no more than making the wires thick enough!15
Cool things I found out recently™:
[#1, August 2017]
1) devRant (hehe~ ★)
2) DeepL Translator
3) Lanota (an awesome mobile music/rhythm game) (I'm fanboying too much about it, sorry :'D)
4) Burrito Galaxy 65
5) USB type C Simulator
6) bill wurtz('s YouTube channel. Heh, you thought I was just gonna call a person "a thing"?)
What do you think? What is your list? ^^9
Apple please... I just love physical keys, and you just make a pointless touchbar...
I really don't know the position of a macbook pro. I guess mainly graphic designer or programmer will buy macbook pro, and the touch bar feature is a completely pointless to us.
Not to mention that you replace all the USB port to a really "popular type C USB"6
Okay, so yesterday was crazy. So crazy, in fact, that I'm not even typing this on my phone. I'm typing it on an LG G4.
So, I took an Uber out to a Sprint store I'd been told did repairs. My phone's vibrator was broken. So, basically I thought just like that R&M episode "20 minutes adventure in and out" - only to find out they'd need to wipe my goddamn phone, and then send it to Texas. I now have to wait 6 days for my phone lmfao.
So, in the meantime, they took an hour to get me this G4 which makes me miss all the finer things in life - I miss my USB-C and not having to give a damn about how I plug it in and I miss my fingerprint reader (I know, I'm a lazy fuck with first-world problems. I don't care to hear about how fucking stupid I am for either of those thoughts, STFU). Also the G4 is prone to hardware failures, so they said they weren't too happy about giving me this, but it's the only one with NFC.
So in the middle of setup, the Sprint store's power went out. FUUUUUUCK. The phone was pretty much at 5% battery and was being slow as hell, so you can just about imagine the irritation me and this guy had when the phone died in the middle of setup.
The next thing is an unrelated story, but I'm sure some of you older guys here will love this. I was at a place called Triangle Park last night. I go there for burgers, but they also have a bar. Sometimes I get sent to the bar and the bartender gets me my food. So last night I went to pick the food up from the bar for takeout.
The bartender must've had an accident and messed something up, so she told me to sit at the bar. I thought it was obvious I was only 19, so I barely sat. I'm literally not old enough to sit at the bar, even though when I was younger my dad and his friends used to let me sit with them because I had a history of saying stupid shit that made his friends laugh. Nonetheless, I sat with my ass hanging off the edge because I knew it was wrong :/
She comes back and asks what type of drink I want. I had to tell her that I was 19. I wasn't gonna sit here and lie because I'm pretty sure she could've lost her job for serving a minor. I exited and waited in the lobby.
But are we at the point where 19-year-olds look like 25-year-olds? I don't want to think about this because it means I'm getting older. That's a lot to take in. Later in the night it was still gnawing at my gut.
Yesterday was one hella day man.5
The recent USB C/ no headphone-jack rant inspired me a bit and I noticed that two USB C ports might be a solution for me in regards to the headphone debate.
I'd still need a dongle for my headphones, but I can still charge.
Maybe I could get a audiophile grade dongle make myself def, that be great.
It would also be kind of useful for other stuff, you can't have enough usb ports on any device.
And then I started looking into that topic.
WTF one plus! Why did you make my op 3T USB 2.0 in type C !!!????
I'm not that stupid though. I know there are reasons, but this just upsets me, 3.0 at least please!
What is missing for you that you could use your phone instead of a PC for the most workloads of use-cases?
For me it's two high speed usb C ports with display connect capabilities + periferals.
I currently think that it would be a great thing to move most Noob users off their pcs onto their smartphones for that purpose.1
I'm pretty anti-apple but it's clear that the 3.5mm jack and the standard USB port is going to go. Other manufacturers will be using only type C very very soon. BT > 3.5mm and everything will use type C USB.6