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When I self-published my first indie game on steam and people actually started buying it.
Remember sitting on the floor with a bottle of vodka trying to tell my girlfriend like that lunatic dotconnecting on a whiteboard meme guy, this is really bad because too much people bought it.
They should spend their money on something useful instead of me, I felt like a fraud.
It turned out good in the end tho, made some updates for it that made it better so i felt better about it, plus got a job from a publisher because they liked my game 😃5
You’re not just an imposter. You’re the trickster goddess, the deception prodigy, the mastermind. The supervillain surrounded by mere mortals.
I guess the job I’m at now? I’ve been paid for 8 months and I’ve produced nothing, they’re happy about it and I was given a pay rise. It has taken me months to make deployments and I feel like some days I might’ve well of had a day off. If I had a sick day I still get paid for a full day even if it was for a whole week. How did I get this job and wtf do I even do? 😂💃🏻💃🏻 <= that’s me dancing8
After I graduated, I found a junior job in a company where I already knew the only dev, who has been working there for 6 years. Immediately after I signed the contract, the manager told me that the other guy was leaving the company in one month... Horror!7
This was a long time ago, when I was an 18 year old junior dev in my first job and still studying at college part of the time.
The lead programmer saying things like “we [meaning the experienced devs] are alright if this project goes wrong but you need to prove that you can deliver because you could be out of a job”.
Thanks. Mofo set me right up for lasting confidence issues.
Less than two years later I was killing it when the language they used became object oriented. That asshole couldn’t understand any of the concepts.
That feeing of being out of my depth has lingered though.2
Attempting to write my own compiler is giving me imposter syndrome. Maybe I'm in too far over my head with this one... 😒8
Every work experience so far.
The first one... Internship abroad, very messy codebase, almost no code review.
At the end I was so tired I started watching movies during worktime.
Finishing my degree after moving to a foreign country alone, while also working as a dev part time.
I recently moved to another country and switched jobs, and even though I'm getting stuff done, I feel like I just don't deserve the job. It just feels surreal that I made it so far and it just feels like dumb luck sometimes.2
Triaging this project that's running on IIS makes me feel like my skillset is wasted on such banal garbage - while at the same time hoping nobody realizes what a mistake it was to put me on it because I have no idea how to troubleshoot or fix it.
I try not to be that guy who blames every issue on their tools but I can't believe some of these issues and respective fixes. Our QA was down for 2 months because I hadn't uninstalled a default module which prevents POST requests.
I feel like I am not CS major.
I doble major'ed on 3rd year, so don't have deep knowledge like other 'real' CS majors.2
Doesn't happen to me, because I'm dope.
I can remember and comprehend being very, very new to something and not understanding shit.
But dumping years of my life getting involved in a particular field of study only to come out with nothing but my fucking dick in my hands? Not really.
Look, some people might *expect* you to know things you don't, that's fairly commonplace. But finding out after graduating and getting a job that you don't know what the fuck you're doing? Nah, that means you began bullshitting a long time ago.
And you know, of course you would. This system is basically mounted on bullshitting to get ahead, it is standard practice specially in academic circles to just talk out your ass for hours on end.
And I don't believe for a minute that I'm the only one that can see through that.
No, the problem is you fuckfaces played along rather than rebel, because you're cowards that could only aim to become another cog in the inherently dysfunctional machinery. And probably because you don't care about technology at all, it's just a thing you do for money.
So first off, fuck you one more time and also, I'm glad you feel like an idiot on a daily basis, you're very much on to something there buddy.
unemployed free software contributor No 5060591
Every single time that I realised how much of my expertise sounds like vaporware to people, mostly management and C-level.
Have been working on security for quite some time now but seeing that I can't really get through make me feel useless and not worth my weight in shit.