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New Marketing Person: [via slack] Hey! I left a comment on the JIRA ticket. I didn’t know how to tag you so I’m messaging you here to make sure you see it.
Me: [slack] Ok, thanks for letting me know. It works the same way it does in slack. Type “@“ followed by a name.
Me: [inner monologue] 🙄 You could have also just Googled it instead of expending energy and time on this slack exchange.
Same person leaves another JIRA comment later… and doesn’t tag me…Why do I even bother to be helpful…
My last search for a job...
I'm a cnc operator with 3d modeling formation.... As a specialized job I should be getting at least 50% over the Portuguese minimum wage (wich is only 650€)...
I asked only 50€ above minimum wage over 10 interviews or more and no one accepted it....
The fashion in Portuguese companies now (most of them) is to pay minimum wages... Even if I already invested 3 years of my life in formation... Basicly the same as an engenheir (not the same requirements, I know).
Ended up accepting minimum wage on my current job.
I have a neighbor with a really annoying car alarm.
It went off at 2am.
It’s not the first time it’s gone off in the middle of the night (though sometimes it goes off in the middle of my work meetings; variety really is the spice of life).
I can’t go back to sleep once I’ve woken up (doing so, like, always results in getting a migraine).
I am so tired.
Worst part of working from home?
Coworkers who just leave a "hi" message when you're away and you have to reach out to them separately to ask them what's going on.
This isn't for casual daily greetings either. I've often ignored these "hello" messages only to find out that the sender had something urgent for me.
If you want to say something, why not leave it in the message itself? What's my immediate availability got to do with anything?5
Seems I fucked up big time...
I put a descriptor header on every block so I could both hash them and store metadata.
Turns out I don't really !(want || need) that metadata, it's just sitting there being useless. And I can hash the blocks with just a 'use once' key, so I don't need to store any ID or lookup data at all.
... this wouldn't be so bad if it wasn't my own fucking hash code I misinterpreted.
So at the beggining of every other array, there is a 32 byte block of useless descriptor holding on to it's own key, fast-lookup cache and data type. The blocks know all of the data necessary to re-hash and fetch themselves, like that would ever be useful!
My only question would be what have I been smoking and where did I get it, but I already know the answer to that one.
And I can fix it, it's not difficult, it's just so fucking boring I can't bring myself to even get started.
Ah, alright. Back to the drawing board with this shit.1
Knowing the way you should be treated a super power. I am seeing a lot difference in my previous and the current manager. Ex-manager thought that we are robots and we work strictly 8 hours, if some problem came during the project execution, he asked questions which felt like I am answerable to unknowns and felt like that I am being blamed.
My new manager, whenever any problem comes, she takes it as a challange, she tries to solve it. There are quirks too but I feel a lot freedom now.
My anxiety is gone. I am only stressed sometimes which is a big upgrade for me.
I know better now that how I want to be treated, I am a person. Have feelings and yes I'm not perfect so lack basic things but I'm willing to improve.2
If you remove the compressibility aspect of oxygen as a gas by converting it into a liquid can you pack more molecules into the same volume anyway ? Or could you always get the more moles with pressurized gas ?
Oh and fuck them for leading me to finding the same neat shit
For surt må det være en stor mengde materialer til flashpulver som er hyllestabil og består av aluminiumskombinasjonen for forstyrrelser og sjokk
Do something interesting for once and help a good cause4
Out of nowhere, someone called me from a jobs board and said that they really liked my profile and that they sent me a job invite and they were in a hurry to get someone new - with my profile exactly. I haven't logged into that jobs board for a couple months, but upon checking, I see that their company sent me an invite and that the working environment was great. Remote first, no daily standups, competitive pay, and the site was legit. So okay, I accept their invite.
The next day I got an email back saying unfortunately they would close the application because they were only hiring people with a couple years experience in some tech... which was listed in my profile in the jobs board.
I'm like lolwut you invited me, don't you turn that around like I'm begging you for a job.5
I wasn’t even looking for a job, I just went out for drinks with friends and I met this random dude. I complained to him about work wanting us to go back to the office, to which he replied that I should go work for them because they’re remote and looking for people. I had a look at their openings and they had a role with fewer responsibilities and a lot more money, so I applied. It’s been 3 months and I’m so glad I switched.5
i need a new perspective to life, from the technical perspective (well , from all the perspectives, but from technologies the most)
I can't seem to stand out, nor can I understand what to do to stand out. i am stuck in the loop of "understanding" the basics.its one year since i have been graduated . i worked as a professional dev in a company all this time and i am sending my resignation tomorrow.
company work was great, but got boring pretty fast when i cracked it. the architecture was already there, my tasks were usually to create xmls/kotlin files , write some code to get data from server and display it in pretty boxes. all was okay, most of the times , our shit works, sometimes its some stupid mobile devices with their custom os .
BUT THAT'S TOO LITTLE . the company's (ed tech startup) whole product was this . yesterday , i witnessed another app(hotstar) in which 12 million people were watching a legendary cricket match at the same time. 12 FREAKING BILLION!! THAT'S SOME SCALE DAMN!
i am currently having an offer from another company where i am expecting things would be different. its a logistics company, i am expecting their scale to be also something. However I don't want to be dependent on some "company code" to teach me build massive tech, i wanna be the fire of my own.
Please share some stories, inspiration, tips and most importantly RESOURCES on where i can get the knowledge to build scalable "people" products : the one used by people, impacting them.
I am stuck in the loops of tutorials and documentations:
- someday i would open the documentation of Coroutines or a tutorial on android datastore even though i know threads and shared prefs and i could make them work correctly too, but all the internet is flooded with how Coroutines are so good.
- someday i would buy a course on spring even though i understand js and node decently.
- someday i would start reading react and html/css since web development is the thing of scale and i am just an android dev
- someday i would start watching system design videos.
- ... and this goes on.
i can't decide which thing i should be learning about , the internet is filled with so many voices : "learn this, learn that, learn how to fuck yourself"
in this way i guess i will never reach the knowledge level of a person designing billion people streaming system or 10 layer security system or high traffic e-commerce
It makes sense to learn AI and its mathematical basis (statistics and linear algebra) or unless I want to get a degree on the topic I’m wasting my time? If the answer is yes what are the best online resources/books which I can use?
To clarify I don’t want to specialize there and work as a “AI/data science specialist” (for which I believe a degree it’s necessary) as some graduates in shady boot camps expects to do. I’m just asking myself if I can teach myself enough IA to enrich personal projects in which IA makes sense and to become apre flexible professional.4
whelp. fuck you grub2
fuck you for presneting yourself as a problem to be solved all over again.
fuck you for the efi partition containing a search for the fucking boot/efi partition by uuid
fuck my host system for taking a cloned drive and fucking around because it couldn't tell which drive the uuid was emanating from
fuck them using entries files with linux options specifying the uuid of the root partition which ALSO now must have a subvol parameter supplied to a rootoptions parameter to find the fucking root drive
fuck them for making it look like the fucking software is smarter than it seems.
and fuck them for not creating some kind of autoprobe fucking utility added to teh initial boot drive which is smart enough to load a stub of grub2 and then pull in teh rest of the slice partitions it shouldn't be using in the first place
and fuck you fedora for using btrfs in the first place and mounting a different partition for linux images and yet another under /boot/efi
and fuck you virtualbox for not producing teh shit the kernel finds IMMEDIATELY once in rescue mode !!!8
Not dev. Just another shitpost.
I think my boss (one of them since I post about two) knows I shitpost here. He asked to hang out a few times but I kinda just forgot about it since it's not possible right now anyway. But the flirting is becoming more obvious and if he's reading, he knows I find him sexy.
Well, watchu gonna do, boyo? Expose me? Call me out? I will forever deny it even if the events match up perfectly. I'd be like "Whaaat? Who's that guy? He posted WHAAAAT? Disgusting. I would NEVER." I might say those exact words, actually.
I have a feeling this might just be your personality though. You're young, handsome, and stressed. Maybe some friendly flirting with willing participants relieves some stress for you but the devil inside me is curious about how far you can go. I want to see it in person though. It's more fun that way and you can feel the tension, god I love that tension. Feels like I feed into that kind of energy.
We can flirt until one of us dies. When this whole shit is over and we finally meet, I just want to see the look on your face when I say some dirty fucked up shit to you when you dare start me up with this kind of thing. I'm confident that you would. It's a dangerous game, I know, but you don't seem to care and I definitely don't either. I know my limits. What kind of rules are you willing to break or how close to that, at least?
You could have let me go when I filed my resignation. Surely, you can find someone just as good or even waaay better that you would never think of flirting with. But nooo, that's not fun, isn't it? You jackass.58
HTML Writers Guidelines
When designing your web site you want to make the visiting experience as enjoyable as possible and at the same time make it so that if the site needs to be changed in any way, the changes are not too difficult to make. You want the look to be as appealing as possible for all browsers and also make the site accessible to users with disabilities. In order to accomplish all this there are some general guidelines when creating your HTML code.
1. The first thing that will really make your life easier is through the use of Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) - CSS is used to maintain the look of the document such as the fonts, margins and color. HTML directly on the page is not a good choice to handle these aspects because if say, the font color you are using for certain paragraphs needs to be changed from blue to red, you would have to go in and change each color tag manually. By using CSS you can designate the color for each of those paragraphs just once in the CSS file. That way if you have to change the font color from blue to red you make one change instead of the countless number of changes you might have to make, especially if your web site contains hundreds of pages. This is a big time saver and a must for all professionally designed web sites.
2. Don't use the FONT tag directly in your HTML code - This becomes a problem when using some cheap authoring tools that try to mimic what a web page should look like by using excessive FONT tags and nbsp characters. These tools end up creating web pages that are impossible to keep maintained. There is a program you can use, if you've created one of these disaster pages, called the HTML Tidy Program which you can actually download here . This will clean up your code as well as possible.
3. You want your web pages readable to people who have disabilities - People who surf the Internet depend on speech synthesizers or Braille readers to interpret the text on the page. If your HTML markup is sloppy or isn't contained in CSS the software these people use to read pages have a difficult time in interpreting these pages. You should also include descriptions for each image on your page. Also, don't use server side image maps. If you are using tables you should include a summary of the table's structure and also associate table data with the correct headers. This gives non visual browsers a chance to follow the page as they go from one cell to another. And finally, for forms, make sure you include labels for form fields.
By following just these three guidelines you give your visitors, especially disabled visitors the best chance of having an enjoyable visit to your site while at the same time making it so that if you have to make changes to your site, those changes can be made easily and quickly.3
Last job search was in mid 2020. I thought I had a pretty good offer: getting 40% more in gross salary. But then I asked some pretty standard/clarifying questions about benefits and all the red flags started coming out 🚩. They really used the pandemic to sell ppl short. TLDR I turned down the offer.
PTO was the dealbreaker. Their PTO was 16 days: 6 holidays plus 10 personal days. Even though any paid time off is PTO, I thought it was pretty gross to count holidays in the PTO bank like that. My friends agreed with me.
Yes, this is a US company.
Then shit hit the fan when I asked about sick days.
Me: What’s the policy on sick time?
Talent/HR: We have a flex time policy, so you don’t have to take time off for a one hour doctor’s appointment.
I didn’t ask about flex time.
Me: The PTO is really low.
Talent: Well, you could use your sick days for vacation.
Me: I just asked you about sick time and you didn’t mention sick days. What are these sick days?
Talent: Oh, well technically the personal days are 5 sick days and 5 personal days… [I swear this is what I heard over the phone.]
Me: 😤 This isn’t going to work.
Talent: I can see about getting you more PTO.
Talent comes back with 5 additional personal days. And it wouldn’t be included in my offer letter it would only be a note in my file. 🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩
The gross thing was this startup was in the healthcare space: it’s a prescription meds delivery service/pharmacy. I know ppl say startups are the “throw money at you and go cheap on benefits” type. But how can you be in a healthcare space and not give ppl decent PTO? And during the pandemic and pre-vaccine existence? They were trying to con me. It was bizarre because it’s not my first job search. I was still employed so I wanted a new job but I wasn’t desperate.
I couldn’t see how anyone would accept that abysmal PTO offer. Maybe if they were really desperate or naive. I suspected this company had a big PTO disparity because I’m positive most employees would have negotiated for more time.
It was hard to turn down the money because I was afraid of not finding a job. Luckily, I did get an offer with really great benefits from a different company later on.4
"We need to have a meeting to clarify your role"
My head: Just give me a raise and then leave me alone
My mouth: Yea, sure. When works for you
My job is a little confusing.
My title on paper is support technician and I'm on the DevOps team but I have my own project to automate health checks. So most the accurate title for me would actually be Automation Developer Attached To [department name] DevOps1
I used to be deeply in love with programming and IT, I keep teaching myself language and tricks and I’m always enthusiastic of new challenges but since I saw a video of GitHub Copilot this Saturday I feel stuck in a rut. I used to find programming and IT skills which differentiated me from many of my peers but now it doesn’t feel special anymore, just glorified typing which can be replaced by a robot anytime in the future, my motivation is destroyed.10
I worked on a feature that included setting a cookie to expire in an hour.
QA: The cookie’s time should be set to my local time.
Me: What the—are you kidding me?!The cookie’s exp time is in UTC. Whether you’re in NY or Singapore, that cookie will expire an hour from when it’s issued. Now stop flagging non issues and beta accept my ticket.
This is the weirdest s*** QA has pulled.7
I found a bug in the devRant REST server. When you upload a rant with a vertical image (when the height is bigger than the width), the server seems to flip between the width and the height (I don't know if it happens all the time), and when I fetch the rant, the JSON data for image width and height is flipped! (in the JSON, the attached image section contains width and height information about the image, and they are flipped in their values, meaning that the width key is equal to the height, and the height key is equal to the width).
An explanation on the image below:
The small window on the left shows the real info about the image. Notice how the height is 800 and width is 600.
The window at the bottom shows the data fetched from devRant servers. Notice how the width returned from the server is 800 and the height returned from the server is 600.25
Hot damn I’m stressed this morning. Been a while…
Just two weeks to get through and I should be able to breath a little more freely. I sure hope so at least.
I’m working on finishing my thesis, haven’t progressed with the IaC project as good as I’d have liked to, it’s the time of the year when the increasing darkness really starts to get on you, and on top of that the kitten’s sick.
I know many of you even might have it worse. But I tend to buckle when I face adversities - cause I’m weak like that. At the moment I’m most concerned that the pressure I put on myself is bad nuff for me to bail on my thesis - when I’m two weeks from being done, tops. I don’t think I was fine anymore when the cat got sick, but that’s been a tipping point for the whole shebang to get to my head…3