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I got a crap raise — lowest I’ve ever gotten anywhere, and well below inflation — despite busting my butt, having somewhat better health and therefore productivity, etc.
I complained to my boss about it, and said it was insulting. He said that direct managers have zero say in raises, and instead it’s entirely up to execs and HR. Makes sense, since nothing makes sense at this company.
Anyway, he apparently talked to his boss, who talked with his boss, who talked with the execs and HR, and they decided to give me a raise on my raise, a whole $1k/year more, all the way back up to the usual insultingly-low 3%. Yay.
“Money is tight.”
The last all-hands?
“Record profits! Record sales! Record numbers across the board! And most of all: record profits! Give yourselves a round of applause for making this all possible!”
Money is tight, eh?
I hope they get smushed by a meteor, given a snuggle-struggle by a roving Somali gang, or kept warm for the rest of their lives by another Hawaiian/Californian wildfire.11
XCode: I can't find your class in scope
Me: But it's right there. You could find it yesterday
XCode: Yeah, no.
Me: Look, if I cmd-click on it, you open the class. So you know what it is. It is in scope. It has to be.
Me: *cleans build folder* *build* How about now?
Me: *deletes derived data* *build* Now?
Me: *buries head in hands* *swears* *Copies the text in the class file, deletes the file, recreates it with a slightly different file name, copies the text back in* *build*
XCode: Build complete.
For fucks sakes.4
A chick asked how much I earn, and I politely declined to answer.
She seemed annoyed and insisted, nudging me by saying how much she earns.
Again I told her I'd rather not say.
She got mad, started trying to emotionally blackmail me into telling her my salary...
This must be a red flag cuz I don't give two fucks about how much money people I date earn/have and expect them to either respect or share my view9
They refuse to stop using OneNote for daily standup notes and it's irritating the living shit out of me.
It has terrible sync issues and the scrum master keeps nagging the same folks to update their notes ever single fucking day.
I update mine before standup and then she sends a general message tagging people who seemingly haven't updated their notes and every day I must waste my time by telling her I have done so before standup, it is done.
Yesterday OneNote made a huge fuckup with sync, the notebook was gone for some reason for many of us.
There are better tools and methods for this. UGH.10
> using rust
> tries to read some files from a directory
> writes 200 lines, commenting them out and trying things
> losing steam in caring
you could do this in like 5 lines in most languages
(I'm trying to sort by extensions and then convert to json and not make it look ugly all at the same time, so some aspects may not be as first assumed)
there's too many random methods that you think will do what you want but they do not
such strange people4
* Teams meeting, doing some early testing with the client *
Dev Team: This is an early build, so please be aware that bugs can occur at this stage. (That's why we didn't want to show it but you insisted)
Client: Sure, don't worry.
* 15 minutes later, first bug happens because some state management at the front end was not tunned yet *
Client: Can you solve this bug?
Dev Team: Sure, just let us replicate it and we come back to you as soon as...
Client: Can you solve it now?
Dev Team: ... Okay, let us ser whats happening and we will come ba...
Client: You don't need to hang up, just solve it.
*Dev Team internal chat*
Other dev: Fuck
My leader at the time: Fuuuuuck
PS: This happened in two separate occasions. I hated that project.6
I was asked this pre-screening question, and also asked again during a screening call:
Have you written over 30K lines of code?
My answer was I probably deleted more than I wrote. They have my CV (12 years of industry exp).
Are they dumb or playing dumb?
Other possible hypothetical answers I came up with:
- 29,999 or 30,001, I’m not sure
- Do log lines count?
- I wrote a script that writes code lines straight to production
- I tend to write a line then do cmd+x, then cmd+z, cmd+shift+z repeatedly
Wdyt? Do you guys have some funny answers?16
Let me be honest. I've been freelancing full-time for 2 months now (started 1st Jan 2024) and this feeling of not working for a company is making me feel weird.
Like I'm missing out on something. I am making significantly more money than I used to, though, which is my only feedback from this line of work that is giving me the motivation to continue doing this.
I'm sure I'm just overthinking.5
Thread-local static variables in expression scope are so cool. You can initialize them with heap-bound datastructures, they retain their value like statics but you don't need a mutex to interact with them, and you can define them with macros that are called in expression scope. The perfect building block for unobtrusive caching.
I used to really hate statics in C++ when I was starting out with programming because I felt that they introduced unexpected persistent state, but I guess I have grown to appreciate locality a lot more since.5
So I have been looking for game assets. I found some I liked from one site cgtrader. I check up on the site and find out the artists are fleeing the site in droves. Company doesn't charge the credit card what the invoice says. They are not paying artists correctly. The whole site seems to be imploding. They mention that they left Turbosquid for the same reason. So I end up looking at Artstation. Artstation is being overrun with cheap garbage AI models. I tried to update settings on that site and it tells me turn off adblock. WTF! I came to buy 3d models, not get ads pushed on me.
So I have come to the conclusion. There are artists out there with good content. But all the art brokers are fucked up. If anyone wanted to start a fair legit art site the time is now. Adopt a strict no AI policy and treat the artists well. They need a home.3
The main reason I moved from Linux to macOS was that I grew up. If we count not just Linux experiments but prolonged usage, I was an avid Crunchbang fan. After it died, I moved to elementaryos.
What I want to say is, Linux can be very fun and educational when you're still in the uni. You have all the energy in the world, and you can afford to diverge from your daily routine for an hour to debug GPU drivers.
Now, the backbone of my life is keeping a very tight sleep schedule, taking meds on time, avoid infohazards, avoid scrolling on the web, all to remain in a very fragile state of balance that keeps the bipolar disorder away. I'm in the middle of all this, earning derealization (yes, I'm also autistic) every time I design a data model. All I want from my computer is to be treated like a careless, regular user, not like someone with a CS degree.
I use Sublime Merge instead of command line Git. I use Postico to explore PostgreSQL databases, not psql from my terminal. By the way, my terminal is not iTerm, Alacritty or some other such thing, my terminal is whatever came with my Mac, with whatever default settings.
Linux is crawling into a non-street-legal racecar's cockpit and strapping yourself in, ready to blast off. MacOS is your chauffeur, holding your old shaking hand as he helps you into your Maybach's backseat. They're different, and that's okay.
Can Maybach race? Well, it has a 621 HP V12, so if _you_ can race, it probably can too, but we all know it's not a racecar.
Windows? Windows is an SS officer, wearing the all too familiar Windows logo for swastika, throwing you into a gaswagen.16
Okay, my initial revulsion for ABI has receded. All things considered, my options aren't that bad. I just had to change my perspective from "huge downgrade from static linkage" to "huge upgrade from a message channel".
Just like a web API, I have to draw a continuous line through the program that separates specific concerns of interest that must fall on one side or another, and which can only cross through things with specific properties.
There are several crates shipping a number of different binary-compatible types, even generic types. Not everything can cross, sure, but maybe not everything should cross either. Maybe a DLL should receive an opaque handle for certain things, such as interpreter internal code representations. Maybe having these separated is important enough to justify having a translation layer.
I'm sure there's much woe ahead, but I'm learning to stop worrying and love the ABI.
What use is a frontend developer (having exclusively frontend development knowledge) that's not a designer / isn't good at design.
Sorry if I'm being harsh, but you're either a web developer, knowing how to build web apps (or websites, or whatever), or a UX developer or whatever, knowing how to do pretty (and usable and accessible and...) things. Or even both.
Lemme say it differently. You either come from a web design and build a frontend, or come from the development of an application (database, logic, architecture, APIs, etc., backend++) and build a frontend for it. Again, or both.
Not being able to design, and not being able to build a product, is just... nothing? You're in the middle.
Sorry, but I don't think you're a developer. Maybe a coder.12
OK, we all hate Gates, Elon or LTT for some reason. All heroes in my eyes. Ok, I do cringe at some LTT stuff, especially when about Linux.
I've read a book about Gates (Very bad one), about Elon and Jobs. So, I think I investigated well.
But there, a list from people we all hate for some reason. Question is, who's your tech hero?
For me, it's Robert Nystrom. But being a dictator of own project like Torvalds is my dream8
I am on the verge of going insane. I think I have been, for the last couple of months, at least. Programming is whatever for me, that's not my priority.
I woke up last night to some voice from my kitchen saying "it's not physics, it's not physics..." then I went out to pee and I was thinking about how the Lorentz factor is used in calculations of special relativistic theorems, if that makes sense for you. Time dilation is pretty cool.10
I’m a junior developer on a very small team (4 devs total including me and the manager).
Because we are so small, we work in silos. We individually work on issues and rarely work together.
There is a more senior dev that I really would like to work more with. I feel there is a lot to learn from him because he has the experience and skill sets that I would like.
What’s the best way to work with him more? Should I just ask him? Or is it better to find a more indirect way?7
Not posting as often lately because my childhood dream — a Nintendo DSi — finally arrived, in time for my birthday. More of a gift to that teenage boy who’s dead now than to his older trans female counterpart, but still.
Been playing Pokémon HeartGold, enjoying my life, all due to things improving at work & medication cumulative effect kicking in. Finally.
Without burning internal pain, a poet ceases to be a poet. I rarely write now. I still have wild dreams, and I write down snippets for them not to be lost when I’m properly awake, but I just… don’t have that strong of an urge to share them here. Maybe I’m not as dependent on someone else’s validation anymore.
I’m planning to team up with someone who can draw, so we can make zines, as suggested by you. If you can draw — let’s talk!1
So, I'm the engineering leader of a startup. This year, the company hired new directors and with that a new CPO. We've been using Google Workspace and have all our infrastructure on GCP. We never had any trouble with Google products. We also have Google SSO configured in almost every tool out there.
Yesterday, the new CPO, sent me a request to change "just some dns" on the domain. Those "just some dns" were Microsoft 365 mx, cname and text records.
I asked him if he was planning to switch to MS.
He answered: "yes! The team (a new team of marketing) wants to use PowerPoint and Teams".
I don't know you guys, but I hate MS products. They're just bad.
So, yes, it seems that now I'm gonna waste my time switching and configuring everything with MS just because they don't know other tools that are way better than any MS product!
I tried to convince him, this wasn't a good move, but it seems my opinion equals zero at this company.
I just hate this type of product managers that always wants to reinvent the wheel to let others see that they are doing something important when they're not.
Also hate when managers make decisions without ever consulting the people that will be affected by those decisions... But I guess that's how it works in this world...6
i have been watching some jetpack compose tutorials and trying to create projects with it. Its quite cool and looks very interesting. but wrti8 those modifiers seems like a great wastage of time :/
Also, i have an OCD of writing code in lesser number of lines , as much as possible . so i would rather prefer writing
val x = Modifier.function1().fun2().fun()
val x = Modifier
as long as my code line does not cross the 80 character limit guideline, and as long as it makes sense to not switch to a new line.
but IDE seems adamant on breaking those long modifier lines to weird indented codeblock, so its already getting very noring for me :/2
Had to fight demons to unclog this fucking toilet 🚽🪠🪠🪠
Shit so Huge the toilet got stuck. Water couldnt flush from my Extremely Big Fat Shit. I could also see the big shit i shitted. It was so huge and fat like its a Python🐍
While plunging it stank SO bad. I suffocated from the 6-hour decomposed shit that was stuck there. God it was bad. U guys are lucky to not have seen this monster💩
But i succeeded. I flushed it. Now its as clean as the bumholes of corporate people and hiring managers11