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This time I want to share with you something I am really proud of. As I love sailing (I've been sailing for a long time before I even had my driving license - for over a 20 years now), and I love old, classic, wooden yachts - this is the result of couple of years of work. My own oldtimer Jollenkreuzer 15er:
This is almost the same Jollenkreuzer that Albert Einstein received as a gift (despite the fact that he didn't know how to sail). Emir was built in 1953 and the renovation took over 5 years and it wouldn't be possible if not for my father.8
Look im all for conservation and helping the environment and shit, but why can't people do it without being self righteous cunts? Like seriously.
I just saw an ad on Instagram of someone getting a drink and they're all "I don't need a straw hue hue hue" and then proceed to drink from a metal straw shit.
THE WHOLE FUCKING CUP IS PLASTIC.
Stop being a self righteous cunt if you're gonna do contradictory shit like that. Like seriously. You using a metal straw ain't changing shit whenever you've got a whole ass cup that's plastic and that you're gonna throw into a trash can.8
I’m done with people that derail meetings and discussions.
While I want to seek feedback for an Interface that I wrote, these attention seekers decide it’ll be the perfect opportunity to bring up the topic of “how functional programming paradigm facilitates better encapsulation”.
Everyone else follow suit. I try “time checking” and bringing the talk back on track. Never worked.
I’m concluding that meetings are shit and a COLOSSAL WASTE OF TIME.2
PM and UX designer talks.
About a feature on android with viewpager (swipeable views) and a header with buttons.
PM : We need a back button and a close button on the header.
UX : A customer will be confused by both, with the swipe too.
PM : Then we need a close button alone.
UX : Customer will search for back button and not everyone might swipe left.
PM : We need a back button alone.
UX : Customer might not know how to close the view. He can't keep going back back back.
PM : we don't need any buttons.
UX : Customer should find it easy to close or go back.
PM : bruv.4
TW: Opinionated rant is opinionated
The entire hype train about wireless bluetooth accessories is running on a shit-engine instead of steam. Holy flying fuck, I hate all things Bluetooth. Call me a fucking starfish for living under a rock or something, but trading functionality for a minor convenience improvement is totally baseless, in my opinion. And wires are not even that much of a bother, are they?
Wireless mouses, wireless keyboards, wireless speakers, wireless headphones, wireless all the things, because fuck you, cables, amirite? Who needs cables, it’s 2019, amirite?
Yes, because I like having to charge my accessories. When I used to have a wireless mouse and keyboard, I was literally inches away from tossing these pieces of hot steaming shitballs out the window every time i had to change the battery. I’d take a cable any day if I had a choice between changing the battery of a fucking mouse every month or so and a simple wired connection.
Oh, and headphones. Yes, I love to charge my wireless Bluetooth headphones every now and then! Of course I do, because it’s trendy! And who cares about the degrading sound quality and latency issues of shitty Bluetooth connections? Compression? Why should I care about how my music sounds, I listen to MP3s anyway, they’re the superior audio format!
Fuck my life. It’s not becoming any better with manufacturers removing headphone jacks. Or making laptops with only 2 USB ports or something because “my trendy wireless accessories don’t need ports! Are you living in the Stone Age or what?”
Bluetooth is a shitstain if a protocol and should be purged from the market. Fuck it, fuck every manufacturer who makes Bluetooth accessories compulsory with a spikey pole in all holes. And most importantly, skin the folks at Apple alive for not FUCKING IMPLEMENTING APTX IN THEIR STUPID PHONES AND STILL PUSHING THEIR WIRELESS AUDIO ACCESSORIES!40
After leaving my previous employers behind, I think I'm finally ready to write negative reviews about them without getting into a rage.
The policies of glasdoor and similar platforms say to review a company, not individuals. However, as the saying goes, "employees don't quit companies, they quit managers". And that is 100% true for me. The reviews I'd write would in large parts be about how managers mistreat the people they're responsible for. In my case even to the point I needed therapy... so really really bad.
I'm not sure how to bring those two things together. Have you made similar experiences? How would you write such reviews? Thanks for any tips.6
Not a rant
After coding, cooking/ book reading is my favorite hobby.
Before last 3 month I took dcsn to give a shot to my other hobby cooking and pause on coding for few months.
I decided to give 100days to my cafe.
Arranging money and perfect location took 2 months , on 16 july I started my cafe not so fancy, just sweet simple.
Means 30 days we're completed,
I was earning 1000 inr as software developer, i am earning 10000 inr daily . My net profit is 1500inr
Moral of the story
Don't hesitate to take risk
Believe on yourself
Never never never start with partnership
Currently I have to pay 1.5 lakh to my ex business partner who left cafe in first 15 days
Forget personal life. Your business is your priority.
Not spend even १ full day with my family and gf in last 3 months.
Soon I will back in software.
Have a good day to everyone.10
Getting a CodinGame puzzle's description without scraping the page.
I spent hours playing with different endpoints and changing values in postman, all to no avail. The most promising endpoint also returned user progress, which requires authentication, which requires a dummy account, which is against their ToS (it is allowed to reverse engineer the API though).
Turns out you just had to submit “null” for your user ID and it would remove the progress field.
Why is this tagged bad design?
For almost anything, you POST json arrays...
That guy who said his greatest weakness is perfectionism. It's a dumb question to begin with, thank god I refused to ask it and let my partner ask it himself. It's not my partner's fault though, big corp still thought this was not a cliché question that would get a cliché answer at all.
On the other hand, the worst interview partners I had were some guys who overreacted when I asked the interviewee if he worked on any personal projects. They panicked as if I just confessed to a mass murder. They started getting wimpy and shit in front of the kid saying "no, no, no, that's not required" followed with some shaming "rutee asked that because rutee does that" in a tone like I was trying to dominate or look exceptional because I have personal projects.
I explained to them as soon as the interviewee is gone that I asked that question to assess their enthusiasm with development and to see if they would be easy to teach or if they would just collect paychecks like most of the team are already doing. IT'S NOT A REQUIREMENT. Jesus Christ, those two panicked because neither of them have done shit in their lives, approaching their 30's still sucking at SQL. All of a sudden I'm the villain who thinks I'm too smart for everybody. All they asked is "do you like outings", "where do you want to go" which is so fucking stupid. You're not even hiring the kid yet. Not only are the questions irrelevant, you're just keeping someone's hopes up, and showing everyone that you shouldn't have been hired yourself. Zero technical or logic questions. I should have asked who their favorite celebrity is.
Same project earned nothing because they kept hiring for "culture fit" AKA "does this guy make jokes" instead of actual skills and attitude. We even had senior developers who can't fucking code. It was a headache trying to teach someone who wants their hand held all the time and they still haven't figured out that there's a flaw in the way they hire.9
One of biggest epiphanies came through this fundamental critique in SICP of the assignment operator. Through years of imperative programming it seems so innocent, doesn't it? But that you lose referential transparency, run into the alias problem and fundamental difficulty to determine object equality (or of their instances) - that was kind of eye opening considering all the pain I had already experienced with state in concurrency.
(It led me so far to think it's an ontological issue, that even in the discrete computing universe we have not come so much further than Zenon's paradoxa on change.)
Ok, so I watched Glass just now (yea) and as far as I can tell NO ONE uses Windows in the movie - only Linux and Mac. So:
1. Is it some kind of sick "glass but no windows" joke?
2. I couldn't find what distros they use but I think it's some Debian-based MacOS-skinned system for Joseph Dunn's computer and some Arch-looking system for the control room. The laptop for in the opening scene probably uses some Windows-looking atrocity but I can't say exactly what it is (might as well be a MacBook, judging from the keyboard). Can anyone with a sharp eye confirm this?2
So I am pissed on my company's polices or whatever for finding out things that I should be ethically or culturally prying in.
Company asked me to interview them and I did but I was not satisfied with their interview and told HR about it.
But HR still decided to hired them both and asked me to mentor them.
To this extant I was OK. But I found out that both of them are being paid more than me.
I am going to ask my boss for a raise as per my skill, performance and responsibilities.2
"Can you give an example of a work-based conflict you were involved in, and how you went about resolving it?"
"Heh, ohhhh yes. Last job actually. Manager flipped out at me for the billionth time for no reason at all. I calmly handed my notice in, changed a bunch of encryption keys and disabled a bunch of users on the server before leaving and never looking back."
"Absolutely. I'm very forward-looking."
Still no idea if the guy just decided to turn up to the interview to waste our time, or he really was stupid enough to think that was a positive.3