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Fuck you and your messy as fuck html files.
Fuck your shitty pseudo 90s 'Let's dump all our shit in a single html file'.
Fuck your claims of being responsive, most of your widths and heights are done in FUCKING PIXELS.
Fuck your claims of being flexible, adding a 10% width class took 20 minutes of scrolling through your shitty docs.
And the worst part is, the poor devs 4 years from now are gonna be stuck maintaining this goddamn shit because shitty enterprise companies desperately trying to stay relevant are treating this shit like the Holy God of Frontend styling, the solution to CSS once and for all
FUCKING IDIOTS CSS ISN'T BROKEN, THIS GARBAGE IS!!!! WE DON'T NEED A SHITTY SOLUTION TO A PROBLEM THAT DOESN'T EXIST
Tailwind can go fuck itself with it's 200 character html lines9
Yahoo Answers is shutting down on May 4 this year
Yahoo Answers attempted to be Quora, but it was quickly populated with some really dumb questions, leading it to be called the ‘dumbest place on the internet’7
How I wasted my Sunday:
A programmer I know claimed that his Nodejs app was lightweight since it only relied on 2 dependencies (express and mongodb)
So I wrote a script to recursively transverse the npm dependency tree and count the number of dependencies there actually is
Installing those 2 packages alone means your app depends on 73 pieces of software in total
In conclusion, nothing written in Node is ever lightweight
Oh yeah, it was also Easter I guess7
FUCKING SHITTY PHP WITH NO FUCKING COMMENTS AND A JOKE OF A DOCUMENTATION WELL I DON'T FUCKING KNOW WHY THAT BUGS HAPPENING NONE OF THIS CODE MAKES SENSE AND IT APPEARS TO BE HELD TOGETHER BY DUCT TAPE AND PRAYERS AND IM GONNA LOSE MY MIND IF I SEE ONE MORE FUCKING 200 LINE FUNCTION WITH A NAME LIKE 'transformData' WHAT THE HOLY FUCK DOES IT DO I SWEAR TO GOD THIS CODEBASE NEEDS TO BE FIREBOMBED10
Someone took chess and made it a 5 dimensional game
I tried playing, and I got checkmated 6 moves in the past by a knight from an entirely different branch
I think my brain melted3
I fucking hate css. This animation is a fucking dirty hack on top of a dirty hack on top of a selector that looks like regex that only works in chrome
Some motherfucker pulled the entire fucking Lodash library off a CDN so he could use one fucking function.
Buddy, the library is open source, you can just copy the relevant code off Github
This is why websites are slow as fuck, devs import shit they don't need4
Accidentally left an AWS RDS connection open overnight
I finally understand those memes about how AWS is paying for what you forgot to turn off2
Learning AWS, and it took me 2 hours to figure out that I can't connect to my database because I forgot to press the button to allow public access
I partially blame amazon, because a button that important shouldn't be so small and hidden, but I'm still an idiot8
What I was supposed to do today:
Finish up some homework and code for a bit
What I actually did today:
1. Boot up my laptop to get started on homework
2. Open Spotify and try to connect my headphones
3. Reinstall Bluetooth and pulseaudio to connect to headphones
4. Connected! But the sound quality is shit
5. Spend an hour or so learning about codec sinks and how Bluetooth is the definition of an overengineered clusterfuck
6. Install some package from the aur to get AAC codec support
7. Now we have high fidelity audio, but the headphones still connect to the crappy SBC sink, so I spend another 45 minutes writing a shell script to automatically switch to the AAC sink when a Bluetooth headset connects
8. It’s finally working! But now I have no motivation to do my actual work. Fml9
For the fortune of you not to know, Homestead is a sad attempt at a Wix-like build your own website platform.
However, Homestead is the most unusable piece of shit platform that humans have ever had the misery of interacting with
Lets start off with the login page. The login page is small, unresponsive and half the time just deletes your input whenever you press submit.
It's important to note that unless you're running MacOS or Windows, Homestead will send to an error page on which there's a link to contact support, but pressing that link requires MacOS or Windows.
Fine, I'll fiddle around with my user-agent, and we'll be in soon enough. But now we come to the joy that is the website editor itself.
The website editor is clunky, hard to use, and has enough menus and submenus and sidebars to make the Jira UI shake with fear. Each interface option label is either ridiculously ambiguous or just straight up wrong. The built-in HTML editor doesn't support HTML5, in the name of "browser compatibility".
CSS? Pah! Who needs it! Our psuedo-90s skeuomorphic ugly-as-shit prebuilt styles will work just fine. Responsive design? Bullshit! Nobody uses a smartphone to browse the web, so why do we need to handle it?
Uploading a file? Good fucking luck buddy. There's a complicated dance among the minefield of pop-ups that ask you to confirm some shit or modify some shit and you gotta click the right option each time or else the file won't upload.
Wanna use https like 86% of the entire web and all modern websites? That's a premium feature. Fork over an extra $10 a month
Ok ok, I made it through all that. Dig through the thousands of menus to find the 'publish changes' button, and sigh with relief.
Open up a private browser tab to check my work, and nope. The site looks like shit, even by Homestead's standards. That's because Homestead claims to be a WYSIWYG editor, but it's a damn lie. The site looks like shit, so it's time do dive back into the hellhole that is this damn site editor.
And rinse and repeat. Deal with the shitty editor, publish, and pray it doesn't look like garbage. Be too scared to test on other devices because this flaming pile of dog shit pretending to be a website is bad enough on my device.
Two more months, then I'm done with this client. Someone get me a drink4
Are you shitting me?
IT'S LITERALLY A FUCKING WEBAPP, WHY THE ACTUAL FUCK DO I NEED TO BE RUNNING MACOS OR WINDOWS9
Man, fuck pollen
Tree pollen just exploded where I live. That means I'm gonna be miserable for the next few weeks. I'm talking runny nose, itchy eyes, head fog, the whole 9 yards.
Wish me luck and bring me antihistamines4
Dear all mobile games that block background audio,
Sometimes I just wanna turn my brain off, play a stupid mobile game and listen to some music
But I can’t FUCKING DO THAT IF YOU BLOCK BACKGROUND AUDIO!!!
WHY?!? WHAT POSSIBLE REASON COULD YOU HAVE FOR THIS!!!
Sincerely, an annoyed and stressed student5
I thought I had a decent handle on CSS. I can use flexbox and grid to make some decent and responsive webpages, and I'm at least familiar with most of CSS's more common gotchas
Even in 2021, with years of improvement in the language and browser compatibility, CSS can still fuck you over
I was adding some margin to a div element, and I noticed that the div element's margin seemed to force it's parent to move down too, as if the margin was applied to the parent as well
It took far too many nearly nonsensical google searches to discover that CSS has a nasty little trick called 'margin collapse'
And in true CSS fashion, the way to fix it is a hacky workaround. In this case, if you add a padding of 1px to the parent, the margin collapse doesn't apply.
Fuck CSS. From its weird implementation to its hundreds of gotchas to its hacky workarounds to said gotchas.
I wanted to build a custom notetaking app, because all the alternatives are shit
I have a decent bit of experience with web development, but I've never tried electron before
Anyway, I decide to go with electron, because it seems like the easiest choice for my skill set
I build most of the app, and it's all working pretty well, and so I go to bed for the night
I come back the next day, and now the motherfucker won't load and display HTML pages aside from the main one.
So I start debugging. I go through each line of code, each external link, all my dependencies, everything. There's no JS debug output, nothing
I leave for a few minutes to get a glass of water, and now all of the sudden it works again
And I don't even know what happened, how it got fixed, or what even caused it
Electron is weird10
Just finished up some math homework
One of the problems involved finding the side lengths of a triangle
Spend a good 20 minutes fucking around with the law of sines and the law of cosines before I realized it was a right triangle, and so I could use the Pythagorean theorem
I'm an idiot4
For those of you tired of boring old div soup, one of my classmates has some new and innovative span soup for you to try!10
When I was in seventh grade, I learned to solve quadratic equations and how to convert from standard form to vertex form
Today, when I had to convert a quadratic equation, I completely blanked on how to do it
I can’t remember how to do math seventh graders know
I can't be the only one who didn't know that Linux has a specific command to delete a directory
I've used Linux all my developer career and I never knew the command 'rmdir' existed. I always just used 'rm -rf'5
If I have a bug in my Java program, please don't tell me "Use Python. It has a library for that, you can do it in 2 lines".
Motherfucker, I'm not asking for a solution in Python, nor am I asking you to pick my language for me. The rest of the project is in JVM languages, and I'm not gonna rewrite the whole damn thing so i can use your precious little script-kiddie language
If I show you Java code, I don't want Python. I never want Python. FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THAT IS FLUFFY, STOP TRYING TO FORCE-FEED ME PYTHON15
I think the reason most people hate frontend these days can be summed up by the fact that the frontend of my fairly simple React webapp is about 850 loc while the entire Express and MongoDB server is a mere 234 loc
God damn frontend is a lot of work these days6
Wrote an entire complex React component in about an hour. I'm talking it fetches data, manipulates state, renders child components, has some CSS-in-JS, and even uses the React componentWillUnmount method
I'm tired now
You ever look back on a piece of code and think 'damn, did I really write that?'4
I AM GOING TO PERSONALLY MURDER WHICHEVER SHITBRAINED INCOMPETENT MONKEY THOUGHT IT'D BE A GOOD IDEA TO RESPOND TO ANY AND ALL API ERRORS BY SENDING A RESPONSE WITH THE STATUS CODE 200 AND A BODY OF THE FUCKING STRING "error" AND NOTHING ELSE