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how do you guys deal with supervisors that don't teach you the ropes? i need to learn some job specific stuff quickly, but i don't get much attention and it kind sucks to step on someone's toes. at this point, going over my immediate superior feels like the only thing i can do...6
I dislike people that always want to “catch-up via quick call”. Dude can’t you type a simple message?4
The thing with meetings is that most don't know what a (formal) meeting is.
A meeting has a specific time frame, a defined agenda with specific topics and a moderator or an agreement on a common netiquette.
That's a meeting.
A meeting is not a place to put your willy on the desk and proof to everyone that your cock is thx to operation a long schlong who won't get hard, nor that you don't know how to shave, even less to measure the size of your genitals.
It's neither the time to eat and slurp like a fucking hobgoblin, nor to drink like an alcoholic who hasn't had a drop of alcohol in the last hour.
Parents, I don't care what your satanic offspring achieved today, nor how cute they are, even less what booboo they have.
Crybabies, keep your whining for after meeting time, maybe even stop crying and just have a nice talk outside of allocated time frames to discuss whom hurt whom the most and who has the most sand in his clit.
Get to the fucking point.
If I wanted to read a trilogy to understand what you contribute, I'd have written it on the agenda.
If it's not on the agenda, cram it in your butt cheeks for the next time you need to shit.
If you can't converse with people at all, the meeting is allocated at least 24 hours before it happens.
Prepare yourself for goddamn sake.
You could even read out a predefined text if you want, noone cares.9
at this point everyone knows how to exit vim. enough with this joke, honestly. snakeksuejesdjkdowksheuiwwmshshsiwkwlwkdjehdufndhelpmeiwrotethisinvimandidontknowknowhowtoexitvimandimstuckpleaseehsjsnenbdjdnejdjskwkjsjxkwksiwuwhwbbsdn7
Some managers really just walk around with as little backbone as they can even if it means allowing the company to exploit the people under them by giving them the shittiest tools.
A few months ago, I was issued a Macbook Pro. It was brand new. I opened it maybe once and never used it again. Since I quit over a month ago, I surrendered the laptop to that company's IT in good condition. One of our testers asked if he can have it so we talked to the manager about the transfer. As discussed, I will surrender the laptop to IT for them to check and other bullshit then my colleague will pick it up.
Pickup day comes. He was so excited. He woke up early and drove a few hours to the office during a fucking typhoon and they gave him the ugliest laptop I've ever seen in my entire life. The screen looks like it was bukkake'd for decades and instead of wiping it clean, they just let it dry up. Then they buried it with the first owner's corpse where he released all his death liquid and gasses into it.
He literally cannot see shit because of these weird foggy marks all over the screen. The charger looks like it was dragged and chewed up by rabid dogs. The cable is brown and open in all places and there's a weird smear that looks like feces. They jammed this Jurassic trash into a Macbook Pro box that is equally dirty.
Before he showed it to us, he said, "The screen looks like my magazine when I was a kid." I asked, "Bold? (porn)" After I saw it, the mental image was a lot worse.
We later confirmed that it was not my previous laptop. He asked the manager and he said, "Sorry, it was swapped. Rutee's laptop was assigned to this other guy but don't worry, that one is working." Are you fucking kidding me? I'll make this chewed up charger your anal beads. See if you don't get tetanus from this crap. It looked so fucked up, we joked that if he plugged it in, it will cause a blackout in the entire city. We were all pissed off for him while at the same time laughing at this ridiculous junk and thinking of cartoonish ways it could explode or just die the first time he uses it. The nerve to issue garbage like this to an employee. Imagine if he broke this dying device and they asked him to pay for it? Like how much? For the same price of a brand new one. How about $1?
He asked the IT department and they said it was actually the manager who swapped the laptop and gave it to someone else. Talk about a fucking liar. We urged him to fight them and voila, he got a new one in perfect condition. They can issue a perfectly good device but they just give you garbage and see if you will accept it. If you saw it, that thing should have been decommissioned a long time ago.
Fuck that company and manager in particular.5
I'm not sure if this is a red flag but it appears to me it is, as I have seen it occur more frequently by self-interested employers:
When you don't respond to their inquiry and they keep prodding you about it, even weeks after it.2
It really grinds my gears if colleagues from non-technical departments attempt to use technical terms but use them wrong. It might be gatekeeping but please, use a technical term if you are confident you are using it correctly. Otherwise use layman's words. Using technical terms incorrectly sends our brains down the wrong road and we have to make a mental U turn. And you sound like a masterhacker from a TV show or movie.6
Never understood people's fixation about my gender on this site. When I first had a female avatar, it was "Oh you're just pretending to be female for attention. Pretty sure you're a dude." Then I got a male avatar, "You have no real dick. Shame." Jesus Christ, it's just an avatar. I don't even give a fuck what you want to be, I have my own life.
I get this shit from the most mentally unstable people here who have trouble transitioning to another gender themselves and are not using the same avatar of whatever fucking genitals they were born with. They get upset for not being accepted, complain about discrimination, and some even show signs of pedophilia but they judge all the same.
Let me make this clear. I'm here to post shit and rant. Whatever crotch I have is none of your business because I will never fuck you and you will never have to look at it. This obsession makes me think how sad developers really are. You'd think that working in the tech field and being on the internet a lot, you'd stop believing and giving a shit about someone's avatar.
But whatever, man. Here's a few minutes of my day. I have shit to do.52
I’m conducting a train.
For testing, I tell the train to go to station C when someone requests station G. But when I request station G afterwards, it sends me to station H instead.
I never asked for this.6
Document ur fucking code, add comments, declare ur variables/functions using names that make sense.
What kind of fucktard calls a function: fct
Oh and if you're wondering, fct takes 2 parameters: arg1 and arg2
Im gonna shoot myself21
Step 1: start programming from a young age
Step 2: dedicate years to college
Step 3: get a job in a big, respected company
Step 4: do menial tasks that have nothing to do with your educat- wait, what10
I just found a game (have not played it yet) that I think everyone here will cream over.
It's an insanely detailed hardware/ low level/ make-your-own-computer game.
I watched the trailer and it sets you up by teaching you logic gates and basic circuitry.
Then, it eventually teaches you how to build your own computer using these gates.
Then, you start creating your own assembly language using the computer you made.
Then, you use your computer to solve problems like sending a robot through a maze or just building snake on a display.
Absolutely check it out, it's on sale for $13 USD. I just bought it. Turing Complete on Steam.8
I opened an Instagram account to document my work with the robot, because there is so much mechanics and dirty work and painful engineering done, which will never be acknowledged in any future paper I might publish.
For now it looks like I am doing well, since instead of dick pics from followers, I get LinkedIn requests :)1
something kinda depressing about devrant is that, because of sexist bs, women have prime rant material, but this app is also full of sexist bs, so it ends up being kinda hostile towards a significant portion of the users252
Guess this is the last random post for me on devRant.
Finally got on the meme train and well it all started here for me seeing this one (template) years ago6
Hardest thing about software development to me is estimation of time needed to complete. There should be an algorithm that knows to estimate better than me, shouldn't it? Like google maps navigation knows precisely in advance when I will arrive somewhere taking a car or a train, perhaps they could do my development estimates for me?10
Well, here comes another storm. It's dark outside even during the morning. It's gloomy and cold. I want to take a long vacation so badly, nap, and play video games all day. Maybe code a little bit and turn up some ghost music.
Found some ASMR episodes that made me tickle. The sound of a woman whispering in your ear really close. I used to hate that genre but I guess it depends on the content. If any of you ASMR experts have suggestions, let me know but please no eating sounds. I might jump off the balcony.9
How do I convince a dev department to take source control, peer code review and unit tests seriously?
I'm a recent software grad with internships that recently started at a smallish company (less than 20 employees but has been around for 10 years, with most senior non-mgmt employee around 6 years). I've been working here for less than a year (approx 5 months) and I love the company - lots of talented and passionate people.
We are a creative industry with a handful of devs and one of the issues I'm seeing is that often devs are working in silos. I'm trying to make suggestions to upper management like encourage more usage of source control, documentation, etc and most of the senior devs are pushing back - saying that they don't feel that it is necessary and due to the fast moving nature of our projects that all this would be a total waste (they were so fast on the idea of not having PR's because it would be "too much of a blocker").
I understand that a large part of this has more to do with shifting the culture in the department and that can be very hard to do, especially since i'm fresh out of school, but I see these devs have so much potential but it seems that they think having these implementations in place would mean more rigid rules and bureaucracy.
I've been speaking to some of my engineering friends and they're pretty much all just telling me that I am shooting myself in the foot if I continue to stay at this company because I'll be behind skill wise, but part of me isn't ready to just give up yet.
looking for some advice10
Errgh.. Why do people keep sending screenshots of errors and software versions they have on their dev environment.. C'mon it cant be that hard copy it and paste into the chat3
I missed a day at work last month and since I'm still on probationary status without paid leaves, it was deducted from my salary. I don't keep track of my daily rate so I was surprised about how big it was. Every time I move to a different company, I just negotiate and shoot for the most amount of money I could get. I barely notice the actual amount since they immediately go to my investments so I have this illusion that I make "just enough".
It reminded me of some of my future plans related to improving mental health facilities and breaking toxic family cycles. I never forget them. I'm still from far it and there's no way I'll be selfless or dumb enough to put those goals first over my own generous retirement plans. But it put things into perspective.
One of the online communities I'm in is dedicated to people who work their ass off to provide for their parents, siblings, and other relatives. Retirement plans do not exist. Here, people treat their children as their retirement plans and lottery tickets. "Someday, one of you will pull us out of poverty." They get all these debts and responsibility before they were even born. Stressed out, couldn't live their own lives, couldn't start their own families unless they risk even more debt and perpetuating the cycle that contributes to never-ending poverty.
Why they do it even when it's clearly dumb, futile, and harmful to them? Well, that's abuse, isn't it? Being surrounded with people who do the same makes you think it's normal and the thought of breaking away is evil. They are constantly guilt-tripped by their own relatives. Manipulated, insulted, and yet they can't afford to move out or don't have the heart to leave their toxic family members behind. I'm sure this happens in other cultures too but it doesn't matter who had it worse, it simply has to stop.
I'm tired of seeing abuse everywhere I go and how rampant it has become that it's considered the norm and you are the devil for trying to break it. But having been demonized my whole life, I don't really mind being the devil here. It has become quite a compliment, really.
Yesterday, my cousin posted some garbage that says "While it's true that children should not be your retirement plan, I don't think it's too bad that your parents lean on you especially when they gave you everything they have to the point where they can't save up for retirement." Find the masked guilt-trip and contradiction in that statement. The same trick they pull on their own blood and flesh for generations. Not only are children retirement plans, they are education plans, calamity funds, etc.
The same parents wouldn't pay for all their children's basic needs, instead one of the siblings do all the work because he/she is just expected to do so. Sometimes they stop going to school altogether to work at an early age and provide for the family they didn't have the consent to be born into.
"Oldest child gets a job? Time for me to stop working at the old age of 40. Early retirement, am I right?"
What a shitty life.4
Hey ranters who once shared my inability to just announce when I don't understand something, how did you get over it and just embrace pointing out that you're confused at this point in time?
I tend to just brush stuff off and figure I'll have time to properly investigate and figure it out later, which usually works, but it does mean I will keep quiet if something isn't entirely clear.
I think this is bad and I'd to stop doing it. At the same time, it doesn't seem worth interrupting a discussion / explaining to ask what something is when I can look it up now or later and fill in the mental gap. I guess there's a balance to be found. Any tips? Any slaps to the face?8
so its 2021, anyone still using spring/springboot/spring whatev ? I am good with java/kotlin, thought that spring would be a good place to start . any good resources?
Also I am seeing a youtube series and the guy uses a lot of xml and maven support . is production softwares sing xml/maven or java/kotlin annotations+gradle ?8