AboutBBS SysOp pre 2k. Systems Engineer since early 2000s. Linux ❤.
LocationGates of Hell
Joined devRant on 9/3/2019
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I'd join the dark side and be in marketing. Not the tech side as much, though I'd try to incorporate as much of it as possible. I'd be on the soft side making up adds that creep inside your subconsciousness. 😴
Has anyone set up mta-sts?
What moronic thing comes next? Will we get to the point where we'll need to set up an fb accout to check that postmaster actually exists?
Or shall we have a slack room to get pre-delivery notifications?
I mean... have you seen mta-sts requirements? A hidden file on web site... what if I don't want to open a web service?2
There was this annoying prick once at work looong time ago. He always came boasting into our office telling what we should do and how. Not a manager, a sales person.
One day I got that mf back. I ran a script to periodically kill his word and excel processes. That day I got plenty done. He had a bad day of MS Office not working right - no time to come to our office all day long.
Stopped it after that - wouldn't want to get caught.6
Scrapyard Supercomputer, tv show. Just saying... if they can do a show about old cars, they might aswell do one about computers. Plenty of good ol' servers get discarted with no good reason.5
I like talking about linux and about why it matters that stuff stays or sometimes becomes open source.
I find it very important to cradle and nurish the platform that we can all learn from and have a chance to contribute. Some of us make a living just using it on a daily basis.
I also feel very passionate about my belief that it is a suitable and affordable alternative to other desktops for people with lower income. Nobody should be left behind on this road to digitalization. Old people especially. But most generation-gap-bridging organizations I know keep feeding this ms sugar down their throats as if it was gold.
I feel I should in some way act on that.4
Have you ever had a boss yell at you?
I haven't but I did hear him yelling insults at other people. I don't care what they did, nobody should ever be treated that way. Soon after I left that toxic workplace.18
I've used os/2 back in the day and it had program categories where all the software was neatly put into menus.
Unix used the same and if I am not mistaken, Mac too. And so does linux.
How come Windows doesn't categorize that programs list? Is there at least some well known app that does it for you?
I sometimes forget who the vendor of a program is or what it's called. I would find it much quicker if it was inside a specific category menu entry.
Am I the only one who finds this unsettling?8
I got called for a meeting with a nice lady recruiter.
She goes about saying I'd be working for a top innovative firm in that part of the country.
I call out the name of that firm.
She goes yes, indeed. She thought I got excited for the presented opporunity.
I go "No way, you may keep this gig."
She goes: "But why?"
I tell her how they called my firm to present them with a possible open source solution for their problem only to take it and not involving us in the process. They do this a lot to others aswell when they run out of fresh ideas. Nobody who ever went there before on a meeting ever wants to meet with them again. This is not even the main reason for not wanting to go there.
Then she spills that only the recruiter who gets the cheapest labour gets paid.
I tell her to never call me again and leave.
From that point on I first interview the recruiter that calls me to see if I even want to hear about what they have to say.8
Most basic job description for my work wouĺd be "Sitting in front of a computer 8-10h a day, watching the same old shit unfold in different ways."
devRant feels like a support group.
I'll make an exception today and rant on samba instead of windows.
Fuck you samba for sticking to netbios format while joining AD. And fuck you for trunkating the hostname instead of failing as that trunkated computer object does nothing for making kerberos work.
Redhat/IBM piss off for letting this shit slide - this is what you call enterprise grade software?4
The times you explain to the customer that going down one route would make some X feature impossible to implement and they say: "Nevermind, we'll never ever need that." Six months later... X is a critical new feature request.2
Managers want to track our time connected over the vpn.
Presenting Mouse jiggler - your session will never disconnect due to being idle again.
Have some faith in people, guys. If we do our jobs on time, stop fucking with us. Pandemic pending, lockdowns happening, I am tired of it all. I never stopped working since the whole thing began. Now I'm hearing you want stats on how much time we spend behind the screen? Too much, that's for sure.13
We're getting profiled one comment/rant at a time and we know it. How often do you change your accounts?1
Samba has proven to be a dance on linux aswell as in real life.
Recommended AD authentication for samba goes like winbind, winbind, winbind, sssd, sssd, winbind,...
I got this. What can you do... some project can't keep up with windows.
But this samba rythm goes more like cha-cha-cha.1
My daily runner will turn 10 this year. It's an fx8150 based pc with 32g of ram. It was never a fast machine, but it always felt comfy. It's got ssd from day one.
It gets beaten by today's 15w mobile cpus, still I see no reason to let it go. I might just keep running it for a few years albeit a decade old tech is usualy considered unusable.4
I quite enjoy finding some documentation from folks who have been working here before me. I hate searching for it though.
Found some in onenote, some scattered and quadrupled over several files across many shares. It's like the norm, right.
Today I found a bunch of documentation inside keepass entries. What the fuck comes next? I swear I'll start putting documentation inside dns txt records if I find any more sick places that people put valid documentation into.3
Today I totally immersed into a challenging bash script I was planning to write. It totally took me in for 3hrs.
I know... 3hrs is a lot for a script. Well I'm out of practice. Been using yaml a lot lately.
Nevertheless... finished it and it felt good for a friday afternoon.
Avoid burnouts, stay curious.
All is fine when you push yourself to the limit when you're starting out. You don't feel it comming. It hits like a train. As if there's a switch that makes you phisicaly hate the job from various angles. Mind keeps thinking of new aspects of dislike.
Avoid this and you're a winner.
Prepare for a long one.
There was this time when I worked for a company that made some patented proprietary software along with a device that measures some part of the body. Nevermind what exactly.
Then there was this major new customer. Bitchy and demanding as they want to deploy their own os/licenses onto the embedded computer aboard the device. I've told them that's not the way we do it as there's some proprietary software and technics involved that is of no concern to the client. They insisted, called the CEO, he then told me to make sure the customer is happy.
I go OK. I present the software, scripts to use to run the whole thing.. the works. Customer wants to run its own client software on the side, proposing they buy better embeded machines on their own - they want to use that instead of the desktop /imagine a nurse using an mri machine as her desktop if you will/.
I then call back the CEO and explain what's happening. I ask how far along this nonsense do we go.
After a word with CTO he demands I take back the software and explain why I exposed everything.
I "took" back the software /as if that is possible/ and made it work as it was supposed to, locking their sysadmin out. Then proposed I take the fall as though I did not understand the policy, so the client can save face and we get the deal.
Problem is, someone else should then proceed working with the client. They accuse me /as proposed/ but then have me clean the mess up. Client still bitching about adding devices to ad is their policy. Yeah.. like the fucking Tesla he rides is also joint to AD.
I quit that job soon after. This was not the only situation that blew my fuse there.2
Do the things you love. If you do that for a living, it won't feel like work. Nobody can beat that with with work mentality.20
Let's pretend to be recruiters this April 1st. Let's spam the shit out of these assholes and invite them to interviews and iq+psycho tests.2