AboutLogic Implementation Engineer
SkillsPython, Qt, SQL, HTML, CSS, C, C++, C#, PHP, VB, JS, Lua
Joined devRant on 1/20/2019
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I fucked up...
I inadvertently fixed a bug which changed the behavior in another application. Weeks later had a seemingly unrelated issue which my initial assumption was to blame a 3rd part tool (which was wrong). I gave said assumption to my manager not thinking anything of it and putting a simple change in place.
Higher ups start asking my manager about it, he provides details...the more I thought about it the more I realized the changes I made did not make sense.
I dug deeper into it and found it was due to the change I made weeks ago. So my manager offers to cover for me but i told him I'd take full responsibility.
I'm not getting fired or any type of reprimand at all...I just hate fucking up and then it looks like we are trying to lie about it being our fault.4
I've hit my quota for this month for social interaction. Unfortunately I have a very busy weekend coming up and already super anxious and stressed. I hate being an adult sometimes.3
RFC 6068: The 'mailto' URI is suppose to use commas to separate email addresses.
Outlook: Fuck you and your specification I want semicolons unless the user's regional settings has a comma specified as a list seperator.3
I downloaded the self-proclaimed "industries #1 API testing tool".
Within 2 minutes I managed to cause it to completely freeze up, and now I cant close it.9
I did some number crunching for a report...had someone ask me to "peanut butter spread" the numbers out. What the actual fuck...2
Searched stackoverflow and found the exact issue I was having. The question is from 2014.
The accepted answer is a messy hack. Fuck.
The second answer is clean, clear, concise. It was posted 38 minutes ago.
Is this real life?12
The documentation is crap. Most useful information is from forum posts from 2009. I just want a bit of customizable logging for fuck sake.5
Just because I manually updated a database record, does not mean I can fix your bluetooth headset. Now fuck off.1
So I have negligible experience doing mobile app development (simplish hello world Java app few years ago).
What's your advice to start getting into it? Flutter? Kotlin? I honestly dont have a clue. I want to target Android at first but very like this needs to support iOS as well.
I'm quite the experienced dev so I dont need some something to hold my hand, yet I dont have the time currently to fight a steep learning curve.3
Overheard a conversation...
Dev: We should focus on getting it working in production, then we can copy it over to dev so we have a working version.
Me: da fuq?4
Experimental networking protocols that ran on the International Space Station to test deep space communications.8
Received an email from my previous employer (I worked there two years ago)
They have positions opening up in a few months and want me back.
Here I was worried my current job is at risk and now more than likely I have a job waiting for me now.7
I turned a 20 hour per month task into a 150ms database query.
I feel like a fucking super hero.
FYI my super hero name is ThreadPool (see past rant)5
*looks at data in database*
This float column seems wierd. The fractional parts are never above .59
*reality sets in*
Wtf the previous devs encoded whole minutes as hundredths. 1.25 = 1h 25 minutes.
Fuck me...no wonder the numbers weren't adding up correctly.8
*random person stars my repo on Github*
Me: Fuck yes give me those stars!
*checks user's profile, has starred 40k repositories*
Me: Take that star back you whore.9
How do you get word out on an open source project? The several of mine I've done over the years slowly get usage/attention. Plus they have been small enough for me to completely manage.
I've got an open source project that is becoming quite large and needs smarter people than me to be interested in it. It is far from complete but useable and has a ton of potential. And I'm really not one to brag or try to draw attention to anything.
Before you ask...no I dont want to link to the github...I'd rather keep this account completely separate from the rest of my online persona.6
The lower the level language, the more concerned I am with performance for some reason...irrational I know.
Programming in C: oh no I have this extra if statement which may have to copy the 16 byte struct.
Programming in Python: oh hey I can simplify the logic if I write a class to dynamically build this regex, compile it, and search through a 1MB text file.5
Every time I read a job description and they are looking for a "super star" or "rock star" etc I feel they are specifically trying to target the people that were the nerds and geeks in school that just wanted to be popular.3
I. Fucking. Hate. Tests.
I am writing a module according to a standard and this standard has a test suite. Awesome...this should make development go pretty smoothly especially since their human-readable "specification" is severely lacking.
I get the module passing most of the tests...however there are few I just can't get my module to pass, no matter what...well fuck.
I go digging deeper into the test cases, compare it to source code. What's this? The tests are fucking wrong. There are several other implementations that use this test suite, how the fuck have they not caught this?
Also come to find out, it is not possible to pass *all* the tests in the suite because some are for older versions that have different functionality.
Got to love a test suite that is incorrect and can't be passed 100%
Maybe they need tests to make sure the tests are working correctly.3
Confession: In my almost 10 years of professional dev experience, I have never written any kind of units tests for my code. Ever.16
Spent a good bit of my time the past few months developing a cool web app for our company.
Was told last week the due to all the layoffs etc that we would no longer have a need for it.
Still proud of the work I did and how it turned out.1
I'm getting laid off for a month.
Any tech related suggestions of what I should do in my excess free time? Got a book (Clean Code) I want to read. Some side projects I might tinker around with. But other than that no concrete ideas.12
Get a "Covid-19" email from an online service I last used 4 years ago. The email boils down to 2 sentences of "we are working remotely as we have always done, there is no impact".
3 paragraphs of "here are the services we offer you should check out".
Looking at the version history of Git (which is obviously tracked by Git), it goes all the way back to the initial commit...for some reason this blows my mind.2
In an average day, how many different languages do you use?
For example my previous job was strictly C and Python.
My current job involves Python, C#, VB, PHP, SQL, HTML/CSS, JS. It's rare but quite possibly I could touch all these on a single day.13