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Why do broadband providers feel its acceptable to fucking hire people who know fuck all about technology. Called up and said I'm experiencing packet loss even when I'm wired and he ran through a bunch of fucking WiFi related questions that had nothing to do with it. Half an hour later and "okay sir it is fixed for you now" and I drop packets again within five minutes.
Three weeks into my new job. Been assigned a new client, had a catch up call with him and one of my managers today and he's really happy with progress so far.
Manager said she expected he'd be a bit difficult (i.e. high expectations) and she assigned him to me because I did so well in my interview.
So as I mentioned previously, I recently started a new job.
My old job was a total free for all with zero planning, so I'd never logged time, done sprints, etc.
Started my first week-long sprint today. Done majority of it already, and my code quality is much higher than I managed to churn out at my old place.
It's nice being able to focus and not being asked how to fucking float something or what an if statement is every fifteen minutes.
Hacked the admin password of our high school network back in the day. Spent all our subsequent IT classes dicking around and then rebooting all PCs in the room with a maintenance message, and said "aww man, we hadn't saved our work!"
We also kept rebooting our friend's computer and at one point he put it down to the admin not liking him, so the next time we did it with the message "I don't like you very much. Love, the admin".
Childish as hell but hey, we were kids and it was hilarious at the time.
We still use the password for stuff to this day! k33pm3saf3 - and no, it isn't my devRant password.
We also had full access to the school's security cameras as the password was still "password".2
Been at my new job 2 weeks and now I have the flu. Feels too soon to be taking sick days.
It's gonna be a long day.1
Not a rant, just feeling pretty happy about my current situation so thought I'd share!
Been stuck in a dead end job at a small web design agency - you know the type, web design, development, SEO, anything in between - for the past 5 years (I was the only dev and was relied upon to do everything).
Finally got myself a new job this year and I'm loving it so far. Was dreading actually logging my time spent on projects / tickets as my old job was pretty much a chaotic free for all, but it's left me with a sense of achievement / accomplishment and I feel more organised in my personal life too.4
Just reviewed the code of an online financial system used for managing payroll and investments. Cracked the admin password in less than three minutes.
This is a system operating in a sector with regular audits, how am I the first person to spot how bad this is?1