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Since everyone here has a portfolio website and it's anonymous, I'd like to revamp my current portfolio and have a better design in place.
I am looking for some minimalistic design ideas for a personal page/portfolio listing where I can write about me, list the work, contact.
Looking for ideas.8
Fucking hell!!!!! So much to put out... multiple topics..
1. I had something to complete and for the sake for good beetle bug, I cannot figure out what that is and have the shitty constant feeling of 'something is pending and needs to be done'. This happens soo often and is just very annoying. While I have bigger tasks pending for later, I aim to finish smaller ones but cannot remember. I need to start writing everything down now.
God damn fuck what is it?
2. I watched The Social Dilemma. Fucking cringe fest. Made by a friend of those companies, Netflix is doing the exact same thing with the film as that is shown it in. What a shitty irony.
A propaganda movie revolving around politics, conspiracy theory (how ironic again), and the very great united states of murica. Wasted my 1.34 hours and it was soooo stupid on sooo many levels. I don't even feel like discussing it here.
3. I am sooo irritated right now due to SAD. I am starting to dislike my dark themes. I need a lamp and it is not available in my country. Someone feed me sunlight.. just cannot wait for month end to pop in some supps. Await it more eagerly than pay cheque, these winters. And let's not talk about the symptoms like headaches and how it causes anxiety. Do I need to cut down my coffee? Because I don't really want to cut the only decent thing I have left to consume.
4. This weather. Autumn. I fucking love this time of the year. End of September to Year end. It makes me nostalgically sad but it's soooo comfy and cosy for soul. But SAD ruins the fun and lack of proper celebrations of Indian fests and Halloween.
5. It's been approx 3/4 weeks I started using MS Edge, the interface is neat but I am seeing some drop in internet speed and when I access Chrome again, the fact that Chrome too faces internet speed drop is weird. Feels like I should move back to Chrome because only thing is better here is the interface and spotlight images. The image/video rendering sucks (or is it just me?). Chrome also provides bookmark synching. Not sure what would work out in few weeks.
6. Lastly and most importantly, the patterns. The fucking patterns everywhere. An event happens and then it happens again and then again. Patterns exist everywhere and my brain is real champ at identifying patterns but why the fuck do patterns exists!!!!! Fucking WHY???
Whatever it be, the "history repeats itself" patterns are making fractals and annoying the shit out of me.
The good thing is, talked to this friend of mine and she is really nice. Like we talk a lot (whenever we do) and since I am on job hunt, she came up with some kickass resources and ideas and links and much more just to help me out.
She is a sweetheart and for that matter, most of my friends are actually going forth and helping me in multiple ways to get a job. I mean I am just amazed by the fact that help poured in from all side without even asking.
I absolutely love such people who go extra mile to be in your life without you even asking.
I am surrounded by some good gems that warms my heart.8
So we had a town hall with our VP last Wednesday, which is like a time waste monthly ritual.
So earlier as a SPM, it was one of my KPI to make LinkedIn posts but now dude is forcing everyone to have a LinkedIn post promoting the product and everything.
You are fucking tech giant. We are a FAANG level company. Fucking invest in marketing and hire folks to do that you cunt.
What made it funnier is that he asked the group secretary (she is cute) to maintain an excel sheet where we track how many views, likes, and comments everyone gets.
The one who has maximum will win a $50 gift card from him. He'll fund it from his pocket. Wowww!! So generous.
And by now I have realised for anyone saying that they'll sponsor it from their pocket is straight up lying.
What a rusted place to be in. Lmao awaiting some good news next week. Hopefully my interviews go well.
And yes, in every town hall, he announces some fancy awards for the sake of it with absolutely no benefits. Lol.14
So had remaining 3 rounds today with Product head of R&D department, Engineering head, and CTO/Co-founder.
I fucking kicked ass. Fucking nailed it. And they saw a wowww factor in me. They said my resume has quite some weight and was very impactful for sure.
They were impressed by my side projects.
If the hiring manager/VP from 2nd round passes it, I shall get through.
It's a very know start-up/company in the nation working on cutting edge tech (AI/ML) and amazing brand name on resume.
Now we hope they make positive discussion and consider making me an offer.
I'll keep you posted.2
Woke up and checked emails...
First email from some random HR from some random company...
I hope you are having a good day. We regret to inform you that you are not selected for the interview.. blah blah...
WTF!!!! You ask me how my day is and proceed to ruin it?
This was savage. lol11
HR from a company after ghosting me for a week after one round and submitting the assignment:
*phone rings at odd time in the evening*
HR: Hey this is Joanna from someCompany
Me: Yes.. tell me..
HR: I got feedback on your first round and it was negative.
Me: Well okay.. Thanks..
HR: We got feedback on your assignment too and it was negative.
Me: Alright.. cool. Thanks.. Stay in to....
HR: Yes, so I called you to see your availability for next round of interviews. Also, are you willing to relocate to someCity?
HR: And are you comfortable with this job opening we are offering you?
HR: I will also schedule your one round with my (HR) Manager to check you further (her voice was showing lack of confidence she had in me)
Me: Okay cool.. Monday works?
HR: I am blocking your time from ......
Me: Let me check my calendar..
HR: No we need to block interviewers calendar else someone will do...
Me: Can I revert by tomorrow morning?
HR: Perfect. I have blocked Monday from 03:30 to 04:30. All the best and prepare well
*Proceeds to give me tips for 5 minutes on what they are looking for*19
"I think" I fucked up.
I am interviewing for a good position with solid start-up having good fundamentals.
The first round was taken by a friend who referred me.
Second round was with hiring manager and I had mentioned AI/ML thing on my resume.
I don't have extensive knowledge but I am learning and started working on it at my current job.
We started off well with discussions where problem solving was going good.
I then spoke about AI/ML and he caught me off guard and grilled me like fucking toast.
I was sweating bullets and got super confused.
He directly mentioned why'd I put all that in resume if I don't know and I said I have added because I am working on it lately.
He said, this will help you get initial calls but can land you in trouble if you don't back it up.
I was honest with my response saying I am still learning, explained him whatever I knew and mentioned what I didn't knew. He said I started off well and got nervous.
He really liked and was impressed with my side projects.
Towards the end I ask for feedback and he counters me asking how would I rate this interview. Good guy. Gave me good feedback saying never put all the in resume and getting nervous could impact on field role at their company.
I still have 3 rounds pending on Friday and he said complete them and they will get back to me with final verdict.
When I asked him about the role it seemed he was looking positive as he asked me to continue researching about the products and competitors and even shared a link for what I'd be working on (when I get selected).
The profile fits well and I am going through a strong referral and this was just one fuck up but I never lied.
Interviewer was very mature and handled it well and continued the interviewer by asking 3/4 more questions. I answered them confidently and he was supportive.
I am confused but not sure what's next. I reached out to my friend who referred and he said that's fine, not to worry and continue with the interview.
I'll keep you all posted.27
Have been waiting since morning to push this rant like a constipated turd.
I work with Baboons. FUCKING BABOONS.
A IMPACTS B
B IMPACTS C
HENCE, A IMPACTS C.
We have been going around one simple feature for 3+ weeks and I have tried explaining these hobos in every single humane way.
And they still go back to their point and refuse to understand.
I have told them a zillion times that what they want will be taken in next cycle. Fucking let me setup the infra and bare minimum in first.
Assholes don't even know what a 'Use Case' means and they are Product Managers building a multi million dollar product.
Fuck me in my glory hole for I am done dealing with these monkeys. Comparing them to monkeys would be insulting those intelligent creatures because my colleagues are worse than them.
Same fucking cycle with an input to progress. No wonder the VP has been pissed at entire team of 8 of us because these incompetent morons aren't able to conclude a simple feature. They have no idea on how to use industry frameworks or research or look outside their caves. Fucking Neanderthals.
What next? Basterds assign all tasks to me even when this lazy bitch in my team is sitting ideal for weeks. And they want everything in one week. FUCKING ASSIGN TO THAT BITCH. Why the fuck overload me. Or at least give me time to deliver you leaking shit bag.
And then my laptop's microphone stopped working. Uugaarrrfhfhhfhfh...
I can hear everything through earphones but 3.5mm jack cannot detect the microphone. I got my laptop's camera repaired last weekend and as soon as I boot the machine today, BANG!!! New problem waiting for and I have calls back to back.
AND THEN WE DEAL WITH THE GUY WHO FUCKED A SIMPLE CATEGORISATION AND RETARD GIVES ME TIPS SHOWCASING WHAT KIND OF GENIUS HE IS. GO FUCK YOURSELF WITH AN ALLIGATOR.
What a shitty day. I wish I can delete this day from the timeline of my life.
And not to forget that humans are the biggest virus. The construction working happening in the backyard of the building constantly annoyed the shit outta me. I couldn't focus.
Got no work done. Totally pissed with a headache now.
Fuck this life. I want to throw stones at these fuckers. Like a Barbarian. Raw. Brutal.
Punch them and smash their faces. I am soooooo fucking pissed throughout the day and I wanted to post this here.
Let's see what more happens, we have 4 more hours before day ends. Fucking morons. Get me out of this money cage.
No, I don't want sympathy. I just wanted to rant here and get this off my chest.35
I get attached very quickly. To people, to job, to a company, to places, to patterns and to almost everything.
This is costing me a lot and leads to emotional disturbance.
How do I achieve emotion less state or disconnect emotionally and be more rational?
How do I keep myself focused on personal life goal and not to a job or company or product or people around?99
I dedicate my this day to 3 women in my life that I met very recently.
The mental connection is on another level. I have met and talked a lot of women in my life but a lot of times, I had to put in efforts to keep the conversation running and for the first time I had to excuse myself out. Tjings were sooo smooth. Whoa!!!
Well let's leave that part aside as it's silly anyway.
These 3 women came like a guardian angel at the right time (when I am in my darkest hour and literally have no one to talk to).
Their life and career advice is so spot on and much needed. I truly admire their bold attitude and powerful personality. They are self made and it reflects.
I learned so much in just one day.
Even more, they were offering more knowledge, help and support even when I was unable to take anymore.
I don't know whether this sounds foolish or makes sense but I wanted to share this here and one of those women is possibly reading this and she knows it.
So accept my sincere thanks for guiding me and hearing me out.
Some people are truly a blessing. The worse part is, you want them to stay but they walk in and walk out at the right time when their job is done.
I have had similar experiences in past and I truly want such people to stay longer, if not forever. And I think that's the right way to make friends.
With some people you only receive and they never ask back for anything, even if you offer them everything.
Stay blessed good people.8
Team is given a list of some 200 enhancement request to close.
Now internally we need to distribute the items in 3 categories (A, B, and Unidentified) and close them our way. So we have to split the items between us is the first step to the task.
Leads of both side sit together and map the value in an Excel sheet. Simple right?
How fucking difficult this task should be? Any guess?
No brainer, right?
This mentally handicap lead I had the great luck to work with from other category fucked my brains. Fucked em raw. Full hardcore BDSM mode.
He distributes items in category C, B, G, and K.
THOSE DON'T EVEN EXIST.
How did he even do that? Some cinnamon toast strategy he implemented.
Now he tells me go through C, B, G, and K to pick whatever belongs to category A and B and sort it out with other teams. He would work on category B and unidentified to and we keep sending each other the same sheet over email and pick out what's left to sort.
Yeah, he is implement Git via emails. I am still wondering what logic he implemented to fuck a simple apple to apple mapping activity.
I have absolutely no clue how this human manages to function on day to day basis.
Fine. We do it your way just don't fuck with my brains and just assign me the task, why do you want inputs from me if you are going to function like a potato!!!
God save me.7
A impacts B.
B impacts C.
Hence, A impacts C.
Simple fucking equation and folks refuse to understand this unit mathematics.
They are going around in circles for ages without concluding a simple design.
What's so complicated to understand and design. Fucking follow the frameworks and processes and you'll be good.
But no, we have our opinions and we'll shove it down your god damn throat and deep throat you until you start seeing stars.
Retards. Absolute fucking rats.
2 guys almost had a fight today because first refused to listen and other refused to shut up. Hilarious.
They have put me in a cage full of monkeys.17
How many of you believe in Normal Distribution phenomenon?
Mapping the bell curve, I often analyse the situation, the rise and the fall.
The science behind it is solid and is applicable everywhere in universe.
I am fascinated by this concept.
That said, mapping Google's curve, it seems like Google's time has come to start their down hill journey.
They have tons of data and all the supporting tech and yet their UX is very slowly either degrading or is nearly constant.
What I really wanted in Google Chrome since ages is fulfilled by new Microsoft Edge very well.
Dynamic background pictures on landing/home page.
I really love the vibe it sets for the day when I log into mobile or web as a new picture greets me every morning.
Chrome had solid potential to implement this feature but they didn't. And same across all their other products. They have hit saturation levels and struggling for innovation.
They can now only increase their AI/ML accuracy. Product wise they have already killed or cannibalised most of their own creation.
I am excited to see the tides turn.14
This just happened.
The future employer setup a call with me to discuss some visa issues we were facing.
It was a kickass offer with great work, exceptional pay, amazing people, promotion and all.
But after waiting for 6 months, they said COVID-19 things are indefinite and so they will cancel the offer for now.
I ended up crying on the video call. lol
I am back to zero guys and continue this crappy job that I have.35
Applying for a job and this is form question thrown at me.
Really? You consider a person's Facebook using experience as a skill set?
I mean not only this is a dumb question but it makes every UX person at Facebook feel dumb about their job.11
I work with stones. Mindless stones where the general rule is, loudest voice wins.
What a fucked up day and still 30% is left.
We have been discussing some product features for a new business vertical and literally everyone is involved since day 1.
And we have been going around in circles and round and round and round with absolutely no conclusion for more than a month.
What in the fucking hell!! These guys have some top notch experience and everyone is atleast 25+ years into the domain and field. And fuckers are not only struggling with basic stuff but also being a dick to each other.
I explain them simple stuff and they find it bullshit because it doesn't align with their outdated way.
God damn shit! These stones lack the basic human capability to listen.
And then my friend messages me saying he just quit. Good guy but absolutely zero sense of what he has been doing for past so many years. Yes, I need to stop comparing myself and my situation to others but there has to be some baseline.
I am in shock how dumb people are able to successfully move in their life and career without any friction. I am not calling myself smart but by now I am pretty convinced that retards are valued more everywhere and there are people who just think and function on surface level to hire these folks.
And in the other call, I am trying to explain them a pretty simple functionality I am implementing and folks are diverting to other stuff. Fuck you! Just fucking listen and try to understand what I am explaining you. Fuck your approaches or don't give me the task to do it mysef.
And then this other retard calls saying he wanted to discuss bunch of stuff. And he fucking repeats everything I told him 2 weeks ago. Brainless monkey!!! What did you do for 2 fucking weeks and come back with the same idea?
No, they are not bad people. All of them are good folks. They just lack the basic understanding and refuse to listen or understand.
Dealing with mindless stones and becoming one is a norm. Only then you will be valued. Else you are better off dead.
By now I have realised this world is functioning in a very very wrong way. WE ARE THE VIRUS.
How can one not understand a simple English statement?
What a shitty day.. I am irritated as fuck because I am done dealing with idiots.
I cannot take this shit anymore. I am done. I just want to give up and quit.
No, I am not depressed or will commit suicide. I am just annoyed beyond anything. There is no end to mortal suffering.23
I am pissed because of this fucking retard I have to deal at work. We shall address him a donkey's dick aka DD
I am working on AI/ML implementation and have some business use cases identified.
Now there are 2 teams working on it for me.
Team 1 is external (from neighbouring product) who are actually implementing data models and algorithms.
Team 2 is internal (DD and his new team member).
DD has been working on my Product for 5/6 years and was pampered by his ex-director.
Director left and with new VP coming DD has to work and actually deliver.
Donkey knows shit about product and is just existing for no reason.
I am very strict with deliverables and is someone crosses me, it grinds my gears.
DD has been assigned to provide all technical support I need from our Product to get Team A deliver the API.
Day 1: DD pushes technical task on me in front of Team A and confuses everyone.
I am like okay let's do it. DD said from next time onwards he'll catch up.
Day 2: Same story new excuse. Cool.
Day 3: Team A is lost. I am struggling to deliver and everyone is asking us the status since this is being monitored closely.
Day 4: I got my manager (Product head) involved who sorted a bit. Things look fine but no fucking deliveries from DD.
Day 5: DD asks me to get help from QA team (he didn't know I was coming from there lol) and tried to fool me.
I got in touch with my ex-manager and he said DD is fucking cunt who'll never deliver.
Cool. I immediately bring this to my manager's notice and he said if required we'll make a strong case and escalate to VP or get DD replaced.
Day 6: DD starts to work a bit but creates shit ton of friction and fucked my mind.
I drop an MoM marking everyone and DD is pissed because I marked Team A and he didn't want them to know that he is a loser cunt.
Day 7 (today): he deep fried my brain by changing his stance and blaming me. I couldn't stand his sight and said I am escalating and getting him fucked.
He still counters like our Apple security champ yesterday.
Now I fucking where there mother fucking donkeys come from in corporate world.
Completely misinformed with absolutely zero intention to listen and/or learn.
I am soooo pissed and first thing I am doing tomorrow is getting a new dev to help me with the task and making sure this small dick is fucked.9
One of the iconic events in devRant's history.
First of all, I apologise on behalf of what our Mr Security champ did to your mental health.
Not all from my country are same and some of us are better.
Next, new life is to make friends sensibly and not like Mr Security champ.
What a day. What a fucking day it was.22
Every employer: “We're an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.”
Me: Cool. *clicks on next*
Employer: What's your race? What's your gender? Are you fucking handicap? Do you randomly explode? What's your nationality? Do you bang granny hookers? Do you drink goat milk or camel milk?
WTF!!!! If you are so much about equal employment then why the fuck do you care about this crap and why can you not hire me on my merit?10
Just moved this to my desk from my other room.
I fucking love Starry Night and have seen the other version when I was in London.
This artwork gives me hope. It makes me feel cosy.
And it's just so inspiring.10
It just amazes me how people and devs especially can easily switch jobs and find a better & higher paying one.
It's not the same for my field. Being into Product Management has its own pros but more cons.
The success rate is just 5% that too via branded educational institution or referrals.
Yet that's the easiest route in and people are going that way.
I mean what the fuck!!
Forget about switching from B2B to B2C, going to a branded company or any taking any bigger leaps in career.
Zillions of rejections and yet when you achieve some bare minimum success you fear to share it with people for they are jealous about it.
Why the fuck shall I even exist?
What a fucked up society we live in.17
Is it fair to monetise content generated by community?
So there was this amazing learning platform where community came together to share knowledge and help each other.
Now this platform was owned by a retard (sole owner) and it had decent traffic/content generation.
Basically a interview and job cracking platforms like geeks4geeks.
I stopped visiting it but now when I went back there, I saw that nearly 80% of content is behind a paywall.
Not only I was pissed for unable to access community content but found it to be a dick move by first asking folks to build the entire product for free by providing content and then charging users who want to access it.
I am trying to look for similar examples whether anyone else has done it or not.
Is this even ethical, let alone legal?
I understand dude has server costs and maintenance expenses but you cannot just have a hard wall blocking the content.6
Misanthropes of devRant, I call for your help.
I have this sadist motherfucker who is a bit senior to me but always reaches me out to know my corporate status.
I have a done a project which is little known now in my field and community.
Now this retard always calls me up with his absolutely stupid ideas and indirectly asking me to give him a piece of share from that project. It has a good brand value that I created.
So he asks for that by convincing me to join his stupid project ideas and integrate with my project.
Moreover he keeps bugging me about my job search and forces me to switch fields because he did that and he believes it to be the right thing to do.
Until now I have been polite because I don't usually be rude to anyone even if I don't like them.
What kills it for me is, motherfucker sweet talks me into everything extracting every detail and then acts like he wishes best for me.
I recently got a good offer and he evidently was upset about it but did all nice talks.
Then when that offer was hanging he kept bugging me repeatedly asking about the status when I told him not to.
I said that if he really feels bad for me then why doesn't he refer me somewhere to which he has tons of excuses and goes back to the idea that I should become a dev and join him on his shitty project ideas.
And not to forget, he only talks making more money at the cost of others.
How do I cut him out? I owe him nothing and met online via a community.
There's nothing to learn with him except for the fact that how he manipulates people. It's just I don't want to just block him or be rude but want to cut off ties with him.13
I am working peacefully and all of a sudden laptop keyboard stops functioning.
What even god damn fuck is this?? Out of the blue this Lenovo pos thinks it can go dead!!
And the mice stops responding. The music continues to play in the background. Total dramatic tragedy.
I cannot even restart because everything just froze. Had to hit the power button to kill this machine.
Well great. Let's power up and pray to spaghetti monster for this metal crap to work.
IT WON'T FUCKING START. WHAT!!!!!!! I HAVE IMPORTANT TASKS TO COMPLETE TODAY.
FUCKING BOOOOOT UP.
Luckily I got to save my last session files before things went south.
And now while we are stuck on Windows loading screen for 5 minutes, I get an opportunity to type this rant.
I'll keep you all MoFos updated.54