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For my final project as a first year computer engineer, I have to implement a FAT32 file system using a bare metal c++ compiler that will need to work on arduino uno/due....
I've only been in the computer engineering space for 2 months.
Not sure I can do it, but I'm going to try my best!
Wish me luck10
Guy needs to read some excel data...
Decides to write his function like this:
//some more code
This function was called multiple times per row of data...
Multiple hundreds of rows...
Maybe someone can help me out here...
I'm doing a small robotics project, where I'm building a line following robot.
That in itself is fine, and it works, however, the robot also needs to navigate through a maze.
The thing is, I only have access to two sensors, 1 light sensor, and 1 color sensor, meaning that I can't detect junctions.
Does anyone have any advice or ideas on how I could approach this with my restricted sensor count?2
Started out as an intern at my current employer, after a few months they made me create an invoicing system...
I should have said no.
I've had a lot of bugs with it in the past, but the data-loss one has been because I send a SOAP call to our (third party) accounting system and only if I get an ERROR do I log it....
Apparently, when you put line 1 before line 0, you get a warning, but no data is processed...
Had to write a script that updated 4 months of invoice data in one go, without errors, took me a fucking week...
Lesson learnt boys and girls, never let an intern make the fucking invoicing system!3
Pretty sure my laptop's battery is dead...
Works fine when plugged in but dies without power cord...
So much beer wasted
At least I'm getting a higher capacity one, and the previous one lasted 3,5 years, so that's not too bad...2
This is bullshit.
We've got a project where we need to build a robot that can:
A. Follow a line.
B. Avoid obstacles
C. Go through a maze.
This, in itself, is fine. I can manage.
The problem is, the teacher that is supposed to support the course, is never where he's supposed to be.
Ie: he was supposed to be in the classroom to answer questions and give feedback yesterday from 09:00 to 13:00. The fucker didn't fuckin show up.
OK, so today, he's supposed to be here too, I've been sat in his classroom without him waiting for over an hour...
Also, no way I can do the maze part without knowing what defines a fucking blocked path, is it going to be a physical object or is the line going to be a different cor if you're not allowed to pass there?
I'm getting tired of this bs.9
For the privacy freaks of devRant, have a host file that blocks all Facebook owned domains:
Blocklist Facebook domains (2016) - https://github.com/jmdugan/...
(not mine, found on HN)8
Just found out some of our smaller sites (wp) have been hit with a shell...
In fucking January.
My colleagues didn't think to tell me this.
They figured someone must have had the pass or something and started posting about Viagra...
No. It's the fucking ico vuln...
I hate work right now.
Learning about logic gates and how memory works, had to make a "D-latch" which is a flip-flop where the leds can never be on simultaneously.
Pretty cool stuff imo
(gif too big, sorry for the external source)2
When you complain to a teacher about the lack of challenge in another class and he tells you he's gonna make you build a sudoku solver.
I'm getting quite bored from doing the mini c++ assignments and was talking about it to another teacher when he explained he'd got a background in AI and algos so he told me he'd teach me some more interesting stuff :D
Replace the teachers with no real world experience with part-time workers that are still active in IT.
I had this last year in my final year of vocational education and it was amazing, I had two teachers running their business two days a week and teaching us everything on the three remaining days.
I learnt about oop without dogs and cats, I learnt to extract information from invoices to be able to create an invoicing system without being misled by customers, and much more.
Second thing would also be something we did in my previous education. It was called "learning productively".
Basically, companies would give a project to the school and students could pick one to do for a few months. You had to have meetings with the customer, you had to give presentations and it wasn't another fucking calculator.
I've had the pleasure of working with a big corporation like this and learnt a ton in my first year.
These were extremely valuable, I think I'd still be a piece of shit developer without any knowledge on how to actually develop a full system and how to manage a project as a dev.
Started university of applied sciences to become a computer engineer instead of a web developer.
Met a lot of kids that are in the "computer studies = games + YouTube".
They struggle hard, but don't do anything to learn...
Then there's this classmate, the guy is 10 years older than me, is trying really hard, and struggles a lot.
I've been helping him out with assigns by asking questions, and he asks me how to solve a problem in general, not the assignments which is super refreshing to see someone that wants to learn.
Currently trying to help him "translate" the simple stuff into c++:
So, if you want the char at a certain position in a string, how would you tell me to do it?
"well, take the list, look at position x and bam its done"
Try writing it like that!
And instead of "[i]" he writes "stringvar[i]"
He really appreciates the help and I hope he'll get the mindset soon :)
Would hate to lose a motivated guy when there's so many idiots copy pasting everything from tutorials...7
Talked the bossman, he just asked that I finish the project before being put back on my usual ERP maintainer role.
I agreed to it and the faster this fucking plugin is done, the faster I can go back to my optimization and maintenance project :D
Remember how my course paper used a de duck image?
Asked the writer about it, apparently he wasn't aware of devRant and that devducks were a thing (he did know about rubber duck debugging).
He just took the image from Google and after I explained they were real he ordered a couple :D4
Decided I'm going to tell my boss I'm no longer going to do wordpress.
It all started innocently, like helping someone find an option or something, but now I have to write plugins...
Not part of the deal.
I've also got 0 motivation to go to work since starting this shitty project. I used to want to go to work and looked forward to helping out, but this is just soul numbing.
Let's see how that goes (either tomorrow or Wednesday).
I'll let you guys know if I get fired :p15
First (procedural) c++ lectures:
Prof: K guys, go ahead and attempt the homework
Students: sir, how can we have 1 file per exercise?
P: oh, you can't, just make one huge file with multiple functions and rename them to "main" whenever you wanna run them
Me: WHY DO I EVEN PAY FOR THIS BULLSHIT
Ps: not allowed to use classes as that's too hard...9
That moment you ordered a "starter set" for arduino just for the cables, servo and sensors, buy an arduino uno because it wasn't listed in the set description and now you have two...
Never thought it would be so cheap (25€ for the set apparently including a arduino uno)9
Did a project in my first year of "vocational education"
(in the Netherlands there's different levels of studies)
For some big Corp.
They were amazed by what I had made (really just a simple website) and offered me an internship on the spot. Then they asked when I was finishing my bachelor's (hint: vocational education is one level below) and when I told them I was a first year student of that vocational education they basically told me they aren't allowed to hire anyone that doesn't have or isn't pursuing a bachelor or master degree...
That felt really bad, getting an actual offer based on my skills but be rejected for my level of education.
But it has made me want to prove them I can do it, and so, I am now in my first year of computer engineering.1
On my way to my first c++ course!
Really hyped to see what they make us build!
(as long as it isn't a fucking calculator)13
Presented my project at uni, teacher was pretty pleased and I'll get my grade some time next week, but for those that are interested, here's a small video of it in aciton:
Uses: Raspberry Pi 3B, Mifare RC522 RFID reader, a breadboard, ribbon cable, neopixel rgb led ring and a TowerPro sg90
For the ui I used PyQt5, almost got the threading completely working, there's only 1 blocking thing left, that's when the message for logging in doesn't disappear
Have to present a school project I've been working in for three weeks with my team.
My part of the presentation is done, my part of the project is done.
The fucking sysadmin doesn't have his fucking part ready...
ALL HE HAD TO DO WAS SET UP A FUCKING WEBSERVER, IMPORT A DATABASE, EDIT THE HOST FILE AND WRITE A SMALL 2 PAGE DOCUMENT ON THE INFRASTRUCTURE.
Each of the 4 "roles" within the project need to present their own part, guess whose part of the presentation isn't there...
I am so fucking done with this guy and 2 others in the team...
I just don't get how you can spend 1000's of € per year on uni and then not take it seriously.
Needed to setup the database for the web app on one of our Raspberry pis...
Gave the group's sysadmin the sql file and told him to tell me when he was done so I could change the connections in the app. - < two days ago
While he was supposed to take care of it I continued developing the app.
Today I went to ask him what was up with the db, said he wasn't able to import.
This guy, didn't read the error, didn't tell me about it, asked no-one for help and just went back to YouTube for two fucking days.
I'm so done with group projects1
Not sure how, but I broke my servo (TowerPro SG-5010)...
Luckily my uni had a few smaller ones for 2€ laying around, my project would've failed without that
If you know a language and would be able to use it in a professional setting but really don't want to, should you still put it on your cv to show the experience you have?1
Writing a small program for my Pi, which has to have a gui, process rfid information and do some stuff with motors and leds.
Unfortunately I don't know c++, so I have to write this all in python.
Gui's in python are the ugliest pieces of shit ever. Even fucking c# winforms are prettier than them.
Currently using PyQt5 as it is the less ugly of the bunch but man, you'd think python would have a lot more ui options considering the love it receives...5
>6 people in group
>3 devs (including me)
I am in charge of electronics and software to control it as well as the application that will use them.
2 other "devs" in charge of a simple website.
Literally, static pages, a login/registration, and a dump of data when users are logged in.
Took on writing the api for the data as well, since I didn't fully trust the other 2.
Finished api, soldered all electronics, 3d printed models.
Check on the website.
Ugly af, badly written html and css.
No function working yet.
Project is due next week Thursday.
Guess who's not having a weekend and gonna be pulling 2 all nighters2
I basically fried my rc255 rfid reader.
Bought two more and got them working!8
Got my RC522 RFID reader for a school project last night, got it to work, tried to plug it into my breadboard this morning and shorted it... Double checked on 2 different arduinos and 1RPi 3 B didn't work on either one of them.
Fuck my life.2