AboutDirector, Web Developer, Sys Admin and I'm sure something else...
SkillsHTML, JS, jQuery, CSS, PHP, react, Angular, Git
LocationSomewhere in the UK
Joined devRant on 10/30/2018
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Didn’t I tell you that I would find a UI fuck-up for sure!
Here it is.. continuing with the legacy of iOS 14!3
How I hate the moments when you realize you have wasted time during the day and want to do everything in the evening.2
I managed to re-negotiate my offer to reach the (accidentally) advertised range exceeding my original (realistic) expectations and this is in huge part thanks to the helpful bunch of you here.
So: Thank you!!
And I can't belive that in a single fucking day I benefitted more from posting to devrant than all the time spent on toxic subreddits, calling useless recruiters, forums and others. Here, even those comments that I disagreed with were phrased in a reasonable manner and they also helped me formulate an apparently very strong argument in the compensation meeting.7
I thought that as a senior software engineer, I would have the time and freedom to solve various interesting programming problems.
In reality, I spend most of my time doing PowerPoint presentations.5
This company is such a fucking drag. I'm glad I only have a day left here. It's a never-ending disappointment from evaluations, promotions, raises, and now the process of resignation.
I sent them the letter more than a month ago. My manager acknowledged it so it's documented. I had this nagging feeling that it wouldn't be smooth and they will fuck something up so I asked him last week why I still haven't received the clearance process from the HR when he said they would reach out to me that week. He responded with an "OMG, it was stuck for senior management's approval."
Whatever, bitch, so it's been on HR's hands for a week and I only have a day left. Usually, you process these things on your last week. I'm supposed to still get a paycheck today but I guess they held it as that's usually how it goes when you resign. They held my last paycheck but I checked my emails and I still don't have the fucking clearance process. I have enough money to go by without it but I just find it annoying how fast they act on holding people's paychecks but slow in everything else.
It's a holiday so no one's online but tomorrow I will ask why they held the paycheck when I still have a day left after the cut-off and also where the fuck is the clearance. Ugh, losing patience for such bullshit the old I get. I wonder how many days I will last in the new company before I get fed up. Just the stupid ass acronyms they use for simple words like "no later than" (NLT) pisses me the fuck off.
Tonight, I'll get drunk. I wish I lived close to Root so I can barge in with some food and get shitfaced. Anyone else want to use their big brain to build a portal and go?46
I really miss the "good old" days when a good F5 hit resolves everything, now i've to wait to "compile" 1M+ npm_modules :(2
I will take any dev who can defend their point of view under scrutiny but admit to being wrong over one that just agrees with everything i say. I will also take a dev that asks questions over one who agrees with everything i say. In fact the only thing worse than a dev who agrees with everything i say, is one that disagrees with everything i say, and one that doesnt show initiative.1
My new co-worker, a Jr. developer who started 2 weeks ago told me; "I am starting to see in my dreams the solutions of my tasks."
"Welcome to the club.", I said. :P2
Does anyone else obsess over coding fonts every once in a while?
Why is operator mono $200 per machine 😭12
Starting to work with a new senior designer in the remote office (red). Spent 4 days explaining to him that we need .png's in multiple sizes for the app, trying to teach him to use Zeplin to let us export them. Everything failed, his manager told him to just send us the .png's via slack ..... has he seen a computer before?11
About a month after I quit a job, I dreamed that I would still work there sometimes having to sit through bullshit meetings and such, but since I'm also lucid dreaming at some times it allowed me to really mess with my old colleagues 'virtually' haha...
Someone just left a small turd in front of the toilet bowl and stepped on it so now there's smeared shit on the floor tiles in a toilet stall.
Must be all the caffeine I guess.
Oh, and don't stand up too fast after taking a shit apparently, since I can't fathom how that happened.4
I hate it when I'm working on something and then I have to eat/drink/take a piss/shit. Come on, body, just let me fucking work4
Modern web development is fucked. Just absolutely, totally screwed up.
I want to create a simple to do list web app. Look for a tutorial: "OK guys, this is really easy, it just takes five minutes."
First step, install these:
Second step, npm install about one million modules. Don't question what they do or why they're there.
Before you know it, six hours have passed and you've got a code base of 3GB and you haven't even _started_ on your app.
FUCK that shit! I can create this web app with Internet Explorer and Notepad.50
My employer has a dev studio in Cali.
The office is gigantic.
It has amenities.
It has a stocked fridge full of iced coffee, energy drinks, and apparently wine.
All the devs have totally enviable hardware.
And they probably earn twice what I do, or at least 50% more.
Yet they write absolute shit, never test their code, and push broken updates every day, often marked as "ready for final testing." Their codebase is full of hacks and guesses and stale cruft and worst practices. I wrote a rant recently about one of their fuckups, which involved 18 million Facebook errors per. day. So that should give you some idea as to the quality of their code, and their level of can't-be-bothered.
Again, they make 50%-100% more than I do.
Their whiny lead dev is bloody lazy when it comes to building things correctly, and totally prefers to half-ass everything and complain instead. He probably makes 150% of what I do, doing like 25% as much work, and maybe 10% as well. Doesn't quite compare though, as he's a Unity dev, not a backend dev. So his work isn't as critical.
Bloody pisses me off.
"But their cost of living is higher!"
THEY SHOULDN'T EVEN BE EMPLOYED.23
I was very troubled as a teenager. I had some pretty intense family issues that led me to smoking cigarettes at 12, marijuana at 13, and drinking everyday at 15. By 17, I was using other "party favors", as we called them, on an every day basis. I left high school at the beginning of my final year, about a week before I turned 18, moved out of my family's home and started working three different part time jobs.
This was the lowest point of my life. I've never felt so much like a fuck-up and loser than back in those days. I hated myself, hated what I had become, hated everything I did. Hate hate hate. I spent a year like this, pitying myself, seeking sympathy from people when I shouldnt have been, basically seeking out someone who would tell me that I wasnt so awful.
That never happened. I only deepened the hole that I had dug for myself.
Then I got angry. I thought it wasn't fair that everyone else was enjoying life except for me. I wanted to find a passion. I wanted to find excitement again. I wanted to look forward to something else besides going back to bed.
When I turned 19, I decided that I was going to take control of my life because I was so angry with my position at the time.
I put myelf into college. I made myself stay awake and focus on schoolwork and internal improvement. I started facing my flaws and defects head-on and conquering them rather than letting them eat me from the inside out.
Now, I am only a couple months away from turning 21.
I rarely drink now. I quit smoking cigarettes after almost 9 years.
I graduate this December, and enroll into my next degree program in January.
Today, I signed employment paperwork with the company I interned at over the summer. I am now a full-time DevOps Engineer with salary, bonuses, 401k, and full health coverage.
My boyfriend and I just moved into our own house that we are renting together. No more needing shitty roommates.
I have most of the debt that my mother left in my name paid off.
A couple of years ago, I couldn't have cared less about my life or how I turned out. I truly expected to get arrested, wind up homeless, or just flat-out end up dead.
I never thought I would see myself where I am today.
I am extremely proud of myself for turning my future around. I know some of you may read this and think I'm an idiot, or that this seems trivial because I am so young. Thats okay.
I have learned that hard work always pays off, and that sometimes you must sacrifice what is expedient to gain what is meaningful.12
I can't fucking believe it. 2 months ago I wrote patch to implement ability for user to change volume steps in GNOME.
Like how many steps there will be.
Didn't think it would get merged.
I just got mail that it got merged and will be included in GNOME 3.36. The bug reports for this go back as far as 7 years.
And I fixed it and added the feature under 2 hours.
Well this sure as hell is one way to make my day amazing.19