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R is the worst language.
* Indices start at 1, so you have to fix all your calculations by either +1 oder -1. It sucks
* Vectors and Lists are both neither vectors nor lists
* Data frames dont have a proper api. Simple operations like add or remove are a pain.
* The naming „conventions“ suck. Why on earth would add dots in your identifiers? You never know if its an object, a value, a function.
* The namespace is cluttered. If you import two libraries that deal with the same problem domain, it is likely that they define functions with clashing names that will overwrite each other defined on import.4
Someone from the higher ups had received complaints that I don’t answer my phone enough.
My boss told them I wasn’t hired here to provide phone support.3
OK I can't deal with this user anymore.
This morning I get a text. "My laptop isn't getting emails anymore I'm not sure if this is why?" And attached is a screenshot of an email purporting to be from "The <company name> Team". Which isn't even close to the sort of language our small business uses in emails. This email says that his O365 password will soon be expiring and he needs to download the attached (.htm) file so he can keep his password. Never mind the fact that the grammar is awful, the "from" address is cheesy and our O365 passwords don't expire. He went ahead and, in his words, "Tried several of his passwords but none of them worked." This is the second time in less than a year that he's done this and I thought we were very clear that these emails are never real, but I'll deal with that later.
I quickly log into the O365 admin portal and reset his password to a randomly-generated one. I set this to be permanent since this isn't actually a password he should ever be needing to type. I call him up and explain to him that it was a phishing email and he essentially just gave some random people his credentials so I needed to reset them. I then help him log into Outlook on his PC with the new password. Once he's in, he says "so how do I reset this temporary password?" I tell him that no, this is his permanent password now and he doesn't need to remember it because he shouldn't ever need to be typing it anyway. He says "No no no that won't work I can't remember this." (I smile and nod to myself at this point -- THAT'S THE IDEA). But I tell him when he is in the office we will store the password in a password manager in case he ever needs to get to it. Long pause follows. "Can't I just set it back to what it was so I can remember it?"8
I read something LinkedIn -related just now in here, and it kind of made me think. Not really, but whatever it was, brought my mood down some...
It’s a good thing I’m not looking for work at the moment, and I’m quite happy where I am right now, because what I see in LinkedIn depresses me. More specifically, the language and/or framework experience companies are looking to recruit... Java this, Python that, React everywhere... and then there’s the M$ shops... (oh and Scala - surprisingly much Scala, waduheq?) Urgh...
Don’t take it wrong, I totally understand sticking to the tried and tested tools you just know there’s devs aplenty who know their way around them. It’s just from the perspective of someone who prefers to use one of the better tools for a job, it breaks my heart to not see them utilized more, and it makes me think what I would do if I was fired rn? (Unlikely, but theoretically...) Tbh, I don’t know. Probs apply to one of the few F# jobs out there, even when I knew I’d probably have to work on a Windork machine again (pls no), but due to the drawback I just mentioned, not such a bright prospect after all...4
!sure if rant
i think i just realized the main reason i hate programming even though i love programming.
i love being able to think about whatever i want to think whenever i want to think.
but programming jobs inherently and many segments of own hobby projects often require me to think about something specific which someone else requires me to think about...
does that make any sense?2
"The most valued products will be designed to live beyond the device, context, or technology they were originally intended for." - Stephanie Rieger2
Cost explorer also have a "cost"... What exactly do i need to see before running away. Fucking tired of these shits! (－‸ლ)15
When you spend your day building a dark theme on stylish instead of doing your day job 😏
Ah the life of an easy day.
I shall sip on my pina Calada before the shit hits the fan tomorrow... oh wait, that's a public holiday🍹🧘♂️🏖9
It will be all too soon if I never have anything to do with programming an app to do PDF generation/manipulation ever again.8
I feel like the rise of ML was orchestrated by a bunch of angry nerds who decided to answer the question "Where will we use Calculus in real life?" with "EVERYWHERE."1
IDK why our teachers make us write code on paper when we have cool, fancy IDEs with auto correct 🙃 I think they are preparing us for job interview coding rounds from class 12 onwards😂😂
F for those who miss a semi-colon and the teachers gives a round zero😂5
Why does every major version. of dotnet core have a different way of setting up Identity. And why is there so many different contextual meanings of the word Identity. Why in the hell do their docs have to state "Microsoft Identity, not be confused with dotnet core identity". Why cant they just call it JWT issuing and claims building or some shit. I cant keep up with whatever "Identity" Intels with every release. I swear my v3 API auth looks nothing like this v5. Granted teh v5 approach is cleaner and a little more abstracted but damn still.7
I'm absolutely fed up with all documentation being tutorial-based these days! Well written documentation doesn't start with you creating a new project from scratch.
This is basically how all of Microsoft's documentation starts: Step 1 - Open Visual Studio. Step 2 - Create a new project...
I just checked out their WPF samples repository, and about 8 of the projects won't even compile. Absolutely ridiculous. There's 205 projects in the repository, and of course the one I need is on the list of those that won't compile.1
He: Hi Lexter, our client made a website on WIX.
Me: And he wants to remake the website due to SEO, shit code, design and all other aspects.
He: How do you know?
Don't understand why interviewers ask such stupid questions like where do you see yourself in 5 years?
If I goddamn knew why the hell would I be applying here.
Also why do you want to join our company?
The obvious answer is money. end of story. Why do you expect me to say the work environment blah blah blah22
People say that they hate all the languages other than what they code in:
It's opposite to me, I literally hate the language I code in,
Yes, I code in PHP.8
Launch that project as is... There is always room for improvement.
Docker is funny.
I'll try to fire up docker-compose and it will freak out.
Docker Error: "Oh man! Oh man! Something is wrong! It's probably not docker it's YOUR CONTAINER!!!! WTF DUDE!!!"
Me: "Uh docker ... your little systray icon indicates docker itself is broken right now...""
Docker: "No way man, i'm sure it's your fucked up container, must be something wrong with it!!!"
Me: "I'm just gonnna restart you."
Docker: "OK but I'm just say'n th----"
Docker: "OMG It's up!!!!"4
Algorithm online tech tests need to get in the fucking bin.
Fuck Codility, fuck Testdome, fuck HackerRank.
This is not how you test developers!6
I think you misunderstand the reason I sent you some documents for review.
I sent the examples to you so that you could see what your inputs produced.
I didn't send them to you so that you could fart out your mouth and about what you want like a little kid.
If there's shit on the page it is because you put that shit in the system ....
Please have someone else who is going to put a little bit of effort into this 'super important project' contact me.
Also bullet points don't work like this:
- Here I talk about a thing but
- and here I continue that thought with no context and incomplete sentences
- Also this is unrelated.
- But this is about the first bullet point again.
- Here I repeat another bullet point but I say it in a completely different way.4
"Holy shit that was fucking traumatic to look at" you whisper under your breath
That moment you get the satisfaction of deleting 2468 lines of legacy code.5