AboutLeading developer in a small company. Developing windows desktop and Android mobile applications. But also a total hardware addict.
SkillsC#, VB.Net, C++
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I just realized that I have actually mastered the ways of the rubber duck debugger with the help of ... stackoverflow.
I just couldn't get my head around a problem thought about it for hours.
Googled for similar solutions, but didn't find anything.
In the end, I decided I'd do something I usually wouldn't and post a question on stackoverflow.
While carefully writing out and explaining my problem, it just made click.
I had it...
It works now...2
As someone who didn´t work with dependency injection in almost all projects before:
I legitimately sat here for half an hour and asked myself how to fucking access a new database context...
You can´t just add that to the constructor.
Yes you can!2
This is the beginning of an edifact file, we received for the third time with the same error at a different line.
Let's see if someone here finds that error.
First time. Meh. Could happen to anyone.
Second time. Aw come on. Really?
Third time: Are you fucking serious?
We told them now two times what the problem with the file is.
How can you still manage to make the same error on a completely different line that didn't have that error before?7
So I´m still working on that Sync to get rid of this abomination called Wrike.
Now I have a problem.
To be able to sync mantis with our software I need to be able to create projects in mantis through the API.
But then again, I need to link custom fields to that just created project.
The mantis API apparently doesn´t have that.
I now have two options:
1. I expose the custom field functions myself on the REST api.
2. I gain direct access to the mysql database and do it within my sync job in the database.
Well I´m not a web developer. Like, at all.
But I thought: Hey how hard can it be?
So I got an Apache server with php, mysql and XDebug running with VSCode.
Works better than expected.
But now that I have actually seen the mantis code, I´m seriously considering number 2 again...
I'm so fed up with our current "Bugtracking"system.
In the past we've been using mantis bt.
A heavily modified version though. Exactly specified to the developers needs with an integration to our own desktop software, which has time tracking and reports.
Also we had a separate mantis for everyone else.
Support guys and so on.
Everything was working fine.
But then "someone" decided that we shouldn't have two different mantis versions running and should integrate the support into the developer version.
Well ok. Makes sense.
So we changed mantis a bit so we can better differentiate the projects and tasks.
But "someone" is just too fucking dumb to understand how mantis works.
So after some time "someone" decided we won't be using mantis anymore, but a steaming pile of shit we have no control of how it works.
(It's called Wrike if you want to take a look at that)
It's completely useless if you want to use it as a bugtracker.
Maybe it works for the support guys I thought and asked them.
Seems they barely use it. They rather write everything down on paper and manually write their times into our desktop software now. Fucking awesome!
And even better. "Someone" isn't using this confusing and totally useless shit either.
I'm fed up.
I'm gonna set up a new version of mantis write everything the wrike api gives me into it.
Also need to modify it, so it works with our desktop software again.
And an integration with our Gitlab would be nice too I guess.
(Can't use the old mantis version we had, because it didn't have projects inside projects, which because of Wrike now is needed to sync)
Lots of work...
So much time wasted...
And so much time still has to be wasted...
So someone here had the job to merge the current version of our software into another older repo.
(That older repo has some features for future versions, that should be only in there ... don´t ask ... not my decision)
Took him long enough. But he forgot to check one thing while merging: The encoding of the files.
And we´re german...
ALL umlauts, and all other special chars in the code were replaced with this: �
No global replace, because all chars were replaced with the same char.
(Why the fuck do we have special chars in the code in the first place???)
So to not need him to start all over again I compiled a list of common german words containing umlauts and did a global search and replace.
I think I got 90% of the errors like that.
Now he´s going to correct the rest of the errors.
Fuck the comments in the code though.
Just a waste of time...5
I can understand, that you´ve never used a file versioning system.
But why the everloving fuck would you commit EVERYTHING BUT the files you have added or edited???
Don´t you have some common sense?
The hell is wrong with you?
(My thoughts after seeing the last commit of the new intern...)9
Had nothing to do today, so I thought I´ll test the migration of SVN to Git in Gitlab.
Boss sent me a mail today, that when I migrate we need to preserve the history, so I actually have to put some effort in it. *sigh*
Shout-out to the Gitlab documentation at this point.
That´s probably the best doc I´v ever read...
Well so I tried to use svn2git. And well...
Who the fuck thought that this piece of shit software is in any way usable?
If it fails, it just does so without any info why. Even in verbose mode.
And the RAM usage? What the actual fuck?
This whole thing is a complete memory leak!
32Gigs of RAM full in Minutes and the whole system starts to stall!
And then when I thought it finally runs through.
Bam another git checkout error...
Googling for that error then I found something. A version of svn2git made in .Net Core.
Didn´t expect much but I tried it anyways.
And would you look at that!
It ran so smooth and didn´t need that much RAM , I had some doubt it did work correctly.
But it did!
I think I´m gonna pay a coffee or two to some guy over in China now!6
I've accomplished something I thought I'd never do.
I convinced my boss to switch from SVN to Git. (before SVN we've even been using CVS if someone remembers)
Only requirement: it needs to stay in house and I'm the one setting up the server, writing documentation and teach everyone how to use it.
What? Why should I setup the server? Don't we have someone whose job it is to... OK ok... I'll do it.
So after some painstaking arguments with the guy whose job it should have been to do that, I've managed to install a virtual machine running Gitlab.
Long story short: I've just found out about the joys of mail configuration to send E-Mails to established mail providers. Every... single... one of them has a different problem with the way the mails are sent.
I think I'm going to ask that guy again to use our mail servers SMTP. There should be a possibility to use my gitlabs domain for that somehow.
Really looking forward to Monday. Ugh...
So I apparently forgot to encrypt some parameters when sending error reports from our app to the server.
Which means the server tried to decrypt them but couldn´t and just threw an error...
No error logs for the app this week I guess. Yay!
I need "git reset --hard head~1" for my brain this weekend, to get rid of this week...
Thank fuck I was so early at work today.
As I did walk past the server room I heard something really loud behind the door. I was still in zombie mode (It was way too early, usually I´m here 2 hours later...), so just stood there looking at the door for a while.
Needed about 3 to 4 slow thoughts to decide what the fuck is happening.
My last thought was just: Man why is it so loud here. That´s the server room. Oh fuck!
The second I opened the door this rancid burning hot air straight out of satans anus almost melted my face off.
The servers were trying to maintain their cooling by almost puking out their guts with the those poor little fans they have.
Turns out one of the air conditioners failed and the backup didn´t start. So I started it manually.
Where the fuck is the admin? That´s not my fucking job!
What the fuck am I doing here so early?9
This heat brings out the worst in me.
I seriously considered turning all my tech off, including my raspberry pi running pi hole.
Luckily I came back to my senses...
So I attached a little weather board to the raspberry pi to find out what temperatures I have inside.
27 C° in here ain´t that bad in comparison to outside...
I really want to.
I want to get away from Windows.
But I have yet to find a distro that works.
Today I tried again again.
I found out Linux Mint released version 19.
Snapshots integrated. Cool. I will try it.
Installed with Cinnamon. Looks nice. Everything is running fast.
Aaaaand I hate the mouse movement...
Why is there no 1:1 movement? Is acceleration on? Does not feel like it.
Ok. We can fix this right?
Opened the Mouse settings.
There is no way of deactivating mouse acceleration. Only customizing the amount of acceleration. What?
Ok customize it. No change at all.
Try extreme settings. Nothing.
Google for a solution. Says I should install dconf-editor and change settings there.
Install it, change the settings. Hey it works!
It is far from perfect but I can live with that.
Now the scroll wheel is so slow...
But there is no setting at all? Not even in dconf-editor.
Google the solution. Need to install imwheel and configure it. Really?
Okay will do. I wanna use this.
Finally. Mouse works as it should.
After all that, why is my lap so hot? Fucking hell the cpu seems to be burning.
I am out! Back to Windows!24
So we develop several apps for Android.
And since the whole company is full of .Net developers we´re using Xamarin.
That piece of software alone is worth more than one rant.
But today someone called and said he updated to the latest version he got from our server.
But now one of the menu points in the settings menu is opening the wrong mask.
I´m like ... what? Who fucked that one up now. Ok...
I look at the code and, I didn´t expect it to be honest, but it looks alright.
The menu point has the correct id. The function "OnOptionsItemSelected" looks for the correct id and opens the correct activity.
Just to be sure I also check the activity.
So I start up an emulator. Deploy the app in debug. Works correctly.
Create a self signed apk and install it on the emulator. Works.
Repeat the same with a tablet and my personal phone. It works.
Then I install the apk from the server and would you look at that.
It opens the wrong mask.
So it seems only if the app is compiled on the release server it shows that strange behaviour.
And for the love of my 1080ti I can´t figure out what causes it...
Thank you Xamarin!
Hey, I´m through with the Win10 update.
That was fast. And no problems! Everything seems to be working.
Android SDK not found...
Java not found ...
Seems all my environment variables are gone.
Even better all the standard variables are wrong too.
My Home Drive is now "H:" ?
What the hell?9