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Okay, i will try to make things short and not make a big deal, since I’m not that much of a significant dR personality anyway.
I’m going to significantly decrease my activity, if not leave dR completely. I have many other things to deal with right now and currently don’t have the time/motivation/mental capacity to engage into chit-chat with you; my ranting ability has gone down as well, i.e. I can’t/don’t want to express my anger the way I did in the past.
Whether or not the content here is degrading I will leave undecided, but some decent people still exist on this platform and I hope that dR will remain alive thanks to them. I also hope that dR still means as much to them as it once meant to me.
That being said, you might still see me around sometimes. But not as often.
Are you familiar with the German “Jugendwort des Jahres” (youth word of the year)?
An absolutely cringy election for cringy words that nobody uses and that I personally always have to look up. Fucking stupid, if you ask me.
Anyway, turns out that the word “rant” is up for the vote. I will never see dR the same way as before.14
My disgust, disappointment and anger are so strong today that I can’t even find the proper words for a rant.
My will to rant is gone. That’s how crippling this bullshit that I just heard is.11
So keybase is a thing. If I understood correctly, it’s a kind of hub where you can gather all your social media accounts in one place. But it also offers encrypted Git repos, an encrypted messaging service and apparently also 250 GB of encrypted cloud storage FOR FUCKING FREE.
How can that be. I don’t understand.
Is there a catch? It’s too good to be true15
@Haxk20 pls halp... I'm dying right now...
Have you managed to deodex an Android 9.0 based ROM? Neither smali/baksmali nor vdexExtractor seem to support android Pie and just leave me with shitty cdex files that I can't convert into proper dex.
Have to deodex my ROM in order to patch it for Signature spoofing for MicroG to work. What a clusterfuck.16
Has anyone tried running a Nextcloud / Owncloud instance on a Raspberry Pi? How's the performance? Is it sufficient or do you really need a powerful server?17
What do y’all think of pCloud?
I’m currently looking to get away from Google Photos / Drive and was contemplating OwnCloud, but I probably can’t self-host it and (as I’m a student) I can’t really afford a decent VPS.
pCloud is based on Switzerland as far as i know and offers 20GB of free cloud storage for photos and other files. Does anybody have experience?
I’m also contemplating Cryptomator for an additional security layer.
(Edit: Pardon the miscategorization, I just realized I posted this as a rant)7
So apparently these few lines of HTML/CSS can crash your Apple device due to a vulnerability / bug in Apples own WebKit implementation. Basically a DoS.
That’s the karma you get from enforcing browsers to use your own WebKit. It works on all apple devices as long as it’s safari.
Well done, Apple.14
People can shove their master/slave bullshit right up their asshole, shit it out, eat it, vomit it out and choke on it to death.
Why on earth do we have to deal with this stinking ratshit debate? As if anybody really cared how this terminology is used. Changing this won’t end slavery or other issues in our imperfect society.
I’ll tell you what, these moronic cunts even contribute to its imperfection.
Fucking hell, please die in the dirtiest corner of the filthiest whorehouse in Africa from starvation. Then at least you’ll get a taste of the real issues that we should focus on in our world.3
My computer just turned itself on randomly and then refused to shut down.
Are the machines finally rising up against humanity or is this just my paranoia?12
What the fuck.
Overheard a conversation today with a bunch of 12-14 year old kids.
A: “Yeah I can’t do that, I have depression”. *raises nose, obviously trying to brag and impress friends*
B: “oh really? That’s cool, I am bipolar!”
C: “wow you’re both so cool, but I am schizoid!”
Saw them later trying to be privileged in a queue because they’re so special and cool with their mental illnesses.
Kids like these really deserve to suffer from these illnesses that they so mindlessly claim to have. This is why we can’t have nice things in the world.
And this is particularly offensive to people who actually suffer.
So PSA: the next time you see a kid bragging about their mental health issues like a douche, please do us all a favor and punch them in the face really hard.3
Neighbor played music again. I deauthed him again. Roughly 30 seconds later, the music stops and I just hear a childish screaming and banging (I assume he was banging his speakers against the wall).
Fucking beautiful. I wonder how long it will take him to realize.15
Listening to David Gilmour's guitar sorcery always calms me the fuck down.
Adding some decent dark beer and casual coding to the mix just got me in the zone for half the day and I'm probably more relaxed than I ever was before.5
So turns out that several rats have been living inside our schools old coffee vending machine. Which is why we got a new one a couple of months ago.
I’m really lucky to have never used that old vending machine as all my coffee needs were covered by a really kind teacher (the teachers have a fancy as fuck coffee machine).
But probably every single student (including me) deserved to drink rat piss.4
I swear to our lord Lucifer, if you put another silly and completely unrelated ball of cringiness (commonly known as ‘emoji’) in the end of your text message, I will drain shit and blood from your asshole with a giant syringe and smear it all over your ugly, make-up littered face so that you can draw your favorite emoji in it.
To some extent, I can understand the use of emojis. Feelings and messages are better conveyed by the use of an emoji in a textual medium.
But a fucking monkey covering its eyes? A motherwhoring upside-down winky face? A god-damned girl holding up both hands? What the fuck does that even mean? Jesus roof-jumping Christ.
And don’t even get me started on these creations of Cthulhu, Snapchat filters.
If you, a completely random girl, won’t stop spamming me with your vanity-filled, stupid, ugly as fuck photographs, I will personally make sure that you die a slow and painful death, after which you go straight to the darkest pit of hell, where the only thing to eat is aids-infected cum and dirty rats and where you will be raped and tortured eternally.
Sorry for another non-dev related rant, but this had to go off my soul.25
Finally, after multiple years of being tortured with incompetence, german accents and bullshit I have gotten a decent English teacher.
A man in his mid-sixties who has a doctor in English linguistics and speaks flawlessly.
The type of teacher who is consequent, but not strict.
The type of teacher who gladly throws the curriculum out the window and rambles about other interesting and worth knowing things, and yet still manages to prepare us for exams. This kind of teacher.
And I’m fucking happy that I will do my A-levels with this man.9
PSA: don’t go all drama if somebody leaves devRant.
It’s a social network, people might leave at some point. That’s normal. There’s no fucking rational reason to stir up drama, especially on a place like devrant. This just adds to the toxicity that everybody is complaining about.
And if you are sad that your ++ count dropped, learn to accept that this is just another useless number.
Just came back from the probably most German thing ever.
An event with cheap piss water that’s being sold as beer, French fries, grilled German sausage and most importantly, Schlager, which is the most annoying music genre you’ll ever hear.
Such events should be finished with a napalm bombing.
And people who drag you to these kind of events - especially parents as in my case - should be sued.12
Oops, I “accidentally” deauthed my neighbor’s kid. Poor guy. Now he can’t listen to his shitty music on max volume. How unfortunate for him.
I hope his rectum is punctured and ripped apart violently with a scorchingly hot pole.16
Fucking kids blocking the coffee vending machine!! Please decide whether you want your hot chocolate with or without sugar BEFORE you’re the next in the queue!!5
Interesting. Turns out that the German army uses Windows XP for their entire IT infrastructure. Even on ships and stuff.
Incidentally, they’re building a new military branch called CIR which focuses on cyber security and defense.
And they’re working with a deprecated and shitty operating system that’s basically Swiss cheese when it comes to security.
Dear Bundeswehr, you seem like a nice employer, but damn it. Who the fuck would use WinXP?19
Small PSA, brought to you by Little V Mills: https://m.youtube.com/watch/...
Don’t be a fucking dick.
So this happened.
S = my stepfather
M = me
M: *coding in the zone, generally not giving a fuck about my surroundings, I don’t even wish death to my neighbor who is blaring out his shitty loud music again*
S: *comes into bedroom carrying a printer, puts printer on desk*
S: *staring in anticipation*
M: *confused* What do you want?
S: my printer isn’t working, take a look at it and see what’s wrong [editor’s note: that’s a quote]
M: I’m kinda busy here. Besides, I have no clue about printers.
S: but you’re into programming!
M *thinking: not this bullshit again*
M: *breathes in, tries to come up with a nice analogy to clear things up*
S: *pretending to be my boss* Alright, Mr. [last name here], my printer is broken and I need you to take a look at it. I have to print a very important document.
M: Mr. Boss, unfortunately, this task is out of my scope. You see, I’m working in software development and am busy planning this very important new project. If you have trouble with your printer, please be so kind and reach out to the sysadmins or the IT helpdesk, you gotta pay them for something, right? If you’ll excuse me now...
S: *poker face*
S: but you’re....
S: *starts sweating and turning red, realizes that he has hit a dead end*
S: could you _please_ look at my printer when you’re done?
M: alright, when I’m done.
At least he asked nicely in the end.3
If you ever create a CLI tool, don’t you fucking dare to include dashes in the command. If you include dashes in a command, you are a sadistic piece of dick cheese.
A pissed user15
This kind of junk happens everyday.
TL;DR: how do I send clear signs that I don’t want to engage in social interaction without being a dick?
M = me
S = Some guy i don’t know
S: “Hi, how are you?”
M: *thinking: I don’t know you, fuck off* “I’m fine.” *turns away, avoid eye contact*
S: “Nice. I’m feeling very good today. Where are you from?”
M: *thinking: it’s none of your fucking business* “I don’t know you and I won’t tell a stranger where I live exactly, but I live around the XYZ area” *looks at phone impatiently*
S: “Oh that’s nice, I know someone who lives there as well”
M: *thinking: do I look like someone who fucking cares? Gtfo* *nods* *opens devRant and starts reading to look busy*
S: “So what do you do in your free Time?”
I’m usually very direct and blunt when talking to people, but for some reason I can’t straight up tell them to fuck off. Being polite does not help either, they just stay persistent.
Please send help.23
Good friend of mine asked me to teach her more about programming. Couple of hours later, she’s hooked up into her first little game and is coding in the zone.
She even successfully rubber-duck-debugged today!71
Was watching Live Free Or Die Hard yesterday.
The entire movie resolves about a bunch of evil hackermen who try to hack the entire US or something. The amount of pseudo-hacker-stuff and buzzword shit made me cringe my eyeballs out. One scene in particular stayed in my mind.
*Bruce Willis and some edgy hackerboi are in a power plant and are trying to fend off a cyber attack by the evil hackermen to prevent a blackout.*
Bruce Willis: you have to defend the power plant from the hackers and restore the power!
Hackerboi: I’m on it!
BW: What’s taking so long?
HB: I’m updating the mainframe and isolating the API to boot the host!