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So... some guy at the company I work for complains to software dept that we've broken his app.
He's saying we've removed the drop down list from this field he uses....
We're all like... there's never been a drop down list there?!
it escalates and some big-dogs get involved. One of us has to go out and see him. Turns out the "drop down list" was his browsers saved autocomplete history, and he had changed browsers.
I worked for a company that was in entertainment news. Specifically rock music.
On the terrible night of the Battaclan (spelling?) terror attacks in Paris. Few years ago our site was one of the first to run the story (the main attack happened at a rock concert). Anyway the tech debt that we’d been complaining about for months reared it’s head. The site got so much traffic that it was just fucked all night. Literally couldn’t get the databases back up for about 7 straight hours.
Can anyone recommend a tool I can use to allow my users to crop / position their profile images before they are submitted to s3?
I’m building in laravel but I’m guessing the best solution will be some JS library.
I’m really struggling with this.
I am getting hugely fucked off with the new captchas that are everywhere (well hardly new but I swear they’ve gotten worse).
I’m taking longer to do captchas now than I am to post on forums.
I want to find the guy who came up with this and break my fist off of his cunt.4
Posted on indie hackers if anyone fancies reading my short blog on launching SongBox
Launched my product yesterday. Been working hard on it for a year.
Got a bunch of day 0 signups from all over the world. I’m super delighted. Then I see a bunch of them “broken” in my database.
I dig in and... long story short:
Twilio are cunts. I thought they were a world beater. THEEE messaging api on the market.
Well it turns out you can’t sms North American numbers without setting up special provisions.
I can sms fucking Botswana and Ghana and Iceland and fucking KUWAIT (I actually got a member from Kuwait), but Twilio can’t fucking sms A-CUNTING-MERI-FUCKING-CA6
My product has just been hunted on Product Hunt by Chris Messina:
I’m fucked off tonight.
I’m having to pull a very complex data set out of dB and loop through results in a table.
Easy, done, but one of the Columns I’m pulling out needs further broken down. It’s a comma delimited string.
I can’t get the data, and inside the same loop explode that string so that the contents can be handled independently.
Raging! I have foreach loops inside foreach loops and arrays inside objects that are inside arrays.
I’m going to bed furious.2
My app is finally on the Apple App Store.
The rant: how bloody difficult was it to get on there?! They scrutinise EVERYTHING. My promo copy, my screengrabs and also it seems that there is code that works on iPhone that doesn’t work on iPad.
I thought it was designed to be the same for ease of development? However I found a function that works perfectly well on iPhone but breaks iPad.
Anyway I guess in the long run this keeps the App Store’s quality level high and it isn’t the Wild West like the google play store. However it’s still pretty annoying. I can see why devs get angry about Apple’s process.2
This awesome experience from Apple highly encouraged me to read their 80,000,000 word terms and conditions.1
I’m reluctant to comment on the github / Microsoft thing because to be honest, the way a lot of people are reacting to it is just completely retarded, and it’s had far too much airtime.
Anyway... if you’re gonna leave GitHub because they’ve been acquired by Microsoft, then just shut up and leave. No one gives a fuck. Least of all anyone at Microsoft, because you’re probably not paying for anything there anyway.
Just fucking go to bitbucket or gitlab already... however I bet the vast majority don’t end up leaving.4
Installed iOS 12 beta 1.
OBVIOUSLY it’s buggy, but as an early adopter I’m fine with that.
I’m loving the hugely enhanced privacy measures and the “screen time” feature which really breaks down your device usage into tangible data bites. It’s depressing to me when I see how often I pickup my phone, how often I’m on it, how many notifications an hour I get etc.
I’m really going to take advantage of these new tools to extremely minimise my phone usage.
Would anyone willing to give my new web app a test run email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
nothing in it for you but a "thanks" and the warm glow of finding all my mistakes I'm afraid.28
Experiencing it right now.
As I type this I am sat in hospital having lost power to my hands over the weekend.
I work a day job, I have my own startup that I’m working on and I’m also freelancing on another startup.
Just been diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome. It sucks. My hands feel about as a strong as a particularly weak 4 year old girl.14
I was just about to post on here asking for a final round of beta testers for my web app before launch, and just before I hit “post” I thought of a massive issue.
I just upgraded a large project from bootstrap 3 to bootstrap 4.
It was more annoying than I thought it was going to be.
Built a little MVP over the weekend and put it on Product Hunt today. Check it out:
Asshole marketing director again.
We’ve just finished a bit of work with some marketing agency. They ran some ad campaigns for us, no biggie.
Anyway marketing director emails them, copies me in and asks them if the have any “tips on our approach to development”
WHAT THE FUCK?!
The things that happen when you don’t have a fucking meat cleaver in your hand. I swear this guy is the fucking King of Cunts. I could kill. I think the jail time might even be worth it!!
Fuck you, autocorrect.
If I type the same thing, the exact god damn same cunting thing, multiple times will you just fucking accept that I am actually intending to write that word and move on?!
You fucking cunt!1
I’ve a client who wants the CTA (call to action) on his homepage - a button - to be the same colour as the background. The only way it won’t be invisible is because their will be drop shadow on it.
He thinks this will increase conversion. I think he’s insane.