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SkillsJava, SQL, arch linux, Debian, git, maven, kotlin, Go, C and a little python
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Fried my best gaming mouse and a $200 KVMP switch using my laptop charger, which was conveniently on my desk, plugged in, and had the same barrel connector as the proper adapter.
Of all the shit plugged in, the only thing that made it out alive was a free, cheap ass Chinese keyboard that is so cheap the mushy keys were stuck together from the factory when I got it. Go figure.4
Aviation must be slowly dying because all everyone does is play fortnite and use noise cancelling headphones. Kids these days don't do anything useful, and they don't even have dreams about flying anymore because they're too self absorbed. In fact, they don't even see aircraft, because they're so isolated. The only career any kid wants to purse these days is professional gaming.
Read the full pile of shit here: https://aviation.stackexchange.com/...
Fuck this guy9
Fuck you Cisco, for telling me that protonmail emails are invalid! What else am I supposed to do, sign up for fucking Gmail?
Competed in a national cyber defense competition today. It included a month of preparation. I found my hate for node.js through my long, solitary bug fixing sessions with it. Went to the competition, put out fires on other machines that weren't my responsibility, and never even got hacked. I'm not bragging, I'm kind of pissed. I spent so much time on securing the thing, I'm kind of offended that they didn't try harder to break it. This is a weak rant, it's just dumb. I put a full month into this. Now my life has no meaning anymore 😔1
It is so fucking frigid here.
I can get frostbite walking to class. It's so bad that it's an actual emergency now. -60F, fuck me2
Australia is requiring every tech company that does business there to have backdoors for law enforcement. We are _all_ fucked. This is a big deal for everyone everywhere, because now not only are your services (more) vulnerable to attacks and spying, but your governments are more likely to pass this shit, too.
Furthermore, "In case you’re wondering, according to a survey of the 343 comments made on the bill while it was under discussion, only one of them — and not an Australian citizen at that — was in support. The Australian Parliament simply didn’t care." What the fuck does this say about the government? You draw your own conclusions.
Just read the fucking article, we are all fucked. This is pissing me off more than Net Neutrality. FUCK!6
Look at this guy, commenting on a fox News story about McAfee VS the IRS. What a fucking idiot.
Why do people talk about shit they have no knowledge of whatsoever? Especially these jackasses who go on news sites and accuse legitimate businesses of insane things, because all they know is incorrect stereotypes and they are too narcissistic to correct themselves.
What. The. Fuck!4
Gotta love SO.
*posts question expecting a downvote or two*
*notices 4 upvotes in the first 30m*
*wakes up in the morning with two answers and 3 mods voting to close because it's too broad*
This is honestly bullshit, I had links all over to similar questions with answers that _didn't work!_ Apparently 3 very specific paragraphs with code snippets wasn't enough to make my very specific issue clear.
I think the default tag should be undefined or, unfortunately, random. Too many people are just hitting the rant category to get exposure, and more still just don't think about it.
Please label your posts properly.6
First ever job fair, have never been through an interview of any kind, and I'm a major introvert.
Asked this huge company what they think the perfect applicant is. "basically you" 😅3
Huge job fair coming up that I'll be attending. Suits and all. It will be probably one of the bigger events of my life or at least year. I've never had an interview or attended a job fair, but I've of course done my research. Any tips on looking good and getting offers as a student?1
PayPal is a fucking piece of shit, I tell you.
So I moved away (such a relief) and had to change my cell carrier for better signal. Well, I free admit that I forgot to change it on PayPal. So when I try to log in the site tells me that I need to get a text or call with a code. Easy enough. But I don't have access to that phone. Mind you, I can still prove I'm the account holder, because I can change my password. But no matter what I cannot log in.
Call support. Go through 50 layers of robot menus before I find the secret hidden option of "Agent" which lets me wait over an hour for help.
Of course the agents there are monkeys (not their fault, it's managements'). They can't understand that I can't change my number when I log in (cause I CAN'T FUCKING LOG IN!). "Well I've locked myself out of the system trying to change your number [tried 3 numbers]," they said. "Call back in two days."
Called back. SAME SHIT. Wha kahnt u log in?? Waht exoktly dose it say? Leh me trah to change that fo u. Still not working.
So I call back and get third rep who has the decency to tell me that my account is locked because of the login activity being suspicious (true I guess, my VPN end node is often in the NL or RU and I'm a US citizen). So they still can't fix it.
Time spent so far: 4 hours, 4 days. Call back. Talk to one rep who says that the special accounts dept is closed, we'll call you tomorrow. Day 6 comes. Long LONG (5 hours) story short, the special reps and the supervisor can't do anything to help me, at all, except send me my money in the mail and close my account. What the fuck. It took me this many people to tell me that changing a fucking cell phone number is impossible? After spending in excess of 10 hours fucking around? How is it that the cell number is untouchable but my PASSWORD can be changed in 5 minutes?!
So now I'm fucked, because I wasn't able to pay for a univ class in time and I failed assignments cause we never had any warning from him and I had no way to pay for the fucking shitty ass website that uses flash and has no TLS/SSL enabled at all (and handles fucking payments), and has fucking popups with a lady that repeats the same fucking shit without warning with sound. Maybe that deserves its own fucking rant. It's fucking ridiculous. Fuck.
Don't use PayPal, they mess up everything.5
High school. Last year.
Long story short:
Asked school association for an internship. No response. Asked the principal. No response. Fuck off.
Second time I asked I was told to first implement a live streaming system for chapels. Sure, I said. So I took over completely. Grabbed equipment from a live stream system for sports games and made it work, shaving off 2/3 of the setup time and making a system that had far better audio and great coverage. Takedown time was further reduced when I organized all our equipment in such a way where we could manage everything from one cart and just plug in cables when we had to stream. Then I made more progress by being the first to make it mobile and run this system in another space for a concert. Most complex setup ever attempted. Worked flawlessly.
Found and trained a friend, who found his niche by working with other people I found, so I could work on the technical side without worrying about checking for schedule conflicts and whatnot. Trained him on almost everything, but didn't finish because he didn't understand it right away (or I suck at teaching). So he still asks me for stuff.
Basically got nothing for this whole process, even though I missed a bunch of classes and worked in my free time.
My friend got a job offer managing the stream.
Fuck life. Fuck that school.2
I found this in a restaurant bathroom. First time ever seeing something like this advertised offline. Pretty cool, eh?
Ps. No face reveal for you.1
Anyone able to explain why posts tagged as "rant" are congratulating specific users on things such as upvote counts (which were - - correct me if I'm wrong - - never meant to be a mark of popularity or something to be desired, after all that means you have a shitty life; they were meant as a way to show agreement with a topic) or other things like birthdays (yay, happy birthday from a random person on the internet that you don't know! 🎉) or even new relationships (good for you honestly but if it's a rant then you have a problem don't you?) and MEMES? Honestly.
If we don't respect the tags then they become worthless. What a waste of time the categories would be, even more a waste of time when everyone here was asking for them and tagging dfox left and right.6
My dog was attacked today. Again.
Last year I got to meet a neighbor's dog when it escaped is yard and ran into mine. Great dog, very friendly. But also big and heavy, and with my dog being protective of its domain (as it should be), I knew this would be a problem. But you know, most people should at least _try_ to improve when something goes wrong. Well, that dog got loose four more times last year. Once, there were other neighbors informing the guy that his dog was gone (didn't even notice). The owner started to behave like an asshole about these issues (or so I heard, I wasn't there, luckily for everyone).
Last year that dog got loose again and ran into my yard and attacked my dog. I was there to break it up, after my dog was beaten up and bleeding. The neighbor's also got some battle scars. Police did nothing. Neighbor did fucking nothing.
Today that dog came over AGAIN. Attacked my dog, continued even after mine gave up (they were still struggling as they were wrenched apart). Again, lucky thing I wasn't there, I have a knife and self defense is a legitimate concern. This time mine had to go to an emergency clinic and is currently trying to stand up straight. Neck is cut up and bleeding. Big scrape under the eye, wounds on his legs and near his ear. Neighbor's dog got away only with a hurt ear (extent unknown). Neighbor gets a fine this time and is finally getting the fucking point.
You would think after your pet runs off into traffic (I was pulling a trailer and this thing runs in between the truck and trailer, in the worst fucking spot possible) and attacks my dog (twice) the owner would get their ass to work doing something, but nooo. This story has no point, just a fucking rant. I mean what the hell. And it's all the more difficult because that dog is so nice to people.6
Motivational story of the day.
A while ago I decided to challenge myself to make a web panel that can manage many aspects of a particular kind of business- clients, payments, employees, all bundles into one. I- like the noob I am/was- decided to make the backend at the same time as the frontend, and I made an absolute mess of it. It took multiple days to write the backend.
Today I got my energy back up and decided to go for a full rewrite. I tried new things and I made an effort to make the code much cleaner, and I decided to do it properly: design the frontend around the backend instead of vice versa. I have a functional backend working now even though I started this morning, and it's much easier to use. It can now be extended by an api if I choose, and it logs in a nice way, is more customizable, and does the setup work for the user.
TL;DR Design backend first, then the interface. Save yourself and others some time.
*at fast food restaurant*
Friend: Hey ThreadRipper, you should look at the garbage cans here!
F: They're really cool. They've automatic flaps and they compact the garbage afterwards.
You're into tech right?
THIS IS A GARBAGE CAN.1
A relationship is, in my mind, like learning Rust.
There's a ton of excitement and hype about it. Everyone seems to think about it and talk about it all the time, but it looks so darn hard.
When you fuck up just a little bit, it complains and complains. It doesn't even let you run unless it's having a really good day and you manage not to mess it up.
Everyone wants it, some hate it, and everyone knows about it.
So goes my thoughts about relationships between humans.1
I'm looking to have a logo designed for myself and I was wondering if you all have any good examples of ones you're happy with that you'd be willing to share. Thanks in advance1
Got a letter today from some random company.
Our company is awesome and we need people to work for us! We have positions open in 8 cities near you, just go to <sketchy website with a broken robots.txt> and use your UNIQUE address rufbsjfhebd264737!
See anything missing? Yeah, who the fuck is this company? What do you do? Can I have ANY BACKGROUND WHATSOEVER? Their application website doesn't even give any info, and researching their brand gives a bunch of options.
Know what? Piss off, fucking arrogant bastards. I get that I'm young and most people need jobs, but just because I am and just because I'm a number that fit in your mass-mailing filter doesn't mean I'm going to beg you for a fucking job.
Assholes, realize: I am not a slave. I will work hard. I have a brain too (surprisingly). YOUR EMPLOYEES ARE WHAT MAKE YOU WHAT YOU ARE. Fuck you. Whoever you are and whatever you do (who the hell knows)6
Longest time spent on a bug: 4 years and counting.
Still trying to debug my social life. Fucking complex9
Major WTF moment today, leading to me nuking my phone and restarting (possibly with a ROM).
So here I am working, with my android smartphone in my pocket, screen on the inside. Get in the house, see my flash through the pocket. Hm, interesting. My phone seemingly unlocked itself (fingerprint locked), then went nuts.
It pulled down my quick settings and turned on the flash. It also opened up 5 different apps, minimized one (how?), opened up multi-window view and navigated through the open apps, and texted four people. Sent one gibberish message to one person, had pictures queued up to send to two others, and spammed the hell out of another. They were getting super pissed, just receiving message after message of shit.
How the fuck does this even happen?! I literally have settings enabled that don't let it turn on when it's in a dark place. I physically lock it every time I'm done. WTF. How am I supposed to trust it with important information if it can't even lock properly?
I've had this thing literally open right up without any password or anything before. And businesses rely on these being fucking secure. What the hell.
I'm nuking this thing tonight. Fuck.2