SkillsC#, Python AI in Robotics
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Well shit. I fixed everything wrong with my Ubuntu system after a dodgy upgrade to 18.04.
It wouldn't let me install or remove anything due to Miktex having conflicts with libcurl3 and libcurl4, I couldn't login to the graphical desktop either. After somehow sorting those 2 out over enough time (no solutions online worked for me) I ended up deleting all Miktex related files hoping I would just recover important files and reinstall. Then I used Systemback to recover and after half an hour of it still being placed on the Ubuntu loading screen I killed the power. Flicked it on again and a slightly broken 16.04 was on. It started back to something I recognized but no programs would work including Firefox. Tried a second recovery since we were on the right version of Ubuntu now and voila, I have kept all my files and gotten my system back to when I first installed all my Dev tools (or so I thought). Firefox would start now but all other tools would not, and configs for blocking touchpad input when typing and power saving configs have all been lost.. I also have to reinstall every program on the machine (umake does this easily fortunately)
Very happy with the Systemback Devs, not very happy with Canonical for the shitty upgrade procedure I experienced. I'll stick to 16.04 I reckon.7
Upgraded to Ubuntu 18.04 LTS using the built in upgrade option. Now my mouse drivers are shit, and I can't login unless it's in TTY. I just want my old system back now :( might see how to use the System back files I have since I was smart enough to do so a few months ago, has most of the software I want on it, and can take the files I want to keep off of this via USB. Meh, can't even rollback.
At least I can put this in the book to show that Linux systems don't upgrade nicely everytime either.7
Night time = anxiety inducing depression, worrying thoughts about relationship
Day time = nothing is wrong, everything is good including relationship
Seems the night fucks with my mind and it's even more frequent thanks to winter.
Taken to learning React to distract myself at night 😅7
I actually believe caffeine and dairy is ruining my mood and ability to concentrate.
I have the symptoms of IBS and dairy makes my stomach punish me as well as with my bowels (ew). But additionally I feel I need caffeine to function, have a shit sleep schedule because of it and find it difficult to concentrate or have the energy to work. Resulting in last minute work.
Recurring theme in my life, how do I change it?7
Fuck you Windows, I just went to clean the kitchen and you close all my Android Studio work and restart. Who fucking told you to? Cunt38
Bought me an Arduino Uno today as part of some cheap china robot arm. The holes in the acrylic don't accommodate the screws so I have to give up on the project for now.
Anyway, I tried to read analogue output from it with a joystick module as a quick test. Spent 30 minutes wondering why I couldn't read to console until I realised that bottom console in the Arduino IDE isn't for that... You have your own Serial Monitor *facepalm*
Anyone had any experience in reverse engineering WiFi light bulbs?
My SO and I dislike that our bulb only registers to one device at a time, I had an idea to communicate with it through a web application hosted on my RPi. Unfortunately, I am not a networks man (outside of basic CS education) and have no idea how to reverse engineer the protocols used to communicate with it from my phone and so on.
Head First C - O'Reilly
If you've ever been told to learn C first, then go ahead and get this book. It's the best C book I've ever seen but you don't just learn C when you read this book. You learn memory, pointers, string manipulation, splitting your program into multiple source files, structs, unions, some opencv, processes, system calls, sockets, threads and so on.
Safe to say after working through 200 pages, I'll enjoy the next 400 or so.7
Went onto Hastings Direct, couldn't get to my account after logging in. Just a blank screen. So I call them up and they say they will talk to their backend team who proceed to say wait 24 hours. I go to Oslo and on my way back (a week later) I login again. It is the same.
I look to see if they are hiding the buttons and if I can access them, yes they are. I'm confused. Is it standard practice to hide these components using display=none? I personally have always used the server to control this type of content. Not even a kid with the inspector should be able to bring themselves to pages they are not allowed to be on.
www.hastingsdirect.com -> my account if you want to look..
On my way to an interview in Oslo, stupidly in my hurry I took the train going the opposite way and realised 3 stops in the opposite direction. Wonderful start to the interview, emailed them but I'm afraid they now know they're talking to a stupid navigator :D
Company in Norway I'll be going to have an interview with, plus a technical test. They liked my CV but I'm definitely under qualified (and they know it, as my CV shows everything. #Honesty). The CV was passed on by a friend's partner. Initially it was just an informal chat/interview but now it's a two part interview with a technical test.
I'm ill right now and have a personality questionnaire to fill out for it, as well as a 20 page report to get done by tomorrow for Uni. I feel extremely rusty regarding technical stufd since I left my industrial placement as a web dev months ago and didn't use Python for the year I was there. This is a Software Developer/Data Analyst. My maths probably isn't the best either (though I'm happy to get better).
Time to prepare myself for rejection but a nice trip to Oslo! 😁
(And yeah, you can yell at me if you want. I'm aware this is just stupid but hey, it's devRant)5
Negative thoughts just won't get out of my head. It's so annoying because it happens 99% at night. I love my girlfriend and yet my brain wants to turn a simple comment "I love you more and more when I kiss you" into something negative simply because I don't 'feel' anything other than I got a nice kiss at the time. It causes overthinking and I always come to the same conclusion. "I love her very much, my brain is just being self destructive right now".
This is just one silly example but it extends into all aspects of my life (and definitely into my work). How can one stop instrusive negative thoughts and just be happy with what they have 😭1
Haven't made a rant in ages but FUCK I didn't realise just how badly car insurance companies want to fuck people over.
I've waited a month for my policy to start with X company and I needed my car 5 days sooner so I could visit family and help them out. Call them up and they effectively said they wanted bloody £1000 more than my current agreed annual price to push it forward 5 days. What the absolute fuck?
To top it off, the woman behind the phone almost went ahead with it and I had to slow her down; woah woah. OBVIOUSLY I do not want to be charged £1k more. On what fucking planet would I be okay with that??
Guess you learn more ways you can get dicked about as you go through new experiences. Already hate car insurance companies 🖕
Today is the last day of my job, and even though it's been a shit show and they have the worst possible coding standards here, oddly I'm going to miss it.
Hello unemployment, it's been just over a year now friend. If only freelance work was easy to come by; guess I can sell my body.
6 more hours and I'm a free man.5
So I moved rooms the other day, we had to accommodate my lovely gf. And so we went to IKEA to buy a desk big enough for the both of us. Looks great 😍😍12
I am thankful to the Mailspring error message for not letting me start the program without libsecret. Never send my password to the cloud 😘11
So I'm trying to check in on a flight via Wizz Air. The passport expiry requires you to use the calendar they have, doesn't accept input. Unfortunately it locks itself into 2019 regardless of what I do.
Gf sees me open the console and set the content myself. "What the fuck that is so illegal you bad boy. Oh my god that's fucking amazing!!1!1!".
Don't know if I should tell her what I did and how anything in a browser par trying to read Google Play Stores review info with a web crawler isn't all that difficult (fuck that frustrated me, gave up on that in the end.. their ToS don't allow it anyway..)
Ah well. Guess I'm a Hacker to somebody in the world now...
I like this idea, let's hope the Frenchman pulls it off. It'd be a exciting new alternative to what I already use8
I have £40 in Waterstones vouchers and need a good book that has practical exercises in designing MVC websites, software and/or games in Python or C#.
Essentially something to do when I'm bored; I'm proficient in both and have worked with each for 2 different companies. One as a web developer and the other as what I could only describe as a code glue monkey.
What would you guys recommend?2
Just finished Tetra Ninja's Let's Play of Detroit Become Human.
Thank God.. another let's play watched to prevent me from purchasing a PS4 Pro.6
Is Google Always listening?
Uh.. yeah. I believe so. I want a hardware switch for my microphone now.3
IT Support here is funny. I click a link a in my email whilst they remote in to demonstrate something. They are baffled and have to copy the hyperlink through the context menu and do the exact same thing.
What did you think would happen? I tell them each link is the same so it doesn't matter which they click, they are adamant it matters. So they take both hyperlinks and paste into my browser (choosing IE!). Now they are baffled and I am on hold.
All I want you to do is make sure you don't change where our support emails go, that's all. I didn't even need help, just needed them to not change things 😂1
Update to my previous rant:
This is what I got and below is what I sent. None of the added message was in our chat history which is creepy since it wasn't just a word that changed 😟
Uh... my girlfriend texted me and in her messaged put "I just realliced.." etc
I politely corrected her and she was adamant she hadn't spelt anything incorrectly, after showing her a photo she presents me a photo of the initial message and it is correct on her end.
"I just realised.." is what she sent and the photo confirms it; forgive my paranoia but what might that be?
I checked my default messaging app and my Textra and both have the incorrect word in there.15
An opportunity to make some money via a bit of web development at the company my gf works at has popped up. I don't know the details and I kind of loathe web development but hey, money!
However I have never dealt with another company or talked with them about hosting options etc, any advice or things I might need to know or do?
I know security isn't supposed to be an issue as it is just an open site for showing information; if I take it on I will likely make it using ASP.NET as that is what I use in my job.
Thanks in advance guys3