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LocationCape Town, South Africa
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Freelancers, what's it like?
Would you recommend it?
What stacks are must have?
What's maintenance like?
What's dealing with hosting like?
Is it mostly webdev? Is there any market for anything else really?
I'm thinking about going that direction. I've been burned by one company too many. I don't know how I can trust a company again. I also that if I have to really manually earn every last cent, might be the best way to make myself care about my work
I'm thinking about it8
Wound up talking about baby names with a friend
Apparently wanting to name my hypothetical future daughter Buffy is ridiculous13
Well, seems working in toxic corporate environments for too long has had an effect on me
"Please ask permission the day before when you have do something in the morning that will make you late" I wound up not being late after all but anyway
Sorry I come from a place where the only to get that kind of stuff down was by being cagey with information and leaving things as vague as "I have to run an errand" at the last possible minute
Sometimes I wonder if I actually want to be a dev forever. Problem is I'm too smart to do anything easier and too lazy to do anything harder
Any other South Africans here?
What y'all think of the loadshedding?
I think the bastards should all be rounded up and charged with treason and manslaughter14
I hate when installers have "British English" and "American English" listed
It should say "English" and "English (simplified)"13
Kinda wanna say my teammates are incompetent morons but the truth is I'm not much better
So saying that about them would be admitting it about myself4
>Burn easy af
>Start balding in 20s
>That's annoying in the first place
>"JUsT sHaVe yOuR hEaD tHeN"
>Don't like caps/hats
>Live in South Africa, see above about burning12
So this supposed dev ops job has devolved into first support.
This shit honestly doesn't even make sense to me
Time to start looking5
Companies: We're starting to rotate people back through the office
Devs all drinking their desks: Please no2
Definitely the time when already had the job and had been getting no negative feed back or anything, then suddenly half way through the third month of my three month probation "Yea, we're not keeping you"1
Currently literally sitting in a meeting about meetings. Like for real, the topic the last 15 minutes has been what the difference between 3 of the daily team meetings is.
Then the dumbass who booked this for two hours says about one of the others "an hour is long"4
First day back at work, lunch time now. So far I've been to one meeting and done no work. I can't get on to the vpn. We get OTP for the vpn via sms. Sms is taking so long to come through that it always expired by the time I get it
The kicker? I work for a cellular provider1
That moment when you're trying your damnedest to concentrate at work but all the info is just going in one eye and out the other ear1
I understand that climate change is a thing and all but it still screws with me every time it rains in Cape Town this time of year1
Much rather ask here than on a subreddit full of jerks
I have a PC running Ubuntu 20.04LTS that I use as a media server.
1TB Samsung HDD (Boot)
3TB Seagate Barracuda
2TB WD Blue
The 2TB and 3TB are NTFS drives. I formatted them that way because they are network shared to Windows machines. Often when watching videos off those drives, they kinda just stick for a second here and there. You know, like how a scratched DVD would.
This happens regardless of if I watching directly on the server or over the network on another PC or my TV
I tried copying a video over onto the boot drive and then it worked fine.
The 3TB has one bad sector and the 2TB is reportedly perfectly healthy. So any ideas?
Could it be as simple as bad sata or power connectors?
Speeds seem fine when copying to and from though20
So I'm at the office today. Really missing singing along off key at the top of my lugs while I drink on the job and work in just underwear.
Also missing all my screen real estate2
So it finally happened... A recruiter contacted me out of the blue with a long personalized message.
I'm happy with my current job and I realize a lot of are forever trying to escape relentless headhunters but 2019 and 2020 were not good years for me career wise, so silly as it seems, this is actually kinda a milestone for me1
"We need to have a meeting to clarify your role"
My head: Just give me a raise and then leave me alone
My mouth: Yea, sure. When works for you
My job is a little confusing.
My title on paper is support technician and I'm on the DevOps team but I have my own project to automate health checks. So most the accurate title for me would actually be Automation Developer Attached To [department name] DevOps1
Sitting with two of my friends
Me: You ever get a random eye ache? But like you actual eye not like that migraine behind it
Friend 1: Yes
Friend 2: Wtf? No
So the other dev knows what I'm on about but the civilian doesn't... interesting8
How you guys refer to non-devs?
I've started calling them civilians. Apparently calling them peasants is offensive.14