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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
Those of you who did some kind of programming class in highschool, did they teach you about git?
I was talking to a friend the other day and we both said the one thing we wish we knew back then was git. Both us had projects go completely missing or fubar at T-10 seconds. I don't recall even knowing that version control was a thing11
All of them lol
I'm working on my own streaming service. Yes, I know plex a thing but I've had issues with it and I'm honestly doing this more for the fun of it.
When it's ready, I'll run two versions. One that'll use to access my stuff outside my network, Plex style and one that hosts old movies that are now in the public domain. I'll use that one for demonstrative purposes5
You work on thing B while waiting to hear back about thing A
You are waiting to hear back about things A-G2
Well I got offered a position as the CTO of a local charity but the funding fell through. That job sounded pretty sweet.
Otherwise my dream is honestly not having one, like in a situation where I didn't need the money. I'd not working and basically just spend my time volunteering for stuff at my church1
The car I bought last week cost R10 000 (South African Rand) less than the house my parents bought in 1999...
Yea inflation is wack4
Looks like we might have a civil war here. Who knows? I might finally get to kill a commie
For legal reasons that's a joke21
My dad at my age: Running a whole department in the navy
Me at my age: Panicking because the company let me have my own project7
So I recently wacthed Prison Break
Right in the beginning, Michael takes the hdd out of his computer and throws it out the window
Me: Yea he should've dismantled that drive and thrown the pieces away in different places
Then later on someone else is trying to figure his plan and finds the drive and recovers data. Yea.. what did I say?6
That moment you get you chewed for not doing stuff when all you been doing the last two weeks is chasing the people that are supposed to get back to you about that stuff
Want me to make them do it? Give me the authority. Clearly having my manager talk to their manager isn't helping3
Literally every single task except one has me waiting on stuff from other people. The remaining ask is waiting on root access approved for a server
Uugh. I'd take dealing with some obscure bug for 4 hours over this nonsense1
Watching Dallas, yea old-ass Dallas.
Bobby Ewing gets kidnapped. They make an episode out of this. Sitting there thinking damn if this was Yellowstone Kayce would've just killed those guys and the whole thing would be like 15 seconds
On today's episode of Corporate BS
I must please go update logstash on this server. Okay, so I literally just need to ssh in and run "yum update logstash"
No, I need to apply for temp root access and depending who picks up that ticket, I may have to log a change request5