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It's interesting when I go back to old code that I haven't touched in awhile that calls an external library, I have new questions like "why can't it ..." then discover that it can... Just that the original usage was incorrect.
Sometimes generalising to interfaces is the problem...4
I think COVID has made me a workaholic...
That or the project I'm working on is interesting ... Somewhat...
I own the whole thing, because no one else has enough experience with the existing projects that it builds upon.
Sorta feels like I've built my own kingdom but I have to manage it all too...1
Do you ever come to a solution but forget what the original problem you were solving for was?
I just tried to do a large number multiplication in my head but now forgot what I needed it for...
And after plugging the solution into Google and what I can recall... Seems the answer is wrong as it's indivisible by one of the terms that was involved in the multiplication...4
Isn't it obvious?
He ran the most well known tech company at the time; who I wanted to become when I was a kid when I first started programming.10
I spent all afternoon playing WPT poker.... But couldn't win much...
Basically now just self destructing going all in.... Just got the thrill off it ..4
The one time that I decide to not skim the company newsletter because I've been super busy...
It apparently stated that today would be a holiday....
So I logged in and worked all morning till I asked my boss why they weren't in...
At least it's wfh... And well with I need to get done sooner or later....
Now I'm going to binge tv all afternoon....
Hm... Not much different... Mondays off too... More binging....
Spent yesterday and this morning working on a project my boss pulled me away to do.
Just got told it's not needed anymore
Thanks for wasting 1.5 days...
It was actually decided on a late night meeting but he forgot to inform me this morning...7
Does anyone get the feeling that as they become more senior, they care less about meeting "best practices" and more of just "good enough"?
Best practices being everything in those books about TDD, unit testing, design patterns, design artifacts.
Good enough: enough so it won't blow up in prod, some tests but not 80-90%, some docs. Basically not like those public docs, open source projects/frameworks where function is covered
When I first started professionally, I was all about efficiency, good design, reducing technical debt, clean code.
But now, I look at problems and instinctively I may make these decisions but I don't really think about it much. First goal is to just get something working, clean it up later... Maybe.6
Yep think I'm starting to get a bit kookie.... I'm starting to track whenever songs are playing in my head8
I just realized that I may be hard to fire because I create a lot of apps. All other devs on my team work on the same big projects and maybe share code more.
But I tend to be the only dev for a lot of my work. In addition to building and deploying a few standalone projects.... That no one else has used. I write usage and design docs but nobody reads those.
And one application is very complex, has many parts. It even took me a while to pick it up at first and I've been the only dev on it for years... So built a lot of things on top.
Today I was actually talking to the business team that uses it and they were like when is feature A, B, C going to be done. And I finally said, has to be one at a time bc I'm the only dev...
Though last week I did ask for some help to look into one of them while I worked on another more complex one but I gotta train them. And well their part involves only a small part of the entire app.
I just read about the Thunderbolt port vulnerability but it seems that port is interchangeable with USB C, just faster? But basically any USBC ports are vulnerable then? Or just the rounded ones like on phones?
Normal USB 3 rectangular ports on PCs are fine?5
Well this explains why I'm a programmer...
First off, what do you love doing? Secondly, what are you good at? Thirdly, what does the world need? Lastly, what can you be paid for? Think of your answers as a Venn diagram; you’ll find your ikigai where all four circles overlap.2
Not sure what I should put this under but I just had an app idea. I've tried journaling but can never keep going for more than a few days but if I have like a conversation with someone one like "how was your day?" or I start an internal dialogue, I can go on for a while and just feels natural.
So I'm thinking what would be good is if I had a virtual chat buddy/psych like a continuous QA but but also smarter then cyberduck and can save the whole chat. So it basically is/can become a journal or even a blog post.
Wondering if there's something like that already or some chatbot could help?
Think I heard something before that Facebook may have one but I think it's a huge ML program that needs to be trained on a lot of data.
Any your thoughts on this idea?9
And the finale of my day was spending an hour + trying to figure out why a Java program with outside dependency loading runs in Eclipse but not CMD....12
All the young kids get to work on new projects with the shiny tech....
I feel left out :( I'm only 30 and pretty sure skill-wise I can still kick everyone else's asses on my team...
But I guess I'll remain in the "nanny" role yelling at them whenever something fucks up....7
I have some app ideas and improvements I'd like to add to some existing apps. Currently these are just end up as notes in my to-do list because I don't want to setup the dev environment again at my parents place... On an ancient desktop...
Which I just use to download anime since jdownloader can be installed... But apparently all the download link are either dead it it can no longer get around the latest truck AdFly is using...
TLDR I'm procrastinating from all coding projects that I would be doing if only I we're back at my place and instead binging on anime and tv
I just thought of a potential webapp ideas while talking a shower. Still need to give it some thought but wondering how best to built it out? Sorta like a message board/kiva/change.org
I'm thinking #1 is backend + REST api. Then just create a webapp using React Native so it can be used mobile and browser?
Probably will build the first prototype though using either C# just to test the APIs...
But I guess how do you break a project up. Do you build backend first or do it feature by feature (both backend and frontend)?
And well what about hosting? Do need to decide now like AWS/Heroku... Or can I just build on local? Need a db though...3
I feel fine for the whole day but the moment I get off work, I just feel tired and want to take a nap...5
Apparently when people with no avatars show up in notifications, devrant defaults then to a single random? Avatar. Changes though every few 30sec/refresh?
First one was rutee17
It's strange... We had a proper issue related to web dev but no one asked me to take a look...
And well usually for issues no one can figure out, they usually come to me... But it seems feels like they're avoiding me.
¯\_(ツ)_/¯ maybe I'll just watch on the sidelines though the issue is if they ever do what up coming to me, the issue is then super urgent since they wasted all the time and users are now pissed as hell....3
I was willing to give Edge a try when it popped up in the Bing result for Chrome. I just installed Win7 on an old laptop for my dad...
But MS decided to use some JS popup that doesn't draw properly in IE 9? ...
OK.... Chrome it is then10