About'99 baby King of microoptimizations. Full stack developer before knowing what full stack developer meant. Coded REST APIs before knowing what REST APIs were. My style has been described as "Functional and symmetrical.".
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Go to sleep, you don't need to be half an hour looking for the cause of the bug that ended up being a typo.1
Ok apparently I forgot rants can only be edited within the first 5 minutes, I thought it was 30, and you can't rant 2 times in 2 hours so I'll have to wait before posting this.
So, I'm doing a Genetic Algorithms class, something I liked since I was 15 yo and didn't know shit about coding, but I loved the carykh videos about it. (here is part 1: https://youtu.be/GOFws_hhZs8 )
The yearly class consisted of 3 little projects to be able to do the final exam and an investigation project to pass the subject without a final exam.
We had to make teams, and I got together with 5 more people.
I have a lot to say about these 5 people, but the only thing I'll say is that I was the most experienced programmer among the 6 of us, if they had any experience at all. Mind this is a third cycle class.
We were allowed to use any technology, as long as we wrote the important algorithms by hand, of course.
The development of the first project was such a mess, that one of the members left the subject.
While developing the second one, we were given the topic for the investigation project; fractals.
It took a lot for us to find an application of fractals where we could use genetic algorithms. Once we found it, fractal antennas, we had to learn about antennas, so we interviewed professionals, and such. We ended up learning to evaluate antennas.
We also found a site that used some parameters to generate fractals, we had the parameterization.
We just had to code it. It was July and we just had to code it by October.
We were 5 people, and "we" were so busy writing the little projects, we fucking couldn't finish the investigation project.
We just had to write the proper algorithms and GUI specifics, without even having to write boilerplate (we used the first project as a template), and they still took so much that we didn't have time for the important project.
That sucked, because I had been coding and investigating in many weekends, I spent countless hours on them, I had to pause development on other projects for these ones; and after all that we have to do the (very shitty) final exam.
Since May, the average people together "working" on the different projects was 2.6. And 100% of the time, I was one of them.
We tried to speed up things in the last months but even with the deadline on us and the project not even started, there was no time we all got to work together.
Dude projects don't just get made, someone has to develop them.
It's so sad we had the project ready to be made and 5 people couldn't finish it. There was so little to do to pass and yet these people couldn't.
I guess it's my bad too. I wish I could rush the project in a couple of weeks, but unfortunately the guy with a job and 8 other subjects can't.
You can find the project in my GitHub. I'll do a requiem of what it was to be one of these days, after I catch up with all I left aside for this subject...3
MY GENETIC ALGORITHMS INVESTIGATION PROJECT. I WANTED TO RANT ABOUT THAT SO THIS WEEKLY RANT IS PERFECT. I can't write the whole rant rn, stay tuned.5
People in 7-8 years will move on to other languages, look back on their Python projects and think "What was I thinking?? Why would anyone do that??".
I'm calling it.26
I'm pretty sure they had the new version of the file available and there was no need to translate an old one to monkey language, so I had to manually copy everything.
Why. This just escapes me.
I want to finish it so badly. I have everything I just need time.
Every time I see the code I wanna dance. I want to work on that so much but I haven't in a long time, I want to refactor everything (I've changed a lot in that time), it will be so delicious.
If you are curious about them you can see them in my github account.
And of course the rest but with these I'd be so satisfied.
Hey, I want to name a library of mine something like "San'stools" So it's like "the tools from San" but it can also be "San's stools".
I looked up if stools meant what I thought it meant, little seat stuff, but apparently it's also dump...
Would it be too disgusting? Should I use another name?
How often is the word stool used to refer to... you know...?6
Should I contribute to someone's GitHub profile readme? Or should I tell them the problems I found?
Bare in mind I don't like this person, but I respect them.7
Every time basically.
Coming up with complex Excel formulas.
Cooking products in a weekend.
Setting up and printing a shit ton of spreadsheets in a minute with a VBScript.
Yep, every time.1
Any cool buttons and inputs CSS library?
I just need cool / elegant / nice buttons and inputs. If it has some image niceties or something else it's ok.
I did little Googling, ngl; I'll look a bit more later in the day, but I figured maybe someone here may have something interesting to comment.8
I need to practice to get my driving license.
Since I can't ditch work or university, what should I take time from?
- Personal projects.
- Spending time with my girlfriend.
Thank you for the 20-20-20(6) rule.
I think I read about it here, I don't know if it helps but I do feel better.
I recommend it.13
Fuck it, I think I'm going full Kotlin.
Looks SO cute.
I'll use VSCode btw. Only VScode.10
My practice Java teacher sends us songs each Friday (after class).
He's such a cool dude.
Here's the last:
You RESTful API developers / consumers will enjoy it.1
Why isn't already a Font Awesome plugin for VSCode where you can look up icons by keywords like in their website?
I'm pretty sure it wouldn't be that hard to make AND it would be pretty useful.
Yes, I would make it if I knew how.
Yes, I hope I can one day make it but I have been running on 5.5 hours of sleep for the last month. Not good for someone used to around 7.2
I was gonna be an Electrical Engineer.
It was the last year of highschool, I was offered a job if I learned how to code.
I did. I loved it. Later I went for Systems Engineering instead.
3 years later I don't regret it, but I'm also starting Electrical Engineering in parallel next year.
Wish me luck, but it's ok if I die I guess.2
I like Firefox a lot.
But it isn't very nice with WPAs, an area of my interest, and downloads PDFs instead of showing them...
Plus I have seen Vivaldi is pretty good for quite some things, like tabs groups and tabs hibernation, has notes, a cool calendar...
But Chrome's console...
It's the only reason I stay with Firefox. (I not only use it at work, but I also use the command line as a pocket JS engine for little scripting and parsing.)
If only I could get selection bracket wrapping and a multiline editor... is it that hard?4
I wanna have a very funny email account so I can actually use it for job applications I'd likely be rejected from. Just in case I ever have one.
Something like firstname.lastname@example.org, or something even more bizarre.
What's your best shot?9
Why THE FUCK would Array.fill(arr) use arr's REFERENCE?
I know it's the default behaviour on parameters but WHY WOULD YOU WANT THAT BEHAVIOUR IN THAT METHOD?3
Website from 2011.
Made from a 2007 template.
The database was in latin1.
The template wasn't even a good one, an adapted hotel booking example for a main page, contact, and news.
There were unused variables and weird functions everywhere.
3 years later and I still don't understand how it managed images. Not that I care to look back.
Electron vs Java + a webkit browser for UI?
I'm really intrigued by your opinions.
Btw I'm considering the difference in resulting software quality (perfomance, weight, etc.).
Would the UI defeat the benefits of using Java?2
Last month I discovered my girlfriend created a GitHub account some time ago just because she saw the icon was like a cat in the Discord Connections settings and was curious about what it was.
That's the most adorable dev-related thing that has ever happened to me.10
Something like what the optgroup tag does in Excel.
Why is something this simple so hard to find how to make?