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Developer environment on Mac > Developer environment on Windows.
Just saying. Unless it’s for game development. Or for shitty server software development AKA Microsoft Server 2003.12
You don’t appreciate software if you buy Samsung cause they be ripping you off by selling you 90% hardware for the price of an iPhone!10
Doesn’t everybody use Fibonacci story dev points to estimate stories?
Doesn’t.. everybody..? 😞
For my BS, I paid people $70-90 to write essays for GE classes..
Is this wrong of me? Should I have written that paper about earthquakes myself?5
Here’s a joke I keep remembering on DevRant:
Someone asks about PHP in Great Britain being €.
Others responding saying to make it go faster you put the actual conversion rate €(0.88)
I still crack the fuck up thinking about it1
Some motherfucker at the gym called me. “Hey @growling, I am here with that gym you signed up with 5 months ago and your card for membership renewal isn’t working.”
“Yes sir. It’s 8am.”
“Don’t you think it’s a bit too early?”
“Did you get a new card?”
“Hey call me at lunch or something, I’m going back to sleep.”
“Okay, or you can call me. Goodbye”
Acting like you got better shit to do with your time.
Like he wanted to lecture me and say waking me up at 8am is fine. Like he wanted to say he came from a hardworking family and so he can say waking me up at 8am is fine. Shiiit dude my mom used to work with two broken hips for 7 days a week until I made six figures. Bless her heart, that’s why I got her a new car and money each month to pay all her bills. She’s been out of work for 2-3 years now. So lecture me. Only my mom can lecture me, boy. Cause she raised me to be an engineer.
Also, why do I see this everywhere as well? I get lectured for drinking beer on a Sunday or Monday during lunch at my frequent visits to liquor store.
“Don’t you have work?”
Yes, 9-5. But I’m an engineer. So it can be 10-6 or 11-7. Doesn’t matter. All of the stuff I do follows sprints and not direct interaction with customers!
I get tasks done and I teach interns to help me get tasks done. In time. And sometimes even more.
I know my schedule is so lax you want to criticize me. Maybe you think I don’t work? Or work as hard as you?
Tl;dr I intentionally act like a spoiled baby when it comes to work so that service/retail/manual labor people lecture me so I can tell them that we work differently than what they’re used to.
I have free snacks. Don’t get me started about gloating about free beef jerky. People hate me on online forums for doing that! Drink beer on tap in work kitchen. A glass of wine anytime I want. Sleep in until sometimes 11am. But that’s why I’m an engineer, buddy.2
Why don’t we make a pathos-filled video about high salaried software engineers suffering in big tech cities due to housing prices?
We can show a man who goes to some $20-30 dinner per plate with his wife and they come home to a studio apartment. They tip generously..
*Sad music starts*
“This is our life in Silicon Valley. And this is our struggle.”
We can even show one of them holding an iPhone 6s and that it starts lagging due to not getting that battery replacement from Apple.
“We can’t even dream about a house here. We have to consider going out of state where there aren’t even tech jobs out there!”
*Even sadder music plays*
But no joke. This life sucks. This is far from the dream life I dreamed off. This is reality.1
I don’t hate the Pixel. I don’t have the iPhone. Why? Because both the software and hardware together are made by the same company.
They’re worth as much as these companies want to price them. Then you get Samsung charging nearly as much.5
Took a side job for 1/4 of the price it should cost for a friend.
Kind of pissed off because it should be $4,000 for the hours I’m spending (80 hours) and losing valuable time with my friends and family5
Anyway to check if an area is ghetto? Would like to move into an apartment but don’t wanna drive there.2
Man.. I wish I became a barista instead of a software engineer..
Like I know we make a lot but think about how socially acceptable we’ll be once we make coffee in a cool way for people..4
So I’m having an argument with my gf.
Is it “Why is 6 afraid of 7?” or “Why is 10 afraid of 7?”
I fucking said that 6 has not seen the action of 7 eating 9. But 10 has, therefore he is scared.
If we were to iterate from 0 to 10, we would see that 6 hasn’t seen shit.
Let’s print out each number if we iterate through and find a consecutive 7, 8 and 9 then print out “Oh shit 7 ate 9.”
6 // Hey honey I don’t see anything here??
Oh shit 7 ate 9
10 // Someone call the fucking police
I can’t tell what’s cheap anymore. This salary is making me numb and I’m forgetting my low income roots. I saw a video of a girl who rented an apartment in Seoul Korea for $500.
Is that cheap? I don’t know??? Don’t ask me???14
DR-4798: Have notifications be marked as read only when clicked on instead of after seeing content
Priority: Should Fix
Some users are reporting that they are not seeing all of their notifications because one notification marks all other notifications as read. This is because users mostly focus on the notification tapped on and then return to the notification screen. But other notifications such as mentions may reside on the same page and thus marks notification as read leaving users to miss out on possible important responses, etc.
Let’s change the way we mark notifications as read by only marking them as read once clicked on not seen.2
Why does XCode take like 10 minutes to show or clear a syntax error? It doesn’t help that the language itself is verbose as fuck as well with its ever-changing method names and sometimes optional parameter labels with each version of the language1
!rant && survey
Which tech city do you hail from?
Primarily the city where you had your first job in the industry. Your engineering birthplace.
All bow before the mighty Silicon Valley!1
There are 3 types of questions.
Type 1 is a question that can easily be answered and mostly appears as the first result in Google.
Type 2 is a question that can be answered by stitching together various type 1 answers.
Type 3 is a question that has not been answered. It may be a bug you’ll have to find out about by reading an email chain 12 years ago or maybe a reason why epoll() doesn’t work on Linux VMs. There is no solid yes or no. You’ve most likely encountered this when reaching page 3 of your Google results and every link is purple (visited).
This is where depression and isolation hits. This is where you realize that if you can’t help yourself, no one else can (or has the experience and time to do so). This is where you must rely on your knowledge and infer an answer to your question pushing your concepts and theories to the extreme. If you solve this question, you’re solving it for someone else who may trek the same path later in the future. You’re solving it for the world!
If you’re willing to solve, attempting to solve, or even giving a reasonable inference about a type 3, you have a true engineering mindset.4
Why don’t we buy Apple iPhone clones instead of the real thing?
After all, we only care about hardware when it comes to smartphones!5