About<aboutme> If anyone bothers to read and screenshot this, I'll personally build you a website for free* </aboutme> *FAKE NEWS
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I haven't felt an urge to post on here in a while just because things have been going so well. But this month, is just not that kind of month anymore.
I'm upset. I'm upset by how I've been uprooted from my routine. I know I shouldn't be that bothered by it and things always change. But what the fuck is this company thinking to be using it's own fucking home baked ticketing system!
WHAT THE EVER LIVING FUCK IS THIS SHIT!
Let's go over the issues it has
1. I can't fucking email my clients through it
2. all emails are not recognized automatically. In other words each new email creates a new ticket if it does not have the tracking number attached to it.
3. I have to fucking hunt around in my inbox that is now bombarded by every email that is created for this ticketing system. Slap on a fucking tracking number. And then HOPE TO FUCKING GOD that the person on the other end doesn't erase the subject and cause the system to create a new ticket just for it.
Let's go over Zendesk which they've decided to decomission.
1. I. DON'T. HAVE. TO. DO. ANY. OF. THAT. FUCKING. SHIT.
2. That's it. It's fucking simple
Seriously. They forced me off of my original platform because this company already had a "ticketing system", if you can even fucking call it that, working.
And just if you weren't aware, all of this change happened because my company got bought out. It got bought out by this behemoth company that isn't willing to let me continue using a system; that has been very efficient, mind you, and instead make me use their system.
I. FUCKING. HATE. THIS.
Every fucking day! I have to do this stupid bullshit of emailing clients from my personal work email instead of on the direct ticketing system.
When I first started using this thing I actually thought I could use it to email the clients. For a solid two weeks I was "communicating" to clients through their ticketing system. Only to find out that the entire time those clients were not getting my actual fucking email! WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK?
Then these guys tell me after the fact. "Oh that's strange... We never noticed that you can't send emails through it... We always just had used our work emails."
Are you fucking jerking my chain! You guys have literally been sitting in this slimy pit of hell for so long that you don't even know there are better options out there!
You don't have to fucking live this life!!
I don't think I'm going to make it. Something needs to change. And I know upper management isn't going to do it, because I fought hard to try and keep Zendesk. They are not keeping it. After this next quarter it is officially gone.
I'm trying to think of coding solutions to make my situation better... But I shouldn't have to fucking do that! There are perfectly good working solutions out there, and this company doesn't want to budge because "that's the way we've always been doing it"
I'm going to fucking rip out my hair.
So here I am testing some python code and writing to a file. No big deal. But damn is it taking a long time to get data back from this API. Ah it's fine I'll let it work in the background.
40 minutes later.
Oh! The requests timed out. No big deal. I'll just cut out the parts that are already done.
1st request in.
I wonder what the file is looking like.
Only showing 1 request.
I should have more than that.
*Suddenly realizes that I was writing to the file and not appending.
Back when I was younger my first contact with the master and slave terminology was through my old windows 98 computer. It would boot up and say something about the master and slave drive doing stuff.
And this was also about around the time that the "Prince of Egypt" movie had just came out.
And so in my, oh so wise little mind, thought that the master drive was whipping the slave drive into action.
So maybe, just maybe, changing the terminology might be a good thing, because my psychotic little mind was oh too happy about the idea of a master and slave drive duking it out in my computer.3
Newcomer: I can do fizzbuzz in 6 lines of code
Experienced: I can do fizzbuzz in 3 lines of code
Professional: I can do fizzbuzz in 1 line of code
Enterprise: you did not create the user epic for this problem, I can't accept these solutions until you have done this. Please speak with Mike on getting this properly setup. I expect a full report of this by Monday.
Them: but it's Friday...
Enterprise: Get it done. I am not paying your overtime either
I recently received a text to a sketchy URL. In my curiosity I tried to see if I could get the source code from said URL without actually going there directly.
My first attempt I did this with apitester.com, a website that is intended for testing APIs but comes in handy for a quick URL test and seeing what gets returned. Next, I tried an official website dedicated to telling me if a site is sketchy. Finally, I tried to CURL the url with a variety of different headers. Alas, all these attempts gave me nothing. I know if I clicked on this link through my Phone it would definitely direct me to a sketchy website, but I just can't for the life of me figure out how their backend is setup to know what is a real request and what is not.
My Question is this; what is the potential stack setup that this person could be using that would disallow anyone from testing the URL and force them to redirect to google and any real request to redirect to the actual website?11
I'm not going outside until like 3 months after they lift the restrictions. I'll let y'all deal with the bugs and crashes and resurgences. I'm not really an early adopter. I'm gonna wait until they release outside 4.2 the stable patch1
I once had a client who wanted a system where no matter what type of file someone uploaded we'd make a PDF out of it. I don't mean "print to PDF", I mean like a straight conversion. A picture, a doc file, a speadsheet, an MP3, a video, a CAD file, a .ivt file format you and I make up right now and tell no one else about for storing Iowan votes, anything.
I told him that was impossible.* There are indeed things out there where you can print to a pdf, but it would mean that a program that knows what a .grml file is, and how to represent it on paper, assuming it even can be, is involved in the middle.
He refused to believe me, and found a company where the sales person swore up and down their product could do it. I said "then you explained it wrong" and we went back and forth. It culminated in me being put in contact with THEIR programmer. I explained what he was looking for. Their programmer replied along the lines of "but that's impossible, and also what would a PDF of half these examples even look like?" I basically said "I know, but your guy is telling my guy you can do this, so you need to tell your guy to STFU before we ALL get roped into trying to convert Duke Nukem maps and zip files full of dlls to pdfs."
Luckily it finally died after that, but the whole ordeal took months.
*I'm being direct/blunt for the sake of brevity when recapping what I said, just fill in the usual "talking with a client niceties"13
Imagine an alternate universe where websites are actually just raw markup and style sheets.
People read this and imagine what the website look like.6
A company on my LinkedIn is looking for a Jedi programmer to hire again... I guess their first Jedi didn't fair so well.10
Slogging through half baked code, I wondered to myself... Who the fuck is Robert and where is he?
Quickly searching through Google and finding a handful of results I see that he had left long ago. Probably leaving for good reason. I'll never be able to ask him though. Never will I know why he left. He probably has a very sensible reason, but goddamn do I wish he left something that I could use to discern what he has created.
There is no documentation, no reasonable information about why anything was built the way it was, only just mountains of rusty ass baren code to scale down.5
I did a thing. And I'm super happy about it. I just wanted to share.
I bought an LLC and have registered a domain name for it. I know there's a bit of a stigma about people who are always saying that they have ideas. But I'd like to think those with ideas that are willing to commit to them and actually create something with the idea instead of making others do it, is what matters the most.
Anyways. I'm not going to share anything about the idea because it is still in its infancy and I want to release it when it actually has traction.2
Woah! Is that an ad I spy!
@dfox is this a bug or a feature?
Or is my machine just haxed right now?2
I wanted to see what would happen if I let a computer type for me.
It was able to reach 770 WPM but then my browser started to crash. So this is the best I could do. It doesn't look like the website was equipped for robots. Oops3
Seniority sucks sometimes.
Today I took the time to figure out the API for a shipping website.
I was super proud of this and figured that this could be useful for our application but the guy who has been there for 5+ years was like "no we have used an API for a previous client and caused the application to slow down by 1.2 seconds."
Of course in my mind I'm like, "but what was the API that you used? When I use it, it's running and returning in milliseconds. Surely you're not doing it right."
Of course because of his seniority I'm not going to say that.
It just sucks a lot because I spent a lot of time reverse engineering the API. It would have been nice to have been noticed for that work.6
Was asked to log into a website by my company and I swear something was up... I needed to double-check
Yup... it's even worse than I thought.6
I absolutely hate my math class....
But... what's this!!!? You're using an old ass website that uses a JSON API to send my lesson scores to my school's grading website?
Well damn... wouldn't it be a shame if someone were to somehow tap into that API and override the grades for each assignment?5
I don't have much to rant about mostly because my stories aren't very interesting but also mostly because I'm kinda unaware of people's anger.4
You want to know what's probably the worse thing about working where I work?
We are working with a language that has been obsolete for over 17 years.
But because the application is so heavily integrated between all of our clients there really is nothing we can do about it.
They are trying to move to ASP.NET but it is fucking slow as fuck.
I have to support this, and I'm learning a bunch of classic ASP that might not even be useful to anyone in the current work industry... maybe...5
GF: Honey... What is that thing called... It's like a neverending if statement...
Me: ... A while loop?
GF: YEAH!! It's a while loop in the brain!2
Yusuke Endoh: This is a Ruby program that generates Rust program that generates Scala program that generates ...(through 128 languages in total)... REXX program that generates the original Ruby code again.
Me: OH MAH GAWWD! WHY!!
Literally the worst part about my boss is that he has to talk over everyone. I can't get a fucking moment to say anything.
Its really fucking exhausting.
I've just learned to not say anything because it's not fucking worth it.1
Oh... You're holding my repo up for ransom? Hah you're funny. I'm not paying money for the garbage I haven't touched since...
git push -f3
You know what Linux has taught me? That above anything, a computer is just a tool. There is a lot you can do with the tool, but do not depend on it so much that you fear losing it.1