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Once out of desperation I tried applying as a ruby on rails web fullstack developer,
I had to educate myself for 1 week (until the test notice came) on the basics of ruby,
The employer did mention their doubts but they are willing to give me a shot at this, so I took it, I took the test, it was on hackerrank,
I passed theough the first ones with a bit of trouble, trying to make sure I understand the instructions and how-tos with the coding environment,
The middle ones was not particularly difficult once I got the hang of it, until I hit one last essay test to solve real use case,
I don't even understand what half the terms mentioned in that use case means, what it entails and what am I supposed to do to achieve the solution,
So I spent the last 30 minutes of the time trying to at least come with a good approach to solve the problem, but to no avail, I left the answer field blank,
Finally during the last 10 seconds I tried submitting the form but somehow I got an error during submission loading, then the timer ends and I got thrown back to the landing page,
Afaik the coding answers should have been saved, but I don't know how hackerrank works, whether it will send the partial answer even if the user didn't do the final submission or not,
I never heard back from them as well, so suffice to say I didn't make the cut, but it was very refreshing experience though4
Random shit I did recently, got myself a pack of police MRE,
"Black pepper beef with rice"
The rice is a bit hard, plenty of very tender beef chunks, and taste like canned corned beef,10
*a while ago
Me: deactivates a really old facebook account
Me: why is my old account is still active? maybe I did something wrong
Fb: we detected an irregular activity with this account, to confirm your identity, please contact 3 out of these 5 people and ask them to confirm your identity by going to this url below ....
Me: ...of all people, they picked 5 random ppl whom I barely had any contact with since 9 years ago,
I should have deleted it a long time ago4
Took me a while to find out that the unicode inside the error response from the api is \\u00.. and not \u00..
That's why the string.normalize() function doesn't work 😑
| sign out
| update and restart
| [restart] <- *click
Getting windows ready
Do not turn off your computer
Working on updates
Do not turn off your computer
Been working on this app for a while, everything is ready, everything is perfect, aaand submitted to app store,
Then it was rejected, I checked the resolution center,
Camera usage description unclear, ok shd be easy to fix, then...
"We noticed that your app uses a third party login service but does not offer Sign In with Apple", what the fuck???
4.8 Sign in with Apple
Apps that exclusively use a third-party or social login service (such as Facebook Login, Google Sign-In, Sign in with Twitter, Sign In with LinkedIn, Login with Amazon, or WeChat Login) to set up or authenticate the user's primary account with the app must also offer Sign in with Apple as an equivalent option. A user's primary account is the account they establish with your app for the purposes of identifying themselves, signing in, and accessing your features and associated services.
Sign in with Apple is not required if:
Your app exclusively uses your company's own account setup and sign-in systems.
Your app is an education, enterprise, or business app that requires the user to sign in with an existing education or enterprise account.
Your app uses a government or industry-backed citizen identification system or electronic ID to authenticate users.
Your app is a client for a specific third-party service and users are required to sign in to their mail, social media, or other third-party account directly to access their content.
What the actual fuck was that??
I've never seen, even once, an app that offered a sign in with apple option,
So I looked into it, and voila, new regulation, 12 September 2019,
What are these fuckers doing? This is the equivalent of "surprise mechanics" in EA's games, fuck11
My experience playing death stranding, [minor gameplay spoiler]
"What are you doing?"
Picking up some cargo
"Where are you going?"
Delivering those cargo
"What are they doing?"
Trying to steal my cargo
"What are you doing now?"
Building some infrastructures
"Oooh cool, what is it for?"
So I can deliver my cargo more efficiently
"You're carrying firearms?"
Yep, to protect myself
"From those who tried to steal your cargo?"
Nope, from BTs
"What is BTs?"
It's those floating ghost-like creatures
Revived this old timer,
Somehow cannot connect to wifi,
Battery seems to drain rather quickly,
Still sounds good with an ath-m50x,
And most importantly, audio jack!!
Fuck present day apple,6
Been setting up this xcode build config for almost 2 days and somehow the errors keeps coming out of the woodwork, this feels like one of those times when my skill level is not even enough to initiate a dialogue in fallout4
So this morning I was finishing up some unit tests, and my 8 yr old nephew asked me,
Hey unc, what's with all these "work" you're doing? Are you hacking? (Me running unit test console)
After a brief explanation, I managed to pique his interest with some css animations 🙆🏻♂️8
Last time a friend moved out, my other friend got a rice cooker and an electric kettle,
This time I'm moving out, and what he got from me are, small water dispenser, screwdriver set, clothes hanger, duct tapes, insect spray, half of cleaning sponge, half opened naphtalene balls 🙆🏻♂️2
The vendor we've been working with just featured our app on their website as their work,
All they did was writing shit that I had to scrape and rewrite 90% of it (literally), after that fiasco they only contribute in doing unit tests on existing component and still doing shit job at it,
Is this how it feels to have your effort being stolen by someone else?2
Never knew internet connection could be spastic, the only symptoms when it's happening are
- intermitten connection fails upon request
- sometimes google is prompting captcha
- or getting a temporary ban from sony ps services for "unusual network traffic"
- download speed are not affected, once a request to an endpoint connects (usually measurable from file downloads), the connection & speed is stable, no sudden disconnects
Any guess as to what might be the cause?4
This is one of those moments where the best relaxation is walking around a mountain, on foot, in a snowboarding(?) game, for hours9
Awhile ago I ranted about getting a "30 days free" trial on ms office, but my card was charged the moment I pressed ok,
I stopped the subscription 10 minutes later,
Never thought the money would be refunded though, time go go out and get something to drink11
Average times stepping out of the house for the past month: 3 times a week
*slowly turning into a shut-in,7
9:00 - wake up
9:15 - shower
9:35 - opens laptop
10:00 - daily standup
10:10 - finished standup
10:12 - got this email
10:15 - remembered I almost finished the main storyline
now - starting up the game while writing this rant
"Flexible working hour"8
I need to try something specifically on ms excel
I do not have license on my excel
I try to get a license
I found it free for 1 month trial
I have to input credit/debit card
I input my debit card
I got an activated excel
I am finished with my experiment within the hour
I got an email saying "Hi, thank you for subscribing, we have charged your card..." from microsoft shortly after
I saw my debit balance decrease
I have never felt so betrayed before5
Mothafuckery of the day
First week on the new job,
Looked at the existing (halfway done) react native code made by a third party vendor (again),
Fuck, they charge money for this shit?
Directory structure is shit
Redux code is shit
Api code is shit
They were given mock api and they still fucking hardcoded everything in the component shit
The only not-too-shit part is that it already used typescript, but just now I found it's because they used a fucking "under development" boilerplate,
that is still on version 0.0.6,
was last updated 6 months ago,
and it literally said "not ready for production" on the github,
Luckily I was given the authority to do a refactoring, which I'm gonna use to rewrite the app, because of that fucking boilerplate, and the only working part is only the UI, I can scrape what I can and scrap the rest
My mum and I was picking up my nephew the other day from school, and he brought back some snacks he got from the school with him,
There were some cakes, chips, and a white paper cup like the one they used for soda, I assumed it was coke or something, so I put it away on the cup holder by the car door
Not long after on the way home, he reminded us of that cup, he wanted to show us what's in that cup,
My mum thought it was a result of some kind of experiment he did at school,
He said in broken bahasa (he mainly speaks in english, so his indonesian's always jumbled with english words)
"No, it's not"
"It's um, umm"
"It's the banana that turns to water"
I was confused, my mum's still convinced it's some kind of experiment,
I thought it's a banana juice,
To our surprise...3
What are your dev quirks?
For me, I like to disable the clock on my machine, it helps me getting in the zone faster,
If I need to see the time, I usually glanced at my phone or googled "time", not that I usually need it, my internal clock knew when it's lunchtime 🤷🏻♂️🙆🏻♂️6
*saw monster hunter expansion trailer
Me: preorder a deluxe edition
*saw death stranding trailer
Me: preorder another deluxe edition
Why is it so hard for a person to admit that they're at fault and listen for a change,
For the nth time I told a certain developer to install a git gui, the answer is always the same,
"It's such a hassle to install one"
You know what is a fucking hassle?
Fixing your fucking mess is a hassle,
Resetting the wrong branch you overwrite is a hassle,
Cleaning up your merge conflicts is a hassle,
And doing all of the above just before going home is a fucking hassle,
Fuck it, it's only a couple of days before I left for good anyway,
A story from back when I was looking for a new job,
tl/dr, I didn't see that coming, and I don't think I would trust any recruiter ever again,
It all started when I accidentally stumbled upon a blog/job hunting site which I joined because it looked cool, as I was looking at the job postings, I got an email from a recruiter from the site, she checked my linkedin and asked if I would like any assistance to a personalized job hunting process, the message sounds like a template, so I thought it was a spam, I ignored it at first,
Next day, the recruiter emailed me again asking about yesterday's email, there was no harm I thought, so after a brief exchange of information,I gave my cv, and I was to be contacted by another recruiter who is more specialized to my preference,
Shortly, another recruiter contacted me and asked for an online session, I agreed and we talked through skype, we had a bit of lengthy discussion, past experiences, technology, people I worked with, etc, and potential job openings, by the end, he decided that there are 3 suitable ones and we'll try them one by one, first one is a startup in europe,
Within a couple of days I was set up on an hr interview from the company, usual hr stuff, why going abroad, experiences, technologies, next recruitment process, etc,
The next in line was a technical interview with one of the devs, pretty cool guy, I answered all of the technical questions properly, overall I think I managed to impress him,
After that I got a take home test, to make a simple app in react native, lucky for me it was a public holiday the next day after I got the test, so I can focus on it, I finished and submitted it later by the end of the next day,
A week goes by, and an email from the hr came, they decided not to hire me because they already hired someone else, I politely thanked them for their time, and sent my regards,
The hr emailed back ensuring that there's no problem with me in terms of technical skill or as a person, it's just by the time I entered the process, there is someone who is already in the end of the recruitment process,
At the end the hr mentioned that if I would be okay with it and if there's another position open, we can pick up from where we left off, I said yes (probably was just lip service anyway)
Another week pass by, and there's no news from the recruiter, so I sent an email about the interview and asked about the remaining job posting,
Surprise, he said that the company could not be contacted, he tried contacting the hr and the ceo but there were no response, he would try to settle this first at the time, "I'll keep you posted" he said,
More than a month passed by and I asked for an update, same reply,
"Still no news from them"
"I cannot contact any of them"
"It's driving me crazy"
"Maybe you can try contacting them yourself if you find them on linkedin"
"Since we referred you to them, so it's still tied to us"
....well, what the fuckery? I went from a job hunter to a bounty hunter? I already mentioned that they rejected me (aside from the future prospect offer from the company),
I replied that at this point I would prefer to look at other opportunities, he never replied back, soo, that's one prospective relationship down the drain then,
My guess is that the company probably didn't want to pay for recruitment fee, since they mentioned a "next time" offer for me, and probably the recruiter caught up on it, my application status on the site is still "interviewing" up until now, and it has been more than 6 months since then,
Not sure whose at fault here, but I'm sure as hell can't & won't use the site again,