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PC setup upgrade
I'm making baby steps, at least I can boast of a very standard PC and write code in peace and use all that screen real estate to my advantage
looking back at two years ago when I was crying and begging my parents for just a core 2 duo laptop that I could learn programming with,
now I almost have all that is needed and an even stronger drive to push my limits and become a better programmer
yes, the kind of PC makes a lot of difference when writing code.
I'm still unemployed and relying on small side contracts but it's still a big step and a consolation for me when I consider the crap I have been through for years
I'm not stopping, higher we go5
an old friend needs advice on how to get into the data science field as self taught and the learning path to take,
he is currently studying computer science in uni but doesn't trust the system like other students.
he is currently learning python and has been very committed to the learning process.
i know nothing about the data science field, any well explained advice will be very much appreciated.1
getting a real, stable and properly paying developer or IT support job
I'm tired of doing people's assignments for money
I'd really love to try my hands on some of these devOps tools, it's a very interesting part of development that has always caught my attention
currently planning on trying out AWS free tier
so many stuffs I really want to learn
one after the other, it's just been a year, a lot more to go
laravel is a very serious framework
there is a laravel this for every that
I have to deal with npm too? impressive
was looking for a simple to learn framework just to take my mind of js and someone recommended laravel.8
I just finally took time to look at creating symbolic links for node modules and package and package lock json files all from a boilerplate code for my frontend projects,
I saved over 15gb of disk space,
my SSD is 40gb so that's fair
now I have all my node modules for frontend projects in a separate container and node modules for backend projects in a separate container
I still havent figured out how to trim down my package.json file before pushing because there'll be some unused libraries.
for now any direct changes I make to the package and package lock json files will be reflected in the the symlinked directory and them reflect over all projects that share it
I have to be careful here9
I spent two hours to come up with an algorithm to detect a win and also one to derive the winning indices on any tic tac toe board as long as the size is provided
but i have spent more than twice that same amount of time trying to style component with the shiny toys provided my material ui.
I really just wanted to write less code, but now I have a headache
with my code looking like the death, thanks to the over engineered components provided by material ui
there has to be a way to manage medium to large react codebase
I've googled but everything I see is beginner level stuff, any tips will be appreciated at this moment5
I just want to be able to concentrate on writing code for at least 3 hours without power failures,
my brain is stuck in a debugging loop and my PC is off
this country is fucked up, the herdsmen might as well come for my head
so I asked a question on linus tech tips discord channel that wasn't GPU related and the whole chat went quiet.
I mean, it's a tech channel are GPUs the only thing boys talk about now?
the new dicksize contest? lol14
the most ridiculous things get the best backing on kickstarter
I'm talking 200% of initial funding3
some guy asked me to look at his react project,
I'm yet to find out the problem with his routing but look at this dependency list.
might seem normal to others but it feels wrong to me, as a beginner developer who isnt even dealing with a deadline
or......... maybe they are just plain clueless that they dont realize this level of redundancy9
for one split second I thought I had discovered a way to manage multiple states with one reducer function in react,
turns out it was a bug in my code,
I had already gone to brag about it on my react group chat, until I went back to my code and as I was cleaning up and closing brackets and all that stuff, my new feature stopped working.
I need to find that bug3
stateless design is another part of programming or web development i haven't quite been able to grasp fully, I understand what it is and its capabilities but I cant seem to.... say "hey to implement stateless design on project xyz that is an actual project will real life usage, this is how to go about it" it's easy to build any web app like a story or like a building, from the ground up and roof, but what about a webapp that has really unpredictable data and is very fluid that the ui just moves around and adapts to whatever data is thrown at it, as long as the data makes sense and is applicable to be situation on ground, you can't just build such a ui from the ground up from a template, you'll end up with a lot of if elses until the code is bloated and probably unreadable,
there has to be common sense in what I'm trying to say, maybe I'm not using the right words10
so I am thinking of a couple of projects to put on my portfolio, I could follow along some YouTube "build a ....." tutorials but I hate that, super boring, so I'm thinking of building this web based database client for the browser using react and node, I want something that universal, like a swiss knife of database clients on the browser, I'll just stick to fetching and Inputting data until I realize it's a waste of time and kill the project2
so I am about to take a full time job for less than 150 dollars a month, with all my skillset being put to use, I'm supposed to teach arduino and web development and be at work at least three times a week including Saturday.
I just want to die, probably
dead people dont stress10
so I got asked how much I wanted as my monthly salary for my first dev job and I said 300 USD, did I overshoot ? I haven't gotten a reply yet and I am worried I messed up
backstory, I had this online video interview but during that period i was working for my dad in a remote village, the background was terrible, I had to tilt my camera to an odd angle to make it less terrible, after all the usual talks on "our company company's vision and mission........ we are trying to create....... blag blah blah.......". he commented on my area and I said I was working odd jobs to keep up,
him: how much will be enough for you monthly ?
me: I just need enough to pay for internet and maybe a little left for other stuff (I was this desperate)
him; no we need you to face this job squarely without distractions, how much will be enough ? send your reply as message, yes, they reached out to me through email and whatsapp
me; 300 USD
I'm fucking worried I was over the bar.13
LinkedIn is like the Instagram for career dudes, what kind of bootlickery is this?!
some post and comments are just cringe
we know he is a great guy or they are a great company, what is all this poetry for?3
after moving from a dual monitor setup back to a laptop because of finances, I just realized, I hate managing really large codes on laptops, it sucks!, screen size!, everything !
i cant be the only person who feels this way14
seeing these things make me very uncomfortable, I feel like reaching into the software and wiping it off, makes me wonder how much of a mess this npm ecosystem is going to become, I really dont know much of how these things work. I figured the issue could probably be the same across languages, libraries sitting atop libraries until the whole thing becomes unmanageable. I'll stop rambling now
that's the installation of expo-cli8
it's been a month of job hunting with no real progress except getting first time calls from the smaller local companies, I decided to take a look at my resume and I figured out that I might be applying the wrong way,
I am applying for a web developer job but I only have work experience in IT support, the closest I have to web development is freelancing( I was really that desperate, lol)
with no university degree and parents that constantly remind me that I am no longer in school like my "mates". I'm trying so hard to be able to fucking prove myself.
I got called by three companies while I was away on unpaid labor with my dad, refused to release me. I thought they would always keep coming that way, I was totally wrong, I'm fucking stupid
I should have put my foot down and stood by my own decision but I was a chicken
this sucks, this "job search" territory and the disappointments that come with it is new to me, I just want to be anything at this point, anything that pays8
it's been a while since my last rant and coming back after so long made me realize how much I missed here.
at some point i realized that the career I wanted and my current situation wouldn't match, I decided to go in real hard, I moved into the dreaded backend development (you can guess, node and mongodb),
I isolated myself from almost everyone and everything, cleared out my mobile games, social media and for almost two months I wanted something stable(might not be job ready but it had to be reasonable). I have come to love backend development so much, the joy of not having anything to do with css.
dad fought me, mum cried, probably thought I was slipping into some deep end, quitting school in my second year of studying food science(still dont know how I accepted that course lol) to start afresh didn't help matters. really hard decisions, made money on some little freelancing gigs, wasnt constant, I needed something stable and that was a job and a degree to get me one.
nothing special, just some regular hustler hoping his passion will pay him, I have always loved what i do but I need something to keep me going.5
been working on a to do app that uses local storage for the past one week. first mistake was using vanilla everything to build, i forgave myself, now I keep adding features upon features and breaking more code and fixing.
I learnt a lot like immutability of imported js(why? for christ's sake)
I still haven't done anything presentable on the ui. cant pull out now1
does anyone diet here to increase productivity? any productivity tips? I could have googled this but I need "tried and tested". I need ideas.
I've been feeling strange for some weeks now10
as a self taught developer,
these youtubers want to kill me, lots and lots and lots of junk.
and I am trying to absorb them all.
its been a while I ranted on here. A lot has been happening and I'm going to take a day off to let it out on here. oh yes 😂😂😂.
the link up there is a little feature I want to implement in a bigger project. I cant seem to get the resizing feature to work in firefox. you hover over the handles in between the divs and drag to resize them but don't work in firefox. I have hosted this on github pages and the link to the page is available in the readme file. works only with a mouse.
well... I decided to build my own network for my home lab and then I head out to go shopping.
I went for a router and I told this guy what I wanted
a good router that could allow me access the internet when I want over my phones hotspot or supports USB tethering.
guess what? this blessed guy sells me a router locked to optus. I saw the "yes optus" tag but I was so fucking stupid and clueless.
why? I was just too fucking stupid to trust a fellow Nigerian by telling him I have no idea of networking and how routers work.
the router ? netgear n300 dgn2200
did it have the features I wanted at least ? no
he refused to collect it back and I sold something very dear to me to be able to buy that crap. I thought I could solve all my networking issues at once.
fuck these people, bad government bad people.
I'm done crying over it though.
any ideas on how to go around this?
I've been looking and looking for the past two days, for a less destructive option.3
I have this little problem,
there is no constant electricity In the country where I live, in fact for the past 4 days there was not a single blink.
I enable auto save on my vs code to save me from tears,
now I have a file server with backup batteries and since it's a laptop mobo that was converted to a server, hooking up the battery was a no brainer.
I just saved copies of my files on it and if I edited any of them I'll just overwrite the file. this was only possible if I did this before the power goes out or else I am stuck again.
I decided to try vs code extensions that will save me from all that copy and paste work.
tried ssh, unsupported architecture error, didn't care I just needed ftp or sftp
I tried the simple ftp/sftp extension. worked pretty well. allowed me to connect to the server and add the remote directory to my workspace and with autosave the changes are uploaded immediately which means once power is out I can continue on my mobile phone(I have some android text editors that support ftp).
little problem. I discovered some things just don't work. even if I opened the whole directory, the contents will not be loaded unless I open them up like stylesheets and images and whatnot.
imagine having to open every single damn file before it appears on the browser, very annoying.
I need a solution, I have really tried.8
Random guy messages me on WhatsApp that he needs help, that his friend told him I'm good at blah blah blah.........
the issue: he paid for some random php bitcoin thingy blah blah, sent me a link to the site, pretty straightforward instructions on how to use it. I explained everything to him and he says he wants to tweak the php script before he puts it out.
me: then do it
him: how do I start?
me(in my head): did you not think of this before paying for the script?!
also me: oh well, download xampp, good for beginners, easy to setup.
him: not working! please help me
I knew from the onset that he was a windows user.
he started by running it without admin privileges
I had no idea and kept solving problems that didn't exist until I asked him to snap the log, after explaining how to run a software as administrator, we Solved it
port 80 was taken. had to go through the process of changing the ports, I had to validate every single change.
going through the procedure of reinstalling because he installed to some crappy directory. after all the headaches and then redoing all the processes stated above, it still doesn't work.
one final solution left and I am dropping him like a hot potato. I must have close to a hundred pictures of someone's screen on my phone.
little question: when he types localhost on his browser windows IIS page thingy pops up. I was thinking of changing the server name to localserver: new port address6
been a while, past few weeks have been a painful one for me.
I finally got that second monitor and also built the small home server( I'll give details in another rant).
been a lot going on around me, there's a protest going on and a lot of young "unarmed" people including children killed, lots of gory images, all we were asking for was to stop police brutality, they're still shooting at people. it's a lot going on here. I can't even concentrate. I took some time off social media because all the bodies I was seeing was beginning to get into my head.
I really can't Express how I feel right now. we were expecting the international community(I really dont know who exactly) to come to our aid, lol
It's all over Twitter. images, videos, everything.
I just hope everything gets better.
the image is my new setup. I just log hello world on the console and that's all I do with it.
my table is basically two wooden slabs supported by textbooks on chairs(at last I found use for them since I never read them in school ). server is under the table.
keep us in your prayers. thanks7