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I want to code this stupid little tool just to toy with a GUI system i was reading about on github. But I'm so burned out and sick of code I just can't bring myself to even start it. I can't bring myself to work on my 3D printer I keep telling myself to get back up and running. I can't even bring myself to talk to anyone outside work even for just stupid little conversations
All I ever fucking do anymore is work, sleep, watch YouTube, and make plans ill never even fucking start I'm sick of this shit.
I'm considering working in retail for a few months just for something a little mindless compared to programming.
Another arbitrarily decided stupid work meeting is tomorrow and I'm 70% set on quitting rather than waiting to see when/if I get fired
i have enough savings to easily survive until I find a new job1
my co-worker (data entry) doesn't know what an hdmi looks like... so she's brining in her laptop tomorrow for me to tell her which port is hdmi so she can hook it up to her tv at home
She's only in like her 40's so that seems kinda weird to me she doesn't know what an hdmi looks like I showed her the hdmi on my computer and she thought it was the 'jump drive' port8
If my 'official' job title was programmer but I was also doing network troubleshooting and administration as well as server configuration cause we had no one experienced to do it should I include that on my resume or would it look fake?
Should I only include the programming stuff since that was my job title5
I might lose my job this week
I'm part of a team of 2 tech people
We were hired as programmers. But over these past 10 months we've done everything from helpdesk to fixing network infrastructure, i setup a backup server for the company, started properly managing the companies passwords,and a host of other things not in my contract.
But my boss is changing the deadline again and she refuses to listen to anyone's concerns, she doesn't understand the complexity of what she wants and since the best we've done so far can be considered at best a prototype in my opinion shes going to be disappointed
So at the next meeting me and my coworker are going to politely list our grivences point out all shes had us do at the same time and the impossible deadlines.
I've seen herpitch a fit for less so I'm fully prepared to be fired in rage in which case I'll compile the documentation and information on what we've done to email her.
But I'm pretty sure she won't find anything long term for the 40k salary shes expecting. Especially with how slow she is to do work herself. I was supposed to be on company health insurance since October 2020
In a way I'm kinda relieved at the potential of being fired.3
My friend said I should make some of my old dead projects public (after removing passwords or api keys) even if they were badly done at least to show growth and development to recruiters.
I don't know though, I had a ton of random projects most I didn't bother with good practices assuming I'd be the only person to see the code, or telling myself I'd fix it later though eventually letting the project die for various reasons
should I really make bad projects public or should I keep them private waiting for a slim possibility of me reviving them.5
My Current goals:
1. get new glasses for first time in 4 years
2. get permit then license then get my first car
3. get a new job that doesn't make me wanna kill myself every day and i actually feel like i'm doing something (car opens up distance opportunities)
4. figure out new goals2
I wrote the most basic script today
it was either write the pointlessness (or find it online) or type each individual folder name manually like 12 separate times, and it'll slightly speed up archiving previous years work in a more organized fashion then my boss was doing on the shared drive before. there are probably better ways but ehh it works for me
also, I already fixed the typos, spelling was never my strong point lol1
I've had my site up and working for a few months now (still need to finish building it properly the template project is still half default lol) but because I setup the Nginx server on a digital ocean droplet myself using both for the first time ever I obviously made some mistakes. It was up and running though just always spouting 'nginx: nginx: [warn] conflicting server name "jessiejfoley.dev" on 0.0.0.0:443, ignored' whenever I 'nginx -t' or 'java.security.cert.CertificateException' on this server monitor app I have on my phone
But it was up and ssl seemed to be working so I ignored it
today I learned about https://sslshopper.com/ssl-checker...., which told me my intermediate certificates were not functioning properly, I was bored today and didn't wanna be too productive (else boss expects the progress I've made this week every week) and decided to finally go through and see about getting everything fixed properly starting by reinstalling the certs and double checking my commands.
2 hours later I still can't fix the cert errors so I decide to focus on the conflicting name error. Go through the nginx directory cleaning anything non essential or things I put there while trying to figure out how to get it up originally (learned as I was going lol bad practice I know, but it's just a practice site that'll eventually be a portfolio when I feel like making it properly and investing an adequate amount of time)
as soon as I get rid of jessiejfoley_dev.save.3 inside /etc/nginx/conf.d (my actual site is in sites-enabled) my server monitor app stops reporting the cert error and when I check the ssl checker everything is properly working now.
so the easiest problem to fix was actually the cause of all my problems. I'm and idiot and this shows I still have a LONG way to go to actually knowing what I'm doing at all.1
I'm considering applying for a job i know for a fact I can't get but I'm gonna try requesting to be an unpaid intern rather than try and get the actual position. That way I can learn from people above me in ability and still participate in building a program I actually use myself (the shockbyte hosting site for those curious https://shockbyte.com/jobs )
Of course I'd still keep my current paid job too. This would just be a learning endeavor for me
But what does devRant think of my plan2
I'm following this fucking tutorial (https://blog.ssdnodes.com/blog/...) and everything goes well, I have docker running, docker compose installed properly, but when I start trying to create the docker-compose.yml and accessing the stupid site using the virtual host domain i set I can't it keep getting "503 Service Temporarily Unavailable" or "502 Bad gateway" what the hell am i doing wrong, I just want to get this working in my VM so i can move it to my damn server and have my own fucking cloud. This damn bullshit is exactly why i went into programming rather than dealing with configuring servers and bullshit like this i know it's outside my level of understanding but I really fucking want my own cloud system but I want it containerized for both isolation and learning purposes.
I have no idea what the hell i'm doing wrong and all the damn articles and links i'm reading aren't helping at all with my level of stupid not allowing me to understand what i'm doing wrong1
Well I just found a security issue with my company's website thats potentially been there for YEARS
You can just fucjing bypass the login screen and access any file. You do have to know the filename and path from the site root. But I doubt that matters to anyone willing to try hard enough. I'm sure there's tools to find the paths
Especially since the files names are fucking predictable 🙄 😒5
I'm tired and stressed and it's friday
all my work is done that is required for monday, i should do testing and code cleanup, but i'm burned out so instead i'm gonna play with grafana and see what I can do with it, seems cool and something more interesting to do than code cleanup and wanting to cry2
What does devrant think about https://doppler.com/
Saw it on https://producthunt.com/posts/... today, and it seems interesting but I'm not sure what all to think of it, so I'm curious what the smarter than me members of devRant think.8
Old co-worker from a help desk job messaged me asking if i could build him a program. Was gonna turn him down but decided to ask what it was before I did.
Actually like the idea of the project, seems like something I'd have done if I ever thought of it. It's not outside my skill level and I won't have to learn too much to pull it off how he wants. And it's something I can easily adapt for my own use cases later.
Also it's not for sole-ly him, it's for a TCG shop he volunteers at so technically I can list this as volunteer work (i think) if I ever need volunteer experience for anything
Alright guess I'm gonna work on the app this weekend and see what I can do.3
Help, how can I use $90 of credit on digital ocean in 20 days, for something useful enough i might decide to keep it after the credit runs out
right now all i got on there is a cheap webserver droplet that's $5 a month5
I like docker. I think the technology is cool and I have a few ideas on how I can use it. But I sometimes think I'm too stupid to use it.
I'm currently trying to convert parts of my dev environment to use containers. But following tutorials on it confuses me and I get lost with it really quickly and get discouraged for a few days until I give it another try and fail again
Like fuck I already know I'm mediocre but this makes me feel like i should go into a manual labor field instead of software development6
Bought a laptop off my friend for $100 so he can get rid of it since he no longer uses it, and he can use the money to get more fans for his desktop to help that with it's overheating issue.
I took it home and for some reason didn't want to turn it on immediately. i decided to first take it apart and see if there's any internal issues just in case. As soon as the back cover is off I see that 1 out of the three segments on the lithium ion battery expanded. yep gonna order a new one of that tomorrow. I'm not the most hardware savvy but I'm pretty sure an expanded battery can cause an explosion1
System76 laptops good? Considering getting one to gracefully migrate fully away from windows since I'm basically in wsl and Linux vm's most of my day these past few months anyway4
So after my webhost told me the reason my ssl was broke was due to an issue I had no control over i threw a fit any 12 year old would be proud of (im 22) bought a new domain name and ssl certificate. Created an account on digital ocean for the cheapest tier and got to work learning about nginx (just to learn my new thing for the day nothing against apache) real quick
Few hours later https://jessiejfoley.dev is working
No content yet. But no server side errors I cant fucking fix through a limited dashboard
Don't know if that counts as petty but I feel better now7
Ok. I still can't get SSL working on my site so I'm gonna assume its my fault. Time to go back to a default template test that get it to work and if that works go from there. Ive done EVERYTHING my host says to on the dashboard side I can short of crying to them. And honestly. Fuck that2
What the actual fuck. I turn my my computer on and all my environment path variables are removed i can't use npm Java python or many other things i use until I put them back in the env path. What the fuck 😑
But I should have made a backup with all of them so its my fault I guess2
Why the fuck does my subdomain work with https but my main domain returns an ssl error. Wouldnt nether work if the ssl was the issue
Its midnight I want to fucking sleep not deal with this shit. I'm probably doing something stupid but don't have the fucking experience to recognize what I'm doing wrong5
If I only have 5000 page views my free tier commenting service allows. Is it necessary to let users know. Or is it alright for them to find out when they can't comment on my horrible site anymore until next month5
You ever feel annoying when you explain things to your co-worker, like they're stuck on an issue and you solve it for them so you explain what happened, why it did what it did, and how the fix works, but as you talk you can see them start to get a little annoyed and just waiting for the conversation to end.10
tldr; devRant is great
My favorite part of devRant is I ask an opinion on a technology and so many people give me alternatives or ideas to look into and learn about instead. This is why I enjoy this community I'm always learning about new things i probably wouldn't have heard about otherwise. Or at least wouldn't have run into for a long while. Thank you all2
How the fuck does my boss setup 2FA using her name, and then forget that she setup 2FA even though she sees the fucking app send her a code every time she logs in. Now we need to get her to reset her password so we can get the information so another team member can access the information they need.1
What's devrant's opinion on WordPress blogs?
I've wanted to start a blog for a while to share what I know and learn from others who read and want to correct my mistakes on the blog. But as of now my own site is barely held together and nowhere near ready to host a blog. So while I continue learning and building my skills to eventually make my site more reflective of my abilities I'm considering starting WordPress blog to just start now rather than continue the 'eventually' trend I've been following while working on my site.29
My office uses decade old refurbished optiplexs. One of them even runs win7 32bit (ALL the rest or 64 bit) last night I stayed late to finalize some setup for moving the shared folder from a network shared external drive plugged into one person's computer. Over to a system that'll act as a NAS as well as run some simple automation (nightly backups mostly)
While doing that I remembered one person complaining their computer not always booting right. So I turned it on. Made sure it worked didn't notice any obvious issues. Turned it off. Unplugged it. Opened it up. didn't see any obvious issues so I closed it back up. Tried to turn it back on and it refused. Then I smelled burning electronics. Quickly turned it off unplugged and opened.
I think something shorted and the hard drive finally failed or something. I don't know what exactly it could've been but I threw a fit and left for the day
I'm currently in my way in early to swap that computer out and do some more investigating. Wish me luck talking to my boss less than a month in and something breaks while I'm in the office alone8
I've been working here for a little under a month keep hearing about them not remembering passwords, or not being able to access something due to a rarely used forgotten password, so I decided to Set up a shared password manager for the team using keepass and a generic intranet setup, pulled a password csv from one random on the floor person's chrome to start with. Turns out they ALL sync data from the owners account, and the owners saved passwords include HER payroll login info, and the accounts for ebay, amazon, etsy, basically anywhere you can buy anything....
yeah I think this is gonna need to be a conversation with her soon.8
Anyone Know what the 'fixer for java' chrome extension does. How bad is it?
My boss had an extension called 'fixer for java' on her chrome browser. Now to me that sounds sketchy so I'm trying to find it online to see if the description or website can alleviate my worries about the boss getting hacked but I can't, does anyone know what the hell it is for, She's out of the office tomorrow so I'm gonna run all the virus scans but if i can get some information sooner that would be great.
thank you for your time.7