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Got my first soldering project working. Looks trash and horribly done but it does power the RPI from my 3d printers power supply using a buck converter to drop the voltage
Thankfully I got 2 pack of the usb c breakout boards. The first attempt is horribly mangled 😅😅😅 did i mention i suck. Lol8
The decision making freedom of my current job. But with a team of tech people rather than just my stupid self managing all tech. And with a competent boss who isn't also the CEO and HR person for the company
I think my biggest issue is learning, I never really learned how to 'learn' like take notes or 'study' things. My method of learning is more akin to skimming books (not knowing a good way for me to take notes on it) and articles, while also just testing stuff like I'm throwing things at a wall till it sticks and I pick up a lesson from that after wasted hours of trial and error that might have been avoided with properly knowing how to learn.
I need to figure out how to properly note-take and learn and properly go through all the books I've 'read' but never really learned.4
Just learned about the Colemak keyboard layout, might bother learning it I don't know I'm already learning Dvorak out of bordom so why not, but their site brought up something random in my mind,
Who actually uses caps lock for caps lock. I've been using keyboards since elementary school 15-16 years ago and I haven't used caps lock since I've learned that the shift button capitalizes letters too and I don't have to remember to turn it off, I just release the button.
I hate that I never thought to remap it to something useful like colemak does, so even if I don't end up learning it, I can at least thank it for the idea to change caps lock to be useful3
When you're so focused on work bullshit you find out you confused an ear infection pain for a migrane for 2 weeks
Also nurse double checked my blood pressure cause it was worryingly high for my age apparently
Would it be plagiarism to convert a video tutorial to a text version write-up for others like myself who prefer not interpreting my music to learn
Or would the resulting documents be something to keep to myself for when I inevitably search the same things5
Adding more random half-started projects to my hard drive.
I would put them on github but then I'd have WAY too many reps that don't function and I'd feel like I'm wasting storage on github.
At some point I need to get motivation to work on some of these6
I wish devrant allowed me to press the left and right arrow keys on keyboard to cycle through my notifications rather than having to click the bell then click the next one
Since I keep disappearing I come back to 50-60+ notifs every time and I actually like reading through them, it's just so time consuming
probably already a way I just don't know about it yet lol3
I liked to toy with and edit stupid batch scripts in high school and put them on school computers to see if kids run them
Lucked into an internship that was structured enough to learn but laid back enough to have freedom to learn on my own my way. And it included programming
Semester after had a python elective. Was ahead of everyone due to my internship so teacher let me do what I want to if I help other students so I just experimented with stuff
Few months after high school I dropped out of one college after a gap year I ended up in an associates in programming program at another college. Graduated July 2020
I feel I'm doing alright for myself most of the time1
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.4
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