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I was recently asked to do tech support for an event being designed by webdesign and business students
All they asked me to do was generate a qr-code to their site. -_- took 10 seconds on a website. I even matched their color theme
Yet their rsvp system is to email an event account and they count the number of emails. Why wasn't I asked if I could set up a better system rather than a simple qr. I just learned about this and it's too close to the event to setup a better system and pitch it to them
My dell's battery is dying and refuses to charge unless I fuck with the damn wire (charger works perfectly on my brother's dell). I know how to and have replaced dell batteries for similar models before on multiple occasions when I was a tech assistant in high school only 3 years ago but my dell warrenty won't mail me a battery for me to replace myself. Instead requiring I send them my laptop (can't since it my laptop I use for college work and can't go without it for a week or two unless I want to fail out). So guess I have to fucking find a battery on Amazon and spend money doing what my warrenty should cover
I understand why they don't allow users to do their own repairs. I'm just annoyed at having to find the battery online and spend money7
Iterating over 50 rows of data with selenium takes 8-10 seconds according to System.currentTimeMillis() But opening the site itself takes 65-70 seconds by itself. Why is this site so damn slow even opening it normally it’s slow as fuck and headless mode doesn’t help much if at all
Doesn’t matter much since I can just sit and let it do it’s 4000 iterations but I really ducking hate that 60 seconds just to load the damn page3
After I graduate with my programming degree I want to get a little more exposure to the hardware side of tech beyond my minimal knowledge picked up over the years
No idea how yet but that’s a bridge to cross a little closer to July2
I thought my code was bad and that was why it was taking twice as long as any other group to run
No it’s just Illinois the state my group was assigned has almost 2000 more data rows to scrape compared to any other group. My code wasn’t running slow. It just had longer to run
I’ve spent 4 days trying to fucking refactor and improve my code Ignoring clean code and attempting clever code to run faster and now I need to revert back to clean code since no one else in my group would be able to understand or work on the damn file if I left it at clever
Fucking hell 😫1
Had an internship interview earlier this morning, it's a newer company just getting started says they don't have any technical aspects or employees yet so any programming interns would build the tech side up from scratch. They pay would start at $15 an hour with a guaranteed job at the end. Location is easier to get to than school.
I got an offer 20 minutes ago, I like the opportunity but I'm worried about them having college interns build the initial tech setup and work flow without supervision of a more experienced IT person2
Applying for internships is stressful. So many things to account for, even more stressful a situation is to try and find a paid internship close enough to bus.
But it's required for the course. So guess I'm applying for more when I get home and hoping for the best3
If i need to get an apple computer just to build for ios devices, what would be the cheapest device devrant would recommend if i'll i'm going to do with it is compile simple iphone apps, and compile unity games to work on ios.9
tldr; selenium-java (my newest learned tool) vs beautifulsoup4 (my most experience with) or scrapy(average experience, mediocre ability with). Which should I use if allowed to use any for web scrapeing assignment
We were explicitly told we can use anything we know from class or self study (slight bonus for self study implementations) for the group project, but would it be OK/fair for me to use beautifulsoup4 or scrapy to pull the data from the assigned site rather than the selenium-java we were taught in class
If I did use bs4 or scrapy my group wouldn't be able to edit if needed but the data collection is only a small (if immensely important) part of the assignment and I'd have the bs4 script done a lot quicker than with selenium which I have learned more recently (for class) and have less experience with13
First day of the semester long group project. And I already stayed up way too late working on it and writing clarifying questions to ask the teacher tomorrow.1
Recently my teachers have started hassling us to get our ‘better’ projects on github for a ‘sorta’ portfolio
I have a simple C# script I wrote for a class assignment many months ago
Inside that script I call an exe created by using pyinstaller on a simple python program to grab info from the web related to the script’s purpose just to see how pyinstaller and web-scraping works
If I put this on github should it be two separate repositories or one with the python stuff in its own contained folder???
Thank you in advance2
I got asked to teach a bit 3D printing to a physics class at my old high school. But I consider myself an amateur at 3D printing at best and don’t think these kids are going to learn as much as their teacher thinks they will.
Especially if the printer is above the hobbyist level and doesn’t require user added upgrades and improvements5
How different should two different technologies be to consider putting both on your resume?
How do you determine if it's worth being on your resume orif you should only have the more known one on the resume unless the job requirements advertise the other?
And at what point do you 'know' enough to put it on your resume if i should? At what point can I say I 'know' sass or google script enough to advertise myself with it?2
What’s your opinion on ‘open source’
Pros for and cons against its use. I’m curious
Reason for my question
I just met a programmer on the bus who is vehemently against open source starting he goes out of his way to not use anything ‘open source’
I myself use open source tools everyday in both my programming classes and outside projects. I vehemently believe the global collaboration potential of the open source concept is key to building bigger and better software and hardware in the future10
Logging into my schools blackboard using selenium is only redirected on school WiFi
Outside school WiFi I go directly to the site. But on the school WiFi it pauses on a redirect page with a link that loops back to the redirect when grabbed by selenium And selenium fails
Spent a couple of hours setting up an old laptop with opensuse leap and trying to learn the basics of using it so I can simulate a small network (my desktop, a couple of old laptops for specific tasks, and my school laptop) with that laptop as the ‘hub’ Put syncthing on there as a pseudo-cloud system, teamviewer for remote access, and did all required updates for the OS. But literally no idea where to go from there What all should/can I do with this setup useful or otherwise. This is meant to be a learning experiment with a hope for some usefulness from it2
Career fair was today at my college. I don’t know why but I makes me kinda happy that some things I’m learning on my own were mentioned that aren’t taught in class
Many people mentioned micro services, some talked about containers like docker, and I had a ten minute conversation just about react js. All things I’m reading and toying with on my own time since they’re not in the curriculum, but I’ve heard them mentioned often enough in articles to know I should know about them
I’ve spent 2 weeks trying to simply automate logging into my damn school’s blackboard but this ducking popup won’t freaking let me access it. I’ve tried selenium. I’ve used beautifulsoup and requests. I’ve even tried a tool called mechanize with python
But I’ve now realized I simply have no damn idea what I’m doing. I’ve read and tried way too many stack overflow articles and I’m just sick of this damn popup
If I can’t figure it out by the end of the upcoming thanksgiving break I’m dropping this damn project until I learn enough to utilize the blackboard API’s. I’m a little sure those will help19
I just made a quick throwaway business card to give with my resume during a job fair Friday at my college. Hopefully it helps me stand out a little bit more.
Sorry for the blurry photo. Took it on phone. I’m fixing spacing before I export and print11
This kid in my class wants to work on a project idea he has with me.
The project sounds useful. A desktop client to find and download our class assignments from the school’s site with a clean GUI and other useful college note taking and organizing features and the potential to be distributed across the school if done well (there’s more too it but typing a lot on phone irks me)
But all the difficult time consuming and not learned in class parts he’s attempting to throw on me cause I’m the TA so in his words ‘I know more and am better suited for the task’.
What he doesn’t fucking realize is I know more because I do my own damn projects outside of class work and my comfort zone so I can get the knowledge to know more I don’t throw 80% of the work on other people so I can stick with the 20% that we’ve basically done in class before
So long story short I’m building my own version (it is an interesting project) with the smaller features (unnecessary for the main purpose) to be added at a later date if I ever feel like it. And he’s trying to get a different TA to do the majority of the work on his own version
If I’m still working on the project wouldn’t it have been better to just work with him even if I’m doing 80% and all the difficult time consuming aspects. Probably. But I just don’t appreciate people throwing everything difficult at me without actual reasons or time restrictions on themselves. I’d prefer just to do it 100% myself since his 20% would’ve been negligible until later anyway1
I was given a project to fix and improve a legacy unity VR project I was told was for the oculus rift Now the problems started almost immediately partly stemming from the fact I’ve never used unity before this project was handed to me as my long term TA assignment
And partly from the fact there was no oculus integration in the game at all. it was built for GoogleVr and most of the code the last person wrote consisted of massive sections (25-50 lines) of commented out code and no explanation of what the hell the non-commented parts are supposed to be doing
So long story short. I’m now in a basic unity course, six feet deep in documentation trying to read resources that go way over my head in understanding, and am rebuilding the project from basically scratch (took the assets and saved the c# scripts for reference) and have finally figured out how to at least get the player character constantly moving forward and stream in the WRLD3D environment like the last guy did. Now to get the player character to turn and change direction when the player turns their head with the oculus headset
By the way. WRLD3D is a really cool api thing in my opinion
Is there any way to detect the current in focus document in an ide and get its file path??
I want to write a python script (or other language if necessary) to check files for a commented out phrase in the first line regardless of if I’m using visual studio. vscode. Or pycharm
Tried google and simple stackoverflow search. Don’t want to do a stackoverflow question till my idea is more fleshed out
Preemptive thanks for your time and assistance 🙃1
Anyone else remember rainmeter. I just saw HWiNFO has a rainmeter plugin and had flashbacks to all the issues I had with rainmeter in high school. Lol5
What’s your favorite method to deal with using and securely storing usernames and passwords?
Example: parsing information from a part of a website requiring a login
Everyone I talk to at school has their own different method and now I’m curiously looking for as many methods as people are willing to share14
I hate when I have a random pointless idea but don’t know how to implement it. And all the search results are from 2011-2013 and I know for sure there’s been some major changes to the unity engine’s scripting since 2013
Guess it’s time to pick the top 10 most promising results and see what aspects work and which don’t and go from there3
Randomly grabbed a open source project off github (zip didn’t use git. Didn’t wanna accidentally request a merge with my garbage code) after talking to the developer on discord about a feature I thought would be cool and he welcomed me to try adding it since he was busy bug fixing the latest release
Never seen the language before in my life (before I started college) and egotistically assumed I’d be able to learn enough to add what I wanted. I was horribly wrong. The farthest I got was potentially understanding how I’d be able to add it as well as getting a placeholder checkbox for the feature in the options form
Soon got discouraged and zipped up what I attempted and put it in my code graveyard on my archive hard drive for a future attempt
We’ve built databases, websites, apps for phone and desktop, and we’ve toyed with game development in unity
We’ve used multiple IDE’s with differing pros and cons, virtual machines, server development stacks (XAMPP), data structures, and we’ve used multiple sorting algorithms to learn their differences.
Some things on here are immensely more difficult than others. If at 4 semesters in you still don’t know how to AT LEAST google your issues for 10 minutes or even READ THE DAMN BOOK, then please don’t bother asking TA’s for help we have our own assignments to do and can’t afford spend an hour working with you to fix your code while you just ignore our suggestions
Four semesters in you should know where to find help online and if that doesn’t work, how to ask for and accept help. If you can’t then I’m sorry. I’m going to spend my time helping others, before I waste my time trying to help you7
How I program at home
Leading back in my chair throwing a stress ball in the air listening to a YouTube video on how thanos is the boss baby cartoon randomly shouting F**k and furiously typing before my idea goes away
How I program at school/work
Stares at screen muttering swears and wanting to take a nap while googling basic sh*t1
I like how classes are getting more interesting and challenging But I don’t like how I don’t have time to work on my own projects. I have plans for them and I know where and somewhat how to do things. But between classes, homework, things teachers ask me to do, TA work, and medical issues I don’t have time to do my own thing anymore so GitHub is going to show massive spots of inactivity making me seem dis-interested in things not school related