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I remember that when I was about 8 years old, my dad brought a desktop computer home one day.
I don’t remember any specs, but it had a huge ass CRT monitor, a very loud clicky keyboard, a mouse with a real ball inside, and a CPU that uses floppy discs and CDs. Nope, CDs, not DVDs. And on that computer, it ran Windows 95. There’s was no internet most of the time (it was still quite expensive and unnecessary and dial up was troublesome to set up back then).
I remembered playing bootlegged games sold in CDs that my dad bought during his trips to China back then. Duke nukem, Command and Conquer Red Alert 2, Microsoft solitaire and GTA 3. Those were the games I played.
As a kid, it was glorious, looking through a box on a table, seeing and interacting with so many different worlds, stories, characters and games. I really miss those simpler times.
These days, every time I open my laptop, and I see that new mail that need to be dealt with, that homework that’s about to be due and a reminder of my next class in 15 min. Well shit.1
I learnt C a while ago and didn’t use it for A semester. One day I needed to write some C code for a small Arduino project and I spent 20 min remembering how to declare an array.3
School holidays be like:
"Yea! I finally have time to do projects that I like!"
When school starts again:
"How dafuq did I manage to do absolutely nothing in the past month?!?!"4
Why the fuck are the setup instructions for the repo for Mac only?!! Oh, because everybody on the previous team used a Mac?!
Have you dick heads ever considered the possibility of new developers for the university module website not having a Mac??
And fuck your documentation too, half the fixes for setup problems mentioned inside the page doesn’t work. CS freshmen can write better documentation than you guys.
PS: that website and db is still not set up and setups should never take more than a day2
Thanks DevRant for sending these stickers to Singapore all be way from USA!!
Really lovin these stickers!!1
Installing a TP-Link wifi adapter driver on Linux is messed up. First we have to compile the files ourselves, then the outdated documentation points to a stale github repo with minimal instructions and bugs in it. Cant believe that i spent 3 hrs trying to install a stupid wifi adapter driver.
TRYING, yes, TRYING.
Btw I'm referring to the archer TP-link T2U v11
Friend: can you take a look at my code, there’s this bug that I’m having trouble with.
Me: yea sure.
Friend shows me IntelliJ with the default white theme...
Me: WTF man, my eyes are burning.
Never looking at his code again. At least until he changes to a dark theme.3
Absolutely hate it when my software engineering module project mate merge their own commits into the team repo without anyone else reviewing.
That’s it for you, branch protection ON. One more time and you’re losing push access
Any experienced devs can share some tips on what red flags to lookout for when applying for software engineering jobs and internships?1
Travis CI is good. Yup.
Coveralls is good. Agreed.
Appveyor, codeclimate, Jenkins?
Okay, that’s too much. At this rate, no features are gonna get done.
When your project partner is an absolute coding genius.
But writes spaghetti code with methods named function1, function2, ... function20.
How the fk am I supposed to read that code?!?!?!
But I’ll give him credit, the program is works and is amazing. It’s just not possible for anybody other than him to understand.7
Some people just don't get it. When you meet friends who are either non technical or very new to programming, all they ask you is what language do you use.
The language is important but not everything. It's what you do with it that matters. Just because you know python, doesn't mean that you can do machine learning. Even simply asking what do I do is better than that!
The language is just a tool! Learn to be language agnostic please. Be a programmer, not a code monkey2
I've been thinking of completing my home automation side project.
But so far, all I've done is write code :(2
I found out the importance of time complexity. It might not seem like a big difference between O(1) and O(2). But there's a big difference hardcoding 500 lines and 1000 lines of data.
I made a navigation app for school using dijkstra's algo. However it had no data available so I had to hardcode it. Long story short, there was a ton of hardcoding. Always try to improve the time complexity of the code you write.2
Just delete the whole local repo and clone again!
(He definitely didn't know about git reset --hard head)3