AboutLinux/FOSS, cyber sec, privacy and programming guy. Hardstyle/rawstyle freak.
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So a server goes down and being the only person who can recover it, I get started, whilst doing this the boys sits right next to me (6 inches) and starts asking what caused the problem instead of letting me get on and fix it, then complains the outage was too long.
Happy Thanksgiving! Thank you for waiting for this new release of avatar items! We have new pets, new computers, new eye wear, some fun shirts and a special treat for our #1 ranter @linuxxx. The required ++ pts for these are a little higher than normal to reward the dedicated people who have helped support and build this community over the last few years. Thank you all!39
My friend silently quited his job. He simply stopped coming to work and that is OK, because his contract expired last Monday. He worked for very bad company, where everyone was braging about how awesome dev they are and know everything better than him. Since company forgot to talk with him about contract renewal or to find a replacement, they are now in big troubles because braggers broke production and none know how to fix it :)9
I'm considering myself a Linux person. ATM I'm creating an Azure account to play around with their pipelines -- need that for my current task.
I feel filthy :(
Like doing a crime or smth...
I'll need a shower soon15
POSIX/precursors (bsd etc). It’s brilliant in the simplest way possible but it takes time to appreciate how powerful it is. Plus you have to go around the block a few times and see just how trashy everything else is.
Hey trogus. Its been quite the time since you told us about the 50K+ items and well they are still not here. Well im just blind maybe but no i think i checked pretty well.
I know its a lot of work and you are a busy man but i just want to ask ETA for those items ?18
Why is sleep not a choice. I have code to write but my body and mind wont let me stay up.
Too many projects so little time
No one to help 🙃
Sleep is really a devs enemy 🙆🏾♂️12
I just had a day from hell.
With 2 hours of sleep, I tried getting a system to work the way I wanted, again. Instead it left me feeling like I want to die. This is the last time I try installing some other OS to replace my current ones on my main PC. If it ain't broken, leave it the fuck alone!
Well, I guess it left me with a reward though, which is that now my SSD is encrypted, which it wasn't the last time. I just finished setting up development environments like rbenv and pyenv and the works. As much as I have love for <sensored on the reason of preventing a fullblown distrowar in the comment section> , that thing just doesn't seem to want to work in my particular setup. So i reverted back to my current system, which has been good to me for a year now. And it's easy. I WILL however continue to use the system which failed me today in VirtualBox, where it will be safe, with snapshots and everything.
But man, that took me 8 hours of failing display managers to figure out. Never again.1
Fuck Nvidia! After a major upgrade for FreeBSD it lost contact with the X server saying it's not finding any screens. Xrandr lost all video modes. Nvidia configuration file is not working anymore. Trying to install the driver via Ports is a pain in the ass. Might as well just reinstall the entire shit, saves me more trouble. Except that it was a hell of a project getting it the way I want with i3 because of a scaling problem with my tv. Ugh.
And also, fuck Huawei for not giving you the option to unlock the bootloader. Now I have to get a new phone because of the US ban. Looks like they gave it two more weeks of extension. Woop-di-fucking-hoo.12
Me: "We should remove that popup"
Marketer: "But our A/B testing statistics show a 14% increase in signups to our newsletter, and people who get our newsletter are 4% more likely to buy something"
Me: "0.14x0.04... so slightly more than half a percent improvement. And you also qualitatively measured how many people decide to never visit the page again, just because of that popup? Did you measure the how many internet users with adblockers run into a broken webpage? Did you measure the amount of emails to support from users who can't unsubscribe from the newsletter because there is no unsubscribe link?"
Marketer: "Why would they want to unsubscribe? The newsletter adds value to our users!"
After a court ruling, the privacy focused email provider Tutanota has been forced to create plaintext copies of emails.
In the future, a court can order copies of emails, before they are saved encrypted on the email servers. Tutanota says, end-to-end encrypted emails would remain secure and they would "rather want to implement extended privacy enhancements for customers instead of extended access for government entities", but they would follow the law.
A few months ago, in a similar case, the constitutional court ordered another mail provider - Posteo - to save IP addresses on court request, even if they do not save them regularly.
Interestingly, the law the court based its decision on, might be not longer relevant for mail services.
Source (German): https://sueddeutsche.de/digital/...9
Google is not even hiding their efforts in controlling the internet and holding sites for ransom:
They will happily put a "badge of shame" on slow loading sites and I think this is just to force more sites to use AMP.
Fuck google. and I mean it. Firefox really is the last "FREE" browser available for us who care about this shit.
on the other hand, I hate the whole "Modern Web" shit. So if what google is doing will take it down then by all means, go fuck it up google.20
OneDrive just "updated" my Excel file with a newer version of another user. The other user was also me and the updated version is the same document but 2 hours ago. All the changes are lost and the version history doesn't list my actual version. Thanks OneDrive!1
All my university projects technically hold up to coding for the least amount of money - the tuition fee I have to pay, which is always a minus amount of money
Anyone up for a Christmas / New Year's meetup in NL? Everyone welcome :)
A few people and I were thinking it'd be cool to have one. If we get enough people together, we'll get organising :)20
Client: the app is slow
me: can you upload a thread dump to the ticket?
Client: here *uploads 2GB catalina.out.gz*6
This girl from financial department pissed me off so badly I took 15 minutes of my private time to slightly modify CSS and JS for her user in our intranet panel, made everything pink and blue, animate all the buttons to randomly barrel roll and made the mouse cursor explode colourful star particles with each click.
She *liked* it, said it was *sweet* and *apologized* for being an ass. Robbed me of all the satisfaction. :(8
Why do developer prefer macOS or linux over windows? Even though windows can run almost all the programs. Windows can provide great speed with newer processors and SSDs.
I find Windows to be more interactive and simple to use. What do you guys think?39
Jeez, everyone seems so advanced compared to me 😂
Anyways, I've been working more on my Discord bot recently (focusing on the economy and fun features more than moderation), but I'm also going to try and be able to have multiple Python files on the micro:bit with one hex file flashed, so I can just press reset and pick a program.4
Feeling blessed, left the army after 5 years, 3 deployments, to attend 3 years of computer science school and get a stable lifestyle.
I've got a supporting girlfriend, mentally never felt better, and for the next 3 years, this is my seat and view in class !
Happy coding all, and have a nice day✌️8
Root interviews for a job
So I've been interviewing for fun lately (and for practice), and it's been going mostly well. This one company in particular looks interesting, and they seem to really like me. This morning was interview #4 with them; tomorrow morning is #5.
The previous interviews were pretty enjoyable, especially the last one where I interviewed with one of the senior devs who gave me his "grumpy old man rails quiz." He actually asked some questions I wasn't able to answer! (Mostly dealing with Rails' internals.) Also when showing me the codebase, there were a few things I hadn't seen before, so it's exciting that I'll actually be able to learn something if I sign on. We ended up talking for almost an hour past our allotted time, and we got along famously. He said he was very surprised I did so well on his quiz because most people don't. Everyone else I interviewed with so far has liked me and gave positive reviews, too.
I don't know if I want the job, but that's beyond the scope of this rant anyway. The real reason for this comes next.
My interview today was with the VP of engineering. It was more of a monologue, as he wanted to give me perspective to see if I actually wanted to work there, but it was still very much a monologue. He's an old white guy who seems to loves to drone, and he never seemed very happy when I responded, so I let him drone and drone. Good information though.
But he's very set in his ways in some regards, and two of them were pretty insulting. We never really talked about technicals, and he just assumed that since I wasn't old and graying that I was a junior dev. He said, and I'll quote: "We run a lean but senior team, so we typically only hire senior devs here. But the dev team is all old white men. There's no diversity in talent, age, sex, race, religion, etc, and I'm looking to change that." He made several more allusions to my more junior level, too. He made a lot of assumptions (like how I'm not comfortable with structure because I've been the only dev so often) and got annoyed when I countered them.
I realize he has no idea of my skill level -- even though he should if he was listening to his team -- but to just assume that I'm not talented because I'm young, and bloody hire me just because I'm female? I don't want to be your diversity hire, old man. 🤬
So I'm feeling angry.
I might still take the job because the it offers considerable benefits over where I'm working (despite being quite happy here), but it will absolutely be despite him.33
*came in this morning to see this conversation in slack from the remote teams*
Dev: Hey guys, I'm trying to push to the develop branch, telling me its locked. Is there a new process?
Lead dev: Yes I locked it because the repo is now dead, the last release that went out is the last for this year and ever for this app. Were merging this app with another, starting from the last release's code. We'll all have to swap over to the new repo soon.
Dev: ... eh ok I didn't put anything in the last release branch as it wasn't urgent. Normally our process is anything in /develop goes out in the new year. I've been merging to /develop for the last few weeks ... is that code now gone?
*14 question mark emoji reactions*
Lead dev: Yes
*27 angry emoji reactions*
Engineering manager: WHAT? when was this decided? When was it communicated?
Lead dev: oh I assumed my product counterpart had been spreading the messages around, have they not?
Several teams: no, nope, first i'm hearing of it.
Lead dev: Ok, i'll ask them what happened. Be aware then that most of the stuff thats going into develop now, most likely won't be allowed in until March. They want to prioritise releasing this new merged app and don't want anything to impact it.
Dev: So wait, i'm working on stuff now. What do I do? Where do I base the branch? Where do I merge?
*My team comes into the office*
Dev: eeehhh ... what does this mean for our past 4 weeks of work? and all the stuff needed to go out in January?
IT dept releases update for Cisco Jabber for work environment and describes it as a minor update.
Me installs new version...
- completely new UI
- loses saved login credentials
- loses connected devices
- loses all settings
- loses history
My definition of "minor" is "slightly" different3
A girl I used to have a crush on suddenly contacted after 2 years because she still thinks of me as one of her "best friends", and was sorry that she "hurt" me. After a few minutes talking, I knew she just wanted to get her new website done... Go to hell you fucking bitch21
"We care about your privacy [...]"
That's why we make it ultra inconvenient to turn off all of our advertising trackers and give you a broken list of on/off sliders that are slow as fuck. Also, why not just press the 'accept all' at the top of the page? See that big green button? Yeah green is good let's just press it and get this over with right?
Oh and that 'deny all' button? Yeah, a shame nobody actually put some programming into that thing, why not just press the green button next to it? You're only making it harder for yourself y'know...5