AboutLinux/FOSS, cyber sec, privacy and programming guy. Hardstyle/rawstyle freak.
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I am just not mature enough to be a developer. At least half a dozen times per day I go like:
hehe.. hehe.. pubic function4
Was just writing this as a comment to a rant that has been deleted. Want to share anyway. On google search:
Google has become an awful tool. I’ve found in the last 5 years that DuckDuckGo has actually surpassed google in ease of finding technical documents and information. Google is so trained to find stupid crap that I legitimately get Nicki Minaj tweets when I’m looking for compiler papers. It pushes you so hard toward stupid bullshit. I don’t think it’s a good skill to fight against an algorithm that wants to turn you into a Hollywood drama consumer. The useful skill is choosing the right tool for finding the information you want and then becoming a sophisticated user of that.7
It’s hilarious how irate the pathetic CCP is about Trumps “bam Tik Tok” rhetoric. First of all, who cares? Second of all, Tik Tok is trash and anyone who doesn’t use it is better off. Third, CCP spying on Americans with it is a very real and reasonable concern. Fourth, WE ARE TALKING ABOUT THE COUNTRY THAT HAS BANNED ITS CITIZENS FROM USING PRACTICALLY ALL TECH AND THE TECH THEY ARE ALLOWED TO USE IS SEVERELY CHOPPED DOWN AND MONITORED SO THE CCP CAN SPY ON THEM.
But of course they control the media so that need not be the narrative they wind for their citizens. Freakin awesome man. I just get tired of all fake bulkshit anti-US propaganda and I get tired of being told anyone who says anything negative about other countries is our propaganda feeding us. I no longer believe this is the case in the information wars. It is THEIR state media that has a story that is full of holes and irony. You don’t need to be a genius to see the picture as it’s painted, so to speak.37
I would like to support self-employed software developers in the future to increase their efficiency and at the same time attract their desired customers.
In order to be able to offer first-class support, I need an impression of the current problems in software development.
Therefore I am happy about every answer you can give me to the following questions.
What is currently holding you back most in development?
What is currently the biggest challenge with or at your customer?
Where do you see your biggest challenge as an self-employed software developer?
How much time do you invest in your further education?
Which techniques, working methods and/or principles do you already apply?
Briefly about me: I have been a software developer for 19 years out of passion. Starting as a hobby, I have made it my profession. I have spent many years developing system and technically driven solutions. I lost a lot of time until I actually developed on a professional level and therefore efficient, sustainable and process-oriented. Only 5 years ago I gained this knowledge and increased my efficiency in development enormously within a very short time. Since I myself lost a lot of time before I actually developed professionally, I would like to help you with this knowledge and increase the efficiency in your development.
I look forward to your answers and thank you in advance.
Man I really need to get this off my chest. So here goes.
I just finished 1 year in corporate after college. When I joined, the team I got was brilliant, more than what I thought I would get. About 6 months in, the project manager and lead dev left the company. Two replacements took their place, and life's been hell ever since.
The new PM decided it was his responsibility to be our spokesperson and started talking to our overseas manager (call her GM) on our behalf, even in the meetings where we were present, putting words in our mouth so that he's excellent and we get a bad rep.
1 month in, GM came to visit our location for a week. She was initially very friendly towards all of us. About halfway through the week, I realized that she had basically antagonized the entire old team members. Our responsibilities got redistributed and the work I was set to do was assigned to the new dev (call her NR).
Since then, I noticed GM started giving me the most difficult tasks and then criticizing my work extra hard, and the work NR was doing was praised no matter what. I didn't pay much attention to it at first, but lately the truth hit me hard. I found out a fault in NR's code and both PM and GM started saying that because I found it, it was my responsibility to fix it. I went through the buggy code for hours and fixed it. (NR didn't know how it worked, because she had it written by the lead dev and told everyone she wrote it).
I found out lately that NR and PM got the most hike, because they apparently "learnt" new tech (both of them got their work done by others and hogged the credit).They are the first in line to go onsite because they've been doing 'management work'. They'd complained to GM during her visit that we were not friendly towards them. And from that point on if anything went wrong, it would be my fault, because my component found it out (I should mention that my component mostly deals with the backend logic, so its pretty adept at finding code leaks).
What broke my patience is the fact that lately I worked my ass off to deliver some of the best code I'd written, but my GM said in front of the entire team that at this point "I'm just wasting money". She's been making a bad example out of me for some time, but this one took the cake. I had just delivered a promising result in a task in 1 week that couldn't be done by my PM in 4 weeks, and guess what? "It's not good enough". No thank you, no appreciation, nothing. Finally, I decided I'd had enough of it and started just doing tasks as I could. I'd do what they ask, but won't go above and beyond my way to make it perfect.
My PM realized this and then started pushing me harder. Two days back, I sent a mail to the team with GM in cc exposing a flaw in the code he had written, and no one bothered to reply (the issue was critical). When I asked him about it, he said "How can you expect me to reply so soon when it's already been told that when anything happens we should first resolve within the team and then add GM in the loop?" I realized it was indeed discussed, but the issue was extremely urgent, so I had asked everyone involved, and it portrayed him in a bad light. I could've fixed it, but I didn't because on the off chance if it broke something, they'd start telling me that I broke the tool, how its my fault and how its a critical issue I have to fix ASAP, etc. etc., you get the idea.
Can anyone give me some advice of how to deal with this kind of situation? I would have left but with this pandemic going on, market being scarce and the fact that I'm only experienced by 1 year, I don't think I qualify for a job switch just now.15
For years I felt like an imposter for not rooting my smartphones, and not owning any raspbis. - Now finally I got an pi 4 and installed my so long desired pi-hole.
Quite disturbing that at least 30-40% of my traffic is known ad shit. Such an infestation.8
A recruiter landed in my LinkedIn inbox, I took pity and graciously provided my phone number so they could call me and beg me to leave my current job to join their company.. aaaaaand they don't call at the agreed upon time. Mate, you wanted me, not the other way around? 🤷🤭9
Hi ppl of devRant! I’m not really a dev but I love reading your rants :) I decided to post my first rant because I think I could use some advice from you.
Background: I’m a student just finished my first year at uni. Earlier I applied for a developer intern just for fun and somehow magically got in. However, I'm a statistics major (not even CS!) and only know basic java stuff. I guess they hired me because I speak ok english and a little french? I live in a non-English speaking country but the company has a lot of foreign customers.
The problem is, the longer I stay, the more I feel that they only hired me out of charity *sobs* There isn’t much for me to do, and most of the time I couldn’t understand what my co-workers are doing so I can’t really help them either. Plus, they don’t seem to need my language skill as much, so I kinda feel useless here.
It’s my 5th (maybe already 6th?) week here and the only thing I did was fixing an itty bitty bug that literally needed only one additional line of code. Yes it took me a while to set up the environment, learn js from scratch since they use js for this project, and locate the issue but I’m pretty sure it’d probably take someone who’s familiar with the project, like, 3 mins? And now that I’ve fixed it and the merge request was passed, I’m out of work to do again. I talked to the lead and he pretty much just said “read more of the code”. Guess I can do that. I’ve spent like 4 days going through the code but is this really promising?
I want to spend time on learning actual stuff rather than yet another resume ornament. So what should I do? Should I ask for more help/more work to do, or keep learning on my own (I’m quite interested in algorithms, maybe I could make use of my time to study that?), or even leave?
Sorry for the long rant. I know ass-kicking devs probably hate useless, underqualified ppl at work in real life but believe me it really hurts to be one and I hate myself enough already so I’d appreciate any thoughts/advice :/10
As you might have figured out my name is Kim. There is a gtld .kim. So my mail address is just email@example.com, which is nice.
Also always hilarious seeing people's reactions when you tell them where to write an email to8
It continues to absolutely astonish me how many of my fellow Americans don’t get business property rights and the right to choose who you do business with. People continue to complain that not wearing a mask is their right (totally missing the point) but seem to have completely forgotten that when you’re on commercial property, the proprietor makes the rules and ultimately can decide you don’t get to be there and won’t be doing business with you. yes, I’m talking to you states rights and business rights people who have forgotten that is their standpoint because it’s convenient to posture about COVID-19 being a hoax. If you don’t want to wear a mask on an airplane or at Panera bread you can get the hell out because if the store tells you you have to then no, in fact you do not have the right to loiter in premesis and you do not have the right to force proprietors to do business with you. It has always been this way and this is not new. Your rights don’t trump the rights of others just because you think your guess at what is what is better than others.
My place of employment doesn’t want us on site working. Covid OR no Covid, that is their call.
Not taking a side on anything here except businesses rights to set ground rules and necessary conditions for patronage. Get with it and make our country proud. I’m tied of everyone calling us a failure after how much the us has accomplished. We’re not bad guys. Let’s prove it. Start by considering your countrymen in everything you do. We will stay strong by sticking together and having compassion for ourselves and the rest of the world.
IF not wearing a mask is your right then so is wearing them. It’s not harming our society to do it, so why not do so if there’s a chance it might help America stay competitive on an international scale? Do it for fellow Americans. Think of it as a sacrifice if you must but just do it. It costs you nothing in money or freedom.57
If you didn't see this coming, you weren't paying attention.
Hey guys!! My first time in this app and it seems really cool! What are some tips to get me started :)?19
Why everyone and their toy cars gotta be jumping on the bed when I’m trying to sleep?
For months now, I get bleary eyed and tired every time I look at work. Focusing and being productive is almost impossible. I’m cheery and alert, then sit down, open my editor, and find I can’t focus. Moments later I feel like I need a nap.
I get interrupted an average of every 3-5 minutes, basically every day, all day long. The more this happens, the more tired and angry I become. I often have to resort to yelling, throwing toys that appear on my desk/keyboard, and blasting loud music I don’t want to hear through noise canceling headphones.
Is it any wonder I can’t focus or think or do anything but feel like I’m falling asleep? Is it any wonder I’m perpetually angry and frustrated?
I can sort of fix the interruptions by locking myself away in my monster’s room. But I’m still so tired and bleary and can’t focus. I don’t know what to do, or even what I can do. Vacation didn’t help. Another would doubtlessly be just as effective, and certainly wouldn’t improve my boss’s view of my performance.
Pinephone that I ordered back in April finally arrived. Pic taken from the cheapo hold-me-over phone I got off Amazon when I destroyed my last cell about a week after placing the order.19
Believe it or not I once interviewed at google a very long time ago. People who know me will know why that’s so impossible to believe. I was out of money and needed a job badly. I studied so insanely hard. I must have solved every “implement this” problem on the internet, I wrote an amortized constant time database and a compiler for three ancient computer programmig languages in preparation. Literally 11 weeks of 20 hours per day studying. I didn’t get the job still. I’m definitely a better engineer now than I was then, but this should still go to show how hit or miss those interviews can be. Don’t despair anyone!! Not worth anyone’s time. Don’t worry though, I got another job and I got offers from google in the future and to this day they contact me trying to get me to jump ship and join them every year, but I stopped responding because now I know what the company actually does -_-10
I know I say this all the time but I want to stab my eyes out every time I see the media refer to cloudflare as a “cyber security organization”. They are quite the opposite9
Question for freedom and privacy buys: is there a video hosting and or live-streaming platform that isn’t run by a surveillance terrorism organization or use infrastructure provided by or funded by surveillance terrorism? YouTube is right out, just curious if there are alternatives? Is it even possible to fund something that needs that many resources while respecting freedom without charging an arm and a leg?5
Cool, so it looks like updating my nVidia drivers somehow killed LUKS on my machine? or whatever happens immediately after decrypting the volume group; honestly can’t tell.
To the uninitiated, this means my machine no longer boots. Like, at all.
Looks like I’m spending tomorrow reverting. 😕12
"A Google security researcher withdrew from the Black Hat security conference and asked the community to stop using the 'black hat' term."
What the heck? Are we just going to ban the colors white and black in every context? Its clearly not talking about race, its talking about morals... Which people like this "google security researcher" obviously know nothing about...
This is all so stupid... luckily the community disagrees with the stance but then again, afaik, we all also disagreed with removing master/slave and it still happened so make of that what you will...
I’m maintaining a pet spider by my workstation. When flies piss me off I fan them into his web and watch him eat them for the whole day. It’s pretty rad.26
FATAL: Unknown parameter
FATAL: Unknown parameter
*googles get java version*
openjdk version "1.8.0_252"
I finally fucking did it!
I strapped up, strapped in, strapped on... uh wait what?
I finally made the full dedicated switch to linux on my personal computer. Blew away Windows and installed linux. I was able to get about 95% of the games that I actually play on PC to run under a combo of proton/lutris-wine.
I feel like after working in a (primarily) linux shop for almost 2 years now, I've learned enough to be able to actually troubleshoot if/when something goes wonky. I've been a windows/sysadmin type in my career for about 8 years and only touched small bits of linux here and there or for fun little projects like a retropie setup.
But thanks to this gig I'm working at now, as a devops engineer, I've learned so got'damn much about linux and I've been developing scripts/tools that run on linux I figured I could, or better yet 'should', take the full plunge.
So, I've decided that if there's something I absolutely need on Windows that Linux doesn't support, instead of knee-jerking and going back to Windows, I'm going to just setup a VM of windows and daily drive Linux from now on.
Some gfx tweaks for games were definitely necessary, it's still not quite as plug and play as Windows for games, but the fact that it only took like 1.5 hours to sort out all of my games performance is really impressive. Especially, considering none of these games actually supports linux out of the box and Wine/Proton is being used to get them to work.9
Just joined my first video webex without pants. I still feel the same... and yet somehow different.7
Been working for a while with some terrible code with no documentation that I just inherited from a previous employee
Topic: multi-threaded program in Python
Goal: kill both parent and children with keyboard interrupt
Intuitive idea: check in children processes if parent still alive
- parent creates socket connection
- keyboard interrupt kills parent and thus the socket connection as well
- children receive some specific socket error from the loss of connection
- children catch the exception and are killed
In Python 2, of course
I, too, like to inflict pain on myself for fun7
Hey guys, this is my first rant/question so be gentle (please).
I've heard from my friends that there are some people who are really into privacy etc. So can you recommend best VPN(s) out there?11