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Android and Full Stack dev here. Also first post.
No boss, i won't call that client to tell him how to configure ssl for his Outlook.12
Yay just unlocked the avatar 😀
The face expression of my avatar, is when I saw, there was no option to place a bottle of mead on the table.8
This one project at my study.
We always had to do quite some documentation, even some in a way that works the opposite of how my brain works.
That's all fine if you can agree on doing it differently.
Had this teacher who valued documentation above anything else. The project was 10 weeks, after 9 weeks my documentation got approved (yes, not a single line of code yet) and I could finally program for the remaining 5 days.
Still had quite some bugs at say number five, the day of presentation.
I imagined that'd be okay since I only had 4 full days instead of the 5-8 weeks everyone else had.
Every bug was noted and the application was "unstable" and "not nearly good enough".
At that moment I thought like "if this is the dev life, I'm out of here".4
**Colleagues Speaking about some political issues**
Me: Why what happened in that council?
Colleagues: Are you living under a rock or what?
Me: No, I have been living inside a shell. Why?
Colleagues: Stared for 5 seconds and continued with their topic.
I so badly want some programmers in my office ☹️8
Literally translated from dutch but I think you'll get it:
(Debugging stuff with customer)
Me: alright so in what area are you now, our customer panel or your hosting control panel?
Client: Rotterdam, why?
Just wrote a (PHP based) proxy which can cache resources being requested and serve them to clients.
The idea is that (I'm going to write a firefox add-on for it too, yes) you can install the add-on and any resource (js/CSS, general web resources which would be downloaded off of googleapi's etc) hosted with Google would be proxied through the server running the proxy, meaning that one wouldn't have to connect to the mass surveillance networks directly anymore as for static resources.
I think checksum verify stuff would still work as the proxy is literally a proxy, the content will be identical to the 'real' resource. (Not sure about this one, enlighten me if this isn't true)
Successfully launched after 9 hours of bug fixing and patching. Let's se what will happen tomorrow. It's now 01.56, and I wanna sleep... Good night.5
Remember this rant? https://devrant.com/rants/2049166/...
How the fuck is their search still broken? It's a portal with hundreds of thousands visitors each day. -.-!7
"Oh no this platform is serverless"
I hate this "serverless" term.
How does a cloud platform run serverless?
"yeah but like we don't have to run updates and manage the underlying stuff and can thus deploy stuff serverless"
THERE ARE ACTUAL SERVERS RUNNING IN ORDER TO RUN THIS PLATFORM.
YOU CANT RUN THIS FUCKING PLATFORM WITHOUT ACTUAL SERVERS.
HOW WOULD IT RUN THEN, ON FUCKING STARDUST?!
IT. IS. NOT. SERVERLESS. AS. LONG. AS. SERVERS. ARE. INVOLVED. AT. SOME. LEVEL.66
Pro tip: If you are a junior, or senior but new at the company, don't start your conversations with:
"We're doing X wrong. At my previous company we did / at school I learned /in this book I read / according to this talk I watched, the right way to do X is ..."
"I'm curious why were doing X this way. I'm used to doing it differently."
I love flat-hierarchy teams, and people who think about flaws in procedures and proactively try to improve the tools we use are awesome, but the next kid walking up to me yelling we use git flow "wrong" will be smacked in the face with a keyboard.
If you come to me with curiosity and an open mind, I'll explain, and even return the favor by behaving the same way when I'm baffled by your seemingly retarded implementations.
Maybe we can learn from each other, maybe discover that "how I learned it" is sometimes good, sometimes bad.
But let's start with some social skills, not kicking off into every debate with a stretched leg and a red face.31
I have a large code review open for a couple of days now. All of my colleagues had the chance to give feedback, which I applied to my code where necessary. I had given them 3 feedback rounds and hoped that that would be enough for them. Now today, after I thought I was finally done, senior colleague A drops 24!!! comments on me about it, and tells me about it in a cheerful voice. Dude, you had the chance to request those deep-going changes 3 fucking times before today already. And you were the one complaining that the story wasn't done yet last Friday. Fuck off.3
devRant meetup in the Netherlands yesterday was awesome! Hereby a group picture we took.
Thanks for the amazing evening, people!61
The first Dutch devRant meetup 2019 was amazing, thanks everyone for attending, it was awesome meeting you all!32
Crap.. got myself into a fight with someone in a bar.
Hospitalized, turns out that my knee is bruised and my nose is broken. For some reason the knee hurts much more than the nose though.. very weird.
Just noticed that some fucker there stole my keychain USB stick too. Couldn't care less about the USB stick itself, got tons of those at home and hard drive storage even more so (10TB) but the data on it was invaluable. It held on a LUKS-encrypted partition, my GPG keys, revocation certificates, server backups and everything. My entire digital identity pretty much.
I'm afraid that the thief might try to crack it. On the flip side, if it's just a common Windows user, plugging it in will prompt him to format it.. hopefully he'll do that.
What do you think.. take a leap with fate and see how strong LUKS really is or revoke all my keys and assume my servers' filesystems to be in the hands of some random person that I don't know?
Seriously though.. stealing a fucking flash drive, of what size.. 32GB? What the fuck is wrong with people?50
Me: Did Sherry let you know that I'm leaving today?
Coworker: what!? No!
Me: yeah... I'm leaving.
Coworker: huh, I'm not surprised...
Me: what is that supposed to mean!?
Co: shit man, this job sucks, I'm not surprised. I'll be leaving right behind you.
Me: oh.... Um... April Fools... 😬
Co: God damnit.
Me: don't worry, I won't tell the boss how you really feel.4
Petition for the pixelated avatars joke to be a permanent feature.
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Released my first desktop application to the users (developers). Good luck to me. The CTO and the other developers I work with are so nice. Before it was released, something wasn't working. I was so nervous and we thought it was a big thing that requires a few hours to fix. Instead of yelling at me, they simply gave me a few hours to fix it.
It turns out I just forgot to replace an index name where it's fetching the data and correcting it took a few seconds. I told the CTO and the developers immediately and apologized for missing it out. They all just responded "hey, no problem" and was happy it was working.
Seems like a simple conversation but god, that "no problem" response mean a lot to me. I haven't heard it for a very long time. I'm used to minor shit exploding to my face. It makes me wanna wank while crying tears of joy.9
Becoming a dev at all, I'd say. I started off with only knowing the basics, and am working in my third language. But I love the challenge.5
Still not learning git properly. I still find it very hard to grasp how this works and although I'm starting to use it more and more, I just can't wrap my hear around it so I often reside to scp for upload and no version control at all.
Today's a good day.
I've been re-teaching myself proper CSS in combination with Vue after a long time of doing nearly only Backend coding or bootstrap. And all that while sitting in my favorite café all afternoon.
Speaking of CSS. What's your favorite preprocessor, and why? Or do you not use one?6