AboutA socially anxious, chaotic, sociopathic, contradictory, borderline handicapped wannabe coder from the Arctic.
Joined devRant on 5/1/2017
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So today I noticed a point on Reddit about Tutanota how the only thing Open Source in their service is their client and their backend is closed. Now, I happen to like their service and even have the premium going for it. But this really made me think. Even Gmail has more of their service open sourced than Tutanota. Should they rethink their slogan as an open source email service?4
So I decided to switch to learning web development. I will probably return to learning Ruby and Python after this course but it will take some time(which is not a bad thing). But HTML and CSS are what I first became interested back when I was 13 years old and I used to play around with them a lot but not REALLY learning them.
So this course covers all current full stack technologies including React, Node.js and Express.js. We'll see if I can handle even half of it! Or maybe I'll stop at CSS. Who fucking knows.2
There's only three hours to go on Udemy's Black Friday deals and I'm drooling over this one huge course for a Full Stack Web developer. Thing is I just bought two big courses, one on Ruby and one on Python and I'm playing around with the idea that web developing would be a nice thing to learn if I decide to go for Rails or Django later. Damn you Black Friday!7
To create an earth shattering app that will change the world completely and nothing will be the same ever again. Oh... I thought it didn't have to be realistic.3
After a long time break, I'm back and learning two languages at the same time, kind of. I have this thing known as electrosensitivity which is slowing me down, in other words I'm allergic to electromagnetism emitting gadgets like computer monitors and tv screens. And STILL i'm trying to keep coding. Maybe I'm a goddamn moron. Anyway, you'll see me more often here now.5
They're finally here! Only took you guys 3 goddamn weeks.
Just kidding, love ya! They look great on my toil... computers.
P.S. I know i've been neglecting you lately. Please forgive me.
Let's be honest to ourselves here. Having to pick from Apple, Microsoft or Google is like having to pick out the best turd. No matter what you use it for, showing it off to your friends, drawing on the walls, or to collect flies, it's still just a fucking turd. It leaves marks on you, smells bad and infects everything around it.7
Had a hell of a day yesterday. I had to rescue my laptop from the pits of Satan.
After spending the day getting ready to move on from Antergos to Arch,
i couldn't boot into the OS anymore.
Not only that, i mis-selected the wrong setting in my BIOS settings
and ended up losing access to them too. I was panicking and losing all hope but then i remembered
the most important lesson my father ever tought me(may he rest in peace):
"Remeber son, when all else fails, remove the CMOS battery and put it back."
Lo and behold, it worked. So i'm back here, typing this from the laptop which
just 12 hours ago i thought i had lost forever.
I've been hearing about someone who's been ++:ing everything. Then i checked out my own feed. Nada. Oh well, i don't really care for mass ego-stroking anyway.
P.S. Fuck Apple.2
I restarted my studies today like it's 1999.
Got a laptop, a VPS based on OpenStack,
a university in my browser, an empty Github account(cue the sad horn), Python, Apache, five cups of coffee(and tea) and a neurosis for perfection.
First goal is going to be getting my LFCS certification
which i started two days ago.
Next up will be Networking and CEH side of things.
Continuing on with developing(Python,Django,HTML5).
I think with the above i'm covered for the rest of my piddly-ass life.
*puts on fedora* Somebody stop me!7
A joke that was said, that left me standing in stunned silence:
What's the difference between Java and Brainfuck?
-Brainfuck will confuse the shit out of you, but for the right reasons.
Antergos successfully deployed into my new(old and used) laptop. Next task is to set up Git and the rest of the developer environments i'll need. Also setting server side stuff later. Fortunately it took me just one morning to get a linux into an Elitebook. Even though i wasn't successfully with my first choice of OS, this is right there as equally sufficient. Now, here comes the rant: Fuck whoever thought it was a good idea to put the final delivery address INSIDE THE FUCKING PACKAGE. I had to take a fucking minibus downtown and get it myself because the asswhipes at the store didn't put the final delivery address on the side. Fuck you. I won't buy my next laptop from you.
Trying to get 2 different oddball Linux distributions to co-exist.
I spent couple of days on the task, exhausting all possibilities.
Countless installs, uninstalls and reinstalls. One distro had a unique boot manager. The other used an EFI partition.
I settled for just one of them in the end. But let be said that whoever gets OpenSUSE Tumbleweed and Manjaro 17 to dual boot peacefully not using a virtual machine can have my mother.
The laptop retailer sent me an email today that they had to give me a newer model 8570p instead of 8560p, same price. There was also a disclaimer saying that the mentioned specs are the minimum ones and that what i get could have more powerful specs. I wish all computer stores were like this.
miniRant: fuck ISPs who sent with their network gear ethernet cables that are too short, especially when using laptops.
A rant about the way people use this service.
First of all, this isn't devHelpMe, so go ask your random
fucking questions in specific forums designed for them.
This isn't dateRant, so go yammer on about your
hypothetical and/or failed relationships in fucking eharmony.
This also isn't a platform to sneak in plugs of your
ugly ass mobile apps or websites.
And if i haven't been clear enough already: i am not here to cater nor cultivate idle of hopes for friendships. And i'm not asking for feedback on any of my half-assed comments, so IF at all possible to avoid it, please don't start a side conversation on someone elses post which has more than 3 people.
This is how this thing should be used, in my opinion.
I'm not perfect either, but i'm also not looking to be perfect. Now sod off.13
In my opinion, Manjaro 17 has the best implementation of the KDE environment i have seen, maybe second only to SUSE.
I was always turned off from it because of various disharmonies but i took the plunge after i came to the conclusion that my beast of a desktop PC needed more bang for it's buck from Xfce(which i love too).
I'm getting a laptop next week which i will put in something eccentric distro-wise so who knows which DE will end up in its loins. I'm continuing my studies as soon as i've set it up, including SysAdmin, developing and serverside related thingamabobs.
Right, something to rant about so this doesn't become a fucking blog... How about: fucking hell i'm getting anxious because my tablet hasn't had a single security patch since last April, while my phone has had 4 major system updates. They both have the same version of Android and interface and they're both by the same manufacturer. I don't know much about the life cycle of Android security patches but come on, throw me a fucking bone here.4
I fucking hate human beings. Computers? Love them. Programs? They're awesome. But people? Pure diarrhoea sucking green-yellowish dingleberries trapped in a sasquatch's rectal horizon sideways while screaming for the sweet release of the Grim Shit-eater.
So how was your day? :)4
Not so much my developing career as my home time administration but hey, you gotta start somewhere: A missing fan speed control in my Nvidia settings and no final solution to add one for Manjaro. After referencing different methods for different systems i actually improved upon the suggested method and realised it didn't need all the steps as listed. So at the end of that particular day i got it working with a fan speed control when booting and a smile on my face, because i had hope of me having a future with being a Linux SysAdmin at least. And that was the only real problem i ever had with Manjaro while using it from last March to start of August, and i fixed it that same day.
"I'm ready to start learning developing. I couldn't decide which way to go because there's so many languages out there, but i finally narrowed it down to these three, either Bash, C++ or Haskell. Doesn't really matter which because they're all basically the same. What do you think?"
Me: "Get the fuck out of my house. Don't ever call me again."4
My friend told me a joke about programming:
"What's the difference between a programmer and a sandwich?
-The sandwich doesn't tell me useless trivia about programming."
Noted, you prick.17
Shit. I accidentally let my Pluralsight sub turn from a trial to a paid service and they nabbed 25 euros from my poor bank account! I knew it was just for 10 days but i've been so i'll it slipped my mind. I'm sure it's a good service. But my left eye is red and sore and i'm taking antibiotic eye drops for it. How's that for irony? "Pluralsight" indeed.3
This is my reply to @rozina 's question of what got me interested in programming. Long and boring story coming up:
My best friend at the time(2000) was one of the first kids in our neighbourhood to get an expensive consumer desktop PC with an ISDN connection. I was fascinated by his interest in learning C++(i had no idea what he was talking about other than the commands themselves),he had piles of books on computers and programming in general. He introduced me to HTML and thanks to him, a few years later i became something of a legend in a local IRC community for creating templates for user profiles for free using CSS.
My interest grew towards computers around 14 years of age and i was actively using a junkyard PC my father had put together. I also used it for learning OS installations, mainly various Windows versions. I took an interest in digital graphics and image creation and this completely overtook my interest in creating via code. It wasn't until a decade later my original passion for coding resurfaced as part of my journey through learning the GNU/Linux environment and all of it's aspects.
And now here i am 16 years later, learning web developing and Python 3, since that one summer of 2000 when i was introduced to the amazing universe of code.
What is this, the i-hate-Windows week? Alright let me contribute:
I hate Windows.
It's not over yet.
It has its uses though, like gaming, and being a good malware target practise platform. I quit Windows last spring and weighing the pros and cons of it made it a no-brainer for me. Freedom of choice, power to influence, open source and security just to name a few. I don't care for gaming on PC that much to have a batshit insane amount of telemetry sent straight to uncle Sam's pocket.
I was born in Linux country so i was introduced to it when i was just 13, and saying with confidence i don't ever have to use a MS product again makes me smile inside. If you like developing for Windows, good for you. But don't come tell me it's a smart choice when there's a lot smarter ones out there. It might be more lucrative, but not smart. I don't spend much of my time for arguing against or for anything i prefer because there's a reason for difference in what people choose. It's less than useless to argue those things over another. Just say, thanks Microsoft for existing because if you didn't, certain people wouldn't have made all these alternatives that makes me happy. Now go fucking do something instead of reading some random guy's views on what he thinks.7
With my math skills, i may have to resort to just learning HTML & CSS. Give up the higher order stuff. Say goodbye to advanced concepts in Machine Learning. More on the design side of things. Maybe start writing in Markdown... Eventually move on to ghostwriting for a tabloid. Wait, what the FUCK am i talking about, somebody wake me up! Just because i can't count doesn't mean i can't put Python to good use. I might have the skills of a half-baked SysAdmin but damn it i'm want to code. If only as a weekend side project with a flat cup of Joe. Shit.