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I am a senior dev, so I’m used to deleting 2 recruiter e-mails per day, not really thinking about them.
The last 3 weeks, however, dead silence in my Inbox.
Coronavirus? Recession? Or have I managed to get on a blacklist?
I don’t believe that recruiters learned not to spam.
Do you guys observe the same?5
Am I the only one who finds this idea ridiculous?
Github’s marketing department is jumping the shark by storing most popular repos in Svalbard mines.
Please do not archive nodejs for future civilizations! It increases their risk of dying out, as we did by wasting fossil energy on node_modules.4
Just bought a new, cheap laptop for travel purposes.
It turns out I cannot start Windows 10 without giving Microsoft my phone number or an email. And the installator asks me if I agree to allow the apps to use „advertisement id”. It doesn’t ask if I like rough pegging.
Luckily, there’s a lot of temp e-mail solutions and I happen to have internet access on my other devices.
Then I have to spend 20 minutes uninstalling all the crap Asus preinstalled on MY computer. Seriously, when did I order „Asus Giftbox” or McAfee virus? The Asus-crap deinstalator displays a screen where I am asked to create an Asus account.
Question to apple funboys: is the experience the same when you buy a new Mac?13
A living fossil discovers modern software practices. Nice roasting in the answers:
PO: I have a great idea for a new game changing feature
Team: cool, let’s talk requirements, etc
PO: nah, I trust you can come up with the best implementation possible
Team: presents the feature
PO: Why are you guys always doing it your way, instead of following my vision?!
Every single sprint...3
A home hosted build server for continuous integration is always crap and a blocker for everyone. If you don’t have 5(yes, five) full time admins/devops to support that, forget about building the infrastucture yourself. There are companies whose business is to provide CI as a service, why do you think you can beat them with your crappy Jenkins installation?
I’ve seen a 200 company failing with 2 people. I’ve seen another one completely failing, because the admins didn’t know what CI meant, and a small one failing with 0.5. The only place where it kind of worked used Gitlab.1
Fuck. My new job in the public sector requires me to sign paper applications to access JIRA or git. It takes them 4 days to process, so now I am waiting at home doing nothing. I’ll still get paid a competitive developer salary, though.
If you are a EU citizen from a country that subsidizes Poland, you can be sure that your taxes are well spent on my couch :)12
Dear team leader, If you tell me „I need to review this merge request before merging”, then make sure you are able to allocate time to do this.
If you need MORE THAN A WEEK to even start, then maybe your delegation skills are nonexistent.
„Hope this InMail finds you in the best of your health.
I was going through your profile and found your Scala experience pretty attractive. Infact your experience matches one of the job requirements that I'm working on.”
Sure, but I don’t have anything even remotely mentioning Scala on my profile.3
I hate discussions about how to name resources in a REST api. It’s not like there will ever exist a client that magically knows your conventions. At some point, you need to hardcode an URL in a client/browser. That’s fine, just keep it simple.
This has been a great source of bike-shedding in my job recently.
And don’t even get me started on HATEAOS...2
Recruiters, why don’t you shift your working hours? It seems that all of you work 9-5 and this is exactly the time when I don’t feel comfortable describing my current job over phone.5
I got an idea about my at-job project and I wanted to try it out at home. First, I need to set up my environment.... 20 minutes later maven is still downloading dependencies. Size of ~/.m2 > 1G. So much for unpaid voluntary work.
I want to thank my EU lawmakers for always thinking about our logging industry. I still don’t see why I need gdpr, though. I still dont know how the voters can stop this kind of non democratic nonsense in the future.
Besides alt coins, has anyone of you worked on a blockchain project which has actually delivered any value? I mean, someone besides the investors must have bought the idea for it to count.1