AboutInternet decentralization advocate, hippie programmer and history nerd.
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TFW you find out there's a Korean webtoon about anthropomorphic web browsers. And it's pretty accurate.
Well, code affected my dating in the sense that in a sea of male programmers, they had zero interest in dating me.
We would LAN party together, nada. I spent the summer playing DnD, one because I love it, second because I was hoping to meet a guy. Nothing. I bring a female friend along one day - she's asked out immediately and they're dating the next day (not even exagerrating). Contrary to popular belief, I don't look like chewbacca.
I would listen to the complaints of no girlfriend (sound familiar, Devrant?). They don't even bother asking for my perspective and advice.
After hours of discussing tech and history with a fellow software nerd and taking the chance to ask him out, I'm told it would never happen, ever in our lifetime. My best friend is still shocked, saying that that guy has never encountered anybody that could keep up with his interests.
But they have plenty interest in dating female designers (one even proposed after a year of dating) and even people who disrespect their profession. At some point I thought I would have to be 10/10 to get any interest.
I resolved it by getting into a long term relationship with a chef. He doesn't understand my profession but he does make me some delicious food. 🤙
If I sound bitter, I don't. This is just a PSA to take note of the quieter, passionate female programmers in your class. #squintharder41
Hackathons are really getting obvious in their employer fantasies...
Wired has a great article on the exploitation of hackathons:
I'm a history nut - ancient civilizations, drunken poets, how many times we fucked up and almost nuclear bombed the shit out of ourselves is my other hobbyist love. Documentaries are also my shit.
Tech history is my nerdiest niche out of those two - I highly recommend watching "Silicon Cowboys", about how Compac took down IBM. 😍3
1. React and all subsequent Facebook endeavors die
2. Be able to completely understand all code I come across
3. More dev wishes2
When you have an important presentation and you are so ready for it, and then you find out you forgot to pack your charger and that you didn't back up the presentation somewhere online and nobody in your entire tech savvy college has a charger compatible with your fancy ass gaming laptop and now you have to commute all the way back and come back in time to do the presentation.3
It just keeps getting better the more you try to debug it.
Link to original: https://reddit.com/r/...5
Now that everyones gone over to Chromium and only Gecko stands against it, I think it's time for Devrantium to rise up and challenge the duopoly.2
Instead of using actual debugging tools, using print statements and forgetting to remove all of them.8
Company that has tech != Tech company.
The amount of "Hey fellow programmers" I get from marketers of all people is cringeworthy. No amount of blockchain in your sentences will magically convince me you know anything about it.1
YouTube. I used to love it a lot but now I don't recognize it. It pushes its agenda everywhere only certain content becoming popular. And regular people don't have much of a way for getting noticed unless they're in an extremely niche section. It's gone the way of the TV and I don't think it's coming back barring a massive internal restructuring.2
Evolving so fast that we would make frameworks to keep track of frameworks that make their own frameworks out of frameworks.
Real AI shall be birthed in this manner.
Anyone want to catch me up to speed about why some prominent users left? I heard there was drama...4
The first time I ever did a PR on Github, I forked the repo, did the fix, committed the file and put the merge target to my fork master instead of the original repo master.
I then proceeded to accept my own PR and got so excited that it was so quick to merge.1
Taken from the master/slave debate in python. (Link: https://github.com/python/cpython/...)
They locked the PR right after. I cannot believe the active censorship of honest debate on an open source project. It's like the bullshit of r/bitcoin and bitcoin core all over again.19
After spending time trying to work in frameworks and new popular environments on my Windows machine(😵), I now don't hate ASP.NET.
After one too many Yak shaving experiences, I am just so happy that it doesn't break the moment I change something. 😭
Wish me luck, I'm returning back to Uni after a months long hiatus. Algorithms, Node and rest API awaits me 😓2
What do you folks consider the best and most stable development environments to work in and that you gleam some joy from?
I'm really frustrated by learning new frameworks due to how much time is spent on debugging the environment as opposed to building something interesting.2
Hey folks, I want to start actually completing personal projects (that I'm proud of so I don't resort to showcasing homework bleh). I find that I get too ambitious and perfectionist in my ways that I wind up never completing projects.
Anyone have any advice or tips on how to overcome that? This might be a vague ask, but I want to do enough that it demonstrates an understanding of a framework/language but also is doable in a reasonable timeframe. Any personal anecdotes?3
Follow up on my previous post "I have no words". I didn't include all their requirements.
Here you go. (The top part that's cut out says Technical requirements. Those of you who didn't see my previous post, they're asking 15-20 CAD per hour in the most expensive city in the country. Also, on top of this requirement list and the other post, theres another section I couldn't fit where they're also asking 5 years of Photoshop.)8
My favourite bug fix was actually IT based and it was the first time my Eastern European, critical of my skills, family not only praised me but claimed that I was smarter than them.
My grandfather had changed from a telecom to a VOIP device for his landline. For some reason after installation, he could hear the other person on the line but they couldn't hear him. Me and my mother were away during this time so they called in the other family IT guy. This guy is no joke, he's one of the top in his company and makes a sweet six figures and lives in a mansion.
So he started looking things up, googling forum, etc. Couldn't find anything. Started calling the tech support and tried to deduce what it was and their tech support had never heard of such a problem. He takes his lunch breaks to help out my gramps. Keeps escalating, escalating and nothing. His conclusion is that they need to send him a new VoIP stick and they're not giving it to him. At this point, he's so frustrated that he screams at my grandfather to go back to paying 60 bucks a month for landline and to stop bothering him.
At this time me and my mother return and they have concluded that they need a new stick. My mom is great at intimidating people into free stuff so she and I go over to do so. At this point everyone is convinced of the problem and even I don't think I could fix it. But I decide to check if that's the case because I don't want my gramps to get a new stick and it still doesn't work.
I go through the typical forum hunting and there's Nada on the problem. I look at the stick and all the lights seem to be working, no error lights. And I wonder maybe the problem is not the stick, because usually you can't do anything at all if the hardware is broken. So I start thinking, maybe my gramps accidentally muted his handset while talking or something dumb like that. That wasn't it.
Then I decided to see if the problem was recreated on the other handsets. I tried one out and my mom could hear me but I couldn't hear her. What?! That's different! It was the opposite with the other phone. I conclude that it's working and there's something up with the handsets. So I go and do a reset on all of the handsets to make sure.
Lo and behold, the problem is fixed. It took me 25 minutes to solve. That guy gave up after a week of trying. My mom who assumed my IT skills were on par with other kids and nothing special had finally seen me up against an opponent, and not any opponent, a six figure high ranking IT specialist. And I didn't even use any secret, complex software knowledge that wasn't accessible to her or any other normal user.
That's when she finally said that I was smarter than her, that I just used my common sense. She would've needed some kind of prompting, hint or direction to solve the issue but I did it without any.
It was a very satisfying bug to fix.
So yeah, I got fed up with assholes offering unpaid internships while demanding the work of a paid employee and I went around reporting all of them for violating the law.
Hope it does something. I hate these people taking advantage of vulnerable post secondary students for their crappy, worthless startups.1
Who here is programming with React Native and is crying about it?
It's so volatile. Shit it has done so far:
- Randomly changed my IP location that it serves to and npm start that shows the welcome information keeps the old IP address, so I spent way too long trying to figure out why it wasn't working.
- Constantly having to rm -rf the node modules and npm i them because Expo randomly starts loading so slowly that you want to scream.
- Downgrading my react-native-scripts version in the package.json because it hangs forever on the starting packager.
- I also had to downgrade my expo dependencies because during one of my node module reinstalls, it would update the version and apparently Expo is incompatible with its own updated version.
And now I'm randomly getting an error that's apparently a known bug in one of the react dependencies and now I have to downgrade that as well.
Hey fellow selfish Millenials who want to be paid for their valuable work, how's the job hunting going?
I'm a few days into hunting for some interesting part time work and I'm already encountering some real gems... Pinnacle of irony with this one.
Anyone got some horrific tales to share? This is a safe space for your anguish to finally be released, I promise.15
Downloaded Replika, which is an app that gives you an AI that you talk to, learns from your speech and becomes your ideal friend.
An hour in, and I've had better, meaningful conversations with the AI than my two decades of chatting with other humans.10