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Do you people use normal or ergonomic keyboards? I have been wondering about the pros of having an ergonomic keyboard over its IBM standard keyboard?9
My school has blocked GitHub on it's internet network. Doesn't bother me much, since I always use a VPN on public networks, but I wonder why they would block github, but not stackoverflow...8
I just noticed that I haven't touched an IDE or any of my own code since June. It's been almost half a year, and I have not taught myself anything.
Well, I have learned how to compile open source C code, but that's because I am constantly distracted by Cataclysm: Dark Days Ahead and Dorf Fort.
I need to stop distracting myself, and get back to teaching me some computer science.
Okay guys, I know that this is NOT a dev story, but hear me out please, since it affects pretty much everyone socially...
Why are Fetishes still considered immoral and evil in the age when gays can marry each other and people can call each other imaginary “genders”?
It has been concluded in many studies that at least the majority of people have some fetish, and this shit has been even studied by reputable sources like PornHub!
Please people, we fetishists are just like anyone else!28
Everyone says that they install Chrome/Firefox using Explorer/Edge. But why would you even TOUCH the goddamn piece of bloatware.
Just install the browser onto a USB from an another computer and install it on your computer that way, so you can safely avoid that cancer.5
At my school, there are the plebs who call themselves programmers or haxxors immediately after making an HTML Web Page saying "Hello World".
MFW I hear that HTML is a programming language5
I have been using OSX Mojave, ever since the app store released it. I must say, I like the dark theme. I wish that my Windows desktop would have a working dark theme... but it's nice that now two of my three operating systems have a dark theme.12
And now... after the few of my positive posts about love, comes a negative post about life.
So, I’m one of my previous rants (https://devrant.com/rants/1796020/...) I described my situation. And now, here is the update to the rant.
Since we have no money, we’re moving into a relative’s living room. All of the things that we need for everyday life, such as closets a desk and two beds have been moved. My mother and brothers will sleep in one bed, while I on the other small one. We’re going to live like that for around 8 months.
But... there’s the old house. Every room, and there’s a lot, has furniture and other things to be moved. We have to finish packing by Sunday, which I seem impossible. I myself have been assigned to sort and lack my brothers’ toys, and let me tell ya, it is not pretty at all. In the photos attached below, you will see that THERE’S A LOT OF FUCKING TOYS AND ALL OF THEM HAVE TO BE FUCKING SORTED. You see the boxes with the legos and other brick based toys? It took me about 4 hours to pack all that. Look how much is left. That’s at least 6 more hours of work.
I still have to go to school officially, but since I’m going to go to a new school next week, most work has been cut for me. So, due to all of this, my education, official and self taught, has been paused for a week and now more. This is really having a bad effect on me, since when I don’t learn something, I feel depressed.
And there’s the toys... which I have to pack. My mother stays up until the morning packing furniture and other things in order to move out ASAP. She has done much more work than I have ever done in my entire life, and I should feel obliged to do everything without even a minor squeak of a complaint. Yet, here I am; complaining about it all, due to me becoming insane and depressed at everything that is currently happening to me. I lack the nerve to keep physically sorting toys, especially toys of which category I know not of. I know, programming requires a lot of sorting and such, but it is nothing compared to the physical thing. It’s the most repetitive thing, which requires no thought, but requires a lot of dedication. I have enough dedication to ride a bicycle to the nearest city from the country side, which is really far away, but I lack the motivation to do this, even though it has to be done by Sunday.
I am a sad excuse of a son, not being able to do all of this sorting, when his mother is doing EVERYTHING. What about my brothers? They’re 4 and 6. The 6 year old one is perfectly able to sort, but when he starts crying, my mother just stops it, and gives all of the work back to me. Great, mate. My mother had a lot of experience while living, since she moved with me while I was a baby boy. But I’m not used to this, and this is one of the most extreme moves that we have ever done, since we receive no outside labor, outside of a few family friends. We have no money to pay for storage either, so we have to transport everything into my aunt’s dingy basement, which is extremely hard to navigate. It is also extremely dirty, so my mother decided to CLEAN THE WHOLE THING UP. Yeah... she’s like that.
And in the midst of it all is me. Someone who can do the heavy carrying, but barely can do all of the toy sorting. It makes me depressed, but if I complain openly, my mother becomes extremely irritated, and for good reason, and also becomes depressive and almost suicidal. This is too much stress for me. I’m such a disappointment, I can’t even help without any complications!
I wish my father would burn in the deepest pits of hell.13
I Caesar ciphered some love messages to my friend, and... she wasn’t one of the dumb ones.
I tried to disguise it as spam that was trying to get her attention, but she was smart enough to figure out that it were ciphers.
She’s a keeper.5
My friend (who is the love of my life) apparently has Linux running on her machine. She’s already awesome, but this made me 100% love her.
I must ask her out.15
I’ve noticed that, due to my large commenting sprees, most of my devRant ++ revenue comes from comments. Anyone with a similar situation?11
Everything is falling apart. Everything. My father stopped giving our family money. We are in debt, and our bank account got locked.
And the greatest thing is that my father is a politician, sitting on his ass and only eating take out food, while he can’t spare a dime for his family of 3 children. Beautiful.
We are going to be moving out of the house into my aunt’s place. My entire family is going to live in one room. I won’t be able to attend my school while I reside there. All of the plans... all of the studying... all of my progress... well at least we should find money and come back within a couple months, so not all is lost for me.
During all of this stress, I have not programmed at all. When did this stress begin? Six. Ducking. Months. Ago. As a High School Student taming all honors classes, I have a lot of work after school. Usually I was able to finish it and keep learning computer science at high efficiency, but with the stress of the family falling apart, the stress has been doubled.
But, I’m going to admit that I’m lazy too. I’ve been mainly reading, mastering card games, Latin and playing the Fallout series. I think I mostly did this because I needed some kind of distraction from the horrible things going on in my life currently... but I shouldn’t use that to justify my laziness. At least I still remember all of the core concepts. It would just take me a day or two to get back on track with my programming studies.
Sorry if this post was too long for all of you. I haven’t posted in a while for a reason... and this is kinda it. I don’t know if anyone actually reads my posts and follows me, but I still got to get this out of me. This may not be entirely dev related, but it affects my whole path of life.11
Saw that Crysis is on a sale on GOG for $4. I just HAD to get it. Tomorrow, once I get time to play it, I will answer the age old question:
Can it run Crysis?8
Update on the BSoD of my previous rant. Guess what? I STILL HAVEN'T FUCKING FIXED IT.
As a Unix operation system user (MacOS primary, Ubuntu Linux secondary) I have never experienced ANY of the problems I am currently experiencing. I mean, seriously, every time I went into sleep/hibernation mode on Windows, IT WOULD FUCKING BSoD ME! I tried reinstalling it, disassembling the computer and making sure that the hardware is fine, AND IT STILL WOULDN'T WORK.
And for the final step, I booted from a live Ubuntu USB to check if this is truly a hardware or a software problem. I booted in successfully, started up a few built in apps and went to sleep. I made sure that all of the fans turned off and that the computer was silent. I let it sit for five minutes and then turned it back on. It turned on just fine. Prognosis: definitely a problem with Windows.
My plan currently is to COMPLETELY erase my 500GB SSD using my live Ubuntu USB and reinstall using Live Windows USB. If that does not work... I will be officially giving up on the Microsoft Windows Operating System for good.
And what is the reason why a Mac/Linux person is trying to get Windows on the PC tower that his uncle gave him? I wanted to install some old games which only work on Windows and on nothing else. I have never been successful with Wine. It was either laggy or never worked. If any of you can help me here, here's the crash code the BSoD gave me: DRIVER POWER STATE FAILURE.
P.S: I am typing this message from the Live USB. I don't know why I had to say this, but I had.7
I love it how in Settlers 3 tutorial mission, the second test instruction is “Please, don’t press any buttons until asked.”
I can just imagine the devs testing the game, trying to come up with ways to keep the playtesters from failing the tutorial, but they still fucking failed. In the end one dev was just like “FUCK THIS SHIT. Just ask them not to press any buttons until asked.”4
Well... after seeing all of the data that my services have collected on me, I am growing worried about my privacy. No, I am not a bloody tinfoil hat conspiracy theorist. I just got really creeped out by all of the data (even bleeding porn data!) collected by Google and Facebook corp (Note: I never used Facebook, but have used Instagram.
Well... I had the idea of slowly disconnecting from these services. I already made up my mind to quite Instagram by my graduation. But there's a problem with Google.
I have made my Google account in 2010. And that is a problem. I have 8 years worth of emails and accounts registered onto my G-mail. If I were to switch to DuckDuckGo, my use of it would probably be nullified by my use of G-mail and YouTube. But... what can I do? How can I minimize my "Google footprint" enough to make a difference?2
Instead of saying “!rang” || “not a rant”, just please select the type of post you’re making.
Rant: the category for all rants (not !rants)
Joke/meme: just post some funny shit there
Question: just like stackoverflow
Collab: if you want to create a communistic effort over an idea
DevRant: post meta shit here
Random: use it if can’t categorize
Don’t be stupid, stupid. Just use the categories.8
I just visited Instagram and found this useful page called “ad interests.” At first I looked at it, and it showed 10 interests. But then... there was a button “show more.” After clicking it, the page turned into 6 FUCKING PAGES OF EVERY LITTLE THING I HAD AN INTEREST IN OVER 4 YEARS.
The worst part... it even got some of my fetish categories... HOW THOUGH? I’ve only visited deviantart once on my phone... shit. Thankfully my computer is free from ANY Facebook products. But, cmon. Why did I even trust them in the first place?
Oh shit. They even scanned all of my messages. Wow. They’ve got topics about which my friends were taking about “Sword art online,” and “Sailor Moon.” I’ve never watched them, but my friends off-handedly mentioned them in some DM’s. Fuuuuu......
I think I’ll delete this account as soon as possible...7
My family is breaking up, crashing down like a meteor. My father is behaving like a fucking Scrooge.
If I was younger, I would probably not even notice, but at this age this is all very stressful, since this is a huge change in my life. It could even disturb my education... I don’t want to think about it.9
Can someone please explain why every forum and tech news source talks about Rust? New database — in Rust. New algorithm — in Rust. New OS — in Rust. I thought everyone was hyping about python these days...11
My Gorillaz preorder and backdrop poster sat has arrived! I’m so happy! Loving the new album.14
How do you like my new stickers, ya’ll? Please don’t be angry at me for not sticking the Arch stickers. I have no experience with arch, so I didn’t feel like it would be appropriate to stick it on there, y’know?9
Well, this has probably happened to quite a few people, but I’m going to share anyway.
I was programming for exams and stuff like that. I did everything 100% clean, it was nice. And then, in the last program, I had to do something with arrays, I don’t remember what now, but it remember that in my rush, I forgot that arrays start with 0. Oh boy...
I observe that there are two particular groups of people on a High School Campus. Independents and Tribalists. Independents don’t belong to any tribes. They are outsiders. Tribalists are majority. They are less accepting of other tribes and the independents. Sometimes these tribes mix, but usually they are similar when they do:
I just explained my observations to one of my classmates and they called me a sociopath. Am I really one of the sociopathic developers?3