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My rental is a hybrid Chevy Volt.
Have to say. Electric vehicles are unbelievably nice.
Wish I had the salary to purchase one. I would go completely electric though, not hybrid.
only get 85km on EV and 580km on gas. I would rather have 300-400km on EV.
But driving on pure electric is amazingly nice.
They need to ban all gas vehicles outright.24
Guess I am in Canada during a historic event.
The legalization of Pot in the entire country.
Just got immigration sorted for my 2-3 days per week trips across border and will be moving to northern Vermont by the end of November.
Company is investing a lot for me to be able to work in both Canada and US.
This whole immigration is a racket. Crazy really. It shouldn't cost $10,000 for me to get an L1A visa.1
Get to goto Montreal, Canada Tomorrow night.
If anyone from here is in Montreal next week and want to grab coffee, hit me up.1
Trying to figure out why load average on my EU server was +30 all weekend long almost entire 3 days, traffic wasn't too bad, then suddenly drops off to the normal 3LA and is staying steady.
Keep getting worried the sites aren't operational, even though orders are still flowing in.
crazy unexplainable things I guess.
At least the sites never slowed at +30LA which means my code is pretty damn efficient.4
Retarded things I do:
when I end up creating a nice complex elegant algorithm I end up staring at the code for am incomprehensibly long time admiring it.9
Seriously, I want to shoot the dev that did this. Who puts double !! it just negates each other -- not not true is true!!! FUCK!!!!18
I've been doing really well at putting my personal life back together, and am actually very happy at the moment with life. My wife and I are not fighting anymore, I am taking approach of being grateful for what I do have instead of mad at what I don't.
Things are good.
Which is why I find it ironic that the tone at work has changed dramatically from what it was a few weeks/months ago.
Essentially, I am the only person to keep the servers running, do new development of functionality, I literally do everything.
Not sure what they are going to do actually if I leave.
They will have to pay someone at least double my salary to get comparable results and even so, I am sure they will be disappointed in whomever they choose and that person will be quite surprised at the scope of their responsibilities and being interrupted every 5 minutes to switch tasks to something else, to the point very little real work gets done.
And it all rests on their shoulders, the entire web empire.
I thought maybe I could salvage this job and keep pushing along, but with the current tone, I just have a gut feeling all is lost for me.
They will bring in someone new over the next few months for me to train and them to test out.
Once that is complete it is audios for me I am sure.
They already brought one person in, and excitedly told me how great a senior engineer he is, turns out he couldn't do basic things, and never heard from him again.
Just rambling thoughts. I am just glad that ultimately, I am happy right now, and my life is improving dramatically.
Jobs are a dime a dozen, so being happy is my #1 priority and if they decide to get rid of me, I am fine with that, I can easily get on with other companies for the short term, although the other companies are much like this one, so I don't want to, I want to stay here until I find the perfect company. But, that decision may not be mine to make.1
I think I may be getting fired shortly. Not because of my work, but because of my image, which is always the case it seems.
I've been lax about speaking with my boss about my personal life, like allowing my drivers license to expire, moving into an extended stay hotel, etc. He recently commented, "He has figured me out, he needs a reboot of rysnc, an rsync 2.0"
Which to me tells me they are now looking for an rsync 2.0.
Amazing how when your image doesn't reflect a stable "normal" person's life, suddenly somehow this affects the quality of your work?
This isn't the first time this has happened to me.
It seems when work gets to know how eclectic I am outside of work, suddenly they view me differently and it isn't long before I leave the company.
Fuck them all.7
this is so cool! will be mirroring all my sites there the week of launch and building some servers to start hosting company.
hm?m. anyone else experiencing issue with devRant app on phone? I cannot figure out if i screwed my phone or if the app is screwed, but it just hangs every time i comment or post. i have to restart app. ive tried reinstalling and it is only app i have issue with.6
FUCK! Never ever do a system upgrade 5 minutes before work! Especially if you run Arch and Gnome!
finally fixed it, but fuck you gnome@!!!19
hmmm... thinking of moving from vim to phpstorm.
maybe if i keep vim bindings might be tolerable. but in reality i am wondering if i can increase my production by having function mapping available. ctags is supposed to provide it in vim just never been able to get it setup properly.7
For some reason every news app I ever try to use thinks I'm Canadian. 90% of posts are local Canadian news outlets. I also think Google's algorithm profile built over the years has me pegged completely wrong. Absolutely nothing makes sense in their adverts or recommendations.7
Hello Peoples of DevRant.
Anyone know of any good resources on how to make animations or simple animated movies?7
What company schedules an interview at 4pm on Friday? this is absolutely ridiculous. Last thing I want to do after work on Friday is an hour and a half interview.1
Spend almost a week trying to write this extremely complicated feature request.
I had two ways to go about implementing this, and the further I dig into it, the more I realize I chose the wrong way.
Time to throw the code away and start over. Entire week wasted.3
Anyone else have severe lag (as in typing is delayed) in Vim when using vim-gitgutter? Especially with an exceptionally large repo?
It is really annoying and wondering if there there is a setting or something that I can use in my vimrc to get it to work without lag.3
My boss should not even use technology let alone claim he is manager of team. Idk how I made it through yesterday without rage quitting. It took all my willpower and prep talk from my wife to continue on yesterday.
Lets see what today brings.8
Wow. Just wow.
If Linus can do it, so can I. I sort of mirror his personality and for a while now know that in this profession it is not the way to go about things. I've missed amazing job opportunities because of my angry flippant outbursts. The sad part is, I could get away with them when I was an aircraft mech because I was considered one of the best. In this field I am not even close to the top and still brought this behavior over.
Time to take look in mirror as well. Linus is truly my hero. I look up to him and want to be just as good as him one day.
I have even more respect he's recognized the need to be more professional and empathic. Makes me want to do the same.6
Best boss I ever had? Would be at Associated Air Center. They customized B-737 A-319 etc to be billionaire's private jets. So they had very very complex one off structural engineering challenges that usually if a wrong hole was drilled or a cut too short could cost the company hundreds of thousands of dollars.
I had a boss that would use my extreme skill and precision to do the most complex tasks. I would work 12 hours a day, 7 days a week until the project was finished, but he always knew as well I would disappear the second the last rivet was bucked for at least a week of debauchery and sin. I actually stayed at that company for over a year. Quit 3 times that year but that is another story.
He knew he had a guy that could get shit done perfectly if he allowed certain auspitious quirks.
I was an asshole and an alcoholic so he was able to use that to his advantage and get the best out of me.
Only guy that could ever make me do stuff out of guilt.
Or he was my enabler who knows.
I hate webdev. I wish I could find a job as a systems programmer or a devops engineer. I like Perl and I like C, I am not good in either, but it wouldn't take me long if I had a real job to get good in either.
I like writing CLI scripts and command line programs. Why is it not 1995? Someone get me a time machine!9
One part of me wants to switch jobs immediately because I have to continually put up with completely non technical geniuses that just frustrate me to no end and I get paid what a junior gets paid, which also frustrates me to no end.
But on the plus side, I work remotely, I don't take my job seriously at all, they get about as much work as they pay me for.
So really all I have to do is to find a way to not get so frustrated and angry and just ride the wave.
On the other hand, it is not doing my career any justice and I really need to be on a team I can collaborate with and have my code reviewed properly to improve myself.
Just so hard knowing if I leave I will actually have to go back to work.4
Get up early to try to figure out how to get my personal business off the ground.
I guess the first thing is respond to the stupid IRS and file my late tax returns as their estimation of taxes is just ridiculously incorrect.
Then figure out exactly why I incorporated and what to build.
Guess I am doing this backwards.2
Exactly why I don't use Tor Browser with Tor.
Since it is the most widely used browser, and all exploits are targeted for it, I use a browser that works with .onion addresses but is somewhat obscure on tor, even though the possibility exists of being identified by my browser, it would be a soft identification and would only be able to follow my traffic not identify who I am, which I feel is better than being completely exploited as Tor seems to still be safe, it is Tor Browser that allows deanonymization.
Security through obscurity.5
The interview today went very well. I am not at the "senior" level they are looking for, but they are impressed enough with my knowledge and skills to actually think about creating a position for me instead of hiring me for the senior they are currently looking for.
This company would be absolutely perfect for me, I really liked the people who conducted the interview as well, I think I got along personality wise with them, which is actually quite rare for me.
Plus the company has a team of 8 developers a QA department, and even a @Floydian!!
It is like my absolute perfect match.
First time in long time I am actually excited about the prospect after an interview.3
I want to rage quit today so badly.
Actually this is becoming an everyday thing.
I really hope this interview goes well this afternoon.21
Stuff that irritates me.
When company says they will reimburse you for move they are requiring you to make, but doesn't pay you enough to make the move in the first place.