AboutIT engineering student (basically compsci) twenty-something likes coffee, winter mornings, HHGTTG, sweaters and cursing loudly in multiple languages
Skillsforced into C++ slowly falling for Python learning some JS and PHP working on my Linux-fu, can do a little bash I'm basically a noob OK
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I'm not a regular poster here, or on most social media platforms generally. But I get notifications for the app every evening that shows a count for posts since i last visited, and it's been in the low hundreds lately.
Is everything okay? I'd have thought the pandemic would've seen people post more, but to see the exact opposite...3
Around a year ago I got drunk, watched half of True Detective s01 over the night, and posted stuff like this to Instagram Stories.
I don't have access to alcohol right now :/7
It's important to have a little fun with what you do. You can work on and on like it's a chore and get along with it just fine, but right below the surface of the tools you use lies something truly interesting. Reading code, documentation, blog posts, what have you, all of it is just as helpful in learning as writing code.
And also, be kind. We all write crap code from time to time. As a beginner, I know I do. It's important to take it all as a learning experience.
Personal favourite quote that puts it very well: 'I guess you could call it a “ failure,” but I prefer the term “learning experience".'
My process (still going on):
*Pick a topic/language/anything.
*Read up as much as I can until my eyes start glazing over.
*Try to implement something.
*Feel bad. Repeat until screw-ups reasonably reduced.
Exams started today. Came back from paper, went to sleep. Woke up and was told I had mail.
Thanks, @dfox and @trogus!
Team member knows x better than me?
No fucking way am I gonna ask them to do it. Even if I have to learn the whole damn thingamajig from scratch. Coffee and some Halo OST are all I need, baby!
(In fairness to myself, said teammate is a bit of a hijacker when it comes to helping...)4
BSoDs/scenario I've had in 5 months:
Watching a video on VLC: 5
Chrome running normally: 2
Chrome running while waking up from sleep:3
Working on WSL: 2
Seriously though. VLC? (╯°□°）╯6
>Making final changes to site.
>Added an li to a ul which some onhover styling. Styling didn't take.
>Added styling separately to li.
> 24 hrs later.
>Friend checked site. No styling.
>Removed added styling.
I kinda hate Java. And Android Studio.
I have to develop an app for participant registration/management for college techfest by 10th march.
(I'm using Cordova or React Native, but still.)
College. The head Prof of the IT department tries to open a site without even looking at the networking icon, which says disconnected, meaning that the Ethernet cable was unplugged. Tries to refresh a couple of times.
Goes off to find a lab assistant.
Assistant comes is, plugs in the cable.2
Working a month on college site, in a team of 10. Stay back after hours, work from home. Tons of fixing and patching. Student council member asked to demk the new site to a college trustee.
Trustee sees Snapchat icon in social media. Doesn't know college has Snapchat. Asks who authorized the icon (it was a sample icon!)
Orders site to be taken down.1
I wish I have a better academic year with great professors and wonderful coursework so I don't have to rant as much,
But then, I'm starting to like DevRant. So cross that out. I hope for a more challenging year while still being manageable, and very very INTERESTING.
Happy new year, people.
Had Arduino for months, couldn't get MPU6050 working, because of a lack of time and other stuff. (Need it for long term college project, data logging blah blah)
Gave it to project teammate to figure it out, who hates even touching hardware, BTW.
He figures it out in an hour (adjusting baud rate for supply voltage)
I feel like a complete idiot.
So, there was an Internship and Recruitment training seminar held in my college yesterday, by a firm that's very well known apparently. Some wonderful new things that we learned:
*There are 4 types of loops, not 2. (Okay, maybe on a technicality, but still not conventionally)
*You aren't asked to write code when interviewing for a programming job. (Well, what?)
*A rolling stone has no mass. (Probably the worst mutated proverb I've ever heard)
I'm not going to sign up for this program.20
Most of the faculty on my college's IT engineering department aren't exactly adept with Linux, despite the fact that 10/12 labs in our building run on Ubuntu.
Last week, a really great professor (who doesn't take any classes I can attend) from the Electronics and Communications department and I wrote some bash scripts to automate updates and so on, staying back after college until late evening to try to get the PCs updated.
We'll be trying to use SSH to update as many computers as we can remotely, and trying to learn to use Cron to automate the whole updating deal.
I'm learning this stuff on the side, since it's not on my syllabus at all, and the professor isn't even related to the departments that run the labs usually.
We're not getting anything for doing this, the head of my department (who has it in for me) has no idea about this, and nobody else is bothered enough to learn either.