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Skillsjs,java,php (yeah, it's still alive), react, angular, meteor and a couple other things
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I'm a terminal guy and have been using Mutt as my email client for years.
Had to use Thunderbird on a Windows machine today. Oh my god.
I'm so glad that Mutt doesn't load any "interactive" content and images.1
!dev !rant - only very sad
I have been through the worst and saddest week of my life.
Sadly, it's getting worse every day.
I've been travelling around the world in my RV for years and haven't seen my parents for several years. Since I recently successfully completed a huge project and now have some spare time, I thought it would be nice to visit my parents. Everything went well. We were glad to see each other after a long time and had a nice day together. My father works as a security guard and had to go to work early in the evening. So I stayed alone with my mother.
In the evening my mother went to bed earlier than usual because she didn't feel well. I wished her a good night and wanted to surf the internet. But somehow I had a strange feeling (maybe a premonition) and after 5 minutes I went into her bedroom to bring her a glass of water and at this very moment she suffered a heart attack. I threw it all away and called 911 immediately. I shouted the address into the phone, screamed emergency, heart failure, unconscious while trying to start resuscitation at the same time. Fortunately, the ambulance was nearby, arrived in just a few minutes, pushed me aside and started the resuscitation procedure. It took more than an hour and dozens of electric shocks to even get a pulse.
The ambulance took her to the hospital for further medical treatment. I was in the hospital all night until at least she had a stable pulse.
As soon as I returned to my parents' house (the car was still warm, hardly 3 minutes have passed), my father, who had returned from work a few minutes earlier, suddenly suffered a thrombosis in his leg. The whole leg was slowly turning black. I immediately dragged him into the car and drove him as fast as I could to the hospital.
It's Sunday now. I haven't slept since Thursday and I've been in the hospital all the time. Both are in a coma, fighting for their lives. I thought it couldn't get any worse, my mother got sepsis and pneumonia today.
Now I have returned to my parents' house and pray that both of them will survive. Can't sleep even though I'm tired to death. Can't work, try to distract me somehow. Maybe I'll be able to sleep at least two hours. Then I'll go back to the hospital.
What a damn fuckin' week.46
Has anyone tried Fetlang? Very interesting syntax and pretty funny :)
(This program lists all arguments passed to the executable)
Amy - iterator through argv
Betty - Temporary variable to record each argument
Carrie - '\0'
Saint Andrew's Cross - Fetlang's argv wrapper
Make Betty moan
Worship Carrie's feet
Bind Amy to Saint Andrew's Cross
Have Amy hogtie Betty
If Amy is Carrie's bitch
Make Slave scream Betty's name
Make Betty moan2
Sorry, but most teachers are foolish and live in the developmental Stone Age. Somehow they have stopped developing and are teaching what they have learned decades ago.3
Does anyone know other cheap text messages (SMS) providers such as https://www.smsapi.com?
Quantity approx. 200-1000 messages per day, hard to estimate. Main use is sign up and two-way authentication.
The ones I found so far all start at $0.10 (for Europe) and $0.04 (USA).3
Porting of a huge web application from ZF1 to Laravel 5.5.
1. approx. 200,000 lines of spaghetti code (ZF1)
3. approx. 600 CSS files
4. hundreds of node modules and libraries
5. 12 different layouts (Home, Member, Admin,...)
I've got six days to get this done. God help me.25
I finally! managed, after several annoying phone calls and dozens of emails, to convince the client to switch from ZF1 to another framework after spending several hours setting up Zend_Locale, which, as already predicted, didn't work properly.
I've already written a rant about it.
Project size is approx. 200,000 lines of ZF1 code. ZF3 would be a possibility, but I don't know what the guys from Zend will do with it in the future. The community doesn't seem to be that big either.
What framework would you suggest for PHP at the moment?6
At the moment I'm working on a project where every line of code is actually garbage. However, the client insists on continuing to use ZF1.
Zend_Locale is a mess. I've been sitting on it for five hours and nothing's working.8
Order now! iPhone 8 Xplode
Japanese Twitter: https://twitter.com/Magokoro0511/...
Saturday and a new VSCode Insiders release?
Normally there is no new release on the weekend. Well done Microsoft, except for the fact that I now have the following message in the terminal: "your 131072x1 screen size is bogus. expect trouble" :)
Otherwise, the performance of the current release (code-insiders_1.17.0-1506717283) is way better than the previous one.4
I don't have a stress ball yet, but I share these two small guys with my dog. One for summer and one for Halloween & Winter. And they both squeak like crazy.
Actually, they're a terrible strain when my dog's working on them.
Do We All See the Man Holding an iPhone in This 1937 Painting?
"Mr. Pynchon and the Settling of Springfield" by Umberto Romano8
For private repos (<5 members):
Bitbucket vs Gitlab
I'd be glad to hear your opinions.
btw: VSTS is out of the game. Crap.12
This was an effort to combine Gitlab, Github and Bitbucket with VSCode and git SSH authentication. SSH agent doesn't work, configured, added some code in .bashrc, seems fine. Then there was still ssh-askpass missing.
"ssh_askpass: exec(/usr/bin/ssh-askpass): No such file or directory"
WTF VSCode? Why do I need this crap?
However, installed it. Nevertheless, I'm still asked for my password every time when I synchronize using the GUI. Thank God everything was in docker containers/images. So at least there is no garbage left after every failed attempt.
I don't know how, but I finally made it that at least synchronization using the terminal works without a password.
Took me five hours to do this shit.
Now I just report the bug to Microsoft and then straight to McDonalds. I'm starving.1
Constant calls from clients who want to talk for hours about every little detail of the project.
Guys, I need to be able to work on the projects. I can't do that if you nail me to the phone. In the end, I'm the stupid one if the deadline was not met.
Usually I rarely listen to music while I work, but just ran a song from Tracy Chapman "Crossroads" and from Sophie Zelmani "Maja's Song" on the radio.
Absolutely great singers. So relaxing. Couldn't help but order all! of her albums at Amazon.
Now I have to drive to McDonalds in the rain, buy a burger and use the Free Wifi Hotspot to quickly download all the albums.
With my 64kb/s (mobile connection) it would take months :)2
I'm sitting in my RV and it's been raining for two days almost non-stop.
Is there anything more wonderful than rain falling on the roof of the car? I love that sound. Nightly silence and rain.
Oh my God ...
Windows 10 Creators Update is the best version of Windows 10 ever
We're using Slack for team communication.
After a lot of crappy slack apps I installed the snippetsbot today.
It's just great. Simple but really efficient. I love that damn little thing.5
The service hooks at Visual Studio Team Service are a mess. A new subscription for every single event. Really?
Is it that hard to add an "everything" field? Instead I can now add 25 events one by one - for every project.
A guy who's parked next to me in the RV asked me today if I know anything about computers. Sure, what's it about?
He has forgotten his password for a Word .doc file, already installed all possible tools for password cracking, but none of them worked, and now
he can't find his vacation photos and surfing the internet suddenly doesn't work anymore.
Okay, no problem, I'll take a look at it. Windows 7 Home Edition, completely covered with malware, everywhere popups with pr0n ads.
I told him that I can't do much more than trying to recover the data and reinstall the OS. But before that, I'll make a image of the hard drive (thank god, only a 250 GB hdd). Then we'll see.
Unfortunately neither he nor I have a Windows DVD, so he will probably become a proud user of Antergos tomorrow.5
The battery of my good old Huawei Y300 is slowly dying. So I thought it was time to cut the battery consumption a little. What a delusion. A new battery costs < $5 btw, but I'm too lazy to order :)
I've tested 16 highly acclaimed (of about 20,000, didn't count all of them) battery apps - they're all!, and I mean all!, total crap. There is not a single app that does what it promises. And all totally fucked up with advertising - including some of the paid apps. Most apps consume more power than they actually save.
The winner of all this shit was the app "Battery Repair", which supposedly repairs broken cells. Well, well.
All that junk should be thrown out of the store. But, no, these crap apps have ratings of 4.5 - 4.8 with millions of downloads. I don't get it.
The only app that actually works is, hard to believe, Kaspersky Battery Saver.
So if someone else wants to "optimize" their battery - forget it, it's not even worth looking for it.8
Optionsbleed - HTTP OPTIONS method can leak Apache's server memory
This depends mainly on the programming language with which I want or have to develop a project.
I like to use Behat for PHP and other simple things. At the moment I only have clients who want to implement projects in PHP. God knows why.
For more complicated things I like to use yeoman, but I have to say that there are also a lot of horrible generators, so I follow the official instructions more often.
Otherwise, the usual procedure:
1) git init
2) Planning of features and functions (if not already specified by the client)
3) Select frameworks (mostly necessary)
4) Start programming
5) Commit often
6) Commit often
7) Commit often