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Anybody has a good recommendation for a laptop for mostly full stack web development?
I think I should look for following features:
- minimum 16G ram
- Althought is 2021, just in case, I add: usb C to connect to a dock with two screens and SSD
- I'll run several docker containers at once
- time to time I make non-exhaustive work on c++
- good screen dpi
- I use linux
- portable. No need for the lighter in the market but easy to carry in a bag. Good battery.
- not too expensive
I can save on:
- I don't need the latest processor, just a good one
- I'm not a gamer. I not need the latest GPU. However, some GPU is appreciated. I don't need colorful leds neither.
Do you have any recommendations on laptops and/or features to search for/avoid?8
My personal laptop suddenly broke.
Clearly, something in the motherboard got broken, because no LED is working, long press for hard reset is not working: only fans are on when I power on the button. To disconnect I should remove the battery.
It's an old (and very loved by me) laptop, but I explained it in the repair shop, and they told me they "will do all possible to repair it" by a reasonable price, so worth it.
After some days the call me to tell me that, after some tests like a display test or ram test, the problem is probably in the motherboard and they don't have the tools to fix that.
They can bring the laptop to another specialized shop for, of course, a much more expensive price.
How should I react? I'm very angry. When you told me you could "do all possible to repair it" after I told you where the problem probably is, it implies you have the tools, at least, to find out if the problem were there.
When we talk I said "yes, I accept I'll pay that price if you aren't able to fix it".
Being coherent, are you expecting to me to have the tools to pay you in that case?
I'm so tired of the impunity of companies for treating customers as if they had no idea about technology always even if in the most of cases is it. (My laptop was not apple)
What a waste of time and money.7
After one year of WFH I've just realize that I'm much much productive (and happier) by sleeping some extra hours at morning, doing outdoors activities during day and deeply focus working at late night.
I wish it to be healthy. I will let you know.2
I'm not the product manager. I'm not the leader. I'm not even in a lot of meetings. Why my colleagues ask me about product/development decisions?
I appreciate they about wanting to know my opinion, but when they come in a rush it is a bit stressful.
And I am not paid for that.
It might sound about selfish, but the reality is I am not one of those roles (and my salary neither) to avoid exactly this.
At least I can redirect them and not lead with the sublaying reasons of the doubts.1
When this development rush nightmare started in october, I thought I could handle it until January.
Now, I just don't know how without destroying myself.
This is one of these important things one should to learn.1
I'm here again :)
After some months of sporadically reading your posts, but not in the mood for answer or say anything.
Nice to feel encouraged enough to became active here again. :)
Hey ranters! I actually repeat you a question I did time ago...
It's time to change my keyboard, and I want get a good one for programming.
Do you have any recommendations or advises?6
There is some kind of business big change in the company where I'm currently working.
I'm really happy with the current situation, in terms of salary, flexibility, teammates... all. I don't really want this to change.
In 15 min I have a metting with the bosses to talk about those changes. I feel pretty nervous about what they will say and what can I say to keep my interests.
Wish me luck.6
Last year my goals were two:
- work less
- earn more
and I only achieved the second one.
Based on that, my new resolutions are:
- sleep more
- do not work more
- earn more or equal
- to gain stability
- more efficient workouts7
taking advantage of this days of black friday... I'm looking for a good keyboard. Any suggestions?4
Fuck, fuck, fuck!!!
I just realise I had a lot of work to be done!!!
And it's completely my fault.
Not sure if I feel myself more stupid or fucked.
I'm looking for a thermostat for my home so that I can access them via API.
I want to integrate its control on a custom system.
I don't know if you guys know some avaliable to get them in europe?
In my previous work, when I was under pressure (very often, because we were to few people for all the work) I used to manage the situation in the following way:
PM: It's super-important and prioritary to develop < 2 days feature >. Sales really need that feature because they cannot work without it.
Me: Ok. I'll need from them < 2-hours-to-get data > and then I can leave what I'm doing and start with the feature.
PM: *... goes to tell sales ... comes back*
PM: Well, they say they can work by doing < some not as confortable way as feature, but pretty acceptable >.
Me: Ok, then I'll continue trying to prevent the systems break down inminently.
On this work I learned a lot, but clearly, we were too few people to mantain the site, and too much lazy sales people.
I thought nobody actually use directly CSS instead using a framework that hiddes it for real applications.
I thought it until meet my frontend coworker. He not only uses it, also understand it.
Admiration has born inside me.10
I don't know what happens to me today.
As always, I've gone to work, but when I sit on front of computer, I felt unable to code.
Not afraid of coding, not exactly unmotivated. Just my head is not able to code.
It's strange, because until now always I'd felt so motivated with this project. But today I've spent 3h on front of computer and I've not been able to write a single line of code.
Maybe I need holidays and I didn't noticed.3
On the office we have began to discuss which is best practice in a REST API when reference other objects.
I prefer B. What do you think?4
Someone wanted to take a look to kde on Ubuntu 18.04 in my laptop, so did:
`sudo tasksel install kubuntu-desktop`
After rebooting and all did:
`sudo tasksell remove kubuntu-desktop`
and now I don't have GUI. The problem is that I can't also have network, neither by WiFi or ethernet. So I can't install packages.
The best way to fix that is to reinstall Ubuntu? Or there is a way to recover the ability to connect to network?
BTW, yes: "someone" was myself.
Shame on me 😔5
Recently, I was hired by another company. It's a huge change for me and my career, so I'm looking forward for start in my new position.
By then, in my current company I just started a high-prioritary-super-important project for the company. So, I asked to my new company some extra time before join them in order to finish some stuff on that project and to make a good project transfer.
Today, halfway throught that extra time, boss anunced me that super critical project is no prioritay anymore due bussines decisions, so only we have to do is usual tasks (which my junior coworker can do without me).
I feel like newbie in the world of work.3
(After several hours of debugging a returned "mal formed xml" error)
Me: We found out your api does accept our XML only if its elements are in certain order.
They: Oh! yes. :)
Me: ... and since XML should not depend on order, maybe you should fix that. Or at least alert about it in docs.
They: Yes, maybe we should. :)
Me: ... OK4