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IE's dev tools is the web-dev equivalent to a broken Mad Catz controller. Literally fucking unusable.
Caught a co-worker's gigantic fuck up today – dude totally wiped important code off master with a terrible git rebase + git push.
Gave him the nicest earful I could muster, but I think this is one of those times where I'm allowed to be royally pissed.6
Manager: "Pls deploy the changes ASAP."
Me: "Right away."
Me: *creates pull request*
... 5min later ...
GitHub: "Some checks haven't completed yet."
... 45min later ...
GitHub: "Some checks haven't completed yet."
Me: *looks into delay*
CircleCI: "Partial System Outage"
Been worrying about this for a few weeks now.
As a junior dev, how do I continue to improve (with respect to coding style, technique, etc.) when my seniors are only slightly better than me in a technical regard? I feel like I'm improving at a drastically slower pace than when I first started.
Just watched the intern pull a beer from the beer fridge, and it's only 11:15am. What a fucking champion.17
If a client changes the formatting of their data without telling me, and it breaks the code that I wrote for them, could they own up to their lack of communication, and not give me shit for it?
This problem was caused entirely by you. Can you fuck right off? Would you kindly?
• being good enough to be given the "software-y" cool work
• hoping the more junior devs are just happy to be there and take on anything regarding CSS
Imagine how many of us would be fucked if the largest ever recorded DDoS attack was successful/persistent. Y'all should be thankful.
🙏 Glory Be GitHub 🙏
• dude chews you out for broken code
• wait patiently for dude to finish
• head on down to "git blame" town
• show him that _he_ was the author of said broken code
• tell dude to take a seat
K but why is this even possible through CSS...
Linked below is a pure CSS keylogger, i.e., now you can get your passwords stolen through a stylesheet. Keep your head on a swivel kids.
TL;DR: Clients are still dumb.
The sequel to a previous rant ...
Client IT Lead: "We've loaded your code into our website, but *this* particular part of it isn't working."
Me: "Fair enough. I'll make a fix and have it deployed."
... an hour later, my changes are deployed, and I notify the client that the fix is live ...
CIL: "Thanks for fixing that so quickly! Just a heads up, but I've noticed that some of our own code needed fixing, so I've gone ahead and made some tweaks <that will most definitely break your code>."
... another hour passes ...
CIL: "Hey, so, I don't know what happened, but that fix you pushed stopped working."
TL;DR: Clients are dumb.
Client IT Lead: "Your code isn't working on our website."
Me: "Because you didn't load our code into your website. Do that, and everything works."
CIL: <proposes terrible alternative>
M: "No fix on my end will matter if you don't load our code into your website."
CIL: <more disagreement>
M: "Let me discuss with my team and I'll get back to you."
... later that day, in a follow up meeting with client's team ...
M: "Load our code into your website as was initially intended and everything works fine."
CIL's Boss: "That makes complete sense, and I'm not sure why we weren't doing that from the beginning. Let's make that happen, CIL."
> at my previous job as mechanical engineer at an HVAC company
> was given recurring monotonous task
> decided to start a sizeable side project to automate it
> people got pissed at me because it worked too well, i.e., took their jerbs
> decided automating things was more fun than actual current job; also, people should be more hyped about continuous improvement
> switched careers into web-development
i.e., my most successful project was the one that changed my life for the better.2
Anyone else concerned with their daily caffeine/cream/sugar consumption?
Currently at 5 coffees (+ cream + sugar) per day just to feel normal.
when you're on the cusp of finishing a feature that took 3wks up to this point to develop, and then your manager pulls you off of it
In my office there's a dev who regularly takes figurative shits on other devs — stuff like publicly shaming others for their mistakes, or dropping a conceited "I told you so" whenever his solution turned out to be the right one.
He's a young guy, still has lots to learn about office etiquette, and I know he usually means well (he privately apologized to me once after I told him to fuck off), but I'm not sure he knows of the effect it's having on the other devs he talks down to.
I like him enough that I don't want to go to HR about it, but I don't know how to approach the situation in a one-on-one level with this guy. I do know that something needs to happen, but I'm not sure how I can help the situation.
For now, he shuts up when I point out his flaws in logic and reveal that he's still got lots to learn about his demeanor.
• the new "sr dev" asks what the point of TDD is
• being polite, I answer in an ELI5 format
• rest of the room nods head in agreement
• new "sr dev" still has baffled look on face
Been a jr. dev at a company that's badly in need of more devs. So they hire a sr. dev to work w/ me. Dude's got yrs of xp over me, so he should be ramped up in no time, right?
Jk, he doesn't even know the basics of git. Also, his code is shit. If he's not let go anytime soon, at least I'll look awesome relative to this guy come performance reviews ¯\_(ツ)_/¯.3