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[#] Fri May 10 2019 16:31:03 EDT from wizard of aahz @ Uncensored

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Exactly. <GRIN>

[#] Wed May 29 2019 22:40:34 EDT from wizard of aahz @ Uncensored

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Okay. So one of you got to one of my friends that doesn't know ya'll


He asked these questions just now.

Why is the office so far?

Or perhaps the alternative. Why are you so far from the office.


Fookers.

[#] Thu May 30 2019 02:03:41 EDT from ParanoidDelusions @ Uncensored

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Because you're a wage slave - and the best paying slavers aren't nearby? 

 



[#] Fri May 31 2019 06:25:09 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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It's good to know, Aahz, that our influence manifests beyond the surreality of Uncensored.

[#] Wed Jun 05 2019 11:36:44 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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He still lives too far away from the office. The only thing that changed is that he found a workaround. It's still ok to pick on him. Rule #4 and all that.

Now that I have wheels again, I may head to the office from time to time, just to beat the cabin fever.

[#] Wed Jun 05 2019 13:54:09 EDT from wizard of aahz @ Uncensored

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Your office or my office?

[#] Wed Jun 05 2019 16:13:44 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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My office. If I want to sit around with a bunch of people I don't know, I don't have to drive all the way to Long Island to do it. And I don't think my truck wants to spend any more time there.

[#] Wed Jun 05 2019 23:33:32 EDT from wizard of aahz @ Uncensored

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Wrong office.

[#] Thu Jun 06 2019 12:04:11 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Wrong truck?

[#] Thu Jun 06 2019 13:46:22 EDT from Haven @ Uncensored

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Wrong way?



[#] Fri Jun 07 2019 16:06:24 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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I believe El Perv is referring to the fact that he has invited me to occasionally spend the day working from his home office, as a way to break the monotony and have a few coffee breaks together. This does make more sense than driving to Long Island, and it's also good because the truck told me it doesn't want to go back there.

[#] Wed Jun 12 2019 14:46:26 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Overheard a coworker who works in a different division than me:

"Alright sir, I'm out."

Thinking to myself:

"Yep, me too."

Even though I have another 30 minutes before my day is finished. Heh.

[#] Wed Jun 12 2019 17:23:26 EDT from wizard of aahz @ Uncensored

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I was out before I got in.

[#] Fri Jun 14 2019 13:51:20 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Why beat the rush, I suppose.

[#] Fri Jun 14 2019 15:12:08 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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It's interesting, hiring a fresh programmer with little experience at the craft.

Not expecting the new hire to have much skill, I have to think more carefully about how I communicate about writing software. It's one of those things where you don't necessarily know what you know until you find someone who doesn't know what you know, and you have to think about how to discuss complex topics to a really intelligent person without being ridiculous and resorting to, say, baby-talk.

And then there's the random bits of technical details that come up. Today, I showed her the magic of 'arp -a' and how she can see the MAC addresses of all the machines she's talked to in her local network. That lead to an anecdote about hackers who poison arp tables to masquarade as other machines within the LAN, and how we needed to do this for an assessment we created to test students... which is one of those areas of our job that gets kind of fun, thinking of awful things you can do that you normally wouldn't want to do.

Not that *I* got to write such software... someone else had that opportunity.
But I maybe I'll write something like that for funzies at home.

[#] Fri Jun 21 2019 14:20:52 EDT from LoanShark @ Uncensored

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Or perhaps the alternative. Why are you so far from the office.

needed to be said again

[#] Fri Jun 21 2019 17:37:56 EDT from wizard of aahz @ Uncensored

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()($#_)(*$(*&$

[#] Thu Jun 27 2019 11:20:02 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Jenkins.

They encourage (read: force march) you to use this 'declarative' syntax for their Jenkinsfile. This syntax is an alternative to this 'Groovy' language, which itself is a derivative of Java.

Seriously. This is about as fucked up as you can possibly get while remaining semi-functional.

I've noticed a pattern. Whenever you need to do something that fundamentally requires a concept of programming, and you try to convert this concept of programming into something 'easier' so non-programmers can supposedly accomplish what a programmer accomplishes, you get something that fucks the world for everyone involved.

This declarative fucking format is another example in the steaming turdpile of other examples of this kind of bullshit.

Programming requires a certain mental quirk. A lot of people lack that quirk.
You should recognize when you can program it away, and when you can't, and be graceful.

[#] Thu Jun 27 2019 15:15:09 EDT from LoanShark @ Uncensored

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We've been getting along all right with it. I admit I'm not the guy primarily responsible for that mess, it's mostly somebody else problem ;)

We used to use non-Pipelines jenkins - ie just the Freeform module - at a previous job. Pipeliness seems to be all the rage now. You should be able to call shell scripts from it, if you need something more traditional.

[#] Thu Jun 27 2019 18:36:31 EDT from ParanoidDelusions @ Uncensored

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Thu Jun 27 2019 11:20:02 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

Programming requires a certain mental quirk. A lot of people lack that quirk.
You should recognize when you can program it away, and when you can't, and be graceful.

Not just the quirk - there are other prerequisites too. 

I get the logic of programming - and if you throw me an Access database, I can create and customize a database using VBA modules that I can then troubleshoot and fine-tune and correct to make a database with a custom front end that does some pretty complex things like taking .csv files, parsing them and removing bad fields, sorting the good fields, importing them into a temporary table, then converting that table to a final table that is completely defined. 

But I've failed at C++, C#, and Java (and others) every time I've made a go at them - because I'm simply not good at math - I think. More than that - I just don't know how to do the math - and don't have the patience in me to learn how to do it at this late stage in the game. Complex arithmetic is beyond me. 

So I do a Java course - and I can get almost everything running the way I want - but the damn soccer balls go in the wrong direction when you click on the demo program every time, and eventually I give up. 

But I agree - there is a basic quirk that anyone interested in giving any kind of programming a try generally has. 

 



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