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[#] Mon Oct 09 2017 15:51:22 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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That's likely very true, unfortunately.

When recruiters and HR folks care more about full buzzword compliance, and less about accomplishments, you can expect high weirdness in the work place.

I bet I could put 'Emmy' on my resume (legit) and because it isn't one of the buzzwords they're expecting, I'd be passed over.

[#] Tue Oct 10 2017 17:46:00 EDT from Ragnar Danneskjold @ Uncensored

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Yeah, well when you're the guy who is cleaning the mess, it fucking matters.

[#] Wed Oct 11 2017 08:02:42 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Hm, now that I think of it, this happened to me a couple of years ago.

Hotshot wrote stuff in Python without any input from anyone else, to include failing to integrate it with the rest of the product. When I asked him about configuring his tool, he said, "Oh, just call this REST interface here."

"You realize no other part of our system does this, and we don't have the infrastructure to make that happen, right?"

That code is currently rotting in our git repo. We couldn't even move forward with it.

We do, however, have plans to write it again, but according to a dev process.

[#] Wed Oct 11 2017 10:03:58 EDT from LoanShark @ Uncensored

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"but according to a dev process"

One that involves talking and thinking? Wow.

[#] Wed Oct 11 2017 12:05:02 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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The team has shrunk, so it requires far less communication than in times past.

[#] Wed Oct 11 2017 12:47:19 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Hotshot wrote stuff in Python without any input from anyone else, to include failing to integrate it with the rest of the product. When I asked him about configuring his tool, he said, "Oh, just call this REST interface here." 

That's called "Service Oriented Architecture" and HOW DARE YOU question the importance of putting that on his resume, even though it screwed up the entire project?



[#] Wed Oct 11 2017 14:11:07 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Oh, I'm too wise to allow someone to screw up an entire project if I'm responsible for that project.

He only managed to mess up his part.

[#] Sat Oct 21 2017 19:34:25 EDT from kc5tja @ Uncensored

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SOA is dead. It's all about "Serverless" code now.

[#] Mon Oct 23 2017 09:38:02 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Dare I ask how that's supposed to work?

[#] Mon Oct 23 2017 10:54:04 EDT from bennabiy @ Uncensored

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It's not! That is the beauty. Everyone takes a vacation because no work to be done...



[#] Mon Oct 23 2017 18:40:05 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Ok, I see ... it's Platform-as-a-Service renamed to sound trendy so the people who write code while sitting in Starfucks will be attracted to it. Write to the provider's API and it runs wherever the hell they want it to instead of on a dedicated virtual machine.

Fuck that noise. I'll write code that runs on computers.

[#] Tue Oct 31 2017 11:30:54 EDT from kc5tja @ Uncensored

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Serverless describes individual subroutines as a service (no, I'm not joking; look this shit up). The idea being that you don't write code with servers in them, a special container runs them for you (*cough* EJB *cough), and provides the linkage for parameters and returning results (*cough* RPC *cough*). Furthermore, these "serverless" instances are intended to be stateless, for maximum scalability (both up and out).

In short, it's a jucking foke. This has all been done before, serverless imposes MMAASSSSIIVVEE communications overheads, et. al. which are conveniently hidden behind the wide fan-outs it enables. It's perhaps a good model for any form of computation that depends on pipelining (since 99% of your effort will be in network queueing), but beyond that, it's a horrible new fad that needs to, quite literally, die in a car fire.

Oh, and if you do find yourself working with workloads that benefit greatly from wide fan-out scalability and is inherently amenable to pipelined processing, fuck this shit, and look into FPGA coprocessing instead. You'll consume substantially fewer watts to get the same result, and it'll be markedly faster. But don't tell the Si-Valley folks this, I don't want to be branded a traitor.

[#] Thu Nov 02 2017 12:46:51 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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...because if you're going to decouple components like that, you ought to do it with CORBA, right?

Amirite?   ;)

Hello, is this thing on...?



[#] Sun Nov 05 2017 15:42:46 EST from LoanShark @ Uncensored

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So it is written.

[#] Mon Nov 06 2017 10:53:47 EST from fleeb @ Uncensored

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So it is done.

[#] Tue Nov 07 2017 10:38:51 EST from kc5tja @ Uncensored

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CORBA would be about 400% more efficient. No joke.

[#] Tue Nov 07 2017 13:55:49 EST from Ragnar Danneskjold @ Uncensored

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While somewhat cool, incredibly scary.

http://tinyurl.com/y6w963mp

[#] Fri Nov 10 2017 11:57:42 EST from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Oh, now I want to play with this... there's gotta be *something*...

[#] Fri Nov 10 2017 14:56:01 EST from fleeb @ Uncensored

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This looks a bit too nifty:

https://www.howtogeek.com/56538/how-to-remotely-control-your-pc-even-when-it-crashes/

Some Intel chips have an extra MINIX OS built into the chip that allows you to do some entertaining things with the machine.

[#] Sun Nov 12 2017 00:00:50 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Cool. This type of functionality is of course available on most high end servers which have a BMC on board (Cisco CIMC, HP iLO, Dell DRAC, etc). It is interesting to see Intel building it into the chipset.

Although that article reads like an advertisement for the payware version of RealVNC.

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