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> Be me, an engineer at a big tech comp
> On a chilling afternoon, about the time for me to go home, the boss of my boss (THE manager) tells me about a huge-ass needed fix that never got to me and needed to be deployed by the next day (2pm, tops, he said)
> Be fucked but still go home
> At home, start to code part of the solution (About 1/3)
> Get to work early and says that by lunch time, it'll be done, tested and sent to deploy
> Manager says: "Yes, that's what it takes when you work at ******, haha"
> Finish a solid solution by 1pm and by 2 move the brand-new ear to the testing enviroment
> Ask datacenter people to restart the jboss for me to take a final look before reporting to manager
> Do my eyes decease me?
> No change at all, It's like the newer version never went online
> Start freaking out wondering what could be the problem
> Clock never stops tikking, It's 3pm
> Go to this jboss directory and finds out that data, temp and that other cash folder are old as fuck, meaning that datacenter people simply restarted the server without cleaning out the cash
> Clean the cash and restart it myself
> Shit works fine
> There's a chance you were helped by this tiny fix at this famous web product today
>be codemonkey for a company called TCS
>work is shit, repetitive and boring
>boss emails me he needs me to add a new column in a xls document and fill in values from another file
>gives me the whole day for it
>he must want me to look up and then enter the values manually
>write a python script to do it
>done in 10 minutes top
>run it, does the whole job in 3.6 minutes since it was a pretty big file
>spend the rest of the day browsing the internet
I rule big time
>cleaning out the cash
Was I the only one hoping for some good Cyberdyne green-text about programming Skynet?
oh i love this game
>had slight C knowledge of arduinos
>mainly php dev (backend, fuck your lame frontend shit)
>smoke a cigarette
>joking that theres no task i can't handle
oh hey so those interns that were supposed to make our rfid door locks are on vacation, think you could get that up and running before i go home?
hahahah, wait, really?
>not doing shit else today, havent been given my new assignment yet, so why the fuck not lets give it a shot
long story short, he wired the building, and got all the maglocks in place, he had to leave by 5pm or his wife was gonna bitch (and this started at noon)
>got all the code working (sparkfun rfid is so fucking easy to use)
>setup circuit with relays and shit (i've got got extremely basic EE knowledge, but fuck you i learned how to operate a shift register in 20 minutes with no IC experience)
>synced all the cards
>created a card to unlock the door for 7 hours cause lol no clock on arduino
>wire it up
>4:59 not fucking working
>rushing to check code, it all works just fine, fuck you nerd you wired it wrong
>rush to the supply closet
>co-worked goes to check powersupply
>fucking gets zapped by a not properly connected main cable
>now that the PSU is on, go check the door
>it fucking works
>sarcastic hate ensues
I THOUGHT YOU SAID YOU COULD GET IT DONE BEFORE 5 NERDO
FUCK YOU NERDO I DIDNT SHORT OUT THE PSU
was a really fucking fun 5 hours, and i felt extremely accomplished, i then setup work on an expandable system using shift registers and a web interface to control user permissions. Shifts are like the pointers of circut design so amazing, specially when i realized you could connect them in series.
and thankfully my co-worker didnt die when he got zapped from the buildings mainline.
>throw some models together in Robot Operating System for an open source robot
>define the joints
>now have a 3D robot simulator
>suddenly hailed as a software god
>everyone else is too intimidated by ROS to even touch it
It's so easy to be king of the hill at Community College. I hope I'm surrounded by underachievers for the rest of my life.
>Manager says: "Yes, that's what it takes when you work at ******, haha"
fucking useless managers thinking they are hot shit when they dont even know how the shit that feeds them works
i just did
the kind of company that should fucking die because they are an insult to computer science. just one google search yields as the first result:
>IT Services, Consulting and Business Solutions
makes me want to throw up