Company's asked me to go on a business trip to Chian Mai, Thailand.
I suspect they're unaware how difficult development is and how little I am able to do that, but gonna give it a go anyway.
Anyone know how to get a website to record a video?
User goes *click*, recording begins, user speaks, *click*, recording ends, video is saved with username.
I also added onto a bug report for the product development team, noting how the config parser's broken and as a consequence is both a detriment to UX and a potential security risk as it discloses several possible targets for a malicious user to pop a root shell and start reverse engineering anything on the box.
Then I was showed how to get access to the P4 repo and almost immediately regretted it.
Today was kinda fun at work, got a proof-of-concept C binary to show my team mate how simple a naive loop to check for related structs based off their shared unique ID is, compared to the issue we're trying to work around in our Django deployment.
Got to teach him a bit about C and how the data organization being used (2x 10 element arrays of structs, simple nested for loops) was fine for this example, but shouldn't be replicated in a production environment.
Just had the first interview with the headhunter for Comcast, really starting to get tempting, as it'd be another ~150% raise over my current position, and assuming this site I found that does tax calculations for Colorado is accurate, I'd be taking more money home after taxes than my current salary.
Now just need to wait to see what happens next.
Can't say I'm thrilled with the idea of leaving Texas, but I have loved spending time in Colorado...
since the responsibility's been thrust upon us now, I had to take a moment to remind myself there's valid reasons to be using #python
obviously this isn't serious, but it's something that did come to mind because I hate using Python and even started writing a simple proof of concept to show my team mate just how needlessly complex some of these lookup operations are in our django codebase.
Side note: mobile notifications are some of the worst things to ever be invented. I'd love it if I could just get a badge in my status bar telling me I should check some application when I have time, instead of banners for every notification getting in my face.
I'd turn them off, but then I'd leave things for days or weeks without response and that's just not a good solution.
Huh, first time getting contacted about a job that I'm conflicted on. Apparently Comcast is looking for people with my skills.
Usually the conflict is over whether or not I'll enjoy the work, not as much an issue who I'm working for. Might be worth going through the interview to see what's up though, since it sounds like a decent job.
Unrelated: hopefully I'll have either one or two working desktop systems in the next week or so. I don't like having to use PC shops, but until I have a more complete lab and the free time to actually troubleshoot all my own hardware thoroughly, it's worth the small cost to let some other people diagnose my hardware. Obviously without the drives though. No way in hell do they get to open my filesystems.
Today I had fun realizing that a certain job site, specifically branded as a site for cyber security professionals will reject registration with both 64 and 32 character passwords, but it wouldn't actually let me know about the failure until after displaying registration success dialog.
That was a fun adventure into things that shouldn't still be issues anymore.
Since JupiterBroadcasting killed Coder Radio, there's a >0% chance that I might be starting a programming focused podcast with at least one other hacker in the JB community. Could be fun, I guess.
Currently at the "this could be done" stage, but why not have another RSS feed ranting about programming issues?
So the hackathon's over and to my surprise, my team won for the overall "best"/most innovative project! The only downside of being a Cisco employee is I didn't get to win any of the free hardware, but I do get to release the code we have and use it in that CRM project I've been working on, so if that continues to improve we could have even greater scalability and interop with more services, like Webex. Could even manage the full CRM concept via Webex chats.
so day 1 of the hackathon's been interesting so far. got a nice looking hoodie and a backpack that should be pretty nice.
Still mostly boring though and every technology discussed seems to be leaning pretty heavily on JS to do anything, which isn't great, but hey, maybe it'll turn out pretty fun anyway.
As much as I've hated working with Django recently, I've gotta admit it's pretty great getting the core CRUD logic working (though we have no deletion options), now it just needs to be expanded, tested, and documented more thoroughly. There may also be some trigger functions that need to be updated to account for the database changes that have been made.