Jim Boumgarden had a very unusual problem that turned his life into something that wouldn't have been unusual in an episode of the twilight zone, friends and family claimed they had seen and even spoken to him in places he had never been.
The First Occurrence
Jim recalled when he was younger and had been visiting his grandparents living in Rochelle, Illinois he had encountered some kids who had called him 'Billy' and invited him to play with them.
He said the kids became confused and then annoyed when he continued to maintain his name was 'Jim' and not Billy. He said he hadnt thought much of the weird incident until years later when it began to happen more frequently.
The Ball Game Encounter
The next note-worthy encounter happened when Jim's brother-in-law, Rick was at a company softball game in 1984 at Rockford, Illinois and he saw a man he believed to be Jim pitching for the other team.
He had tried to call out to the man but didnt get any reaction before he then app... keep reading on reddit ➡
We're a few of the SpaceX team members who helped develop and deploy software that flew Dragon and powered the touchscreen displays on our human spaceflight demonstration mission (aka Crew Demo-2). Now that Bob and Doug are on board the International Space Station and Dragon is in a quiescent state, we are here to answer any questions you might have about Dragon, software and working at SpaceX.
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I'm a solo IT guy for a department within a union protected industry surrounded by technologically illiterate people who refuse to learn new things and cannot be fired.
My boss wants me to train our warehouse guy on how to use some new shipping software that I installed, but have never used myself. I'm constantly expected to train people on software that has nothing to do with my actual job of maintaining the IT infrastructure because anything on a computer is an "IT problem" and apparently I'm the only one capable of Googling things and reading manuals.
I can't wait for this pandemic to end so I can find another job...
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Think of all the Android apps/software you use that use encryption. If this bill passes, all such software made by American companies or organizations (Signal, Whatsapp, etc.), would be illegal (at least for Americans) unless the software had a backdoor built into it for the US government to be able to access the encrypted data.
The law establishes a precedent for other nations to... keep reading on reddit ➡
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Technical debt is the valley where companies go to die. If the current state of the game, and the history of the development timeline are indicators of how CIG is handling the technical debt, I’m less than optimistic about the future (examples below). “Polishing an alpha” isn’t the same thing as fixing breaking-bugs that ruin your experience. In my opinion, we have been VERY patient and I think CIG owes us more than they’re giving us.
By all means, focus on backend architecture and infrastructure to improve long term stability. But don’t put a shit-flavored garnish on after-thought “immersion features” like actor-animated eating/drinking (that nobody cares about) and act like the community should be ok with ships and long-awaited features falling by the wayside, and while breaking bugs persist through quarterly patches.
I've been a software developer for over 20 years. I've worked in the trenches fixing bugs... keep reading on reddit ➡
I dont know if its allowed here but I'm going to try. I want to develop linux applications and help the community grow, so are there any people that wanna see some sort of alternative to a application from OSX/Windows?
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Recently I have bought a very nice/expensive laser engraver which allows us to engrave pretty much anything on an aviator, it's quite high quality as well : ) As seen here we also have a rotary which could go all the way around the aviator, however it's in prototype phase and I am not confident in it quite yet, however if you really want it, please contact me direct... keep reading on reddit ➡
My team is looking to hire a Senior Software Engineer to join our e-commerce team.
Our stack is all CentOS or in the process of containerization and K8s migration.
Jetty / Tomcat / Play Java / Scala / Python / nodeJS
I think we spend half our time as system admins. For example we manage our Partners Feeds - one of our most critical systems - which is composed of 7 different Java apps (7 Partner Feeds) which generate potentially very large files with the entirety of our products catalog and transfer them to our respective Partners SFTP servers ..
So a big part of troubleshooting when there is a product discrepancy involves SSHing into the VM (yes I know is a bad practice) to SFTP the file down to local and then try to use Python or XMLlint / various bash tools or whatever you can use to investigate....
Anyhow, this leads me to yesterday - my team filtered out a potential candidate with otherwise high computer science skills because they did not know Linux or bash at all. The... keep reading on reddit ➡
>“Our investment in Bitcoin is part of our new capital allocation strategy, which seeks to maximize long-term value for our shareholders,” said Michael J. Saylor, CEO, MicroStrategy Incorporated. “This investment reflects our belief that Bitcoin, as the world’s most widely-adopted cryptocurrency, is a dependable store of value and an attractive investment asset with more long-term appreciation potential than holding cash. Since its inception over a decade ago, Bitcoin has emerged as a significant addition to the global financial system, with characteristics that are useful to both individuals and institutions. MicroStrategy has recognized Bitcoin as a legitimate investment asset that can be superior to cash and accordingly has made Bitcoin the principal holding in its treasury reserve strategy.
>Mr. Saylor continued, “MicroStrategy spent months deliberating to d... keep reading on reddit ➡
CCleaner is now flagged as "PUA:Win32/CCleaner". The article was published in 29/07/2020, so it's very recent.
I quit my job last year to use my GI Bill for a Bachelors in CS and transition to software engineering. Talk about bad timing.
I'm a recent Computer Science graduate from a public university in California. The reason I started studying CS was to become a Software Engineer. I had dreams of working at FAANG and at the time I didn't realize how foolish that was. As I got closer to graduating and started to apply for internships and jobs I began to realize how competitive the field was. I was a middle-of-the-pack CS student at public university. I never had a shot at FAANG.
I was originally set to graduate in December 2019, but decided to take an extra semester and graduate in the spring because I could not find a Software Engineering job. That turned out to be a mistake because I graduated during the peak of Covid-19. I officially graduated in May. I have applied to over 700 positions since July 27th, 2019. I am currently unemployed.
I decided to keep track of all my job applications because I knew I would have to apply to a lot of positions and I needed a way to organize them.
I'm posting now as a... keep reading on reddit ➡
I'm a new grad (May 2020) and had my offer rescinded in March/April due to the pandemic and the company not doing well. I saw that they recently listed postings for a junior software engineer role. Should I try to get my offer back by emailing the recruiter about this position? I know that they're not doing well but I'd rather work for them for now while searching for a different job.
I was working in a finance company last year. One day, I propose to my manager that since I have a computer programming background, I know that for that manual job XYZ, automation can be done using some new tech and it'll reduce 500 man hours per week. He also has some tech background, so he says it hasn't been done because it can't be done and behaved with condescension.
I, being bullheaded and with shit to prove (and CV to build), developed it on my own, in my own time, on my home computer, then compiled it into a binary (single executable file without code) and gave it to him. He got permission from IT department to run it on his computer and was utterly sure that it won't work and he would get to laugh at me, but it did.
Even though the software works, idiot manager took it as an insult somehow and banned me from using it, giving some inane reason that doing it manually was much more effective, which was a bummer because it was working beautifully.
Fast forward a quarter or so,... keep reading on reddit ➡
I have been thinking of getting a OnePlus as my next phone because of their software (support) and them just making good phones in general. But recently I have been reading more and more negativity about their software like just bi-monthly updates or even worse, and recently bloating their devices with Facebook services. While some reviewers still praise OP's software and update support. So I want to know your thoughts on how bad (or good) their software actually is at this point. Also regarding to older OPs because I usually use my phone for as long as patches and update are released for my phone
Btw if it turns out that a Pixel is the better way to go I'll have to import that
I’ve noticed a lot of programmers in this sub. (I’m actually starting to learn coding currently.) But those that have non coding/ software engineer jobs, what do you do?
Samsung recently committed to 3 generations of Android updates for the S series, Note series and some A series phones. The reason why Oneplus is known to enthusiasts is because they provided 3 generations of Android updates to their OnePlus 3 and 5 series phones. But, that isn't exclusive to OnePlus and Pixel anymore.
The lesser known part is that Samsung provides monthly updates to it's flagships for 3 years as well, after that it drops off to quarterly. So, for those of us who stick to one device for a long long time, Samsung does provide almost a 4 year software lifespan.
Oneplus in 2018, had committed to 2 years of Android updates and 1 year of additional bi-monthly security updates. But, they don't seem to keep the promise for the 6 series, as bi-monthly updates do turn out being once in 3-4 months. They are also keeping themselves legally correct by committing to only 2 years of Android updates, although they do provide 3. They are not taking the responsibility for the thi... keep reading on reddit ➡
I've been a software engineer for 17 years. I'm sick of it.
I'm sick of the endless meetings where nothing gets accomplished or decided.
I'm sick of being the only one who knows how to do things right and nobody listening to me.
I'm sick of fixing all the problems in some undocumented garbage pile of a code base.
I'm sick of bumblefuck toxic upper managers who get off on control and cruelty.
I'm sick of the bullying pressure to work off hours for no extra pay.
I'm sick of dealing with the alpha nerds that run rampant in this industry.
Since this is cscareerquestions, my question is: how do I be happy in this industry? I've worked for Fortune 500 companies, small private companies, start ups, freelance. It's all the same. I'm currently doing project lead / small team management.
This is largely just a complaint post, but I am sure there are others here who feel the same way.
My job got Covid-19'd in March, and since then I have been back on the job search. The market is obviously at a low-point, and I get that, but what genuinely bothers me is that when I am applying for a Data Analyst, Data Scientist, or Machine Learning Engineering position, and am asked to fill out a timed online code assessment which was clearly meant for a typical software developer and not an analytics professional.
Yes, I use python for my job. That doesn't mean any test that employs python is a relevant assessment of my skills. It's a tool, and different jobs use different tools differently. Line cooks use knives, as do soldiers. But you wouldn't evaluate a line cook for a job on his ability to knife fight. Don't expect me to write some janky-ass tree-based sorting algorithm from scratch when it has 0% relevance to what my actual job involves.
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I would do anything to solve an issue I diagnosed in the first place, but after two weeks in front of Eclipse, I just couldn't figure it out. What should I do now?
I just started getting into investing in rental properties and have already purchased a few them. Even though I have a management company that does all the tenant finding, screening, rent collection, etc., I'd like to find an easier way to track income and expenses, organizing receipts for work done, document organization, etc.
Currently, I'm using spreadsheets and Google Drive, however, I was wondering if there's a more efficient way of doing so (especially since I'm looking to purchase more properties soon). I've seen software such as Cozy.co, Avail, QuickBooks, etc., and they have a lot of features in them (most of which are far more than I need), however, I'm wondering if there's a simpler solution that I might be overlooking.
Does anyone know of software that could do what I'm looking to do or has any experience/recommendations for software/services that I should investigate?
I currently work in the federal government. To some people, it's the dream job. You'll never be rich, but you have job security. The downside of this is that almost everyone in the government has job security -- even the ones who don't deserve it. I recently received a potential offer from big software company to work 100% remote from anywhere in the U.S. for $45k more than I earn now. Since this company is a large tech company, it comes with all the bells and whistles for benefits, as well. The one thing you can say the government has that the company doesn't is the pension, although the benefit of the pension is forever decreasing because I contribute 4.4% of my income into it with not much to show for it in the end (1% of income from my pension at retirement for each year I worked in the federal government). This large tech company is notorious for handing out substantial bonuses in cash and stock every year, so I guess you could say that negates the federal pension? What would you... keep reading on reddit ➡
I have been in the field in some capacity for over a dozen years now. I have come to the conclusion that I just can't take a career in software anymore. Here is why:
The "skill up" arms race: no matter how hard you try, you will never be able to keep up with all the languages, frameworks, and other nonsense companies want
The dystopian interview process: its not enough to speak to your experience and your potential value to the company to get hired like almost all other white collar jobs. You have to do riddles, free labor, white board performances, and a gauntlet of other tasks that takes weeks of study
The assembly line: modern scrum/agile has transformed software development into an assembly line. Every bit of your work is estimated, tracked, reported on, and presented all under the cloak of micromanagement and some of us have been convinced that this is a good thing.
The working conditions: long hours, crunch time, doing multiple jobs on 1 salary, on call, most (or all
Hey guys! We're a team of 17 who recently decided to go fully remote. So far everyone seems to be loving the flexibility and convenience, however, as the founder and CEO of the company, I'm always worrying that things might become too "casual" and how that can affect overall performance.
That led me down a rabbit hole of "best tools for remote teams " type articles, that has taken over the last couple of months. (wife wasn't too happy about this new "hobby/obsession")😅😅
So far this is what we're using for daily ops and comms. Would love to get your thoughts and recommendations!
Jira - https://www.atlassian.com/software/jira
Scribe - https://cursive.io/scribe
Slack - https://slack.com/
Our go-to for everything from team management to daily comms.
What is used instead of Premiere and Resolve for bigger film production or are they already good enough in most cases?
Been doing IT help desk for a little over a year now and I've had my fair share of mind numbing tickets but this one probably takes the cake for the dumbest thing I've seen.
We've got a new user at one of the offices we support, so we're going through the motions of getting all their programs installed. Everything goes smoothly enough, until we get a call a few days later, asking us to install a particular suite of software onto her computer.
Now, this software is something that we have pretty much never had to interact with- barring the occasional password reset- and, even weirder, we have absolutely zero documentation on this stuff at all (barring a nonfunctional admin login).
So my buddy takes this call and is absolutely baffled- apparently everyone in the office now has this software suite installed locally on their computer. So he messages me and asks what I did to install it. Of course I don't know either. We assume there was some breakdown in communication with this new perso... keep reading on reddit ➡
I’m a rep at a store, and am surprised that only 15% or so of my customers have any sort of appropriate backup, the majority being iPhone users with under 5 GB of data saved because Apple automatically backs that up for free.
We don’t mind doing data transfers, but they can run up to two hours in store, which during COVID, is a long time to spend face to face with people. We also rarely start the data transfer process until the financial transaction is complete, so if there are any hiccups during the sale, it can turn your transaction into a 3 hour event.