SkillsSwift, SwiftUI. I have a truly large list of other skills which this margin is too narrow to contain.
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Seems like the ad spammers are quite active recently. I‘m worried.
Also: fuck every single one of them human scum.13
Windows: I have updates, please pick an option:
* Update and shut down
* Update and reboot
Me: Ok, update and shut down
Windows: Updates and reboots12
For those of you who still refuse to accept that safety features in languages are useful and important:
The author of curl himself admits that this security flaw could have been prevented if he had used a memory safe language.
I‘m not blaming the author for making this mistake and I‘m not saying that curl should be rewritten in another language.
I just want to rub this in the faces of people who argue that "bugs are always the developer’s fault, therefore it’s perfectly fine to keep using unsafe languages"4
I have this irrational cringe every time that people say infinite when they actually mean unlimited. I hear and read it everywhere, multiple times per day. In English and in German.
"You can do this infinitely often"
"AI bots have infinite APM"
"The number of items you can store is infinite"
Aaaaargh! Stop it! It hurts! 😫22
I opened a pdf in macOS today.
It was opened in the default pdf viewer and I could scroll through the pages. Then I accidentally dragged one of the pages in the left area where all of the pages are shown as thumbnails. I was surprised that I can do that, because surely I was just viewing the pdf. Like in a pdf viewer. Like read only.
Imagine my surprise when I closed the pdf, opened it again and found the pages in the wrong order!
It freaking autosaved my accidental drag and drop in the standard app that opens pdfs!
Who the hell thought it was a good idea to do that? That’s insane!6
As if it‘s not shit enough that I have internet with the speed 1.2 Mbits, now something broke with the connection and the internet disconnects like 5 times per minute the whole day.
And now I need to wait for some technician to come and check (and hopefully fix) what‘s wrong. And I hope it won‘t take him days to do that. I need the internet now! 😣9
TIL that Jira comes from Godzilla.
In Japanese, Godzilla is pronounced like Gojira and Jira is just the second half of Gojira.
This also clarifies how to pronounce it.
Ask yourself a couple of simple questions:
Do you like to code?
Do you like to learn new things and improve?
Do you like to solve problems and spend hours on a single detail until it finally works?
If your answers contain a "no", then development is probably not for you. You will hate it and you will suck at it. And you will make lifes of devs who actually love it miserable. So do something else.6
Will anyone be going to the WeAreDevelopers Congress in Berlin this year?
If so, we could meet and say hello to each other ☺️9
Do you know that feeling when you ask for help in a chat or board and some guy posts a link to the first google result by just googling what you asked?
I mean does that guy think that I can’t use google?
I wouldn’t ask for help if the answer could be found in google in a few seconds.
On the other hand you can’t be mad because he only wanted to help you.8
For a long time I wanted to have the possibility in Swift to copy instances of value types by just changing the value of one property (member variable).
Something like Kotlin's copy function.
And now that Swift has macros (like Rust), I made a macro for that! 😄
I can’t believe that Python takes the 3rd place of the most commonly used languages in 2023.
Stack Overflow Developer Survey:
Wtf?! I would have thought that it’s just used for small scripts occasionally that don’t change frequently and just rot in some project for years.
And of course there are some niche Data Science and Math areas where Python is used primarily.
Maybe Machine Learning and "AI" as well.
But 3rd place? Almost 50% of devs use Python?
Can someone explain?25
Swift 5.9 will get huge additions to the language, compared to the current version 5.8, including type safe and checked macros much like in Rust.
And it’s still not going to be a major version bump to 6.0!
I’m thrilled to see what kind of stuff will be in 6.0 then! 😄2
I’m half developer and half dogshit corrector.
Dogshit specifically being the output of people who fail to properly do the one thing that they are paid for.
Because if I don’t do it, nobody does.4
What the fuck is wrong with Windows?
I put it into sleep. After a while, it just wakes up again.
I put it into hibernation. It boots up again.
I closed anything that could potentially wake it up like instant messengers etc.
Still it wakes up after a random amount of time.12
I heard good things about Edge recently and thought that I should give it a try for a few days.
I’ve opened the same pdf file in multiple Edge windows and and tabs, each scrolled to a different page.
The middle-mouse button scrolling is broken on half of the windows and tabs. You press the button, you see the scroll mouse curser. But it doesn’t scroll.
Scrolling horizontally to an area which wasn’t visible before, the content there is extremely blurry. Scrolling vertically to different pages doesn’t fix it. Is it the pdf? No. It’s just Edge. Zoom in and out again and the blurriness is fixed for now. Until it comes back later on a random page.
Duplicate another tab and suddenly it crashes all of the tabs and windows of Edge. Now I need to open them all again and scroll to the positions that they were before…
If you think that it was just a one time issue, you are wrong. All of them happened multiple times and after Windows reboots.
I’m back to Firefox again.4
Microsoft after changing the toolbar buttons layout in Outlook from horizontally aligned on the bottom to vertically aligned on the left edge:
"Yeah there is absolutely no way to fit the To Do and the Notes buttons together with the other three on the left edge. We need a popup menu there!"11
Do you think it’s appropriate to use the phrase "dried" in commit messages to refer to removing duplicate code? (DRY = don’t repeat yourself)
I just used it and I’m not sure if it’s ok because some devs might not understand it and the the original letters from DRY went away and became "dried" so it might be even more cryptic.
On the other hand it’s so much more concise having "dried type X" compared to "refactored the code so that it doesn’t contain duplicates of type X"14
JoyRant build 19 has a new feature:
A Community Projects page, based on the json api by @joewilliams007
I was inspired by the implementation of that page in skyRant and made a similar one which can be searched and filtered by type and os. 🙂
Code block highlighting is probably coming next.7
JoyRant build 18
I fixed a bug which would "break" links when editing a rant or a comment.
The links broke because devRant shortens them.
So now I’m "resolving" them by replacing the short links with the full links when editing.
Here I used the good old trick to start from the end and replace in reverse so that the ranges don’t get messed up with multiple links. 🙂
Dear Microsoft, stop pushing me to update to Windows 11.
I still haven’t changed my mind and I won’t change it even if you ask me for the 6th time.
Just stop being an annoying bitch, please!
Also, one button is completely enough. You don’t need to make me click 3 or more buttons in different places just to remove your Win 11 messages which you keep slamming into my face.5