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Old Androids Never Die, They Just Have A Few Screws Loose

More Layoffs

May 6, 2015

Having sent in that patch set yesterday evening, I half expected to have a manilla folder waiting on my desk today.

That's how the company marked people: you got handed a manilla folder by your manager. And then you lost your job, mostly because of age, but also because you cost a lot more than 2 clueless new hires.

I hope the insane chaos achieves what this new CEO thinks it will.

More Layoffs

May 5, 2015

Several of my friends were laid off today from where we work, many of them being very talented engineers who did not deserve to lose their jobs, let alone with no warning or time to prepare.

Meanwhile, this won't stop the continuous influx of college n00bs - some of whom have very little ability - who somehow keep getting hired and being given "innovation" jobs where they come up with bad ideas and get golf claps from managers, and waste money.

I'm infuriated and disgusted.

More Layoffs

April 24, 2015

So the company I work for is doing another layoff, 8% of the total workforce this time. It makes me wonder how long I've got left at this place - there are tons of other places that've contacted me recently, but all of these are either far away and would require leaving this area (and all the people and places I care about), or working in the city, which basically will completely fuck up my schedule.

FFXIV Solver (alpha)

April 16, 2015

I've written a fairly good cactpot solver for linux and put it into my git tree, in case anyone's looking, here.

It's a QT Creator project written in C++, so it should be pretty portable to anything QT runs on (so, if you want a Windows version, you can build one.)

It's important to note that the solver algorithm is NOT the mathematically optimal algorithm, which can be expensive to compute - mine is a simple average of the possible payouts for each line. If you try it and don't win, it's not my fault. :P


February 26, 2015

I really, REALLY hate getting abuse over how inadequate my job of cleaning up some dumbass Windows-developer's attempt to write Linux driver code is. It's like blaming the janitor for the mess the college party left.

You know what? I'm SORRY I missed a doubled tab out of 23,000 lines of someone else's code. Excuse me doubly for being pissed off that people in other companies (that will remain nameless) take $500 an hour to tell us how wrong this crap is, but won't spend 10 minutes actually trying to fix any of it. Excuse me triply for being furious that managers need to crash our tech meetings to "rein in" the amount of time I'm spending on this shit.

I wouldn't have had to do it in the first place if any of these managers had given a shit about Linux back when they started writing this crap.

I need to fucking hit something.


February 2, 2015

Federal jury duty is messy and boring. The shit commute and nasty weather didn't help any.

I just want to go home.