Apropos of nothing,I often poke fun at Metallica for making a sequel to one of their hit songs, unforgiven ii, but I forget that there are honestly very good sequel songs out there. Particularly, chubby checker's Twist Again and blood for blood's Ain't Like You (Wasted Youth II).
What's more, I always wanted skid row to make a follow up to eighteen and life about Ricky's life after he makes parole.
I don't answer strange numbers unless they're from a very local npanxx. Today, I missed a call from a land line on the other side of the state. in trying to figure out who called me; didn't leave a message, I ended up at the website if a company with which I have no ties, and their LE certs expired Sunday.
So I enacted my devious plan: I called the number back, listened to the business greeting, and left a message with the simplest instructions I could think of to renew it.
So, I've been tasked with adding a feature to a project that started off via cargo culting a decade ago with little regard for comprehension.
I've totally isolated my code from the rest so as to avoid paying off the technical debt that I didn't directly incur, but every time that I think I'm done, a new bill collector comes around the corner to have a chat.
For those interested, I ended up using `spawn` to execute this bash script at the beginning of every request that I wanted to act like a monster: https://gist.github.com/ess/64c0294a03ef474f21bcb569119b316a
Hey #ruby folk ... I'm trying to trigger an autoscaler for testing purposes. Anybody have a simple cpu-pegging method handy per chance?
When the money ran out at my last job, I'd transitioned laterally so far away from my original purpose as a consulting audio engineer, I had to ask my boss what exactly I even was, officially.
He said "You're a hacker. But we can make your title 'multimedia developer' officially if you'd like."
So uh, does anyone need one of those? A hacker with a specialization in audio/video coding, and an audio engineering background?
Freelance is fun, except it's mostly not.
That whole diatribe is somewhat moot with the existence of RailsLTS. It's really, really good stuff.
That I'm not allowed to use for this project. Because that would seem like a move in the right direction, and we can't have that.
Running a fresh `bundle install` on a very legacy (ruby 1.8.7, rails 2.3) app. So far, it's been 1.75 hours, 2.5GB of memory usage, and no output beyond "Fetching source index from http://rubygems.org/"
The worst part is that I already know the bundle is going to fail, but the glacial profile of old ruby stuff is going to turn this four-hour project into a two-week project.
I don't miss old ruby, and I don't care at all for clients that refuse to update their shit.
My secondary title at my former place of employment was "Time Traveler," because it always took at least ten minutes for anything I'd say or do to make any sense.
Today, it was verified that I fulfilled a feature request for a mission-critical piece of the current employer's offering very nearly a full year before said feature was requested.
/^I am an? (angry engineer|software developer|vocalist|rubyist|basher|cook|classic car guy|example of social awkwardness|sporadic mountebank|rambler)+\.$/
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