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tell me about it :/
my head is killing. thought i'd fallen off the bog pissed and hit it on the sink getting back up,but my mate just called and told me i fell down the stairs.
fucking gin.
(, Fri 11 Aug 2017, 15:10, archived)
our business just lost a major client,
and now we're all looking for work. I had a job interview on Wednesday and i've been crying ever since.
(, Fri 11 Aug 2017, 15:12, archived)
because the McDonald's uniform doesn't flatter your figure?

(, Fri 11 Aug 2017, 15:17, archived)
not good
hope it doesn't come to that
(, Fri 11 Aug 2017, 15:17, archived)
doesn't come to what?

(, Fri 11 Aug 2017, 15:17, archived)
losing your job

(, Fri 11 Aug 2017, 15:21, archived)
well we've got one client left who is promising us money,
but we were expecting this to be sorted out back in March and it just keeps getting pushed back and back and if nothing happens by 3 months that's it, they're out of business too, and everyone's out of business and we're all fucked.
(, Fri 11 Aug 2017, 15:28, archived)
that sucks

(, Fri 11 Aug 2017, 15:34, archived)
we've had to make 4 of our friends redundant,
and we've been living out of my savings for the last 3 months and we don't know yet if we can get out of the contract on the office
(, Fri 11 Aug 2017, 15:40, archived)
how long does the contract run for?

(, Fri 11 Aug 2017, 15:45, archived)
another 2 years

(, Fri 11 Aug 2017, 15:51, archived)
ouch!

(, Fri 11 Aug 2017, 15:53, archived)
That's well crap, that is.

(, Fri 11 Aug 2017, 15:21, archived)
When life gives you lemon
Kick life in the dick.
(, Fri 11 Aug 2017, 15:24, archived)
i started crying while chopping an onion the other day,
and then started laughing because of the idea of that, funny old world
(, Fri 11 Aug 2017, 15:26, archived)
That's a shame MGT.
I had a technical phone interview Monday that I fucked right up.

Good luck.
(, Fri 11 Aug 2017, 15:25, archived)
i think i fucked it up.
but i'm not entirely sure.
(, Fri 11 Aug 2017, 15:26, archived)
I know I fucked mine up.
I did a bit of prep beforehand but totally wasn't expecting them to expect me to give 'textbook' style answers. Like describing what underlying hash function a map uses.

To be honest, it was at a big bank I wasn't interested in working in (not just saying that) but decided it was worth a punt for the practise.

Hope you do ok anyway.
(, Fri 11 Aug 2017, 15:31, archived)
i had to admit to not knowing very much about a lot of things,
i just don't know how much they were expecting, because it's pretty specialist stuff that surely not many people know unless they've got the job already, i dunno..
(, Fri 11 Aug 2017, 15:34, archived)
I think I'm going to work on the principle I don't want to work anywhere that has a rigorous laid-out-by-hr recruitment process.
As that's probably a big corporate shop I don't want to be in.
(, Fri 11 Aug 2017, 15:35, archived)
i kind of can't really afford to be that fussy at the moment,
but, i dunno.. i draw the line at military stuff
(, Fri 11 Aug 2017, 15:38, archived)
Search have a fair bit of stuff round your way. Hth.

(, Fri 11 Aug 2017, 15:40, archived)
most of the C++ work seems to be embedded atm,
which i wouldn't mind doing but i've got no experience in it
(, Fri 11 Aug 2017, 15:51, archived)
Hmm, NCR in Edinburgh and Dundee are doing that I think.
Have you considered doing something other than C++? If you can do that lots of places would probably take you on with a C background because everything else is easy to switch to by comparison.
(, Fri 11 Aug 2017, 15:54, archived)
according to their website they are all about the Java

(, Fri 11 Aug 2017, 15:56, archived)
If you can do c++ you can do java.
It's up to you of course, but I don't think employers may care as much as you think.
(, Fri 11 Aug 2017, 15:57, archived)
i just don't want to rot my brain with that shit

(, Fri 11 Aug 2017, 16:00, archived)
lol spoken like a true c programmer

(, Fri 11 Aug 2017, 16:03, archived)
well i'd "consider" it,
but i've spent the last 3 years doing mostly C++ so it seemed a sensible thing to look for, i mean i have done other things including Java although tbh i fucking hate it
(, Fri 11 Aug 2017, 15:58, archived)
I'd quite like an opportunity to give python a go I reckon.
I don't mind Java as a language but it's all enterprisey stuff that uses it.
(, Fri 11 Aug 2017, 16:00, archived)
i dunno i bought a Blu-ray player lately,
that says "powered by Java" on the back, make of that what you will.

Why Python? I've done a bit of it, the semantic whitespace takes a bit of getting used to. Other than that it's the same Dynamic Typing Hell you get in most scripting languages which makes them woefully unsuitable for server-side stuff. Or, let's be honest, Any Stuff.
(, Fri 11 Aug 2017, 16:11, archived)
My take of that would be it's an easy transportable language to write middleware in.
I'm not sold on dynamic typing but it seems quite quick and easy to do stuff with.

Found an excuse to mock something up in work and it was easy to write (it seemed harder to read back what i'd written oddly).

I've seen some web stuff in it and I don't think it's that bad.

Not like Node.js fuck that.
(, Fri 11 Aug 2017, 16:20, archived)
don't even talk to me about Node.js

(, Fri 11 Aug 2017, 16:22, archived)
It sounds like it's a way to let your front-end developers play about in the proper backend.
Why on earth would you want to let them do that?

That said I'm trying to fix a cursor leak on a screen at the moment and the js console has been a godsend.

Two lines of js allows me to fill the form instantly, compared to about 20 minutes by hand or 5 mintues using ahk to send '123{tab}'.
(, Fri 11 Aug 2017, 16:24, archived)
it's extremely stupid

(, Fri 11 Aug 2017, 16:25, archived)
Filth

(, Fri 11 Aug 2017, 16:55, archived)
ooooh shit
i seem to have got a second interview
(, Fri 11 Aug 2017, 16:51, archived)
x

(, Fri 11 Aug 2017, 15:30, archived)
This is poo news. X

(, Fri 11 Aug 2017, 15:49, archived)
this is what you get for playing with capitalism

(, Fri 11 Aug 2017, 16:24, archived)
Lets all get ubi and contribute to open-source projects.

(, Fri 11 Aug 2017, 16:31, archived)
It's your own fault for not being too big to fail.

(, Fri 11 Aug 2017, 16:37, archived)
well we were slowly working up to it

(, Fri 11 Aug 2017, 16:43, archived)
That day can't come soon enough for our TH.

(, Fri 11 Aug 2017, 16:45, archived)
Hey, two hats isn't that fat

(, Fri 11 Aug 2017, 16:56, archived)
Oh I was going to suggest becoming an Uber driver

(, Fri 11 Aug 2017, 16:58, archived)
bit difficult without a car

(, Fri 11 Aug 2017, 17:00, archived)
Look I gave you an excellent link and a business opportunity, I can't do all the work

(, Fri 11 Aug 2017, 17:03, archived)
the link was much appreciated,
thank you. they are basically just miniature toilet roll holders though, aren't they.
(, Fri 11 Aug 2017, 17:07, archived)
But which came first

(, Fri 11 Aug 2017, 17:16, archived)
trying to find out this not totally boring fact as we speak

(, Fri 11 Aug 2017, 17:18, archived)
Spring bars must have been invented before but just not for watches

(, Fri 11 Aug 2017, 17:33, archived)
yeah the article says as much,
trying to find the earliest use on a toilet roll holder though, i can find plenty of pictures of Art Deco style ones but no definite dates on anything.

(also some of them turn out to be modern reproductions where the spring-loaded spindle is a modern addition to the design)
(, Fri 11 Aug 2017, 17:52, archived)
I must admit I read it a while ago , I thought you'd enjoy the silliness

(, Fri 11 Aug 2017, 18:06, archived)