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I don't take it the wrong way. I burnt out for awhile. But then I came to miss it. But then I went crazy, so now I can't really work with people anymore, or on anyone's timeline, so i can't really do it for money anymore.
I love it though. Been doing it since i was 8. I'm not really sure what else to do with myself if i wasn't a coder so it's a little weird not being in the business.
Don't get me wrong. When i got out, i was glad to be gone. Until i wasn't
When I was growin' up, I was the smartest kid I knew. Maybe that was just because I didn't know that many kids. All I know is now I feel the opposite.
I've burnt out in the sense that I no longer have the capacity, or will power, to maintain pet projects in my free time. I earn a paycheck writing code, and I love it, but my free time now has to be something else. I'd rather work on my pet projects, but none of those would pay the bills. My best prospect--be comfortable enough to retire and spend my time coding. Bottom line, I still do love it, I just can't keep having it both as a job and as a hobby. That's what killed it for me.
honey the codewitch wrote:
I'm not really sure what else to do with myself if i wasn't a coder so it's a little weird not being in the business.
So...you aren't a coder anymore, at least not for employment, so what do you do with yourself from 9 to 5? And don't hesitate to tell me if this isn't any of my business.
I have been using TightVNC for several years. I even have a wrapper I wrote for the Windows clients, for those companies that require the user to "let you in". It spawns the TightVNC server, and shows the user their computer name and IP addresses to let the tech know for connecting. It also gives a button to click to end the session and terminate the server.
I have used it with three different companies now. Between that and the security of TightVNC, I haven't had anyone balk at it's use.
Money makes the world go round ... but documentation moves the money.
For me at the moment only Teamviewer, even if is not free, but I prefer to pay and stay painless, especally in case you need it for daily asistance. vnc in all its variation is a no go for me. vnc is uncomfortable and slow and unstable.
It does not solve my Problem, but it answers my question
Yeah, well I pay for teamviewer. And I am stuck on V12.
I support a TON of computers, and it SUCKS to upgrade. If I go to V14, I cannot share my screen with a V12. If they have someone else who is supporting them on V13, we both get hung out to dry.
THIS is my biggest beef with TeamViewer. There should be an easy way to at least have the last 2-3 versions supported (downregulate the new version when connected to an old version). Honestly... NEVER ran into this with VNC. Usually just the problem that the user does not have it.
If I could tell you the number of times I've used GoToMeeting to connect, and download TeamViewer, or finish setting up TV to get me able to connect... (Unfortunately GTM does not handle Administrative prompts at all!)
We use ScreenConnect here, corporate-wide, and it is a very capable product. In addition to the standard desktop use, you can also interact with remote machines using a phone or tablet and that is nice. We have around twenty sites and all are interconnected through leased lines on a private network and we can access all of the manufacturing sites from the corporate office. It saves us a ton of travel.
"They have a consciousness, they have a life, they have a soul! Damn you! Let the rabbits wear glasses! Save our brothers! Can I get an amen?"
I don't use VNC myself, but a few weeks ago the Security Now podcast had a warning that there was some common library shared by just about all VNC implementations that had a bunch of vulnerabilities...so whichever one you settle on, don't get an out of date version...
On Windows, I use for years TightVNC, works just peachy fine. And has a file transfer mode...
On Linux, I use TigerVNC or RealNC. Connecting to RealVNC server on my RPi4s from TightVNC works also flawlessy...