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After getting the chop from one company due to Covid affecting the share price, I have been looking for another role (been a bit distrated to enter into Lounge fun), had an interview last Friday, got the job, worked Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday. 'Fixed' an issue with one of their controller boards. Started to look another issue on a different board used the IDE they used 'Flow Code' which took around 10 Mins to complie(?) and seems to be a grown up version of Scratch. Was emailed Thursday morning that my skill set was not required and I would be paid for three day and my personal items would be sent back to me via post (I had taken my own Oscillor Scope and stuff as they didn't have any). So I got in (I was mid journey when the email arrived) got my stuff back and well started to look for jobs again. Has anyone out there used Flowcode? it seem to me to create odd code embedded code (like locals declared on the fly) Just Odd!!!
Seems like you were used for a service call/contractor are cut-rate pay.
Any possibility a lawyer/friend could send them a letter with a demand for the proper pay for the work they hired you for? As evidence, use the fact that they didn't even have the needed equipment and you had to bring it - aprior proof they needed to hire an contractor for a temporary job, they were aware of it, deliberately deceived you and whatever else the lawyer can tack on. An extra few thousand bucks may well be worth it to them to avoid legal fees . . .
It's not the first time it's happened to me, taken on as a permie given a task, perform task quickly (new employer, want to make a good impression) get the boot! , the issue is small firms don't see the big picture generally, that person A can do it, comes across a bit they can't or do wrong, muggins comes in fixes the issue quickly, well person A can do it from there on out. Happen to me twice now, I was a bit suspicious when I had to use a laptop which belonged to someone else, and I wasn't given an email...
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
Written for WWI, but as appropriate for WW2, maybe more so.
There are fewer every year that do remember the end, but it's important we do remember them.
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Another soundtrack today, although I didn't know it was.
Two weeks ago I had the Top Gun soundtrack, today it's from Oblivion, both movies with Tom Cruise, which is pure coincidence.
I saw Oblivion last year, great movie, but I somehow missed this soundtrack.
Luckily, YouTube recommended it to me, maybe because I listened to M83 in the past, or maybe because I've been listening to Tom Cruise soundtracks (in which case it's not a coincidence after all).
Anyway, this song starts out as epic soundtrack which could be mistaken for Hans Zimmer and around halfway Susanne Sundfør starts singing and things get even better.
At the end of the song it's just so beautiful and epic you just can't turn it off.
When it's over there's just one thing on my mind, I want an extended extended mix!
I lately hear a lot of instrumental epic when I work. They are really prolific and very, very present in this kind of music. I never heard of them before, but I recognized some of their tracks though.
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Lately I have been messing with Java. Why? Because it's there! There are several IDEs for Java. I have been wondering which is the best one to use for Java Swing? Currently I am using Eclipse and it seems adequate, although it is NOT Visual Studio. Any ideas?
I always used Eclipse in my last job as it had a good debugger. Sun had an IDE on their Unix workstations, but I did not use it as much. Have tried a few of the ones that Google finds but still prefer eclipse.
I use Eclipse when I use Java. I've heard IntelliJ is more VS-esque but it has issues with how it determines classpath sometimes. I haven't tried it personally. For Eclipse, I think the last time I did Swing stuff I used the WindowBuilder plugin which is nice.
Stay away from NetBeans unless you enjoy your IDE locking up for multiple seconds even on small projects when you, for example, edit the name of a commonly used class. It has really good default plugins but nothing you can't setup in Eclipse, and as mentioned it has bad lag issues in my experience (and one of the worst code-completion tools I've ever seen).