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My actual physical devices were fine. But I had to - for example with my wifi widget - uninstall the drivers for the thing, unplug it (it's USB) and plug it back in before windows would use it properly.
I had to uninstall my network devices and reinstall them
Ugh. I just read some article (linked to from CP's Daily News email, I believe) about some urgent fix in the TCP stack. As I'm writing this I have a number of machines waiting on me for a reboot. Now you have me worried.
I've never suffered anything this nasty. Maybe it's luck, but then again I probably have a much simpler setup than yours.
What has happened--more than once--is DNS query issues that totally turtled internet access. One of them had to do with an IPv6 setting. I had to search for solutions and don't even remember for sure if the fault lay with Microsoft. I also recall that another one was short-lived and was magically fixed by installing a pending update.
I don't build them myself (at least not entirely) anymore. The reason is, these days it's cheaper to get a good "bare-bones" (read: without a graphics card) "gaming" system and use it as a fast dev workstation.
It's got the ram. it's got the nvme, and the nice chipset and motherboard, quality components, etc. But I would have paid another $300 on top of the $1200 i paid if i would have built it myself.
I honestly don't think it was my hardware. Most of it is ASUS (the mobo and WiFi adapter - and they shipped together so were likely tested together - better than what i could build anyway) and the rest is also good models of good brands.
The most suspect player in this equation, particularly since it happened right after an update, is Microsoft.
And if they didn't test their update with my standard WHQL tested hardware and that's why it failed? It's *still* their fault.
Used to be a fan of theirs (I was introduced to the world of VMs with their Workstation product) until their prices kept going up and up. My employer could justify it, but not myself, especially after MS had started bundling Hyper-V right into Windows.
I've never looked into Player. If Hyper-V gave me a reason to look elsewhere (and so far it hasn't), it would be at the top of the list. I refuse to deal with VirtualBox, which is owned by that other hellspawn company.
can it really do worse to me than Linux has? (Operating system not found after an update - fairly consistently to the point where i got used to manually patching the MBR after every update)
I've been bitten by this one on more than one occasion, and for the most part, my Linux instances are all running as VMs - what should, by now, be a well-known virtualized configuration, and not on bare metal, which means a lot of the unknown/strange/uncommon hardware is removed from the equation. How updates can still mess that up is puzzling to say the least.
honey the codewitch wrote:
I almost certainly won't do it, but the fact that I've been driven to the point where it even occurred to me is more than a little disappointing.
I'd still take their hardware, I just refuse to give them any money for it. AKA, my justification for owning a used MacBook laptop.
For starters I'm 25 and I want to be a software developer. The issue is though is that I got arrested a few years ago and long story short it didn't result in a conviction and the arrest got expunged. Since then despite the outcomes I've been very skeptical about getting a software job. I've been looking to go the freelancing route but I only know python and I'm still trying to build up a portfolio. Is freelancing worth it?
Freelancing has many benefits and drawbacks, so it is not easy to say whether it is the right choice for you. Your personal history is irrelevant to your decision unless it has a direct bearing on your ability to work. The most important thing to start with is that you have good solid experience in multiple languages and frameworks, as you have to go where the work is. With only some Python experience I think you may struggle to find work. It may be an idea to talk to recruitment agencies in your locality to see what skills are in demand and whether freelance work is called for.
If it got expunged and there was no conviction what's the problem? Just don't mention it on your resume, and if your prospective employer gives you an application they aren't planning on your being a coder for them - you'll be cleaning the office. So there's no box to check about whether you've been arrested before or not (and even if there was you could avoid checking it on the basis of it being expunged)
I'm a freelancer. It would be a pretty bad idea to try to learn the ropes while freelancing. Spend some years working for a dev house or two so you can learn how to do this professionally.
The *only* way to learn how to write software properly professionally is learning from others on the job.
look tbh i get what you're saying, but i rather be a freelancer instead of walking into a job and risk having the arrest show up in a background check. Besides idk if your little "you'll be cleaning the office" comment was an insult as well or not, but thanks for the reply i guess
Try not to take this the wrong way, but if you are going to take everything as an insult, you aren't going to get far with either route.
Also, if the arrest shows up on a background check, then it hasn't been expunged (or you probably have good grounds for a lawsuit).
Regardless, even if your employer did find out somehow, you are legally entitled to withhold that information, so they cannot hold it against you for not disclosing it with them.
The reality is, if you want to be a software developer then you need to start from the bottom. That isn't a freelancer role, you need to find a junior role in employment. It's not going to be easy as you don't seem to have any relevant qualifications. So the best you can do is sell your experience, which probably means you need to start building a portfolio of "personal projects". Maybe invest in some training courses if you can budget for them. And be prepared for a lot of disappointing interviews!
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