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Cake day: June 2nd, 2023


  • Not to be that person

    I heard of Americans being bad travelers abroad, and just figured that it was talked up. It is not.

    As an American myself, I saw so many horrid and mean people while we were traveling. Not all, mind you, but there were whole groups of people who just acted selfish, entitled, and just overall not caring about other customs.

    I had one woman who was trying to use an ATM and just could not get it. Instead of casually asking for help, she screams in the ATM room “DOES ANYONE SPEAK ENGLISH?!” A poor couple behind them said “A little…” and she said “OH THANK GOD. This language…”

    I had other people who just ignored customs when ordering food, or allowing people to walk around, pushing, shoving. The worst though is how they talk down to locals and their customs. Inherently they assume that different is bad, and that they are inconvenienced by having to do local custom things. Like ordering food, knowing that their pace is slower, or that their waiter isn’t going to coddle them through ordering.

    Anyway, thanks for letting me vent. I was shocked by it all, and felt disappointment. I also felt like I immediately understood why other countries hate us.

  • I’ll be honest man, just don’t do it. I tried, I really did, to make this exact scenario to work. You can get it to work - but it will be extremely brittle. You’re essentially hacking around LXC to do things it wasn’t built to do, and most of it is disabling security that’s there for a reason. At the end of the day you are essentially running docker directly on the host anyway, the passthrough lxc becomes less and less “there” vs passing stuff through. Then, every update to proxmox became anxiety riddled because every update would change or break something on my setup.

    If you want to continue, more power to you, but I hope you heed my warnings. This is a path you will spend a lot of time on and experience a lot of frustration. Spin up a tiny debian VM and run the containers there, the overhead of the VM has been negligible, and any speedup I might have had has been made up 10x by cutting the amount of time I’ve had to hack proxmox to make it work.

  • I’m not a fan of all or nothing, I think there’s a place for a well trained police force. Look at Europe and the UK, they aren’t armed, but they have power still. Someone has to take care of the person who stole a car and is speeding down the freeway going 100+, crisis councilors aren’t going to be driving trying to perform a PIT maneuver.

    I think it’s a blend, in my example the police would bring them into custody, and then trained people work with them after that working out what happened and working with the justice department. There are many things that police aren’t needed at, like domestic issues, but there are plenty we do need them at too. (However, reforming the police needs to happen, I’m not saying they are perfect right now.)

  • Purely from a cloud aspect here, they’re making sure that separate GCP instances are completely private, I see some benefits if you have users who are HIPAA users making sure that data isn’t shared or trained on at all. It’s good they’re thinking of this, but it’s just from a company perspective.

    For users it means very little though. Google isn’t going to make private AI for us to use. This is purely if they have a health provider (for example) on GCP they can use models in a private way.

  • I did that job. I lost all of my engineering time to them, a team of “senior engineers” who I had to teach git, pull requests, basic unit tests, developing along non-happy paths, deployments, and getting nothing but pushback the entire time.

    Me, PR comment: “Hey this is going to throw an exception. Can you handle that?”

    Them "It won’t throw an exception "

    Me: yes, it literally will, look, if that’s null it will throw. Look it’s fine, just handle it gracefully, I’m. Not saying it’s bad that it will throw, just make sure the app doesn’t crash

    Them: This is a waste of time, just push the code.

    Just constant battles like that. Like I said it’s not their fault, it’s the culture differences of development, but man does it fuck up a software application.

  • As an engineer who has worked with and led offshore teams, I bid farewell to Halo. The time is over.

    I have seen some of the worst code from offshore teams. Not saying everyone is like that, nor am I saying you have to be in these countries to make food code. But, I know how they drive the people over there, and I know what their company’s priorities are. Get the next contract, do the minimum to maintain the contract. Lowest bidder, and for the companies you get what you pay for.

    I now have zero expectations for Halo. It’s too bad because the open world in Infinite was a lot of fun, but of course they wanted season passes and live services, and gamers are obviously surrounded by those. Plus with Microsoft if it isn’t extremely insanely profitable then it’s not worth continuing. Moderately profitable won’t cut it for them.

    So, so long halo, it was fun, but I’ll have fun replaying the originals.