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Bob
12:42 AM
morn
 
 
3 hours later…
3:27 AM
Even
 
4:21 AM
When sending international wire bank transfer, do they use IBAN number or account number?
 
 
2 hours later…
6:44 AM
How do I send Ctrl+Alt+F1 (Ctrl+Alt+F7) to the guest OS in virtualbox?
This answer seems to work, but it takes me to the graphical login screen. (The accepted answer there does not work for me).
 
7:22 AM
morning
 
> I hate google and don't want to use it but I'm used to it and want to get my IP banned from Google search. My ISP also uses the same IP for hundres of users so I will also be doing others a favour.
 
8:20 AM
morning
 
Morning
 
8:45 AM
morning
 
can i vote to leave the UK?
 
9:20 AM
You could just leave?
@ThatBrazilianGuy exams for a course to prep for ccna? :O
 
9:37 AM
i'm getting a little worried that our new person doesn't quite have the technical ability i need
 
oh man. Again?
 
maybe i'm bad at hiring people
 
Maybe this isnt really the kind of job D:
Wait, haven't they only been there like 3 weeks?
 
yeah, i'm just a little worried about the pace of work and some of the technical ability
 
Sigh
I feel like this course could be over in 2 days, if we just 'got on with it'
It's doing the whole 'Here's what we'll do, here's how we'll do it, here's what it achieves, here's how we know, here's what it doesn't do, lets do it'.
Maybe I'm just inheritently tuned into how a software defined network would work
I guess if you've done networking all your life, the 'old' way, then it might be more difficult to adapt.
 
10:30 AM
welp our server fell over
 
10:42 AM
lol
My bit of trolling done for the day: facebook.com/t360uk.smiley/posts/778371737531
 
woah
its showing pictures of children in a swimming pool?
 
o_O?
wut?
Hahah awesome
 
you got it?
 
why's it not public tho o_O
 
yeah but it then throws up a login box with photos of your kids in a swimming pool if you aren't logged in
which i suspect aren't set to public
 
11:19 AM
if a site offers free legal mp3 downloads do they need to display the MP3 license?
 
@djsmiley2k Yes. Some partnership between Cisco and my employer.
It's a 4 module course, just for prep for the CCNA cert.
Each module has a 4 month duration.
 
11:55 AM
@djsmiley2k oh hey that's you?
@ThatBrazilianGuy seriously?! The actual CCNA course took me a week...
 
@RegularGDPR What do you mean by "actual CCNA course"? Isn't CCNA just a certification which you pass an exam and then you're certified?
@Burgi Not necessarily bad, but they say hiring people for doing something is a totally different skill than being good at something.
 
@ThatBrazilianGuy well yeah but there's a course you do in order to pass the exam. I assume you meant prep for the course rather than prep for the exam. Nvm.
 
12:25 PM
@Burgi hmmm maybe they are
I'll look at that
the odd thing is, that's quite a old photo
 
you know what would be a great app (it probably already exists)?
a taxi fare aggregator
you'd enter your route and taxi firms would bid for your custom
 
@RegularGDPR i'm tim bowers yes, I'm not the priest ;D
 
@Burgi That's cause it's his profile picture and his profile's set to be viewable/indexable when not logged in. You can't hide your profile picture in any context where your profile's visible.
 
Ah yus
well ty :)
 
12:46 PM
@RegularGDPR prep for the course which is in itself a prep course?!?!?
 
@RegularGDPR oh so that picture was @djsmiley2k's profile pic?
 
it was
should show me and a dog now
 
i thought the evil facebook had made a collage of images of his children to try to entice me to sign up
 
LOL
never attribute to malice that which can be attributed to stupidity.
 
OH WOW! A DOGS ARSE!!!!
 
12:50 PM
Thought you'd like that :D
 
TAKE MY MONEY @FACEBOOK
 
plz explain why I need to knwo the frame makeup of a VXLAN frame, for setting up a NSX environment VMware? D:
because.... this is really rather indepth
 
1:16 PM
@djsmiley2k Cause how NSX works!
I want to see a dogs arse
Umm... Go home clippy, you're drunk.
4
 
1:32 PM
3 hours ago, by djsmiley2k
My bit of trolling done for the day: https://www.facebook.com/t360uk.smiley/posts/778371737531
Also... Australian trainer, called Bruce, talking about 'BUM traffic' is lol
 
1:58 PM
ffs
sooooooo the 'trapped nerve' or whatever it was in my shoulder seems a lot better since that night I kept poking it and one of my ribs moved zo/
but now instead I have a burning pain, but also feels like someones sliced my back open
while it's definately better than the trapped nerve pain, it's also more concerning
 
Bob
@djsmiley2k erm... sounds like a good reason to see a doc
 
hmmm
i was hoping it'll go away
I'm pretty sure I have ms, or central pain syndrome, or something else
 
@djsmiley2k or just a bad mattress
 
well yeah, that too
I do need to rotate the matress actually
Thank the lord it's cooler today
@Burgi but these pains I've had.... all my life basically
Random pains, in random places
especially since my teens
can't really recall muich before my teens
 
2:26 PM
rotating beds is something I only discovered as an adult ._.
 
@JourneymanGeek don't you walk in circles on your bed for a few minutes before sleeping anyway?
 
O_o
 
@djsmiley2k think of the graviton ride with mattress on the walls... >;P
wtf is a git submodule?
 
@Burgi a git repo inside a git repo, usually used for pulling in dependencies
So you can clone the repo and then say "fetch all of your submodules"
Or make updates to one of the dependencies and commit those changes directly to it rather than faffing around with git subtree to export a patch series
 
I thought of this
 
2:40 PM
@djsmiley2k lol
Get well soon.
 
@bertieb D:
hmmm
advertiserments appearing on facebook for solar panels appearing again
I wonder.
As our roof is now south facing....
lol
According to Ofgem, it'd take 76 years for solar panels to pay for themselves if it cost me 8k to install them
> The average domestic solar PV system is 4kWp and costs £5,000 - 8,000 (including VAT at 5 per cent).
 
@ToxicFrog how do i do that?
 
For approx my area
> Out all day until 4pm
Saves: £105/yr
 
@Burgi git clone foo; cd foo; git submodule update --init
 
@ToxicFrog getting this error:
/c/inetpub/wwwroot/alu-18-012-edm/foundation-emails-template (develop)
$ git submodule update --init
fatal: No url found for submodule path './' in .gitmodules
really confused by the whole thing
 
2:51 PM
To be clear, you're running git submodule from the top-level git checkout, and not from inside one of the submodules, right?
 
i get the error in the repo root and inside the submodule
 
get out of .gitmodules
wait, ur not
wut
ok, why do you think you need to run it?
 
@Burgi ok, first of all, you should just run that from the repo root, but upon testing it should also work inside the submodule (might not initialize all the submodules if you do it that way tho?)
But what it looks like is that that project has a .gitmodules that records a submodule but doesn't have a URL for it
Try cat .gitmodules
 
a freelancer built an email template for us back in march, i need to make an amedment to it and all thats in our repo is this submodule thing
 
so he didn't commit it?
 
2:55 PM
In effect this means they went "project A depends on project B, but I haven't included any information on how to get project B"
 
ffs
 
And yeah, after a bit of experimentation this is exactly what happens if you have a submodule "committed" but no .gitmodules entry telling git where to download it from
 
chrome://settings/content/cookies?search=cookies
 
Might be worth looking inside .gitmodules in case they wrote it by hand and there's just a typo or something
But if not you will have to track down the original developer and ask them where the hell the submodules are
 
there is no gitmodules file
 
2:57 PM
ffs
Ok, so I think what they did is
They created a git repo
They created another git repo (B) inside the first one (A)
They did a bunch of work in B and committed it
 
!!facepalm
 
They then committed to A the fact that there is another repo inside it at such-and-such a commit, but not any of the actual content inside B
 
And they didn't bother configuring A to know where to download B from later either
(they may even have not uploaded B anywhere if sufficiently clueless)
 
2:59 PM
so basically we've lost that work
 
4 mins ago, by djsmiley2k
so he didn't commit it?
Well, yes
unless you've got the template and can get the source from it.
 
If you still have the machine they did the work on or a backup of it you can probably retrieve it from that easily
 
You really need someone to check your devs know wtf git is
and actually check said work is in git, and in a usable state
 
If they uploaded the work somewhere and just forgot to write a .gitmodules you should be able to get it from there once you figure out where it is
 
simply stating 'we use git here' won't make them know it.
 
3:00 PM
@ToxicFrog they used their own machine
 
(extra comedy option: B is actually a different branch of A. I don't think this is what actually happened, but it would be funny)
 
@Burgi is there actually anything in that directory?
Maybe they added a submodule by accident and aren't actually using it
 
@djsmiley2k just the submodule
 
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I get the feeling this trainer hates waiting for students, so he basically talks all day and then leaves us to do the labs at the end >_<
@Burgi derrrrrrp
 
@Burgi what do you mean by "just the submodule"? Any directory that a submodule is mapped to should be empty if submodules haven't been downloaded.
 
3:05 PM
yeah just the empty directory
 
Aah :/
 
and a huge pain in the arse for me
 
What I'm getting here is that someone was hired to do a bunch of work, and they did the work, pushed it to prod, didn't check any of it in to version control, and you're the first person to notice :/
 
i think they did check it into GIT but somehow did it in this weird submodule way
 
Right, I mean, they committed it to git on their machine but it never got pushed to the company git server or went into whatever CI or deployment system you have
 
3:10 PM
pretty much
basically most emails we build are single usage and we rarely have to go back to them after the send
it just happens that this one is being reused
sigh
and now mailchimp has died
 
@Suggestion make it impossible to use templates in prod if they aren't checked in to corp git so that this can't happen again
 
sadly that would take more time to set up than i am allowed to invest
 
4:04 PM
ffs
the CSAs are freaking out about automatic text reflow
how can i explain reflow to them?
yes clippy i would like help on that
 
Like...they are scared of the fact that the computer automatically chooses where to break lines to keep the text justified, as opposed to running off the edge of the screen?
 
@ToxicFrog macOS breaks words in the middle, on windows the sentence fits on the line perfectly
this is apparently highly offensive to our CSAs and causes them to wail and nash their teeth
 
lol
Laugh at them.
 
i tried that
 
4:21 PM
@Burgi normally a per program option
but are they complaining because it appears broken, on the customers computer?
 
4:40 PM
who was asking about bagettes earlier?
 
4:52 PM
Hai my ppl
I wanna die, my ppl
I look at my life and I sigh, ppl
I wanna get high, ppl
bye, my ppl
 
5:05 PM
@rahuldottech you're too young to get high
also you've had more girlfriends in 3 microseconds than I've had in my whole life so stop complaining
 
@allquixotic Tell that to my classmates
@allquixotic lol, uh, (i) haven't had a girlfriend in >6 months, (ii) My mom is making me MOVE TO ANOTHER COUNTRY so I think I have the right to complain a bit
 
@rahuldottech what country?
 
@allquixotic I'll explain on riot.im
 
my new toy.
 
5:17 PM
@djsmiley2k how much did that run you?
this is the only Bosch I could find on AvE:
@djsmiley2k how skookum is it? :D
 
@allquixotic £55
With 2 batteries
now back upto £77, with RRP £99
At the 'local' DIY store, teh drill wihtout batteries is £52, and with them is £80
 
huh
 
5:36 PM
Bosch green. We don't see these in the US; only Bosch blue (professional) tools are sold here.
I personally use DeWalt 20V Max (18V XR).
 
i've never seen green ones
these are 'expert' tho, whatever that means xD
 
I'd suppose they're higher power models. This kit comes with a pair of 4 Ah batteries.
Consumer-grade kits often top out at 2-3 Ah. 4-5 Ah batteries are typically limited to high-end kits.
 
I have a Ridgid brand, new corded drill, don't trust the battery ones
 
5:53 PM
Best comparison is something like this: homedepot.com/p/…
(got a DeWalt DCD790 and DCF887 along with two 2 Ah batteries)
 
hmm...
someone is moving out downstairs
i wonder if it is the 2 bedroom flat
 
My Mi Band 2 was delivered today, and I'm super happy with it. It has notification alerts, a 20-day battery life, tracks fitness and sleep, and doesn't need to be paired to your phone (alarms and the such work without the phone). This is ideal for me.
Let's see how it performs over a few days tho
 
@rahuldottech 20day battery life is cool
can you link me to it?
It'd be interesting to know how terrible my sleep is
 
6:37 PM
£21, wow ok
 
7:06 PM
@djsmiley2k is that cheap?
It really was for me, I got a major discount for Prime Day.
 
it's the price point at which i can go 'ok that's interesting'
 
7:22 PM
@djsmiley2k I got it for ~15 pounds
 
Nice
 
Ave
there's a lot of cheap amazon stuff I want to buy but
we are taking part in the protest thing
we've even disabled our s3 services
 
@Ave wait what protest
 
Ave
not protest but boycott
I am sleepy
 
@Ave ah
 
7:36 PM
@Ave yet you link a page that won't evne load if i don't allow the tracking crap
 
Ave
most major publications use such stuff.
I wanted to send a link from a credible site
 
hmmm fair enuf
but urgh
no i know nothing xD
nmot that it'sgonna make any difference to me
can you give me a tl;dr ?
PSN, Snapchat and Discord down
 
8:12 PM
Almost no Xeon CPUs have integrated graphics.
 
8:23 PM
I'm shocked. I've "lost" 1330 rep points after being rep capped the last 3 days.
 
Cry me a river
 
8:42 PM
lol
 
8:58 PM
@djsmiley2k Discord seems to be work fine here?
 
Ave
@MichaelFrank it's up now
it was down twice before
 
@DavidPostill Removed user?
 
@MichaelFrank No. Upvotes that don't count because I've rep capped :)
 
Ahh, hence the air quotes.
 
 
1 hour later…
@DavidPostill What's the point of rep capping, anyway?
 
to stop run away rep
 
Stop what?
 
Stop people getting lucky and asking a silly question that ends up giving them waaaay more power than they need.
 
you can go from zero to being able to approve edits with a single answer or question
 
10:33 PM
Oh
 
Okay, we screwed up. We will take another shot at the SU theme. — Joe Friend 12 mins ago
5
\o/
@ThatBrazilianGuy Jon Skeet.
 
@JourneymanGeek Nice.
He also said he'd provide the mockups I put together back to the designers. Hope you like the peeping logo! :P
 
I hope I don't need to do that sorta thing any time soon.
 
11:00 PM
@MichaelFrank perv logo 4tw
i got +6 rep on workplace but my answer has a DV
very odd
-1
A: How do I convince an employer to give me half day off every week for a second job?

BurgiYou should be transparent with your full-time company. Tell them that you are taking on a second job as soon as possible. The reasons for this are twofold: They are going to find out when your tax returns come in. Having two jobs affects the amount of tax your are required to pay. They can cha...

 
@Burgi +1 -2
 
ah
and now its 0 again
no-one else mentioned the tax issue
 
+2 -2 :)
 
ty
 
@Burgi Mostly because it's false.
 
11:11 PM
what?
 
Your main employer will know nothing about you having another job from your tax information, all they get given for PAYE is an anonymised tax code. When you take a second job, that doesn't change and your first employer gets told nothing by HMRC. Your second job will usually have a different tax code, but people get different codes for any number of reasons. That's why they have anonymised codes.
 
in the uk you have to pay tax on the highest earning job
i'm too drunk to talk tax codes
 
I've spent 3 years working two jobs with one company under one payroll number who couldn't even figure it out right internally, let alone notify the HMRC.
The HMRC don't have enough competence to tax anything other than your first job.
 
well when i worked two jobs i got a letter from HmRC saying that they had to audit me because my tax didn't add up
 
That, by definition, is what happens when things go wrong and not how they're supposed to work normally.
Although some might call it SNAFU, since it's abnormal for the HMRC to get anything right when dealing with anything more complicated than a single, full time, PAYE employer.
And most corporate payroll/HR departments don't have a particularly stellar reputation for competence either.
 
11:19 PM
its worth mentioning so you don't get a fracking HUGE tax bill
 
There's a tick box on one of the tax forms when you start a job that's titled "This is my main or only job". It's your responsibility to use the tickbox correctly, but beyond that there's absolutely nothing you're required to do or tell anyone.
If you tick the box, your tax allowance will get transferred to the new job, and the HMRC will attempt to (and usually fuck up) recalculate your tax allowance and notify your old employer of your new tax code. They tell your old employer nothing other than a change of tax code. If you don't tick the box, HMRC will assume it's a second job and basically give you a zero tax allowance. Some people call this the emergency tax code but that's a misnomer. Your first employer will get told nothing.
 
post an answer then
 
> A celebrity Brazilian plastic surgeon known as Dr Bumbum has gone on the run after a woman died following injections he gave her to enlarge her bottom.
 
wat
wat wat
 
11:39 PM
@MichaelFrank You don't know Dr. Bumbum? Apparently he's a celebrity with 650,000 followers on Instagram!
That's like, 0.3% the whole population of Brazil!
 

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