Looks like my site is doing ok re: the environment! Gonna check out green hosting tho
This is pretty much exactly how I was interviewed at Switchbit and it's one of the main reasons I'm joining them after I get out. I was treated like a human being rather than a statistic, and it really made a difference in the process.
I see a lot of folks who are undoubtedly talented, smart people hamstrung by poor goal-setting and by the field's obsession with making $200k a year in SF at a FAANG company right out of college. So many folks that could make meaningful contributions to computing feel like failures because they aren't able to achieve what the field has labelled "success". We need to change this!!
The number of depressed and panicking CS students on r/csmajors makes me really sad. It's so unfortunate that our field can create so much anxiety and stress in some of the most brilliant people around. I'm seriously thinking about running some sort of mentoring program for CS students to help out with things like interview anxiety, school stress, and just general quality-of-life improvements.
It's astounding how low the bar is for corporate web applications in the academic world. I go to the number 5 CS school in the country, but our advising app doesn't even have a footer that sticks to the bottom of the page. If I tried to give my clients this level of UI at my consulting firm, I'd be run out of town on a rail!!
This bug has made me miss Rust immensely. C is great, but you really shouldn't be able to smash the stack that easily in 2020.
I just remembered the really weird part! This bug isn't happening on my Ubuntu machine, only on the Red Hat school servers. Why wasn't the stack being smashed there? I'll have to do some detective work in the morning 🧐
I was gobsmacked when I saw that calling `recv` would suddenly cause a huge chunk of my locals to become 0.... but not all of them! My sleep deprived brain took a second to realize this meant that the stack was being clobbered, and eventually realized that I was reading 512 bytes into a 40 byte buffer 🤦♂️
I'm kinda proud of myself for being able to effectively debug with gdb.
It's confirmed: I'm writing this assembler in #Rust 😎
I'm Jahziel, a computer science undergrad at Georgia Tech. I make computers go beep-boop.
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