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#130: 03-02-2018 @ 09:11:33 am
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Misharum KittumMisharum Kittum

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At least you're talking about branches, so it sounds like you've got git or some other source code management system in place so rolling it back will be a comparatively easy process! And also you know how to do that. We have a guy here who just doesn't understand git and causes problems with it constantly for our devops guy who manages git.

Unfortunately, today is that devops guy's last day! Which means I'm losing my Linux application counterpart. The company has been terrible about replacing people that IT needs for the last several months. If something goes horribly wrong with Docker, AWS, git, or Ansible in the near future, I don't know how to fix it. I can figure it out, but it'll take time. More time than it should because they just don't take replacing talent seriously.


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#131: 03-02-2018 @ 09:20:36 am
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If something goes horribly wrong with Docker, AWS, git, or Ansible in the near future, I don't know how to fix it. I can figure it out, but it'll take time.

I like git but this XKCD is also entirely accurate.

If someone's fucking up repo's then prepare for a not fun time. If he's just committing things where he shouldn't... well less of a pain but it'll still be a pain.


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#132: 03-02-2018 @ 10:02:03 am
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We use Mercurial here, which is similar to Git, but different enough from Git that it makes SourceTree work with it, but not work great with it.

It's weird because we use the Atlassian Suite for Bug tracking and deployment schedules, but we use Kiln powered mercurial for our code repositories.  Not sure why.

In any case it sounds like what happened was my cohort designer on this project was asked to fix something and he did so on our latest release branch and default.  He was then asked to also put it on the older release branch and apparently just... merged?... the newer release branch into the older release branch, thus breaking the ability to build that branch.  We then somehow managed to fail to notice this had happened for 3 days, so stripping back to that point would undo three days of combined development work from the whole team, and our Senior Programer doesn't think that'll fix the situation.

I have to think my cohort thought he was grafting his changes into the fix, or maybe was being harried and didn't think things through, I'm not sure.  He normally knows better than to do that...

In any case it sounds like that Release branch is fsked, so for now our instructions are just to "be careful."


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#133: 03-15-2018 @ 02:05:19 pm
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Fun work story!

*Project Manager (PM) assigns me a bug about one of our test items not looking right in iOS*

*I go back and forth with the PM most of the day about not being able to view the item.  Turns out the item was from last fall, we're currently showing spring tests, PM had to change settings to make the item appear.  Assigns me the task again.*

*I investigate the item.  Due to test security I will not describe the item to you in detail, but it includes a data table where some cells have checkmarks.*

Me: "These are probably SVGs that are improperly declared so iOS doesn't like them.  I'll inspect them and see what's up."

*Inspect checks.  They are not SVGs.  They aren't images.   They're text.*

Me:  "Oh, that's interesting.  I didn't know our content writers knew how to use our icon fonts!"

*Investigates further.  They don't know how to use Icon Fonts.  Instead they used our new Item Authoring Tool to somehow inject an inline CSS call for font-family.  With it they declared a custom font.  Wingdings.*

*Wingdings*

WINGDINGS

*I proceed to share it with the office.  Even people not attached to our team start laughing that we're seriously talking about someone using Wingdings on a very serious test item for a very serious state assessment that we're going to have to send back to the person who wrote it with the kind message of "please don't inject your own fonts into items."*


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#134: 03-15-2018 @ 04:02:29 pm
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That's absolutely hilarious.


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