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i cant bring myself to devote any time to learning new things. i feel like shit.
i want to actually finish a project but i'm in a house with 10 fucking people and things are always happening and i just play video games instead because people actually leave me alone then. this isn't how i want my life to be.
"Haha, funny story - we thought we had approval for 2 resources, but we actually only had approval for one!"
Yeah, okay. Not the first time I've heard this line, and I'm sure it won't be the last, but for fuck's sake can hiring managers at least coordinate the recited letdown they use so it's not the same one? I already feel bad about the position, now it feels like I'm 1) so pitiful that any real feedback would kill me and 2) too stupid to tell the difference.
None of this would be necessary if VT/d wasn't disabled by default, AND the screw mount for the hard drive wasn't broken. It runs Windows, and I want to run linux either in a VM or on the hardware (I'm going to use it as a sort of pairing station), but I can't virtualize and I can't boot from USB so here we are.
I don't know why virtualization is always disabled by default, but it really grinds my gears!
I'm trying to get a Probook 4540s to let me into its BIOS, and I'm at the point where I may need to buy equipment to flash the damn thing. The most frustrating part of this endeavor is talking to repair shops in the area that might have the equipment I need, and getting treated like a thief who's trying to flip the laptop.
I BUILT the fucking thing from 3 different laptops when I was repairing them, and received it as a gift when I left my repair job. I'm not trying to flip it, I'm just trying to use it.
Also interesting to note is that DO has a greater library of One-Click apps, but pretty much exclusively stocks Open Source distros. Vultr does allow you to spin up Win🅱️ows, but I don't really award points for that.
Both platforms seem to have a ton of docs about spinning up and maintaining apps on the platform, and having used DO's in the past I know theirs are ok - though, some are becoming outdated. Looking at Vultr they've added an article bounty. Not sure how I feel about that.
Worth mentioning is that this lowest-tier instance does NOT come with an IPv4 address. For that, you spend an extra $1.
So $3.50/mo for brainlets like me. Still pretty impressive, honestly.
Things get weird as you scale, though - at the $10/month tier you get only 40GB of space on Vultr, as opposed to DO's 50. Not really a huge problem if you're building tiny things, but just a weird thing.
I'm a little curious how reliable Vultr is compared to DO, but I don't know how you'd benchmark that.
Golly, I sure am bad at stuff.
Ruby and whatever other language I can wrap my tiny brain around.
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