TIL. Some job websites reject pdf's for having 'active elements'. After some searching, it was suggested to print to pdf instead. This however increased the size of the pdf by about 200 times. After some more searching I ran into the following snippet
`gs -dNOPAUSE -sDEVICE=pdfwrite -sOUTPUTFILE=clean.pdf -dBATCH dirty.pdf`
Which seems to nicely 'clean' up the pdf, without increasing the filesize by 200 times..
Perhaps someone on the fediverse can help me. I am currently looking for work in either Switzerland, or fully remote (within EU timezones preferably). I am primarily a backend developer working with Golang, C++, Java. Have some experience with python, php and rust, willing to learn more. Also small time sysadmin/devops (mostly as hobby for now). DM me for resume etc, boosting greatly appreciated :)
(I speak Dutch and English, still learning German, but learning quickly)
I do kind of wonder how this is in other people their experience and in other (European) countries. I personally found it very helpful and especially kind when I was quite literally asked if I understood what she was saying.
Yesterday when I was waiting in line to get my first covid19 vaccin. I once again noticed a huge difference in Swiss mentality when it comes to foreigners compared to the Netherlands. As expected they started to explain things to me in German and upon seeing my Dutch passport asked in German if I understood them or not. While in NL I've heard several stories of cashiers etc, just talking English because they can hear the other person isn't Dutch, even when they tried to speak in Dutch.
This would imo be a whole lot less weird if it was in response to a recent tweet about the topic.. Not a more than 10 year old tweet, that's just... odd
I heard some people being super concerned about Twitch and personalized ads like a week ago lol.. Since that same week, if I switch between streams I quite literally see the same commercial hopping between the French and the German version... I think their personalized ads thing is kinda crap.. While being logged in with an account set to English btw, like you know.. they could poll my language preference from that..
Today I found out, there's something worse than companies not replying to job applications. I got a direct message from a company in German asking me when they could call me. I replied that anytime would be fine, but I may ask to repeat things in English as I'm still learning German. Today I got a reply that they are looking for fluent speakers... Thanks for confirming you didn't even bother looking at my resume for even a single fucking second...
When the existing tools to browse ingame prices of items just suck and you end up just writing a Grafana plugin to be able to display it in your existing dashboards.. https://blog.schoentoon.blue/posts/rsge-grafana/
The Grafana go sdk is surprisingly easy to work with
So.. My little minecraft community asked me to enable a plugin to sit.. Quickly I was linked to a plugin to enable this. I decompiled it to see if it was bloated or not, it surprisingly enough wasn't. Enabled it.. Next day it turns out nobody had permission to use it. After countless of google searches and half of them saying "Please install bloated plugin x to configure permissions" (I need 1 permission.). I found it faster to decompile it, rip the permissions out.. And just run that instead 🙄
Of course the majority now complaining that they have to remain reachable for friends and family... By having kept it around for all this time they really only kept up the impression that everybody has WhatsApp to begin with 🙄. Arguably it would have been easier to have gotten rid of it years ago when Facebook acquired them to begin with...
Apparently https://traefik.io/traefik/ has support for plugins nowadays, neat. Too bad it requires you to sign up with their Traefik Pilot SaaS thing that basically gives them access to metrics on your server etc... *angry oldman noises*
As my firefox profile somehow half corrupted today and I can't be bothered to fix it, I decided to start fresh. Lost a ton of tabs and what not in the process though, time to reconsider syncing of tabs and what not, anyone happens to know a selfhostable alternative to the selfhostable mozilla sync server?
So, yesterday I realized that Rocket League now free for Nintendo Switch. Decided to download it and finally give it an actual try. As I booted up I was greeted with a "Please sign in with your Epic Account". While just reading this out my girlfriend accurately predicted that I was gonna close and uninstall the game right away.
Dutch guy escaped to Switzerland. Golang, C++, whatever language suits me at the time developer and hobby sysadmin.
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