Saturday, May 28, 2011

Please don't do this in Vi/bash shell

Due to my work, I FINALLY saw someone who uses the computer like me!!
She was like one of the top managers at Rakuten(link: interview of her), and really knew how to use the key bindings and handle the computer while speaking/doing other stuffs.

GNU/Linux, is amazingly fast! As a GUI interface too! You can move windows by pressing Alt and Dragging them. You can make your own window manager specific key bindings (to move, re-size , do whatever you want with windows, etc ),  and even copy/paste only by selecting something and pressing the mouse's middle button on where you want to paste it.

I've seen many people using computers, but very few (none) that knew how to properly use the interface, I mean using it fast/efficiently/naturally. I say so because I think I do it pretty well!

But seeing that the top Infrastructure department guys at Rakuten could, made me really feel I belonged there^^.

The worst thing is with the shell and vi...
Currently, I'm studying with some teachers, who really know programming/middleware/networking stuffs a lot more than I (probably, as they certainly have working experience at least).
But some of them really handle the interface just terribly...


1) In the shell (bash)...
$ ls /log /var
they obviously wanted to write ls /var/log (it's just an example, nobody would be this dumb...)
So what do they do?
They delete all till the "ls" part, and type it again in the right order...
omg lol

Answer) Obviously "^E M-B ^B Backspace M-T" is a lot faster
It's just stuffs like that...

2) in vi...

You edit the lines:
auto eth0
iface eth0 inet dhcp

Where you want to change eth0 to eth1...
A cool way would be to select everything with "shift-G shift-V k : s/0/1"

A not so cool but fast way would have been "/eth0 $ r 1 n 3l r 1"
What do these guys do?
First of all, move with the arrow keys... then press i for insert mode, use backspace, move again with the arrow keys and delete/type again...

For me at least, this is far from the ideal way to use an interface efficiently (it takes them so long to write the simplest lines...).

I just really want to learn all what they gotta teach me and surpass them as an engineer, because I just really can't stand the idea of having someone who can't properly use an interface (or probably doesn't know) properly...
And obviously because I hate not being the best at what I think of a life style.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

department to be assigned to + thank you GNU/linux

Apparently I'm going to be assigned to the Japan Infrastructure and implementation maintenance department...
Which is where they have the Rakuten Ichiba and Auctions site... I think it's the heaviest place as an infrastructure engineer^^ and I'm obviously very happy to be assigned there (although it's not definite yet).
Ahh, going to be using Linux for work... I mean, I'm actually gonna get paid for using linux^^ as a free software supporter, you don't know what this means for me :D

GNU/Linux has given me a hobby, a stress reliever, a job, and maybe even a girl/future wife!!
I just have got to say thanks to someone^^.

Rakuten card business training

Oh, that was tiring.
In Rakuten, as freshmen, we have to do a Rakuten credit card sign up competition kinda thing...
I finally got the minimal amount of people needed for that.

I was so afraid I was gonna get fired!! And it's like my 2nd month here><.

Thanks all of you (my friends) who supported me and signed up. It's a great card I'm sure you're all going to enjoy using, and besides really helped me out!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

I feel like back in high school...

I'm not kidding.
I just began working, but I've met like really the girl of my dreams.
I'm just fucking crazy about her. And damn she knows it.
I had the luck of being able to have a chat with her, and kinda expected we ended hating each other, and I'd never have to worry again about her being extremely cute/pretty/intelligent/funny/Japanese -> (my dream)... but apparently she didn't hate me, and I am, as you have probably figured by now, totally crazy about her.

But then, my shyness is keeping me back. I've never got along with a Japanese girl. So this is kind of the first time for me... (if, hopefully, I'm not imagining things) I'm really gonna do my best to get her. Really, I know I'm gonna regret it all my life if I let her go, especially for such a stupid reason as shyness...
That's the main reason I came to Japan anyway.

I really feel like back in high school.
Not just because of that girl, but because of my work (in Japanese vertical society you can guess how freshmen do... and how much we gotta study).
Not only engineering stuffs, but also business stuffs...
Official/business Japanese is not easy. I'm gonna get a book and a degree for business Japanese... I think there's something like that (it would at least look good in my resume).