alcohol culture rant
I have a unreasonable dislike of the words "boozy" and "sips" and they have become so common in marketing around here lately.
Boozy meant "addicted to drink" or "intoxicated" before it meant "alcohol in the snacks". This feels like glorifying alcoholism.
Sips... ain't nobody "sipping" when they're half-price. They're drinking. A lot. Our culture has drinking so baked in you can't avoid it.
This is whitewashing our cultural alcoholism with cute words. And it irritates me.
You know what, Norelco? This shaver works just fine while plugged in. I don't need to buy a new shaver.
My last electric shaver lasted many, many years, through multiple blade replacements. My "new" shaver is five years old, has never had the blades replaced, and wont' hold a battery charge for long.
Norelco: Your shaver uses a custom-made battery, don't try replace them yourself!
Internet: Norelco shavers use standard 3.7v Li-ion batteries.
Norelco: Ah, but we soldered the batteries to the board!
Why am I listening to music I associate with renn faires when all the faires are cancelled? Worse, it's music by a talented artist who doesn't play in public anymore, and from a faire I haven't been to in years because it's 1200 miles away. Lot of memories from that faire.
(Jem Moore, v. talented guy, after 15 albums, went off to be a professional pilot, then left that to do film. Seeing him play at KC Renn Fest was always a highlight for me.)
"I’m a potter fondling the next lump of freshly-scooped raw clay, convinced that this next piece will be my greatest triumph." - MW Lucas
When I throw a pot, I'm just trying to make it better than my last. (Literally.) I'm less into creating masterpieces as I am incrementally improving my work. But I create functional work that happens to (I hope) look good, not art for people to admire. I suppose that's similar to the divide between a tech book and a novel.
When the module has methods for all public API end-points, but the previous developer used the generic api_call method (meant to be used for new end-points that haven't been incorporated into the module yet) for everything.
I swear, coming back to an app with a Docker build environment a year after the guy who developed it left the company, I spend more time just getting the Docker build to _work_ than I would just installing the 3 required Python modules. Still having trouble finding the time savings using Docker over just using a VM or developing directly on my laptop.
So an ex-coworker whom I've worked with for years in two different jobs, 5 as his lead, asked me for a reference. Sure, no problem. I didn't know I was signing up to write an essay. It's a religious organization... they want me to vouch for his faith. They want me to fill out a ranking grid for 16 aspects, including his personal life... it's like an annual review! And it's been sitting unfinished for a week. :(
Factorio (game) is finally getting its 1.0 release in mid-Aug, and the team is talking about promotion... sending free keys to youtubers, etc. The game has been extremely playable in beta for years (it felt "finished" to me at least 3 years ago), and I'm wondering if the team has unrealistic expectations about the sales that are going to roll in when the 1.0 release hits. I figure most everyone who would play it already bought it.