I've been grubbing through my home directory, looking for stuff to delete and there's tons of files from organizations and projects going on ten years old or more, including entire archives of mailing lists I used to run. And these things drive me crazy... I have absolutely zero to do with them anymore, but they're history and I have trouble deleting them, yet I will never actually read 6 years of mailing list, nor have I found a need to search the archive in the last 10 years. ✅ Keep.
Man, I loved The Go-Go's so much as a teen (when they were big). I listened to _Beauty and the Beat_ on repeat (meaning I flipped the record over and started it again) while painting D&D miniatures, so that "Our Lips Are Sealed" immediately reminds me of that desk in my bedroom in that house painting that original set of official D&D miniatures. And remembering D&D miniatures unpacks a whole set of other associated memories of my teen years.
Man, I hate the self-review part of the review process most. You think I'm really going to put into writing, that anybody in the management structure can read, my self-perceived shortcomings and need for improvement? I feel like self-review is like a job interview... I'm instinctively selling my best points and not showing weakness. If I have concerns, I'm saving those for a private conversation off the written record.
Sometimes I really miss the 80's. The clothes, the hair, the music, and promise of computing that hadn't reached the socioeconomic complexity of "The Internet".
A lot of that probably has to do with graduating in '86, so the 80's were full of hanging out with friends, working a job just for gas money, driving a sexy car, and a wide, open future. Sometimes I'm not even sure I _miss_ anything... I just listen to the music of my youth and it makes me melancholy over things I can't revisit.
I really feel like my career would be better if I could just get comfortable with Python. But for some reason it frustrates me when I try to work with it. I think I've gotten hung up on wanting to write idiomatic code (in any new language) during the learning process... so I get hung up on correctness instead of just solving problems.
I cannot help but feel that every time I work with docker/vagrant/testkitchen automated build and test setups... that this is all way more complicated and unreliable than my old Makefiles. And the unreliability comes from things like "can't install this required ruby component version to do the tests". When it worked fine yesterday. I swear, I spend more time troubleshooting the build and tests than I do on the code I'm building and testing.
COVID-19, "patriotism," defiance
So it occurs to me that this defiant reopening of restaurants/gyms/etc against government orders where protesters against the shutdown see themselves as patriotic... this isn't patriotic. It's the opposite... demanding your individual desires over the good of the nation? Patriotism is sacrifice for your fellow American, not risking your fellow American so you can feel "normal'.
People who are telling you that you need $HYYPETECH in order to have a modern website are really annoying.
No, I do not need to use $wellknowncdnthatcontrolstoomuchoftheinternet in order deliver my website better.
Oh and I also do not need to setup my own kubernetes to host my measly blog.
Thanks for coming to my TED Talk.
fatphobia, trump is a piece of shit and not because he's fat
doing the most to hawhaw about how fat trump is does nothing to harm him and everything to hurt your fat friends that have to deal with your disgusting bullshit
fat people arent inherently lacking in morals because we're fat, thats some eugencist bullshit, but you sure are lacking in morals if you continue to say that shit
No, #Firefox, I _don't_ want you to route DNS lookups through your own infrastructure... my personal, private, secure DNS resolver can handle them just fine.
It really scares me that DNS resolution is trying to become very centralized to a few points in the name of "security", and browser developers want to bypass normal DNS servers by doing DNS over HTTP (bypassing firewalls, etc).
when i get into some youtube channel, about 20% of the time, the channel starts to get more and more successful, and the person running the channel makes friends with a bunch of other successful youtubers, and because the more annoying you are the more successful you are, they start acting like all their new youtuber friends, and 2 years after i originally subscribed they've now become so annoying that i can't watch them anymore and i unsubscribe
So one of the funny things about all-remote meetings is we're missing the physical queues that the meeting is over... the picking up notebooks, body language that says I'm ready to stand up, etc. So our team meetings can be like that awkward phone call where you don't know how to end it, except there are 12 people on the call all waiting for everyone else to hang up.
I used to have a couple aquariums, one 40-gal brackish, under-cabinet canister filters, etc, etc. A fair amount of work, but what really started to get to me was the captured animal trade, which kills a lot of fish in the process of capturing and bringing them to market.
I decided if I ever keep an aquarium again, I'm going to stick to captive-bred, etc.
But this is a tricky hobby to start during isolation. :)