#development #scripting thoughts
I'm very much not in the habit of adding .sh, .pl, .py, etc to the names of my scripts... the user doesn't need to know what language it is, the shell doesn't use it to know what interpreter to use. So it's just pointless. But it's such a strong habit among my coworkers that I started editing a script at home today and it felt weird to not have the language extension. :smdh:
Okay but this totally looks like a thing where the manufacturer discontinues support and your shower stops working because it can't communicate with the server anymore. https://photos.zillowstatic.com/uncropped_scaled_within_1536_1152/IS3r1y4vu8t7qj1000000000.webp
in the old days i'd try to do something on linux and it'd be a bunch of scripts i had to edit. now i ask for help and everybodys like "no you have to use this service manager, work WITH the system not AGAINST it!" and im like "what the fuck can i just use the scripts again please". i bet i'll get used to the new way and in another 10 years everybody will be like "look you cant just keep using systemd. we all knew it was full of holes. you now must register your runlevels up onto the blockchain"
There's this weird pattern where your company buys a new service, folks think, "Only execs and VPs should have administrative access," so they all get super-user roles. But they don't want to actually do the admin work, so they appoint lower-level people as super-user. And now you've got 12 super-user accounts, only 3 actively do that work, and the others are just dangerous security vectors. :/
Right now there are current-events authors who just read this article and called up their agents asking to change their book title.
"A video showed the two executives, both clad in masks, sternly riding the coaster in complete silence. It ended with a message: “Please scream inside your heart.”"
Once again, Philip K Dick predicted it.
I adore PKD's work. I don't want to live in any of his worlds.
YouTube: This concert stream will premier at 2pm on July 8. Would you like to set a reminder?
YouTube @ 2:08: Stream is starting!
Me: It's been going for 8 minutes already... I missed the intro. I knew I should have set my own reminder.
You just can't rely on technology... not even from the biggest technology giants of today. They will let you down.