I like to find the "essence" of things. And I like "categories". 🤔
The complex reality of the technologies that real companies leverage to get ahead emphasizes the absurdity of the now common idea that exposure to simplistic, consumer-facing products--especially in schools--somehow prepares people to succeed in a high-tech economy. Giving students iPads or allowing them to film homework assignments on YouTube prepares them for a high-tech economy about as much as playing with Hot Wheels would prepare them to thrive as auto mechanics
-- Cal Newport, Deep Work
So now you have to keep paying to be able to keep using the ink that you have in your own ink cartridges in your own printer!
Tell your friends and family to never buy an HP printer again, or get stuck with this shit https://boingboing.net/2019/02/08/inkjet-dystopias.html/
Him, mid twenties, fresh out of college, first proper job in his life. Thinks he's seen it all and knows it all, just appropriate for him to make blanket, stereotypical comments about an entire industry.
We've all been there, myself included. But please: try and don't be that kind of person. It's really, really embarrassing.
I want to #forth so hard, it hurts. This object oriented programming shit is for the snakes and minerals.
Dear everyone who is considering making a video of yourself talking rather than just writing the *exact same words* into a text file, a blog post or a PDF:
Unless you're specifically targeting people who literally cannot read...
Sincerely, A Person Who Doesn't Have Literal Free Hours To Hear You Slooooowly Say Something It Would Take Me Five Seconds To Read And Also I Can Ctrl-F It
Elementary-School Curriculum Is All Wrong - The Atlantic https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2019/08/the-radical-case-for-teaching-kids-stuff/592765/
Writing Java for the first time in quite some time. I forgot just how many classes you have to create, and that you have to give them all useful names.
Back when I did Java all the time, I never gave it much thought, but now I realise just how many things I have to provide names to. These are things that would be just part of a single line of code if I had used Lisp.
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Hates: mundanity, complexity
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