Also, way too many people in tech (devs, designers, managers, etc.) seem to firmly believe that affordances === clutter, which means that the UX of the apps they work on can never rise above "abysmal".
What I'm listening to today: "Ambient Impro with Strega, 0-COAST, 0-CTRL, Starlab, Magneto", Syndrive
This is a 36 minute piece consisting entirely of what appears to be two eight-note sequences combined in various ways, with a human operator switching up the tempo and mix levels every five minutes or so to keep it fresh. Honestly, IMO, it works. Sometimes it is good to listen to 8 notes for 36 minutes. Embrace the ambience! Zone out! Eno compels you! Satie compels you!
Had to take the bus into town today, and wore a kilt. Some Delores decided to take issue; which sadly I'm used to. "Why are you wearing a skirt?!" and so on. As I said, used to it (and big scary white dude, so I have some privilege to wield), so I'm calmly addressing it with her
But then she said "well how am I supposed to explain that to my kid?!", and friends, I didn't have to say a thing, because the most awesome Black lady jumped in. She turned to her kid (I'd guess roughly 13 years old) and said "hey, why is he allowed to wear a skirt?"
Kid: "he's grown enough to wear whatever the fuck he wants"
Mom: "see?! Ain't hard ma'am"
Delores huffed but that was pretty much the end 🤣
I really like writing Python, but I really hate reading Python written by others.
Maybe I rely too much on type declarations to understand what code is doing. But I just don't get how people can read and understand tens of thousands of lines of code that don't have any type declarations or comments or unit tests.
"At the beginning of the week, we sealed ten BSD programmers into a computer room with a single distribution of BSD Unix. Upon opening the room after seven days, we found all ten programmers dead, clutching each others' throats, and thirteen new flavors of BSD."
"A well-trained monk, it is said, lives as though he were already dead: free from attachment, from indecision, from confusion, he moves with no barrier between his will and his act."
A Buddhist monk confronts Japan’s suicide culture.
By Larissa MacFarquhar
June 17, 2013
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