@jk @friskywhiskers yeah. the weird thing is that i have a lot of respect for the properties of actually-working systems that have evolved over time, even though they usually have absurd complexities that no one would ever have designed in on purpose if they had been able to tell what was going to happen.
but the software of now has become something way above and beyond that. we are extruding totally ludicrous intentional complexity at a rate that's almost impossible to fathom.
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@ink_slinger yeah, i can definitely read those positive aspects of what it's saying, but it's hard for me not to feel like they're situated in a framework that has a bunch of subsuming both personal critical thought and the wellbeing of others to an imposed dogma / power structure in it. it almost feels like it could be re-written into a certain kind of christian tract about holding others to account for adherence to biblical law...
@jk @friskywhiskers i don't even know why i'm wading into this other than that i'm too sick to think clearly enough for actual work and having opinions about programming languages is itself a disease.
but anyway i guess what i'm getting at is that the complexity that's crushing the life out of software as a humane discipline isn't really about languages as much as it's about accreting layers of... something. hubris? a misguided belief that more code is an intrinsic good? i dunno.
@friskywhiskers @jk js-the-language is... well, i don't love it, but somewhere near the core it's really no worse than _most of_ the other things i have ever written. (hypertalk, qbasic, mircscript, terrible c++, vb, shell, sql, perl, ruby, php, python, ...)
js-the-ecosystem is browsers (started simple, if kinda bad, then became the abyss) and node (started pretty simple, now i find out something is going to involve npm and i lose all hope).
this flu thing is just not working super great for me and i'd like to stop now, thanks.
@natecull tree style tabs has been updated for modern firefox, and is very handy for my lots-of-tabs workflow.
i use pinboard for basically anything i want to be able to find again.
firefox history is just an sqlite database under the hood; i sometimes think about writing some tooling against that...
Oh when the suns beat down and burn the sand on Tattooine
And air gets so hot you wish your Dewback came with AC
Out with the womp rats, in the Dune Sea
In a Skyhopper with my baby that's where I'll be
(out with the womp rats) we'll be romping around
(out with the womp rats) down by Anchorhead town
(out with the womp rats) where the Sarlaccs roam free
(out with the womp rats) up in my T-16
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@vfrmedia one of the best meals of my life was in iceland - the tasting menu at an upscale (by my probably very middlebrow standards, anyway) place. included horse, puffin, and whale and probably a few other of the mentioned items...
in general, contemporary food in iceland struck me as good-to-excellent, with the sole exception of pilsur (the hotdogs), which did violence to my digestive tract for a solid week.
@bea @Mainebot @djsundog christ - salesforce salesbros are among the most persistent assholes i have ever had to fend off from a company. a veritable hydra of sales calls and e-mails and stealth conference invites to vulnerable managers. you'd no sooner have shut down one line of attack than random people in three other departments would be filing tickets to say "i just talked to this person and could you please integrate this salesforce product post-haste?"
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@mala i very much appreciate and basically share the place you're coming from on that one, on the one hand, but on the other hand in 2018 the internet is so full of deeply fucked up memetic toxins that i can't imagine just unleashing it on a young kid without acting as some kind of a guide and protector.
(i have no idea how to reconcile the two feelings. maybe it's for the best that i haven't spawned.)