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Whenever I hear "We need more programmers! Make more young people interested in programming! Teach programming at kindergarten!" I always get the urge to ask "What did you do with the old ones you had?"

Where are all those programmers you hired 5-20 years ago? Why is no programmer at your company older than 40? Why do you have *senior* software engineers that are 25 years old? What did you do to all those people?

If you can't take care of your employees, no wonder you never have enough.

RT @jwcarroll@twitter.com

Alternative Big O notation:

O(1) = O(yeah)
O(log n) = O(nice)
O(n) = O(ok)
O(n²) = O(my)
O(2ⁿ) = O(no)
O(n!) = O(mg!)

Really hate programming on a time limit. But somehow managed to get all tasks done with all tests passing. And that's in Java in which I basically never worked full time. Feeling a bit high right now :-)

Also, Codility seems to be a nice interview coding tool.

Now watching Tesla event about autonomous driving youtube.com/watch?v=Ucp0TTmvqO (skip the first 1 hour 9 minutes). It's so nice to watch people who know whta the hell they're talking about (like Pete Bannon).

Suddenly very proud for Ukraine. Not because of whom exactly did they elect, but for the simple fact that they *did elect* someone who is not current president. On schedule, without violence.

This is something Russians, sadly, couldn't quite get in the past 15 years.

According to St. Bede - who is really the only source we have for this - the name "Easter" is derived from a pre-Christian English goddess, Ēostre, who was associated with the beginning of spring. Our April was their Ēosturmōnaþ, when they would have feasts in her honor, and the Christians folded that into their Pascha holiday, which happened around the same time.

(And no, it's not at all a coincidence that Easter/Pascha and Passover happen at roughly the same time.)

Sitting down to finally watch the latest Formula E race in Rome!

Grumpy old programmer 

The Canadian Civil Liberties Association is suing three levels of government over a Google-backed plan to build a smart neighbourhood in Toronto. 👏
bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-4

I bet in the next Star Wars they will go back to the forest moon and the former stormtrooper guy will zoom around super fast on a speeder bike.

it's going to be an Endor Finn Rush

If you want to experience the bizarre thinking of the Sacklers—the family behind Purdue Pharma, makers of Oxycotin—like never before, we cannot recommend enough @iamjohnoliver's new site: sacklergallery.com/

More info on the deposition inspiration: arstechnica.com/science/2019/0

I just realize that I have two different PGP keys, one I've generated on my laptop ages ago, and another one generated by keybase.io. Now I wonder if I should delete the new one from keybase and somehow change it over to my old key?

(I didn't actually use any of them, to be honest.)

that's nice, but I was expecting some sort of a blue checkbox in the Mastodon UI :-)

OMG there's gonna be such a shit show tomorrow about Tesla... They have killed the base Model 3 for good which gives Musk-o-haters an excellent opportunity for i-told-you-soing (completely ignoring all those times when Tesla did deliver on improbable promises eventually).

🐍🦀🕸 Python + WebAssembly, github.com/wasmerio/python-ext

🎉 I'm happy to announce a new Python extension to run WebAssembly binaries 🎉!

It works. It's a beta. Have fun.

• Instantiate a module ✅
• Call a function ✅
• Read/write the memory ✅

#python #webassembly #rustlang

SpaceX launch has been scrubbed. Next launch window opens tomorrow 6:35pm EDT.

First impression from a morning in : hard to find a place to sit and eat a normal breakfast. Everything is geared towards grabbing a quick sandwich and rush to work, I guess.

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