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We should abandon the designation Software Engineering and stick to programming or development, until the industry writes software to meet national safety and reliability standards that are enforced by a system of inspections of plans, the process and final code.

That's why engineering is so reliable - software development hasn't advanced to the level of engineering yet.

To clarify, I don't have any qualms about that person who worked at Uber. I have a problem with the recruiter using that company name as the leading characterizing trait that's supposed to catch my attention.

And it did. Now I'm suspicious if any of that company's toxic culture has transferred over into this new startup.

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Sorry, Mr. Recruiter, you definitely have no idea with whom you're speaking if you're boasting one of your co-founders being "ex-Uber" as a way to impress me.

I own the domains "" and "" that I will never use. If anyone wants them (free of charge) just lmk and we'll do the transfer. They expire in a few weeks so.

Finally implemented moving items up and down in a list on Android. Sounds like something basic? It should be, but RecyclerView API hates you, so it resulted in the addition of some extra state I didn't need, spread over several days of figuring out how to not complicate my data model to support the stupid way in which the view sends me notifications.

I feel like writing a rant post on my blog. But my motivation lessens every hour, as I just want to forget it and move on. I have work to do.

@nolan it's interesting to look at the counterexamples here. today's build of luajit will remain extraordinarily powerful for years (decades?) to come. old versions of sqlite are perfectly serviceable. latex doesn't need constant updates. seems like a lot could be learned from examining these differences.

If it involves a couple of hacky tricks, I don't care if your code solves the problem 6% faster.

Hardware scales and will improve over time. The human capacity of understanding and maintaining code does not.

There are always exceptions to the rule, but generally speaking:

clean code > performance.

When the iPhone launched, all the cool apps were on the desktop, and you had to live with shitty web apps on your mobile.

Nowadays all the cool apps are on the mobiles, and you get shitty web apps for the desktop.

Periodic reminder that Apple are just as bad as Facebook and Google and Amazon: They get a free pass from lots of people who should know better due to their marketing efforts around privacy issues.

Finished The Lord of the Rings. My second try at reading the entire thing. First time was ~20 wars ago when didn't know English too well, and Tolkien's language proved to be way too hard!

Also fun fact: this book was the first thing I earned by coding. And I don't mean I bought it with earned money, I was literally given this very book!

Sublime Text 4! A sudden surprise from the package manager :-)

I've never seriously *been* on IRC, like for long. I'm feeling left out right now!

What wellness is marketed as:
-Body lotions
-Fancy juices

What wellness ACTUALLY looks like:
-Health care coverage
-Access to therapy
-Walkable cities
-Green spaces
-Living wages
-Paid time off
-Physical activity
-Close knit communities

Scored 7230 on I'm in top 25%. Not bad for a backend engineer!

Tried to use Kindle to listen to "Project Hail Mary" during my walk. What a hot mess. Kindle has no TTS, so fell back to using Android's "Talk Back" screen reader. And that required me to:
* Keep my screen on for the entire 5-hour walk
* Stop every time the screen timed out and completely restart everything

So now I'm very motivated to find a pirated copy of something I've already paid for just so I can use a non-crippled reader.

@adam They should write 21 words. They missed “here”.

This might convince some guys to get vaccinated. Sure, you might be a tough guy who doesn't worry about dying from COVID, but if the penis stops working, then shit just got real!

Nirvana (the band), anti-phobias, anti-misogyny 

One of the most important pieces of writing I read as a young boy was page 3 of the liner notes to Nirvana's Incesticide, where Cobain writes, "At this point I have a request for our fans. If any of you in any way hate homosexuals, people of different color, or women, please do this one favor for us -- leave us the fuck alone! Don't come to our shows and don't buy our records."

That raw, anti-commercial, and sincere note has always stuck with me.

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