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@darius

> The logic of ‘pataphysical design

> Both ATTN and Number of You follow the same design procedure: first we identify particular trends in software applied as a solution to a perceived problem. Then we
deconstruct the nature of the problem to illustrate that it is only a “problem” within a narrow understanding of the intersection of software, human practices, and economic
practices. We then look for the particular in each of these problems: we isolate the more specific, most reduced form of solution lurking in these problems, and we design software
around it. We strip content consumption of content, and we strip self-tracking of data capture and processing.

>We then submit these ‘pataphysical solutions to the App Store, so they can be integrated in the wider ecology of software solutions.

OOF.

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I'm going to regret asking this but... uh... what's your favourite programming language and hwhy?

(boosts welcome so I can find new cool people)

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Strange companies lying around in ponds distributing codecs is no way to choose an industry standard

How much Norris would Chuck Norris Chuck, if Chuck Norris could Chuck Norris?

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pc users be like "i want to try linux, but only if it works exactly like windows, which i hate"

Zaphod: I'm a pretty dangerous dude when I'm cornered.

Ford Prefect: Yeah. You go to pieces so fast, people get hit by the shrapnel.

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I've been informed that my position at work is being eliminated, because pandemic cost-cutting.

Have been updating my résumé. Next step is LinkedIn I guess.

I write code in Go, JavaScript, Java, Ruby, Kotlin, and sometimes other things to a lesser extent.

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I want to believe that this is an incredibly elaborate joke, but it seems real:
grocy.info/

Imagine you have a magic wand you can wave and make a single corporation and all its web sites disappear forever. Which do you choose?

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@kensanata @Gina looking at the distribution of wealth in the world is enough to turn anyone communist.

The eight richest people on the planet have as much money as the poorest 3.5 BILLION of the Earth's population. So eight people own half the planet, basically.

Not eighty. Eight.

Jeff Bezos' personal wealth rivals that of many countries entire economies. That's *so* much money.

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While I saw my parents do their absolute best in raising their kids, part of coming from a working class family is having to figure out a lot on your own.

You can't go to your parents for academic advice, they've never been to uni. Career advice is based on a labour market that doesn't exist anymore. Investment advice? “Just marry rich.”

Figuring this stuff out on your own is a tiring adventure. And yes these are privileged issues to have to think about. But still, they're there.

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@sir
I think Docker was created as people took an old programmer`s joke too seriously.
Customer: Software does not work!
Developer: It works on my machine!
Manager: So we just ship your machine to the customer. Problem solved.

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The problems inherent in dynamic linking became apparent to the industry years ago, but instead of doing the logical thing and moving back to static linking, they invented Docker

"Great repository names are short and memorable. Need inspiration? How about miniature-dollop?"

Thanks, Github.

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Chapter 99 in The Tech Industry Is Broken With Problems It Has No Desire To Fix.

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