Dying @ this anecdote from Andrew Thaler on birbsite:
“Six years ago today, I walked into the techiest tech-bro bar in San Fransisco, positioned myself obnoxiously into a group of Dudes Wearing Google Glass, and loudly said "Ok Google, Call Mom."
It was magical.
How were you radicalized against pervasive technology?”
The next part of the process: http://exple.tive.org/blarg/2019/05/14/the-next-part-of-the-process/
I see a lot of recruiters saying "we didn't hire that person, and they had a huge success in a different company, we should have hired them". Which is all kinds of wrong.
It's not like success is something that's hidden inside a person that you can somehow detect while sifting through thousands of candidates, discarding the ones that don't have it.
Success is all about the chances that person has been given, the motivation, the teamwork, the mentoring, the trust, the resources — not some hidden talent.
Uber, IPO, come-uppance
In case anyone ever tells you "strikes don't work": Uber is now the worst performing IPO debut in U.S. history. They lost $617 million today because their stock declined almost 8% (due to the double whammy of the strike and tariff increases), and their IPO valuation was $76.5 billion, far lower than $90 billion or $120 billion some "analaysts" (read: fortune tellers) were speculating they'd value at.
Power to the workers.
Today I learned that the blind spot on a BMW is "everywhere but the driver's phone". Seems like a weird engineering oversight, but what can you do. #biketo
I have never seen a marketing video for a terminal before. I didn't expect Microsoft to be the first to do it, and do it so well.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gw0rXPMMPE
WSL 2 • Major shift in the Windows Subsystem for Linux; they're moving to a full Linux kernel in a VM https://devblogs.microsoft.com/commandline/announcing-wsl-2/ #linkblog #linuxwindowswslsoftwaretootme
Goals and Constraints: http://exple.tive.org/blarg/2019/05/03/goals-and-constraints/
Neir:A is 25% off on Steam, and while I don't want to spoil it for you, if you remember that "moral choice" kick games were on for a while, the Neir:A _credit sequence_ was, on its own, a better & more meaningful game than Bioshock. And you get to play through the entire rest of one of the best games made to see it.
Synchronous text: http://exple.tive.org/blarg/2019/04/26/synchronous-text/
Chaotic good. (he/him)
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