Husband: Are you mad at me? You look angry.
Me: I'm working in CSS.
Husband: Oh! Ok. That explains that then.
Philippines press freedom Show more
#Philippines revokes the license of independent news organization Rappler, which has been more critical of Duterte than the more mainstream outlets such as the Manila Bulletin https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jan/16/philippines-revokes-licence-news-website-rappler-free-press
Imagine working on a browser codebase and not thinking "we should make it so the user has the ability to view a web page without accidentally mining someone else's cryptocurrency; this is a core feature that should work out of the box."
* Loyalty is a two-way street. If you have a boss who looks out for you, don't fuck them over.
* Organize. People fought, suffered, and died for the right to form trade unions because workers are strong when we stand together than when we try to make it on our own.
* You're human, not a machine. Embrace your humanity and nurture it. Seek pleasure, love, and beauty in the physical world.
* Have a reason to leave work. Adopt a dog. A cat is fine too.
@starbreaker such a shame. When it started, Slashdot was where all the coolest most sarky nerds hung out. I guess that trajectory just got more and more polarised as the nerd fraternity got bigger and less selective. 'In my day' (back in the late nineties, when Slashdot was a twinkly little star just coming out) folk weren't programmers as a 'career'. It was through odd and individualistic obsession. Not many lazy racists.
day job, performance review (part 1) Show more
A senior manager told me, "I don't get it. You're one of our best developers, and we can count on you to help other developers and mentor junior associates, but you aren't passionate about your work and rarely work more than eight hours a day. What would it take to motivate you to contribute more?"
I said, "You're already getting your money's worth out of me and quite a bit extra for free. Are you sure it's good for the firm to push me?"
Somber post by @wingo
"Spectre and the End of Langsec" https://wingolog.org/archives/2018/01/11/spectre-and-the-end-of-langsec
a good read on managing software complexity http://alexkudlick.com/blog/what-the-four-color-theorem-can-teach-us-about-writing-software/
full stack engineer like if you give me a stack of tasks i will do all of them in reverse chronological order
full stack engineer, like I'm gonna engineer a full stack of pancakes
this is obviously a joke
I'm a theoretical physicist
so I'll make spherical pancakes in simple harmonic motion
I'm sort of testing out quit.im, a part of the Federation that looks and works like Instagram (yes, even with the filters), and has a nice, progressive ToS. I am mindblown! Finally a decentralised alternative to proprietary image sharing based social networks. 👍🏼
After reading all the big performance hits that the shitty patches for the meltdown/spectre wreckage are causing, I'm almost glad that the Core 2 Duo processor in my Thinkpad x200s seems to be unaffected. Because if this things goes any more slower it would be better to use it as an expensive paperweight.