and when a developer has a favourite kind of wood, they’ll build everything with it. Cars, running shoes, pizza ovens, you name it
(Was prompted by an interesting thread on the birdsite about “go-to metaphors for explaining technical topics to nontechnical folks” https://twitter.com/ginatrapani/status/1521532083017064448)
But I also like “software = buildings” because:
* historical links (“architecture”, design patterns, etc.)
* most people think of them as static structures but they’re really living systems
* using a typical programming language for a big distributed system is like using wood for a 50-floor skyscraper
ok I back in America now, hi
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I'm going to make this one a rare exception to #betteridgeslaw
"I've Never Been To Me" is a song about how women will regret their fun-loving, jet-setting lifestyles, and they should stay at home raising kids for arsehole men. (OK, that's one interpretation.)
Here's what Ned's Atomic Dustbin did to it:
Give me your favourite cover songs where the artist HATED the original, so they shat all over it, and the result was fantastic, hilarious, or both
When I say "they shat all over it", I don't mean "they really changed the style".
I mean "they used the song as a vehicle for their unambiguous disgust and it's great"
A small yoz-type object. Yes, that Yoz. (Probably.) Passive Londoner, active Oaklander. He/him/oh.
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