Me at work:
"Can we have a special regular lunch for 'underrepresented people in tech'?"

HR:
"Well, it kind of excludes some groups..."

I'm going to eat my hat.

Tweet from VexstacyArt

Me: "I want to do many things today
Brain: "You can pick one"
Me: "hm No no I'm fairly certain if I just manage my time responsibly l can do all three things"
Brain: "you know what. Now we're going to do none of them"
Me: "WAIT"

Free food at work today! It's because of March Madness but I'm going to pretend that it's in honor of my birthday tomorrow.

I should write a refactoring tool that monitors your expressions via webcam and flags parts of the code that need improvement based on how disgusted you look.

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TV history:
- a few channels
- too many channels
- streaming consolidated everything in one place
- too many separate streaming services

Chat history:
- IRC, AIM, MSN, Yahoo messengers
- Pidgin and Trillian consolidate everything in one
- Slack, Discord, Facebook Chat, ... Too many separate chat services.

Tweet from @EliLizzieLizbet:

Embrace imposter syndrome.

Revel in the fact you have fooled everyone.

You are a Trickster Goddess.

You are the Imposter Child for Deception and Clever Ruses.

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Tired of dude language.

I haven't been granted access to a necessary important service we use at work because the person with the ticket hasn't been responding, so my boss said in our standup that if there was no response that day he'd escalate it to his boss and he'd start "dick waving" and hitting people? Like what????

Cucumber... Gherkin... Kafka... Kubernetes... I think we shouldn't let developers name things.

This sort of thing shouldn't be allowed. I had to empty my savings account ($70) and put it into my checking this month, and because my account was empty, they charged me $5. Stop punishing people for being broke.

At least payday is tomorrow. 😑

@lynnesbian

Things that, in my humble estimation, should not have computers in them, let alone the ability to connect to the cloud:

>Coffee makers
>Lights
>Literally anything that isn't a computer.
>computers

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It's been stressing me out since I have a FT job now, and coming home and thinking "dang, I *have to* work on a game idea I like, but on a platform that is like pulling teeth" just has been demotivating.

So been thinking... I have a FT job to pay the bills with now... why not just focus on making what I *really want to make* now?

Open Source PC games...

Been reassessing my goals when doing lately... For the previous years, I've been pressuring myself to work on Android games, because that seems the most viable for a small, independent developer to market and make some money with. But I hate developing with the tools available, such a drag. I used to love working on C++ games through my teens/20s.

Though according to the Apache Kafka Wikipedia page,

"Kreps chose to name the software after the author Franz Kafka because it is "a system optimized for writing", and he liked Kafka's work."

Looking up the Kafka streaming platform and wondering why the heck it's named Kafka. I've heard the term "Kafkaesque" so I looked it up. From Wikipedia:

"The term "Kafkaesque" is used to describe concepts and situations reminiscent of his work [...] Examples include instances in which bureaucracies overpower people, often in a surreal, nightmarish milieu which evokes feelings of senselessness, disorientation, and helplessness."

Lovely.

Sometimes I'm coding and documenting and chatting in IRC in Esperanto all at the same time and suddenly feel like such a weirdo. :T

It really bugs me that people have to get hurt or die before we update designs to make things safer. I know we can't predict everything but it feels like companies just balance the cost of risk and only change things up in response to problems after the fact as a way to save money.

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