In case you all haven't seen this yet…this TV news reporter demonstrates perfect wildlife encounter technique:
🔁 @DeionNBCMT@twitter.com: There was a herd of bison walking right toward me at Yellowstone NPS today! https://twitter.com/DeionNBCMT/status/1242910540105576450
Someone translated Dracula into Icelandic and it took over 100 years for anyone to point out he just made a fanfic-rewrite of what he wanted the story to be.
God I =hate it when you put in an issue report on an open source project and the response is just "PRs welcome!"
Buddy, if I had the project knowledge / time / relevant language / etc. to put in a PR I *simply would have*. Just say "we don't care" and don't try to gussy it up as a positive!
COVID-19, positive news, thread link
Linking for CW:
Today at work I successfully marshaled a survey of our user base and got permission to officially strike my least-favorite anti-feature from the design. I am a very happy #coder right now.
Part of me appreciates #balenaEtcher, but I've been using computers long enough to know that an Electron app for formatting SD cards will someday erase all files on my computer.
american politics rules because liberals are like "uhhhh i dunno if i can support this program for free school breakfasts for children of single mothers between the ages of 21 and 32 because people might say we are commies!!!" and right wingers are like "im voting for trump because he said he would build a wall in space to keep the mind control aliens who built the pyramids out"
Pay 👏🏻 people 👏🏻 a 👏🏻 living 👏🏻 wage!
Beautiful moment of class solidarity on BART just now. Some f***ing asshole blasting his music without headphones cuts it off just before a cop walks on.
Cop walks down the entire car asking everyone "hey, has anybody been playing loud music on here?"
Solid silent head-shakes the whole way.
Cop gets off. Doors close behind him. F***ing asshole resumes enjoying his tunes like a f***ing asshole
corporate BS, techbro
WOOF. Watching a birdsiter compare his previous experience at Red Hat with his current experience of the *much healthier* corporate culture at Amazon. Particularly in their approach to conflict. He's citing `Defend and Commit` as a positive value in that regard.
As a former Amazon employee, what I hear here is: "It's so much cooler in a blast furnace than my prior experience at the center of the Sun! I had no idea! EVERYONE should work in a blast furnace!"
Queer nerd from Oakland, CA. Literally the Space Core. Striving to make fiction as strange as truth.
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