I just thought of a cake in the shape of a Hilbert curve to optimize for the best part of the cake: the edges, then I discovered someone already made it! I'm glad that there are brains out there that think about the same stuff as me.
for trans awareness week, GLAAD has made a great new resource called "a beginner's guide to being an ally to trans people". we've been sharing it at work, and I'm certain many of you have folks in your life who could benefit from it as well.
this is the most #leanin ish I've ever seen https://www.betabrand.com/womens/tops/longsleeve-button-down-ruth-bader-ginsberg-leopard
I’m about to hit ~ten years of coding and I’ve felt kind of stagnant in my career for a while.
I don’t know what the next level above “darn good frontend dev” is—whether I need to move into product or management to have greater influence, or just go somewhere large and/or frontend-focused enough where a “mere” frontend dev can be a tech lead. All I know is going fullstack is not where my interests lie—I’m not allergic to backend code when needed but it’s not going to get me where I want to go.
I don’t have another job lined up yet (though I do have interviews scheduled)—interviewing while still working was just too hard to juggle.
Going to take some time off to recharge and figure out what I want to do next. Very lucky that that’s something I can afford to do! (Also an effort to confront my fears of going broke (again) head on.)
I’m doodling concepts for a logo for a friend’s infosec team (at Google Fuchsia) and boy howdy it’s hard to 1) get the idea of “security” across, 2) be pleasant to look at, 3) not be super intimidating / have a positive vibe, and 4) not be done a billionty times before (hello land of generic, mostly-blue locks and keys and shields)
So far this is the only concept that I don’t hate. Flower shield! #art
re: developers as aristocracy of labor
i think what he meant is that software has a uniquely anti-labor role under capitalism, and so whoever makes software that is used by capitalists participates in those anti-labor activities. in this way a particular segment of the labor force has the power to destroy other segments (disruption!). because they’re disorganized this aristocracy rarely acts against the incentives they experience, even as they possess uncommon leverage that could change those incentives.
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