Oh yay! I didn't notice that Toot! had been boosting the wrong toots all this time. That could have gotten very, very awkward.

I really want to hug the person that invented and made popular the idea of transparency in headphones. This is literally perfect. Outside noise mixed with the sound from the headphones. This is a really, really big deal for me and has tons of accessibility implications. I just love it!

more junior senior bullcrap 

more junior senior bullcrap 

I love how I see job listings for “senior rust developer/engineer”. Huh? Possibly unpopular opinion but you might as well just Ditch the whole senior thing.

I don’t think I will ever get used to seeing temperatures spike at 80-85 on my laptop when doing anything cpu intensive. Somehow that always seemed very high to me even with the crappy cooling you can fit into the form factor of a modern laptop/ultrabook. Makes me nervous.

The year is 2025

There are five browser cores:
- webkit
- chromium
- gecko
- servo
- youtube-dl, which ended up implementing a full-fledged browser in python to keep successfully downloading videos

That moment when you see a comment on Hackernews describing a problem they'd like fixed that you wrote software for, but you're too self conscious to chime in and say `hey, I made a thing that does this and it's open source you should try it and help me work on it!`

Hey, want some more unfinished music? I really do want to finish this one eventually but I lost a lot of plugins I used to make this...

Wish there was one single day at work where I didn’t go “ok I’m really confused now”.

Link to music <3 

You know you’re on a German train when you get asked if you want cold beer at a quarter to nine in the morning

Someone tried to connect to my MUD via their browser and because of how character creation works right now, that kind of worked so there's now a player standing in Crossed Candles Inn with the user name "GET / HTTP/1.1"

In 1998, a programmer who had been working on Y2K fixes started to get anxious because he couldn't believe how pervasive the problem was. He switched from company to company trying to get away from it, but everywhere he went he became regarded as the Y2K expert and immediately became the team lead for that company's Y2K contingencies. He finally had a nervous breakdown, quit his job, and decided he wanted to be knocked unconscious when the Y2K actually came about.

A month before Y2K he was put into an artificial coma and cooled down to a near cryogenic easily sustained long term life support.

Unfortunately the life support notification system had a Y2K bug, and no one revived him for 8000 years.

Finally he was found and revived. He woke up, and saw himself surrounded by lots of glass, light, stainless steel, and tall beautiful people in white robes. He asked if he was in Heaven.

They replied, "No, this is Chicago. Actually but it's a lot like Heaven to someone like you."

"Someone like me?"

"You are from the 20th century. Many of the problems that existed in your lifetime have been solved for thousands of years. There is no hunger and no disease. There is no scarcity, or strife between races and creeds."

"What year is it now?"

"Yeah, about that - it's the year 9,998. You see, the year 10,000 is coming up, and we understand you know something called COBOL?"

Have a happy little synth doodle! I was considering streaming music production as someone that has no sight...and building synths like these from scratch without being able to see the UI of the synths at all. Would anyone be interested? Or maybe code? Or...whatever?

Weird how some things remain in your memory as if they happened yesterday, and others disappear as soon as you stop thinking about them. The most random stuff, too. Things where you think...why...why did I remember this so clearly?

Relationship, new year 

Happy new year Europeans of the fediverse...and anyone else!

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