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another coworker, on a past hack:

"There was a Ruby... abomination that someone wrote that hooked on the 'undefined method call' hook of the base Ruby object, computed the closest actual method by using Levenshtein distance, and delegated to that function instead."

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Friend says "Yeah" and then burps several times, which sounds a bit like more words

Me: Did you forget to null-terminate the string

current status: repeatedly rerunning a multithreaded program until these backtraces stop interleaving

when your rust code compiles and you're really suspicious because there's no way on earth that should've compiled with the amount of effort and thought you put into it

(substitute rust with haskell, a LISP, etc etc)

Absolutely astounded. Someone's chewing gum so incredibly loudly that I've turned my headphone volume up as far as I can tolerate and I can still hear it

you know it's a really good protocol when you need a 3-D graph to describe it

(from the _Paxos Made Moderately Complex_ paper)

I am pleased to inform you all that there is a taxonomic genus called Circus, used for some hawks. (From kirkos, "circle", for circling flight.)

the time: 7 PM

me: hurry up we only have three hours left in the day

the more I think about it, the less I'm sure that the phrase "so little time" is actually grammatical

little victory: while I had important things to do, I opened a video game then was immediately like "...what am I doing" and closed the video game

someone else boarding this flight said "good morning" to each row while passing by

So my hotel's vending machine has ice cream sandwiches

holy crap, certified bruh moment

just deleted the home page of some website I was working on, but I had it open in a tab so was able to view source and download it

TIL in Asia, the George Foreman grill is promoted by both George Foreman and Jackie Chan

_star trek beyond_ had some pretty good movie posters

folks, I'm in a plane over west virginia and I opened google maps for curiosity's sake. here are my favorite town names:

Big Stick
Half Way

things I take pride in #142: TSA agent complimenting me on how fast I chugged a bottle of water at security

I've memed Greenspun's 10th* so relentlessly among my friends that all I have to do is scream "AD-HOC" and they'll get it

*Greenspun's 10th law: Any sufficiently complicated C or Fortran program contains an ad-hoc, informally-specified, bug-ridden, slow implementation of half of Common Lisp.

> Imagine getting turned down from your dream job because an algorithm decided you had an “untrustworthy face.”

> This is already happening when people interview at more than 700 companies that use HireVue—a software that conducts video interviews and uses artificial intelligence and facial recognition to analyze the candidate’s voice, facial expressions, and word choice to determine if they’d be a “good fit” for a job.1

we all know their algorithm is some variant of

if (face_colour == black)
{ return do_not_hire; }
return thinkaboutit();

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