Guys, what if Kubernetes isn't the solution to everything?

AWK, xargs and pipes are a wonderful combo.

Something that I hope is common knowledge, but is still delights me every time I remember it.

Pre-internet: MY buggy/insecure software

Post-internet: OUR buggy/insecure software

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Today on "Hacker" News: don't buy consumer routers, they're not secure.

I mean, no shit. The internet is basically one big security vulnerability.

Everyone seems to be making a stink about Rust's async/await stuff.

I haven't formed an opinion yet, but probably will in the future.

I've just gotten an email from a recruiter to work at an "enterprise coloration [sic]" startup.

I don't know what that is, but it's really hard to not reply with a snarky reply about not having any experience with graphics programming.

Sometimes I sit back and think about younger me, my interests and hobbies and such.

And then I realize I could technically include installing Linux distros in my list of high-school hobbies. I used to install a different Linux every weekend. I had favorite distros, formed opinions on package managers...holy shit I needed to get out more.

in my Tolkien headcanon, the two blue wizards are exactly the Blues Brothers

Some people write software like it's a giant mathematical function or proof, some grand truth that they discovered.

Other people write software like prose, like they're writing the next "Ulysses" or "Crime and Punishment" - an artful and exciting and utterly novel creation.

And then there's me, sitting on a rock gently coaxing electrons to change chairs if they feel like it, as long as they live their best life.

No matter how much I heat my house, it always seems cold.

Maybe I shouldn't work next to a window.

I wonder if nootropics and caffeine are banned from science olympiads/math competitions/programming competitions/hackathons as PEDs.

Correction: people who haven't heard of it are ambivalent. But come on, it's Haskell. No one shuts up about it.

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Someday I hope to create a programming language that generates as visceral a reaction from programmers as Haskell. No one is ambivalent to Haskell.

But at least you get stock options that vest after 20 years!

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Recruiter: It's a dynamic work environment with a "figure it out" attitude, where you're constantly learning and doing new, cool things with the latest and greatest toys.

Reality: your coworkers are as organized as a herd of coked-up cats, there are no processes or standards at all, and you'll burn out in like two weeks.

If it doesn't sound like a record player skipping around at 3000rpm that you recorded with an iPhone and then played back through a tin can, I'm not interested.

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If you're not making poly-rhythmic microtonal jazzcore (but that's if you are putting a label on it - really it's more a blend of like 10+ genres not limited to country, math rock, bebop jazz and ambient/lo-fi), are you even really making music?

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