It is astonishing how much my job pays me to sit around and talk to the help desk all day to try and make the broken tools and services provided to me work

Reading reviews and commentary on Sekiro, and I think I just realized that From Software never intended for us to git gud, and that Sekiro is them trying to tell us we're doing it wrong, only LOUDER

It's that Sotto voce gayness of pre-stonewall. It's the subtle flip that the men are the sexy temptors and the bitchy wit of old gay men and basically everyone else also written like gay men and women get to be people because they're not symbolic of anything.

I've gotten deeply into Clive Barker recently. The thing that I think surprises me most is not how deeply gay his stories are, in that they're full of cosmopolitan queer characters, which they are, but how old-fashioned the gayness comes across.

The weird part about suffering a touch of the imposter's syndrome is that you know it's irrational and you know it's actually ba sign that you probably are competent, and that doesn't help.

I can't tell if react is fast or not. State changes to the interface seem as snappy as any other reactive framework I've ever used, but if you use actual timers for that, it seems logey.

My best code is not the code where others go "wow, that's complex! however did you manage to write that?"

My best code is where others go "that's obvious, what's the big deal?"

In this way code resembles magic.

New blog post: It's Not Just You

fiddly expensive-if-you-make-a-mistake labor has emerged or shifted onto the middle class's shoulders, without commensurate logistical, psychological, or financial support for that shift

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Naming things is the hardest, so just use an online baby name generator when you need to come up with a good name for a new class or variable.

So it turns out I don't actually hate react, I just find jsx distasteful. I think this means I'm growing as a person.

Them: OMG react is so great! Just check out how simple jsx makes it to render interfaces!
Me: *squints* your weird html is wrong.
Them: it's not html! It's better!
Me: you've got a span wrapping a header tag right there.
Them: so?
Me: right, I get it now.

The fastest and most efficient way to kill a software engineer's professional confidence: put them through the hiring process.

what is the "analogue loophole"? why do people say that removing the headphone jack would allow companies to restrict your ability to listen to music? (long, serious) Show more

My prediction: JAMstack methods are going to make php cool again, except it'll be hack and hvvm.

Ok nerds, here is a question: which title is better for a resume, senior developer or lead developer? For stupid Enterprise reasons, I actually have both titles at the same time right now.

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