@rusmov It is fun, but:
1. In the words of Veruca Salt, "I want it now!"
2. I know I'm going to break something.
3. Cables are evil.
4. Even with tiny lady hands, getting screws in to some places has been really hard.
Caroll Spinney is retiring from playing Big Bird. I saw the documentary 'I Am Big Bird' earlier this year and was floored by how much passion he still has for a job that's so incredibly physically and emotionally demanding. Legend. https://www.iambigbird.com/
Feeling the mania coming on... I just signed up for three Coursera courses that I will never finish, two of which I already flaked on in the past. Plus, I did a ton of blogging, language learning stuff, and side-project programming this past weekend. Past experience tells me I'm going to burn out in about two weeks, if not sooner. But let's ride this productivity wave while it lasts!
For the first time ever I've won Toy Story Mania. Aim for those 1000+ targets! #DisneyWorld
Just listened to this earlier today and it seems super relevant to, well... everything right now.
Never meet your (super) heroes
oh my god, someone made a joke earlier about "000000" being a terrible password and I was just like "well /yeah/"
I didn't realize it was a reference to an /actual thing/
Wanted to find a reason to use the Fetch API today, but nope, stuck in PHP land for now. #MeanGirlsDay
I like this.
In Praise of Mediocrity
Is learning how to code a fundamental skill like reading and writing?
Or is it more like plumbing in that it is incredibly valuable to society but most people don’t need to understand it?
Or is it more like law where it’s good for kids to have a basic understanding of our legal system but they don’t really need any in-depth knowledge?
@doliu666 I'm not sure because I've never really experienced it as a dev. Personally, I think it's cultural, just like how non-tech companies can foster a toxic culture that causes employee burnout, like call centers that enforce extreme quotas and time limits.
As a dev team lead, this is really making me think. Like, just a small culture shift could raise stress levels and bring on crunch. Best to always be aware of it.
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