I like when people say that people should be able to climb Uluru because tourists want to: it's like saying that we should put a climbing wall in the Sistine Chapel in Rome to attract tourism, and then let hundreds of tourists take a shit when they're at the top.

First day at my new job, it's lunch time and I've been not found out as a fraud yet. Huge success!

Melbourne, I love you, but how can you charge $4.3 for an espresso? In a cafe that doesn't even have tables to sit! I'm shocked.

The news of the moment in Italy is that an Italian policeman was killed by two foreigners. The right immediately jumped on the "immigration is out of control" argument, as it was initially reported the killers were from north Africa, then it turned out the foreigners were two white American students, and all of a sudden their origins or skin colour didn't matter anymore.
It would be funny if it wasn't this sad.

I found an apartment in Melbourne, it's wanky and cool and I want to hate it (but I very much don't). Also, the movers won't be able to move in my stuff till after the weekend, so I bought an air mattress and I'm gonna camp in my new bedroom.

"If I get an apartment in a building with a gym I'm totally going to work out regularly" is one of the many funny lies I tell myself to justify why I should rent a fancy place.

On my way to my next Airbnb, chilling in Batman Park. It's an okay park, but way way way less awesome than the name might suggest.

The bedroom in the apartment I just inspected had no windows. I had a mini anxiety attack just thinking about sleeping in there.

I know this probably isn't the best place to ask, but I don't know where else to turn.
There's a restaurant in Melbourne (in Australia) that has a big picture of Mussolini on their wall, the restaurant is part of a hotel from a big chain. I sent the hotel a strongly worded email, but they never responded.
What else is there to do? I am not a social media guy, I have no idea on how to bring attention to something. Would a post on the local subreddit be a good idea?

Current status: yelling on Slack at my former architect co-workers because all the apartments I'm seeing are soulless tiny places that look like wanky hotel rooms.
It's like the idea of 1 bedroom apartments with enough space in the living room for both a couch and a dining table is out of this world.

I'm applying for an apartment I don't really like for a price I wasn't willing to pay and I'm wondering how did my life end up here.

I said goodbye to Sydney in a sunny, warm, spring-like morning and landed in Melbourne in a grey, cold, and humid winter afternoon. I guess I better get used to it, maybe even embrace it and go shopping for a warm winter coat!

Sitting on the floor of my empty apartment after the movers left, eating a 7 eleven sandwich and thinking about the fact that the most manly thing I've done all day was to call one of the movers "mate".

I work for an architecture firm (as in, "real" architects, not software architects or stuff like that), and on the intranet they routinely publish cute employee interviews about their background and interests and influences and whatnot.
I really would love to be interviewed before leaving so I can talk about microservices, MVC, and other software architectures and patterns :(

Last week of work, last week in Sydney. I need to pack up all my stuff, ship it to Melbourne in storage, fly there, find an apartment, move my stuff back in, start a new job.
I feel very overwhelmed, like something along the line will go very wrong... :S

User: "Hey, is the printer working?"
Me: "I think it is, why?"
User: "I'm very busy! I need to print an important document right now! I can't wait!"
Me: "Uh, okay, what's the issue, did you get an error messag..."
User: "No! I don't know! I need to know if the printer is working now! It's urgent!"
Me: "...so have you tried to print yet?"
User: "No! Should I try?"
Me: "Yes please, try first, then let me know if you have issues"

Spoiler alert: the printer was fine and User printed without issues.

Salesforce DX is supposed to be the future of Salesforce development, but the tooling is still quite buggy, and at times it slows to a crawl so much it becomes unusable.
This morning for some reason it took forever to deploy a single component to the testing environment. It's not possible that I have to wait 8-10 minutes to check what the component looks like after changing a single line of HTML.

I was helping a coworker in HR writing a job ad for my replacement, and I think I accidentally mansplained her statistics about imposter syndrome in women applying for technical jobs :S

I'm not actually bothered by the questions I get outside my realm, I'm just surprised that people can't tell the difference between management, who decide the business logic of the portal I've been building, and me, who is just building the product.
People come to me asking who should they nominate to approve their sick leave in the system, or what account to bill something to, or what type should a milestone be, etc.

I wonder if I'd get confused the same way, if I was not a developer.

I've been in this position for over 1,5 years, and in this company for more than double that, I'm leaving in 2 weeks, and most people still have no clue what my job is.
It's fine that people still ask me about every day IT stuff, even if my coworker is the one actually doing support, but I also get asked constantly stuff like "What project should I bill this expense to?", and I'm like "I don't know, I built the thing, but I'm no accountant or project leader".

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