Streaming for the next 20 or so hours.

DEFCON Furs is a group that organizes events and parties at DEF CON for members of the infosec community that share an interest in the furry fandom.

just goofing off with MonoGame and it has this content pipeline thing where you can deserialize data from XML which is great, except that finding an example of reading an array is turning into a goose chase. I get that they don't want tutorials to be too complicated, but come on, arrays are pretty important.

Bad Pun about Computers and Sexuality 

I had to fix an Endianness bug tonight, and While waiting for the build I was reading the wikipedia about endianness an learned that there are Bi-Endian chips.

I guess that does increase your Data-ing pool.

mental health 

It's been a hell week. I need my friends, but at the same time I've convinced myself that they're all pretty much done with my shit, and that this will be the last straw. A lack of feeling like you belong, coupled with a fear of abandonment really hits hard.

Its mastodon technology, but sports! MLB wants to fix things by tweaking post season so that regular season games matter more. They concluded that other sports do well because the post season is bigger. Nah, Baseball's problem is the 160+ regular season games each team plays. NFL teams play 16. As a share, each MLB game is inconsequential and easy to skip. Its easy chose to watch something else and people do exactly that, whereas if you skip and NFL game, you skip everything for that team that week.

Why are "hot and ready" pizzas in fact, never "hot and ready"?

Microsoft MyAnalytics: Sending you emails to interrupt your focus with inaccurate data about your ability to focus based on a scrape of your Office 365 Calendar.

Microsoft SQL server has a feature in place since 2005 called Multiple Active Result Sets (MARS), and only a very few people think this is a bad idea.

I think its a bad idea, not because it makes the server do more work, that's pretty trivial on modern hardware, but because it gives developers a pass on writing smelly code.

There's always an unknown vulnerability in your application.

At what point do I stop torturing myself by endlessly wondering what I did wrong, and instead just ask my friend?

Well, It seems I'm gonna have to add a new question to my list of technical interview questions.

"What is the Single Responsibility Principle?"

Coworker: Did the build fail?
Me: Yes. The code coverage dropped from 100% to 99.38%.
Coworker: 100% coverage? Are you kidding me?
Me: Nope.
Coworker: Damn.

Promoting Jobs at My Employer 

It's been a while since i did some shameless promotion stuff. My Employer has tech industry openings. Have a look:

There is a referral program, so if you do apply let me know so I can tell you what name to put in the referred by on the application.

"tech is ethically neutral" is "guns don't kill people" for techbros

Containers get you all the benefits of virtual machines with none of the benefits of virtual machines, and as so are terrible. Change my mind.

Pro-tip, when writing erotic fiction use Visual Studio as your text editor and no one will notice you aren't coding.

1, Decided that I loved someone without expecting anything reciprocal & did it.

2, Realized that I could do that for anyone I wanted & did it.

3, Found out that multiple people actually love me back.

4, Complete & Total Chaos.

5, Learned to talk about it.

... I think I might be poly?

Google and Facebook are to our human rights and to democracy what Philip Morris is to our health and what Exxon Mobil is to the environment. Until we grasp this fundamental truth we haven’t a snowflake’s chance in hell of either effectively regulating them or funding alternatives.

Ok, to be fair, it easier to dance at work at a standing desk.

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