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.

Just a regular reminder that "punishable by fine" means "legal for rich people."

Me when I find out the test automation build hasn't built successfully in 4 months.

@zangetsu_MG Indeed! Especially w/sites like Instagram, can fall into a trap of only seeing the (often very "staged") snapshot of a single moment, think that other people have such amazing relationships, jobs, lives... but we don't see the backstory, nor the aftermath.

Another thing I think contributes a lot, though, is tendency on social media to get caught up in "outrage," calling people out for things, getting fired up... always looking for a way to feel better-than. Not good for us, either.

It's devastatingly easy these days to have no idea what someone else is going through. tends to hide a lot more than it reveals; even with those closest to us, we often in ways that strip away the nuances, the subtle gestures, even the voice itself.

The programming language I know is the best language out there 😂 😂

Siri kept calling me Shirley and I was getting really annoyed until I realized that I left my phone in Airplane mode.

Let me just log into this machine with its OS on a conventional hard drive and just do a quick update...

have you noticed that many Android apps that use location no longer accept GPS only? They want the Google location data based on cellular, and WiFi networks too now.

That's sort of ridiculous for most applications where within a few hundred feet is good enough.

I'm starting to think Chain of Responsibility is actually an Anti-Pattern.

Any suggestions for what to do this weekend in the Manchester-Liverpool area?

Code that throws a new exception from inside an exception handler, and doesn't set the inner exception object on the new exception makes me unhappy.

Summarized Email Exchange:

QA: What special characters should it display? I've already checked the usual punctuation.

PM: If we can get French accent marks that would be good.

ME: We built the system to be Unicode from end to end. It should be able to display L͌ͮ̑͑ͥ͊̂͏͚͚̩̖̦̣ͅo̷̳͉̣̻̥̟̦̘̓̈̌̔ř̬͔̰̭̱̳̪͓́ḑ̛̱̜̹͊ͪ̿̎͋͂̚͜ ͕̼ͣ̇͌ͣ̊̂ͨͥ͝C̢̘̱͉̻͇̟͋̒͂͟ͅͅt͚̜̙̗͇̱̊̒ͮ̇͛̚͞h͍̳̠͖̹̥̪͆ͬͣ̓ͭú̥͔̺͖̱͇̺̔͐̆̈́͝l̟̥̻̽̓ͮ͋̊̍̃͐͋͟h̶̥͎ͭ̍ͥ͊͒ͦu̷̧̖̭̱͛̏ͦͅ's name.

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