Boomers Fighting Over The Correct Way That The Funny Story Should Be Told To You

Milo Y just got deplatformed at a furry convention, and I figured this would be the appropriate venue to pass my thanks to the furry community

Wired, 1993: Rebels with a Cause - Your Privacy. "On the cover were Eric Hughes, Tim May, John Gilmore, holding up an American flag, faces hidden behind white mask, their PGP fingerprints written on the foreheads. Gilmore even sporting an newly-founded EFF T-shirt. (from Thomas Rid, CS Monitor)"

Wired, 2019: YOU'RE IN PRIVATE MODE. To continue using a private window, sign in or subscribe. The title of the article being denied reads "It's Time to Switch to a Privacy Browser. Ad trackers are out of control".

r: "do you think this cabinet smells?"

me: "yes... i would have thrown away half the items in here, if i were allowed to."

r: "what?! what do you mean?"

me: "like this jar of expired peanut butter..."

r: "oh, you're not allowed to eat that or throw it away."

me: "see?"

The Case for the Unattributed Message 

This is my favourite git commit message I have had to review today: "don't shorten 'cumulative time' to 'cumtime'..."

Eventually this may lead to a career change for me, but for now it's just an experiment. Let me know if you're interested, and we can chat about whether I actually know anything that would be useful to you :)

Why am I doing this? Basically my day job takes place entirely inside a dumb bubble full of a very narrow type of problem, and a narrow type of engineer. I'm bored of working with them, frankly, and I would like to get back to helping more people with more realistic problems.

Ok this is weird, but I want to try a little experiment. If you know me, I'd like to offer you 3 hours of free f2f tutoring/reviewing/help on any software project. I don't know everything, but I'm an experienced coder, and I have some (rusty) teaching experience. Inquire within!

tickles me that sites still use those popups "please disable your ad blocker. we use ads to pay for--"

honey child, i don't care if your blood money feeds orphan moon kittens, it's still unethical

"Heard of a cool tech-bro-weeding interview technique the other day. A male and female engineer conduct the interview session together. If, when the female engineer asks the candidate a question, he directs his answer to the male engineer,then he's out.They said it happens a lot"

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