This post has been doing the rounds lately. I didn’t pay it much mind, filing it under “at last one developer sees the wrong of his ways.”
I read this, by Cory Doctorow, a few days later. It’s fiction but you betcha something like this will happen. It already may have but if so it has been kept quiet.
Then I found this article on Business Insider.
So yeah, software developers are definitely making the world a worse place and no amount of ethics will fix it. What a developer in the US doesn’t want to do, the company will find someone in Asia or Eastern Europe to write. Market dynamics as applied to ethics.
Source: Richard Wilson: An error occurred while applying security information to
I was locked out of my Pictures folders recently. The commands on the blog worked:
takeown /f G:\folder /r /d y
icacls G:\folder /grant administrators:F /T
Wonder how this is supposed to work now that Microsoft is phasing out cmd over PowerShell.
In addition to doing more to weed out lies and false propaganda, Facebook could tweak its algorithm so that it does less to reinforce users’ existing beliefs, and more to present factual information. This may seem difficult, but perhaps the Silicon Valley billionaires who helped create this problem should take it on before setting out to colonize Mars.
Source: Mark Zuckerberg Is in Denial – The New York Times
El Zuckerberto wants all the money he can have so he can be on the third ship to Mars. The first one made it there, the second one brought all the toys, and the third is for the rich people who want off the planet.
At least on twitter it’s easy to look up and see what the others are talking about, even while mired in abuse.
Last year I turned off all my notifications. I stopped booking meetings. I started living asynchronously.
Source: Live asynchronously.
My job (and that of my coworkers) is being constantly stopped from finishing the task we are working on. I’m told that I’m really, really good at it, but I only got that way by working in the kitchen, where the job is, again, being interrupted.
But the cognitive load is immense, and intense. I often get home feeling more tired from working at the office job for 6 hours than from working in the kitchen for 12 hours.
And no, I don’t get breaks at either job unless it’s slow.
Make the official music video for ‘Running To The Sea’ and get paid $10,000!
Source: Royksopp – Running To The Sea | Genero
You don’t like the winner? Pick another!
Services like Tinder and Hinge are no longer shiny new toys, and some users are starting to find them more frustrating than fun.
Source: The Rise of Dating-App Fatigue – The Atlantic
In my case it’s not app fatigue, it’s more of a life fatigue. My work schedule doesn’t help any, as the kind of gal I like usually has a work schedule that is exactly opposite mine.
It is one of the things that killed my last relationship, after all. The upkeep is just so, so hard.
We are all just drab lumpy root vegetables, jumbled together in a bin with all the other drab lumpy root vegetables, secretly hoping someone will see how very special we are. Ah! THIS potato! I pluck you from the pile of other potatoes, and cherish you for all time.
Source: mimi smartypants – something in the air
She is an angel for explaining to SOME IDIOT BRO what it means.
I’m going to explain the Donald Trump phenomenon in three movies. And then some text.
Source: How Half Of America Lost Its F**king Mind | Cracked.com
You know is bad, really bad when Cracked, out of all sites on the bloody internet, are telling you to sit down, shut up, and read about why people outside of the cities are voting for Trump.