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Just to be 100% clear: "Full Stack" is bullshit. It means you're looking to pay someone once for two jobs, and/or it means you want someone mediocre at both. Back end and front end are very different types of skills, and it's damned near impossible to specialize in both while staying current on new developments. If someone _can_ do it, you should be paying them well north of 200.

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If you don't provide an rss feed, you're not a news site, you're an advertising site.

“I’ve thrown my share of mutagens into the memepool.”

I might have to go back to write-only on twitter.

“It was much better to imagine men in some smoky room somewhere, made mad and cynical by privilege and power, plotting over the brandy. You had to cling to this sort of image, because if you didn’t then you might have to face the fact that bad things happened because ordinary people, the kind who brushed the dog and told their children bedtime stories, were capable of then going out and doing horrible things to other ordinary people.”

"Archaeology of Intent". Why did I fix it this way instead of this other way? Because I didn't want to figure out what the original intention was, I just wanted to fix the immediate bug. Because I strongly suspect I'll be revisiting this file in the next few weeks and rewriting it completely.

Hey, Amazon: You're sending ads for a service _I already use_ to the email under which I am registered on that service. You keep doing it, you've been doing it for months. WTAF. I understand you _bought_ them, but FFS, integrate your marketing databases.

Major downside to making a perfect bowl of ramen: I finish it and immediately want to go make another.

[glares at the bathroom scale]

I dropped my glass tea bowl while washing it. ::(

"I've sunk so much money into Star Citizen, I should play it more often." [scrolls thru tiktok/reads a book/plays Castle Story/writes code]


I haven’t opened TikTok all day. And now I’m going to sleep.

Set up a spare rpi with some spare speakers, put a tiny cgi script and some wav files on it, and...

Asking for a mentee: Can anybody recommend a "build your own computer" kit? The low-level, learn-how-computers-work kind; preferably geared towards adults.

Switched back to a Dexcom today. Ooh, apple watch complications, yay... oh, except their complication doesn't work with _ANY_ of the faces I use. Lazy fucking programmers.

I guess I should say it explicitly for my own future information: today was the day I dropped “Geek Factotum” from my bio, after more than two decades. Mostly so I could make room in the short version for pronouns; partly because nobody knows what a factotum is.

I also upgraded “web developer” to “software architect”. Kept “server farmer”.

[gets comfy in bed] [realizes phone isn’t on bedside charger] [starts to get out of bed] [realizes phone is, in fact, in hand]

Yup. How’s YOUR week going?

I mean, really, does anybody even know what 'factotum' means anymore?

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