Boss: I'm going to heavily focus on patient X when presenting our case.
Me: No, don't do that, they're not going to care about X because foo. Focus on Y, Z, M, or A instead.
Boss, during the conference call: X X X.
Them: That's not relevant because foo. Are you sure yinz know what you're talking about?
It's so great to have a boss who listens when I talk and ackowledges my expertise.
It's always fun when one bug report uncovers three different bugs in two pieces of software.
(On a related note, if you have any questions about DMARC feel free to ask me.)
Every once in a while I'm reminded that I'm one of the top experts in the world in specific subject areas, and it really weirds me out. Like, I remember a time before I understood these things at all, and yet here we are now.
I think there's a useful distinction between the transphobic feminist whose transphobia is an unaware reflection of the dominant culture and the TERF whose transphobia arises from a coherent philosophical construction of feminism that is aligned with radical feminisim. Using TERF for both (or going further and using radfem in place of TERF) diminishes the communication content of the term.
(I mean, they can all fuck off, but there's no need to cede linguistic territory to them.)
I reminded the security team about a bad decision they made last year and now they want to have a meeting to "sync up". That doesn't at all sound like a bunch of work is about to land on my plate.
2018-09-02: Relative that I barely know adds me on Facebook.
2018-09-09: Racist post about Nike.
Welp, goodbye. And good riddance.
$ curl parrot.live
I can't tell if I'm delighted or horrified. Probably both.
(cw flashing/quick animation)
Documentation: "This API is unstable, internal, and undocumented. You can use it, but you shouldn't."
Far too many people: "I've been trying to figure out how to use the API for the past seven days and haven't made any progress. Why isn't it documented better?"
It would be Really Nice if the HR system would update and show the raise I was told I would be receiving so my brain would shut up about it.
"I have asked A and B to lead an effort supported by everyone in the organization to ensure that we have robust, consistent, and agile service and change management framework in place."
Mmm, agile. Taste the bullshit.
Unfriendly reminder: I've read 204 books so far this year. This may explain why I don't have any friends.
Sometimes you have to pull out the creepy tarot cards.
"If I dropped this beer bottle it might break," is a different sort of intrusive thought than the usual fiery car crash.
"I don't care about you enough to be offended by your actions" is probably not the most politic thing I could say.
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In other news, a coworker noticed that one of our automatically generated server names was "lesbian-unicorn". He asked in our team meeting whether it was possible to modify the name generation to avoid offensive names.
I explained that it was easy to modify the input files, but we weren't going to do that because lesbian is not an offensive word.
#PokemonGo will now sometimes tell you "This name contains inappropriate text" when you are renaming a mon.
Interestingly, I discovered this while trying to name one "Virginia", which is incredibly foul. "Vaginia", "Fuccboi", "Fukc My Azz", and "Belgium" are all fine, however.
Roll them bones.
he or they. queer. i know why your email is broken.
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