little #introductions post
i'm gaeel, i live in the north of france with my boyfriend and two cats
i like sci-fi, people, and food
i like music that goes hard
i like music that chills me out
i like watching formula one
i like modular synthesisers
i like playing d&d and lancer
mi toki kin toki pona, o kama toki tawa mi, a!
Okay so I got a fixed gear set up on my single speed bike, flip flop wheel in case I want to swap back in a hurry
Went for a little ride round town and it's nice, I got used to braking with my feet quicker than I thought!
Keeping the brakes on because, 1. might as well have brakes, and 2. I'm legally required to have at least a front brake anyway
Going to ride it to work tomorrow, a little worried about a couple downhill sections, but otherwise since the path is mostly safe, I think it'll be fun
media feels, learning about tech (4/4)
It's not that I think obscurity benefits anyone, but in our rush to shine a light on the mechanics of computering, we've completely neglected to engage with the political realities. All of us who let that mechanical excitement fuel our lives become cogs in the accelerating machines of inequity.
First ever two cat hug!
Bounty is a bit rough and tumble, and while Patoune tolerates his presence, she always keeps her distance.
Patoune is particular about physical contact, preferring to be left alone most of the time, and then demanding hugs when she's in the mood.
Bounty is, like, whatever... He'll take hugs when he can get them, and do his thing otherwise.
I finished watching the race and have been chilling on the couch in relative quiet, Bounty sitting on my legs and Patoune at a safe distance by herself. And for the first time ever, Patoune decided she wanted in on a group hug.
I'm playing Caves of Qud. I've not played many rogue likes before, and haven't played one in a while and I'm terrible at this.
I've started a few games already, and have died on every single fight I haven't ran away from.
This time I purchased some shiny armour and a better weapon before heading out. Turns out the currency in this game is fresh water. Shiny armour's not much use when you're dying of thirst in a salt marsh
This post brought to you by the "But it was nice and sunny all week" gang
github copilot / siilly
love this comment on reddit though:
"GitHub Copilot doesn’t actually test the code it suggests, so the code may not even compile or run."
Oh my god, its as competent as a real programmer
github copilot / workers' rights
don't get me wrong, i like my job, and there are a lot of things i enjoy about programming
but most of what i like about my job is that it pays well and i like my project, co-workers and office, and that has little to do with programming
and while i do get to do some fun programmy bits here and there, most of my programming work is glue code, code reviewing, keeping tests up to date, stuff like that. i don't hate it but like, i don't think i'd do these if there wasn't a paycheck and bills to pay
github copilot / workers' rights
people are angry about this thing
is it because programmers are facing the fact that the work they do is just another semi-skilled job and doesn't require the four-dimensional brain and finely-tuned craftsmanship they believe sets them apart from other workers?
there's a huge workers' rights thing to fight for here, and the tech industry's reluctance to unionise is going to cost us a lot, but we really got to stop pretending programming is such a special, amazing thing, it's just a job
fidget toy fidget spinner
if anyone knows where to get decent spinners in europe that have this simple shape, let me know
i've started riding a bike to work, so that's nice