Sorry, bad day. How is everyone?
For fuck sake, we had one today that wanted us to promote a product that clearly was trying to compete with us, just because our blog talks about the subject matter.
Like no shit, this is a company/product blog. idiot.
There is a special hell for the type of people that write in to owners of websites in order to ask if they accepy a "guest post" in which they can spam their own semi-related product.
- often completely unaware of what your website is actually about
- nobody who reads your blog would be interested in the topic
- it's always worded as a great collaboration or opportunity
- it's just an SEO parasite
Really resonating with this article:
"tech brain is a sort of constant willful reductionism: an addiction to easy answers combined with a wholesale cultural resistance to any kind of complexity. most of the time it manifests in ways ranging from the annoying but mostly innocuous […] to the industrywide tendency toward band-aid solutions for everything from faulty code to company culture to society itself)"
Like all of this bullshit has taken the joy out of working for in tech for me.
I'm sure it's also because I'm an anxious introverted sad person but it's like a big cause for depression at the moment.
If I look at job listings nowadays like 90% of them don't come close to what I want out of a job at the moment