@ljwrites software and video game cultures are sorta pushing me out of being a software engineer.
I’ve been less and less into computing as time goes on, I think the culture is not great and I sorta just see foss as a way for corporations to exploit free labor.
Idk I loved programming since I was a kid but I think these problems that you’re speaking of are getting worse, and it’s making me disinterested in continuing on in the scene, both for fun and professionally.
@stitchandsew @ljwrites I dedicated so much time to programming since I was a kid. But I went into theatre, where I could do technical/engineering as well as creative work, and I'm so glad. It's work that is meaningful to me and others, and I *can't* significantly contribute to oppressive systems. The friends I had who went into tech kinda lost their souls.