Microsoft BUILD 

ML fever is I suppose one reason I feel burnt out by the current software industry. All this spending on it, all these job description, and I just absolutely don’t find it exciting or that good of a use of time/resources versus outcomes to date.

I’m even working on/with more of it than I would like and am something of a local expert on aspects of running it. Woo, wasting my time on crap! (Can you tell I’m burnt out?)

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Microsoft BUILD 

Ah yes today is the keynote where I have to work very hard against my ML cynicism to keep my eyes from rolling all the way out of my head by the end of this crap

(It’s crap. It’s a circle jerk of bad feedback cycles masturbating bad feedback cycles. Such crap, wow. Look at all these cute demos people got the crap to do that will never work properly in the real world. Ooh, aah, sparkly demo crap. 🙄🙄🙄)

USPOL 

“Originalists”: The right to privacy doesn’t exist in the Constitution.

Originalist ignores the 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 7th, 9th, 14th, …amendments

Me: 🙄

Also, Originalists: The “well regulated militia” clause in the 2nd amendment doesn’t mean anything

Me: 🤦

Originalists are morons

Food 

Elote covered in crushed Flaming Hot Cheetos (Paired with Akasha/Shipping Port collab Victoria, a Mexican style lager with Arbol pepper)

Azure DevOps 

Them, ignorant: Microsoft kills products just as often and easily as Google, Dude

*Me pointing at the walking zombie of Azure DevOps, with the Grim Reaper behind it checking their watch. It’s been 84 years.*

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Azure DevOps 

Damn it, Microsoft: just announce the DevOps shutdown already! It’s clear all the investment is in GitHub and since bharry retired the TFS org is basically dead/zombie and moving SO slowly.

All of this “both products have strong Roadmaps” shit is hilarious and sad (the current DevOps roadmap isn’t a roadmap, it’s barely a “maintenance goals”). Just stop stringing devs along, please. Rip the bandaid off, give us a real “Yes, it’s best to migrate to GitHub if you can”

Disaster B-Movie 

A dream about a flooding/flooded city. Ways you could tell it was a bad Syfy esque B-Movie:

- Physics defying surfing
- Badly over-dubbed
- A character named Scorpion with a face tattoo of a Scorpion whose only line was “I fucking love this job” about a task that was not actually a job and overdubbed to “I hella love this job”

Subtooting a big company’s interview process 

Everything is Terrible, and I’m an utter fool for trying, is how I feel right now

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Subtooting a big company’s interview process 

Technical interviews *aren’t* actually about “Are you a good/ethical/professional software developer?” They are bad conformity tests!

They don’t actually want the “why” questions that make good software. Why are we reinventing this library function for the umpteenth time? Is it a good use of time/resources? Why does your interview tool look like a sketchy phishing website?

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Subtooting a big company’s interview process 

It will mark me as a non-conforming individual who “can’t follow simple instructions” (yeah, that’s how phishing works more often than not! Just follow the simple instructions!)

No one wants the nerd who paid attention to security trainings and has reason to be paranoid.

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Subtooting a big company’s interview process 

I’d like to think this shows that I’m a great software developer that I can’t shut this shit off if I wanted to. I tried to be a lot kinder in my feedback than “If this was my app I’d be embarrassed by this problems, because it means that I’m not doing my job right if they exist in my app.” But that’s the crux of this.

But I have no illusions it will win me brownie points, I expect it will piss someone off if they engage with it at all.

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Subtooting a big company’s interview process 

I sent out a couple resumes on Friday. One responded back quickly with an entirely automated next step with a lengthy bit of upfront manual work on my part. (Because why value *the candidate’s* time/labor? I’m digressing…)

I sat down to do that this afternoon and instead the process triggered phishing security warnings/red flags in my anxiety brain by failing basic security hygiene. So instead i spent hours writing feedback on that.

Anxiety dreams 

Dreamt I started a new job in an okay not great new cubicle. Then I was further downgraded to hoteling in the break room. (In a giant building full of empty space. I’d pass the cubicle and no one was reassigned there.)

Other sub plots included uncertainty who my manager was and forced “lice shampoo” from some sort of bio-contagion task force.

I finished the main campaign in Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands.

(Makes it the first BL series main story I’ve completed.)

I enjoyed the new Chip & Dale: Rescue Rangers sequel to Roger Rabbit (and Bonkers).

A lot of the jokes seemed just for me, and I appreciate that I was squarely the target demo.

Though I’m probably less likely to appreciate the fact that the Rescue Rangers theme is just going to be stuck in my head for weeks now (again, it’s been a few years).

Strange New World 

After the recent discussion about Lower Decks jokes about Spock’s sens-ORS pronunciation, I’m cracking up that Ethan Peck pulled off a very natural rec-ORDS just here. I wouldn’t have heard it without the sens-ORS jokes, but I guess this is how we know it’s a great Spock performance. 😹

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Strange New World 

Three episodes in that bass drop after Pike’s version of The Mission Statement in the intro still catches me by surprise and makes me happy.

❌ Skip Intro button

✅ Repeat Intro button

✅ Ship porn :1701d:

KYPOL 

I may have to find a third party candidate for Mayor though, maybe even to campaign for, because I’m still upset at the racist bait “the police in this city are fine and just need to be stronger” ads. Long game or not to win in the General Election that shit is gross, and I don’t like it. I’m not going to be bullied by “what if the Republican wins?” into a party vote if BOTH candidates are Blue Lives Matter. That’s a big issue in the city right now.

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KYPOL 

To be fair if Blandy McGravyface can actually defeat Rand Paul because he’s rich boring white guy, that’s probably still a huge, huge improvement over that dipshit Fountainhead-named Failed Dentist who never even lived in the state for State Fucking Senator that I will accept it.

(I’m too cynical right now to think it will work and at least more interesting opposition would have made the coming Fall hellscape of ads more interesting.)

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KYPOL 

Only just now glanced at the results of Tuesdays primary and wow, the big money folks won like the straw polls suggested.

I’m glad I voted against the moneyed interests and I’m sad how many takes in the local Democrat party were “good thing the boring white guys with expensive and awful ads won because that’s all Republicans will vote for in this city/state” 😖🙄

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