Jul 09

Intern Out For What

I do meet these requirements and I’ve been in IT for nearly 20 years — and it took me that entire time to do so.

No one at the intern level will (or should) even have 1/20 of this.

Jul 09

Ex Ex

Tech bro beta test results in security incident.

Jul 09

Down With The Real Sickness

This is one of the reasons I don’t understand most liberals. Most people in general are terrible at risk analysis, so this isn’t unique to libs, but they seem particularly bad at it.

If you’re healthy, young-ish, you have no symptoms, and no one you know is sick or has been sick, the risk of contracting/spreading Covid-19 is small, and the risk of the worst of the sickness is also small.

Thus, hanging out with someone one-on-one is a prety fucking low-risk. Especially balanced against the risk of psychological harm and trauma from isolation. Also, we know that most people contract the virus in close-quarters superspreader events indoors in poorly-ventilated areas.

So, as usual, liberals with their deontological orientation worry about the wrong things.

If you meet a friend in a well-ventilated area, where both of you have no symptoms, and haven’t been around anyone who has been sick, and outdoors, not around lots of other people, your chances of contracting anything are vanishingly small. Probably around a 0.001% chance or so. Maybe less. And far less if you both wear masks (I think this is unnecessary outdoors).

But no! Libs have to show their moral rectitude at all times, like some 16th-Century Puritan.

Jul 09

What Cancel Culture Really Is

Absurdly moronic take that misundestands what is happening completely.

“Cancel culture” has nothing at all to do with the most powerful, but rather with skirmishes over disappearing good jobs. The goal of it is to knock the most capable and/or the most vulnerable out of the roles that the cancelers covet. There really isn’t any other way to explain what is going on without this framework being applied.

Jul 09

Predactyl

It’s still exceedingly strange to me that when the predicted and predictable occurs, so many people squirm forth to say, “Oh, no one could have possibly known.”

Jul 02

Living With It

Well, no.

Covid-19 is more lethal than the flu, but we live with 20,000+ deaths from that every year in the US alone. And we’ve lived for years with a medical system that kills 40,000+ a year more than it would if we had a better system. And we’ve lived with 50,000 opioid deaths every year for a long time now and done little to nothing about that.

So what she said is prima facie incorrect. However, we should’ve done more about Covid-19 and we didn’t. Now, in many ways, it’s too late. I suspect that “living with it” is what we’ll do mostly in the US, as devastating as that will be socially and economically.

Unless, that is, there is a vaccine.

Jul 01

Parroty of Itself

Not only is it real, I watched this episode when it first aired — because my dad loved the show. Even I thought it was absolutely absurd at the time, and I was seven years old.

So that tells you just how terrible it is.

Jul 01

To This Day

To this day, only around 10% of the Firefox extensions that I formerly used function. There are no replacements.

That means for me, the browser is about 90% less functional than it was three years ago. There are so many, many things that I can’t do now and what I can do takes 2-10x as much time.

Why did we have to design everything for fucking morons? Firefox’s motto should be, “Designed by fucking morons for fucking morons.”