Feb 24

Soul Stare

Whats one compliment you got that you remember till this day?

A very close friend of mine in high school told me that I could see everything about her so clearly that it was like my eyes were burning through right to her very soul.

She intended this as a compliment (despite how it sounds) but also said it was incredibly intense for someone to be able to do that. But I’d known her since kindergarten. I’d witnessed every step of her metamorphosis from an awkward, gawky shy isolato with a dead mom to a charismatic, extroverted and talented young woman. I’m not glad I grew up where I did, but I am glad I got to see that.

Feb 24

Roombad

Am I allowed to be resentful of my guarded, introverted roommate?

This is why I make — for most people — a bad roommate. I don’t want to tell you about my life and don’t want to know about yours. I don’t want to do things together and don’t care what you’re doing (as long as you aren’t being noisy). I am just not naturally friendly and don’t want to be involved in most people’s lives.

The woman who wrote this sounds like a typical extrovert right clown who thinks others owe them time and attention. We do fucking not. Get over it.

Feb 23

Formaska

I’ve noticed that even people who swore to mask “forever” aren’t doing that. The crazy done wore off a bit.

Feb 22

Agedness

Other than female intrasexual competition (a big part of it), I think a lot of insane “any age gap is evil” crapola you see around is due to the fact that younger millennials and Gen Z really do have different mental ages than older people and generations at the same chronological age.

I saw two places today asserting that 25-year-old women were just “babies” and implying they could not consent to anything. So very fucking oddball.

Anyway, back to my main point. Just observing the behavior and life knowledge of a lot of Gen Z and younger millennial people, many of them truly do seem to be at 25-30 where my generation was mentally at 9-11 years old. That is not all their fault — part of it is due to pervasive helicopter and snowplow parenting, as well as being stunted by social media and excessive internet reliance.

So, all the “Any age gap is rape*” stuff is related to the fact that a Gen Z 26-year-old is about at the same level of maturity as an 11-year-old in 1987 (a Gen X-er). It makes more sense when you think about it in those terms. And I can actually see where they are coming from because too many Gen Z-ers truly are very far behind the maturity of other generations at the same calendar age.

*Somehow, they believe this even if it’s a platonic friendship.

Feb 22

Wonton

Why are people so quick to label a healthy lifestyle as ‘disordered’ nowadays?

Not sure that veganism is healthy. That said, this inversion of sense has occurred because Fat Acceptance combined with food company propaganda and funding has won the day. Now, refusing to eat like an asshole so that you can avoid coming down with T2 diabetes by 35 is termed an “eating disorder.” Not snarfing three Big Macs per meal means (according to the FA nutters) that you’ll go into “starvation mode” and immediately, magically, unavoidably gain 100 pounds.

Part of it is also, of course, Tall Poppy Syndrome. Anyone who can’t muscle lard an elephant off the sumo mat must be brought down a notch. It’s an unbecoming combination of envy and jealousy that emerges when someone improves themselves. A lot of people then feel it’s their bound duty to take you down a notch.

When you are surrounded by food corp propaganda and people believing things as risible as the Fat Acceptance hogwash (and people who eat hog slop and call it “food”), not being a propaganda victim makes you anomalous. But I’ll go on ahead and continue my “disordered” lifestyle and somehow, mysteriously, I won’t lose my feet to diabetes at 50 and will be fitter than most 25-year-olds then too.

And y’all can do whatever stupid shit you’re gonna do anyway.

Feb 21

Pan

This is indeed sad.

I am shocked at how much things have changed in just a few years. When it comes to data center, networking, pretty much anything you can think of, the developers won. I personally don’t think it’s the panacea that everyone else seems to, but the writing is on the wall. There is no such thing anymore as a storage guy, a network guy, a systems guy, a voice guy, a wireless guy – things like wireless, Systems administration, much of cyber have been commoditized, and everything else is a glorified development position now.

Turning everyone into a developer is a fucking terrible idea. But he’s right — the developers have won. Even though those developers most often have not the first fucking clue how anything works. It’s comical. “Oh, I’ll just spin up a thousand VMs because I don’t feel like optimizing my code. It’s an infrastructure issue.” Then they get the $200,000 AWS bill and wonder why it costs so much.

Then someone who actually knows anything about anything (me) will both have to troubleshoot their terrible code and fix their infrastructure fuck-ups. IT got a whole lot worse when developers achieved dominance. They are both clueless and arrogant (in general) — a terrible combination.