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I feel like an important inflection point in tech is realizing "users are stupid" is actually "management, clients, developers, or designers did not carefully consider this feature and how it would be used in the real world, and people are just doing their best"

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friends repeatedly saying you you're a good puppy to cause a buffer overflow so they can write over that terrible thing in your brain telling you otherwise

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this can cause unintended behaviors when this memory address is accessed, such as blushing, wagging, keysmashing, or awrawrawring

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Look, I've been out of work for several weeks now; I need an outlet to holler about usability and cognetics since I'm not getting paid to do it right now, dammit!

"Sorry boss, I'm having trouble working because the movie industry compromised the ergonomics of my hardware."

When will we collectively decide that sacrificing vertical screen real estate to make displays accommodate video playback first and foremost was a terrible mistake?

Give me back 4:3, dammit!

This mixed with dreams of being able to [actually afford and] use a Polyend Tracker with genMDM is super appealing and incredibly hecking nerdy, so basically 1000% on brand for me

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Hm, I wonder if I could use a Game Genie to change the starting instrument on genMDM…

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found sounds

just plucking them out of thin air

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you can sample the fuckin' RADIO from the DEVICE ITSELF and instantly use it for sampling or wave tables and I LOVE IT

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There's some crazy internal US politics right now that threatens #OpenTechFund, who funded #LetsEncrypt, #CertBot, @torproject , #NoScript, TLS ESNI/ECH, #DNSPrivacyProj, #ReproducibleBuilds, #Wireguard, #DeltaChat, #OpenKeychain, #pypi, @guardianproject , @signalapp , and more. Looks like a couple proprietary software companies are trying to take over this #FreeSoftware money. Please sign on to the campaign to try to stop it:

Alternatively: accepting help from people who know the data industry better than me, lowly ad hoc data tooling builder and database designer who worked for a nonprofit that had no fellow developers that needs a job badly.

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Question for data industry folks:

Would you say that extracting data from two separate SQL databases, processing and joining them, and manually having to load the resulting CSV specifically crafted for seamless upload to another system would fly as ETL for an interview?

Or does this shit have to be from wilder data sources or automated top to bottom to qualify? Trying to figure out what terminology I can use on my resume to Get Attention.

(-/~) Work 

On Friday, my position was dissolved and I was terminated. It wasn't much of a surprise, since most of my team was terminated earlier.

Even though I'm out of a job and I'm worried about finding something in this economy, I have to say, a cloud of ever-present anxiety has been lifted from me. So I'm enjoying this feeling while I can. But it looks like my new 9–5 is job hunting.

you want to import a few types and operators unqualified and leave everything else qualified?

that'll be two imports, please

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y'know, I was confused at unqualified imports and exposing everything being the defaults in Haskell modules, but now that I'm actually using it?

screaming internally

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Good evening…or morning…something…

I can't sleep, so I'm writing my first Haskell program. You know, as one does.

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Fedi usage PSA 

Don't. Use. Link. Shorteners.

Every link you post that's longer than 23 characters is treated as though it's 23 characters long.

Link shorteners do *nothing* except

1. Allow for folks to be tracked and their IP's exposed in some cases.
2. Obscure what you're linking and cause people not to trust that you're not going to link them something malicious.

Stop using them.

@subnet Hey there! 👋 Thanks for the follow!

Also, as a fellow system with a nerd for a primary, y'all's display name is *chef kiss*

Oh. SSIS and SSRS is just an enterprise-y version of the stuff I've been doing and creating by hand for years now. I wonder how much weight those will have in meeting SSIS/SSRS job requirements?

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(-) Work 

Cool, so the new CEO at work fired a TON of the long-time senior staff that actually made things go at my work. Two-thirds of Communications and Digital Strategy has been demolished, and we were already greatly understaffed. Same strategy as I've heard about at tech companies. My boss is gone and I'm likely going to be forced to work under someone I absolutely despise. And who knows what other work is going to be piled on to me.

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