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psudo  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: No Time to Be Nice at Work

Yeah, it wasn't until this Planet Money piece came out that I realized that trucking is really that common. I can't help but wonder if everything targets office work as what the average job looks like thanks to that being what the media portrays it as. Which then begs the question of why that's the case. I have some ideas as to why that could be, but over all I think it's a very interesting question.

Honestly, going for all three days were exhausting. Maybe in a few years I'll see you in Seattle, it's high on my list for where I want to move once I'm ready for a new job.

I was there for most of all three days, mostly staying at the Red/Green stages, except for Sleater-Kinney, as we were feeling kinda sick. We got home in time to catch the live stream and it was really well done, we might just do that next year for the acts that we want to see next year. The highlight for me was Run the Jewels, though. They put on a great show and got everyone who did a guest spot on their album to come out and perform it live. It was probably the most fun I've had at a concert.

I've encountered that some, it's generally when hubski is under heavy load and a refresh generally fixes it. That link loaded fine for me on mobile.

Nice. I went to Pitchfork last weekend and am only now feeling recovered. It was a lot of fun, but I doubt I'll ever do it again.

Yeah, that's some bs. I was planning on upgrading right away, but if they're bundling bloat with the actual operating system I'm not touching it.

I've honestly never encountered it, though I've heard it happens. I'm sure if I was having issues finding the music I wanted to listen to I'd be pretty quick to ditch it.

Mind telling me who they didn't have?

Certainly, though at this point you're probably better informed on it that I am, as I thought the dust had pretty much settled, and like most internet scandals nothing really happened.

And honestly, the fact that I'm coming down on the anti-GG side is surprising, as I don't like the vast majority of their large figureheads. I don't doubt that both sides are doing unethical things and that GG thinks they're protecting gaming, but in the end they're being misogynistic and doing everything right to make sure that gaming stays a small, socially unacceptable niche interest. As far as misbehaving gos on the anti-GG side of things, the fact that doxxing is common as is poorly thought out arguments shouldn't really be a surprise, given the following that Sarkeesian and others draw, aka the Tumblr feminists. These are the people that make SJW a slur and just generally make an ass out of themselves and any movement they think they're trying to help.

So I guess why I'm more pro anti-GG instead of sticking to the GG gamer side is as follows:

  A) Their stated cause is BS. There isn't really this vast conspiracy of buying off video game journalists and the fact that they still claim it's an ethics fight just shows that it's an excuse at this point.

  B) While I think a lot of the complaints about sexism in video games is fairly shallow and especially in Sarkeesian's case is finding evidence to fit a hypothesis there is rampant misogyny in and around video games. Things have definitely come a long way, but there is still a massive amount of work that needs to be done. This goes double for the communities. It's an unfortunate fact that the female portion of gamers is a much smaller percentage of total gamers, but they're very often the most likely to receive both "negative" harassment (what you normally think of) and "positive" harassment ("ZOMG you're a girl?! Wanna go out?! I didn't think girls exist on the internet!" and that sort of thing).
So both sides are filled with horrible people that I don't like, but one is effectively a fight for greater egalitarianism in games, while the other is a fight for the status quo.
psudo  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: What are you working on today?

Can you expand on what you're actually trying to do? I'm having trouble parsing your first sentence.

As far as switching to Python, I know one of my old professors working on big data stuff really liked it, so there's at least that endorsement. Unfortunately I can give more than that. I like my languages statically typed.

psudo  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: What are you working on today?

It was built in-house, so I can't actually name it, but it's essentially a layer that exposes some Java methods, while leaving what actual network protocol to be used up to the infrastructure/sysops teams. I'm pretty much just pulling levers in Java to make it jump through my hoops. A step up from CORBA, but like all new things it's having trouble gaining traction.

This looks interesting! I'm about to clock out, but I'll try to remember to take a closer look once I'm home.

psudo  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: What are you working on today?

Yeah, the joint ownership was what I was trying to get across. And setting up a simple proxy that logs who does what shouldn't be too hard, that way you don't have to add hooks to what's already there and can have it all in a central place.

And nightly backups of the server shouldn't be too much of a pain and that way even if a troll does muck things up your students only lost a few hours of work.

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