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    I was the shadow of the waxwing slain

    By the false azure in the windowpane;

    I was the smudge of ashen fluff—and I

    Lived on, flew on, in the reflected sky.

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A USEFUL TREATISE ON POLEARMS killed me. Sent that to my DM, shared a hearty laugh - thanks mk :)

kingmudsy  ·  9 hours ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Testing 1 2

Welcome! I use Hubski for much the same reason. I get tired of the orthogonal patterns of thought I use to program, and I like to break up those long stretches of functional programming with some of the more abstract articles that get posted.

Make yourself at home, and feel free to post something to this week's Pubski thread if you feel like sharing!

kingmudsy  ·  9 hours ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski Craft Fair v2.75 - February 20, 2020

Dropping a link to this poem that ooli wrote, since I love it and I'd love to see more poetry on Hubski in general :)

kingmudsy  ·  9 hours ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Library of Babel - Why Hexagons?

Wow, thank you for sharing! I love what you've written, and I'm really glad that my post inspired you :)

kingmudsy  ·  9 hours ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: February 19, 2020

Fuck yes he did!

kingmudsy  ·  1 day ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: February 19, 2020

Damn, that's a gorgeous tattoo. The linework, coloring, and shading are all solid. Looks awesome, man :)

"Why would I leave the pot? I heard there are shares of TSLA at the bottom!"

You know that whole aphorism about frogs sitting happily in boiling water because it was heated slowly enough? The impeachment acquittal was a roiling boil. This feels like the pot boiling over.

The thing about that aphorism is that it's 100% fucking false. The frogs leave the water when it gets hotter than they can stomach. Are we dumber than frogs?

kingmudsy  ·  1 day ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Lambda School’s Misleading Promises

Lower risk? You're paying up to $30k for 9 months of instruction and virtually no networking/industry experience, and the barest-bones "You might be able to get a job in a stack you're already familiar with" curriculum in the best case, but by all accounts Lambda's curriculum seems to lack any sense of coherence.

$30k is a degree (or at least a very good portion of a degree) from a decent state school that has gateways to internships, the chance to work in a group setting, exposure to many different programming languages, the opportunity to enter academia, and networking opportunities with your fellow students, bosses from summer internships, and your professors / TAs. Not to mention a grasp of the underlying concepts that make computers and the programming languages we use to interface with them actually work, and a cross-discipline credit requirements that can be used to bolster this knowledge with statistics, linear algebra, calculus, business classes, whatever you want.

Lambda school absolutely has less up-front investment, but I wouldn't consider it low-risk at all. They make the entry ramp tantalizing and dress it up with promises of a brighter future, but the actual value of this program is so dubious that any risk assessment pulled out to a longer scale makes me want to scream "BULLSHIT" at Allred and his empire of false promises.

I'd read an article with a more concrete list of grievances if this seems low-risk:

    The complaints about Lambda’s curriculum extend beyond the UX cohort. An anonymous student in the Web20 class says her team lead — the person she was supposed to turn to for questions about the course content — was unable to provide answers to even basic technical problems. Once, a student asked about the difference between JavaScript array methods, like push versus concat or forEach versus map, the team lead said they were interchangeable. (They are not.)

    As a result, students fell behind. “Lambda is pushing students through who should not be continuing,” she says. “I would have teammates who could not code really basic things.”

    The Verge had an outside engineering expert, Ben Sandofsky, review Lambda’s iOS curriculum and give feedback on the overall quality. Sandofsky, who has 16 years of programming experience and previously worked as a mobile engineer at Twitter before starting the popular iPhone camera app Halide, says the program doesn’t prepare people to pass even a first-round tech interview. “After looking through Lambda School’s curriculum, I’d say students are going to struggle with very basic questions you’ll get on first phone screens,” he explains.


    Sandofsky also looked at Lambda student projects on GitHub and was shocked at the basic errors students were making. “Out of ten student projects available, five should have failed,” he says. “It appears that they all passed. I reached out to one of the students who made a mistake to ask if he ever received feedback, and he said he had not.”


    It echoes the response that Lambda’s former head of career services, who asked to remain anonymous for fear of retaliation, got when she tried to start a diversity initiative at the school. “I would hear that I was being a ‘bulldog’ and ‘feisty Latina.'”

    Finally, when she was five months pregnant, Lambda told her that she hadn’t lived up to their expectations and they were going to fire her. “I was like, ‘you didn’t send me any documentation,’” she says. This ultimately got them to reverse the decision. Shortly afterward, she decided to quit anyway. “They’re only hurting people who are already basically exploited,” she says.

kingmudsy  ·  1 day ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Death to Baby Nut

oh fuck, you weren't joking

kingmudsy  ·  1 day ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski Craft Fair v2.5 - February 14, 2020

For sure, I'll update it when the next one goes up!

kingmudsy  ·  1 day ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: February 19, 2020

I want nothing more than to see Bloomberg get absolutely fucking bodied out there. The guy deserves to get annihilated, eviscerated, gutted, vivisected. Put his oily biomechanical heart up on the pulpit with 'WE STOP WHITES FAR TOO OFTEN AND MINORITIES FAR TOO LITTLE' writ large above it. Force-feed him his own detestable ideology until he fucking suffocates from the weight of his ideological gluttony.

Borrowing this command from the interminable legacy of stone-cold killer Giles Corey, "MORE WEIGHT."

We already had one racist billionaire buy an election, ffs.

kingmudsy  ·  1 day ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Catholic Church Not About To Be Out-Molested By Goddamn Boy Scouts

As an eagle scout and ex-catholic, this one earned a savory mf chuckle

kingmudsy  ·  1 day ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Java vs Python: Which One is Better for Future?

Yo, welcome to Hubski!

kingmudsy  ·  2 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Library of Babel - Why Hexagons?

Oh, they're totally overanalyzing. I think it's interesting as a justification for building the library of Babel, and I love the thought that went into this weird, useless thing that they've created for no purpose other than the reasons they claim (And as a tribute to Borges, obviously).

The explanations feel as intrinsically useless as the tool itself to me. But they exist nevertheless - someone created them as a weird epistemological exercise of computational "Because I can" and a defiant "What if we did?" I love that.

Anyway. Here's your comment, dug up lovingly from the library:


Here's mine, for the hell of it: