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June 1st, 2017

tielan: (AVG - agents)
Thursday, June 1st, 2017 09:10 am
"This field is wrong."

"This data is incorrect."

"This program doesn't do what it's supposed to do."

When you bring something to a programmer, you gotta get specific. "Wrong" or "incorrect" can mean a lot of things, from 'it's not the output I expected' to 'it's not the output that is appropriate to this field/document/project' to 'this data and field should not even exist it is a blight upon all things organised'.


Also in the category of Wrongness Upon Wrongness:

"Too many email? Get notifications on your phone!"

So you can notify me all the time, day and night, wherever I am with my phone (which is rather more places than I go with my computer)? Uh. NO, THANK YOU.


These aren't gripes about the place I'm working, per se. They're just the general frustrations of being a coder in a world full of system analysts...
tielan: (AVG - agents)
Thursday, June 1st, 2017 11:58 am
The original link is here: Basic Income Could Transform Society.

There's a discussion about it on FFA. The conversation threads go in all directions, although the ones that I enjoy reading about are the ones that examine not the economic success/failure of the concept, but the reactions to the concept - their own, the other anons', political groups/societies - and what it says about their own preconceptions, presumptions, and prejudices.

For me, I think, one of the key points is not "does it work?" but "why do so many people want it to fail/rejoice in the idea that it might fail/refuse to even contemplate tests to see if it works?"
tielan: Wonder Woman (WW - bracelets)
Thursday, June 1st, 2017 09:23 pm
Wonder Woman movie was many shades of excellent. A++ would go again.


eta: I won't be spoiling in the comments, and I'll ask other people not to spoil the movie either, pls.
tielan: Wonder Woman (WW - leap)
Thursday, June 1st, 2017 11:35 pm
quick ramble 'cos it's 11:30pm and I have to get up at 6am to pick up the parentals from the airport tomorrow: SPOILERS )

There's a lot more in here, but I'm tired and I really need to go to bed. UGH. Sleep is clearly something that I am never going to get again around here..