me: "maybe I should try to take a break from alcohol for a few weeks, I'm worried about what it's doing to my brain"

my brain: "I think we both know what's going to happen with that idea"

tmw you realize that you've become good at spelling the word "bureaucratic" without having to look it up... this is not a good thing. >.>

it's becoming increasingly a stretch to call this "winter" anymore. We might have to face facts.

At an all-day conference with my boss. He spent most of the afternoon slowly eating my bag of potato chips because he didn't realize that his chips were hidden behind his laptop.

"and thou shalt know thine true bureaucratic enemy, for they shall spell 'HIPAA' correctly and not believe the US health privacy law to be 'HIPPA' as the layman oft does"

i suspect 80% of my entire career's accomplishments could have been done instead by a shell script that prints out "don't prepare for scaling problems you won't have" over and over

Oh my goodness I've just learned a thing about The Matrix that causes it to make a lot more sense: In the original script the humans were used as neural network compute clusters by the Machines and as a crucial component of The Matrix itself.

Which is why humans who were aware of the simulation could control aspects of The Matrix - their minds were part of its foundation.

Unfortunately the test audiences had trouble understanding this concept so the studio changed the human role to "batteries".

The hostess now actively prevents us from seeing the menu at our local Italian place. "They don't need menus, they get the same thing every time." (Okay yes we are a LITTLE predictable)

The ol' steed can still do snow when it has to!

There are interaction designs with severe discoverability problems (tooltips, the clipboard) that were so useful that users overcame their drawbacks. Your new UX idea isn't one of those.

ugh my old job called to "get my advice", but it turned out to be another attempt to drag me back into the same tired old regulatory fights they've been chasing their tails about for four years. And now i can't sleep. >.>

tbh these days my standard for being impressed with a banking or e-commerce website is "Doesn't have Javascript bugs which actively corrupt basic address, phone, and credit card information as i'm trying to type"

LOL TurboTax, how do you get these wacky ideas in your little head...

When I am emperor there will be mandatory genetic testing to screen out of the population whatever it is that might cause a human being to purchase a chrome Panamera:

since a certain someone was unable to distinguish delicious salted almonds at the store from the HORRIFIC UNSALTED almonds that they also sell for some reason, i now have to put salt onto my own almonds LIKE A PEASANT

"It is difficult to get an ML researcher to understand that his model is not good enough to be useful to real users, when his salary depends on believing that it is already good enough and he just wants to publish a paper." -- Upton Sinclair

Technical writing pro-tip: an "example" in your docs should be an *actual example*, with concrete details, not abstractions and conditionals. If you write "if entity A and A' are found with GC configuration B", that's calculus, not an example. Try mentioning cats somehow!

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