The most important lesson we can learn from Ghost in the Shell is to turn off your unused interfaces.
There's no reason to accept unexpected ad-hoc radio connections, parse every piece of barcode encoded data on your field of vision or process every audio data burst within earshot. That will get your cyberbrain hijacked.
An organized cyborg is a safe cyborg.
Grumbling about job interviews
Blee, the place I interviewed at on Friday decided to pass on me. When pressed for feedback, they said it came down to the in-person coding interview, which I guess makes sense. After all, my response wasn't exactly what the interviewer expected, and rote memorization of common algorithms found in basically every language's standard library is an important qualification for an SRE, right?
Welp, there was a mild panic attack. I went to log in to Mastodon, and my TOTP didn't work. This happens sometimes, and is annoying, so I went to get one of my recovery codes from my random text blob directory in my nextcloud. Only to find that entire directory missing. And no sign of any history for it in the UI. Turns out I had just accidentally moved it into the next directory down at some point, but it took about twenty minutes to figure that out. >_> <_<
Well, I just finally watched The Dark Crystal. The movie, that is, not the new series. There were a couple of points in there where I went, "Huh, that's some pretty spiff CGI. Wait, this was made in 1982. Holy crap, they actually built that." There was some incredibly impressive work in there. I also now feel like I have a bit more context on quite a few of the fantasy games I play.
The more I work in web development, the more I conclude that the majority of web teams are just not skilled/disciplined enough to build an SPA when a static site will do.
Static sites do not have to worry about:
- memory leaks
- the back button / history
- scroll state
- focus state
- page lifecycle (tab freezing/unfreezing)
SPA frameworks should come with a "you must be this tall to ride" sign.
That was a weird feeling. I walked into a Grocery Outlet I've never been to, and suddenly felt like it was twenty years ago, and I was halfway across the country. If that place wasn't selling usb cables and advertising their Facebook page, I would have sworn it was the same store I shopped at growing up. The layout was the same, the aesthetic was the same, the off-brands were the same... Nostalgia is a very strange thing.
Welp, I am officially unemployed a few days earlier than planned. I woke up this morning after a long night on call to find all my work accounts disabled, and my badge not working when I got to the office. Apparently, my manager had HR cut me off before my notice date, because he expected me to not work from home, while working overnight on call.
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