Welp. I am now quite sick, because when I asked one of the food service folks at work whether one of the menu items contains stuff which I can't eat, rather than admitting they didn't know, they assured me it didn't. :/ After I started getting sick, I went and tracked down the manager, who confirmed that, yeah, it did.
And today in WTF California drivers, I just saw some fuck wit in a big pickup apparently trying to force a self driving car prototype to either hit him or go up onto the sidewalk by cutting it off repeatedly, while hammering on his horn and screaming out the window. Being on the piece of sidewalk he was trying to get it onto, I am not amused.
Rather feeling this comic, today. http://www.smbc-comics.com/comic/frog-prince-2
Whee, I went on craigslist, and realized two things; 1) I could *massively* decrease the budget on a furniture project I have kicking around in my head through creative material recycling, and 2) it's probably a good thing that I don't have access to a pickup truck, since I also don't have room to store and work on things like I would want to.
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?
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