What Google thinks you should be getting this week-end. Do you feel lucky, punk?
We have this custom in our office. Every now and then, someone will exclaim “It’s the X song!” for some value of X, while a song with appropriate lyrics is playing.
For example, Daniel Bedingfield’s I Gotta Get Thru This would almost certainly elicit an “It’s the Documentation At The End song!”. Almost certainly. If that song somehow managed to stay on long enough to reach the chorus.
Today, Bliss’s Monitor Access came on. Arguably, it’s the Refactoring song, because of the “Light that motherfucker up”. But when it occurred to me to name the song, it was in the “I know you gonna dig this” loop.
More specifically, it was in the “Dig dig dig dig” build up. So I called out “It’s the Node.js song!”. See, I’ve been punting node.js hard, and have been saying peeps will dig it. Sadly no dice, because as I said it, the track transitioned into the “this this this” bridge. So my timing was poor.
Rory’s was not. Without a moment’s hesitation, he asked “Because of this?”
Decide in your heart of hearts what really excites and challenges you, and start moving your life in that direction. Every decision you make, from what you eat to what you do with your time tonight, turns you into who you are tomorrow, and the day after that. Look at who you want to be, and start sculpting yourself into that person. You may not get exactly where you thought you’d be, but you will be doing things that suit you in a profession you believe in. Don’t let life randomly kick you into the adult you don’t want to become. — Astronaut Chris Hadfield’s answer to the question “Any advice to a young person who wants to get into this field?”, from his spectacular reddit IAmA (via apoplecticskeptic)
Me: Have you read Free Will by Sam Harris?
Rory: What’s it about?
Me: You’re seriously asking me what a book called Free Will is about?
Rory: Well you can’t judge a book by its cover.
Fuck off, it’s not all about you.
He doesn’t want you because you’re mean and evil. He wants me because I’m nice and sweet and pure. So fuck off! — Robin, in Once Bitten (Thanks, Helzibah!)
Delicious irony from Airbrake.
andrelopesmrx asked: hi mate,I found a patch of yours, posted 2 years back. I have the very same problem, I want 12bits lenght vhids to keep them aligned with vlan ids. Did you face some side effect using it? I wonder why it was not merged to the branch. Any information you could give us is very welcome. Thanks in advance!
I’m pretty sure we backed it out, but I don’t remember whether that was because it crashed FreeBSD, or because it crashed adjacent switches. Sorry, I know that’s not very helpful. In the end, it was cheaper to give up and throw more firewall pairs at the problem.
The problem with managers is that they’re totally disconnected from the everyday doing getting done. In a pinch, they wouldn’t be able to do it if they tried. They can only talk about doing it, because that’s the role they’ve had to play, for their boss who can’t talk about doing it at all. He can only talk about talking about doing it. The more abstract level. The work around the work around the work. Where the bets are made. — The Management Problem — Whitney Hess