I am a grumpy Catholic.

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Joined 2M ago
Cake day: Feb 05, 2023

I used to think we could win.
I thought that if I found the right argument, then truth and logic would win the day. People just didn't know, hadn't been taught. Surely freedom and truth would be enough incentive to act sanely. Instead what I have found is that all the media has to do is to show a picture of one single starving kitten, then say capitalism is to blame, and that the country needs to burn. BURN AMERICA TO SAVE ONE KITTEN!!! They put that message on loop 24/7 and people start grabbing torches. We can have another American revolution or it will be the French revolution. Generational stupidity has a cost, and we are about to pay it.

My meat identifies as vegetables.

I actually saw one comment - ‘Stormy Daniels??? STORM?? The STORM is UPON IS!!’

OMG Qtards never die.
This Trump arrest has invigorated them. If there ever was a plan, it wasn't very good. The Patriots don't control squat. The only way this ends is with a lot of dead bodies. A lot. About 7 billion dead bodies. Or more. If I haven't said it recently, repent.

It’s all good. I rode out the pain. It was hot and I got the hiccups.

I just ate a Habenero pepper
So there's that.

They kill babies, why wouldn’t they want to kill adults?

That’s the answer - do your own thing. AAA game studios are meat grinders and any other big company is most likely insane in other ways.

The tell was that the HR freaks made more than the engineers. Their priorities were all wrong.

I used to want to be a programmer
I tried to learn functional programming. I've talked with recruiters and talked with small business owners. "We only hire the best!" "X language is better than Y language." OOP is the future, FP is the future, NO SQL is the future, NO, SQL wasn't that bad, go back! Every 6 months the technology changed, all of it was hype all the time. But with all that noise, we finally see what they've built. It's crap. Thanks to Elon, we can see behind the curtain of Twitter. It's a pile of crap. Building and maintaining a huge codebase is hard and there are no magic bullets. You need smart, talented people who care about what they leave behind. They could have built something beautiful and elegant. They built crap. That pisses me off.

Lol, have you ever talked to someone who uses lisp?

Step 1 is pretending it can’t happen.

The troll is strong with this one.

Prepping for the 3 Hearts Pilgramage.
I was keeping people up to date on Wolfballs. The 3 Hearts Pilgramage is in Oklahoma at the end of October. It is a 35 mile hike spread over 2 days. I'm up to 10 miles. I did 10 miles today and I an going to do 10 miles tomorrow. If I can get comfortable with 15 miles a day, then I think I stand a chance. Peace

I love rare bits of genius like this.

She’s obviously is attracted to pans. Cake pans.

I'm starting with Elixer
I fired up Netbeans again looking to get into Java, but I don't like OOP and I had fun with Erlang. I figured I'd give Elixir a try. There are a few things that I'd like to do it would be neat to do them in a language I like.

I did low level programming for 10 years so maybe that's why the procedural style feels much more natural to me. However the point still stands - when you are spending your time debating what a thing is instead of producing code, something is wrong. Programming shouldn't involve epistemology.

Like, whatever man.
Post projects meme's. Ask for help. I most likely won't have answers but hopefully someone here will.

I played with Erlang for a time. Erlang was strict with write once variables. You handle it recursively. There are NO global variables but what you do to say add numbers is you pass your variable to an add function and it returns a new variable and the old one is gone. (Or something like that) It was a few years ago, but it wasn’t that hard to get used to. In essence you are passing copies of the data around.

The benefit Erlang gives you is massive concurrency. The problem I had is that there is a bit of a cliff in programming where you are making trivial applications and then BAM you need to make something with a little substance. I had trouble making that jump, but I could make a bubble sort algorithm that could run on all 16 cores of my computer.

There is a new kid in town (because of course there is) Elixir. It is a new language built on top of erlang that has a seemingly good community and I think Microsoft has released an open source IDE which supports Elixir. I don’t know if Elixir is OOP friendly, but I know that Erlang was decidedly NOT OOP. OOP sucks, but it is what everyone does. In small and isolated instances OOP can be really beautiful mostly it fills you with existential dread.

Thanks to Lemmy, the fediverse and CHATgpt, the programming bug is hitting me again. It is something I am wanting to look at. I am trying to figure out where to dip my toes in. Clojure is ‘LISP’ for the JVM. I have been tempted to try that or Elixir.

Programming can be fun. A bit like this picture…

There are certainly better uses for this technology.
Okay, like, here's my totally valley girl version of the Gettysburg address, like: "OMG, you guys, like, four score and seven years ago, our founding fathers brought forth on this continent, like, a new nation, you know, conceived in liberty, and like, dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Like, OMG, can you believe it? But, okay, so now we are, like, totally engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can, like, long endure. We are, like, totally met on a great battlefield of that war, and we have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who, here, like, gave their lives that that nation might live. It's like, totally awesome, right? But, like, it's totally for us, the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here, have thus far, so nobly advanced. It's like, totally important, you guys, that we take increased devotion to that cause, for which they gave the last full measure of devotion. It's like, so cool, right? But we have to, like, totally resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain, that this nation, under God, shall have a totally new birth of freedom, and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall, like, totally not perish from the earth. Yaaasss!"

Where's MOB? Anyway, I found this inspiring. We need a little bit of good news.

Apparently they just walk around naked all of the time and everyone is just OK with this. Meanwhile I'm not allowed in Walmart anymore.

I though ‘Fallout’ was what happened to Michelle Obama.

This song has always haunted me. Still does.