Can we take a moment to acknowledge one of the least appreciated #cyberdeck in pop culture?
Penny's computer book and video watch, from Inspector Gadget
RT from Iva Dixit (@ivadixit)
I’m just remembering that my second year in America, someone asked me to “validate their parking,” which was my first time hearing the phrase, and after blinking stupidly in silence for a full five seconds I said “Well parking is really hard but I’m sure you did it really well”
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/ivadixit/status/1448837554183229442
bosses: i want number to go up. i want number to go up FOREVER
monkeys paw: *finger curls inward*
bosses: haha nice. hold on wait what's this *turns over monkeys paw to see "Member of Ironic Wish Granters Local 482" tattoed on the wrist* oh shit. oh NO. *turns on tv to see a news infographic which indicates more workers are striking now than in the past 30 years* OH NOOOOOO
i cannot express my fucking schadenfreude at every boss shitting themselves at the revelation that dangling life and death over others was not the trump card they thought
they have destroyed their cage
the workers are on strike
my work is hiring! (engineers, product managers, managers)
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I'm five weeks in and so far it's a really great place to work, with a lot of potential for impact. happy to chat to anyone interested.
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- roles ('upcoming positions'): https://join.tts.gsa.gov/
The American minister who first coined the term "What would Jesus do?" (in 1897) was a socialist, feminist and vegetarian.
what happened is one or more harried programmers made a best effort guess and did a thing, and now it's come up again. that is how these things actually work.
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