I think the best lesson you can give to a computer programmer is to let them know that they're not alone in trying to figure this shit out.
Hell, it's a young field and already we've created so many different cultures and languages. Nobody could possibly know all of this all the time.
Be gentle with yourself, computer programmer. The task is hard enough without being hard on yourself.
"Perhaps gaming’s roots in the toy and consumer electronics industries are one reason for the emphasis on growth; the constant hankering for bigger, faster, more. We climb the tech tree, we level up, we collect bigger and bigger weapons because of a widespread assumption that growth is an inherent good."
Rock Paper Shotgun calling out 4X games over being capitalist propaganda machines is priceless!
‘Stephen Hawking’s final words to the internet: robots aren’t the problem, capitalism is’
“If machines produce everything we need, the outcome will depend on how things are distributed. Everyone can enjoy a life of luxurious leisure if the machine-produced wealth is shared, or most people can end up miserably poor if the machine-owners successfully lobby against wealth redistribution.”
Honestly if you haven't listened to Crack the Skye you're missing out on one of the best musical experiences of the last ten years.
A couple months late, but I just finished playing Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice and I'm really tempted to say this is the 2017 GOTY. Games with hard/serious/adult subject matters are too rare, games that do it without even once cutting corners, sacrificing art direction, or using tired tropes are even more rare. This is a gem of a game.
Action/puzzle, has violence, is centered on mental health issues and trauma.
Ignoring the needs of infrequent devs is what leads to the kind of mess that is the JS ecosystem: yes you can get a lot done very quickly, but you achieve this by taking on massive amounts of technical debt.
The tech debt is tolerable while you have the same people involved, who are used to firefighting and know which bits are highly flammable, but it hits future maintainers like a bomb.
It’s like the SV business model writ in code - grow at all costs, cash out before the consequences hit.
#nowplaying Sangre de Muerdago - O Camiño das Mans Valeiras // https://sangredemuerdago.bandcamp.com/album/o-cami-o-das-mans-valeiras // galician folk // Spain // 2015
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So, in the fediverse, we clearly see the furries, the trans community, the infosec/hackers, the witches, and the writers.
Something that I realized last summer, that was very missing before this platform... all the classical goth types from to 80's-90's....
Almost all of my tribe had gone extinct it had seemed.
I have rediscovered many of the surviving coterie here in the fediverse. For that,I am truly thankful.
I see you quiet, grim-faced friends.
I recognize you.
Happy you're here.