Thursday, January 13


Daily News Stuff 13 January 2022

Much Of A Muchness Edition

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  • My Lenovo Tab M8 FHD arrived, and despite some listing weirdness (Amazon has it as a "business laptop" running ChromeOS) it is actually the right thing.

    Since it's currently the only small Android tablet with a high resolution screen, and at A$234 including international shipping and taxes it's reasonably priced - less than a third of the cheapest iPad Mini - if it works well I'll buy a second one.

    Lenovo has an 8.8" gaming tablet in the works, but nothing showed up at CES so it could be some way off.  Samsung's latest small tablet only has a resolution of 1340x800 which is barely better than the 2012 Nexus 7.

  • Why you can't hire engineers.  (GitHub)

    Probability 1: Your company sucks.

    Probability 2: Everything else sucks, so even though they are actively looking for a new job because their current company sucks, you need to work twice as hard just to convince them that your company might suck less.

    Probability 3: Someone at your company installed Node.js without your knowledge, and now it looms over your headquarters like a great looming thing.

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Disclaimer: Let's not do this again real soon.

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1 My primary element of job satisfaction, I don't want to be fired because management is a bunch of woke totalitarians, and my religious belief* is "Fuck You.  No."

I can work on cool stuff on my own, so long as I have income from something.

Smart people?  Smart people, really smart people worth talking with, might not be quietly sitting around tolerating the moronic PC tyranny of HR.  And would perhaps not be impressed with Github Essayists definitions and thinking around cool stuff.

Yes, talking is really important to me.  Yes, cool stuff is really important to me.  Stability is really important to me, and /nobody/ really seems able to provide what I crave there.

*Seriously.  I try not to swear, but this really does seem to be a succinct way to summarize the general trend of my religious feeling.  I was raised Protestant, to be really suspicious the idea of a Saint the way the Catholics, Orthodox, or even the Lutheran, Anglicans, etc. think of then.  Yet, I've found that the martyrdom stories are pretty important to me.

Posted by: PatBuckman at Friday, January 14 2022 03:40 AM (r9O5h)

2 Pixy, I was wondering... is it even possible to recover the missing four years of posts over at The Pond? I hope that's not the case, but I'm"this sort of thing"-illiterate.

Posted by: Wonderduck at Friday, January 14 2022 04:24 AM (bHHXR)

3 Yes, I can definitely bring them back.  They're hidden, not gone.  Just a little fiddly.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Friday, January 14 2022 04:40 AM (PiXy!)

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Apple pies are delicious. But never mind apple pies. What colour is a green orange?

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