IT Guy. 30-years experience
Ontario, Canada. Happy Mastoloon.
Formerly Catelli2oh from that Bird Social Media site.
On BlueSky as @catelli.bsky.social
Longer thoughts here https://catelli2oh.medium.com/
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That moment when you hire a Gen Z kid, and they ask for your help setting up their browser home page and favourites to access the corporate web pages.
That whole thing where it will get easier because "kids are raised on computers?"
Yeah. That was all a lie.
This is the best representation of me in comic form yet!
Using the Bank Of Canada inflation Calendar (via @stillots1.bsky.social )
I typed in our household income in 1998. With inflation, our household income is now in 2023 exactly what it was 25 years ago.
Oh I acted urgently.
I think there was a missed opportunity to diagnose the problem here.
Poverty in rural areas is invisible to policy makers and political leadership. That's the problem.
The bias in policy is a result. The bias isn't the problem. Invisibility is the problem.
Is it legal in a democracy to so flagrantly diminish democratic accountability?
It's quite telling that tech gadget companies think one of the most important things everyone needs to know, is what is happening with the stock market. It's always one of the default includes. Sometimes ahead of weather status.
Stories like this serve as a reminder that only a small part of CDN agriculture is protected by the "benefits" of supply management. No one ever explains why dairy, chicken, turkey and egg product producers are the only ones protected from "crises in the market."
Stories like this always eat at me. I've been managing content filters at the corporate level for, shit, 20 years now. It isn't that hard to go with the light touch approach and only block the harmful stuff. Then you only have to deal with the false positive alerts.
What the actual fuck?
This story describes an irrational society so bent out of shape over something that appears to be trivial. And it’s my fellow Ontarians.
My wife just now, talking to herself. "Now where did my kneecap go? Oh, there it is."
After 30 years she still freaks me out
"Can you build us a Windows XP computer? We need it to control the multi-stud welder. The old one died."
Sometimes I regret my career in IT in a manufacturing environment.
"In other words, the provincial government had already determined, more than two years before any public announcement, that it was determined to relocate the Ontario Science Centre to Ontario Place. The business case was specifically constructed to justify this decision."
"We will work very closely together to make sure that we have an effective use-it-or-lose-it policy, one that is not punitive, but one that works for everybody" Calandra said
"cities that fall short of the 2023 target for housing starts will not get any money next year"
So the Ford Government will punish cities, and the people that live in them. But not developers.
For summer camping, I would pack one pullover for cool weather.
My wife would steal it once we setup camp.
So I stopped packing it. Which upset her greatly.
“by breaking into internet-connected devices with default passwords.”
We’re too stupid as a species to have something as complex as the internet, and internet connected devices. It is beyond our collective ability to adapt. Turn it off. Now. Forever.
I think I just heard every enterprise web app developer scream in horror. "there's a risk that users may access outdated data, which the proposed BFCache behaviour could potentially exacerbate" You think???
this. This. THIS. IS BULLSHIT.
No not the math. But what the math ignores. We live in a streaming world now. The energy consumed by Netflix, Disney+, Amazon, Spotify, etc. to serve us the media we consume buries that e-mail from Grandma that you kept for 6 years.
Please say it found its way to an IKEA
Evil marries evil. To create more evil.
Opened a box of Ritz crackers and had a flashback moment of the effects of shrinkflation. I remember when a standard box of crackers was enough to feed everyone at a church picnic.
Before the pandemic started, my seasonal colds followed a familiar routine. Onset of symptoms, full blown misery, recovery. Each stage had its own mix of symptoms, but pretty reliable in order.
Since the pandemic? Have yet to have that routine. Whatever I have now is still not testing positive for COVID.
But it's weird. And I don't like weird. And every illness has been weird for the last few years.
I declare this to be the Century of the Manchild.