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grmpyprogrammer

@grmpyprogrammer@phpc.social

Wrote 6 books about testing PHP code. Staff Software Engineer @ Ziff Davis Shopping. Conference speaker, organizer, and first WurstCon sponsor. Baseball fan, Magic the Gathering commander player, board game enthusiast, plus all sorts of other assorted nonsense. Probably started working with PHP before you were born. Endlessly roaming the snowy wilds of Canada.

https://grumpy-learning.com

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My fellow Gen X Canadians will recognize this — “It tastes awful but it works!”

grmpyprogrammer,
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@ziadoz My two daughters would literally cry when my wife would give it to them. Allergic reactions to medicine are never fun. I found out the hard way I had I was allergic to penicillin-based medications

grmpyprogrammer, to random
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I am sick today. She Who Must Be Obeyed told me that when things went to shit for me at Mozilla that I got sick as well. To be fair, the circumstances are different (was basically asked to find my own work at Mozilla vs given tasks to advance team and business goals at ZD) but it is interesting that collateral job stress impacts me like this.

grmpyprogrammer,
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@amykhar Work is very rarely a stressor for me so it is surprising when it becomes one 🤷‍♂️

grmpyprogrammer,
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@nick It’s not that I am working long hours (cuz I never do) it was just that it took me a while to process what happened and it made me feel awful

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“Shattering your dreams about testing” is a talk I always wanted to do but figured organizers never wanted a talk full of ranting. https://hachyderm.io/@patjouk/112483308742295607

grmpyprogrammer, to random
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Just a reminder to all my friends and followers on here: it’s okay to NOT BE OKAY as events occur that you cannot control. When you see 20% of your co-workers get let go it’s hard. My stoicism (as in trying to not be ruled by others emotions) breaks every once in a while.

grmpyprogrammer, to random
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From a friend who knows me well…

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“Who, other than me, hurt you so bad you would build something like this?” — me to my boss

grmpyprogrammer,
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@jbrains High trust, all the way

grmpyprogrammer, to random
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After more than a year, the commitment to a clean working area has remained. Thanks for the help @squash86

grmpyprogrammer, to random
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I hope the execs and managers and developers at Microsoft who are gonna make their bag because of Recall get run out the industry.

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Can anyone recommend a decent iTerm2 replacement for macOS now that iTerm2 has jumped the shark and is pushing ChatGPT integration down my throat? (Preferably one that is (a) free and (b) doesn't require hand-editing JSON files to change the font size and typeface.)

EDIT: hint: point (b) is crucial—if I have to hand-edit a config file that's an automatic fail. Life is too short to be forced to futz around to configure a basic tool.

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kboyd, to random
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Good morning, and welcome to Enshittification Tuesday. We've got quite a selection for your perusal today, and shockingly it isn't all related to AI.

We've got:

  • Microsoft adds AI spyware at the OS level

  • iTerm2 adds AI spyware at the Terminal level

  • FireTV interface has been sneakily tweaked to automatically subscribe users to new services when downloading certain apps (yes, there's a confirmation screen, but blink and you'll miss it & might get double-subscribed)

grmpyprogrammer,
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@thomas @ramsey @kboyd @mdhughes It’s optional for now. Once they make some money from it, it will be enabled by default with opt-out. Then it will be permanently on with no opt-out. Then the entire “terminal industry” is using it and you have no choice. Our freedom to choose alternatives is constantly being eroded.

You can argue whether or not a program that is watching everything you do and sending details to a 3rd party is spyware or not.

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shout out to the lady from the ltc who called to tell me the dad was having his review meeting in forty minutes and “would i like to be there”. nothing like dropping everything and driving across the city for a meeting everyone else knew was happening two months ago.

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@ghorwood Every once in a while the folks at my dad’s LTC call me because they didn’t like the answers or instructions my mom gives them and I always shut it down and tell them my mom is the one to talk to, full stop

heiglandreas, to random
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Thank you . It was great the last.... 15 years or so.

But it looks like we have to part ways here... 🤷

grmpyprogrammer,
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@heiglandreas What happend? I updated it yesterday and just clicked through on stuff…

grmpyprogrammer,
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@heiglandreas Ugh. Well, it’s been nice but I agree that it’s time to move on

grmpyprogrammer,
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@mwop @heiglandreas @wez I had tried wezTerm a while back and also Kitty and Alacritty. Time to pick one I guess

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So, I gave this brand-new Nintendo Switch to little dude (my nephew) for his 8th birthday a couple years ago, I saw the current condition of it this past weekend and I gotta say, it's the most disgusting console I've ever seen in my life, it's broken in multiple places and the left joycon is jammed so it's impossible getting it all the way down, not to mention it had to be repaired in the past. His excuse? "Well, it's been 4 years already". Fuckin' kids think everything is disposable LOL.

grmpyprogrammer,
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@maxalmonte14 My youngest daughter drops her $1k phone all the damn time and she is 19 🤷‍♂️

grmpyprogrammer,
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@maxalmonte14 I think the back isn’t crystal but she has a rugged case at my insistence

grmpyprogrammer, to baseball
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friends — offense is still down despite the pitch clock and limiting pickoffs and banning the shift. League OBP is almost down to .310 with an endless parade of strikeouts as players struggle to make contact with pitches due to velocity and movement. Run scoring is the lowest it’s been in 10 years.

Still more strikeouts than singles — BORING. Stealing bases becoming ridiculously easy — BORING.

grmpyprogrammer,
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@jrconlin I blame fantasy baseball for that

grmpyprogrammer,
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@caseyjonesed Me too. Bring back the shift, let those balls fly over the fences. Don’t like giving up dingers? PITCH BETTER

grmpyprogrammer,
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@niclake I think steals are a great weapon but they are so easy to get now.

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@tress777 That phantom runner is the 2nd worst idea after banning the shift

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