Tech enthusiast: "I want smart lights, smart tv, everything, and connect them all to my digital assisstant!"
Tech worker: *looks wistfully into distance* "I should get a small place in a little town, with a garden, make my own furniture."
@RadicalEdward Networking Tech: Layers 1 through 3 are a nightmare. Just don't go in that room. Everything is working? THANK GOD. Call me if anything seeps out of the wall sockets.
@RadicalEdward that second one is literally my life right now tho (except I have enough furniture, so it's getting everything in place to grow my own food).
@RadicalEdward City dwellers daydreaming: "It would be so cool to live in the countryside, with fresh air and nature"
City dwellers in the countryside: "Fuck these mosquitoes, fuck these spiders, and fuck those birds who won't shut the fuck up"
@RadicalEdward I'm already living as a hermit on a farm in the middle of nowhere and I have dreamt of making my own furniture. It's possible. :)
(I also have a job in the software industry)
@RadicalEdward Fancy networked tech is great when I need it. I do NOT need it to make toast, though...
@RadicalEdward Tech developer: "The only networked device in my home is a 20yrs old laserjet and I have a loaded shotgun nearby in case it ever does something suspicious."
@RadicalEdward i don't even work in tech, but i most definitely feel like i'm a part of the second category
@RadicalEdward Software engineer with 10 years experience and worked at Fortune 200 companies such as Bosch and DXC. I would give it all up for a few goats and grazing land. Humans weren’t meant to debug null pointer exceptions.
Tech enthusiast: "oh hey u guys are back early"
Tech worker: "printer's haunted"
Worker: *loading a pistol and getting back in the car* "Printer's haunted."
@RadicalEdward tech enthusiast: "my whole house is smart!"
infosec people: have zero "smart" devices and keep a gun next to their printer so they can shoot it if it makes a sound they don't recognise.
@RadicalEdward What about the tech enthusiast tech worker?
"I want smart lights, but I don't trust these remote servers. Get the soldering iron, time to flash some firmware."
@RadicalEdward I feel very attacked right now 😂
Was the tech enthusiast until 2017 or so, when I retired and looked for something else. Something else turned out a small house in the middle of nowhere. Haven't started making furniture yet though (:
A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.