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 shit, I’m already at that last step 10 years early :T

@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 Also, seaside towns. They smell and seagulls are even worse than pigeons.

@machado @RadicalEdward I live in the countryside. No mosquitos in this country, almost no spiders. And pretty much no animals or bugs for the majority of the year.

I guess living near the arctic circle has something to do with it...

@machado @RadicalEdward the number of times I shake my head and say "sigh. City folk"…

I'll never understand why people want nature and then get mad that nature isn't a manicured, climate controlled garden

@RadicalEdward ... no wifi just all wired, no IOT, router locked tf down, physical media etc.

@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"
Entusiast: "what?"
Worker: *loading a pistol and getting back in the car* "Printer's haunted."

gun mention 

@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 Triggers feels on so many levels. But especially the burnout.

@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 (:

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