As a heads-up, I mute and block people on this account, sometimes entire instances. I have a lot of filters. I do this curation for my own sanity and the reasons probably won't make sense to you. The reasons don't have to make sense to you and they don't have to be fair. This TL is for me and me alone.
If this notion bothers you, please unfollow or don't follow in the first place.
Also, I'm an asshole. Just want to throw that out there too.
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#introduction I guess. I'd love to be a cyberutopian. In my drunker moments, I suppose I am. But I've spent the last 20 years as a digital plumber, fixing servers, hotpatching code at 4am to keep some app running until the devs are willing to write maintenance code.
What I know is this. Technology could be a great uplifter. In this epoch, it is mainly a tool of oppression. Companies convince devs to write awful code in the name of a deadline, against the threat of their very survival. Planes fall out of the sky, pacemakers short out, because some dev was up against an impossible deadline and wanted to see their family so they checked in an atrocity. Insurance uses our FOSS code to track our sleep, our heart rate, and revoke health care if it'll save them a dime.
It didn't have to be this way.
Capitalism will kill us all and our code is in the middle of it.
So me? I'm here deciding if I should fix your web app or burn it all down and move to the woods.
Let's be clear. Docker is fucking awful in so many ways. Most cloud shit is (says the employee of a cloud company).
But going from nothing to fully up and operational in 5 commands is hot.
@kemonine What supermicro chassis is holding all those drives for you?
Digital plumber. Automater of horrors. Former member of the black cotton mafia.
A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.