Sat Feb 18 2017 23:19:02 GMT-0800 (Pacific Standard Time)
I clicked on some Forbes clickbait about surprising jobs and their amazing salaries and came across this hilarious image for "Software Engineer Intern":
At least they seem to be happy.
Software interns of the world: If you show up at your internship to find a dusty VGA monitor with a tower case on the desk and no mouse, just so some Mario cosplayer can scrape his screwdriver back and forth across your monitor while mashing your keyboard with his other hand....please quit. Trust me, there are better gigs.
Fri Jan 20 2017 19:37:03 GMT-0800 (Pacific Standard Time)
Presidential blues got you down? That ceremony today sure was something! How about settling down and decompressing with a nice comic book?
Renato Jones? He's a 1%er that has the funds, access, skills, and motivation to undertake a killing spree to make the motherfuckers pay. American revenge comic pulp doesn't get any better than this...absolutely cathartic. Recommended!
Sat Jun 25 2016 00:14:02 GMT-0700 (Pacific Daylight Time)
So my lovely 40+ year old Raleigh Record finally gave up and died a couple weeks ago. :(
The fork developed a crack and probably caused the bend in the down tube. Pretty unfixable. FAREWELL to my first commuter in Portland...that $90 investment served me well over the last decade or so.
And now comes the time to figure out a new ride. With the help of a friend, I've decided to do a custom build.
It's quite far from done...but what strikes me most is just how much this process feels exactly like the first time I built a computer from components! Spending hours flipping thru parts guides, reading reviews, comparing specs, comparing vendor prices, trying to squeeze everything into some unrealistic/imaginary budget, stressing about forgetting some critical minutiae, discovering what parts are compatible with other parts (or not)...dreaming about what the finished thing will look like and fantasizing about how it may perform...
The process is so similar...and surprisingly rewarding.
I have lots to learn about the build itself, and it's exciting to be out of my element (and a little scary).