The need to be home again

The need to write has always been strong...

The need to communicate has always been there...

The need to share has always been in me...


But. Censorship of our own words, especially now on the Internet, is very strong.

So many trolls. So many hate. So many people

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Found on the Web: The 3 hot trends in Silicon Valley horseshit

I am not a fan – at all! – of the Silicon Valley culture that is a big influence in my work domain (actually, scratch that: in our entire life!), but this article points out a lot of beef I have against the start-up/IoT mindset. Interesting read I am sharing.

It was also just one of a whole constellation of companies that now operate under an ingenious model: take some banal product that has been sold forever at low margins, attach the disposable part to a proprietary system that pretends to improve it but really just locks pepole into a particular vendor, add a touch screen manufactured by Chinese tweens, call it “Smart,” and sell it to schlubby dads too indebted to buy a midlife crisis car and too unattractive to have an affair.

Link: The three hot trends in Silicon Valley horsehit

My second tattoo

Last February, I saw that tattoo design on the artist’s Facebook page, and after quickly conversing with her, I grab an appointment to get this inked a few days later.
As she was drawing this design into my skin, I slowly realized that this design, that I liked at first glance, suddenly came to take more signification in my mind.

The arrow pointing to the upper part of my body, to my head…

The green, my favorite color…
The compass rose, which represents my Pirate side of me…
The navigation star, there to guide me while I was lost in the sea of depression and utter nothingness for the last year…

My intuition was “spot on” when I selected this design!

Can you tell I love it?

I swear: I read Playboy for their articles!

Perusing through a pile of old Playboy a friend collects, he showed me this, knowing my sphere of interests in history. I always said it: I read Playboy for their articles!
#wow #latergram #playboy #politics #wwii #ww2 #nazi #albertspeer #fuckingintense #interview

Read on the Web: Modern JavaScript for Ancient Web Developers

After working for 17 years as a web integrator-now-called-frontend-developer, seeing the rapidly changing javascript landscape and its new techniques, libraries and patterns can be exhausting for an ancient/old-schooler like me. But once you get the hang out of all these new tricks, you’ll feel happy to master it all.

“Learning modern JavaScript these days can feel like a futile exercise in WTF. For those moments you’re wondering if you missed your calling as a barista, Google’s Addy Osmani has the right advice:

I encourage folks to adopt this approach to keeping up with the JavaScript ecosystem: first do it, then do it right, then do it better. […]

It takes time, experimentation and skill to master the fundamentals of any new topic. Beginners shouldn’t feel like they’re failing if they’re not using the library-du-jour or reactive-pattern of the week. It took me weeks to get Babel and React right. Longer to get Isomorphic JS, WebPack and all of the other libraries around it right. Start simple and build on that base.”

Link: Modern JavaScript for Ancient Web Developers, by Gina Trapani