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Time for the three stupidest days in my life to commence.

Basically, my boss could not find cover for me and my coworker to attend training.  He knows, however, he has been pushing his luck in getting us to attend previous training while also working, and that luck is running out.

Therefore, he is authorising my co-worker and I, for this week, to finish our shifts at 23:30 every night so we can attend training.  In other words, aside from a notoriously flimsy door, there will be no security in this place overnight, including on a Friday.  No-one to kick out unwelcome guests.  No-one to help students who have lost their keys, or to shoo away homeless people looking for somewhere dry and relatively warm to spend the night.  No-one to do all the usual nightly duties like kitchen checks, preparing people who are leaving, doing the necessary paperwork and external patrols. Hell, there wont even be anyone to unlock the office for the day staff to come in the next day, so I don't know how that is going to work. 

This work training has been scehduled since about, oh, March.  So you can see why they might have had trouble securing someone, anyone, to cover those days.

I kinda hope something goes wrong.  Not massively wrong, something someone can recover from, but just something bad enough to help highlight how this place is "run"

I'm starting to get the sense that most organizations are run this way, and that Tuscon is indeed everywhere.

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That's pretty good.

I was just amazed that "March Against Monsanto Calgary" shared the image in earnest.

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Techmology and Scientism / Re: Attn: professional code monkeys
« on: Yesterday at 03:07:49 pm »
Thanks!

Project Euler was recommended a while back by one of the higher ups at this place, so that's an excellent reminder. I'm on it.

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Techmology and Scientism / Attn: professional code monkeys
« on: August 31, 2015, 02:33:13 pm »
So I'm competing for two more invite-only internships/junior developer jobs in the next few weeks.

If you (or monkeys of the non-programming variety) have any ideas or amusingly bad advice at how to land a position that involves multi-day coding challenges to qualify for them, I'd be interested.

One is more front end and the other is more back end, both stressing JavaScript.



In related news, I suspected a program like this was in effect, so if you want a secret invite to work at Google you know where to do all your sophisticated programming searches: http://www.engadget.com/2015/08/26/googles-been-recruiting-programmers-based-on-their-search-habit/

What is it with all the invite-only, hush-hush hiring stuff in the programming world? Or did I just decide to enter the fold when they started doing this?

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Nice! That's awesome.

If anyone is interested in making their own game like that, all it would take is a little elementary programming skill that can picked up at http://www.codecademy.com and the cleverness and creativity I know you already possess...

Just throwing that out there.

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:lulz:

I for one am hopeful in your bid.

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Hey PD, what do you call a blind German?














A Not See.

In other news, I may have finally found a company to come and upgrade my computer for me, rather than me have to go to them (harder than it sounds).  Assuming it all checks out tomorrow, once it's done and my current training bullshit is over, inbetween dissertation writing I'm going to start making regular videos again.

Ha ha, that was brutal.

Sounds good.

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Techmology and Scientism / Re: #discord IRC Bot thread
« on: August 31, 2015, 09:35:14 am »
What is the name of your chatbot?

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:thanks:

Senator Sanders wins. Hillary Clinton falls down a flight a stairs while you watch across the street eating a hamburger. You have receptors for neutrinos and can taste them raining through your body when you close your eyes. I give you a hamburger. The flesh of racists and the unrepentant one percenters are served in bearnaise sauce at an international celebration. A small library in Tuscon ceases to exist. The structures of oppression and hegemony vibrate at a perfect E flat major as they dissolve from existence. I die and my soul starts a job at a small library in Tuscon.

Can I use this elsewhere for... fuck I don't even know what, I just want it.

You can use it however you'd like.

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Senator Sanders wins. Hillary Clinton falls down a flight a stairs while you watch across the street eating a hamburger. You have receptors for neutrinos and can taste them raining through your body when you close your eyes. I give you a hamburger. The flesh of racists and the unrepentant one percenters are served in bearnaise sauce at an international celebration. A small library in Tuscon ceases to exist. The structures of oppression and hegemony vibrate at a perfect E flat major as they dissolve from existence. I die and my soul starts a job at a small library in Tuscon.

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I don't need to fit into no ecosystem.

I DO WHAT I WANT.

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going to my uncles funeral tomorrow. In a related note, my anxiety and depression have taken this as an opportunity to come out swinging. I am now not only sad about my uncles passing but also moody about a dozen other unrelated things that have me muttering to myself like a madman around the house.

That sucks. I hope all that turmoil runs its course soon.

Extended family gatherings often stir up a lot for me. Even though it never explicitly turns into a competition of who's doing the best in life, I often feel like a bag of shit anyway.

Almost always, everyone is great to be around so I attribute a lot of this perceived judgment as a projection of some insecurity I haven't quite figured out.

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