We are doing #introductions again I see. Cool!
I’m Logan. 35 years old, married, service industry veteran. 2 years ago I decided to switch careers into tech. I’m a full time business administrator at the University of Pennsylvania where I also attend school full time. I’m pursuing a BA in Cognitive Science: Computation and Cognition and soon a Masters in Computers and Information Tech in the School of Engineering.
Welcome new folks!
If you're not in favour of universal and unconditional:
🍍 Drinkable water
🍍 Medical care
If it's your considered belief that some people literally deserve to die of starvation or exposure or something because they aren't good enough at *making money*:
You're a monster, please un-follow me
hahahaha my grad program sent out a link to a resumé bank of folks that graduated and at first I was like "oh this will be a nice resource" and then after looking at them I'm in full on OH FUCK I'M SO FAR BEHIND mode
like time to figure out how to build 6 projects and do 2 internships while working full-time and doing 2 degrees full-time i guess. and in the next ~16 months.
....and I managed to avoid mentioning that the comp sci grad school program I start in the fall will affect my on-site work schedule.
All in all, calling it a win. I was tipped off that this middle manager had intentions of trying to increase my responsibilities in the area of grants management (which I am not qualified to do and have no interest in doing) and I avoided that completely.
Goal setting meeting completed. I managed to package stuff that I already wanted / planned to do - lead a sustainability certification thingy for the office to get ppl to be more mindful of wasting energy and supplies, formalize process documentation for my job in anticipation of graduating in 2 years, and a clinical data analytics / biz intelligence 'internship' with the primary care service line adjacent to our office.
I have a "goal setting" meeting for the first time in 3 years with a middle manager.
What's the best way to say "I'm good. The endless growth mindset of capitalism is abhorrent. I'm focused on my education and am happy to stay at my current level of responsibility and engagement for the rest of geological time, here."
I still do not get why so many people choose Chrome. So many dev friends swear by it, but I won't use it.
@pb thanks for bringing the gopher client back online in 2016 for mefi. i never used it, but it did result in me getting a trivia question right yesterday on learnedleague. =)
With the introduction of polls on some Mastodon instances, I decided to start the 1st Inofficial Programming Language World Championships! #plwc2019
It's a knockout tournament where 32 programming languages compete against each other, and you decide the winner of each round by voting.
Sadly only a select few instances support polls so far and you won't see them on Fedilab just yet. Check the website!
PHP v Bash
Object Pascal v D
Spread the toot, let's make this a fun one!
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