There was this magic time in 2008 or so where every website/service had an API that rarely required any sort of authentication. What magical time that was. THAT I'm nostalgic for.

RT @SeaRyanC@twitter.com

Anyone who thinks coding is a brutal 24/7 job and parenting isn't is doing both of them wrong

🐦🔗: twitter.com/SeaRyanC/status/15

Yesterday's w*rdle was the closest I've ever got to artistic perfection. I swear I did not know the solution going in.

RIP Vangelis, forever linked to my BBS days somehow since on pre-mp3 days I used to listen to this S3M a lot (and still backed up in the cloud!)

Second day in a row where I had a weird debugging problem where restarting the phone fixed it (1st day was an iPhone, 2nd day an Android). We've truly reached the 90's with mobile software.

BRB adding "have you tried restarting it?" to all my troubleshooting instructions

RT @DocOnDev@twitter.com

"A company that rewards firefights breeds arsonists." - Erik Weber

🐦🔗: twitter.com/DocOnDev/status/15

Not sure when it happened (probably a while ago), but Twitch FINALLY added a "Software & Game Development" category for streams. Amazing! (previously devs would use the "Science" category which made no sense)

twitch.tv/directory/game/Softw

The number "300" was probably just the middle manager person trying to sound powerful and impressive, but my own impression was that this guy was an idiot, or the company was extremely dysfunctional, or their engineers were really really bad, or all of the above.

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Takeaways for me are, yes, we were very efficient/lean; some people just want to throw bodies at problems because they don't know any better (>10 people was overkill); and who has 300 engineers twiddling their thumbs?!

We didn't get the project (we absolutely did not want it).

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I have a vivid image of a meeting I had with a Big Financial Services Company while I was at @workandco@twitter.com. We were debating team composition for a potential project they wanted from us. We said, we'll use about 5 engineers. Their response, "5? We have 300 engineers ready to start".

RT @MarceloPLima@twitter.com

Citi has over 30,000 software engineers. Nuts.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/MarceloPLima/statu

RT @c_pruett@twitter.com

ICYMI, we released a port of Epic’s classic Showdown demo for Quest 2. It’s on App Lab and @Pro__Zac@twitter.com wrote a bunch of technical docs about what porting a high-end PC demo to Quest 2 takes. Leverages ASW for a pretty impressive result at 90 fps. developer.oculus.com/blog/show

🐦🔗: twitter.com/c_pruett/status/15

(FWIW I think VRChat should be celebrated, warts and all. The whole part about "the old Internet" really rings true)

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The Metaverse is basically saying "Ralph pls go", forever, until you turn into Ralph

youtube.com/watch?v=4PHT-zBxKQ

RT @GergelyOrosz@twitter.com

A side effect of working for long at most Big Tech is how you can get out of touch with "normal" software tooling.

Most of these companies use so much custom internal tools & frameworks.

At Uber, we used to joke how you're not a mobile engineer anymore, but a RIBs engineer.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/GergelyOrosz/statu

Oh wait, the web is NOT going to hell after all?!

RT @AaronToponce@twitter.com

Apple will now allow Blink and Gecko based browsers in iOS after lastest EU ruling.

theregister.com/2022/04/26/app

🐦🔗: twitter.com/AaronToponce/statu

This hits all my funny bones

RT @iquilezles@twitter.com

A catalog of different smoothstep functions, their inverses, and first and second derivatives.

Top row is polynomial smoothsteps, middle is rationals, bottom is piecewise polynomials and trigonometric.

Each one has a different strength. Article: iquilezles.org/articles/smooth

🐦🔗: twitter.com/iquilezles/status/

And I'm not exaggerating, that was 100% my impression. They introduced tab pausing/restoration that seemed to depend heavily on drive speed. It would take 10s+ to switch to a tab I hadn't used for a few minutes.

The problem went away with a new computer that had SSD.

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It was very obvious to me when Google moved from hard drives to SSDs for its developers' machines: I was still on a HD machine and Chrome became almost unusable nearly overnight.

RT @SwiftOnSecurity@twitter.com

If I was President all developers would have to use 5400RPM hard drives

🐦🔗: twitter.com/SwiftOnSecurity/st

It's sort of surprising how Android devices silently starting being more up-to-date with OS versions recently. There was a time where you'd expect the most common Android version to be ~2 years old. Not anymore.

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