@starbreaker eg: "firefighter", "archeologist", "mad scientist", "urbanist" (next step on the engineer -> architect hierarchy)

@starbreaker too bad the startup/recruitment industry settled for "ninja" and "rock star", we could have taken this a lot further!

@yyp I'm underqualified for that one. :(

Luckily, I landed this sweet Software Engineer* gig!

* not an engineer

Let's talk job titles.

@yyp "Show HN: A modern git log alternative, written in rust"

@starbreaker on the internet (eg: blogging) or in general? I used blogging as an example, I'm a lot more interested in the mental process of producing these highlights.

In my case, for instance, the interesting "problems" I work on are domain-specific and more to do with the business than the tech, so likely wouldn't fit in a technical blog anyway. But I'm interested in developing the skill.

Is that a skill? How does one train one's "here's something interesting I found out" muscle?

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At my previous job, we had a weekly Engineering-wide (5 teams, ~25 people) huddle. Talk about highlights of the week, interesting problems, good things we shipped, etc.

Some people always had a way of highlighting fascinating problems. I rarely could. When engaging in conversation, however, things were different: I could always bring up interesting problems from recent experience.

I think they're instances of the same problem.

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Do you have a blog? A technical one? How often do you run into a problem that makes you think "hm, I should probably write about it"?

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@moddedBear Ariane looks great. And it's so fast! Hardware and networks are so much faster now, and we don't see it because of clutter...

It sure says something about me that I have opinions on rms's board position despite not knowing what either has been up to in the last decade.

But this statement from the FSF seems hard to dispute:

"He remains the most articulate philosopher and an unquestionably dedicated advocate of freedom in computing."

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I don't even know what it is that the FSF does.

@lfs if you're a lisper, then stumpwm is worth looking into

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My favorite social network is all of us having our personal sites and being subscribed to each other's RSS feeds.

@greenpete if it's on YouTube, it's probably some "content strategy hack" (ie. gaming the algorithm for clicks.) If you thought SEO was bad, you're in for a disappointment!

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