#introductions I don't know what I am, but I'm here.
I write a lot about feelings (especially grief) and dissolving the plutonomy. I code; I record original music; I build shelves; I pull out wisteria; I parent; I friend.
In suspended transition from 2000-2016, struggling towards transgirl since then.
Free Bad Coding Advice
If your code needs a piece of information and you're not sure where to get it, just call another routine which calls another routine which calls another routine which calls the code you're currently working on, and the information is bound to appear like magic!
...or you'll run out of memory, but that's not my fault.
This got posted to Hacker News. I'm tempted to create an account and join the discussion, but I'm holding off for now because I've already got plenty of time-eating social venues to post on.
I will say that the discussion there is interesting, but people seem to be overlooking my primary motivation in wanting this to happen, i.e. not having to frickin' manually enter my entire frickin' job-history every time I apply for a job on a new venue.
Yes, the job-hunting process is dehumanized and yes I suppose you could argue that greasing the process would just encourage that -- but it would make it easier for the job-seeker, whereas so far most of the greasing has been strictly for the benefit of the employers.
In my view, giving job-seekers more control over their data would be a small step towards rehumanizing the process, since we'd have to waste less time feeding the existing machinery and could also put in a lot more information (it's currently Just Not Worth It for me to enter even half my work-history if I have to do it by hand -- so that effectively gets erased).
crossposted from LinkedIn
TL;DR: Why isn't there a universal data-format for résumés?
So, here's a thing.
A lot of job application sites will ask you to upload a résumé (henceforth "CV") and then attempt to parse it out into something more like a set of database entries, presumably with the idea of making it easier for prospective employers to search for people with particular types of experience.
The problem is, the parsing software they all seem to use is hot garbage.
I thought at first it was something to do with my CV's decorative layout, so I tried creating a new one from scratch that's laid out with the intention of being minimally confusing for a parsing algorithm. My name and contact info is at the top, then an "Experience" header, followed by sub-headers with the name of each job, with labeled bullet-items under each one which include things like dates worked, tech used, tasks performed, etc.
The algorithm doesn't seem to do any better with this. It picked two work-experience items seemingly at random (including the oldest one, down at the end of the list), and it got the dates completely wrong for the first one (it showed dates which are not given anywhere on my CV; it seems to have completely invented them, for no apparent reason).
Yes, I can go in and manually enter all my work experience -- but I have to do this for every new site where I apply for work, AND -- this is the key thing -- there's no way to SAVE THAT WORK in a format which I can reload elsewhere.
The larger employers and job-hosting web sites need to get their acts together and work this out. Some kind of XML microformat seems like a good idea to me, though JSON would probably work fine too (though I prefer XML because JSON doesn't support comments).
you must be a high-functioning PHP developer who can write PHP code without Google searches and without the aid of a framework or manual.
First off, who would search Google for PHP code?
Second, does anybody actually code without using code samples and a manual? Refusing to use the manual seems kind of sloppy, to me.
Is this basically profitspeak for "we need you to be willing to cut corners when the quarterly projections are down, and accept blame when scope-creep results in late delivery"?
My very least favorite kind of technical problem is the kind of technical problem which can only be solved via social interaction, because someone else has the information I need.
My least favorite subset of that kind of technical problem is when the information-holding entity will only interact via phone.
I can't get B's phone to log in to his bank account. I've got one more card to play; if that doesn't work, which I don't expect it to, then we're down to that exact kind of problem.
...made harder by the fact that I'd be the one calling, because he can deal with phone calls even less than I can, and then have to deal with the whole thing of them not being happy that I'm not the user who needs help and why isn't he calling for himself, I'm obviously a scammer trying to steal his identity.
MATE System Monitor doesn't show RAM usage per process anymore.
That was, like, useful... whereas the CPU usage column (still present) has been mostly useless for some years now. #softwareGripe
(screenshot: System Monitor in Ubuntu MATE 21.10, "Processes" tab)
Come work with me at Grindr! I’m expanding a diverse web engineering team so I'm looking for a Sr. Full Stack Engineer who will report to me. You'll help us build an exciting new web React application and modernize the Grindr dot com web site.
We offer a uniquely queer environment with great benefits (including Folx for your HRT needs!) and unlimited vacation.
$ self-promo: pol humor product
This somehow got de-listed, but I fixed it. https://www.zazzle.com/annoy_a_republican_use_your_mind_bumper_sticker-128402777568212742
Should I do this as a coffee-mug, t-shirt, something?
SUPER delighted to announce that we're hiring an Open Science Librarian at New York University Libraries
This is a new position working to build up our science research services, with openness as a core value 🔓
Apply here: https://apply.interfolio.com/101097
Preference given to applications before March 15th; must be able to work in the US. I'm chairing the search & may be able to answer some of your questions about it!
i made a website!
it lets you upload your song stems so other people can do remixes easily, and it gives you access to other's stems. easy and free collaboration for everyone
i wrote a joke-y ad for it that i posted in some discord servers, but it's too long to fit in a post so im just uploading a screenshot
What's the relationship between Cloudflare Collective and Cloudflare the publicly-traded for-profit corporation?
Is there interest in being able to receive email with addresses
@toot.cat or maybe
(I have further questions, if so.)
Hypertwin Manor* is now successfully booster shotted! 💪 💉 ✅
*That's @Harena, me, and the 2 remaining offspring-units.
It recently came to my attention that one of our users, @ktsukik, has been harassing other users (including at least one of our own).
This problem first came to my attention about 20 minutes ago.
After a very brief conversation with the offender in which they confirmed their alignment with the forces of bullyment, I have suspended them.
I apologize to anyone who was negatively impacted by this user. (I do see one report of them from a couple of hours earlier this morning. Had I known how severe the problem was, I would have acted immediately.)
#TootCat is a frickin' safe space and will remain that way.
It looks like they're really just not supporting MW 1.36 properly, and I just upgraded to 1.37. SMW development seems to be kind of in a holding pattern right now.
I commented out 3 lines of code around where the error was happening, and that seems to have at least made the site viewable (I haven't tried editing yet).
If SMW would like to hire me to fix stuff, I'm available. :-P
On the internet, everyone knows you're a cat — and that's totally okay.