Clarifying: the _idea_ of async/await is great. The _implementation_ of it in Swift guarantees that your code _will_ crash unless you rewrite _all of it_ to use async/await.

Before async/await, Swift was my favorite programming language. After async/await, I wouldn’t consider using it for a new project.

Me, every day since 11/8/16: “Wow, yesterday was kinda scary, fucked up and weird. Maybe today things can start to go back to normal.”

(Wait, no, strike that: every day since 3/21/70.)

Ever wonder what would happen if you tried to make it as difficult for a company to get money from you as they do for you to get money from them?

“I am in receipt of the invoice for the electric bill at <my home address>. Before a check can be disbursed to you, please submit a notarized copy of your corporate charter and three months worth of bank statements.”

A few years back, I worked at a startup.

Part of my compensation package was options. They told me they expected the options to be worth a couple of million.

Now that the company has gone public (no, I still can’t sell my shares, why would you expect that?), if I sold everything today it would net out to significantly less than a year’s salary.

If I had been able to say “nah just give me 10% of that number, but in cash”, I would be significantly better off.

Equity compensation is wage theft.

Called my incompetent (because I can’t download a statement from their web site) financial institution to request they email a statement to the email address already on file for my account.

Rep says “first we have to do an authentication step with a secret code.” I said “are you fucking kidding me? I just want an account statement emailed to the address you already have on file!”

He would not proceed with the call (or summon a supervisor) until I apologized for using the F word.

I hung up.

I am pleased to report that I am (a) home, and (2) alive. Both were not guaranteed.

I promise to never again travel without my CPAP.

Tech employees whose compensation is half equity (or more): you still happy about that?

Equity comp is bullshit and always has been. I didn’t choose to gamble in the stock market, but I lose anyway.

Tomorrow's NYT crossword puzzle can go fuck itself.

gender politics 

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Life raft.

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