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Now that I'm following so many women hackers Twitter has way less posturing about startups and technology and way more debugging of C code.
"Computers don't get discouraged."
"Sure they do, it's called 'exponential backoff.'"
To those against vandalizing property as political expression: The U.S. has an entire white political movement named for the looting of tea.
Watching Archer on my laptop with my phone plugged in.
Siri turns on and asks if I want to search for llamas. Really.
PSA: I feel like an imposter at engineering all the time. That doesn't change even as I learn more.
I suspect this is a permanent state.
By popular demand from folks emailing me: Essential Terminal Commands for New Engineers https://jdanger.com/essential-terminal-commands-for-new-engineers.html …
I'm spending Valentine's Day alone pondering my ongoing divorce and packing up my things to move out. And writing.
The Square rails monolith was on Rails 2 for 5 years but on Rails 3 for only 2 months. As we paid off debt our rate of change increased.
A woman now leads @square engineering: http://techcrunch.com/2014/04/14/square-nabs-amazon-exec-alyssa-henry-to-lead-engineering/?ncid=rss …
THIS is how we fix the industry.
Imagine a police force that's half female and mixed-race (at all ranks). Would they primarily engage their community through weapons?
Here's the "soft typing" idea @yukihiro_matz wants to add inside Ruby 3.0 (to avoid having to use a precompiler): http://courses.cs.ut.ee/2006/types/uploads/Main/cartwright91soft.pdf …
Having lots of privilege and subconscious biases doesn't make us bad people. There's no need to defend ourselves when it's pointed out.
Specialties: writing buggy software, dancing to anything, being really enthusiastic about everything, and fighting patriarchy not for women's sake but my own.
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