Soul mate is a one-to-one relationship.
Not a one-to-many, or a many-to-many (are you kidding me !!!) relationship.
— Me (My head is in CRAZY data modeling these days, at least this one is simple, or so you think !!!)
I wish there was a Mind Redirect.
Have you ever had the experience where your mind is stuck with an idea? You can’t detach from it. Yet, it’s an old idea that has absolutely no ground in reality. As if your mind points to an outdated repository to download its libraries that allow it to function well. This leaves you with a sick mind that doesn’t function well because it doesn’t have the correct libraries! It keeps querying something that doesn’t exist anymore and that is not real. It is so crazy. If only there was a Mind Redirect to redirect your mind to ideas that work with reality! No, seriously!
I don’t know how to liberate from this. If I could script my mind, I would totally do it… but how could I right now! Damn. Instead, I will have to tweak my perception into thinking that something in reality is not the thing that I was expecting and so on.. so organic, so inefficient!
UGHHHH UGHHHH UGHHHH! #AgonyOfTheBeing
Finally I coded my image ratio calculator…!
I use it to calculate the dimensions of the image I want to create with a precise ratio. Usually I only create 16:9 images, but since in Photoshop you sadly can’t set the image’s dimensions at creation based on a ratio (at least the ratio I’m interested in), I built myself this little tool. In Photoshop this is what you see:
No 16:9 ratio. Yet, 16:9 is my favourite, since it’s the HD widescreen dimensions. So in my tool you just set your preferred orientation and dimension and it calculates the dimensions with the ratio that you provide. It saves me really a lot of time in my process. Even if Photoshop provides a way to create an image from a custom template with your custom dimensions, I don’t naturally recognize that such template is a 16:9, I always end up recalculating the dimensions… So I really need this! And maybe so do you! Bookmark it already:
On the subject of images, I will elaborate later. But yeah, sometimes I produce stuff! This is mine !!👇👇👇 😉
I had a great night! I went to a meetup where all the talks were really interesting. And it always produces the same effect on me, I end up all gibly-gibly (yeahh.. no need to look that up, really). What I mean is that I really enjoy the part of a meetup where you’ve been locked up in your life for a long time and then you meet other people that are like you, and suddenly the sky sort of opens. It’s hard to describe but I love those moments!
Developers is the group where I feel I really belong to and every time we talk, it goes… “YEAHHHH !!! Exactly !!!! 😳” For example, I learned tonight a new definition of “devops” as some kind of “continuous integration coach”. So interesting to exchange around that “social” role of the devops, I’ve never quite seen it that way. But then, when I think about it, I’m all “Cool!, that makes sense!”. Particularly I like and applaud when devs develop their soft skills, it’s so important and a great example for everyone.
During these nights out, I especially always enjoy observing developers personalities, and I realized that I like being a dev because you can be weird, and it’s normal. The more I know the crowd, the more I think devs are the most harmless people, they’re very like “lovely bears” that you want to hug all the time once you know them (however you should never admit that to their face! (or they might corrupt your data)). Ok, this might be the two beers and no food writing, I might deny or delete everything here, but deep down, it is the truth that I really think.
Ok, time to stop the damages. Good night.
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My week-end was so high in emotions! I painted the actual metrics of my mood for posterity. I had set myself a goal this week-end to finally understand what I never understood about character encoding. I know the basics, but there was always something fuzzy (the least I can say) about it. Every time I tried to understand it further, it was big CHAOS down the road so I left it there, until now.
So I want to pin this moment: finally, I have understood CHARACTER ENCODING. Big shock. My relationship with computing is like that, I hate it and then I love it again. It is like that! To celebrate I am writing an article about encoding, it will totally revolutionize your mind!
My life is very exciting.
This is just to say that I upgraded my blog to support two majors things that qualify a blog as “21st century ready”:
// Oh my God.😜 alert('Finally!!!');
😀 🙂⭐️ ✨ ⚡️ 🤓 😳 😂 😏 😍 😇 👉 😎 💪 ✌️ 👀 🙌 👏 💕 🙃 😜 🙄 👋 😹 🐾 💥 💫 🌽 🍟 💖 💞 😼 🤖 👻 👽 👅 😊 😉 ☺️ 😐 😑 ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING ME 😱 😱 😱 😘 ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ? ?
CHARACTER ENCODING HAS ALMOST KILLED ME. 🔪 🔪 🔪
Do you want to know how developers
waste spend their time?
Read this: https://stackoverflow.blog/2017/06/15/developers-use-spaces-make-money-use-tabs/
Then, read the thread. 824 comments. #SERIOUSLY
If you want to understand dev culture you need to read the thread and then you will see through the thick glass. I compiled the gist of it below with my own contribution #obviously.
OK. It is exactly 1:39 AM and I am fiercely motivated to reignite my marvellous blog.
I have spent some time re-reading some articles I had written ages ago and I almost fell off my chair out of laughter. My goodness, I didn’t even try to be funny I think. And it’s very possible that I am the only one in the entire galaxy who finds what I write funny. My hypothesis is that I might come from a different dimension. See for yourself, you have got to read these articles! I can’t believe I made them public.
Anyway, it is weird to look at my past writings from the future, there’s a singular spirit that I deeply miss. It seems that I really liked technology and everything about it. It fills me with nostalgia because I still love technology, but it’s no longer the same. I have grown up maybe by 10 feet now and I view it a bit differently. I regret so much not documenting more my life as a dev in the past, it’s so important to document all this stuff even if I’m the only reader!
I just wanted to pin that I love my blog, I love the articles I wrote, I love the code I wrote, I love all the comments people kindly left, I love what I did all these years that led to all these gem stories. My blog has really helped me remember and hold tight to what I love the most in what I do. It has been a true mind repository to keep myself sane at all times. I’m so sad that something deviated me from feeding it with all the love I have for technology, I’m so sorry for this huge silence.
So I personally commit today to reignite my blog and make it live again like it used to. I really mean it as a commit – not a commitment – because then I will really PUSH it if you see what I mean. I swear I will do it. This week-end, it’s coming.
Make my blog great again !