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This is my blog, named for an old New York Lottery marketing slogan.

19 January 2018

Leaving the Cult; or, Getting Free of Toxic Tech Culture

Valerie Aurora’s post on leaving a toxic tech culture is absolutely brilliant, and everybody who works in tech should read it.

That’s right, everybody. Not just people working in Silicon Valley or for a startup. Everybody. I’ve worked for twenty years as a developer without ever setting foot in the Valley, but the attitudes Ms. Aurora decries are not local to SV.

They’re everywhere.

08 February 2017

Resistance Is Not a Game, Dammit

I might not be out in the streets protesting the Republican regime, but I won’t tell the people who are that they’re wasting their time. That sort of talk only helps the bastards keep us down.