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  • neuxue
    26.11.2021 - 1 week ago

    the remit of my current project is almost literally “aren’t you tired of being nice best practice? don’t you just wanna go apeshit?” and this is probably the most fun i have ever had at my job

    #i am breaking ALL the rules #i am going off the rails i am going absolutely feral #i have been given free rein to be a complete gremlin and i am running with that for all it's worth #babygirl i can make graphs that would make statisticians weep #(it's me i'm statisticians) #some people... draw spurious correlations... to cope... #a day in the life of Lia #random workblogging
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  • neuxue
    22.11.2021 - 1 week ago

    How to accomplish work tasks depending on what kind of bad they are:

    #3 guesses which one i'm in today #taking a break to make this dumb venn diagram #and cook dinner #and then back to work :)))) #love that for me :)))) #a day in the life of Lia #random workblogging #image description in alt text
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  • neuxue
    12.10.2021 - 1 mont ago

    you ever have those meetings where you’re just finding increasingly elaborate and deferential ways to say 'no, i'm not saying it's a lot of work to do, i'm saying it literally cannot be done' and somehow what they hear is ‘it can be done we just don’t want to’ is this what gaslighting feels like

    #trying to explain the limitations of [redacted] to a non-technical audience #and they keep going 'but it says it can do [thing]' #and you're like okay. well. first of all [thing] is. not what we need. #and is also not the same as [other thing]. #in the same way that sharks and fish are similar but also on a genetic level Not. #'but if we talk about it this way people will wonder why we're using it' #sounds like a you problem #i am good at managing these kinds of situations but i absolutely fucking hate doing it #today has been a Day #random workblogging #(sorry there's been. more of that lately than usual.) #a day in the life of Lia
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  • neuxue
    11.10.2021 - 1 mont ago

    some useful phrases in Exec-speak, and their accompanying translations to Tired Dev

    execs: we don’t have any good in-house tooling for X translation: the graphs aren’t pretty enough

    execs: so we’re going to integrate with this third-party provider :))) translation: you’re going to spend the next 6-8 weeks repeatedly hitting your head against a wall of useless webhooks, even more useless documentation, and tools that have been optimised to the lowest common denominator and thus generalised to the point of ultimate uselessness, as you try to squeeze even a fraction of your already-existing in-house tooling’s capabilities out of this new platform. you’re going to then spend the foreseeable eternity maintaining this integration that’s held together with duct tape and desperation. but hey at least the graphs are pretty

    #@ execs please consult your friendly neighbourhood eng and/or data people before buying the newest shiniest toys #because if you come to us afterwards you will be receiving #a) a constant refrain of 'well [new platform] can't do that' #and b) a very hands-on experience of the sunk costs fallacy #a day in the life of Lia #random workblogging
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  • neuxue
    04.10.2021 - 2 monts ago

    do i have complicated feelings about the whole concept of ‘underpromise and overdeliver’ and the place it has come to occupy in work/career advice? yes

    does the high from being praised for the thoroughness of something i said would take several days and then put together in the 15 minutes before a meeting carry me through an entire week? also yes

    #and i'm going to NEED that to get me through this week because. #this week is going to be! Interesting! #random workblogging #i really have come to hate that pithy phrase but like. that is a topic for another time. #and by another time i mean never. #a day in the life of Lia
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  • neuxue
    26.05.2021 - 6 monts ago

    me (relieved): *finally, finally books in some time off later this summer* my brain: oh nice! this is great! this means we stop working now, right? me (alarmed): no.... no that’s... not how this works...  my brain: *suitcase packed, productivity shoved into storage*  me (pleading): six weeks... you gotta work with me for six more weeks here... 

    #it is 4pm and i have accomplished... *checks notes*... nothing today #time to go dredge up some motivation from somewhere #to drag myself through the next six weeks #@self you've been ziplining over the burnout cliff for a year now just get it together #a day in the life of Lia #random workblogging
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  • neuxue
    17.05.2021 - 6 monts ago

    just tried to look up a thing for work with the search ‘ CQL’ rather than ‘ SQL’ and i guess that tells you where my attention is at this particular moment

    #this is why i shouldn't look at tumblr while at work but like #what else am i supposed to do when meetings are boring and code is compiling #(the answer usually is: other work) #(but listen it's monday) #a day in the life of Lia #random workblogging
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  • neuxue
    09.03.2021 - 8 monts ago

    this past year or so I’ve just been playtesting a fun little game I like to call ‘Pretending Burnout Isn’t Real By Setting It Aside To Deal With At A Later Unspecified Date And Just Grinding Through Work Instead’ (still workshopping the title) and I particularly like the bonus challenge feature where each time you set aside said feelings of burnout to deal with never later it adds an increasing penalty to your ‘ability to motivate yourself to do work tasks’ stat, and I especially like how it combines with the square on the gameboard called ‘meeting with the CEO tomorrow’, that’s a really nice touch.

    #anyway it's been a fun year #the work WILL get done it always does but. man. #a day in the life of Lia #random workblogging
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  • neuxue
    01.03.2021 - 9 monts ago

    the problem with getting an informal job offer is that it’s enough to send me straight into Fuck This I’m Out territory with my current job but not enough to actually justify quitting.

    #trying not to get my hopes up but man i want this to work out #on the one hand signs are good??? #on the other hand it is conditional on Things Entirely Outside My Control #which. i dislike that. #a day in the life of Lia #random workblogging
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  • neuxue
    18.02.2021 - 9 monts ago

    the entire concept of a ‘remote work social’ is already abhorrent to me but they just had to go and put it on the evening i could otherwise have spent finishing cql and that, i cannot forgive.

    #catch me plotting a decade of revenge for this #the extent of my dislike for work socials really cannot be overstated #usually i can get out of it. but this time. i cannot. and i am livid. #a day in the life of Lia #random workblogging
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  • neuxue
    04.01.2021 - 11 monts ago

    what better way to start off the new year than by turning up to your team meeting and finding out half your team is quitting

    #we were already like. desperately understaffed. for most of 2020. #i'm fine this is fine i'm absolutely fine #my manager: yeah i won't lie it's going to be rough for a few months #me; having been running on fumes for a year now: :))))) cool! no worries! :))))) #this is one of those times i wish i DIDN'T have a reputation for being Chill Under Pressure and Good In A Crisis #because i would like very much to just. scream. #alkjslerksalerjksel okay sorry just venting here #a day in the life of Lia #random workblogging
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  • neuxue
    19.11.2020 - 1 year ago
    #so in the end it's a funny story rather than an infuriating one #several people in that meeting messaged me like #'did he really just....try to explain your own code to you' #and i was like 'yes. yes he did. that is a thing that happened.' #much fun was had by all #except That Guy #asks#anon #a day in the life of Lia #random workblogging
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  • neuxue
    18.11.2020 - 1 year ago

    just had a model that i wrote and put into production a year ago mansplained to me by a contractor who’s been here 2 weeks. h o w.

    #it's even better because my github username at work is literally just... my name #so it's not even like it would have been hard to tell #that i had /written the damn code/ #that he was trying to explain to me like i'm 5 #i'm just... i've gone straight past annoyance and into incredulous laughter #my dude my guy my man /what the fuck/ #a day in the life of Lia #random workblogging
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  • neuxue
    30.10.2020 - 1 year ago

    why, in the moment, does sending the email admitting to being human requesting a sick day feel like a worse prospect than spending 10+ hours working whilst feeling like garbage? discuss.

    #me when anyone else takes a sick day: fair #me when /I/ consider taking one: Illegal #a day in the life of Lia #random workblogging
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  • neuxue
    01.10.2020 - 1 year ago

    trojan horse this and trojan horse that, you know what classical allusion deserves more love in programming? the ship of theseus.

    for when you slowly, a few lines at a time so no one really notices, rewrite someone else’s code until nothing of the original remains and it has all, by attrition, become yours.

    #catch me at work casually shipping some thesian code #listen. sometimes people just. write bad code. #and then i have to look at it. #and so now it is no longer theirs it is mine and that's really a them problem #a day in the life of Lia #random workblogging
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  • neuxue
    17.09.2020 - 1 year ago
    #the true data science experience #is just 'you keep using that word (average)' #'i do not think it means what you think it means' #asks#anon #a day in the life of lia #random workblogging
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  • neuxue
    14.09.2020 - 1 year ago
    #i am known on my current team #for writing very /concise/ code #the irony of this is not lost on me #asks#anon #a day in the life of Lia #random workblogging
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  • neuxue
    19.06.2020 - 1 year ago

    being in both tech and fandom means sometimes having to stifle entirely inappropriate laughter when someone at work says “we need to be prepared to ship these two products”

    #gondor has no context gondor needs no context #a day in the life of Lia #random workblogging
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  • tloguewarrentech
    01.05.2020 - 1 year ago

    May 1st 2020

    Wow, the year’s coming to a close and it’s all just now starting to really set in. Either way nobody has joined the discord group call yet so I’m just going to work on the stuff that Olivia has listed out for me in the trello, which is primarily just making enemies spawn in at specified points and actually giving them certain behaviors.

    I’ve got a script written that takes an array of gameobjects representing the enemies, and then selects a random one from that array and instantiates it at its position, so hopefully I should just be able to make a prefab of this enemy creator that I can pepper throughout the level wherever an enemy needs to be, I haven’t actually tried it out yet so I should probably do that.

    it seems to be working, at first I forgot that it instantiates the objects using worldspace coordinates rather than relative coordinates so it was just creating the objects right in the world origin so I did a quick fix so that it creates them at the spawner’s position, I should also probably add code that destroys the spawner once it’s been used, but that can wait for a while until I get the basic enemy scripts finished at the least. I would update this with more information but it’s getting a bit close to the deadline for this workblog for my liking so I’m going to go ahead and leave it for now, but I’m definitely going to be doing some work over the weekend.

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