# Showerthoughts

Things that come to mind and looked insightful — but probably aren’t…
Friday, October 23, 2020

You know that things are getting serious when supermarkets run out of toilet paper.

You know that things are serious when when hardware stores run out of woodchip wallpaper.

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Arguing that people should allow governments unlimited access to their private life, by pointing out that they are already on Facebook, is about as dumb as arguing that it is ok to hack people’s middle finger off, because they’ve already lost a thumb to the buzz saw.

Thursday, October 15, 2020

CAT!

(fucking critter)

It’s dark outside, you are doing some late night coding in a bright lit room and suddenly you become aware of two yellow slitted eyes silently staring at you from an arms length away through the basement window…

Sunday, October 11, 2020

Days are getting shorter again, meaning I get to see a lot of front door’s with blue LEDs on them. A fingerprint scanner, no doubt. How serious can you take a security solution that advertises its presence to passersby across the street?

(Using biometrics to unlock anything is a dumb idea anyways. Would you install a traditional front door that doesn’t allow for changing keys?)

Saturday, October 10, 2020

Progress: We moved from Visual Basic to Node.js…

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Horrible job interview questions for future Android developers:

In your own words, what is a Context?

(Watch em squirm)

Friday, October 2, 2020

Hm, Trump caught COVID-19 and has mild symptoms… loss of taste?

Friday, September 25, 2020

Huh, the Windows XP source code allegedly leaks and all security experts are concerned. Imagine if the same happened to the Linux source code… oh, wait!

Seriously, we had a consensus for years, that security by obscurity is a bad idea. So if accidentally going open source is a concern now, then maybe that’s a reminder that Microsoft products have always been dangerous, shouldn’t have been used to begin with and it’s high time to migrate away from the Windows platform (yes, that’s costly and annoying, but don’t tell that having your business shut down because you rely on an unreliable system isn’t).

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Is there even one component in Android that wasn’t ugly, broken or ill designed from the beginning, hasn’t been buried under at least half a dozen layers of compatibility code since and is still ugly, broken or ill designed today?

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Bored, browsing mobile app developer jobs. Surprised that you can pull $100k/year from mobile app development.