Confessions of a Web Developer XIV
It's been quite a while since I've gotten a few things off of my chest and since I'm always full of peeves and annoyances I thought it was time to unleash:
- I've been at Mozilla for almost three years now and I don't feel as though I've left any sort of mark. Makes me feel ashamed, to be honest -- I need to figure out how to shake the feeling and do something special.
- As an ancient 31 year-old, I have to advise all of you to keep track of and manage your retirement accounts. I know many young devs that go through the motions of getting retirement setup when first hired but then don't do anything with it for years. Stop now and check your retirement. It's critical to check it often.
- Not sure if it's my "new" MacBook Pro or the OS X Yosemite upgrade but my laptop is freezing at least once a day and it's killing my productivity. Hearing loads of others say the same. What the hell?!
- I like the idea of bitcoin and I even more like the concept of ChangeTip (tipping people via Twitter, Facebook, etc.). What sucks is the volatility of bitcoin -- my bitcoin has lost roughly 10% in value over the past few months. Damn.
- My colleague Sean Martell once said "DRM is advertising for bittorrent." He couldn't be more right. So many online media services (iTunes, Amazon, Walmart, etc.) and no way to consolidate your purchases into one place. What a nightmare for users. Makes me glad I work for Mozilla, a company looking to standardize and keep an open web.
- I'm incredibly annoyed by Google's decision to remove pointer-events from Chrome. Seems a big departure and hopefully not a sign of things to come.
- As a remote employee, I feel like a second class citizen. I don't get the awesome food, snacks, or catered lunches. I don't get the parties. I don't get the company card lunches. I do get to save on gas, work in the office environment I've created at home, and have flexible hours. Maybe I shouldn't feel that way? I don't know.
- Instagram recently executed a mass spam user purge. Dear Twitter....
- I also see that the creator of bitcoin, Satoshi Nakamoto, is unknown. He or she (or they) also owns one million BTC. That's 7.5% of all bitcoin. That's a scary scenario.
And there you have it. Feel free to let me know where I'm rubbish.