"Have you ever called a technician to fix a pencil?" "Have you ever gotten into a road accident because your car failed to download a font?" That sort of thing.
Anyway this shoe thing has me thinking about that. https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2019/2/20/18233157/nike-adapt-bb-android-app-update-software-break
Back in the early 90s, AT&T had this ad campaign about the coming wonders of internet technology, with the tagline "You Will": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PJcABbtvtA
"Have you ever sent a fax... from the beach? You Will." etc. A lot of what these ads predicted is now commonplace.
Some tech-minded friends of mine liked to reply with their own less-positive "You Will" scenarios.
If I'm typing a bunch of unix command line stuff trying to figure out the right solution, and I eventually DO figure out the solution, one thing I do when possible is re-run the command with a comment like
$ doing-the-thing.sh # This is the one that actually works
So when I inevitably search my shell command history later, I have nice little notes
programming shenanigans (reversing strings)
@jleedev alright, thanks for explaining! that does seem less morally wrong, and more straightforward, than the sleeping solution.
I contributed to this ridiculous, 84-author tribute to Anchorhead and I’d love if folks gave it a try: https://rcveeder.net/cragne/
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