When I asked the client for the login information on their network, they provided me with a username and the password “unique.”
This wasn’t the first time I’d worked for them, and each time, I would receive a different set of login credentials. However, the password was always the same.
This was when I realized what had happened. Someone must have insisted that the passwords on the servers were unique. And one of the network guys took it as a literal order and changed all the passwords to “unique”.
So my roommate has bed bugs.
I specify that he has them because he keeps getting bitten and finding them on himself and his bed but I am only a wall away and have no such experiences.
Exterminator is coming by tomorrow morning.
If the internet is so great, why isn’t everyone using it? I thought it was just for email?
—Client in a meeting to discuss a new website (via clientsfromhell)
"The Apple Watch represents a redrawing of the map that locates technology in one place and our bodies in another."
This is fucking hilarious to me because:
- Apple is far from the first to introduce wearable phone tech, and definitely far from the first to do so in the last year.
- Apple is playing fuckin’ catch-up at this point; they’re sitting at 11% market share compared to Android’s 85%. The idea that the Apple Watch is going to be the thing that breaks through and makes wearable tech a cultural phenomenon before Android/Google does (bearing in mind that Android Wear is already a thing and has been for months) is laughable.
- Breathless and sensational technophobia.
When I look back on my time in therapy, I wonder if I could’ve done a better job of making it work for me. Maybe I should’ve offered up specific changes that I wanted to see to the therapists, such as “I want to stop crying several times a week” or “I need to learn to be okay with being single.” (Both of these things happened without the help of a therapist, by the way.) But…I didn’t really know that I needed to do that. I saw my therapists as authority figures. I assumed they knew what they were doing, and that they would ask me for specific things if they needed to. I had only the vaguest ideas of how therapy is “supposed” to work, because my psychology classes mainly focused on theories and not on practice.
If you find yourself doing nothing but venting about your problems in therapy–without necessarily then developing any sort of plan to help resolve or cope with the problems–that’s a red flag. Venting can be therapeutic in its own right, but you shouldn’t have to pay for the opportunity to do it. Therapists have a responsibility to provide the best treatment they can; it’s literally in our code of ethics. You deserve that from your therapist.
An estimated 63 percent of young men between the ages of 11 and 20 who are imprisoned for homicide have killed their mothers’ batterers.
Kimberle Crenshaw, in her article Intersectionality and Identity Politics: Learning from Violence Against Women of Color. (via supreme-shieldmaiden)
when kimberle crenshaw speaks, you fucking listen. this is the incredible black woman who is responsible for creating the term intersectionality.
Can’t find any research supporting this statistic.
Oh, by the way, Cowboys & Aliens is one of the most ridiculous movies. I’m not sure why it exists or how it got past pre-production.
disappointing that there was never an episode of TNG where Q and Picard have to raise a pretend baby together
I just saw this episode a couple of days ago on Netflix.
Avi have you been watching over my shoulder?