May 12, 2022 · The first XKCD comic mentioned in Software Engineering at Google:


May 10, 2022 · I just tried to explain gender transformation to my kids in popular Soviet song:

Я был когда-то странной игрушкой безымянной.

Protagonist is a male (animal), but he was a toy in the past. But toy’s gender is feminine. Which makes a weird mix of two genders in one sentence separated by the time.

The opposite example blew their minds:

Я была когда-то странным утюгом безымянным.

May 7, 2022 · Weird and disturbing fantasy from The Simpsons S33.E19 “Girls Just Shauna Have Fun”


May 6, 2022 · Here are some of my favorite quotes from songs. I catch myself reciting this one during tough debug sessions:

Goddamn machinery
Why don't you speak to me?
    -- "The Axe" by Thom Yorke

And this I love for the structure of the sentence:

When I am king
You will be first against the wall
With your opinion
Which is of no consequence at all
    -- "Paranoid Android" by Radiohead

This one is for “broken pipe” and “Socket closed”:

Communication breakdown, it's always the same
Havin' a nervous breakdown, a-drive me insane
    -- "Communication Breakdown" by Led Zeppelin

May 5, 2022 · Surprisingly, zero intersection on most used self-hosted apps with this guy.

May 3, 2022 · I need to do something meaningful with my life or I’ll be wasting it.

May 2, 2022 · TIL that US schools close in observance of the Islamic holiday Eid al-Fitr, a festive celebration marking the end of Ramadan, a month of fasting observed by Muslims worldwide. But they call it Quarterly grading/planning. Maybe to not stir the masses.