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Charlie Don't Surf @sonniesedge Sitting on the Berlin wall

People before code. Kindness before capitalism. Chaotic bisexual energy. #Indieweb fan. #Simplicity aficionado. She/her. 🏳️‍🌈 ♀️ alt: @ReactingBadly

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Joined Twitter 6/28/10


It is 33C and I am dying.and despite this the UK as a whole still thinks of itself as hugely progressive on this and that trans people shoul… https://t.co/Y4iTnuNEzw
Retweeted by Charlie Don't Surfthis is comprehensively damning – legal gender recognition for trans people in the UK is so terrible that the only… https://t.co/h7Q0twOhTO
Retweeted by Charlie Don't Surf @rachel_norfolk @alexwlchan You're right. There might be two, perhaps even THREE power cords. They still use stac… https://t.co/PtQSPAmK1vA boar stole a man's bag at Teufelssee and here are the photos of the exciting chase. He was naked cause, well, Ger… https://t.co/2a0yl0KA8p
Retweeted by Charlie Don't SurfI was today years old when I found out that Japanese Cumbia existed 😳🔥 This one’s called “Cumbia del Monte Fiji 🇯🇵” https://t.co/Xkm0QHiCZL
Retweeted by Charlie Don't Surf“you see, the giant JavaScript bundle actually makes the page faster…” https://t.co/It0hbweMNG
Retweeted by Charlie Don't Surfyes lads it is absolutely imperative that you have a computer science degree to be a success in an industry where a… https://t.co/wKQNjEsVyx
Retweeted by Charlie Don't Surf @aral Buggered if I know. This is why I drink.INTERESTING. https://t.co/kZCCR1QQXI @sonniesedge The engineers may not have morals, but what about the janitors? I bet they’re criminally underpaid, a… https://t.co/SOlP7Bhhnd
Retweeted by Charlie Don't SurfBecause let's face it, if you work for Facebook, you don't have any morals. Only money will work.How realistic is it for us to crowdfund an enormous bribe to a senior Facebook engineer so that they run "sudo -rm /" on everything?Senior Facebook people have been intervening to make sure right-wing content is not "fact-checked", and Zuckerberg… https://t.co/hPzCZomrGe @sarah_edo Ah fuck. 😔 But here's my three wee guys begging for food. https://t.co/3aln9ywtx0
8/7
2020
@SixArmedSweater @CaseyExplosion Why thank you, stranger. @SixArmedSweater @CaseyExplosion I just... did? Because I was talking about homophobia and transphobia issues in Po… https://t.co/tVKewEJZCGMajor love and respect to the Polish MP’s who co-ordinated their outfits to create a rainbow flag at the swearing i… https://t.co/6dhZXc8GcC
Retweeted by Charlie Don't Surf @SixArmedSweater @CaseyExplosion Why did I split what? @Remain_Angry @Lootzifer2 Yup. Report and block. @Lootzifer2 I've got 5 euros on me. Give me your address and I'll post it. x @Lootzifer2 I wasn't aware that Britain had occupied Poland?When people in my real life repeat transphobic talking points from Mumsnet or the Times, it makes me realise two th… https://t.co/iuVlwLbaRI
Retweeted by Charlie Don't Surf @peter_podgorski You should thank @Chican3ry for that tbh. She's been shouting about this stuff for a long time.The most unrealistic thing about Star Trek is how good the engineering team is at estimates.
Retweeted by Charlie Don't Surf @discontinuity Oh got sure. It's just part of their conservative ideology. Correct adherence to gender roles is par… https://t.co/Op1Yj9Dhjp @Chican3ry Maybe I'm mixing up the commercial compassion with their self-conceptualisation. Sorry, there's some shi… https://t.co/ubfXzpfRvB @Chican3ry They don't stop being genderqueer, no. Urgh, sorry. Just watched their TV interview and got extremely pi… https://t.co/xDFlvvgQyN @Chican3ry Like, I get that you might want to be genuinely helpful Jeff (although I think the book sales are far mo… https://t.co/wmhHYfTwZI @Chican3ry Jesus, just looked them up. Nonbinary, literally says that transgender is different to being enby, but i… https://t.co/aJYVpez1kB @Chican3ry Jeffrey Marsh can suck my udder. Whoever Jeffrey is. @Chican3ry What the actual fuck is "looking trans enough"?So much of the offence taken by anti-LGB and anti-trans conservatives boils down to people daring not to reproduce.… https://t.co/R9GQjcIC0OJust remember that the anti-LGBT ideology operating in Poland is the same one fuelling anti-trans activism in the U… https://t.co/s1j8RJOVzAIn Poland people have been arrested and charged for daring to hang a Pride flag off a statue. Doing so "offends rel… https://t.co/stDslNiIxn
8/6
2020
And believe it or not, every day I still need to have arguments with dudes about quotas, unconscious bias, and how… https://t.co/CwmEGPeAl0
Retweeted by Charlie Don't Surf“I mean, let’s be honest. We really can’t be fucked to think about the language we use and anyway it doesn’t impact… https://t.co/HUVaeW5JDM
Retweeted by Charlie Don't Surf @sonniesedge Very true, the best devs are the ones that listen to others and do not feel the need to score points.… https://t.co/ZoxVRSWpZ9
Retweeted by Charlie Don't Surf @sonniesedge This is related to the anger you see from brogrammers when they are passed over for promotion for some… https://t.co/fc6oGObr9G
Retweeted by Charlie Don't Surf @sonniesedge I keep a list of guys who exist in my small subset of the tech world who I'm like "NOPE, Never hiring that one."
Retweeted by Charlie Don't Surf @sonniesedge I've found those developers are – more often than not – the same that think they're being paid to code… https://t.co/PfnzZMphZj
Retweeted by Charlie Don't SurfTech would be so much better if the dev-bros understood this. It's a job. A job I love. A job I take seriously.… https://t.co/b0PYhVOnIk
Retweeted by Charlie Don't SurfThis snark is also extended to other industry roles, like UXing, Product Management, Project Management, Design, an… https://t.co/CL77YW23jQI've never once thought "oh, he's really good at $LANGUAGE, it's worth putting up with his personality for that". N… https://t.co/kFyYxIC7ADIt's just a job, boys.The very worst devs I have ever worked with are wannabe alpha males who wish to prove their worth to real alphas. I… https://t.co/q9tVj93mPuThey are the ones who are confident, who push back against "authority", who are willing to explain and stand up for… https://t.co/O3uyFymFdmI am 100% behind this. The amazing devs are the ones with humility, who listen, who don't try to dominate, who unde… https://t.co/LMEMnkdMz3my fav 3 lines of CSS ever: .flow > * + * { margin-top: var(--flow-space, 1em); }
Retweeted by Charlie Don't SurfAdmittedly I have been pretty out of it lately, but I just wandered into the part of the internet who is debating w… https://t.co/4zi8J4L7Mf
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8/5
2020
More often than not, shorter code isn't better code https://t.co/A9wjged3ul
Retweeted by Charlie Don't Surf“Oh Mel, you just don’t understand...” Quit it. Yes I do. If the solution is ever “infinite scroll” then you haven’… https://t.co/sE9hVBjd70
Retweeted by Charlie Don't Surf @SBinLondon Oooooooooooh! What a great idea! Been relying on back to front hoodies until now. 😂 Might try making one! @esdrasbeleza Appropriately sized for the number of people. Absolutely not as you describe there. But also not 3 be… https://t.co/TKZZ9PBkeeLawns and grass as parts of the commons and usable by all: those are amazing. ♥️But to go deeper on this: grass isn't automatically bad from an ecological point of view. It's grass that is held f… https://t.co/RNxMxA3lnh#joggingwhileblack. Black civil servant accused by police of car theft for jogging past a car, stalked by the owne… https://t.co/NmTijYVzQN
Retweeted by Charlie Don't SurfOnce we've got rid of the golf courses we can start on taking back private lawns. Living in Berlin has made me rea… https://t.co/DyvwPLITIFConvert all golf courses into allotments. Hunt unrepentant golfers down with dogs and torches. https://t.co/9oPqM8gpKd... an interview in one image. https://t.co/3JfRxJkgHi
Retweeted by Charlie Don't Surfdaily mail look me in the eye and explain to me how americans celebrate thanksgiving https://t.co/KsbvZxRCdS
Retweeted by Charlie Don't SurfThis is the first time I've seen a reporter dare to question Trump. How the fuck is it *unusual* to see a reporter… https://t.co/T9u2JTdhGa
8/4
2020
idk what coming-of-age queer kid needs to hear this but please don’t start smoking cigarettes
Retweeted by Charlie Don't Surf @SBinLondon Is that a special bag for piggies or something else??
8/3
2020
@alexandrasaurus Dear god, this. ♥️
8/1
2020
@nasiamakryg That sounds about right! @mmatuzo Definition list, or separate articles.
7/31
2020
@Marcelafae It keeps folks on their toes. @Marcelafae Lol, my feed is 50% queer issues, 30% tech, 20% meaningless retweets.
7/30
2020
Honestly, this. So many expensive widgets (expensive in build cost/maintenance, CPU, data, cognitive load) currentl… https://t.co/fsZW1eTZMn @mmatuzo @adactio @cassiecodes @hankchizljaw @cariefisher @hola_soy_milk @MicheBarks @mxbck Oh, Vienna. @mmatuzo @adactio @cassiecodes @hankchizljaw @cariefisher @hola_soy_milk @MicheBarks @mxbck What are you talking about?
7/29
2020
I have found the *one* acceptable use of machine learning: https://t.co/pAdSk5vXxF
Retweeted by Charlie Don't Surf"Using AI to replace a tickbox, but in a way that hurts people" is like 90% of new ML startups tbh https://t.co/KRrWBtvXKB
Retweeted by Charlie Don't Surf @MiriSuzanne I think I will retweet this every Monday morning. Just to encourage the wee web fuckers. ♥️Large companies find HTML & CSS frustrating “at scale” because the web is a fundamentally anti-capitalist mashup ar… https://t.co/pPYQFUEfnm
Retweeted by Charlie Don't SurfI see a few Facebook employees on here giving off a whiff of superiority and let me tell them one thing: until you’… https://t.co/LnmbA6Ge2p
Retweeted by Charlie Don't SurfI'll say it again the folks in the back - Medium is not a blog. It's another walled garden like Facebook. Own your… https://t.co/GNMYLSi807
Retweeted by Charlie Don't SurfI have still not figured out why I instinctively take my facemask off to hear people better.
7/28
2020
So are benefits going up or is this a tax on sick and disabled people who can’t get to shops in person? https://t.co/9G07GmqzVF
Retweeted by Charlie Don't Surf[being chased by killer] ME: *frantically pressing crosswalk button*
Retweeted by Charlie Don't Surffor those think that billionaires are just slightly richer millionaires, then you won't mind trading in your 1TB st… https://t.co/EJKZb0PdSz
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7/27
2020
The online TERF radicalization cycle is reliably swift, frenzied, and all-consuming, esp. for middle-aged cis women… https://t.co/nZfCxpBkRv
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7/26
2020
Ten years too late, the VC class wakes up to the damage they did. Their answer is to let the governments they under… https://t.co/oBWJyx7kN7
Retweeted by Charlie Don't Surf'There will be no jobs or prosperity on a dead planet.' Hear from economic leaders on how we could solve the jobs… https://t.co/6puIz8z7cW
Retweeted by Charlie Don't Surf @Chican3ry Just because you're not at the worst point in your life doesn't mean that anything bad that happens now is somehow okay. 👀♥️ @Chican3ry Knock that shit off. Doxxing and fake complaints to employers are real. Getting ousted from a job during… https://t.co/7AgEfaGY99 @bnathyuw Yeah in that certain liberal UK newspaper it's 100% a synonym for "claiming to be". In others it's a clu… https://t.co/ilsMVaYmei
7/25
2020
@bnathyuw Not only bad faith. Cis folk trying too hard to he woke as well.I identify with being immolated in the nuclear fires of our home star.Fire the phrases "I identify as" and "self-identifying" into the fucking sun. @dheerajdwivedi6 @DuckDuckGo Laden with JavaScript. @KatyMontgomerie Fuck off and have a great holiday! 🖕🎉Lots of people are feeling unproductive. But if you successfully infect zero people with the virus, seriously you’v… https://t.co/Ogthh9eriw
Retweeted by Charlie Don't SurfIt’s noticeable how even totally ordinary streets in London look beautiful if you remove on-street parking https://t.co/M4TcbZDW1T
Retweeted by Charlie Don't SurfIf you're using @DuckDuckGo and find the JavaScript-laden version as awfully slow as I do then simply add… https://t.co/gJX0hxNGMDAsked my gyno which birth control would NOT make me depressed. She said, “unfortunately there’s just not a lot of d… https://t.co/fVDQyMpdjh
Retweeted by Charlie Don't SurfLook, it's not often I get to indulge in a bit of good honest nerdery.*hyperventilating intensifies* https://t.co/lvFkVsHZmB*hyperventilates into brown paper bag* https://t.co/PVkXTPvT0D
7/24
2020

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