The Verge ran an article today highlighting that Instagram is separating out their private messaging functionality from their app into a standalone app. This is the same move that facebook made a few years ago (which made me uninstall the facebook app instead of installing their messaging app alongside). It's notable that facebook owns instagram, so the people responsible for facebook's app decision may have an influence on instagram's current app decision. But regardless, why is private messaging so heavy that they feel the need for a separate app?
As a user it's frustrating to me that they would need to install 2 apps on my phone. Facebook is one thing. All the facets of facebook should be wrapped up into one thing on my phone so I can compartmentalize all the things that go along with facebook. Instagram is one thing. I think you see where I'm going here.
This kind of highlights the re-emerging need to have a singular app merge and coalesce all the ways of contacting me into one singular feed and being smart enough to respond to you in the same way you contacted me. This was starting to gain traction in the early naughts but died out by the mid naughts. Digsby was the one that I used but I didn't really like the UI on it. I think we could reapproach this problem using modern programming and modern UI and come up with a more effortless system. Hmm, maybe that's the next thing I should build.
"Where did you find the code you used for that task?"
"Where did I find the code?"
"I can see you wrote most of it yourself but there's pieces that I'm guessing you found on a forum somewhere, maybe stackoverflow?"
"I don’t remember but the piece that I found is the piece for remove the duplicates. line 176 to 180
the other is from and old project that I did in my last job."
"Cool. It's an interesting approach. There's a couple spots I think we can tighten it up but good job."
"Hey, sincerely take care how you ask some questions. Sometimes I feel that you treat us as if we know nothing of what we do."
Dude, seriously? I was just being polite. Your code looks like you bought some commercial engraved wooden boxes and then tried to build a dresser to contain them out of loose sticks from the forest and duct tape. It's diamonds covered in dog shit and you're trying to pass it off as high-end jewelry. You didn't write most of that code, and I know that because I have to redo the entire task now because it's so far off from what should have been written that it's futile for me to try to describe what it should look like and give you a second chance.
You only found the piece for removing duplicates online? Oh, cool, so you wrote that regex piece yourself? I didn't realize you were a regex master. I still have to look that shit up every time I use it so I'll just come to you with my regex questions in the future. Shut up clown. I treat you like you know nothing because you know nothing. I wasn't mad that you looked up code online, I do that too, I just wanted to know if you have a resource that I don't know about so I can use it too. Now I know who I'm dealing with and, news flash: You're no rock star.
A friend of mine shared this image from "Men United" on facebook and it left me with so many questions, like:
Dear "Men United,"
This isn't what men united looks like, because men united wouldn't be tearing down other men.
And you know what? Fuck you friend for even sharing this. We're under enough attack, we have enough stress in our lives, that if we want to spend our time wandering around with strangers and hanging out in parks in the middle of the night who the fuck are you to try to shame us into not doing that?
And, why I'm posting here: if I said any of this to you directly you would claim that you were "just joking" and I take things too seriously. Yeah, well, sorry I'm not funny. Words matter, and I refuse to have my manliness shamed out of me. Fuck you very much, and you can shove your Clint Eastwood memes straight up your ass.
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