Had two second stage interviews so far this wk

One is with the City of Philadelphia for a security analyst role. I don’t feel like a perfectly snug fit for this role, but they seem to have a number of hard, non-negotiable administrative restrictions that would filter out a lot of other applicants, like being in Philadelphia proper instead of a suburb. So, I might have a chance here.

The other one is a sysadmin role with Comcast through a staffing agency. I did well on the tech exam/interview here, and I’m waiting to see if I get a third interview. It sounds like they are hiring at least three people.



yudkowsky’s belligerence here is honestly adorable

What the fuck did you just fucking say about reality, you biased little bitch? I’ll have you know that reality graduated top of its class in the Level IV Multiverse, and has been involved in numerous quantum branches, and has over 10^80 confirmed particles. It is trained in the standard model and generates the top quark and all four fundamental forces. You are nothing to it but just another proper part. It will wipe you the fuck out with inevitability the likes of which has repeatedly been demonstrated on this Earth, mark my fucking words. You think you can get away with saying that shit to reality over the Internet?  Think again, fucker. As we speak reality is contacting its pervasive configuration space across the observable universe and your light cone is being traced right now so you better prepare for the incredulity, maggot. The incredulity that wipes out the pathetic little thing you call your classical intuitions. You’re fucking quantum, kid. Reality is anywhere, anytime, and it can kill you in over seven hundred ways, and that’s just with vacuum collapse. Not only is reality extensively trained in modeling itself, but it has access to the entire arsenal of the Large Hadron Collider and it will use it to its full extent to wipe your miserable ass off the face of the wavefunction, you little shit. If only you could have known what unholy retribution your little “counter-intuitive” comment was about to bring down upon you, maybe you would have held your fucking tongue. But you couldn’t, you didn’t, and now you’re paying the price, you goddamn idiot. It will shit paradoxes all over you and you will drown in it. You’re fucking quantum, kiddo.





fun fact!! it turns out that now when u make a new blog, tumblr forces you to follow 3-4 people before you can change your icon or modify your blog in any way!! this, of course, means that, yes, some of the “potential bots” many of us have been automatically blocking could have possibly been genuine new users who were only just seconds in to having an account!!! tumblr is literally screwing new users over!!!!


Just to confirm for myself that this was true, I went and made a new account and took some screenshots.

After the usual inputting of email, username and birthday (which, I don’t remember if tumblr used to require you to enter your birthday? I feel like it didn’t??) it takes you to this page:

it requires you to follow five tags from a selection of categories (I didn’t count the exact number of categories, but there’s a lot. The right section of the screen scrolls down). I followed some very neutral tags:

The “Next” button doesn’t become click-able until you pick all five.

After that, it took me to this page:

it suggests 10 different users for each tag that you selected in the previous page (the right side of the page scrolls down to all five tags). As far as I could tell, there wasn’t a way to ask for more users in each tag.

Again, the “Next” button doesn’t become clickable until you follow three people.

And finally after that it took me to the dashboard:

There wasn’t any way to change my icon before this point. So long story short, seems like the og post is true y’all :/

That being said, this only applies to blogs that still have the standard tumblr-generated icons, which is pretty easy to distinguish from the pretty-lady-icon porn bots 🤷🏻

God Dammit

I just really feel completely uncertain about everything.

I no longer feel like I’ll be able to get through this whole thing.

And that eventually I’ll just get to the point where I can’t pay my bills and run out of money.

The idea of actually finding a job in the next few months just no longer feels attainable.