April 14th, 2019

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The latest Wreck-It Ralph (where he breaks the Internet) is absolutely brilliant, and, in the best tradition of family movies, is full of cultural allusions and grown-up jokes ("what about you Ralph, do you feel Dostoyevsky intended to make his narrator unreliable?"). It’s barely believable how cruelly Disney is making fun of itself. But the next-level meta joke was in between the closing credits: "Hey Mo, did you like the movie? – Well, there was a scene in the trailer that wasn’t in the movie, and that makes me sad. — Oh, that’s too bad. Maybe playing a game will cheer you up. — Okay." And that’s where the omitted scene happens. Beautiful! Just beautiful. Because of course I, as that little kid in between the credits, was thinking about how they didn’t include that scene.

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Another little Twitter storm. It began with an interview:

which some took for bragging and a reason to shame the guy, e.g:

In response to which the accused responded with a flurry of tweets ensuring everyone that he is a good person:

with some obligatory virtue signalling:

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From "Is front-end development having a identity crisis?  Part II":

"I look at this ES6 snippet and honestly question how a junior is meant to memorize and understand this level of code," he writes.

This attitude bugs me. A lot. He thinks of junior developers as of someone who will struggle with the behavior of the reduce function. Not only that, he somehow thinks that the second (ES6) snippet is more difficult for a junior developer to understand than the first one (although the only differences are the arrow function and the object spread operator, which is not, by the way, ES6). What level of qualification should junior developers have then, in his opinion? Where do they come from? Does he picture them as untrained self-taught HTML/CSS enthusiasts? Do CS graduates figure anywhere in his picture, or are they not interested in web development?