When I was a teen in the late 80s, I wished for a little machine to carry with me everywhere that would play sound samples of various things and that would just be the way I talked. I now realize that I do that today with memes & gifs
KevDog tweets: "A substantial improvement to the culture of programming would happen if git blame were changed to git credit."
I responded "Yeah, I've always found "blame" in git to be an unnecessarily nasty little spike of microaggression. Like, I don't want to BLAME anyone, nothing's necessarily broken. I just want context and to figure out who's the expert in this spot."
"WHO BROKE THE BUILD!? SHAME! BLAME!"
It's one of like 100s of little paper-cut jokes from an ancient angry hacker nerd culture.
Haha it's a joke, it's funny, thicken your skin.
By the end of a career, skin will be a full meter thick from all this crap.
Why choose to be so angry as a joke? It's not a joke. It's toxic.
We obsess over the perfect ergo keyboard & chair & yadda yadda - why not obsess over a more comfy culture rather than weird angsty edgelordy little in-jokes?