[Funny note, I need to fix it -- this site is like the first of a litter, last to get attention at times, so everytime I update a blog post, it retweets it ... I just haven't taken the time to change this. Though I think I will in the next day or so, have a few other bells and whistles to add - or rather, I have to update it, in order to save -- this is getting changed soon!]
In certain situations one is given great amounts of time. Not exactly with which to do what they will, and so they must make do with what is accessible. Entertainment must ensue for sanity to be maintained. Sometimes, world's shrink. Wrinkles become riptides. The following is such a tale of travesty and triumph:
For a time I was disgruntled with Bootstrap, there seemed no easy way to facilitate an elegant sidebar navigation. Alas, this quandary is no more! The library Foundation was being used for a time; but like so many things in this digital age, seems to have fallen by the wayside. I've recently found a storefront framework that also uses Bootstrap, and was not looking forward to juggling so many frameworks: DOESN'T IT LOOK GRAND!!
I find it all rather spectacular! There is simplicity, for both the desktop and the mobile experience. Yay.
This experience has been a deviation from another experience I was dissuaded from pursuing under threat of continued harassment. I learned how API's worked and sought some data to capture using this new found knowledge. Having had NO idea that anyone ever read this silly ol' blog, I thought my pictures would have little effect.
As the world would turn, my little post was made known and a little bird came knocking on my door. This little bird needed me to know that what I was doing was affecting someone. Or at least that is what I have since distilled after the conversation that ensued. The explicit morsel I've been left to ponder is the quote, "I thought you were trying to get me fired?". The readily victimizing, self-centeredness of the allegation, without any thought to the author's person, is what hits so deep.
[There was also a small row over the use of the word chaos in describing the data returned on a preliminary scan of a collection of media outlets. We'll get back to that later.]
People will always want to placate their own discriminatory tendencies to, "it's not because of that that". Which is all well and good when one only sees their actions in isolation. When one looks through a lens which experiences disproportionate recrimination or praise depending on circumstance, it becomes pretty clear that that has something to do with it.
While it becomes incredibly depressing when this happens during more any public interaction. Like, wtf? Oh yea, ugh! The constant need to be put on a pedestal, to be the teacher in the matter. "When you use words like chaos," I speaking from a perspective that has acclimated to chaos, after a fashion, and accepts the role is plays in every day life. Data requires much manipulation before it is useful, and even then can only be read with a spoon-ful of salt.
Enough of this for now ...
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