I wasn’t really going to post about this. It just like didn’t even cross my mind very much. It wasn’t important to me, really until today. I had not thought about it… until I spoke with a friend of mine working on i2p.
Basically, we were talking about TOR and HTTPS Everywhere, OPENWrt and lighthttpd.
Somewhere in that conversation we started to discuss the Banana and that is when I remembered. That is when it struck me. It was a while ago.
I am sure anyone who reads this might tire about my stories of discrimination.
Well, if so, stop reading now.
It’s not a horrible and vivid tale. It was over in a matter of seconds.
Todd: So, did you decide what you’re going to do with your pi?
Me: Yeah, I’m going to work on a TOR relay.
Todd – laughing: Well good luck with _that_
He continued to laugh as he walked away.
I’m not sure which installfest this happened at. I do remember it was at UAT so it was over a month ago.
Tell me something?
Is it so laughable that I would be able to work on something like this?
There were witnesses.
People who were sitting right next to me when he did this.
I don’t understand why someone like this – someone so ignorant and arrogant can laugh at me.
Just thinking about it makes me want to cry like a little girl. LOL.
We recently had a discussion about brogrammers in a mailing list.
This guy isn’t even a brogrammer. He’s barely anything at all.
WHY ARE YOU LAUGHING AT ME.
Here’s the most amusing and well, painful part. I dedicated my life to this community. I really did. There were a lot of other things I could have done. I enjoyed it, don’t get me wrong.
However, this kind of behavior, it’s unnecessary and painful.
You know, we don’t need to have this type of behavior.
This is exactly the type of behavior we don’t want.
Also, do you know what I have done to people in programming classes that questioned my ability. I have seriously put them in their place and put the smack down.
I remember when Mark did this to me in 8086 assembly.
In those days, we had this thing called a blackboard – really it was green. The teacher used chalk.
Mark was a friend of mine but he had the ridiculous notion that he would cut me down in class in front of everyone.
This was a bad idea because I already had an EE course, binary and some assembly language.
Durng the course, the instructor asked us to suggest code. Mark, like a fool, suggested code during this session after he poked fun at me and insinuated I could not code.
After he was done with his suggestion, I raised my hand and suggested an alternative because it was actually more efficient.
The instructor deleted all the suggestions Mark made and put in mine because I was correct. I turned to him and said, “Don’t ever, say I don’t know my shit.” He goes, “damn.” I said, “I went easy on you this time. Don’t let it happen again.”
TOR relay is a good project.
i2p is also good.
I have a raspberry and a banana. I may do both.
This guy… he can’t break me.
You can’t break something that is already broken!