Not only is it Halloween🎃 week, but there are also a lot of strange things going on in the world around us, so I felt inspired to start a fun conversation about things that just really spook us out. I’ll start- by sharing a few things that spook me, bug me, and creep me out, and then you can share yours!
One thing for sure that irks me is clutter and mess. If I’m working at my desk and I can see a dirty plate or messy papers out of the corner of my eye, I completely lose focus. I can’t relax or concentrate in a messy space, no matter where I am! 👀
I’m not sure if you ever had one, but something that has creeped me out since I owned one as a child is Furbies. They seem cute on the surface but they're secretly evil.
Seriously though, who even came up with that? On that note, the movie Gremlins has also haunted me for a very long time…
I think we can all agree that one super buggy thing is the trolls / naysayers. You know, the goblins that creep around the Internet, telling people horrifying things like: “You have to have a degree to be a developer,” or “Girls can’t code,” or even “You have to choose between SQL & NoSQL, you can’t have both.” So ignorant! So…. spooky.
What about bad documentation? Spaghetti code? Or... ghost bugs? (In case you’re wondering like I was when I stumbled across the term, a ghost bug is an open security vulnerability in some operating systems that can potentially enable attackers to execute arbitrary code on systems. I also thought it would be a good term for bugs that are really hard to find… like almost invisible... but maybe that’s just me).
Another super weird and spine-chilling phenomenon is outdated, complicated, inflexible, and/or expensive databases and data management tools. It’s 2020, how are some people still putting up with systems that provide nothing but headaches and inhibit them from doing things they really love, like rapid app development and simple integration? 🤯 It’s truly mind boggling folks.
And last but not least, though there are a lot of weird things out there, we all know that the spookiest thing of all… is people that DON'T LIKE DOGS! 😱 (It gives me chills just typing it out)
So in the spirit of ghosts and goblins, what do you find bizarre, what creeps you out, what are your biggest pet peeves?