what my girlfriend thought dating a software engineer would be like: "honey, I got an AI robot maid to do all our cooking for us"

what dating a software engineer is actually like: "if that microwave connects to the internet we're heating all our food with a blowtorch from now on"

Sharing this joke with my girlfriend and others really helped diffuse some tensions, and I hope it works for you too.😀

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@krock Well, it would be nice to have an option "Honey, let's make an OFFLINE AI robot to do all our cooking for us". But that probably implies one of us has to be a hardware engineer...

@krock don't forget, we build our own tools for random stuff, which often makes the process more complicated for us and others than the original process 😂

@krock My wife has settled for just do the cooking ourselves.

@krock my wife agrees 😬
I was interested in tech at the time we met. Now I am also interested in tech, but primitive technology that is 😅

@krock Result: Girlfriend is now certified in oxyacetylene welding.

@krock My AI robot girlfriend found that offensive at a 38.62% confidence level ;P

But also: it turns out everything can run doom if you try hard enough

Sounds cool. Ähm, what is a blowtorch?

@krock Can confirm, knowing how the tech works really makes one cautious about it

Except that if the microwave has an ESP8266, I'll get overly excited and immediately flash Tasmota on it

@krock "also, sorry about the dishwasher turning to japanese, I should have not updated the firmware"

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