A Ch0nky Goodbye

28 February 2022

  • It was a cold day winter day in the beef box, but Sam was never bothered by the cold, if anything it invigorated him. “Today is the day” he thought “I will refactor brayne.website and finally get it compatible with Opera.”
    Becky C avatarBecky C2/23 6:50pm
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  • Sam sat down his steaming coffee mug on his luxurious desk (his secret recipe, with beef bouillon powder sprinkled on top), cracked his knuckles, and began working. brayne.website was a beast of a challenge, but he knew he could wrangle it into submission.
    Tom C2/23 8:23pm
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  • He typed... and typed... coding like magic as his brain buzzed with energy and excitement. Before he knew it, it was already 10pm—Rietje stepped in. "Wow Sam, you're really going hog wild. Why don't you take a break? Minnie, Arthur, and Lottie then busted through screaming.
    Nathan B2/23 9:09pm
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  • A few weeks earlier, an app was released into the world called Sweardle. Its popularity both excited and frighted Sam.
    Rubani S2/23 9:54pm
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  • Sweardle's success prompted Sam to make a hard pivot with Byline—now users had to decode the previous line by guessing words. But the added friction in Bylirdle caused users to complain. Then, inspiration struck.
    Ben S avatarBen S2/24 5:51pm
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  • "Write better..." said Sam. "All our users need to do is write better!" He began to code, with glee.
    Ross W avatarRoss W2/24 8:17pm
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  • Sam didn't trust that people would just "write better" by themselves; that's why he programmed "The Elements of Style" into them. And while he was at it, he also coded in some - rather surprising - elements into their personalities too.
    Bo P2/24 9:06pm
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  • For example, while everyone was programmed to have a contagious laugh (some MUCH louder than others) only some were given the ability to have the perfect pun for every occasion. And now they were all given the same goal to write a story together.
    Fra V2/26 12:25am
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  • So the friends/colleagues of said loud contagious laugher contemplated the perfect 280 characters to send him off into the corporate abyss. In the end, it wasn’t a perfect story. But it was filled with chonky love.
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The End