I have one particular gripe that isn’t unique to zoom.

I hate screen-sharing.

Yes it has its uses but verifying that someone got an error code isn’t one of them. Someone got a 500 error. He shares his screen. Yup, five zero zero, that’s a 500 all right. For that I need to watch someone else’s mouse cursor run around my screen.

I mention that I’m using the primary key from another table to link my table to the user, but that it isn’t really a foreign key. So he shares his fucking screen like he needs to show me how to spell foreign key. I’ve been doing databases since 1990.

We have a daily status update, which is more frequent than we need, and every goddamn day “let me share my screen.” It’s like when people use that idiotic word “refactor” for “edit” or “technical debt” for “unfinished work.” Just another piece of compulsive conformity. Look how professional. I am, sharing my screen to show what I just said in words.

I wish I could block it.

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American Software Developer living in Vietnam. Classical musician (guitar, woodwinds), weightlifter, multilingual, misanthrope • XY

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