Husband, father, web developer.
Cyberdog The thing that set me off this particular time is that the back and forward buttons were not working as expected, even on a site which wasn't doing any dumb AJAX tricks that might normally cause that to happen. Chrome was failing to maintain a proper history stream at the level that NCSA Mosaic had nailed a quarter century ago or so.
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Cyberdog Chrome's UX is so bad, and of course its Google ownership is suspect. Why the hell is it so popular? Ugh.
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Adam Douglas On desktop, I think Chrome offers the best UX. On mobile, however, I think there are some serious mistakes. Safari does have the best flow in this regard. Swiping left and right to go backwards/forwards through browser history is so good that on Chrome OS this is actually implemented (two finger gesture on the mouse). No swipe-history + that awful idea of pulling-down-to-refresh (sometimes it doesn't work, sometimes it works when you just wanted to scroll...) make mobile Chrome a bit of a pain. Sure, it's calibration, but I shouldn't have to calibrate myself to use that, it should be a button. I like mobile Chrome's approach to tabs
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Mark Dain I have a crazy idea. Could you run a light OS that has just enough to run a VM which is your actual OS; You use the guest for everything. - The guest needs no special drivers; hardware like Wi-Fi is abstracted away to Ethernet. - You have a "hardware" firewall that malware can't disable; NAT in the VM and/or iptables on host. - You can encrypt the VM's disk if you want/need to. - The host has no services & almost no programs so virtually all infections should be contained to a VM you can roll back to a healthy snapshot. - The host almost never needs to be updated; you can't break your computer in a way you can't recover from.
🏒 Lucian Marin Back to the future. I broke Sublevel in the last couple of days more than the entire last year. But I suppose some progress has to be made. Sorry!
Cyberdog Walking through electronics sections of department stores, and all you see are these "Smart" TVs with Hulu and Netflix apps on them. Forget name-brand PCs - now you can't even buy *televisions* that aren't laden with crapware anymore.
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😀 Tom I wonder if they can be flashed with another firmware (that's open-source). I will never buy a smart TV myself. Spying, weak security, unwanted crapware, etc. I don't know what stpre you went to, but I'm sure there are others that sell "dumb" TVs, and there's always online shopping too.
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Cyberdog Once upon a time, MTV was edgy and interesting. Now they're like the safest thing in the world. youtube.com/watch?...
Cyberdog Moved to a new project with a new supervisor at work. Told it's because I'm pretty good and don't require much handholding, so I'm a good fit for this particular project. What? Are they serious? Surely they don't think I'm as good as NO STOP IT IMPOSTOR SYNDROME I WILL NOT LET YOU OWN ME
Cyberdog If you told me yesterday that I'd wake up the next day, learn David Bowie had died, and then have so many feels about it, I probably would have thought you were crazy. But today... "Look up here, I'm in Heaven..." youtube.com/watch?...
Cyberdog Bought a PowerBall ticket for tonight. More out of zeitgeist than anything else. I actually kind of home nobody wins just so we can see how the signs at the convenience stores will deal with jackpots over a billion. Maybe just show "999"?
Cyberdog It's 2016 and Steam on Mac still doesn't support Retina displays because *mouth fart noises*
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Adam Douglas Python in general is backwards. I couldn't stand the whole indentation-for-blocks thing. I started out on Perl and I've always been in favour of curly braces.
Adam Douglas ASP.NET's XML-based Local Resource Files fulfill this role. Of course you then have to work with ASP.NET but just saying.
Cyberdog What dictates how a post shows up on the "Current" tab of the "Explore" page? It doesn't seem to be every post by everyone, but I can't figure out what the pattern is.
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Cyberdog Idea: Formalized XML for translated documents. One file contains two or more translations of the same document. Each corresponding paragraph, line, etc of the document in each translation is marked up with the same identifiers. That way, if you're reading a document in a language you're learning and you're stumped on a line or word, you could see the same line or word translated into a language you already know, among other applications.
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