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New work assignment for this week: build an Android app. Never done it before but all it needs to do is load the mobile view from our web app which seems like an easy task.
But a web app manifest is enough on Android.
I am not the guy who customizes his programming tools to the extreme levels, but there is a short list of things I usually do, one of which is making sure that Visual Studio stops putting curly braces on separate lines.
YouTube's new design is awful. I keep getting the "Unresponsive script" warning even on the front page and it gets slower the further I go.
Got a neat project at work: convert a small site from an outdated .NET CMS into static pages.
What static file generator will you use?
Continuing the story of #25733, today I was greeted with message "Welcome to Snapchat" in my email inbox, and I assume it's from the same person.
Working on an extremely minimal C binding between GTK+WebKit and Go for building a desktop application. It's somewhat similar to what the Electron framework is doing, but without Node and C++; I only want a window and an empty canvas, nothing more.
Are you not worried about the size of the resulting application? Electron apps are always behemoths in size & chew resources.
Had a lot of fun at work today solving problems. The server that these guys got is an old Linux box running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. The application needed Java 8 and Tomcat 8 but for some reason it had Java 6 and 7 and Tomcat 7. After upgrading and setting up the JVM (for some reason it defaults to maximum of 128MB of RAM which is a weirdly low default for any Java application), the application was working. All of this without even looking at the documentation, because it doesn't e
In regards to #25989, it seems like majority uses web apps for RSS feeds, with minor use of desktop apps that appear to be available only on the Mac. I guess it is time to roll my own, could be a fun project for the weekend.
I think the reason you will see web apps being used is that people end up needing an always-online system that keeps check of feeds when their own machines are offline. When you have the server based system, it often makes sense to turn that into a web app.
I'm using Liferea for RSS feeds but it's starting to annoy me with frequent freezing and crashing, and it never manages to display the correct numbers of unread items, and it's the most decent desktop reader for Linux that I've found. Maybe I should build my own. What do you use for your RSS needs?
Feedly works great for me. I wanted to build a feed reader too, but each feed is different and respecting the standard is optional in most cases.
I use Stringer, hosted on Heroku. However, I'm trying to find another self-hosted option and I'm leaning toward Miniflux.
I'm using Feedbin in the back, and then Reeder on macOS and Press on Android.
I haven't read/followed RSS since Google Reader closed. I just never found a nice solution, to be honest I wanted something identical to Google Reader but self-hosted. I ended up losing the list of hundreds of blogs I followed. Oh well.
I use NewsBlur via a web browser and its iOS app. Works great.
I did an experiment on my group of friends. I figured out that they were only interested in hanging out with me if they needed something from me, and the only times we were seeing each other besides that is when I was the one to make first contact. I stopped sending messages and calling them, and after 8 months of silence, one of them sent me a message - you guessed it - because she needed a favour. I don't know how we were friends to begin with.
Aw that sucks. You might find this funny: youtu.be/oUZFuS0c0Ak I also try to cut people out of my life who just want things from me all the time. It will mean a smaller group of friends, but they're actually dependable.
I don't really have the whole favours thing, but contact does get slow if I am not the one to initiate. Guess that's why I am happy to have IRC: asynchronous friendships.
Went to my bank today to move some cash from my foreign exchange account to my regular account and the bank teller said "oh, you're the Swedish krona guy" when I gave her my card. Felt like a celebrity for a moment.
In regards to #25733, I took the advice that @tom gave. Two days later, I received an email from Apple's support. They were very adamant that I contact them about this issue through phone, which turns out isn't possible as they don't have a line for Serbia. I'd have to call the line in Croatia which I can't since we don't have a phone at home and my cell and work phones can only make calls in the country, not outside.
Interesting. Keep us updated!
Today I made a very small program in Java that removes unnecessary files from backups we use for data migration that's basically just a progress bar and one button that lets the user pick the directory to clean up, and it felt good. Sorry other languages, I'm a sucker for these tiny single-utility applications, especially if they sport a GUI, and it's so easy to make them with Java.
I usually do command line tools with Python for this sort of things. It's easy to parse arguments, display a progress bar and things like that.