Sure would be nice if System Restore had an actual progress bar instead of just “Restoring files…” and a looping look-its-not-frozen bar.
RT @MurderBotBot: Overconfident humans who don’t listen to anybody else scare the hell out of me.
It's weird to think that I now trust Twitter even *less* than Facebook.
At least with Facebook
– They're more likely to skirt rules instead of flat out break them. (Pretty sure they actually pay rent on time.)
– There are more people in charge who can mitigate any idle whims Zuck might have
– They give warning for breaking changes ahead of time instead of retroactively pretending it was always like that.
– They actually understand the industry they're in.
Gmail, not sure how you couldn't tell that “GET ALL THE TRENDING STUFFS AT CHEAPER RATE” should go in the spam folder
Looking at the Galaxy S23 Ultra camera features and repeating: “I don’t need a new phone. I don’t need a new phone…”
I think the power company must queue up their “we're working on it!” robocalls to go out over time and then not clear them when the outage is fixed.
Every time the power's gone out over the last year or two I've gotten at least one call *after* the power's back on telling me that it should be fixed in the next however-many hours.
$ less sudoers sudoers: Permission denied $ sudo less sudoers
Note: In Firefox, the save feature was broken and only saved the background. (It worked fine on my wife’s phone.) I took a screenshot rather than starting over in another browser.
Heads up: #NoMansSky has a bug where if you *completely* empty your freighter inventory before buying a new freighter, it doesn't transfer your base. Apparently if you leave at least one item in cargo, it works properly.
(I, uh, found this out the hard way. I'm just glad I'd stored the exclusive tech from the expedition this started as in my starship cargo.)
Oh this is cool! A web app (runs in your browser) that converts your personal Twitter zip archive into a searchable static website!
I’m not using it on my own archives, since there’s a whole lot that I’d like to discard first, but if I had something I *did* want a complete public archive of, this would be better than, say, importing everything into WordPress.
Oh, that’s interesting! Snac2 appears to be pulling in the entire reply thread for some posts!
(That’s probably connected to why it keeps picking up spam comments from some plume blog.)
Responding to a poll about book formats
I like the portability of eBooks, and being able to adjust font size and such, but I really prefer to read them on an e-ink display rather than a glossy backlit screen.
There are some authors or series that I prefer to get in print form, though, especially if there’s a good chance I might go back and re-read them someday.
Thank you, spell check, for preventing me from documenting a “fuction,” which sounds like something totally different from the software library I’m describing.
Ah yes, the questino mark.
It’s what you get when you succeed on a quest to collect gravitino balls in No Man’s Sky
Results: Orville Redenbacher's popcorn
…oddly, not too far off when you think about it.
“Your auto refill order is scheduled for pick up on Sun, Jan 29, 2023”
Um…. this pharmacy is closed on Sundays.
Responding to a post about how awful the term “content” is for everything we do online.
I can imagine web devs talking about layout vs. content as tech terms back in the day, only to have corporate marketing/legal jump on the term and run with it in the worst, dehumanizing way possible.
I wouldn’t say it was ever a *great* term. I’m just speculating on possible etymology. It wouldn’t be the first or last time a jargon term got stretched way beyond its narrow use case.
Krebs on Security: “As it stands, using Kushnir’s exploit was the only time I’ve ever been able to get Experian’s website to cough up a copy of my credit report.”
“git merge maser”