I complain about how poor Sharepoint performance is in Edge compared to Chrome, and then just a day later the news breaks that MS is scrapping the Edge engine in favor of a Chromium copy. :\ Wow.

I am completely and utterly convinced that even Microsoft doesn't use Edge much internally, considering how poor Sharepoint works in it compared to in Chrome.

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Using the modern web doesn't feel empowering. It feels immensely frustrating.

The web is barely usable without ad-blocking. Pages take an age to load and the content jumps around as more ads download and display. Also the ads are spying on you.

The entire JS ecosystem is dependency hell and sometimes you have to download massive JS files just to view a web page. The JS is probably also spying on you.

Worse still, JS is also probably why the Back button doesn't work properly on so many sites.

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Free Wifi at a Restaurant Alignment Chart

It's either apps just not launching, working fine for a while and then just not launching, or taking forever to launch. (I have a modern 4c/8t laptop, so it's not a hardware problem.)

I am less than impressed with the "snap store" in the linux world. I run the most common linux distro, in the most common long-term-support version. I have had to uninstall the "snap" versions of certain apps and install the older gtk versions several times.

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So, since las thursday i've been forced to use LTE for everything, because some telco-technician #$%ed up my DSL/Telephone cable while owrking on another line.

Apparently, they still haven't been able to fix it. In the meantime, my data cap for LTE has long been reached, and I've been surfing the net with ~2 kb/s for the past few days.

Let me tell you: I've gained a whole new impression of the "modern" internet. And it's not a good one.

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what people think programming is like: i hacked into the mainframe and initiated a kernel override with a sidechain attack

what programming is actually like: my program broke because i mispelled "public" as "pubic"

All I'm wanting is a skin/theme that makes my computer's OS look like Android 3.0. Is that too much to ask?

(I still consider the Android 3.0 look to be on of the most futuristic and SF-looking OS themes to this day.)

Welp, Googling "how to cancel Tesla reservation"

Hey, does anyone know if the glitch.social fork of Mastodon feature a whitelist model? They have nice docs, but I don't see it listed.

However, awoo.space is using the glitch.social fork, and I know they had a whitelist model.

Finally the prices of GPUs are coming down.

Come to me, my pretties. I will give you a good home. You won't have to ever mine cryptocurrency again.

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Chief of the Ways

Really old piece for me, but I still quite like it.

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Upgraded my Masto server from 16.04 and 18.04, and had to do the following just to get the instance back up again:

Reinstall npm (It wasn't installed anymore?)

Uninstall and reinstall all gems

I also stopped the postgres 9.10 services running and reinstalled all of nodejs just to be safe.

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While playing No Man’s Sky I've been turning my favorite screenshots from the game into classic sci fi novel covers. I've made three so far: Ascendant Eden, The Satellite Sun, and The Scavenger of Eden.

Today I tried to do something I hadn't done for about a decade -- tried to play a Windows game in Linux. Using Valve's new tool they released, it worked far, far better than expected.

I got to admit, while I abandoned this type of thing (games under Linux) a decade ago, things have changed drastically since then. A lot of games, or at least the rendering engines they're built on, are being made with mobile in mind (which is all Android(Linux) and iOS(Unix)).

And then again, to toot a direct link to my own toot, referencing the bookmarklet that lets you toot.

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