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Here it is. It's time for a FreeDesktop dark style preference. Here's what that would entail, and why: medium.com/p/614f501ae4ca

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By the way, I'm posting over at Pixelfed now as well. I'm strongly considering deleting or at least locking down my Instagram account; I'm sick of Facebook as a company, sick of the increasingly terrible ads, and sick of the proliferation of crappy graphics with overlaid text versus the original intent of just *photos* of what people were up to/taking photos of.

You can follow me via the magic of the fediverse right here: @cassidyjames

Clickbait, delivered straight to you via macOS. Ouch. 😬️

RT @cabel@twitter.com

gtfoooooooooooo

🐦🔗: twitter.com/cabel/status/11436

I kind of wish Google would turn non-RCS chats green and keep RCS ones blue, so Android folks (the majority of smartphone users in the world) would see their iOS buddies as the green-bubbles to show how ridiculous this whole thing is.

Another dumb screen size/resolution combination! That's basically 1600×900 pixel-doubled, which is going to feel cramped on 16". So they'll likely (yet again) ship with non-integer scaling out of the box. But the density isn't high enough for that to not matter, so… blurry UI.

I didn't expect USB-C on the new Raspberry Pi. Happily surprised!

RT @corbindavenport@twitter.com

Wow, up to 4GB of RAM and a support for dual 4K monitors. And it uses USB Type-C! twitter.com/Raspberry_Pi/statu

🐦🔗: twitter.com/corbindavenport/st

Except the second to last one would be:

❌ delivery exception, we'll try again eventually

RT @hbons@twitter.com

web shop notification emails:

✉️ we've packed your parcel
✉️ handed it to the driver
✉️ driver put it in the van
✉️ it's in the van
✉️ in transit
✉️ driver opened the back
✉️ driver is holding it
✉️ driver opened your fence
✉️ walking now
✉️ it went through your letterbox

🐦🔗: twitter.com/hbons/status/11431

Yeah this makes no sense. At this rate, Duo will add text messaging and “Stories” by the end of summer.

RT @franciscof_1990@twitter.com

Please @Google@twitter.com just fucking stop turning everything into a messaging platform. Donkeys!
9to5google.com/2019/06/23/goog

🐦🔗: twitter.com/franciscof_1990/st

I queried a list of local accounts that posted through a popular cross-poster tool within the last 7 days and who didn't post from the web UI in the same time frame, and sent them a warning/request to re-consider cross-poster usage. You know how I feel about ghost accounts and their spam in the local timeline.

In hindsight I should have checked for more apps than the web UI, because I got some false-positives--if you got an e-mail, keep that in mind.

I got a “Warning” in my email for using a Twitter cross-poster. While I understand the sentiment, the wording and aggressiveness of emailing me a scary warning seems pretty user-hostile. Yes, I use a cross-poster. I have it set so that replies and irrelevant stuff doesn't come through to Mastodon. I use it to engage with folks across the Internet. What's the harm in that?

Wanna see an example of dark UX? Change.org starts the counter of how many people have signed at about 10 under the real number. Then over the next minute or so, they artificially count it up to the real number to fake a sense of urgency and bandwagonism. 🙃

RT @popey@twitter.com

Welp, so this is a thing.
change.org/p/canonical-canonic

🐦🔗: twitter.com/popey/status/11424

Not gonna lie: I'm looking forward to getting a PS5 because I want my controllers to be USB-C, and I can't imagine Sony launching a console in 2020 with microUSB controllers.

At first I thought they were giving recipe improvements and I was super confused. Then I realized it was just showing how food marketing is a lie. 😭

RT @uaidersinho@twitter.com

eu amo esses vídeos que destroem tudo que já acreditamos na vida

🐦🔗: twitter.com/uaidersinho/status

Yeah… this is the advantage of the Tesla Supercharging network. Fast speeds + ubiquitous placement. This article just demonstrates that third-party charging networks are inferior to Tesla's.

RT @SnazzyQ@twitter.com

This is trash article. I drove from LA to Vegas a few months ago. Wanna know how long I stopped to charge? 16 minutes. twitter.com/nytimes/status/114

🐦🔗: twitter.com/SnazzyQ/status/114

The worst part of this: Google Play Music works in Google Maps but YouTube Music doesn't. YouTube Music works with the Google Clock app but Google Play Music doesn't.

Google, you're awful about publicly raking your users through what should have been internal politics issues.

I tried using YouTube Music for months since it's supposedly the future of music from Google.

It's still pretty much garbage. The radio is a hilariously bad algorithm. It lacks basic, table stakes features that Google Play Music figured out years ago.

Back to Google Play Music.

Management throwing more developers at the problem to meet deadlines.

RT @klara_sjo@twitter.com

The eternal struggle.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/klara_sjo/status/1

The only difference now is that all those ports are the same port. 😉

It's a little messy, but the USB-C future is *mostly* awesome. And these things have always been an issue:

Is that 3.5mm port mono, stereo, input, output, or combo?

Does this HDMI port support MHL, Ethernet, 3D, 4K?

Is this DisplayPort 1.2, Thunderbolt, or something else?

RT @SnazzyQ@twitter.com

The Type-C port standard is perhaps both the most universal and most fragmented port of all time.

It’s USB-C. Or is it Thunderbolt? Oh, it’s VirtualLink that passes DisplayPort? 1.4? What about power? Yes? No? Oh, that cable doesn’t meet spec? This one that looks the same does?

🐦🔗: twitter.com/SnazzyQ/status/114

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