I don't own a because the last time I was at ikea I couldn't find any.

Why is there no open-source reimplementation of all the proprietary parts of the macOS userspace?

web UI is so fast that my browser doesn't have enough time to show a progress bar when you navigate between pages 🤔

Also interesting to see them increasingly upgrade from CRT to LCD monitors from episode to episode.

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So I guess their SGC-OS comes with a text editor, a photo viewer/editor (that supports .SGC files), a terrible database management system (that doesn't support indices and can't search faster than the screen refresh rate), stargate dialing program, various signal analyzing software, some medical apps for Dr. Fraiser, but absolutely no web browser as they have to resort to booting into Windows to use one.

US Air Force could've certainly done better.

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But sometimes they do use existing real-world software, like Netscape running on various versions of Windows. With local HTML pages under weird paths.

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And, I mean, good luck clicking these buttons at the top right without the mouse.

Their status bars are useless. And, no, you don't need "STATUS: ACTIVE" in every window. It's not helpful.

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One thing I find mildly annoying in is their computer UIs.

These are clearly designed with a mouse in mind. But almost none of their computers have mice. Instead, they, by the looks of it, just type random crap on the keyboard, as if they have Vim for their window manager. Their interactions with computers look VERY unnatural.

And besides, I know how hard it is to make animations. Yet their very specialized software is crammed with unnecessary animations. It also beeps too much.

Holy crap, google is apparently taking down all/most fediverse apps from google play on the grounds that that some servers in the fediverse engage in hate speech. At least three apps I know of anyway and I'd imagine the others will follow soon under the exact same reasoning.} Seems to be the case with Husky, Fedilab, and "subway" tooter.

this is a scary precedent if google play is going to ban any apps that can in any way be used to access content with hate speech. So what about a forum client, do they take that down just because there is a forum somewhere on the internet posting hate speech?

This is particularly worrisome because for most people Google Play is the only way they understand to install apps at all.

Picture attached of one of the notices received by fedilab.



@fedilab @tateisu #fediverse #mastoadmin #freespeech #censorship

Not aligning the shapes in icons with the pixel grid is the worst crime in the modern UI design.

(Daniel Jackson is still hot, but I liked him more with long hair)

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A episode got me thinking about how much of our modern technology I could reproduce if I suddenly ended up in a less advanced civilization.

I'd certainly have to reinvent a lot, but I'd probably build a working computer in the end. Out of relays. Because transistors require highly pure silicon and clean rooms, and besides, I just suck at chemistry.

Oh, and if they do have computers already, internet would be very easy to make. It'd be better than ours by skipping IPv4, too.

Cloudflare was down today. And this was a friendly reminder about why this centralization of the internet is a very very bad and dangerous thing.

Don't use Cloudflare.

So I went ahead and replaced the template engine in . Had to remove many weird hacks both in code and in templates. Works fine so far. And a bit faster, too.

See my thread for details: mastodon.social/@grishka/10448

It even specifically says that you can use an expression in {%import%}, which was the exact issue I had — JTwig evaluated the expression once and cached the result forever.

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