Me: Computer, please install this program

Computer: No

Me: what

Computer: that program is dangerous

Me: why is it dangerous? It's a text editor.

Computer: Exactly! It can write FILES! To your HARD DRIVE! Do you understand how INSANELY DANGEROUS that is? Files! Just anywhere! Brrrrr. Don't thank me, I'm just doing my job. Keeping you safe.

Me: download it anyway, please. I want to edit files.

Computer: I'm reporting you for this. You are a menace to society. Files. For shame.

Me: What should I be doing instead of files?

Computer: Glad you asked! It's 2020. You should be spinning up a Kubernetes of Dockers on your public cloud each of which is a Github which send JSON messages over HTTP3 to the microservice host on your Virtualbox private cloud which is running a whole bunch more Dockers each of which is a Node.js which is pulling dependencies from

Me: files seemed a bit simpler than that



Context: attempting to install Timimi on Chromium Edge

Spoiler: Edge DOES NOT LIKE DOWNLOAD, and thinks I am probably a cyber-criminal doing cyber-crime.

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I just... I just want to be able to save a web page that I've loaded from my local filesystem. Because it's mine, see, because I loaded it from my home directory.

Computer says BIG NOPE.

I don't think today's web browser developers have ever seen an actual file system.

Maybe using 'DNS name' as the unit of security compartmentalisation for the Web isn't such a sensible idea when pocket home computers can be terabytes of data.

@natecull They also assume all users need to be protected from themselves and should only install stuff from their curated app store.


i don't know how easy it is to do on windows but....

personally i always just run #tiddlywiki on nodejs now
(which basically treats the tiddlywiki as a web interface and manages the files 'server side')

in practice it functions nearly the same, the only part of the tiddlywiki that isn't customisable via its own data files is boot.js

@natecull oh dear, sane & easy tiddlywiki persistence 😑

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