Research software code is likely to remain a tangled mess
Cool trackball where all the electronics are mounted inside the ball!
UBI, if it ever happens, I think will totally transform how software industries work. With UBI, you really can give your work away for free, because UBI is paying your salary, and not your customers. It might just create a FOSS renaissance.
Open-source as a business model, while admirable, just seems unsustainable to me. I mean, if you’re in the business of making money, you can’t give away all your work for free. Someone will eventually eat your lunch.
Sure, you can still try to race towards that startup exit before your business model fails, and some still consider that success, but it’s definitely not sustainable.
Ok, I’m done now. Sorry for the rant.
But sometimes screaming into the void is cathartic.
I wouldn’t even be using Windows at all, except I have to write software for other people that do. But damn, every time I need to boot Windows again to write/test some new piece of software, some bullshit like this happens.
Every. Single. Time.
How do other people put up with this?
But theres no option to abort or exit the setup process. So I have to forcibly terminate the process using Task Manager!!
I’ve never seen such an actively user-hostile UX before in my life!
when my computer finally becomes usable again, Windows is all like: USE THIS NEW BROWSER INSTEAD OF THE ONE YOU ALREADY LIKE ISNT IT GREAT LETS SET IT UP FOR YOU RIGHT NOW!!!!1
And then I try to reboot and test my registry hacks, and Windows launches into some automatic update process (WITHOUT ASKING ME FIRST) and now my computer has been a very loud and hot paperweight for the last 10 minutes.
Like seriously... I’m trying to open fucking notepad, not search on bing!
And the options to turn that horrible behavior off and buried deep deep in some poorly-documented regedit nightmare. Who thought this would ever be a good user experience??
Sweet, it works! I can talk to my friends with Pidgin on Google Hangouts and Steam! =D
Building products using embedded electronics. Or trying to.
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