What the hell happened to reliability as a principle of software engineering? Everything I use nowadays is utterly broken... Most recent example: I put my phone in "silent" mode. It's supposed to just prevent calls and notifications from making sounds NOT refuse to play sound through my bluetooth headphones and blast the sound through the speakers instead.

So is there any way to center Mastodon's "Advanced" view on ultra-wide monitors? It's currently filling the left side of the screen and it bothers me to no end.

So I wanted to pull some money from the ATM today and it was apparently malfunctioning. All I could see is the "Shutting down" screen of Windows 7. Why are ATMs using Windows in the first place?

A blog post about my most favourite mobile app, which is also the least used one I have installed.

Windows 11 now runs android apps. You kbow, kinda like anbox on Linux. 🐧

@derek A friend of mine recently showed me this program and my god is it a privacy nightmare masquerading as "time tracking" software. Here, see for yourself. workpuls.com

Pro tip:

If you're annoyed by the wall of text every time you ssh into your Debian or Ubuntu server all you have to do is

touch ~/.hushlogin

For the love of God please stop using Electron, just stop. Don't cram an entire Chromium browser into your shitty desktop app.

Utterly disgusting. The management of this company should be ashamed of themselves.

Child spends $16K on Mom's iPad on micro-transactions in predatory games.

Apple refuses to refund the payments.

HN commenters blame the mother.

Presumably so that they don't have to reconsider their own predatory business tactics.

That's why I said fuck you to gmail. I'm planning on moving over my domain to my own email server soon.

America in 2020. People using forged (and mis-spelled) cards from a fictitious organisation to misrepresent legislation intended to protect disabled people so they can avoid showing a basic amount of courtesy to help protect others during a pandemic.

Not only is this bullshit ableist as hell, it would literally be easier just for these people to put a damn mask on their faces.

If you're in the US and someone hands you one of these, cut it in two and throw it in the trash.

Leave it to JavaScript to subvert human expectations of what a sane result of a standard library function should return. And yes I am aware of the reasoning behind it, but It's still very convoluted for no reason. It would be much nicer to just throw an error and state the intended behavior, but it seems like JavaScript had other plans.

One of the things that always grind my gears is how little patience people have while switching operating systems and how they always want their new OS to behave exactly like the OS they left did. That's complete insanity if you ask me.

I like how Ad-Away works, but Ad-Away is only available on mobile, and I'm not that big on mobile. So I decided I would mimic the functionality of it with a shell script. Note that I'm probably doing something wrong as my shell scripting isn't ideal, but you're all welcome to check it out. 😀


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