@jwildeboer That's bad UX, I agree. But application development is moving to web no matter if we like it or not, making web apps as powerful as their native counterparts is a natural motivation, so browsers/web enginers will eventually have to find a way to deal with this.

heh: "This sample size, calculated to 10 decimal places and rounded up to the next integer, is solemnly reported with a post hoc justification containing no mention of budgets." (johndcook.com/blog/2020/06/25/)

"The world isn't fair" should be a challenge to make it better, not a stick to beat people with.

One day, when Bill Watterson is dead, the heir to his estate will find a folio in his desk containing an unpublished 700-page graphic novel titled simply “The Noodle Incident”

Thank goodness most work is now getting done in text chats where the smart people aren't constantly interrupted by the loud people.

Let's never hand the world back over to the loudest people in the meeting.

h/t to @dildog for this one.

Thanks Intel... I guess network admins get to build faraday cages for your bullshit now too...

*grumbles about burning it all down*


@djsundog Artisanal DC voltages hand crafted by boost converters

consider: instead of making neural nets, you could make super simple chat clients not take up an entire gigabyte of ram

Doctors: Googling stuff online does not make you a doctor.

*sideways glance*
*look straight forward, pretend not to have heard*


♲ @jaywink@jasonrobinson.me:

This probably made me laugh a bit too much than it should have done 😁


If you put your programming article up behind the paywall on Medium.com instead of on your own blog, you are not a true hacker, and will not hear the horns of freedom when you die, and the blinkenlights of Das Komputermaschine will not shine above your grave.

Did you know, you can narrow down the suggestions from the firefox address bar using the following characters :

^ to search for matches in your browsing history.
* to search for matches in your bookmarks.
+ to search for matches in pages you’ve tagged.
% to search for matches in your currently open tabs.
# to search for matches in page titles.
$ to search for matches in web addresses (URLs).
? to search for matches in suggestions.

Any sufficiently powerful IT system management tool is indistinguishable from an advanced persistent threat

Am I surprised that an instruction to stay 2 metres away from people in public for the well-being of others hasn't been widely followed?


I'm a cyclist.

Internet, COVID-related 

Facebook/Instagram will reduce video quality in Europe to take some load off the internet, too (Netflix and youtube already have)

How about everyone shutting down Advertisments and tracking, wouldn't that help, too? :D

Big shoutout to the anti-vax crowd, though, hope you're all enjoying this delightful taste test of the world you've wanted all these years.

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