Hey, , do you use (say, at least once per week) any Mozilla products?

Context: some people are claiming "nobody uses Mozilla's products anymore". I'd like to see if that's actually true.

Five nines in engineering, then and now.

Then:
99,999% reliability

Now:
border-radius: 99999px; /* make it circular */

Looks like Microsoft finally discovered:
- Headerbars
- Listboxes
- Rounded corners
- The central axis

Welcome to 2014, guys!

Can someone please start making smartphones with integrated hardware keyboards again? Pretty please?

i hate the way computer programs look at the moment. sorry. apps. applications. i hate the way they look. they look AWFUL dont they? weirdly minimal but not in a stark or cool way, instead full of gawky colors and animations yet lacking actual information, huge amounts of whitespace between everything, giant buttons so that you can mash the screen with your fist and not miss, fucked vibes. im looking at note-taking apps, literally all of them its like... i do not want THAT on my screen every day

"Why I still use RSS...I firmly believe the Internet, and what it stood for, peaked with RSS....Having only the content I want to see only be shown when I want to see it with the freedom to jump between readers as I please, all with no ads? For me, no other service comes close to the flexibility, robustness, and overall ease-of-use that RSS offers."

atthis.link/blog/2021/rss.html

Careful: we are currently working out a bug in full disc encryption (FDE) install on SD cards. If you already have an install onyour internal eMMC, please avoid using the installer on an SD card for now. The installer gets currently confused and modifies the emmc.

Just got a Community Guidelines strike on YouTube for talking about NewPipe. The free and open source video player. Sigh...

I'll never forgive Microsoft for getting rid of Solitaire and Minesweeper in the base install

Oh, and all the evil stuff

Dear web developers and admins,
please stop embedding Google's hideous #ReCaptcha into your websites. Its algorithm is faulty, forcing regular users to click dozens or even hundreds of fire hydrants, bicycles, or traffic lights each day. It puts a 'suspicious activity' flag on users who won't obey to Google's business model - such as people who don't sign into Chrome, use anonymity VPNs, or use browser extensions to suppress common tracking mechanisms. Enough is enough. Stop it.

Websites are like "in order to deliver the best experience blah blah blah blah"

I don't want you to deliver an experience, I want you to deliver some HTML

Imagine a world without opensource, and the only operating system that exists is Windows.

I seriously wonder: would I still be as excited about computers & tech? Would I have moved on and found another profession in life?

Thanks to everyone involved in opensource. I can't repeat this often enough ❤️

the best part about emojis is that if your text input chokes on them, it also chokes on Languages That Don't Use The Latin Alphabet so yes you should be pressured into fixing that

@cwebber it's wild how hostile it is. it's also extremely slow on Firefox mobile

Reddit's web UI (update to the new one, not old.reddit.com which is superior) thematic design of having fake animations of votes increasing feels super attention-predatory

Attention young whipper-snappers fresh out of comp sci 101. Just because a thing is "old" does not mean it is bad. This should be obvious when you're making that argument at a 25 year old project.

Just had this exchange:
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User: PHP should replace autotools with CMake. (not committing to do the work)

Me: Why? What problem does it solve? Every third party extensions would have to be updated to reflect such a change.

User: autotools is old.

Me: 🙄

1. Click link
2. It's medium.com
3. Close tab

One of the main criteria by which such projects are necessarily evaluated is: "if I write a program that uses this today, and then don't touch it for 30 years, how difficult will it be to get it working again?"

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