I made a little thing on Glitch for making blackout poetry, so you can be emo on the internet faster and more efficiently https://blackoutpoetry.glitch.me
Alan Kay's answer to Was the Xerox Alto a prototype or a finished product? - Quora https://www.quora.com/Was-the-Xerox-Alto-a-prototype-or-a-finished-product-1/answer/Alan-Kay-11?share=1
frankly katherine the statement that you brought "free cupcakes" is misleading at best and malicious at worst. if i cannot readily access the recipe for your cupcakes then what you have is a plate of *gratis*, but not *libre*, cupcakes. would you call iOS "free software" because it comes with your phone? no, katherine. because you're better than that.
blocking ads is evil grr
HTTP is a pull-based medium. it is within the original philosophy of HTTP to selectively pull the data, for example, a device that doesn't support images won't download them. by circumventing ad "blocking", you are spitting in the face of HTTP. a more accurate term would be ad rejection. ads are not "blocked", they are simply not asked for.
Expanding on the previous toot: I met dmr when he visited Italy in the late 70s to talk about Unix at the University of Milan. He spent an hour on the talk and God knows how many hours answering questions. My memories as a child are of a burly man with an American accent talking like a "kind giant" about stuff I loved. Right at the end I built up the courage to go and ask him something which bugged me enormously at the time (remember, this is pre-ANSI C) which was how printf() managed to have…
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I fucking hate this thing in tech when people preach "accessibility" and "usability" but design EVERYTHING for macOS using San Francisco and require a 4G or better network. Delete the word "accessibility" and "inclusive" from y'all vocab.
"Four Cool URLs" by Alex Pounds http://alexpounds.com/blog/2018/12/29/four-cool-urls
URLs as a user interface are underrated. Also https://traintimes.org.uk/london/brighton/11:30/today is indeed a great URL.
@Wewereseeds there's some good news actually! Turns out you can force uninstall the apps via adb, without root:
pm uninstall -k --user 0 <name of package>
Haven't tested this myself tho.
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