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Software "engineer" by trade and study. enthusiast, loves . Also looking to pivot away from pure software, and into , or . Or in any other way contribute something meaningful back to this world. is my OS. I may have made a for it once.

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Corporate worker's rite of passage: figuring out which official PowerPoint template to use for an internal presentation.

Social Insurance Institution, officially (in press, on webpage): we never call people, unless they first give explicit permission to be contacted over the phone for a particular case.

Me: suddenly gets a call from SII.

Me: feeling it might be a scam, calls SII customer service.

SII CS: two consultants tell me that sure, they don't _generally_ call people, but, well, sometimes it's easier that way.


Spent the last hour triple-checking if I shouldn't just report this to the police.

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when you use your position and power to favour your cats, it's called ... 

... nekotism.

Ah, right, should've guessed: this is because they got DDoS'ed with arbitration demands, DoorDash-style, and realized the court system is cheaper for them after all.

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"Computing in the 2020s is (still) a user-hostile shifting sand land1. We are drowning in churn and noise. I am fighting back by switching this website from HTML to PDF. … PDF has many shortcomings. But … it stands in opposition to the mercenary, dynamic web … PDFs are self-contained and offlineable – you can archive them and be confident they will remain stable and readable in the future, with no external dependencies to manage."

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The closest thing to it that I've seen in Emacs is Org Mode's columns mode - it's a proper tree table view, but it's meant for documents, not building user interfaces.

So - I'm looking for something like org-columns, but with the API and behavior that's closer to treemacs or navigel (interactivity API over tabulated-list-mode).

I guess I might need to write it myself.

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How come there's no tree table view UI for ?

There's a built-in tabulated-list-mode for tables, and a bunch of third-party extensions, but they all assume your data model is a flat table.

Then there's emacs-neotree and treemacs an the like, all assuming you want to show *files*, and grudgingly giving a generic tree-view API - but they all assume your tree is otherwise not structured.

How come? Does nobody need their tree nodes to have properties to show?

"Close tabs to the right" is the best new feature added to modern browsers in the last decade.

It almost cured my propensity to constantly have 100+ tabs opened.

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@temporal Gus Johnson, out of all youtubers, has a video or two on this. He exposes not only this scam, but many scammer youtubers who pretend to win stuff on these machines and milk thousands or millions of views f rom kids. They have all sorts of nasty ways, e.g. they'll go to a place and make trouble and get thrown out, but say they were thrown out for winning too much. They'll have rigged machines at home and "win" everytime.

Today I learned: arcade games that look like games of skill (e.g. plush-toy claws, "stop the light", etc.), are actually games of chance.

A kid may play perfectly, but if it's not their turn to win, the game will *pretend* they mistimed their action.

Besides the topical Sega's Key Master, there's discussion of other games, with video evidence of them being rigged.

This should be pursued as a criminal case, offering illegal gambling to children.

A description of features of Borg genomes are not something I expected to find in a biology paper.

Resistance is futile.

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I want a pressure-sensitive keyboard

• Soft typing: ᵗᶦⁿʸ
• Normal typing: lowercase
• Harder: 𝗕𝗢𝗟𝗗 𝗖𝗔𝗣𝗦
• Smashing keyboard on desk: Z̶͔̟͔̖̖̣̣̣̙̱̜͒̊̔̆̌̐͗̓̀̉͂͗̚͝ȁ̷̡̝̔̔̍͑̈́͋̆̈͊̀̿̎̈́͒͜l̷̢͓͔̠̺̱͓͔̙͈̋̌͑͘g̸̡͉̞̤̥̗̲̲̼̓̑͂͐͜͜o̶̘͉͉̘̮̼̔̋̂͛̍̎̆͋̾̕

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- Me [email]: information in your automated response is wrong, the phone automaton says business hours are 08:00 - 15:00

- CCS: we've registered your inquiry for processing; you can also contact us by phone between 08:00 and 20:00

- Me: *facepalm*

I'd call out names and make a general fuss, except I kind of need their services for the next year. But here I thought that dealing with a well-established company will be less hassle than dealing with an individual.


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- Company customer service (CCS): we're missing your payment; pay up, or else vindication, and there are consequences for being latet.

- Me: I already paid, week before deadline, here's confirmation; please explain the wrongful notice.

- CCS: we've registered your inquiry for processing; you can also contact us by phone between 08:00 and 20:00

- Me: *calls number*

- CCS: too many request, call between 08:00 and 15:00


DNT for CLI tools? Sure, except to me, it's *sabotage*. It tries to normalize opt-out telemetry. What we need is to redouble the fight towards keeping telemetry always opt-in.

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