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Has anyone else developed some kind of "notification sound anxiety" in the current era of smartphones?
I keep things silent, but during the day, whenever I hear sounds resembling notifications, I feel instant agitation.
One example is the "Command Line Heroes" podcast, which has all sorts of sounds like this, and it drives me crazy! :)
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My company is preparing to move to the Microsoft TFS/TFVC version control system, and so far I've been unsuccessful in convincing them to at least use the git option.
Other than affecting my whole workflow, as I will now need special clients to access the source, I genuinely don't think a centralized system suits us at all.
So, I'm now conflicted, if I should pursue in trying to go against the current, convince people and possibly bear additional responsibility, or just let it be...
So, it's real? This doesn't feel good at all ☹️
One of the biggest wars on the Internet seems to be "tracking for advertisement" vs "blocking".
But, do ads really work? How effective are they? Do people click on them? Do people buy things through tracking based ads?
There are articles here and there, but Is there a serious unbiased study on this?
The first distro I ever attempted to install (unsuccessfully) was Definite Linux 7. Because, it came on a magazine at around 1999.
Unbelievably, what appears to be their website, still exists. Last updated year 2000 :)
Ex-Google CEO Eric Schmidt: "I think the most likely scenario now is not a splintering, but rather a bifurcation into a Chinese-led internet and a non-Chinese internet led by America,".
Led by America? And the rest of the world just goes in line, and lets Google decide what we can or cannot see?
Anyone ask for any Internet leadership?
In my case, I started out with the classic typewriter layout, by sticking labels on the keys. It was a mess, and couldn't be done at work.
I have since taken a more pragmatic approach and moved to phonetic.
For starters, I'm not even sure the traditional layout is scientific.
But more importantly, while it may work for large languages with ready made keyboards, insisting on solutions that most people will not do, would actually be hurting the language in the current digital age.
People who type in non-Latin alphabets:
Do you use phonetic layouts? Or do you use dual language keyboards (or stick labels) and use classic typewriter layouts?
The problem with the second approach, is that such keyboards may not be available in certain situations (like work), which may result in people not typing in their native alphabet at all. Another problem is typing transliterated in the Latin alphabet.
I wonder how others approach such issues, especially in endangered languages.
Where is the CentOS icon? ☹️
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