Things I liked about 80's/90's computing:
- Total control over my hardware
- Software that worked with me, not against me
- Superior aesthetics (yeah I said it :3 )
- Overall sense of promise and freedom
Things I like about computing today:
- Easy and open access to knowledge
- Insane amounts of storage
- The sheer computing POWERRRR
Now if only we could make these attributes come together instead of being period exclusive.
I really need some wise friends that don't know any of my other acquaintances and friends so I could have people I can truly talk to cause sometimes I feel like shit and I can't tell anyone I know.
Sort of related, since I started using Mastodon I'm feeling better sometimes because I get to exchange some ideas with nice people. Y'all are cool. I like you.
Lately I've been using this awesome #Firefox addon named Temporary Containers.
You can set it on automatic and every time you open a link or a new tab it creates a fresh container for you, then destroys it when your done. This way the fact that every damn site wants to put a cookie on your system doesn't matter anymore.
With sites I want to keep login cookies for, like Mastodon, I just create dedicated containers and have the site always load in them.
A while ago, like 6 months ago, I was talking to a few people on here about trackerball mouses (I think @ChrisWere instigated the conversation).
I since bought myself an ergo mouse, well, 2 actually. I have one at home and one at the office. They’re weird at first, but really good once you get used to them. I haven’t had an aching forearm since!
Thanks Chris, I never would have considered an ergo mouse if it wasn’t for that discussion.
Electron version: 5 processes, total of 132,340 K memory used.
Epiphany version: 1 process, 29,740 memory used.
Trying to stop my battery going flat so fast so I think I'll start trying out more epiphany based web apps.
If you use Firefox or Chrome, we developed an easy way you can help people bypass censorship.
Our Snowflake extension turns your browser into a proxy that connects Tor users in censored regions to the Tor network. https://snowflake.torproject.org/
It's easy to get discouraged and feel like your posts online don't make a ripple. I feel that way pretty often.
Imposter syndrome, feeling stuck, and self-hatred can sneak up.
But every now and then I notice that I'm making some genuine friendships and connecting with artists I've admired for years.
What you do does matter. Don't give up.
Some folk have put so many labels for themselves in their bio I wonder if they got a label printer for their birthday or something.
"Let me announce my religion, sexuality, political stances, and more so you can apply your own prejudices of these labels before getting to know me"
It has been a very thoughtful morning. Do you think we're cyborgs?
This is cooler than most cool things !
@Pixley my least favorite is when people get up my ass over "than me" vs "than I." They both track, motherfucker, it just depends on if you are using regular old accusative case (than me) or implying an "am" (than I [am]). But it doesn't matter anyway!!!!!
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