/me wonders how many times I must tell Thunderbird a mailing list email is not junk before it sticks.
This is a weekly mail-out, with images and links embedded. The sender is in my address book. Every week I tell Thunderbird it's not junk, and every five minutes it reclassifies it back as junk.
That moment when you are debugging a problem in someone else's code and can't figure out the control flow and where things go wrong and suddenly get interrupted by a bug report in one of your own projects and you switch to debugging your own code and are surprised by the complex control flow and why did I write things this way and which solution is the best one and open source is so much fun and am I still making sense?
Xfce Tiling Window Manager.
Count Pulaski, Polish general who fought with Washington, may have been a woman
Interesting thread on UX design from the birdsite: https://twitter.com/sedyst/status/1111238148762361857
Dispatching the Keith Box, my tale of inherited vinyl (and getting rid of same): https://mattonthehill.wordpress.com/2019/03/22/dispatching-the-keith-box/
Always nice when you recognize a band on Bandcamp Daily - saw them live at the Great Escape in Brighton last year, an absolute riot!
Phew! Thought my Antergos install had borked itself, but it seems like the upgrades just got out of sync. A kernel upgrade following the nvidia module upgrade seems to have fixed things.
Ugh, hate it when this kind of thing happens on my main work PC. It's basically why I switched from Gentoo to Mint six years ago, always knew it was a risk on a rolling upgrade distro.
Just made the horrifying discovery that while the UK Channel 4 website will now play content with Firefox (with ad blocking turned off), they'll pause the adverts when you change to another tab.
Determinedly making the experience of watching content online more unpleasant than watching it on a "real" TV. At least the ads don't pause if you go put the kettle on during an ad break there.
Firefox is now more important, isolated and vulnerable. Some suggested ways we can support it:
• Set it as your default browser. And if you're back home with family over Christmas, suggest/set as their default too.
• When you hear web devs say "can't everyone just use Chrome", please challenge it.
• Contribute to Mozilla-led projects, e.g. MDN Docs: https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2018/05/contributing-mdn-webdocs/
• Donate to Mozilla if you can: https://donate.mozilla.org