#introductions I don't know what I am, but I'm here.
I write a lot about feelings (especially grief) and dissolving the plutonomy. I code; I record original music; I build shelves; I pull out wisteria; I parent; I friend.
In suspended transition from 2000-2016, struggling towards transgirl since then.
#softwareGripe any file scanning app (in this case Filelight, but I've run into others) which, when it encounters a single problem file, gives up without offering any opportunity to fix the problem or ignore it.
This is especially annoying when a scan may have already been running for 20 minutes before it encountered the problem. It renders the software effectively useless for the task at hand.
Bonus gripe: Filelight removes the URL I had painstakingly typed (because I'm scanning an sftp connection, and those aren't included in the browser even though they could be).
I've been battling with a complicated spreadsheet for what feels like about a week now (at least 4 days, I think), and I have to say -- I really, really miss Access 97. I wish #LibreOffice Base were an adequate replacement, but it's just not quite there.
@libreoffice -- any plans to implement continuous forms soon? Or are they already in there somewhere and I just haven't found them yet?
MODAL FSCKING DIALOG BOXES
Maybe there are some situations where they are necessary? Most of the time they aren't, and they actively get in the way. Two recent examples:
1. I'm saving a credit card statement. The web site doesn't automatically give the file a useful name that has the statement date in it, so I need to see the date on the statement -- but the date is scrolled off the screen and the dialog prevents me from scrolling the statement.
2. I'm sorting some columns in #LibreOffice Calc, and I need to select which columns to sort by, but some of the columns I want to sort are scrolled off to the left, and the "sort" dialog won't let me scroll back to see what they are.
Making the dialog always-on-top is fine. Making the background window darker is fine. Just don't prevent interaction with the background -- mmkay??
Follow-up: a lot of people have reacted to this with toots that just contain a single emoji. At least 1 of those was clearly intended as agreement, and I suspect the rest weren't exactly disagreeing -- but just to be clear: 'tain't the same thing.
#Mastodon feature request: the ability to react to posts with emoji
web dev, completely unrelated to covid-19
Is Angular something I should actually want to know how to use, or is it just something that corporations find exciting for some reason?
"Lathe of Heaven" spoilers; covid-19
I finally thought of one of the SF stories of which this whole thing is reminding me.
"The Lathe of Heaven" basically begins with the protagonist, George Orr, dreaming of the world ending by nuclear war in April 1998 -- except it turns out that the dream was what really happens, and the rest of the story is what he's dreaming as he dies.
The phrase "the world after April" comes up at the end, at least in the 1980 movie -- which is what I keep thinking of when people talk about how March seems like its own timezone or decade.
I had to replenish all of my food supplies, I had almost nothing left. That's $400 I need for other things I had to spend out of my unemployment money.
I could really use some help. I got COVID and I won't be working for a while, as much as I would love to right now. I tried to get out of bed to go to the store and I nearly fainted. Once I'm better and the stimulus comes, I'm going back to school to be an EMT.
#softwareGripe Desktop applications which default to hiding their menus. Firefox and Vivaldi are among the guilty. Don't Do This.
"File Save" Dialogs Edition
1. when there is no "save as" option, and the "save" button doesn't confirm where it's saving the file (MATE Screenshot is guilty of this)
2. when the drop-down list for where to save the file just shows the name of the folder, and not where it is (MATE Screenshot again)
3. when the app doesn't remember the last place you saved a file, and makes you navigate there again each time
4. when the app defaults to saving the file in a different folder from where it was loaded
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I have such mixed feelings about this messaging...
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