<raises hand> @Harena and I have also been griping about this for some time. Linux devs often don't seem to see the point of GUI, especially for advanced users.
I can use CLI when I have to, but it really slows me down; my brain just isn't good at remembering command names, options, syntax, file-paths... and there are a lot of times where a command-line is just *ambiguous* in ways that doing the same thing through GUI is not.
re: about humanity's problems
Well, to start with, there needs to be a lot more time spent on tracking the actions of public figures who are or might become powerful, and presenting what we know at various levels of digestablity (always with the option to drill down for more detail and discussion)
(This is a large part of what Issuepedia was supposed to be about; it needs more purpose-oriented software and also a community.)
Second... there will always be people who can be led around by their amygdalas. We need to find ways to minimize their ability to do harm through bad decisions that affect the rest of us.
(This kinda leads me to the idea that we need to "circle the wagons".)
Third... we need methodology (by which, in this context, I largely mean software) for better separating truth from subtle lies, so *we* can resist being fooled, and can reach agreement on difficult topics.
(This is what the Debate Mapper etc. is for.)
#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?
April covid relief, serious post, please boost! (2/2)
It’s April 1, and people need to pay their rent NOW. So here’s the deal: If you have financial need right now, no matter how small or large, PLEASE drop your venmo or paypal here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VC8HS7K and in 48 hours I will divide up all the money I made in March to every person who responds. I know it’ll be put to better use this way.
#CrowdFund #covid #CovidRelief
"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 believed this was a lost art!
@sydneyfalk They'll have to ask Amazon for permission, though -- cuz of the one-click patent
@sydneyfalk ...made by cisCo?
@news ....aaaand we're back!
We now have twice the CPU, twice as much RAM, and twice as much disk space! Hopefully the site will stop being as sluggish as it has been recently.
Now... I have to apologize, because on Patreon I had stated (in a patron tier description) that the site costs $40/month to run. I do spend a lot more than that for hosting various public-service sites I operate (including Issuepedia, CWRE, and HTYP), but #TootCat itself was (until just now) on a server which was only costing $20/month. It now *actually* costs $40/month.
I regret the error, which was entirely my own confusion. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to make up for this.
Stay safe, and keep on tooting.
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
There used to be a bot which would regularly post estimated usership across the entire ActivityPub fediverse. I've always wondered whatever happened to that bot, and what those numbers are like now.
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