Yes, we're on GS too! It's definitely a step closer to community-maintained, but there's not really much discussion about what's going on. There's a Discord server and I'm in it, and... shrug?
(I dunno, maybe I just need to keep up better; I just kinda envisioned something more non-transient, with voting and stuff.)
That tracks. Speaking from my vantage point here at... [checks age-GPS] 56 years of old, I'm not seeing a problem with the way the language is changing.
(related story: ohnoes those darn kids are regularizing verbs again)
@Harena , who is another 5 years in the future from me, may be able to confirm if English has survived the flying cars.
this is gargron's response to my criticism for intentionally removing local and federated timelines from the mobile app
he used the mastodon account to hide behind and delete @avie 's comment and close all further discussion on it
We had a brownout this morning, and it took several tries to get my #Firefox session back. As of now, the bookmark toolbar is still invisible.
...which leads me to a kind of bloody obvious question: Why is there no way to export/import a browser session? The only answer I can think of feels unfairly cynical, but possibly true.
The bookmarks dialog lets you import/export them, and there are extensions which let you import/export the current set of tabs (though typically with some hoop-jumping) -- but as far as I cant tell there's no way to import/export form-fill data, and there's notably nothing at all which packages this stuff all together (so you don't have to remember each of the pieces and do it separately)...
...except the sync feature, which goes through their server and of course doesn't let you manage the data. (...unless you can do that via web UI after creating an account; I've never done that because I don't trust them not to just discontinue or paywall it at some point.)
(Yes, you can change the server and set up your own, but it's difficult and nondiscoverable and apparently not based on some common standard like WebDAV. It feels like they went out of their way to keep all sync activity under their control.)
Even the migration process -- and I think this is not unique to Firefox, though I have relatively little recent experience with other browsers -- only works smoothly under certain narrow conditions. It never bothers to ask you where your files are, so you could import cleanly from a backup or copy; it just assumes you're importing directly from a deployment on the same user account.
Am I the only one who thinks this is... just amazingly bad? #softwareGripe
@libc That is indeed an interesting article, with a few ideas I hadn't thought of.
One comment, though -- it lists this as a "lost feature":
Directory entries that point to secondary storage
The only difference I can see between that and mountpoints is that they're used more extensively and creatively... and it may be that "secondary storage" can refer to volumes that are currently offline, which is definitely a feature I've been wanting since the earliest root of this idea (when I was just thinking of it as a catalogue application).
The correction email at the end confirms this:
Multics didn't do what you describe. There was a mechanism, very like Unix mount points, for "master directories" whose subtree was mounted on a removable disk pack.
Also, regarding the labeling system in Alto -- I have to wonder if the hardware in modern SATA drives is still actually using powers-of-two-sized blocks under the hood, or just emulating them because that's what modern OSs expect.
HYDRA's operations management sounds not unlike what I had in mind with structure-templates.
I hadn't originally intended to go digging into lower-level filesystem details, but this article makes me think that it would definitely be worth doing in the long run, if what I have in mind is at all successful.
Thanks for an interesting read!
(* yes, this is my first entry; going to try using this hashtag as a way of quickly making notes which I can file properly later, and maybe get help with issues)
Why is there no way in #CSS to specify a narrow font-variant without naming a specific font? Is it because there's no metadata to indicate that a font is narrow, or was this just an oversight in the design of CSS?
Okay, I started writing up my own documentation as part of the process of researching and understanding how this works...
...and basically, it's a meaningless question. All PHP variables are references. All the reference operator does is affect whether what you're accessing (assigning, returning) is the value or the location of the value.
Still reading the docs, though.
#PHP experts: is there any non-destructive way to tell if a variable contains a reference rather than a literal value?
Catholics. As long as you make a big show of being po-faced hypocrites easily offended by others, we others get to make fun of you.
@GoatSara Then I would say heck no, not a weird thing to like at all. I might even be a little jealous.
@GoatSara Is it like having a private chat channel in your head, except you don't have to worry about internet access?
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