When UPS or FedEx hands a package off to the post office for delivery, how long would you expect it to take from that point? The next day? Two days? Three? Four?
According to UPS tracking, the last component for the new computer was handed off to the *local* post office last *Wednesday*. If it's not here today, I know an 8YO who'll beg me to just buy one at Fry's.
(Of course, if it is here, he'll beg to stay up late while I install the OS, thinking he'll get to play games right away. Nope!)
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Missed a bunch of work-related IMs yesterday because the app had frozen (not crashed) & I didn't need to send any, so I didn't see it was unresponsive.
Instead, it sat there, "on" but not picking up messages, gobbling up memory until today my computer reported it was out of application RAM & I needed to force quit something. Like, say, the messenger taking up 112 GB of what I can only assume was swap space, since the computer doesn't have that much.
This is cool: The equivalent of an ASCII-art map of Lake Michigan, done with a typewriter.
Having one of those days...
The bonus panel is good too: https://www.fowllanguagecomics.com/caffeine-bonus-panel/
Expanded on @email@example.com : Trying to get at the features left out of the mobile app https://www.hyperborea.org/journal/2018/11/mobile-app-missing-features/
Best things I've read on today's npm brouhaha:
I can't count the number of times I've handed over control of an npm package I owned to some random person on the internet. It used to be considered a best practice, a solution to OSS maintainer burnout. Ah well.
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I use extensive filters on Gmail to categorize mail the way *I* want. But I can only change filters on the desktop site, so when I'm reading on my phone, I need to remind myself not to archive or delete messages that I want to filter.
I know! I'll label them "Change Filter." There's a "Manage labels" option on the mobile app!
Nope. I can't add labels, just change download/notify settings.
And the website only shows the stripped-down version on the phone.
"Humans do not, under the pressure of an emergency, socially collapse. Rather, they seem to display higher levels of social cohesion, despite what media or government agents might expect…or portray on TV. Humans, after the apocalypse, band together in collectives to help one another—and they do this spontaneously."
Link: Information Attacks against Democracies https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2018/11/information_att.html
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