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!)
grumbling about broken app Show more
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.
Phone notifications aren't notices, they're alerts. They should serve your interests as the person using the phone, not the interests of the app or service. Show more
Who are phone notifications for? https://www.hyperborea.org/journal/2018/11/notifications-for-you/
Spam subject: "Move your physical pictures onto your computer" - OK, I've stacked them on top of the computer. Now what?
My brain is mixing up "The Man With the Bag" with "You Gotta Get a Gimmick"
Having one of those days...
The bonus panel is good too: https://www.fowllanguagecomics.com/caffeine-bonus-panel/
It’s like 10-15 minutes of them explaining the fake history, prevailing theories etc, and then they go back in time to find out what REALLY happened except it almost always goes wrong somehow, and shenanigans ensue
Mythbusters-esque fantasy show where a group of historians/film crew travels through time to answer histories greatest questions
Corporate social media is a trainwreck that profits from the fact that you can't look away.
Expanded on @blog : Trying to get at the features left out of the mobile app https://www.hyperborea.org/journal/2018/11/mobile-app-missing-features/
Yes, I know, "transformer down in the roadway" on a traffic alert doesn't mean what it sounds like it should...
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.
Mobile app missing feature grumbling Show more
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.