Two unrelated things I finally got around to figuring out that changed my life already:
- Make MS Outlook be plain-text. Holy shit the nightmare of copying some fancy text from a web page and having Outlook try to colorize it or whatever is finally over
- Use emacs Version Control commands to handle git instead of opening a shell each time and manually doing `git commit` and `git push`, etc.
These took little time/effort but, I reiterate, I am lazy
Observation on Facebook user experience
Seeing how poorly Facebook implements CW is amusing. You can't flag something as potentially offensive yourself so they rely on (I presume) some sort of overly-complex AI/ML to do it automagically and so far when I've seen it, it's always been completely wrong. I've seen actual misinformation BS fly by undetected and just now someone posted one of those "believe in yourself!!" positivity quote things and it just got flagged.
I used to write Amazon reviews for things I found to work well with Linux (e.g. laptops, Wifi NICs, etc) but for some reason my account got banned from writing reviews years ago although up until then some of my reviews were rated fairly high as being "helpful." If I get around to it I may try blogging reviews instead if anyone would give a shit? I got this little $200 netbook thing from Best Buy I've been pleased with and wanna write up something about it (netbooks are basically unicorns in 2021, I couldn't believe it wasn't a Chromebook)
"There is precedent for open source communities to push back against those who seek to use their tools to promote hate speech. One such case is Mastodon, an open source social media community which has waged a long-running war of attrition against an influx of far-right users from Gab – a war which, as of December 2020, they appear to have won."
Before you ask "yeah but what about side-fumbling??" just watch it all the way through, it's really pretty obvious and straight-forward
I've never used dark theme in my life why does it turn dark grey on this one tab??
I guess they didn't learn their lesson the first time...
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