Compiling a list of all the websites I don't have accounts on, so everybody will know how cool I am.

Also, way too many people in tech (devs, designers, managers, etc.) seem to firmly believe that affordances === clutter, which means that the UX of the apps they work on can never rise above "abysmal".

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Your Apple ID Code is: 049369. Don't share it with anyone. #049369

40 years after buying my first guitar, I've finally signed up for guitar lessons.

I hope they don't make me play "Go Tell Aunt Rhody" which is how the first learn-guitar book I bought started.

What I'm listening to today: "Ambient Impro with Strega, 0-COAST, 0-CTRL, Starlab, Magneto", Syndrive

This is a 36 minute piece consisting entirely of what appears to be two eight-note sequences combined in various ways, with a human operator switching up the tempo and mix levels every five minutes or so to keep it fresh. Honestly, IMO, it works. Sometimes it is good to listen to 8 notes for 36 minutes. Embrace the ambience! Zone out! Eno compels you! Satie compels you!

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Was desperately looking for a USB cable with a special kind of plug and ended up sorting my entire box of random USB stuff.

80% of it are cables with legacy connectors I'll probably never use again - and that's why I'll store them in the basement for at least two decades now.

i recently learned that researchers have literally no idea what causes type 2 diabetes and there are no causal links between sugar intake or weight gain for it. which makes the way people treat it as a self inflicted ailment incredibly fucked up

Grrr. When screensaver starts in virtual machine, it essentially disables the VM due to high CPU usage to generate kewl 3D effects.

And if I try to disable the screensaver. the settings screen shows a preview of the CPU-eating screensaver, so all the controls are unresponsive.

What percentage of the STRANGE NEW WORLDS special-effects budget is spent on Pike’s hair?

@tewha The Batmobile is better than it has been in other recent movies. Otherwise, yes, a long slog with little to make you smile.

Had to take the bus into town today, and wore a kilt. Some Delores decided to take issue; which sadly I'm used to. "Why are you wearing a skirt?!" and so on. As I said, used to it (and big scary white dude, so I have some privilege to wield), so I'm calmly addressing it with her

But then she said "well how am I supposed to explain that to my kid?!", and friends, I didn't have to say a thing, because the most awesome Black lady jumped in. She turned to her kid (I'd guess roughly 13 years old) and said "hey, why is he allowed to wear a skirt?"

Kid: "he's grown enough to wear whatever the fuck he wants"

Mom: "see?! Ain't hard ma'am"

Delores huffed but that was pretty much the end 🤣

How many more "Learn to Play Jazz Faster" videos do I need to learn to play jazz?

I really like writing Python, but I really hate reading Python written by others.

Maybe I rely too much on type declarations to understand what code is doing. But I just don't get how people can read and understand tens of thousands of lines of code that don't have any type declarations or comments or unit tests.

@lil5 @vkc Buying a new laptop every 7-10 years actually doesn't seem like a bad plan to me, but different people will have different needs.

I really don't understand the people who "need" to buy the newest MacBook every six months.

I also really don't understand the people who buy Macs and then complain that Windows and Linux support is bad.

@vkc Current phone is an iPhone XS. No plans to replace for at least another year.

Previous to that was a 6S, and before that a 4S.

I have no sympathy for the people who buy a new phone every year only to whine that it's only 15% faster than last year's phone.

Whenever I buy a new phone, it's a huge upgrade.

Same with MacBooks. I'd still be using my 2013 MacBook Pro if it could be upgraded to Monterey.

"At the beginning of the week, we sealed ten BSD programmers into a computer room with a single distribution of BSD Unix. Upon opening the room after seven days, we found all ten programmers dead, clutching each others' throats, and thirteen new flavors of BSD."

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@radicalrobit The biggest scam is that the people you pay rent to are then using that to pay the mortgage on the property where you are living.

The only difference between you and them is they were able to make a down payment. But now you are making their mortgage payments for them while you live in it.

"Is our product meeting your expectations?"

Well, I expect software to be buggy and frustrating, with insufficient documentation and poor customer support.

So, yes, you are meeting my expectations.

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