Using Gmail with the keyboard commands can feel like telekinesis.

(Also, I don’t understand why we don’t all learn Latin.)

Windows is somehow still horrible. When will it end???

It’s like being forced to eat your breakfast with pliers. I hate my every encounter with Windows. Unfortunately, despite all of the slapped-on improvements, the rot still exists. And I don’t really understand why. There is an abominable lack of consistency and reliability with regards to ergonomics and input methods. There should be a solid philosophy of user interface but there is none.

With Mac being so proprietary and locked down, that’s a dismal option. There need to be new players here. Someone needs to break us out of this stupid computing rut. Again, it’s a binary argument, which never ends well. Believe it or not, folks, there are other solutions to life’s problems!!! 🙂 And you should be happy about that! Ecstatic, in fact! So let’s not dwell on the known failed options that we’ve tried in the past and move on to newer and better things. Just leave the rest behind and get a fresh start. Unload your burdens that were always unnecessary and likely self-inflicted. Get a new perspective on life! 🙂 Because it is beautiful if you engage with it properly. We all have choices. So I’m hoping that you choose the better path always.

And I still don’t know what to do about my Windows problems. I guess I will have to grin and bear it. 🙂

-Ali

Using Visual Studio Code with WSL at my new job is blowing my mind. :-))

I just wanted to write a quick note to say how impressed I am with Microsoft’s moves toward fostering a more neutral, pragmatic, productive, ergonomic programming environment for people to work with. It’s only been half a day, of course! 😀 …Of my using these tools, but I didn’t know they existed and were so well integrated until today. I’m pretty impressed so far, and relieved. 🙂 It’s nice to see some things going the right way.

The arrogance of software developers

I don’t quite know who to blame here. I know that the people who actually write the code and do the real work are not the same people who make the decisions about how things should be designed and implemented. And that’s probably a bad thing. But anyway! There is a massive lack of quality throughout software development in our culture and unfortunately it seems like we’ve come to accept it as a given. We don’t have to settle for this shit, people! We can expect more from our computers and software!

The Guardian: If Apple is the only organisation capable of defending our privacy, it really is time to worry

The Guardian: If Apple is the only organisation capable of defending our privacy, it really is time to worry. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/may/22/if-apple-is-the-only-organisation-capable-of-defending-our-privacy-it-really-is-time-to-worry

How to fix ERROR: Couldn’t connect to Docker daemon at http+docker://localhost – is it running?

Thanks for the tip! 🙂 For me it was because I wasn’t sudo’ing.