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!!! šŸ™‚ 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! šŸ™‚ 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. šŸ™‚

-Ali

Google relents slightly in ad-blocker crackdown ā€“ for paid-up enterprise Chrome users, everyone else not so much ā€¢ The Register

Freeloaders will be limited to less capable content filtering

Source: Google relents slightly in ad-blocker crackdown ā€“ for paid-up enterprise Chrome users, everyone else not so much ā€¢ The Register

I will happily discard Google Chrome and its lovely ecosystem in the event that end-user-level content-filtering is rendered significantly inconvenient or worse.Ā  šŸ˜€Ā  It is truly absurd to accept that software that I run on my machine might be crippled in order to prevent me from blocking content I do not wish to receive; in other words the browser will force you to receive content whether you like it or not.Ā  Doesn’t sound to me to be very free, open, happy, good, independent, democratic, or whatever else we pretend to care about.Ā  šŸ™‚

Thank you, Mozilla/Firefox/GNU(Linux)/EFF/Netherlands/The Hague/Star Trek/Costa Rica!Ā  šŸ™‚

F#@$ you, Wall Street/Viacom/Time-Warner/Comcast/Dow/Dupont/Johnson&Johnson/Disney/Sony/Facebook

How To Record with the Screen Turned Black & Off in Android

There are some sensible reasons why you might want to record with the screen turned off and some nefarious reasons why you might want to record with the screen turned off. Iā€™m going to assume you want to record

Source: How To Record with the Screen Turned Black & Off in Android

I don’t get it.  Why is it treated so skeptically when a person wants to record video without monitoring the output live?  I would like to press “record” on my phone while I’m driving and continue to use my phone while it continues to record video.  Is that such an edge case??  It seems like bad design to me, not only making assumptions that people should want to record video while monitoring it constantly but enforcing it so that when I switch activities, for example, while recording a video the recording stops.  I didn’t tell it to stop.  Why did it stop?  Why should it stop?  Who determined that the default human expectation should be that when you stop looking at a video recording in progress it ceases to be?