I used to be a proponent for this. Why are we opening up files in a proprietary word processing system, deleting underscores and moving around with hard spaces when we could just have editable fields in PDFs?
Now? Why are we even attached to using 8.5” x 11” viewports on pieces of dead trees that are going to get transferred by a middleman with a lower words per minute, adding to the possibly of a transcription error?
And in the future, you’re going to see me complain about how our databases don’t just straight up talk to each other. But with that comes privacy concerns…
The internet, as a network, is designed to be tolerant of faults. If parts of the network fail, the damage gets routed around and things keep working. HTML is designed to be tolerant of faults. If a document has unrecognised tags, or only partially downloads or is structured weirdly, the browser will do its best to keep displaying as much of that page as it can without throwing errors. CSS is designed to be tolerant of faults. If a selector doesn’t match or a property is not supported, or a value is unrecognised, the browser steps over the damage and keeps going.
Okay Tumblr, please defend your design choice to move the Log In button to the lower right hand corner of the homepage.
It’s time to move.
Who the fuck told you to be installed?
I wonder if better backup strategy is more important than moving off of Google apps? I guess they’re all important.
Uh. Pinch Harmonics? WHAT IS THIS MADNESS?
Still a newbie.
There’s never been a single moment that I can recall that I was actually amazed at this language. Not a single moment. Ever. Maybe it’ll change, maybe it won’t. CoffeeScript does make it less annoying to deal with, but sometimes you gotta go deep, and I don’t likes it.
YotaPhone. I’d like one, please.
Eink one side, LCD on the other. Think of the possibilities on power saving.
I’d like to absolutely replace the Kindle, but the screen is too small on this one for that to happen, methinks.
The body is the data in which the gym tries to ameliorate. Thankfully, no matter the software vendor, you can take your muscles wherever you want.
The metaphor broke down the moment I realized the body breaks down, nor is it back-up-able.
Gargoyles represent the embarrassing side of the Central Intelligence Corporation. Instead of using laptops, they wear their computers on their bodies, broken up into separate modules that hang on the waist, on the back, on the headset. They serve as human surveillance devices, recording everything that happens around them. Nothing looks stupider; these getups are the modern-day equivalent of the slide-rule scabbard or the calculator pouch on the belt, marking the user as belonging to a class that is at once above and far below human society. They are a boon to Hiro because they embody the worst stereotype of the CIC stringer. They draw all the attention. The payoff for this self-imposed ostracism is that you can be in the Metaverse all the time, and gather intelligence all the time.Snow Crash, Chapter 15. Reminds me of a social network user. Not sure why I didn’t think of this before.
Fancy. Fast. Alright. Whatever. I don’t change ruby versions that often, but this is good enough.