cronk is running on http://fd.stenoweb.net/SitePages/TECT.aspx - let me know if it's weird.
Also, should there be like a server account (or should I make, like, a TECT Info account?) for announcements related to the server itself? Especially given that the server has to run updates once in a while, etc. #TECT
@Elizafox TBQH, I'd say "gamer" is a subset of "power user".
"Power users" tend to fall into two categories, IME:
* Actually an expert at the tools they use for their regular tasks, completely clueless elsewhere
* Dunning-Kruger sufferers that eventually get things working and therefore think they're experts, but only by breaking everything else in their path, come up with completely illogical mythologies for how things work based on that, and then spew them out to other "power users"
This is what happens when "power users" try to describe hardware architecture without actually understanding it - this whole "left 32" and "right 32" myth about the Power Mac x200 machines persisted for nearly 20 years, while being *utterly* false: http://www.taylordesign.net/classic-macintosh/the-mythical-road-apple/
Passed a booth at PyCon for the AstroHaus Freewrite, a Kickstarter-backed "distraction-free writing tool" combining a small e-ink screen with a mechanical keyboard in a fixed plastic shell for a whopping $550.
I inquired about the firmware.
"Actually it runs Debian!" said the dude.
"Oh! So I could install ssh and..."
"No," he said incredulously, "we're not going to give people root!"
TFW name-dropping one of the most freedom-focused OSes to sell a device that restricts those same freedoms.
Why can't we still not boost a toot with a comment? That is such a needed feature..
ok I'm wrestling with a blog redesign for like four years now.
It's not just how things look
It’s things like…should you be able to read the posts in chronological order
(e.g. what if the keyword index was the only way to get at the posts)
I like SharePoint and I run my own web site on it, basically against all better judgment, but I don't know if I can without reservation recommend it to other people, in part because not everyone has what would be the best way to run it, an on-prem server where an 8-gig VM isn't $53/month.
Although let's be real: my internet bill for my IPs is $180/mo, so, that's an issue too.
ok I tooted a bunch, now it's time to close mastodon and then forget to look for a while.
Well, this is depressing.
Eurostar train set 373018 in storage, left to rot: https://jalopnik.com/theres-something-incredibly-creepy-about-an-abandoned-h-1822522268
As the article points out... this is something that to America is still *futuristic*, and in Europe, it's abandoned, decrepit, and vandalized.
Unpopular opinion: Windows 8 > Windows 10. Better UI on Windows 8, and better QA.
7 users on cronk? did another person sign up! :D We're moving up in the world!
RISC architecture is gonna change everything
local-only toots? good for hashtag-workshopping some srsbsns ideas? for [music notes] just the six of us to see.
hyper-v and server maintenance successful. Backup, worked. hopeuflly it'll keep going!
I really want reposts with quoting. I was repeatedly told it's on that list of useful things we can't have because abuse (without any data to support the argument, but whatever), but like... come on. LRT/LBT is a really bad antipattern. In fact, I was on twitter for, dunno, years, *before* I accidentally learned wtf that shorthand even means. I don't think you can try to appeal to large audience while simultaneously torpedoing your entire UX.