Every time I use my work Macbook as a laptop(as opposed hooked up to my KVM at my desk) I always want to use is as a touch screen. I think I've just gotten so used to most non-Macbook having touch screens nowadays it's something I take for granted in any slightly premium feeling laptop. While it's not a primary input method, have a touch screen on a laptop just feels so natural and I wish Apple would catch up.
I had an interesting experience with a Verizon CS rep yesterday and I'm pretty sure he fucked up my account out of anger. I already have pretty low expectations of Verizon support and they failed even those. https://sharitt.com/2020/02/20/a-tale-of-terrible-customer-service.html
The recruiter spam I get for short term contract work is annoying enough, but the ones that take the time to point out that they know you have a current job seem more annoying. They're basically saying "You seem to have have a salaried job with benefits, do you want to leave it for my crappy 3 month contract with no benefits?"
Blog post about how I keep trying make myself learn "correctly", but it's the wrong way for me. https://sharitt.com/2020/02/20/cart-before-the-horse.html
Looks like a refresh of firefox is just what the doctor ordered. Only downside of my work computer Firefox not being synced with Firefox Sync is that I have to remember to go install all my extensions again manually.
Is there any way to make that stupid bouncing notification icon to go away entirely in Firefox? I find it more annoying than the popup. At least with the popup, when I clicked never allow notifications, I never saw it again, but I'm seeing that stupid distracting bouncing icon everytime I open Fosstodon. Looks like notifications I clicked under the popup regime retain their never status. Maybe it's a bug.
@nebunez I really like the Sweet Earth Benevolent Bacon
Second stop on my desktop environment journey this evening was Enlightenment. From a distance it looks super slick and what I'd always imaged the "future of computers" to look like, but sadly every time I actually use it, the facade crumbles and it always feels super clunky like a 90's era linux desktop. The clunkiness is one thing, but married to the nice look, it always makes it feel more disappointing.
I started out writing a couple of sentences for the about section of my blog explaining why there's no comment, but then it expanded into a short post about how my feelings on the current state of community on the internet. https://sharitt.com/2020/02/15/no-comment.html
@disturbedmt For me data is on a raidz array that is backed up twice, once to the a local external hard drive with rsnapshot and off site b2 via duplicitiy. I've also got a "hand curated" selection of stuff that's also thrown haphazardly onto Google Drive just in case.