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My biggest UI annoyance these days is stuff re-arranging under my finger just as I’m about to tap.

We need to avoid that more, and if we can’t, indicate UI in flux better, e.g. using progress indicators.

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Crap, let's make it a poll now:

Is AMD back? Please boost

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I recently discovered the exciting new world of mastodon, and I'll be making it my new home tooting about , tools, , and maybe even some from my day job. I look forward to exploring further!

Hello, world!

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literally nothing in the world more powerful than having a yourname@yourwebsite.com email address

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with enough funding, lynne teaches tech will surpass linus tech tips, and i will build a 1080p monitor made up of individual 1080p screens, and LTT will mean LynneTeachesTech, and i will rest well at night

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piping random scripts from the internet into bash is the worst way of installing things. imagine if there was an operating system where this was the main way of installing things, and people just googled the program name, clicked the first link, and ran an executable file with admin permissions. imagine that

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steam is available on all three major operating systems: windows, macOS, and debian

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Antergos was a good distro
but sadly it did carry a lot and i mean a lot of arch bugs with it that seemed to creep up extremely often

i will still miss it

but when dealing with a distro that breaks a lot it tends to require tons of time to keep going
the devs are bound to break down at some point

antergos.com/blog/antergos-lin

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Hey, #Firefox-using friends—

If you lost access to your add-ons this past weekend and you tried some advice to set `xpinstall.signatures.required` to `false` in `about:config`, you should

1. install the latest update, and

2. flip that setting back to `true`.

It's important to have this setting on to help protect you against malicious extensions.

(Don't @ me about whether you personally need or want Mozilla to sign the extensions you use. Consider this toot may not be for you.)

Almost forgot it is a bank holiday today... 😓

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@peanutbutter144 exactly. i think design trends are sad because holo was functional and coherent, but now everyone looks down on it because it looks dated

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@peanutbutter144 @george_ isn’t that what “favoriting” (the little star) is for?

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have i moaned before about googles material ui ?

not quite surevwhat the goal is, but so much stuff fades in, fades out, changes size, colour,,,

its less representative of physical material than holo was

vanilla html is more material than material is

I really wish there was a 'save post' function so I could come back to a thread later to see how the conversation has developed.

Currently I usually only ever see a post once, unless someone boosts it later.

Maybe I'm doing something wrong, please tell me if so, but I would like to just press a button on a post and have it saved in a private list (without notifying the poster).

Kinda (read: exactly) like reddit's save function.

IDK tho maybe that isn't how microblogging is supposed to work.

Oh, and as for the registrar I went with Gandi. Just in case anyone wanted to know.

I ended up getting .com because it's the de facto standard TLD.

They're all reasonably priced and don't conflict with what I will be hosting.

OK I've narrowed down to .com, .org, .net or .xyz.

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