When designing a user interface, imagine some old woman using it, say Margaret Hamilton, and she's clicking your app's buttons and saying to you, as old people do,
"Young whippersnapper, when I was your age, I sent 24 people to the ACTUAL MOON with my software in 4K of RAM and here I am clicking your button and it takes ten seconds to load a 50 megabyte video ad and then it crashes
I'm not even ANGRY with you, I'm just disappointed."
with any modern controversy you get loads of contrarian people going “well if it’s so bad why did nobody complain until now?” and the answer is… people *always did,* but few people ever heard
every time your computer boots the processor wakes up thinking it's 1978 and the bootloader and kernel have to work together to gently coax it back to reality
I turned my big "Computers should be more user centric" thread in to a blog post: http://ajroach42.com/observations-on-modern-computing-the-last-10-years-were-a-misstep/
This is a thread about computers.
I have a lot to say.
I might not be able to finish right now.
I'm going to post unlisted.
In the name of Ease of Use, they left out the Human aspect.
Use your computer how you're told to use it, and everything is easy.
Do anything new or novel and it's a struggle.
My nephew has an ipad.
He asked his dad how to write games. His dad didn't know. His dad asked me how to write games on an iPad. I told him not to bother.
My nephew asked me how to learn to write games.
I gave him a raspberry pi and a copy of pico 8.
Now he writes computer games.
He couldn't do that on his iPad.
This will be interesting
> ICANN, the group in charge of the Domain Name System, is in a deadlock with the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation over the WHOIS database
"I'm getting a lot of likes on my posts."
"Yeah, gotta love those kittens!"
"What? I only post political commentary."
"Maybe that's what you post, but we see kittens."
"This is censorship!"
"Didn't you read the T&Cs? Everything controversial becomes kittens here."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories
@jd Remember kids: it's reduce, then reuse, and only *then* recycle.
Somehow, this became "consume, throw away, bin is full, panic, recycle, keep panicking, bioengineer a rapacious predator and set it loose upon the world".
I'm not 100% sure how this came about, but I have my suspicions.
How To Find Largest Top 10 Files and Directories On #Linux / UNIX / BSD
Gmail enters the "extend" phase of Embrace, Extend, Extinguish by creating new proprietary features for email then forcing non-gmail users the view the mail through a link with Google Login (and sometimes SMS confirmation!)