uspol Show more
@cwebber Problem is, she has steadfastly avoided walking back any of what she said or did while prosecutor and then D.A., so I think once again (since I also voted against her for Senate) I'll be casting my ballot very much in another direction.
In terms of centrist candidates, I'm still bullish on Gillibrand; she seems to be a better politician in terms of understanding the moment (ex. announcing on Colbert as opposed to Harris announcing on Good Morning America).
The Orville - 2X04 - "Nothing Left on Earth Excepting Fishes" Show more
@Supernova That gets into why I haven't really gotten into The Orville; everything seems to be so low-stakes (in part because, as an ersatz Trek, it feels especially unreal) that I can't manage to suspend my disbelief and really feel like anything has any weight to it.
But I also have long preferred DS9 to TNG, so I was always going to be a hard sell on it. I *do* think it's great that it exists!
3.5mm headphone jacks Show more
3.5mm headphone jacks Show more
I mean, you say that, but I've been using a USB-C adapter instead of the actual 3.5mm TRRS jack on my first-gen Pixel XL because the headphone jack went screwy, started interpreting even the slightest movement as control signals (pause, skip, etc).
Of course that's actually an argument *for* keeping the jack, since losing it means a lack of redundancy, and keeping daily wear from just being on one single port . . .
@elomatreb Yeah, that's exactly it, for all its shortcomings if you need a database accessible with no more overhead than a single file sitting there on the disk, SQLite's basically the only game left in town.
(At my work for our main software product we moved to SQLite from an ancient terrible Microsoft thing with dozens of kludges around it, and life is basically sunshine and rainbows now, comparatively.)
@elomatreb Ooh, RETURNING does sounds like a nice little quality-of-life perk. My work experience is only ever MySQL for me on the infrastructure side of things (which I migrated recently over to MariaDB finally) with a lot of SQLite used by the developers who I sometimes help, and SQLite always makes me feel a bit hobbled—which I've long suspected must be what PostgreSQL users feel when using MySQL, hah.
Techbros vs. affirmitive action Show more
@brainblasted @Wewereseeds It's also just a fundamentally small way of thinking. Even *if* all you care about is yourself, the Free Software realm having more diversity, and thus a broader reach into the wider society we're all a part of, is probably going to be good for the brogrammers/techbros *too*, certainly in the long term, at least if they really do want to flourish within the Free Software world.
But, solipsists gonna myopia.
Just finished reading Scalzi's "Redshirts" and I think it kindof captures why I can't manage to care enough about The Orville positively *or* negatively.
(Also includes incidental details that imply the ersatz-Federation in it *isn't* post-scarcity, pshhhhh.)
Disappointed that #KDE is considering moving to #GitLab both because (a) relying on software backed by VC money seems like a bad long-term bet, and (b) I frankly love #Phabricator so much I'm actually running my own instance now for myself! (And any other folks I know that'd want to use it, theoretically, but I'm betting this will be like my Matrix/Riot.im server where it's only ever just me, heh.)