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Living Room / Re: What books are you reading?
« on: May 29, 2019, 08:53 PM »
I am working through two books right now.

The first is a technical book about programming, likely the best I have ever read on the topic:
The Pragmatic Programmer, 20th Anniversary Edition, by David Thomas and Andrew Hunt
I read the first edition not long after it was released, and every time I go through it I glean something that I need to implement in my work.

The second is my "just for fun" book:
Life Is a Wheel: Love, Death, Etc., and a Bike Ride Across America, by Bruce Weber
I quite enjoy reading accounts of bike touring, especially those across the USA, and this is yet another.  Though this one has more biographical content than is usually the case, I am enjoying it.

Living Room / Re: The future of Ghacks (2018)
« on: March 23, 2018, 01:27 PM »
Agreed, that's a great site.  It's one of my favorites in my stack of RSS feeds.

Living Room / Re: Looking for smartphone
« on: October 04, 2017, 03:24 PM »
  The removable battery was one of the key features for me.
Do you keep a replacement battery in store? Or is there another argument for having a removable battery?
Having a few spare, charged batteries available when I travel is a real plus.  I can go longer without having the phone tethered to a wall socket.  I recently went on a week-long camping trip, and with four spare batteries on hand (that combined still weighed less than an external phone-charging battery) I never needed to worry about trying to find some place to charge my phone overnight.

Living Room / Re: Looking for smartphone
« on: October 04, 2017, 11:19 AM »
I recently picked up a refurbished LG V20 for cheap ($280 USD) and am really pleased with it.  The removable battery was one of the key features for me.  I also like that LG allows one to alter the "soft buttons" at the bottom of the screen, selecting which buttons and in what order they appear.  It has 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage.

One downside is the circular power button on the back of the phone, in that without a case it is hard to find without looking.  But a case will solve that annoyance. 

One thing to know is that the top and bottom of the screen are slightly curved, meaning that a glass screen protector cannot cover the entire screen surface.  That has not been an issue for me, however.

a lot more addons were ruined by the last Firefox update. I have removed it and moved to "ESR" (Firefox Extended Support Release ESR):

This way one can keep all the extensions and still have a browser accepted/made by Mozilla.

The developer(s) behind Waterfox intend to keep support for "legacy" extensions in its releases of the Firefox-based browser.  Of course, that is just one part of the equation.  If the extension developers keep giving up on their projects, then browser support is moot.

I just ran across another diff tool that you might want to try:

True Human Design - Diffinity Official Homepage

General Software Discussion / Re: lastpass and firefox
« on: May 11, 2017, 07:10 AM »
I would look at the "e10" setting.  I know in the past having that turned on broke LastPass's functionality, and I believe Firefox was going to start enabling "e10" (separate processes per window) by default for a subset of users.

I just tried this out and every time it runs it shows the error message:
"Sorry, Bub, the colour file list does not exist."

It seems to run just fine after I dismiss the error box.

This is running on Windows 10 Pro 64-bit.

Living Room / Re: Some photos from our last walk
« on: September 19, 2015, 09:39 AM »
Looks like fun.  Thanks for posting this.

As an aside, this is the first Google Photos slideshow I've viewed, and I'm very impressed.  I'm looking into a photo hosting site, and will need to look seriously at that one.

I also ran across gitless, which seems to be an easier-to-grok command line replacement for the usual git commands.  No Windows build, though.

Just to muddy the waters here a bit, it looks like a new desktop version of git is coming, promising "the same, native experience on OS X and Windows operating systems":

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