Image from page 249 of "A text-book of agricultural zoology" (1899)
Sometimes when I'm helping a non-techie with computer issues, and the best advice I can give them is "did you try turning it off and back on again," I wonder if they think I'm not really trying to help them, or that I'm withholding some secret computer science knowledge from them. But no – this is the big insight! When you're a programmer, you realize that programmers don't really know what they're doing. All software is terrible. And our collective misfortune, as users, is to do battle with it
Apparently an American who doesn't know Scottish is responsible for writing a significant part of Scottish Wikipedia, with hilarious results https://www.reddit.com/r/Scotland/comments/ig9jia/ive_discovered_that_almost_every_single_article/
I love switching between VPNs and seeing how media outlets tailor their headlines depending on who they think the audience is. First image: CNN from Europe. Second image: CNN from America.
Unicode 13 adds Creative Commons symbols! This toot licensed under U+1F16D https://www.unicode.org/charts/PDF/Unicode-13.0/U130-1F100.pdf
software I am using - https://tilde.town/~severak/software-i-am-using.txt
I was surprised that NYTimes still manages to detect Chrome Incognito mode (I thought Chrome had fixed that bug), so I dug in. How do they do it? It's actually pretty clever:
- Firefox: indexedDB throws an error in private browsing
- Safari: localStorage is disabled
- Edge/IE: indexedDB is null
- Chrome: estimate the available storage quota, if it's lower than ~125MB, then it's Incognito
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