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by nosystemd
Sat Feb 16, 2019 3:10 am
Forum: Rants & Raves
Topic: CSS and mobile-friendly design
Replies: 10
Views: 112

Re: CSS and mobile-friendly design

Plain text is where it's at. Never goes out of style. Also a fan. Hey, I even ran a Gopher server for a while, because I like the idea, but the implementation needed to support more the half a screen's worth of columns as a standard. In practice I'm not sure it ever came up. At the risk of making t...
by nosystemd
Sat Feb 16, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Rants & Raves
Topic: CSS and mobile-friendly design
Replies: 10
Views: 112

Re: CSS and mobile-friendly design

I have my own beef with CSS, but a lot of it was solved with css preprocessors, so much that I hardly ever think about it anymore. Then again, I'm mostly an backend api engineer so I get the luxury of avoiding a lot of that pain. I would say you understand, just based on this line. There are worse ...
by nosystemd
Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:53 am
Forum: Rants & Raves
Topic: CSS and mobile-friendly design
Replies: 10
Views: 112

Re: CSS and mobile-friendly design

You're correct, future isn't always better, but that doesn't represent a defense of tradition so much as a fear of change. People are quick to put that on you though, when you've already been somewhat acquainted with something for years and still aren't in love with it. It's a fact that some things...
by nosystemd
Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Rants & Raves
Topic: CSS and mobile-friendly design
Replies: 10
Views: 112

Re: CSS and mobile-friendly design

Or Discourse , for that matter. I think I even like Facebook more than Discourse. It's like a network of cattle chutes for posters. Granted it works out fine for How-to Geek, every other place I've seen it has convinced me to never join a Discourse forum ever again. When content is wider than the p...
by nosystemd
Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: Rants & Raves
Topic: CSS and mobile-friendly design
Replies: 10
Views: 112

CSS and mobile-friendly design

I know enough CSS to be able to compare the good points with the bad. I fought it for a long time, it's more accurate to say I have mixed feelings about it than pure hatred. "Oui, donnez-moi votre haine. Laissez-le couler à travers vous." -- bottom of one of the comics (the one about forbidding Harp...
by nosystemd
Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Science, Philosophy, Politics, and Current Events
Topic: This is why I can't do business with Amazon
Replies: 0
Views: 71

This is why I can't do business with Amazon

Actually I was a happy Amazon customer until they did e-books. The idea of a future where publishers control access to books after their purchase isn't something I can support, I've actually boycotted Amazon for years. I think we need an alternative: https://www.alphr.com/business/1009730/amazon-str...
by nosystemd
Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: The Comic and The Characters
Topic: This is probably already covered in the strip, but why doesn't Tony just...
Replies: 0
Views: 82

This is probably already covered in the strip, but why doesn't Tony just...

https://reallifecomics.com/comic.php?comic=title-2543 I should point out that I've read from the beginning up to this point. I'm excited that Tony is past his steampunk phase, which was pretty amusing but made me feel kind of bad. But I'm curious how he's planning something that is any different con...
by nosystemd
Thu Jan 31, 2019 3:29 am
Forum: The Comic and The Characters
Topic: 1-28-19: Orville V. Trek
Replies: 18
Views: 220

Re: 1-28-19: Orville V. Trek

I'm still reeling from the video where Patricia Tallman talks about how B5 sued Trek over stealing the show before B5 first went on the air. Stuff I never knew (I used to own all five seasons-- joke all you like, I'm a fan of Spaced and Simon Pegg as well.) I did like DS9 (after Sisko shaved his hai...
by nosystemd
Thu Jan 31, 2019 3:12 am
Forum: The Comic and The Characters
Topic: Finally one that I didn't get: 995
Replies: 11
Views: 211

Re: Finally one that I didn't get: 995

She's annoyed that the people thought the ride was based on the movie, instead of the other way around. Oh no-- guilty. I didn't get the joke for the very same thing she was annoyed about. In my defense, I've never been there, never seen the film-- that's a terrible defense, isn't it? "Well I could...
by nosystemd
Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:07 am
Forum: Science, Philosophy, Politics, and Current Events
Topic: Well then
Replies: 11
Views: 1636

Re: Well then

To me it's all (mostly) a game show until we have election reform. I agree with pretty much everything I like pie said too, but the main reason I argue for supporting one candidate over another is sort of like a "tutorial level," where people hold onto the idea of voting and choosing someone even th...
by nosystemd
Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: The Comic and The Characters
Topic: 2019-01-18
Replies: 2
Views: 73

Re: 2019-01-18

posting from 2002 or so, very glad the comic still updates.