Some devices are better left disconnected from the wonder we call the internet. Case in point: this “smart” chastity sex toy that’s been leaving users’ penises locked up with no method of escape. It’s like something out of a techno-horror film, really.
It looks really good. Lots of great features. I love the website! 1 I won’t be using the app though.
The marketing angle is that it’s native to macOS and takes full advantage of the OS. That’s cool, but I end up doing work on Linux, Windows, and macOS these days and it’s nice to have the consistency of an editor that works on all of them.
I mentioned Microsoft not being happy with Apple in Epic vs Apple vs Everyone a couple weeks ago. The Verge reported today that Microsoft told them as much in a response to Apple’s updated App Store rules for streaming game services.
From the Streaming games section of Apple’s App Store Review Guidelines:
Microsoft doesn’t like that of course:
“This remains a bad experience for customers,” says a Microsoft spokesperson in a statement to The Verge. “Gamers want to jump directly into a game from their curated catalog within one app just like they do with movies or songs, and not be forced to download over 100 apps to play individual games from the cloud. We’re committed to putting gamers at the center of everything we do, and providing a great experience is core to that mission.”
I use htop sometimes on this Ubuntu server to check CPU/RAM usage. I’ve been using version 2.1.0, which has been out since early 2018.
Today I saw that version 3.0.0 was just released!
It turns out the project was forked after the developer stopped maintaining it at 2.1.0 and the new developers did the 3.0.0 release. The original developer wrote about his experiences maintaining the app, the burnout he felt, and his relief after hearing about this new release. From his comments:
I guess here it’s a good point to make a note that might be useful for others: yes, burnout is a very real thing and for FOSS maintainers it can be hard to identify. I’ve experienced burnout at work before, and it’s easier to spot — because of the performance pressures — and to deal with — because ideally you have a supportive organization around you. For FOSS maintainers, the best-effort nature of the endeavor in most cases may make it hard for you to measure that effort, to balance your sense of duty to a community (that at times you built yourself!) to that of the effect it has on you (as in “why did I start doing this in the first place”). If you find yourself looking at your own FOSS projects and sighing, I guess that’s a sign!
I created a lil reference page for Flexbox and CSS Grid (I don’t have much of CSS Grid done yet; it’s coming soon) today. I usually use the guides at CSS-Tricks (A Complete Guide to Flexbox and A Complete Guide to Grid), but I wanted to create something organized the way I like it.
I’ll be improving the design and adding properties for a while. I hope you find it useful!
Then just recently the CEO quit, which also feels weird.
And now Walmart wants to parter with Microsoft on the deal, which is, yet again, weird to me.
What’s going on here?