Turning the pun back around
@stevelord if you look both ways you might see something you like that you didn't expect ;)
@twizzay ah yeah, I've been there. If you're offering to pay for upgrades I doubt they'll resent it much. Especially if you frame it as a work need. Ethernet really does make a huge difference and I'm always unimpressed by the improvement of mesh wifi. Good luck. Hope it isn't too fraught
@twizzay if there are no other choices, you don't say anything and they probably know it sucks. If they could do better you say something like "you know, with a little bit of work you could make your online experience a lot better. I'd be happy to point you to some ideas that would help"
Silly joke then a real response
@jalcine that said experience tells me that even when I'm frustrated with a language there's probably some technique or library I'm missing that would make things more joyful again.
Silly joke then a real response
@jalcine Depends. Is the language Java? (Kidding, Java is okay)
Seriously though, I think if a language has some major weaknesses, those weaknesses can really start to grate after a while. For instance, I lost all love for PHP when I learned what kinds of mocking for unit tests you can do quickly in Ruby and Python. I still do php work but it feels like coding with an arm tied behind my back.
@brainwane @zacchiro sure. For my purposes just like url plus the readme from the main branch would catch 95% of my use cases and I wouldn't mind falling back to GitHub or the less comprehensive/open code search engines when I need to go deeper. Most of the time my question is "is there a tiny open source project that does this one very particular thing before I spend a day making it"? Web search doesn't work well for that, and GitHub search is [see original thread]
@brainwane Okay, it looks like the existing search on their site is limited to just urls and some limited metadata. Someone could conceivably download their data here: https://docs.softwareheritage.org/devel/swh-dataset/graph/index.html#swh-graph-dataset and use it to create a more robust search. But as the archive is 11 TB, this would be non-trivial.
Have you seen any potentially good alternatives? I'd like to get into TTRPGs but every GM I've has either flaked (including me) or been a complete jerk to me or other players (particularly to women). The idea of story-building collaboratively sounds awesome but me early internet searches seem wanting
@csepp I still want to figure out a way to disable css in my browser by default and only enable it with a keyboard shortcut
@craigmaloney interesting. I had that symptom prior to Covid (thanks to my cerebral palsy I think), but it got worse with Covid. Thought it was just me.
@alilly I'm not sure when we, as a society, decided that our lesiure time needed to be efficient or productive. I fully support doing things that are just there for the pure fun of it.
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