Category Archives: Computers and Internet

Posts on computer science and the web, rants about OS:es, Window Managers, Platforms for almost publishing content on the web, and the like.

OSX 9

“When was this updated? OSX 9?”

/Grumpy comment about an application on a discussion board

For anyone who doesn’t get the humor: “OS X” actually stands for OS 10 (as in roman number “X”). “OS 9” was the Mac operative system before OS X. However, with Sierra, it’s just called “macOS.” Some versions of OS X has also been called “Mac OS X.”

Well, fuck you too HP!

This is my solemn pledge:

If the world will end if I don’t buy an HP, the world will end! (Although, my final interpretation of this situation is that the world likely will go to shit if I buy from HP and their likes as well…)

Why? (Why don’t I want an HP?)

Ok, I know. We all know already.

HP + Windows 10 is (not the) shit.

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The “Go To”-menu in Scrivener lets me find things in my huge project

I discovered the “View > Go To”-menu in Scrivener a little while ago and I’m realizing it is really making navigating a large project easy.

I’m outlining/world building on a pretty massive scale, so most of the time the binder has so many folders open if I were to print it out it would probably reach from floor to ceiling (the manuscript currently contain 1660 documents and folders, but hey, it’s a bunch of worlds, several bunches of characters and hopefully a bunch of books…)

The binder just does not work for this kind of project (I am fairly certain it will for a book project though… I pray those will be much smaller!)

Instead, I use the “View > Go to”-menu to move around the project.

the-View-Go-To-menu

Super easy to find what you want!

Although, it won’t bring structure to a chaotic project, so some order is possibly still needed…

Either you can go directly into the project’s main folders (bottom half of the menu) or if you have favorite documents or folders (top part of the menu) go into them directly.

Folders can be expanded all the way to the document level, but you can also select one to view in the active editor as a cork board, an outline or scrivenings depending on the editor settings (you may have to change editor mode to get something out of selecting a folder).

If you need to find your selected folder or document in the finder, you select “View > Reveal in Binder” or click the icon at the top of the editor and select the option from the context menu:

reveal-in-binder

Notice how there’s a “Go To” menu here as well? It works the same as the “View > Go To”-menu, unless you’re in scrivenings mode. Then it shows the documents in the “scrivening” instead.

Footware budget

Customer: So, when I got Windows I had no clue it would require a footwear budget…
Support: A what?!
Customer: Yeah, it says so here… it needs new shoes.
Support: I am fairly certain Windows does not require shoes…
Customer: In fact, you’re right… It asks for boots.
Support: OK. Can you read the message from Windows for me?
Customer: In order to finish this installation, please reboot.

Facerape – No you weren’t fucking raped!

This week’s unrecommended word: Facerape

Facerape: The act of abusing someone’s Facebook account on a computer where they have left themselves logged in. (Urban dictionary).

So, what’s so wrong with this expression then? (I am sure someone “just has to ask.”)

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New way to perform online commerce

Tidbit

In November 2013, Jeremy Rubin, a 19-year-old MIT student, developed a JavaScript program called Tidbit. This program was a concept/pilot, but the idea behind it was to use JavaScript to mine for Bitcoins.

It was thought as a replacement for advertisements. Instead of being overwhelmed by ads, a user visiting a site using this script would lend part of their processor cycles to mine for Bitcoins while surfing on the site.

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