Today I called it a day at 14 o’clock and went to the second highest local mountain by bike. Reducing 300 photos down to a much more manageable size of 62 took me an hour. And condensing them further, so family and friends can enjoy them, took roughly another half an hour. Now I’m down to 35: https://lyse.isobeef.org/fahrradrunde-rechberg-2021-03-02/
@movq (#huaer3q) I started programming with Delphi and when I had a look at my old code, it was an awful mess, too. The worst and funniest thing I remember was when there was a time where I knew if, but didn’t have a clue that I could use begin and end to group statements. So whenever I wanted to do multiple things on a certain condition, it was a copy-paste hell of the same ifs over and over again…
@darch (#bakywta) Great ideas, mate! While reading this and looking at your UI mock again, I got the idea of placing all the actions on a message (reply, edit, delete) in the message “header” on the right next to the author and time. This would save some space and provide more real estate for the actual contents. Since the messages are quite short, having to jump back for actions shouldn’t pose a problem, I reckon. Not sure, how users with tiny screens will feel about this, though.
@eldersnake@adi (#vxdabzq) No, please don’t use drop down menus for day, month and year selection, this is a terrible user experience in my mind. I’d just go with <input type=date>. At least Firefox 78 here has a pretty usable date picker. I’d support some common date formats on the server side, just if the type=text fallback kicked in and a user submitted “date free text”.
@movq@adi (#jlar35q) I really don’t mind it very much. In fact quality of life increased by not spending two and a half to three hours on the train each day (depending on whether they decide to run late or even cancel the connection). Every now and then I hike with a very close mate. Today we spent three and half hours in nature: https://lyse.isobeef.org/waldspaziergang-2021-02-25/ At least for me this is incredibly relaxing. I have to admit, I just started only recently to do this intensely.
(#i5jh2yq) Mozzies are annoying, but I don’t mind spiders too much. They’re a bit ugly, but at least absolutely harmless in Europe’s petting zoo (except ticks). The parasites on 10 and 11 are mistletoes, @movq. Thank you, @prologic!
@movq@adi (#gylns4a) It’s perfectly fine if you know and tried it and then come to the conclusion that you don’t need or want it. Anyhow, writing stuff from the ground up is a wonderful way of learning and truely understanding the details and inner workings of something. I’m looking forward to your insights, adi!
@movq (#gylns4a) I reckon it often boils down to: You don’t know of what you’re missing out if you don’t know what other things offer you or if you haven’t tried them for quite some time. If you’re just having a hammer, everything looks like a nail. Regarding my work mates it’s more an extreme case of “we’ve always done it this way”. I consider myself pretty conservative in that regard, too, since I’ve seen waaaay too much fucking hypetrain bullshit claiming to save the world and bring peace to mankind. But every now and then one needs to see beyond one’s nose. Getting introduced to Git and DVCS in general was truely an eye-opener for me.
@movq (#gylns4a) Oh, they’re offering Git over there after all. I thought, they were still stuck with CSV or SVN. Haha, reminds me of former work mates, who even two years ago swore on CSV as the very best and easiest VCS.
@movq (#wgc3afq) These deer are in a fenced-in area, but only yesterday I saw wild ones. However, no chance to capture those on film. They’re jumping way too quickly and are also well camouflaged in the underbrush.