foone Profile picture
22 Feb, 4 tweets, 1 min read
Shout out to Google, one of the biggest software companies in the world, who can't properly size their buttons, so the "Download" button turns into "Down...ding" when you click it.
There are only three real problems in computer science:
1. Naming things
2. Cache invalidation
3. UI layout
(And of course, 4: off by one errors)
Btw, it turns out the icon label is a lie, anyway. Because "Download over wifi only" was turned on, it had enqueued the download, but not actually started it.

• • •

Missing some Tweet in this thread? You can try to force a refresh
 

Keep Current with foone

foone Profile picture

Stay in touch and get notified when new unrolls are available from this author!

Read all threads

This Thread may be Removed Anytime!

PDF

Twitter may remove this content at anytime! Save it as PDF for later use!

Try unrolling a thread yourself!

how to unroll video
  1. Follow @ThreadReaderApp to mention us!

  2. From a Twitter thread mention us with a keyword "unroll"
@threadreaderapp unroll

Practice here first or read more on our help page!

More from @Foone

24 Feb
I got my MDT9100-386 out again.
This is a terminal for police cars. Image
It's a lovely little machine. ImageImage
It's got little lights to let you type in the dark, but one of them is burnt out. One of the things I need to do while I've got it out is to figure out what that bulb is so I can order a replacement. Image
Read 34 tweets
23 Feb
Anyone ever notice that one of the eight people injured in the second Demon Core criticality incident is listed only as having "probably died"? Image
It's equally possibly there's a slightly radioactive 98-year old prowling the wastelands of New Mexico...
Unable to die...
Still mad at Louis Slotin
Here's a picture of the missing nonagenarian from the Manhattan project records.

Flag on the moon... How'd it get there? Image
Read 16 tweets
23 Feb
Speaking of endoscopy... Here's a fun story from a friend who misused an endoscopy. Soo, he played a collectable board game called Monsterpocylpse.
It's a game where you have monster figurines fighting each other. Looks fun, I never got into it, because I burnt myself on Pokémon trading cards back in the day so I don't touch collecting games. Image
But it's a collectable game, that's the key thing: you buy blind boxes, and get random monsters.
It's similar to how Magic The Gather works with the booster packs, right?
Read 14 tweets
23 Feb
stupid idea: A small 16bit DOS program that reads every sector of the hard drive in increasing order, and displays it on screen, in MDA or CGA 80x25 mode.
a sector is 512 bytes, so a 32x16 (plus another line for metadata) display can show the whole thing, and fits in any mode
and the purpose is: it's a stupid way to get data out of a PC.
Doesn't have serial? floppy? parallel? network? SCSI? modem? WHO CARES
if it has a display that do either of the basic IBM PC text formats, you can exfiltrate data by recording the screen with a camera
the main problem is that some of these characters look like each other which is going to make OCRing them off the screen not fun
Read 21 tweets
22 Feb
So the latest LGR Blerbs episode is on the Keypatch AT, an interesting mid-80s device to add functionality to early PC keyboards. I was thinking I had another model of Keypatch and I thought I should go pull it out of storage...

It turns out, NOPE! What I have is a CXI Keyboard MATE, which is clearly a similar device, but not a Keypatch.
Keyboard MATE. I don't know why all of "MATE" is in uppercase. It's got the same set of scroll lock/num lock/caps lock indicators like the keypatch
Read 73 tweets
22 Feb
really?
after not having seen my doctor all of 2020 and so far in 2021, you're gonna open up with THIS QUESTION?
I understand why they ask these questions but, like, I've got insomnia and ADHD and I'm on a bunch of stimulants and I've got digestive issues. they're basically asking "are you still foone?" [yes] [no]
the last one is especially annoying because I have poor apatite every day. but I'm pretty sure my psychiatrist isn't really worried about that, because I'm not forgetting to eat because I'm depressed, it's because PART OF MY DIGESTIVE SYSTEM IS MISSING
Read 27 tweets

Did Thread Reader help you today?

Support us! We are indie developers!


This site is made by just two indie developers on a laptop doing marketing, support and development! Read more about the story.

Become a Premium Member ($3/month or $30/year) and get exclusive features!

Become Premium

Too expensive? Make a small donation by buying us coffee ($5) or help with server cost ($10)

Donate via Paypal Become our Patreon

Thank you for your support!

Follow Us on Twitter!