I wish Firefox had a "Add comment about this bookmark!" option. I would totally use that.
For example, I have the Wikipedia page for "Going Postal", the 33rd book of the Discworld series, bookmarked.
I have never read Discworld. Going Postal was probably referenced in some old software documentation and I wanted to check it out, but I mean, I wish I had a way to remind my future self why the heck all this stuff is here!
I don't really know what joke I'm trying to make. I don't like the W3C is my main point.
I'm not a fan of #NVIDIA. I didn't know how much it would suck when I built this machine a few years back.
But! The 1050 ti has a TDP of 75 watts. It's *cheap* on electricity! Especially considering I hardly ever do graphics-straining work.
There are *so* many self-help books, and the ones I skim through are all cheap cash-grabs of inspiring quotes and hocus-bogus life hacks.
Like sure, *maybe* there are some excellent books on improving your lifestyle, but I need a book that tells me how to sift through all the garbage in order to find them!
I mean... I think? I read it in an article for like a second, but I can't find the tab anymore. Huh. Maybe they ARE just big monuments...
Long, on documentation (kinda)
When I'm procrastinating from getting actual work done, I document things. Random things.
There's a README file in almost every directory in my computer, each of which talks about the files and structure of the directory. My home folder has an introduction to the system, where things are in general, which programs are installed, and how to find docs for them.
I have a Vim cheatsheet taped to the side of one of my computers, so I can glance at it without having to switch my workspace.
It's a very good way to waste time. Sometimes I come across an ancient project that doesn't compile and I'm like "What the heck is this, and why doesn't it compile?"
And there's a code comment that just says "*this* is what this is, and *this* is why it doesn't compile!" and well yeah it's just handy.
Bloot Test, complaining
Went for a blood test yesterday and jeez no wonder it takes so long!
They take the doctor's papers from you, then, they copy it all to their DB (manually, by typing it all in to separate fields), then they need to find the MD's license and where they work.
It took like 8 minutes for me even with 0 problems, which isn't *that* long, but when you wait in line for an hour it might help to have a faster, maybe automatic, process.
(I'm not here to provide any profound solution. I'm just complaining)
I'm a UNIX user from Alberta, Canada, and I'm a failing computer scientist who works in LISP and Ada.
Half of what you say will go over my head but I'll act like I have a solution.
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