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Comment: Re: Or, stay low tech ... (Score 1) 133

by Gertlex (#45834425) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Life Organization With Free Software?

The Surface Pro is great in this regards... But I can definitely agree with scarcity; Microsoft apparently couldn't justify putting the same digitizer into the ARM-based Surface RT tablet. That'd fit my use case even better since I don't do much else with my Surface Pro.

Too bad Linux seems to lack anything comparable to OneNote with pen recognition. (This is typed from Ubuntu on a Surface Pro though!)

Comment: Re:HTML or InDesign (Score 1) 204

by Gertlex (#45183853) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Do You Use Markdown and Pandoc?

Regarding the second half of your comment, I use ReStructuredText a lot, and have used Github's modified Markdown a fair bit, too... and in addition to disagreeing with your assertion about not saving much typing over HTML, text in ReST/Markdown is so much more readable than HTML when not rendered (aka when you're writing it...) (though now I realize that since I have very few images/links in my ReST text, that's a big part of why it's so readable)

Comment: Re:Wow (Score 1) 250

by Gertlex (#43918643) Attached to: Mozilla Plans Major Design Overhaul With Firefox 25 Release In October

Well it also does more damage to the default UI... Those curved tabs are just wasting space horizontal space.

Definitely taking the "be like google" approach to UI's seriously. E.g. recollect how Google Reader's UI continued to add wasteful whitespace everywhere over the years. The remake, CommaFeed is glorious in its compact nature. Thankfully, Google Reader is dead.

And thank goodness Firefox at least remains straight-forward to customize, unlike the various Google sites. (And I've tried; greasemonkey script fixes something about a Google page? stops working a few weeks later)

Comment: Re:Metro should be able to run in a window on the (Score 1) 800

by Gertlex (#43861431) Attached to: First Looks At Windows 8.1, Complete With 'Start' Button


Metro should have been put inside of Explorer, as an optional component, not the other way around. Alternatively, detect if there's a mouse or touchscreen present - and if there's a touchscreen, launch Metro, and if there's a mouse, launch Explorer.

I won't disagree with this... but really, it doesn't matter because there still are no useful apps that don't have better counterparts on a regular desktop.

Comment: Re:If you don't like metro... (Score 2) 800

by Gertlex (#43861369) Attached to: First Looks At Windows 8.1, Complete With 'Start' Button

Maybe you have a like to a trustworthy one? Downloading random executables to add something the OS manufacturer should have included is a poor substitute.

I'll go ahead and recommend Classic Shell. It's nerd-gasm-ly customizable. It's even worth using on Windows 7, too.

Comment: Re:Missing option: WTF? (Score 1) 469

by Gertlex (#43071501) Attached to: What Is Your Favorite Polearm?

That's what I was thinking. Other than the Naginata, every single one of these options is from Diablo 2. Granted, they are also real polearms but it was suspicious. Will there be future polls for swords? Because honestly, that's where it's at.

Naginata is in D2X. Ranseur is not. (googled to double check, but oh so proud to know that trivia still...)

All constants are variables.