Shitty Assed Program
Shitty Assed Program
I was very shocked a couple weeks ago. I went to visit an old friend who now lives in a tiny Iowa town called Dayton. While I had zero signal on my AT&T phone there, he had gig fiber to his house. A total WTF moment. I live in the downtown area of a mid-large city and cannot get fiber to my house.
OK moron, I'm older than you, have a lower UID here, and truly am a grandpa, and I know who he is. (Not that I really care for him, I like the green-haired video game player guy better)
So climb out from under your rock and live a little.
walk into Gondwana
Over the past year I've (for the first time) used Mac OS X on my laptop, I find it much less useful, and frankly much less user friendly, than Gnome 3 (and even Gnome 3 hides too much information because it assumes its users are technophobes).
One can understand Microsoft and Apple designing user interfaces primarily for technophobes, because in the modern world the majority of their users are people for whom the full power of a computer system is too complex for them to understand, much less use; and, seeing that they have in effect a duopoly, the fact that their more technically able users are not well served by their user interfaces doesn't matter, because there aren't enough of us to be a significant market, and most of us will be told what to use at work in any case.
But I really don't understand the Gnome designers' reasons for hiding so much, for making even moderately technical things so awkward. In practice, almost everyone who chooses to use Gnome is a geek. Having said that, if it really annoyed me I could either switch to something else or get under the hood and modify it, and I don't.
For me, Gnome 3 works with niggles. MacOs X is really annoying, but I can use it. Windows 7 is tolerable. Windows 10? Just let's not go there.
Then it's poor responsive design.
Seriously, there is a limit to the width of a column of text that it's comfortable to read, so for continuous text on large screen there may be reasons for having large amounts of whitespace. And, again, for continuous text, having a proportion of white space around the text is easier on the eyes. There can be good ergonomic reasons for using significant whitespace in design.
Good responsive design is hard; to have the same page layout on a two inch wide mobile phone screen as on a 24 inch monitor, and have it attractive and easy to work with on both requires a great deal of thought, and often some compromise. Making the compromises at the small end of the range doesn't work because on a very small screen pages that are not well adapted are completely unusuable, whereas if you make the compromise at the big end of the range you end up with a page that looks ugly but still works.
But the challenge of responsive design is to respond to a wide range of screen sizes and be functional and elegant on all. It's a significant challenge, and too many designers design to one fixed size or a small range of fixed sizes.
Land of the Lost - Sleestak Pylon Control Panels here we come!
So what? Why you people always say that? How's that change anything?
Trolling for a "funny" there?
Why would that make you sleepy?
Weary: feeling or showing tiredness, especially as a result of excessive exertion or lack of sleep.
Cool, thanks. Had no idea what that term meant!
Ha! That's funny, the only Mac I own is a G5. Hooked it up and played with it enough to realize that their claim of "far more intuitive UI" was a marketing fallacy. Ain't turned the thing on in years. Junk.
No, I can't see myself ever paying any money for rotten fruit. It's junk to me. Give me Windows or Linux, or just light that shit on fire.
//GO.SYSIN DD *, DOODAH, DOODAH