Random thing you love right now that doesn't deserve its own thread

thrawn82 wrote:
Rykin wrote:
Jonman wrote:
b12n11w00t wrote:

It also has a pretty awful memory leak. If I leave chrome open on my locked work computer over the weekend, I come back to multiple gb of ram used by it.

Interesting. I leave Chrome running on my home machine eternally. I reboot it once or twice a month.

Same here only I reboot even less than that. Currently sitting at 157 days 13 hours and 58 minutes on my Hackintosh. Chrome is eating 6.9 GB of RAM though... but OneDrive is using 8.18 GB!?!?!?!

Speaking of onedrive: Is there a way to stop onedrive from trying to load every time i boot up my laptop. It really doesn't have the spare anything to have useless things running in the background. There doesn't seem to be a "just don't load this" in the one drive interface itself (or i missed it)

No they made it a pain in the ass to do. Also made it sync stuff by default that I would rather it not do. Here are some instructions. I run it because we aren't allowed to run Google Drive at work so I use OneDrive to sync my game design stuff between home and work.

Rykin wrote:
thrawn82 wrote:
Rykin wrote:
Jonman wrote:
b12n11w00t wrote:

It also has a pretty awful memory leak. If I leave chrome open on my locked work computer over the weekend, I come back to multiple gb of ram used by it.

Interesting. I leave Chrome running on my home machine eternally. I reboot it once or twice a month.

Same here only I reboot even less than that. Currently sitting at 157 days 13 hours and 58 minutes on my Hackintosh. Chrome is eating 6.9 GB of RAM though... but OneDrive is using 8.18 GB!?!?!?!

Speaking of onedrive: Is there a way to stop onedrive from trying to load every time i boot up my laptop. It really doesn't have the spare anything to have useless things running in the background. There doesn't seem to be a "just don't load this" in the one drive interface itself (or i missed it)

No they made it a pain in the ass to do. Also made it sync stuff by default that I would rather it not do. Here are some instructions. I run it because we aren't allowed to run Google Drive at work so I use OneDrive to sync my game design stuff between home and work.

wow you weren't kidding, does that instruction have me modifying the registry?!

LeapingGnome wrote:

It is made by the largest advertising company in the world and tracks everything you do.

We live in a time where essentially everyone is carrying around a location-enabled device that has a camera and microphone, and is constantly connected to one or more data networks owned by large corporations, which in turn are accessible by numerous domestic and international agents. Free email systems parse messages for data. Most of the population freely and actively provide data via social networks. Privacy-focused individuals who attempt to disconnect can still have accurate inferences made just by tracking those around them. I'm not sure that Chrome is anything more than a drop in the privacy ocean. I understand and appreciate privacy concerns, but I think that horse has left the barn a very long time ago in most modern societies.

On topic: Yesterday I experienced the delightful combination of a chilly evening while curled up next to a heater with a good book, hot cup of tea, a plate of chocolate McVities, and my puppy sleeping next to me. Life doesn't get much better.

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**DATA PARSE INITIALIZED**
---RELEVANT TERMS RECOGNIZED---
**SUBSYSTEMS NOTIFIED**

** NSA - RECOGNIZE TERM "PRIVACY" -- LOGGED FOR DISSIDENT DATABASE INCLUSION
** GOOGLE - RECOGNIZE TERM "CHROME; PRIVACY; ACCURATE" -- INCREASE MONITORING TO LEVEL 4
** AMAZON - RECOGNIZE TERM "CHILLY" -- SEND: SWEATER RECOMMENDATION
** AMAZON - RECOGNIZE TERM "GOOD BOOK" -- SEND: KINDLE RECOMMENDATION
** AMAZON - RECOGNIZE TERM "CUP OF TEA" -- SEND: GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW TV RECOMMENDATION
** NSA - RECOGNIZE TERM "CUP OF TEA" -- LOGGED FOR FOREIGN DISSIDENT DATABASE INCLUSION
** AMAZON - RECOGNIZE TERM "MCVITIES" -- SEND: OREOS RECOMMENDATION
** AMAZON - RECOGNIZE TERM "PUPPY" -- SEND: EXPENSIVE DOG TOY RECOMMENDATION
** NSA - RECOGNIZE TERM "PUPPY" -- LOG POSSIBLE TARGET FOR DISSIDENT PERSUASION

**END SUBSYSTEM NOTIFICATION**
**END DATA PARSE**

Up to you. I will use the browser from the company that stands up for privacy. You use the browser from the worlds biggest advertiser. /shrug

I'm thinking of switching mostly because Google is poised to destroy UBlock Origin on Chrome.

bnpederson wrote:

I'm thinking of switching mostly because Google is poised to destroy UBlock Origin on Chrome.

That would definitely get me to switch.

bnpederson wrote:

I'm thinking of switching mostly because Google is poised to destroy UBlock Origin on Chrome.

Also this. Google has let me down with their products more times than I can remember and I simply don't trust them anymore. It's not a name I associate with quality. It's probably more my own hangup than reality, but they're simply not a company I want to have to rely on - for anything.

Aside from Chrome, I still have a Gmail email address (where I got burned again by them pulling the Inbox app). In time, I'll likely move away from that email address as well.

I finally began the process of disentangling myself from Google a few days ago, signing up for a Protonmail account and (very) slowly switching all of the hundreds of logins I've accumulated over to it. It's a massive pain, but is also a long overdue digital decluttering. I had 14 years worth of emails in Gmail, going back to before I met my wife and when I lived in a totally different place, so it was quite a trip.

It is very nice to have advertising-free email. And with each data-hungry service I drop (Facebook went last year, Instagram is on the chopping block this year) I feel a little bit better. I'm immensely privileged to be able to do this - I totally get that the right price has to be free for many. But most of the entry level plans for paid replacements to the services I've used in the past are single-figures per month and it's worth it to me to not feel like I'm constantly being data mined.

thrawn82 wrote:

wow you weren't kidding, does that instruction have me modifying the registry?!

I was just doing that today, right-clicked the OneDrive icon in the taskbar, pressed the More button, turned off automatic start in the Settings. Click through the warning that your files will not be synced and you're golden.

wanderingtaoist wrote:
thrawn82 wrote:

wow you weren't kidding, does that instruction have me modifying the registry?!

I was just doing that today, right-clicked the OneDrive icon in the taskbar, pressed the More button, turned off automatic start in the Settings. Click through the warning that your files will not be synced and you're golden.

And do that again after every update because they reset it.

Rykin wrote:
wanderingtaoist wrote:
thrawn82 wrote:

wow you weren't kidding, does that instruction have me modifying the registry?!

I was just doing that today, right-clicked the OneDrive icon in the taskbar, pressed the More button, turned off automatic start in the Settings. Click through the warning that your files will not be synced and you're golden.

And do that again after every update because they reset it.

Ouch, that is nasty. Maybe if they communicated properly with the maker of the Windows OS, no such non-standard thing would have happened...

I answered an unexpected call at our door this morning. I am usually not awake let alone up at that time. My wife was napping and did not stir. It could easily have gone unanswered. Turned out to be an individual bringing the word of God to any whom were willing to listen.

Now. When urged to choose a label I fall somewhere between atheist and agnostic. Thus, my first reaction was disinterest. On the tip on my tongue was "...thanks, but no thanks..." but he was approachable and soft spoken with a kindness to him. I couldn't do it. He was making an effort towards betterment for others. Putting himself out there. So, I decided to be all in. I listened, and answered, and accepted the offer of a further call to continue the discussion after a little reading.

Honestly, I felt good afterward. There was much of interest, about the individual, his views, the subject matter. The positive sensation that I cannot quite pinpoint was a pleasant surprise.

Darn if I didn't love this unexpected against the grain interaction. The world is full of little surprises.

See? You can be nice to people without a Sky Friend. Funny how that works. (This is, in fact, what I do with most proselytizers who take the trouble to canvass neighborhoods. They get yelled at by a lot of Christians; they don't need an atheist doing it too...)

Dr.Incurable wrote:

Put in an application for a part time job at Wegman's at the beginning of the weekend, had my phone interview today, and then 4 hours later they call me asking me to come in for an in person interview next week. Not gonna overhype this, but I'm really happy and want to share, haven't felt this self confident in years.

Had the interview, it went pretty well. If I were to grade it like a test I'd say probably 80-85, made a couple mistakes, but from what I could tell the two individuals were pleased. I met with the HR rep and a person who I'd be working under (not a manager I think, but one of the chefs, i may be mistaken), after the questions were done they both seemed happy with my responses and he seemed happy when with my actions and reactions when he showed me the potential workspace. I will hear back by phone if I get an offer, or by email if I don't, either way I'm to expect one of the two within a week. *crosses fingers*

Oh, and my friend who is a manager in a different department offered to mentor me if I get the job, so I'm looking forward to that if I get the position.

My brother had heart surgery this week to have a pacemaker installed. Everything went great, but he's mad now because he can't drive for a week with his arm in a sling.

I asked him when he was going to start building the Iron Man suit, and he said to ask him again next week.

He should definitely set aside time for that. Glad it all went well.

I love the fact that our corporate overlords have tinkered with the firewall settings yet again and GWJ is no longer a blocked site.

Who knew that GWJ was a "Games" site, amirite?

Enix wrote:

I love the fact that our corporate overlords have tinkered with the firewall settings yet again and GWJ is no longer a blocked site.

Who knew that GWJ was a "Games" site, amirite?

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Firefox is the only mainstream browser whose reason for existence is to serve the user. Every other big browser exists to be leveraged to the parent company's benefit.

Firefox has made some missteps on occasion, especially in figuring out how to keep afloat without that kind of corporate overlord bankrolling them, but those missteps pale in comparison to their competition's fundamental flaws.

Firefox's survival is critical for any sort of Web freedom and privacy. And the only reason other browsers still allow adblockers and extensions in any capacity is Firefox's existence.

You should be using Firefox, period.

Firefox for life!

I’m okay with Safari.

Firefox: free as in beer, free as in speech, but not free as in any of my RAM while running Firefox.

ClockworkHouse wrote:

Firefox: free as in beer, free as in speech, but not free as in any of my RAM while running Firefox.

That is true, if you leave it open for days you'll be surprised. Maybe they fixed it recently!

LeapingGnome wrote:
ClockworkHouse wrote:

Firefox: free as in beer, free as in speech, but not free as in any of my RAM while running Firefox.

That is true, if you leave it open for days an hour you'll be surprised. Maybe they fixed it recently!

ftfm

ClockworkHouse wrote:

Firefox: free as in beer, free as in speech, but not free as in any of my RAM while running Firefox.

Freedom ain't free, kid.

It's a Saturday on a three day weekend and we have relaxed our very rigorous screen time restrictions for the holiday. Do you think that means I get video game time?
No. I love that my wife is currently playing Marvel Ultimate Alliance in Co-op mode with my 3 kids while I cook. My kids are explaining Marvel lore and character backstory to my wife as they play. All the stories I tried to tell her while we were dating, which she ignored, she is now forced to listen to because the stories are being told by our children. I just couldn't be happier.

How's Opera doing nowadays?

Delbin wrote:

How's Opera doing nowadays?

Just fine in my book.

It’s based on Chrome so about the same.