Friday, December 20, 2019

Comments about Trump

From Wil Wheaton:
"Now, a new trial will begin. It is, in many ways, more consequential and more urgent than the trial of Donald Trump. This will be the trial of the Republican Party, and the result of this trial is as important, if not more important, than the trial of Donald Trump."
From Mark Galli:
"But the facts in this instance are unambiguous: The president of the United States attempted to use his political power to coerce a foreign leader to harass and discredit one of the president’s political opponents. That is not only a violation of the Constitution; more importantly, it is profoundly immoral."

Republican's foresight

I just want to thank the Republican's for their foresight in strengthening committee chairpeople's subpoena power: GOP set to strengthen committee chairmen's subpoena power (in 2015)

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Always show scrollbars with gtk3

Create a file in $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/gtk-3.0/settings.ini, (probably: $HOME/.config/gtk-3.0/settings.ini )
In it put:

And scrollbars will now always show in gtk-3.0 applications.

Friday, March 1, 2019

Amazon now requires DRM to download Autorip CDs and to access

Back in 2019 January 21st Amazon let you connect to their music store without using DRM.  Now, as of 2019 March 1st Amazon has disabled the ability to use without DRM.  If you connect with Firefox with DRM disabled it requests you to enable DRM.  If you connect with Chromium it tells you to download Chrome or Firefox.  There is no link provided to just go to download the mp3 music. For digital music that is purchased, it is still possible to download it by going to Your Orders, and then to Digital Orders, but that has a strict limit on the number of times that it can be downloaded.  For Autorip CDs, there is no way to download them without enabling DRM.  Searching for Autorip DRM on Amazon's help just states that "The Digital Music Store delivers music in MP3 format ...". Unless Amazon fixes this, I will be looking for a different music store.
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Connecting with DRM-less Firefox

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Distraction by Screens

"I went out to eat with my friends, not to talk, but to watch them stare at their screens as they ignored me. I looked around to discover that I was the only adult aside from the servers not staring at a screen–until I saw a server sneak a peek at her phone between rounds."

Thursday, January 24, 2019