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    Currently taking a break from personal projects until Wednesday, but from Thursday onwards I’m going back to the web-based rhythm game I’m currently a contributor for, Bemuse, and begin the process of upgrading the Webpack on that project to Webpack 4, since the beta for it is currently out.

    Glad to be working on stuff again after a somewhat busy week!

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        Whoops, you’re right. The mods could merge this post.

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        I’m about to start work on a long-overdue redesign of all my websites. Throughout the weekend I’ve been working on a Jekyll theme that will become the base of the whole redesign, and the inspiration of the whole design came from this post.

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          I’ve been using Windows 10 for a while now and I had no idea that people felt this way about it. It’s vastly improved from Windows 8.1 (start menu is back, yay!).

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            I’ve been out of the Windows ecosystem since I retired my XP workstation, thank goodness, but it’s kind of funny to see that bringing the Start Menu back counts as a step forward. One wonders where the platform went in the meantime.

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              I’m not saying it’s a step forward, just that:

              Microsoft has irreversibly ruined the Windows name with Windows 10. Most of the customer’s trust has pretty much eroded.

              Is a tad bit hyperbolic.

              If anything, Microsoft has irreversible ruined the Windows name with Windows {Vista,8}.

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              To be frank, I don’t really have a hate on Windows 8+. I actually kinda like them. I do believe 8 was a mess, but it was a mess I can still get through. 8.1 fixed some of what’s wrong with 8, but it was still not quite a lot fixed. At the end, I’m not resistent for change, so I can quite easily adapt to it quite easily, and slowly develop my acceptance overtime.

              As for 10, I was really enthusiastic on watching the new features take shape during the early Insider builds, but when I got ahold of it on release day, it was… kinda underwhelming. At the end of the day it’s still a computer, and it’s still just another iteration of an operating system.

              Sure, the whole Windows Insider thing has generated quite a lot of hype, seeing new builds pop out just sort of got me all hyped and stuff, and when I acually got ahold of it I was all like “yeah, have seen this before, moving on”.

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                At least by now there are enough tools to disable the phoning home of everything.

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                I’m kind of in a love-hate relationship with Twitter. It’s one of the best social tools out there to interact with friends and keep on tabs with the latest news, conversations, etc. However, I’ve been having concerns over the direction the whole platform is heading lately, especially since Jack thought about the 10k character limit (which I’m glad he didn’t go through with it).

                I actually tried GNUSocial for about a month or two after the whole #RIPTwitter fiasco, in fact a number of my friends followed suit. After testing the waters for a few days I feel like I’m mostly welcomed there, but unfortunately as time goes, I could never retain as much engagement as I’m used to on Twitter, and most of my friends gave up and went back to Twitter anyway, so I did.

                Don’t get me wrong, GNUSocial is a nice decentralized alternative to Twitter, but IMO since most of my social circle are based on Twitter, I feel more at home there than on GNUSocial, and I’m not really ready to make the social sacrifice.

                Oh, and there are also tools like TweetDeck which makes the overall experience much more bearable than the abomination that is the Twitter web client. Perfect for power users like me.

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                  WhatsApp does not have any desktop/laptop application. only iOS or Android apps.

                  There is a web version at https://web.whatsapp.com/, but like Signal, it needs your phone.

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                    To me, the major difference between Signal desktop and WhatsApp Web is that you only use your phone on Signal to verify your number, then you can use it independently from your phone, and messages are then synced to your phone upon connecting.

                    WhatsApp Web, unfortunately, doesn’t do that. It just links to your phone to send messages thorough it, which means you have to keep your phone on at all times for WhatsApp Web to work.

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                      Agreed. It’s a big advantage of Signal over WhatsApp.

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                    Even when spending 99.5% of my development time on Windows, I feel more at home when running the Bash command line over the standard Windows command line. Batch scripts to me has some weird DOS-ish artifacts that would feel out of place for your typical command line.

                    The only time I’ve had to deal with batch scripting was when I got a script that would mass convert file extensions within a folder, and that’s pretty much the only use case that it’s good for.

                    Powershell took out most of the pain by introducing aliases that resembles its bash counterparts to some of the cmdlets, but the scripting language itself is a little too intimidating for me to dive deep into.

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                      Jakarta, Indonesia.

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                        Kediri, Indonesia. Thanks for the invite, mate :)