Finally, I have something serious to complain about. I don’t remember the last time it was so blindingly obvious that the world is completely filled with idiots. There’s a thing going around the world called the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). It’s severity is about the same as a cold. Maybe a flu. And the world …

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I hate, hate planned obsolescence. Almost as much as I hate religious idealistic stupidity such as that described below. My wife spent about a month missing an application on a virtual machine that she needs for her job (Drill Draw). And I just spent an hour figuring out what the problem was. The application was …

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I was always uneasy about publishing my software on any proprietary platform, especially Google Play. When you do that – you give up all control over the distribution of your application. Not only is it required to be proprietary (you can’t open-source your Google signing key) but the publisher can choose to take down your …

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Sometimes I forget how many people open source software reaches. I was reading through my web server’s log analyser results and noticed a weird URL as a source of some traffic. Here’s a screenshot of what I found there: I don’t know whether it’s chinese or japanese or some other language, I just think this …

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Actually, not dream – I used to hope. No, not even – I used to wish (as in “wishful thinking”) that one day there would be hundreds of thousands of people using my code. Some of my code shipped with Firefox forever ago so technically there are actually millions of people using my code. ISO …

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