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I found the (almost) prefect solution if you have an Amazon Kindle, and find the default launcher absolute dogshit like me.
Install the "launcher hijacker" from this repo and a proper launcher like Nova.
It isn't perfect (the default laucher sometimes shows up for a split second when pressing the "home" button), but it really is night and day compared to the default crap Amazon puts on the device.
It's a shame that their customers have to resort to this kind of measures just to make the device more usable.
Only other issue I found so far is that it's pretty much impossible to use widgets in Nova, because it always opens the system settings, but it's not really a big deal for me.
I am not affiliated with this project in any way, just want to make the life of other Kindle users that aren't aware of it's existence less miserable.1
I hate it when FOSS projects don't put a link to the repository on their website.
I don't want to search through fucking GitHub, GitLab, or BitBucket to hopefully find the official project repo.
Or search every page on the site for a god damn link.
Just put somewhere on top.
Anybody that uses GPG for email encryption might want to read this:
This sheds a bit more light on what's actually going on.
It's not really GPG that's affected but the E-mail client plugins.3
Doing a quick field experiment.
Wonder what happens if I leave this here.
Amazon for fucks sake!!!
Would you PLEASE keep this fucking Alexa crap disabled after updating my tablet.
I deliberately disabled it for a reason.
What are you? Microsoft?3
My first experience with Firefox 57 (aka "Quantum"):
WHERE THE FUCK DID MY TEXT GO.
HOLY SHIT! HOW CAN YOU FUCK UP SOMETHING LIKE TEXT RENDERING.
Then I installed nightly and it worked again.
It's already enough that this FUCKING API I have to work with is a mess of JSON and XML responses mixed together.
With mixed german and english keys and attributes all sprinkled over it.
And API access locked to Austria only for some reason.
And then they even manage to fuck up the little bit of JSON they use.
It's just a fucking array of strings (where one could easily use integers).
They can stick this fucking steaming pile of shit that they call API up their PHP infested assholes.
I hate web development sometimes.5
Always wanted to try this rubber duck debugging everybody is talking about. Sadly I do not have a rubber duck at my disposal, so this tennis ball has to do (the colors match, so thats close enough I think ッ).4
So I just recently had the pleasure to set up a Rails environment for a friend on Windows. I haven't used Windows in about 5 or 6 years, and the person I had to set it up for doesn't know much about programming at all.
I all went fine at first, install database, devkit thingy and git. Then set up the project itself. And there is where the problems started.
First windows would refuse to use SSL, because of some weird bug in the Windows version of rubygems. The suggested upgrade did not work so I had to switch some gem sources to insecure connections, but at least it did install everything correctly.
Alright, I thought, that's not _that_ bad, everything is running now.
Later again he sent me another screenshot.
His Antivirus spyware was messing with the asset pipeline. (╯°□°）╯︵ ┻━┻
This was the point where I just said "FUCK IT, i'll just put everything into a fucking VM and let him use that".
I should have done that in the first place.
Long story short:
Setting up a development under Windows is painful.
Do yourself a favor and just use a VM.3