Using autocorrect makes typing much easier on phones. Not only you can write words you don't know the spellings of correctly, but it also compensates for mis-hits on the tiny keyboard.
But one day I had to write something using a pen and paper and I realised that I had forgotten how to spell common words. For example I had no idea if it was "absense" or "absence".
Then I turned off autocorrect on my phone so that I can relearn how to spell words. I have gotten a lot better since then.
Has anyone else had a similar experience?
I see this being mentioned a bit in American media. I understand why this can happen. Capital does not want to pay living wages to the working people and workers do not want to work for pennies. There is no such thing as labour shortage, only capital not willing to pay.
But if people are just walking away from jobs, how are they affording subsistence? I have seen restaurants being closed because they don't have workers. So it is not only people who can afford savings who are quitting.
I can't phrase the question very well but the bottom line is this: I don't understand. So any insight you might want to share is welcome.
I have tried to use fast fingers to preorder a PS5 as soon as it restocks and have failed. Now I want to turn to the dark side.
What do I use to achieve this? I know python and shell scripting but know nothing about web development.
I feel tangibly anxious when playing horror games so trying to understand how people who enjoy horror games do it.
To be fair, I feel anxious all the time. And the games that gives me the most anxiety are Dark Souls games and Bloodborne. Sekiro didn't make me feel that anxious. But I love the feeling of accomplishment that I get after beating a tough boss. That, and how satisfying the combat feels mechanically is why they are my favourite games of all time. In other games combat never feels this nice (eg. Fallen Order, Devil May Cry etc.)
I recently started Resident Evil Village and it doesn't feel rewarding at all to me. Even after beating some of the mini bosses in the beginning. Will still finish it though because I like to step on my balls.
I remember playing the PT demo when it was available on PS4 and one scene in particular made me lose my sleep that night.
People also say they love the atmosphere of Bloodborne. Why? It spooks the fuck out of me. I guess it is well executed in that respect but I find it repulsive because of how good it is.
Just wondering how other people think. I don't mean to imply that people who like these kinds of games are weird or something because I have no right to do that.
Someone in my family uses Alexa to do things like control lights and some other electrical appliances in the home. I don't know anything about this smart home trend, but I immediately disliked Alexa because:
1. It's Amazon
2. When the internet went down, we were unable to use Alexa to any affect to control the appliances. I am guessing this means that all communication (unsurprisingly) is routed to a central Amazon server before going to the appliances, which IMO is a pretty terrible design choice for the consumer (but I am guessing not for Amazon).
Are there any open source alternatives to things like this? I can see it being useful in some scenarios or at the very least it would be a nice gimmick to have if you have a spare rpi lying around.
I want to stop using WhatsApp because I fuckin hate it. Does anyone use XMPP regularly? It allows encryption so I was considering it.
The consideration is whether I will have to self host it or I can use some publicly hosted instances (like how there are open Matrix instances). Also whether it has support for desktop clients that run natively on Loonix without electron.
Please share your thoughts if you have experience. Feel free to suggest other alternatives too. I won't mind that.
I personally use passwordstore.org with a git repo on a personal VPS. But I wanted to set up a password manager for my boomer parents and looks like Bitwarden is one of the better options out there.
The problem is that the free tier sounds a bit too good to be true so I am worried that it might just disappear or discontinue one day. Any idea if this fear is unfounded or not?
If you have been using Bitwarden please share your experience with it. Would like to hear.
For a long time I have considered smart watches to be a gimmick but since they have become more accessible and common now for some time, I was wondering what the people who own and use them think of them?
So what has your experience been of them?
One thing I am curious about is how functional these (especially the Android ones) are without being connected to a phone via bluetooth since bluetooth drains battery?
Apparently Signal doesn't run in the backgroud and give notifications if I don't have Google Play Services enabled.
Anyway to work around this? Seems uncool to have a privacy focused messenger that relies on Google shit.