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using firefox and thunderbird as part of my resolution to only use software that has a fursona

Also, I kinda forgot I love having these actual email clients that, like, download your emails and stuff

Everything's so fast! You don't have to, like, click on an email and wait for it to come back from the server.

"alright, what if you write your code in a special programming language that gets translated- once, ahead of time- into machine code that the user's computer executes"

specifically: why did they replace everything that comes with windows with some bloaty UWP app that's really slow and doesn't work

the "photos" ""app"" on my laptop was broken for like a week and when it did work again, it'd take several seconds to load

meanwhile, the windows photo viewer on this old-ass laptop? pchow! pew! opens immediately!

@BestGirlGrace I loaded up Outlook.com in the web browser and it's been blocking one request about every five seconds while it sits idly in my empty Inbox, so that might have something to do with it.

@BestGirlGrace because it's hard to make ad revenue on native programs

Although I believe Microsoft fixed that particular bug. Before un-fixing it, from what I understand.

@BestGirlGrace Very glad that my computers are both upgraded from Win7, so I still have Photo Viewer and Windows Media Player

@BestGirlGrace late to this party, but knowing the Windows team, they probably forgot how to build the old ones

there's a whole series of blog posts on shit like this, including the fun fact that cmd.exe is now older than most of the people working on it

@VyrCossont I've read enough Raymond Chen stories to believe this, honestly.

Plus, it's a chance to show off the Hot New UWP Technology that nobody's using.

@BestGirlGrace they honestly would have made fewer developers sad by sticking with XNA, the pre-UWP cross-platform story

but instead we're probably gonna get UWP2 for Windows 11: all apps must be written as VS Code plugins

@BestGirlGrace oh who am i kidding

there won't be a Windows 11, it'll be called Windows 10 Anniversary of the Anniversary Update

@VyrCossont Oh, of course not. It'll be Windows 10 Forever.

Now, everything as a Microsoft Teams app..

@BestGirlGrace I'm trying to imagine persuading my work to let us do native programs outside iOS and Android.

Maybe when there's a cross-platform native UI framework---

"Um, actually, Qt and Java---"

---that sucks less than the web.

@vy yeah, that's the giant mood

maybe we went too far in the pursuit of "cross platform", but also when I have to write something that needs a UI, I reach for a website because I don't even know where to start with Qt and I refuse to write Java for fun

@BestGirlGrace @vy there are other languages that run on the jvm tho

clojure and kotlin are nice

@00dani @vy sure, but you still have to, like, install the jvm and stuff

meanwhile, I already have a c[++] compiler, a text editor for yeehawing javascript and html into a website, and c# stuff lying around

@BestGirlGrace @00dani I consider needing the JVM to be a major downside, really.

@00dani @BestGirlGrace Oh, definitely, but I'm specifically talking about its UI bindings, not necessarily the language.

@BestGirlGrace @vy we like QT, but uh, hating it is more reasonable than our position on it

@BestGirlGrace That's the thing--- I think using React is really fun and satisfying. And "React Native" only targets mobile. So.

@BestGirlGrace also doesn't IE have an anime mascot or something

@ben I mean, if you count Windows-tan and IE-tan, sure, but those aren't fursonas

@BestGirlGrace @ben i put a bunch of -tans in my old webcomic and then, turned every character into catgirls for no particular reason

so they probly count as fursonae at that point

@ben it hasn't offered to do the progressive web app thing for masto yet, but maybe I just haven't found the botton

@BestGirlGrace Like, they could just make one picture of a kangaroo with all your passwords in it's pouch and that would probably count

@rockario Exactly! It doesn't have to be a good fursona, it'd just help me out on this very specific mission.

@BestGirlGrace In regards to password managers, I would like to alert you to the existence of RememBear

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