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I want my UNIX groups back

The breakage of permissions under recent PolKit/logind is flabbergasting. They have completely subverted UNIX groups/permissions in a difficult-to-unbreak way. And I get cheerful little update messages saying things like “You no longer need to be in the camera group to … Continue reading

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I just wanted to make a pointer to this /r/archlinux thread about dropping ConsoleKit support for a systemd-specific replacement, because I think the discussion (that I waded in to) is revealing about how the current “Linux is increasingly un-UNIX-like, and … Continue reading

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Udisks2 and UNIX Philosophy

Apparently the udisks devs took it upon themselves to violate the FHS and moved the path for automounted media from /media/$DEVICE_NAME to /run/media/$USER/$DEVICE_NAME. This is a user-facing change that I can’t find primary documentation for with google, which means the … Continue reading

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A Single-Image Review of the Windows 8 Consumer Preview

The default desktop background/log in image is the ugly 8-betta. Thanks to the GIMP and general orneryness for the flip. This, even more than the DP, is a media-consumption OS – either we are watching the end of general purpose … Continue reading

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Dear web designers: Stop breaking my browser.

I’ve been running in to more and more sites which attempt to override browser features for no apparent reason. We know you can do all kinds of fancy things with CSS and EMCAScript, but that doesn’t mean you should. To … Continue reading

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Android Hate of the Day: Missing Basic Functionality

[This post is part of a series on my initial Android impressions.] Just to be clear, my Android criticism is because I want this shit fixed in the last promising mobile platform standing, not because I hate it. Platform specific … Continue reading

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Android Hate of the Day: Process Management

[This post is part of a series on my initial Android impressions.] Just to be clear, my Android criticism is because I want this shit fixed in the last promising mobile platform standing, not because I hate it. Platform specific … Continue reading

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iOS is not a Promising Platform (for me)

This is a response to “what about iOS?” questions from my calling Android “the last promising mobile platform standing” in the boilerplate for the posts I’ve been making about problems with Android. I come prepared with a list from my … Continue reading

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Android Hate of the Day: Everything is Full of Ads

[This post is part of a series on my initial Android impressions.] Just to be clear, my Android criticism is because I want this shit fixed in the last promising mobile platform standing, not because I hate it. Platform specific … Continue reading

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Android Hate of the Day: Profiteers

[This post is part of a series on my initial Android impressions.] Just to be clear, my Android criticism is because I want this shit fixed in the last promising mobile platform standing, not because I hate it. Platform specific … Continue reading

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