Great Moments in Computer Programming

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Re: Great Moments in Computer Programming

Post by Ice Cream Jonsey » Mon Dec 16, 2019 7:24 am

wget ... isn't on my Windows command prompt by default either. :(
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Re: Great Moments in Computer Programming

Post by Flack » Mon Dec 16, 2019 9:15 am

I must have nabbed it from here at some point and stuck it in my windows\system32 directory.

http://gnuwin32.sourceforge.net/packages/wget.htm
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Re: Great Moments in Computer Programming

Post by Tdarcos » Tue Dec 24, 2019 8:07 pm

Because of my vision problems I have Windows in High Contrast mode (Shift+Left Alt+Print Screen is the shortcut for High Contrast) I've described it in my all caps message. This BBS - as well as Caltrops - works great in high contrast: the background is black, authors of posstings are lisated in cyan, "post reply" button is lavender, the text and titles of postings, type-in boxes such as post titles and contents, box outlines as well as drop-down menus and labels, are all yellow.

A cute feature is in the CSS for the reply box, it's a dashed-line, but when the mouse crossess it or hovers, it turns into a solid line. If you move the mouse out d the box without clicking on it, the line turns dashed again. This creats a nice "marquee" effect when looking for the type-in area. Once you click in the box the border tays solid, even if the mouse moves out of the box. Click outside the box - except on formatting buttons like italic - and its border turns back to dashed. Sweet.

I have to run everything in reverse color / "X-Ray" mode (what is technically called "High Contrast") because light colors have a "halo" effect. On individual characters the halo is minor and I can still read them. But when the screen background is white - regular low-contrast mode - the halo is so strong the text is almost always unreadable. It is very faint.

Google works quite nicely too. The GOOGLE text has a transparent backgtound, the searvh box is yellow on black with a yellow border, and the results are in readable colors with a black background.

Having trouble with my hands, I decide to see if there are any free speech to text programs. One website claims to mention the top, oh, 5 or 6, I can't remember at the moment. One of those that is web-based no-install-required, is Google Docs. So I click on the link and have Firefox open it in a new window.

Since Google has placed a (login) cookie on my computer it knows me, and even shows me what documents I\ve had Google Docs save to the cloud before. I pick blank document, and as the article recommends, select the tools menu - these web apps are starting to look more and more like desktop applications - and go to the "voice typing" submenu. Only it isn't there. Maybe Google took it out. But the article is dated September 2019. So I try the next selection, a website. Comes up to tell me my browser doesn't support voice and I need to use a browse that does, like Google Chrome.

Well, that explains why Google Docs did not show the voice typing submenu. I have Chrome installed, so I fire it up. Comes up in High-Contrast mode. I copy the link from the other page in Firefox and paste it to Chrome's URL box - which I have a bit of trouble because it's low-contrast black-on-white - Google Docs comes up, but - and given the circumstances this is one time it is reasonable - since it is cloud-based (and does not save locally), Google Docs requires me to login. Only problem is, the goddam login box is in low contrast with a white fuckin' background!

Then to top it off, after I am able to get through enough to find the text fields, Google Sign-In says my login is invalid! (Meaning I'd need yo go back to Firefox's security setting and list saved logins amd [asswprds, then paste it intoo Chrome.)

I'm too tired for this fuckin shit - even though I recently wole up from a nap - I'll try selecting a local-installable application.
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Re: Great Moments in Computer Programming

Post by Ice Cream Jonsey » Fri Dec 27, 2019 10:56 am

Have I mentioned how much I hate the way Atom and sublimeText do Settings now? Where it's a text file with shit and there's no way to know what you need to add to make additions? Dumb pattern that we're using only because it makes the programmers feel clever.

Anyway, get a load of this:

https://discuss.atom.io/t/atom-customfi ... ng/54062/5

I was trying to make hug files go to the "Go" syntax thing. YOU. HAVE. TO. IDENT. LIKE. IT. WANTS.

It throws no error.
There's nothing in the file saying that indentation matters.
There's obviously no way to just "know" what it wants if I want to support .g and .h files
It won't work if you put the . there, even though it could ignore it.

How the fuck is this superior to a normal settings menu? Why do these dumb fucks insist on doing it this way?
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Re: Great Moments in Computer Programming

Post by Jizaboz » Sat Dec 28, 2019 12:13 am

Here here brother. There’s also the fact that this program is one bloated motherfucker. The volume of RAM it uses is just.. well, I’ll leave you to your own conclusions before I break this coffee table!

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