Adhoc Systems

Notes

I made a small change to my site, so that bookmarks don't show up in the main feed unless I've commented on them. I tend to bookmark a lot of pages, so this will keep them from clogging up the home page. Plus, it clarifies the difference between bookmarks and boosts/reposts. Now, boosts are posts I don't have anything to add to, but still want to show up on my home page. Bookmarks are pages I want to save for later, but may have something to say about once I read them.

So I flashed Plasma Mobile Beta 2 to a SD card last night and my #PinePhone successfully booted it. Even running from the SD card, it was way smoother than the Phosh build that came on the phone. Now I have to figure out how to install it to the phone

PinePhone

Everybody is slowly coming to understand that numbers in the health industry are incredibly slow. Articles on vaccine rollout have to mention that hospitals aren't equipped to handle reporting on a 72 hour turnaround. That's because EMRs (electronic medical records) are absolute garbage. They're huge, locked-down, enterprise applications, each controlled by a single vendor and licensed to hospitals for huge fees. They don't have interoperability in mind, they want to lock you in to their silo. If you want to send a report to someone else, you hope they use the same EMR as you or you have to run a convoluted pipeline to get that data to them, usually as a CSV or Excel spreadsheet that they have to run through a convoluted pipeline to get into their system. Maybe after this is all over, that will get some attention. Giant corporations shouldn't be able to control health records and drive up costs for patients and hospital

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Thanks to Victoria Drake, I discovered the color-scheme #CSS declaration and added it to my site. It's still a draft, but it's a way to tell browsers what themes your site has available. If the user has set a preference that would trigger the @prefers-color-scheme media query, browsers that implement it should adjust their chrome to match that theme.

I already have Firefox set to dark mode and have extensions customizing other theming, so I don't know if it affected anything on my site. But it's one line and its good to future proof and give more priority to user choice.

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I'm working on a #design update of my site based on new.css. It's available as an alternate stylesheet, so if you want to check it out and you're using a browser that supports it, you can apply the New.css Styles stylesheet. When I'm happy with where it's at, I'll probably just switch the two stylesheets, so the current one sill still be available as an alternate.

CSS design

Bleh. I had the #webmentions route configured like my internal routes, so it was requiring a CSRF token. Should be fixed now.

But apparently I'm not displaying them correctly so still some work to do here.

webmentions

It's really disappointing that a prevailing take on the Cyberpunk fiasco is that gamers need to give developers/publishers a break and stop making a fuss. They want to take away game ownership, make you buy a new platform every few years, make dev teams crunch, etc. But when a game comes out riddled with bugs and people complain about it, they say no software is bug free, learn to live with it or people don't really want refunds, they just like to complain. Gaming journalists/pundits never want to hold publishers or developers accountable.

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I'm starting The Collapsing Empire by John Scalzi. I really liked his Old Man's War series, so I'm looking forward to this one. I'm on chapter two and getting some Dune vibes with an interplanetary empire controlled by a balance of political and religious parties and mercantile houses in a feudal system.

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I know when people spend years making something artistic, they pour themselves into it and want it to succeed regardless of how they feel about the process. So, it's kind of sad that the ruined launch is a depressing finale to years of hard work for the team, but I wonder if game publishers/developers will finally realize that crunch doesn't work.

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