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MOBA Nightmare! Reflecting on Dota 2 Miseries
June 16th, 2021 at 4:00 PM by Kugee
I haven't touched Dota 2 for seven years with good reason. Yes, it has that kind of standard quality you'd expect from a high profile developer without anything sorely embarassing to boot (iuyoyo8i8ELECTRONICARTS87o8oim), and it doesn't have a "pay to win" model, yet next to Minecraft, it's the worst game I've ever played. And no, I'm not making a joke when I say that.
ARM Must Die
June 15th, 2021 at 3:55 PM by Kugee
Many abominations have strangled the minds of plenty of modern tech users - UEFI, TPM, Windows 10 (and now its "successor"), Python, and Google-based solutions for everything. Few are as menacing as a shitty obscure CPU that has more recently become the subject of heavy shilling: ARM.
You've probably heard it from a bunch of big names before: "x86 is flawed! ARM is the future!" The overwhelming bias in favor of ARM in most of the tech press might have you believing that it has every justification in its hand to take over the PC market. But as someone who doesn't make money off of doing this kind of insufferable shilling for bad ideas, it is my duty to step in on behalf of those who helped explain how awful ARM is... THESE SHILLS ARE LYING TO YOU. THEY DO NOT HAVE PRINCIPLES.
I Quit Firefox!
June 3rd, 2021 at 1:25 AM by Kugee
After the first browser war resulted in a bloody mess and Internet Explorer emerging as the sole dominating force of the internet, progression on internet experience stagnated. For years, many online users would be stuck with the same Internet Explorer 6 being sorely neglected right in front of their faces. There were no browser tabs, pop-ups were as rampant as ever, and every tech company insisted on occupying some of your precious screen real estate with a toolbar designed to serve them.
So you could imagine the delight when Firefox made its roaring debut with version 1.0 in late 2004. It was pitched as the browser to use for taking back control of the Web, which is nothing short of a beautiful retribution against Microsoft's aggressive monopolistic efforts. Thanks to Firefox being open source software, it enjoyed support on a ton of platforms beyond Windows, including Mac OS X, Linux, Solaris, FreeBSD, and even OS/2 Warp! Since Microsoft is totally incapable of marketing without having a monopoly on something, finally it was sure to get its ass booted off the browser field in due time.
May 31st, 2021 at 3:15 AM by Kugee
One day, I did my usual round of meeting up with some of my relatives again. We had some more talks as I was eating my lunch, and it goes without saying that it was a pretty nice day. Even then, something I hoped I could brush off kept creeping into my mind as it did with many other people. What was this new virus that surfaced? Is it really that brutal? Am I going to have to hide away for the next two years because of this?
I left their house with a fairly normal goodbye, only change we made was to do a bow instead of the usual hug. I came back home and descended into my usual workspace once again, wondering if I was really gonna be up for the task of self-containment so as to protect others a little more.
That was 15 months ago.
Project Cisco Delayed, Redtoast Here to Stay
May 20th, 2021 at 3:30 PM by Kugee
Two weeks ago, I opened a poll asking which name should be used as Redtoast's release name. Windows LE was a close call, but the majority of users have decided to leave the Redtoast name intact. (It did surpass Redtoast for a while, but I found that 36 of the votes were illegitimate so I had to revoke them.) What makes that poll significant compared to my previous ones is that it's the very first one to be self-hosted on Razorback, and so old browsers are just as capable of voting as new ones. The code responsible for displaying the radio form and results barely hits 100 lines with whitespace, proving you don't need an overly complicated external solution to receive such basic input.
Not only do the poll results indicate the branding direction to take with the project, they also confirm that the poll program is working exactly as it should. With that doubt behind me now, it's only a matter of getting the first post-restart release out there.
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