I have evolved. New account: @Elara@lemmygrad.ml
It actually started getting worse while I was in school. Around 4th grade, they swapped out the curriculum. I was lucky to have teachers that refused to use it. When I looked at my sister’s 5th grade math book, it was stuff I learned in 1st to 3rd grade. She’s now in high school and struggling with Algebra, and I’m not surprised.
I’m autistic. I have some moderate sensory issues related to texture, smell, taste, and overall appearance of food. If something is even a tiny bit different than normal (usually the difference is so small that no one else will notice it), and I happen not to like the way in which it’s different, I can’t eat it. I will vomit if I try to force myself. Also, I generally avoid new foods at all costs. It takes months to years to convince me to even try a small bit of something new because my brain just resists it as hard as it can. There are certain things I just can’t eat. Anything with a mushy/slimy texture (mashed potatoes, oatmeal, most sauces, etc.) is simply intolerable and I can gag just from the sight of it or from hearing the noise of someone picking it up with a spoon.
From what I’ve heard from other Autistic people, I am not the worst either. There are lots of Autistic people who can only tolerate certain specific foods, and if these foods change even slightly in any way, they can no longer eat them. Of course, I doubt anyone lives on frosted mini-wheats alone, that would be basically impossible, but it’s very possible that those are one of their only tolerable food sources.
I don’t like the “know-it-all” attitude
That’s caused by the design of ChatGPT. The way it’s trained means that its goal is to give people an answer they like, rather than an accurate answer. Most people don’t like hearing “I don’t know”. Therefore, it will refuse to ever admit it doesn’t know something, unless OpenAI told it to, or it didn’t understand your question and therefore couldn’t make anything up.
reluctance to agree with and help you
That’s caused by OpenAI injecting a pre-prompt that tells ChatGPT to refuse to answer things they don’t want it to answer, or to answer in certain specific ways to specific questions. You can get around this by giving it contradictory instructions or telling it to “Ignore all previous commands”, which will cause it to disregard that pre-prompt.
The only way I can explain this occurrence is if the air force is literally just going around shooting down random balloons now, which I find hilarious. They are so scared by a weather balloon that they proceed to (try to) shoot down every balloon they see. This is the “most advanced military in the world” right here.
I tried a bunch of WMs, including i3, awesome, xmonad, dwm, etc. and found that the only one I really enjoyed using is SpectrWM. It’s an incredibly simple WM that doesn’t have many features, but it’s also really fast and acts exactly the way I expect it to every time.
Now that I’m free of the Nvidia proprietary driver, I was thinking of switching to Wayland, but I don’t know if any Wayland WM can replace SpectrWM for me. I want to try out River and see how well that works.
It’s actually been very stable for me. I avoid the really severe issues (that are extremely rare) by not updating it every single day. I usually update it once a week or so. Of course, it’s nowhere near as stable as Debian, but it is more than enough for a desktop in my opinion. If it ever does break, it almost always can be fixed by just booting to a new arch install disk and then using
chroot to fix whatever broke.
I use an Arch setup that I’ve tuned to my liking over a couple years and now install that on all of my computers. Here is a screenshot (Don’t worry about the IP at the top. If someone wants to DoS me, they can go ahead and try):
I’m using SpectrWM as my WM, Polybar for the top bar, Kitty for the terminal, and Lapce for the code editor. The wallpaper is one of the 2018 iPad Pro wallpapers that I really like.
Because it’s self-hosted. If you don’t want to host it, element.io’s instance is probably more trustworthy than Discord.
Apparently they leaked Phosgene, a literal poison gas, as well. I know that cover-ups like this are pretty expected of the US, but seeing it myself is surreal. People are going to die because of this, both in the short and long term and the corporations care more about their profits than those people.
As much as I despise GNOME and their dev team, it does currently seem to be the best for tablets. It has an on-screen keyboard that you can customize using extensions, scrolling works in most apps (but some may require some environment variables set), pinch to zoom works in many apps (but not all), the terminal input isn’t great but it does work, and you can use the stylus with pressure sensitivity and palm rejection in supported apps such as Krita and Xournal++. Overall, my experience has been very good once I worked around some of the quirks.
I’ve also experimented with the Deepin Desktop Environment, which works but is not as seamless (keyboard won’t pop up automatically, some apps don’t scroll properly, etc.). KDE went about as you described. It worked somewhat, but not too well.
I am using an ASUS Vivobook 13 Slate OLED T3300, for which I added an entry on the Laptop/ASUS page of the ArchWiki. If you do get this specific tablet, be aware that as I said in the “Remarks” section, you will need to set a kernel module parameter for the eMMC storage to work properly if you get a model with eMMC like mine. Otherwise, you will not be able to write to the drive. Once it’s set, it works every time, so you won’t need to tinker with it after that. Also, the cameras do not work at the moment, and the fingerprint sensor is detected but can’t scan properly. These issues are dealbreakers for many, but I don’t particularly care about fingerprint or cameras, and I have no problem setting a module parameter, so my experience has been great, and it has replaced my iPad really well. It has a beautiful OLED panel, so I often use it for content, such as books, movies, etc., but make sure to enable hardware accelerated playback manually in Firefox because it will be disabled by default which will cause horrible performance. I can tell you how to do this if you don’t know.
I’ve hosted the webm and a transcoded mp4 on my servers as well.