By all means... feel free to create a new PP forum!
Fri Oct 04, 2019 6:10am

I'm curious what the UX is for someone logged in other than me. :)

    • Hey, let's set up an identical forum - Puckdropper, Wed Oct 02 2019 2:48pm
      With an aqua background this time. It'll be awesome, everyone will want to go there (to use it as a flashlight, not actually post.)
      • By all means... feel free to create a new PP forum!- Erik_, Fri Oct 04 2019 6:10am
        • Oh, I've never logged in... - Puckdropper, Fri Oct 04 2019 2:43pm
          Don't you use Private mode for such testing?
          • Sometimes. It depends... - Erik, Thu Oct 10 2019 1:49pm
            For a lot of things, it's just "I need to log in to get to this admin page to test" so it doesn't really matter if I'm isolated in a private window. Also, I do almost everything with my local dev instance which invalidates all authenticated sessions every time I rebuild and restart the app.
            • Yeah, that's how it went with my blog - Puckdropper, Fri Oct 11 2019 1:42pm
              I'm using session cookies so it logs me out automatically when I close the browser. (It's a nice way to do auto signout for things that are low reward security. Most timed auto signouts are too short.)
              • This site uses session cookies as well. I almost never close the browser completely (just the tabs) because I like to keep some things accessible at all times. I don't think I've actually tried to close the browser and reopen and see if I'm still logged in... hmm... *throws it onto the 'to-do' p... more
                • Terrified? That's what Halloween is supposed to be for! - Puckdropper, Sun Oct 20 2019 12:54pm
                  Of course all that scary stuff just looks silly, though. You know how if a machine's been running for months and you shut it down you might not get it to turn back on? Is it like that and your browser?
                  • That is sort of like me and my browser... - Erik_, Thu Oct 24 2019 1:22pm
                    I guess if I used favorites/bookmarks it wouldn't be a big deal. I never seem to remember that bookmarks exist though.
                    • Control+D FTW! - Puckdropper, Thu Oct 31 2019 3:02pm
                      There's the bookmarks bar in Pale Moon that can be really nice for the frequently accessed sites. NEMB is #2 on there.
                      • On the "new tab" screen in FF, NEMB is #7.. but it has some catching up to do because it's on a new host now. I might give Pale Moon a try. I used to use SeaMonkey back in the day when I used Debian instead of Ubuntu. I'm happy with FF but something new is always worth a glance. :) Edit: Al... more
                        • Was Ice Weasel FF or Seamonkey that was just rebranded? - Puckdropper, Fri Nov 08 2019 4:02pm
                          I think they sorted that out, but I'm not sure. Hm... I'm not exactly happy with Mint (It's SO HARD to access a network drive. Good ol' Windows treats \\name\ as a first class citizen, while Linux is "ohph! Gotta mount it first."), and I'm getting tired of focus stealing. Just flash the icon or... more
                          • with FireFox. Seamonkey is basically the same thing but according to Google based off Mozilla/Netscape instead of directly from FF...? Does Mint have Samba sharing? It's been ages since I've used it. I know in Ubuntu I can just go to the location bar in the file browser and user smb:// to get my... more
                            • Well, lookie there: smb://server.local/CapitolizeThis works - Puckdropper, Wed Nov 20 2019 1:32pm
                              How was I supposed to discover that? Seamonkey was like Netscape but actually developed. I used it for a long time. Pale Moon was better--a little more light weight and faster. Now I wonder how to connect to network drives in those stupid windows that don't have text box fields for paths. I... more
                              • when I was trying to transfer things between computers at my parent's old house. If I didn't go digging into Samba crap then (might have even been Slackware.. oof) then, I wouldn't have known either. As for having them in windows that don't have a location bar... there's always the Linux way ... more
                                • Relying on the shell? How Windows 95 of you! - Puckdropper, Thu Nov 28 2019 10:49pm
                                  Slackware, wow. I tried it. It was awful. I guess it's good if you want to build everything yourself, but you need a very fine magnetized needle to set the bits on the hard drive!
                                  • Slackware was the first Linux distro I used - Erik, Sun Dec 01 2019 4:13am
                                    back in the early 2000s. At the time for some reason I thought it was cool that everything was built from source and there was no package management really. I think I stuck around with it way longer than I should have. I still remember losing sleep over figuring out what conf file and dependency... more
                                    • Me too, it was just so hard to do anything. - Puckdropper, Mon Dec 02 2019 5:48pm
                                      I think I may not of even had gcc installed--having to build it from scratch. Or maybe it was g++??? I do remember trying to load Xwindows on a 386. I left, went away for 2 hours for dinner and finally, finally, got a X-shaped mouse cursor to appear.
                                      • Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesssssssssssssssssssss - Erik, Wed Dec 11 2019 2:20am
                                        I remember doing almost the same thing but on a random old Sparc station I had floating around. Took forever to get X windows installed... got it working then messed with something and broke it and never got it to come back up again. I think it was g++ you had to build of gcc for slackware but my... more
                                        • That kind of junk kept me on Windows for years. - Puckdropper, Wed Dec 11 2019 12:20pm
                                          It's cool to forge your own hammer head, but doing it bare handed with no other hammers at all in which to beat your steel? Then even things like Debian on iBook: The clock is off, would you like to screw up your OS?
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