|written by Speeder on Jul 07, 2015 20:57|
|I wrote I hate Optimuis that because even on Windows it does not work.|
When it "works" it keeps selecting the wrong card, and sometimes it don't work at all (for example the game Kenshi outright crashes on launch, and there is no workaround, the dev official response is... "sorry, not our fault, and we won't fix it")
|written by Ponder s on Jul 07, 2015 21:51|
|Aw, that sucks.|
On Windows I've generally had things work ok, although unless the game is a well-known or AAA release I usually have to manually set the card for that program, and nvidia's control center is usually agonizingly slow.
|written by Speeder on Jul 07, 2015 22:29|
|I already wrote some posts about Optimus in the past, what made me write about it again here was when I decided to play some games with emulators... Optimus and emulators don't go well with each other |
|Oh look, Firefox is in the process of phasing out their existing add-on system to switch to far less-capable Chrome-compatible extensions. Because nobody uses Firefox for its extensions.|
They'll be splitting up processes as well, which likely means that those with a lot of tabs will see a hundred or so processes in their task manager requiring a good 10GB of memory, whether they have it or not.
It sounds like Firefox is headed down the same path as Opera, and we can probably expect them to discontinue their browser and replace it with some low-maintenance generic Chromium re-skin within the next few years.
|written by Speeder on Aug 22, 2015 16:07|
|I wish people would just ressurect Firefox 1.5 and make a good browser from there.|
I switched to chrome when firefox managed to become slow as molasses and when they added a crapton of stuff on the interface, and then forced you to upgrade.
Now I want to get rid of chrome, because it uses absurds amounts of memory, sometimes it crashes random apps (and I have 8GB of memory, something that I consider lots of memory).
But I don't found out a yet a replacement...
|Use L.in.o.l.e.u.m. and make your very own private and personal web browser with it!!!|
I know, that was VERY uncalled for... Bad Cat! Bad Cat!...
|I'm just going to say it. Fuck Chrome. It's ruined internet browsers. This bullshit about being minimalist has everyone copying Chrome. I don't need all the things I like about Firefox hidden away, occasionally needing addons to reactiveate, because Google decided less is more. |
Firefox: Google Chrome doesn't have a menu, so lets hide ours because Chrome says people never use it. Let's also do away with status bars because why not?
|written by Neuzd on Aug 26, 2015 08:29|
|Never liked Chrome, for those very reasons.|
The nail in the coffin was for me a couple of years back when I gave it another (the last) try, and I discovered that if there was music playing in secondary tabs it was stuttering.
Deleted without even flinching.
Fortunately on Mac things are smooth like one expects them to be. Safari is an essential browser, but without being minimalistic.
|written by Speeder on Sep 08, 2015 23:49|
|How, how you do that Alex?|
I mean, you show up, and then everyone else also show up somehow, it is like if you are a magnet for old members!
|written by Alex on Sep 09, 2015 00:42|
|Maybe they have something checking up who's online here and a 90-decibel alarm rings when it detects me... :/|
|written by Speeder on Dec 22, 2015 21:20|
|IntelliJ loses its workspace configuration every time I close it...|
It is infuriating! Specially because the sequence of scripts to execute to compile and run the project are among the things stored in the workspace, and it keeps losing them!
|"The Most Intelligent Java IDE"|
This should tell us something about Java. : 3
I would suspect that your OS is preventing it from writing to whatever directory or file that it's attempting to save the settings to. Or it could be something else. : P
|On the topic of browsers, I like firefox forks. I've been using pale moon, but I'm sure there are better ones for low resource computers.|
Not sure how much of that was imprinting (mmmm... delicious pre-australis) and how much was the legitimate complaints...
|written by Speeder on Jan 08, 2016 18:58|
|I have no idea what Australis is...|
Today I had to work with both Firefox and Chrome.
Chrome still amazes me by how shitty it is with memory management, I am having to constant shut down chrome on a 8GB comptuer to run some programs (including some games).
On my 4GB Mac Mini, I open chrome only to see Obj-C documentation, and then I close it again, it I alt+tab from chrome to xcode (another shittily coded program) the Mac Mini freezes.
And Firefox amazes me by how shitty it is, trying to use it today was a pain, nothing works properly, the thing is shitty and buggy, the only thing it do right is display the webpages in a more or less standard manner (so when bugs on the page show up on firefox, usually is because the page itself that is buggy, not the browser).
I miss Firefox 2 It was really, really amazing browser.
I've been using Pale Moon since you posted about it, and it seems pretty nice. I considered trying it a couple years back when looking for a replacement for my primary browser after Opera became a Chromium reskin, but at that time I just stuck with Firefox with a ton of extensions to make it vaguely Opera-like instead.
|I've been using pale moon, but I'm sure there are better ones for low resource computers.|
Pale Moon is basically Firefox without most of the user-interface abominations that they've been adding lately, and the browser intends to retain the advanced extension capability that Firefox is in the process of stripping from its browser. It does work with most Firefox extensions, although since the browser split off from Firefox after version 24, extensions must either be compatible with that version, or specially targeted for Pale Moon. Most of the extensions I use were compatible, though in some cases I had to either use a slightly older version of the extension, or a version specifically made for Pale Moon. This works fine for now, though I suspect compatibility with the latest versions of extensions may get worse as Firefox continues stripping functionality out of their browser, unless Pale Moon picks up more support among developers. On the other hand, Firefox keeps breaking support for its own extensions, so those that are no longer actively supported may continue to work with Pale Moon even after they no longer work with the latest versions of Firefox.