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Re: Programming, computers, etc. [Serious]

Postby atomtengeralattjaro » Sun Oct 23, 2016 7:57 am

Today I cursed at git. Which is just a normal day I guess?
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Re: Programming, computers, etc. [Serious]

Postby Anonymously Famous » Tue Oct 25, 2016 12:02 pm

From what I've heard about how hard it can be to use git, it sounds perfectly normal to me.
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Re: Programming, computers, etc. [Serious]

Postby atomtengeralattjaro » Fri Dec 23, 2016 5:11 pm

Today I found the reason of an annoyance I have with Netflix, and it turns out the reason is even more annoying:

If you are in the US, you can also manually arrange the order of the TV shows and movies on My List from the Your Account page. To do so, navigate to Your Account and select Order in My List, then select Manual Ordering.


So since I'm not in the US, I'm not allowed to order my list, and Netflix keeps arbitrarily reordering it for some obscure reason. I really don't understand the rationale behind either
  • reordering the list automatically: does Netflix think to influence what I'll choose to watch from the list I've selected myself? to what end? is there a financial gain in that somehow?
  • restricting a convenience feature by region ???

I'm gonna try and find a browser extension or some userscript to help with this...
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Re: Programming, computers, etc. [Serious]

Postby assdef » Fri Dec 23, 2016 6:29 pm

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Re: Programming, computers, etc. [Serious]

Postby Anonymously Famous » Tue Jan 03, 2017 5:40 pm

atomtengeralattjaro wrote:Today I found the reason of an annoyance I have with Netflix, and it turns out the reason is even more annoying:

If you are in the US, you can also manually arrange the order of the TV shows and movies on My List from the Your Account page. To do so, navigate to Your Account and select Order in My List, then select Manual Ordering.


So since I'm not in the US, I'm not allowed to order my list, and Netflix keeps arbitrarily reordering it for some obscure reason. I really don't understand the rationale behind either
  • reordering the list automatically: does Netflix think to influence what I'll choose to watch from the list I've selected myself? to what end? is there a financial gain in that somehow?
  • restricting a convenience feature by region ???

I'm gonna try and find a browser extension or some userscript to help with this...


That does seem like an odd restriction.

The arbitrary reordering might actually come from some sort of unordered set (via a hash of some value or something), so once in a while (new episodes in a series maybe?) the hash values will change, so the order will, too.

The restriction by region might be because some of the UI strings that have to do with reordering might not be localized into other languages. Or maybe the US version of the code is different from the other regions, and there are plans to roll out the new code into other regions at a future date.
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Re: Programming, computers, etc. [Serious]

Postby atomtengeralattjaro » Thu Jan 05, 2017 3:07 am

But it isn't localized to my language...
Your second point could be true, but as far as I can tell, reordering has been available for quite some time.
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Re: Programming, computers, etc. [Serious]

Postby Anonymously Famous » Thu Jan 05, 2017 12:52 pm

I didn't know about it, but I haven't worried about things like ordering.

Sorry Netflix is doing things that don't make sense.
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Re: Programming, computers, etc. [Serious]

Postby atomtengeralattjaro » Thu Jan 05, 2017 6:07 pm

It's mostly fine, I just get easily annoyed at simple user interface nuisances. Mostly because they're so simple.

I found a funny thing you can do with gadgets: https://twitter.com/internetofshit/stat ... 2601125888
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Postby Anonymously Famous » Fri Jan 06, 2017 1:13 pm

That is awesome.
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Re: Programming, computers, etc. [Serious]

Postby Anonymously Famous » Wed Feb 15, 2017 4:58 pm

atomtengeralattjaro wrote:Today I cursed at git. Which is just a normal day I guess?

I'm learning how to use git. I can understand why people don't really like using it, but also why it's really useful.

I found this site today, and I realize that to most people it isn't much more than a way to make letters look weird. Since I deal with multiple languages, though, the "Show Unicode Character" tool will be pretty useful to me.
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Re: Programming, computers, etc. [Serious]

Postby atomtengeralattjaro » Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:37 am

Anonymously Famous wrote:I can understand why people don't really like using it, but also why it's really useful.
But is it more useful than team foundation server? Not really, and it's way more complicated and harder to use.
I'm kinda okay with it using TortoiseGit now. But everything takes more steps than it should.
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Re: Programming, computers, etc. [Serious]

Postby Anonymously Famous » Thu Feb 16, 2017 12:19 pm

atomtengeralattjaro wrote:But everything takes more steps than it should.

That's my biggest problem with it, too.
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