If you're an avid open-source user who would love to help advance a project, there's a lot you can contribute whether you can program or not:
Provide constructive feedback, file bug reports, improve the documentation or help out maintaining the web & social media presence. Spread the word and recommend the projects you love to others (btw, I run Arch 😂)
Say "thank you" and tell developers to "keep up the great work". That form of contribution means a lot more than you could possibly imagine.
I say this as a design dude that became a developer because I got tired of developer's telling me what could and couldn't be done.
In my career, I can honestly say 90% of devs make shit overly complicated so they can impress other devs.
It's the 21st century, homie. Things should be getting _easier_ to use, not harder.
True there is something to be said about learning about programming to help bridge that gap, but as devs, we gotta meet them more than halfway.
Because we know how.
I have an old (~6 years) ASUS notebook that doesn’t turn on all of a sudden. The power, HDD, and WiFi LEDs turn on for a brief moment, then the whole thing powers down. This happens both on battery and AC. Does anyone have any idea what might cause this?
There used to be an old ad(?), from the US or UK, where a women asked her husband to do something. However, negative circumstance always intervened, like the fuse went out so the guy had to go to a store, but the car broke down, etc. At the end the wife enters (i think when the guy was repairung the carr asking if he has done what she asked, and the guy looked up saying “what do you think i’m doing?”
I’d be grateful for a link for this.
This is pretty cool. Privacy Badger Rolls Out New Ways to Fight Facebook Tracking https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/05/privacy-badger-rolls-out-new-ways-fight-facebook-tracking
My daughter (4yo) just created two tubes, a red and a blue one. The red one is supposed to provide healing water, the blue one gives water that “makes you powerful”.
I’m pretty sure she hasn’t played computer games where red and blue things (although usually small bottles) do exactly the same…
Just standard kitchen accessories.
I’ve read a lot of stories about career changing people who leave their job, of which they even have a certificate, but until recently i believed it was at least partly made up.
Then, two days ago, we have hired an ex-marketing girl who is the most enthusiastic front end developer i ever saw.
My new weapon. And my motto for it: make biscuits, not war!