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disq

Member since Sep 2019 • Last active May 2020
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  • in General
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    Well, I was able to make two complete routes with it (despite the shortcomings mentioned, plus many more as you also discovered) since it was released... with the old one that wasn't possible.

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    Just seen in their update that they have a "small but mighty" team of 180 people. Given how many parts of their platform are close to abandonware, are they all in sales?

    Ha. My thoughts exactly.

    Turns out the new route builder is not bad, absolutely better than the old one, but who decided left-clicking on a point means I want the finish point to move there? And Undo sometimes messes up, come on... Lost my unsaved route couple times and had to restart too.

    I used to use Komoot's route builder a lot, I think UX-wise it's very good and easy to use. But sometimes the paths it auto-routes and available options, not so much. I need to take time to learn RWGPS route builder once and for all, possibly watching some video tutorials (lol) or use something else, if Strava's new route builder doesn't really work out.

    I'll keep my subscription for now, but if they're disabling global leaderboards/segments/traininglog for free users, that means they'll eventually get less and less data from the 'masses' which will make the heatmaps worse over time. And how they still don't have better club event/routing options, a "personal heatmap" option and more heatmap filters in the route builder still boggles the mind. Looks like they're betting on their critical mass as the #1 social sports network but if they alienate all their users (both old and new) who's going to be left using their network in a year? Risky last ditch effort, but again if their team is 90% marketing, that only leaves 10 to 15 engineers, so no new rabbits to pull out.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Good lord. Do you have a back fan also? I recently switched to a side fan but it's still not enough, and a pain to adjust. (I'll get a pole nearby to push it around)

    I always wondered if it's possible (or worth it) to actually work while you're pedaling, and your setup desk looks like it might make it possible. Nowadays most of my work life is either maintaining software or telling people -politely- how they're doing stuff wrong on Slack, with very little "new" work that needs 100% attention.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Drool. Nice wall color and whites too.

    Yeah Dell Ultrasharps are great (as long as they're not glossy... some are) I used U2412M both at home&work for about 8 years and then upgraded to a U2415 (thin bezel, USB3.0 hub, more ports) for the last 2, I really like it. For 24", 1920x1200 is still very good I think.

    So which model is your 27"? Can you fit a front tyre/bike under that standing desk for Zwift? Did you consider moving Dock to the left, I find it much more productive, but then I've been using it that way for more than a decade.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    I'll switch to Safari for Hangouts/Meet tomorrow and see if it makes a difference for me.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Talked to an AppleCare specialist today, they couldn't help me with late remote returns. I would guess they'd also turn me back from the brick and mortar store when they reopen, as I purchased from the online store.

    They're suggesting a SMC reset for my fan problems. It clearly can't handle my workload sometimes and will fire up the fan for a long time. I'll try the reset, but I don't think it will help. Not a fan.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    I used to use OmniGraffle a lot, then last year discovered drawio (now called https://app.diagrams.net/ ) useful and free.

    VLC for media playing, or ElMedia Player is also not that bad and has more features.

    BTW Docker for MacOS will shamelessly show "New Version Available" dialogs on top of Zwift (erm, full screen apps) true story.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Is it one of the 2020 Macs and what do you do to get it back? If it is, and only a reboot fixes it, there's a usb2.0 disconnection bug going around with the 2020 models.

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