Vincent Ritter

I’m a dad πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘§, husband πŸ‘« and a software creator πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’»

I create apps for the web & handhelds. Strongly opinionated.

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Today's topic in the Ritter household... Christmas presents.

New feature in macOS Ventura... and it's pretty important! They just had to add it!

Right click on an image in the browser (Safari). There is now a 1 - 2 second delay, because it's trying to figure out if it can grab the "subject" from it.

LAME.

We've deployed tweaks to the profile pop-ups on Micro.blog. I'm pretty happy with them. It's been a little longer detour than I expected.

Main features:

  • Better handling when hovering over trigger points - username & avatar. Now it'll wait a few milliseconds before opening. So it'll no longer disturb your flow. It has to be a deliberate intention to open it. If you keep in the same spot, it'll show. If you move on, it won't show.
  • Moving out of a trigger point closes the pop-up if you haven't hovered into it, automatically. Otherwise it's the same logic as before.
  • Works on conversations. Was half missing (my bad!) 🙄

We might tweak the time it takes for the pop-up to appear, but we'll keep it like this, as is, for a while.

It's always helpful to deploy something like this and get feedback... and live with it for a bit - then adjust here and there to make it right.

Thank you all for the good feedback and also criticism ✌️❀️

If you'd like to see anything else, let me know.

Took my handheld out today, whilst walking. I was annoyed at a few things, so I reached for it. I feel bad for doing it. The whole ordeal lasted less than 2 minutes. Did a mindful walk back.

3AM 🥱

"In order to better reach and improve the web experience for enterprise users, we are adding non-essential web cookies to certain subdomains..."

Wonder who the product manager is at GitHub. Why not ASK your enterprise users directly instead? 🙄 Lazy.

We're going to be tweaking those profile pop ups on Micro.blog. Now that we've used it for a few days, and lived with it and had some good (and bad) feedback. If you want to weigh in, let me know.

Pink one is mine. I'm leading.

Can we have a Walt Disney or a Steve Jobs again on Planet Earth? This planet is seriously lacking.

"... please respect every individual’s decision to wear a mask or not."

Quoted from Apple. I've been saying this for the past few years. Let everyone just do what they feel comfortable doing. Respect each other, no matter what! Sheesh... 🙄 Stupid world.

Some light reading before bed. Always interested in the work of the British Antarctic Survey. Something my friend and I were discussing a long time ago, when we were to reach the flight hours required. We both no longer fly. 😕

Guess I should just sherlock Gluon and put it into the official Micro.blog app 🤣

At least I get to be involved in the sherlocking 😋