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  1. Comment on AlbumLove (February 2024): 2005-2009 in ~music

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    Darkest Hour - Undoing Ruin As someone who leans on the hardcore/punk side of heavy music, this is my favorite metal album of all time. Most folks I've talked to are more interested in their...

    Darkest Hour - Undoing Ruin

    As someone who leans on the hardcore/punk side of heavy music, this is my favorite metal album of all time. Most folks I've talked to are more interested in their previous album (Hidden Hands of a Sadist Nation), but each song on this one is considerably more memorable to me.

    It's thrashy and heartfelt in a tight, well-mixed package that has great pacing and lots of variance on their sound. Bonus: the last minute on the album fades into the first minute perfectly, so leave it on repeat for full effect!

    3 votes
  2. Comment on The decline of username and password on the same page in ~tech

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    We are in agreement. Guess I was hopeful that someone who had to implement this would provide some non-SSO reasons why to include results from said usability labs.

    We are in agreement. Guess I was hopeful that someone who had to implement this would provide some non-SSO reasons why to include results from said usability labs.

  3. Comment on The decline of username and password on the same page in ~tech

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    That tracks. Microsoft trends are so bizarre…how many perfectly good desktop apps ruined their UI by replacing their menu bar with a ribbon?

    That tracks. Microsoft trends are so bizarre…how many perfectly good desktop apps ruined their UI by replacing their menu bar with a ribbon?

    8 votes
  4. The decline of username and password on the same page

    Web devs: what's up with this trend? For enterprise apps, I get it…single sign-on needs to detect what your email domain is to send you to your identity provider. For consumers, I feel like it's...

    Web devs: what's up with this trend? For enterprise apps, I get it…single sign-on needs to detect what your email domain is to send you to your identity provider. For consumers, I feel like it's gotta be one of these reasons:

    • Users don't know about the tab key being able to move to other fields on a page
    • Mobile users don't really have a tab key, despite there being "previous/next field" arrows on the stock iOS keyboard since its inception (Android users, help me out please)
    • Users tend to hit Enter after typing in their username, leading to a form submission with a blank password
    • Security, maybe? In the past I have sent a link and a password in separate emails or separate communication methods entirely. Are you hashing/salting these separately for better MITM mitigation?

    Did your UX team make a decision? Are my password managers forever doomed to need a "keyboard combo" value for every entry from now on?

    Non-devs: do you prefer one method over the other? If so, why?

    Tildes maintainers: selfishly, thanks for keeping these together :)

    71 votes
  5. Comment on TV Tuesdays Free Talk in ~tv

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    Viewers were able to figure out whodunit via telegraphs in season 1. That was absolutely not the case for seasons 2 and 3, which were total ass-pulls because the show sacrificed the mystery...

    Viewers were able to figure out whodunit via telegraphs in season 1. That was absolutely not the case for seasons 2 and 3, which were total ass-pulls because the show sacrificed the mystery elements for character/story elements. The show has heart for days, though, and I hope it can re-capture the season 1 magic.

    1 vote
  6. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~tech

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    On fresh installs, I delete the contacts app and manage contacts through Phone. Unless someone can point out functionality present in Contacts that Phone doesn't do, I will continue to do so. I...

    On fresh installs, I delete the contacts app and manage contacts through Phone. Unless someone can point out functionality present in Contacts that Phone doesn't do, I will continue to do so.

    I use spotlight to search contacts by name. You can even do this from the lock screen without swiping up to go home.

    That style of search is pretty intelligent and Siri will even occasionally (5-10% of the time) suggest someone I actually want to text or call next.

    My current native Apple native app peeve is Music on iPad. Swiping from the left edge of the screen should (IMO) always take you to the previous page. In Music, it opens the sidebar. Sigh.

    5 votes
  7. Comment on The old games that still hold up incredibly well in ~games

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    Still the only JRPG I truly enjoy, for all the reasons you mentioned. Especially the music! For anyone wanting to check it out, I consider the DS remaster to be the definitive version, but the...

    Still the only JRPG I truly enjoy, for all the reasons you mentioned. Especially the music!

    For anyone wanting to check it out, I consider the DS remaster to be the definitive version, but the mobile versions are decent (the hi-res text matched with lo-res graphics weirds me out). Can't speak for the PC version.

    The new content in the remasters is…okay, save for the new "true final form final boss" which makes a connection to Chrono Cross, which just got a remaster for the Switch.

    CC is not really a sequel or even a spiritual successor but expands on several themes from CT. There are several "choices matter" points that wildly change your party's trajectory and available characters you can recruit – all of which have unique responses to events with incredibly well-translated dialogue. There's a wild magic system that uses no MP while still offering summons and even traps so you can steal enemies' spells. There's a post-battle "use remaining spells, consumables, or both to heal your party?" screen.

    There's also an insane way to complete it "correctly" which is really hard to suss out without help from the internet. The story is more navel-gazey and much harder to follow than CT. The map feels really limited in comparison to CT after being able to navigate between multiple different time periods, and the "travel" in CC can make things a little confusing since it's more or less the same world map.

    Don't know if Squeenix is listening when people spend money on the Chrono games, but it sure would be nice if we got a third entry in the series.

    3 votes
  8. Comment on PowersHell and graph - setting SharePoint folder permissions help in ~comp

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    There does now also exist a CLI for Graph package, which may be slightly more favorable if PWSH isn't your primary skillset. Fair warning, it's fresh out of the oven, and has less documentation...

    There does now also exist a CLI for Graph package, which may be slightly more favorable if PWSH isn't your primary skillset. Fair warning, it's fresh out of the oven, and has less documentation out there than the PWSH modules.

    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/graph/cli/installation

    You are spot on about the autogenerated commands, save for the Swagger part. MSFT just had to be different, and the metadata for Graph API is in some god-forsaken XML format that can't be interpreted by OpenAPI or Swagger consumers. So they developed something called AutoREST to do the translation since by the time the Graph PG got around to writing modules, it was five years after v1 was released, and they sure as shit couldn't tell humans to document the thousands of endpoints available.

    << rant energy incoming, not directed at anyone in the comments, only at MSFT for putting software with 1998-era limitations in the fucking cloud >>
    Trying to do complicated folder structures in SPO with sharing links…let me tell you, someone pulled that dumb shit with a massive doc library I work with that should generally be open access to all. But since sharing links don't actually grant permissions to a user until the user clicks the link, there's no easy way to traverse the library's folder structure unless I surface each of those links separately and click each one. It's a truly horrible experience.

    What is even horrible-r is setting up your libraries with deeply nested folder structures, each permissioned in their own special way. The only place inheritance should be broken in SPO is at the library level. Then, sharing links for scenarios where "oh dang, this one person needs read or write access to just this one file or folder and they aren't a member of one of the SharePoint groups on the site." There are too many ways to fuck up permissions in SharePoint already.

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  9. Comment on What 2023 Black Friday deals are you looking into? in ~talk

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    Backbone's controllers for phones are $70, down from $100. https://playbackbone.com/

    Backbone's controllers for phones are $70, down from $100.

    https://playbackbone.com/

    2 votes
  10. Comment on TV Tuesdays Free Talk in ~tv

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    Scavengers Reign on Max is incredibly worth your time if you are into adult sci-fi animated series. Not adult humor, mind, but very adult themes. As a passing fan of the original series, the...

    Scavengers Reign on Max is incredibly worth your time if you are into adult sci-fi animated series. Not adult humor, mind, but very adult themes.

    As a passing fan of the original series, the Frasier reboot has been pretty fun so far.

    I saw the Scott Pilgrim Takes Off thread return since the trailer – animation style is great, and the "twist" at the end of episode 1 is pretty fun if you've managed to avoid spoilers. I'm excited to see where it goes.

    4 votes
  11. Comment on PowersHell and graph - setting SharePoint folder permissions help in ~comp

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    PnP had a major change this year…versions 2.1.1 and newer require PowerShell 7 and don't really play nice with the Az modules. The last version that works with PS 5.1 is 1.12 and should still work...

    PnP had a major change this year…versions 2.1.1 and newer require PowerShell 7 and don't really play nice with the Az modules. The last version that works with PS 5.1 is 1.12 and should still work just fine. Can I ask specifically what broke for you?

    Graph API is in a weird place for people who need to manipulate EXO and SPO objects. It covers many user-facing scenarios, but can't do the real heavy lifting. Both of those services' native APIs do waaaay more and will be supported for many, many years to come. Product groups just keep dragging ass on closing the gap. The ME-ID team was forced to find a new scripting home since AzureAD and MSOnline will die with the shutdowns of Azure AD Graph and ADAL. One day. the same may be true of SPO CSOM/REST and EWS.

    Graph API is the future (or at least, that's the MSFT party line), so kudos to you for being proactive and moving over…a lot of ME-ID admins are gonna be fucked next year to put it lightly. However, until Graph can enable a feature or change a site's sharing capabilities, or do basic permissions inheritance breaking, stick with the "legacy" stuff. It'll be supported for years to come.

    2 votes
  12. Comment on PowersHell and graph - setting SharePoint folder permissions help in ~comp

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    Why are you not using PnP now? Graph sucks for setting traditional SharePoint permissions - it can create sharing links (the Add Permissions article u/Galahad mentioned) or grant permissions for...

    used to do with the PnP module

    Why are you not using PnP now? Graph sucks for setting traditional SharePoint permissions - it can create sharing links (the Add Permissions article u/Galahad mentioned) or grant permissions for ME-ID app registrations.

    Professional recommendation: stick with PnP for now. It'll do Teams stuff for you too, provided you give it the right permissions. It also handles the access token juggling for you, since SPO REST and Graph access tokens must be acquired separately.

    Direct REST API calls is the step up. PnP is inefficient as hell, but makes for nice, readable scripts.

    4 votes
  13. Comment on Love songs about established, long term relationships in ~music

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    dustin kensrue's solo cut "of crows and crowns" feels like the natural evolution of "the weight".

    dustin kensrue's solo cut "of crows and crowns" feels like the natural evolution of "the weight".

    2 votes
  14. Comment on Should I switch to Apple Music or stick with Spotify? in ~music

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    another marvis pro user here. was highly skeptical, but easily the best money i've ever spent on the app store. marvis is the primary reason i shifted from tidal to apple music.

    another marvis pro user here. was highly skeptical, but easily the best money i've ever spent on the app store. marvis is the primary reason i shifted from tidal to apple music.

  15. Comment on Movies you enjoy that nobody else does in ~movies

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    sorry to get off the movie track, but any time uncut gems is mentioned, i must share: the bear (fx series) is uncut gems in a slop kitchen (for the first season, at least). remember to breathe!

    sorry to get off the movie track, but any time uncut gems is mentioned, i must share: the bear (fx series) is uncut gems in a slop kitchen (for the first season, at least). remember to breathe!

    2 votes
  16. Comment on Movies you enjoy that nobody else does in ~movies

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    my man aronofsky, riding high after requiem, went full batshit with a love story about death. soundtrack still gives me shivers. my personal favorite of his.

    my man aronofsky, riding high after requiem, went full batshit with a love story about death. soundtrack still gives me shivers. my personal favorite of his.

    2 votes