ah yeah mild annoyance with software, the obvious solution is to learn to code, download the source code, figure out how this project works inside and out, make the change, hope i didnt break anything horribly, and then have my merge request ignored or flat out denied probably
@skelly I don't know if I'm laughing or crying right now but something is happening and it isn't stopping
@skelly "just do it yourself" *a simple fix for character count irreversibly downed that instance of mastodon* "well uhhhh do better I guess"
@skelly for sure like yes I will gripe about NVivo and also Microsoft no I'm not learning how to code and I'm not learning how to use a different OS cause it isnt that deep.
Let me complain.
I don't think it's limited to tech.
More than once, I've seen it happen that when someone complained that the Dutch translation of a French comic series was stopped, they were told to just continue reading it in the original language.
I think it's human to assume that because you can do it, everybody can do it.
@skelly yeah my PRs usually get ignored for years or denied even if I put in the work to figure out how to more or less make it work, and I'm an open source developer with 15 years professional experience
@skelly there's a metaphor in there about a guy who puts a bunch of books under your table legs and says "see you could totally learn woodworking, it's not that hard"
@skelly Now I'm trying to think what the software equivalent of "putting a few books under the legs" is
@skelly I am doing a masters of IT and I am bad at computers, I don't even like installing software and I wouldn't even be able to install a minecraft mod lol. I hate when people expect everyone to be able to do a bunch of tech stuff just to have basic functionality
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