New to Mastodon, and this server too, so here's my #introduction!
Im currently working on:
🚀a #scifi epic
🌳ecopoems, and poems generally
Lovely to meet you all!
i usually say #mobileonly because i still couldn't find a good name for this...
i do all my computing exclusively on cellphones, like most people/users today (and virtually no dev, it looks like), and i really miss a software stack to do simple things in mobile...
not because it can't exist, but just because nobody seem to care to do it yet!
since your interests seem to converge into eco, sci-fi, and devops, and you come from outside my circle, i just tried to reach out a bit. 😁
thanks for the feedback.
@cregox oh - virtual keyboard would have been more clear for me, actually. If you'd said something like 'do you know anyone that uses virtual keyboards for work' I'd have known what you meant. :)
I don't - I think people still like the physicality of manual, physical keyboards for development. It's why laptops are used for work, and not tablets - I think most people find it difficult using a board that doesn't give them physical feedback.
@cregox also, I think you can now run vs code on android devices. That might be something to look into if you like using virtual onscreen keyboards :) but you are right, there's not as much support for things like tablets and phones. There's a bit more hacking about involved.
physical feedback (pf) feels necessary when the keyboard gets very distant from eye sight. i dont need pf for gboard. i do need to get away from googe though.
if you code and if you care for "real open source" (fsf, gnu, and #agpl) you can find a wonderful free world out there.
i just miss a few pieces... 🥺
I bought one for an e-paper digital typewriter I'm trying to make, but my main laptop's keyboard was starting to act up, so I took the mechanical keyboard along to work.
Of course the click, clack stood out among all the not nearly as tactile keyboards everyone else was using—so much so that one person came up to me and said "it sounds as if you're the only person in the room who's actually working!" 😂 😅
@wickertongue @cregox well, it was! Unfortunately I wasn't home for a few months and the screen ran into ghosting issues. Partly my fault because I'd permanently keep the same image on while in sleep mode.
I'm going to try refreshing it with various different pics and see if that helps; I've seen intermittent improvement so let's hope it recovers properly 🤞
I love the device, though so worst case I'll just order a new screen and use that!
I actually never heard from anyone else about the typing, so I don't know if they were all being polite, or it genuinely didn't bother them, or maybe they were so busy with their own work they didn't even notice 😛