I may be in the minority on this one, but I generally like the new Safari across iPad OS, iOS, and macOS. The tab interface isn't good on macOS or iPad OS, but the sidebar and tab groups that sync across devices is amazing. I'd like to see tabs moved to the sidebar as well!
@cleverdevil I've been a big fan of Safari since forever, but the only thing that would improve Safari 15 on macOS is to revert it, in its entirety, to Safari 14 on macOS. 😘.. The thing that finally fixed it for me was to switch to Vivaldi (that's how much I hate Safari 15).
@jack I see that a lot. Is it just the tab interface change? Or is there something else you don't like? I am not a fan of the new tab style either, but I think that they'll backpedal on it over time. The sidebar, tab groups, and other changes make it overall a win for me.
I concur. The iPhone is the spot that I have had the most difficulty adapting, but it makes complete sense. I just need to retrain my muscle memory. The tab interface definitely sucks though. I think people are focused exclusively on that rather than seeing the other benefits.
@jack totally fair. The first iteration was hot garbage. For me, tab groups made a massive improvement. I have many tabs across many projects / threads. I can now be more organized. I have replaced my Reading List use with a tab group called "Inbox" for example.
@frostedechoes yeah, I think they'll continue to walk it back. The biggest quality of life issue I have with them is the "active tab" is very poorly indicated. Just solving that would turn it into an entirely aesthetic issue for me.
@jack if I'm out with my phone and I see a link on Twitter that I want to review, I can toss it into the "Inbox" group, or file it directly into the relevant group if I have time. I move between my MacBook Pro and my iPad Pro throughout the day, and now my browsing is in sync.
Lost in all of the (justified) criticism about Safari's new tab UI is how great the new "tab groups" feature is. Segmenting browser tabs into "workspaces" that sync across devices is great for organization.
I'd even be OK with tabs being in the sidebar as list items...
Finished Loki last night. I really enjoyed it, overall. The finale was a bit heavy handed, with too much exposition, but I think it was worth it to introduce an incredible villain with deep history in Marvel lore.
Facebook takes your personal data and exploits it for profit in shady ways. GitHub has now done the same, but with your source code. GitHub is a much better company than Facebook is, and they have an opportunity to prove it now. So, prove it.
@nitinkhanna there are many things that they could do: Make a public statement acknowledging that they didn't think this through well enough and that they'll be taking steps to make it right. Give people an option within their GitHub repositories to opt in or out of the training process. Automatically disable training and prevent enabling training on software that is licensed under an incompatible license (GPL, MPL, etc.) Open source their ML model so that the "derivative work" is available under a compatible open source license. Shut down the entire offering until they figure it out. Its a complicated problem, but they'll need to attack it head-on.
@pimoore so, Nora Tindall has some great tweets about the issue. But, the long and short of it is that GitHub released something called GitHub Copilot which uses AI / machine learning to predictively pair program along with you. The issue is that they trained their machine learning model using tons of code on GitHub without anyone's consent. There are a myriad of issues with this, not the least of which is copyright, but software licensing also comes into play. There are several very popular open source licenses, such as the GPL, which explicitly prohibit "derivative works" that are created from GPL-licensed code, unless those works are also released under the GPL. They're immediately in violation of hundreds (thousands?) of GPL licensed projects. Worse, if you're a user of Copilot, there is a decent chance that when you're writing some code, Copilot predictively spits out some code that is very very close to, if not verbatim, lifted from a GPL licensed project. Guess what? Now you are in violation of the GPL unless you open source your work under the same license. Its a bit of a nightmare, and an absolute self-own from GitHub.
@cleverdevil interesting... I take it the whole thing left a bad taste in your mouth. It certainly is a concern what they've taught the model on. But as far as absracted code goes, they could very well have done a good job using well known open source software to train on. Of course, technical breakdowns will tell us more. But I don't see how shutting it down and rethinking it would help. Every time they do, someone might come up with a new issue which they'll have to respond to. You're right about open sourcing the model though - it's in line with what we've come to expect from the open source world, even though github per se hasn't always been a good caretaker of that.
@nitinkhanna well, they trained their model on my open source software without my consent, for their own benefit, which is not only kind of icky, its also a legal problem for them as they're in violation of many, many, many projects' licenses. It also puts their users at risk as a result. If they don't shut it down and rethink, they're asking for many lawsuits that they'll very likely lose.
@pimoore I'm not quite there just yet, as I think that they're genuinely trying (and succeeding) to do something very cool and innovative. They just misfired a bit on the critical thinking side. Many technologists suffer from this :) I'm hopeful that they pivot.
I'm finally all caught up on For All Mankind. I really enjoyed season two, but I have to admit that the fates and paths of some of my favorite characters was quite a letdown. Still, it's a fantastic show and I definitely recommend it.
My new emulation PC arrived today and I still have no idea how anyone can use Windows on a daily basis. It’s like a seven layer burrito dip of legacy. You’re always one or two clicks away from Windows 95.
Finally got around to watching Jojo Rabbit on my flight today. Taika Waititi is a genius. Hilarious, beautiful, heart-wrenching, and triumphant all at the same time. If you haven’t yet seen it, I’d encourage you change that soon!