I get an email from the NYT telling me what to watch on Netflix, Hulu, etc. Why don't the manage a watchlist for me. I click a box next to a movie indicating I want to watch it. then i go to mywatchlist.nytimes.com when I'm trying to remember what I wanted to watch.#
Something weird happened in an app I'm working on. The testers reported that a button they use all the time all of a sudden doesn't work. Well, not exactly. If you position the mouse in just the right spot, it does work. So what was special about that spot? An object near the button had an opacity of 0.7, and part of its rectangle extended over the button. In fact it extended over the part of the button that didn't work (ie most of it). That was weird. I tried disabling the opacity just for the hell of it, and now the button works as it used to. Does opacity have side-effects? I never would have imagined it would. But it appears to! I took out the opacity altogether and reported the problem fixed and the testers agree, but I have no idea what happened there. If you have an idea, please reply to this tweet. #
The Mets won and the Braves lost last night. Both games were blowouts. The Mets are 2.5 games ahead of the Braves, in first place in the NL East, and this Mets fan is happy and thanks to the Phillies and As for their help! #
Last update: Saturday September 24, 2022; 8:57 PM EDT.
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