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Thomas Leon Highbaugh

Strap In, I've considered writing a blog on this very subject cause I got plenty to say.

Software Pet Peeves:
A) People responding inappropiately to questions, its not an NA meeting no offense but I'd rather read Pet Peeves than another train of "In my experience..."

B) Trying to find reviews of software that aren't endless pages of the above or some site that's clearly getting a sponsorship. Sure we all have to live but with that level of SEO crowding out relevant info its going to choke out its own cash cow (oh well no more nomad blogging and 5 minutes of work a day, poor things)

C) Anything GitHub related - the octopussy icon (why they use that thing is that's the joke) irritates me to no end, just as their crappy half unsaid descriptions and awful UI. I have actually gone and had adult beverages at their employee bar (imagine that being a thing at work...) and the people I know there are all prime douches, not helping my opinion of their only-used-cause-everyone-uses-it platform (as a pile of garbage).

D) No Linux Version - Adobe especially, make a Linux version or make your software platform-agnostic PLEASE! I am not blowing money on Apple's over priced hardware and refuse to ever pay Microsoft another dime of my money.Yes VMs are a thing and I use them (thanks for making that easy MS but your OS is still garbage and I paid for it 3 times on one motherboard so you got from me what you'll get). Debian based OSes are easy enough to pick up and configure, if its not a recent and very broken Ubuntu release and a lot of Devs use Linux if they have the humility to work on their own computers ever (sadly not super common in SF) so get with the program and make some Linux versions.

Honorable Mention: Docker Documentation but I will not be able to withhold the colorful language on that front.

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Jason C. McDonald

Funny story, I'm more apt to give MS money (though it hasn't happened in years) than I am to give Adobe money. I'm still warm about them DCing Adobe Flash format, and yet still selling the CS6 product to unsuspecting developers such as myself and my company for YEARS after that decision was made...and then demanding more money for an annual subscription on CC if we wanted to keep our years of hard work.

We lost $800 and 3 years of work to that, and I summarily banned Adobe's software from our company. Never looked back.

But I digress. For that reason, I won't use Brackets. But I DO rather like VS Code (which you may disagree, given the GH integration etc etc).

Love me some Vim and Geany though, whenever I don't need all the IDE-style tools.