A Disc Camera likely to be usable in 2021

I have some Disc Film in the fridge that I would like to use, that I got from a film lot.

It seems unlikely that anything amazing will come out of it, but experimenting is part of my process and some recent results look really cool.

I found a lab that processes it, but I don’t own a Disc camera. They seem to cost a dime a dozen on second-hand marketplaces, however, I recall from using one in the past that the batteries are usually not removable by the user, to save space and make a thin camera (they are welded inside the body) – and therefore, batteries from this period might have ran out of juice or become damaged if I just bought any such model.

Given that over 30 different manufacturers made cameras that use disc film, I wonder if some of them were smart enough to design them to use regular, removable batteries.

These types of cameras are very under-documented across the internet.

Are there Disc film cameras that use regular removable batteries?

hard drive – How to have a HDD usable by both Windows and Ubuntu

I haven’t found a similar question. I have an SSD which runs windows and Ubuntu. Additionally, I installed a 1 TB HHD to the SATA 2 connector. I wish to be able to write and read files from both OS. So far I can only read and write from Windows and only read from Ubuntu. How can I make it fully work with Ubuntu? I tried resetting the HDD from Ubuntu and that made it the other way around where Windows was not able to write to the HDD.

web applications – How should I put my dataset onto a usable web app?

Recently, I used Python to compile a dataset, and I would like to publish the dataset in the form of a webapp that allows someone to search through and find certain information. I have all the Python code used to compile the dataset, and when every time I run the code, it uses online links from several sources to put together information from all over. How should I approach displaying the dataset on a web app that people can use? I want the web app to be set up so that my data can keep updating every day or so, and with this, I want people to be able to search through up-to-date data. I’ve heard great things about Heroku, but I’m unsure how I would put this data onto heroku in a dynamically usable way.

gui design – Holy grail layout solution that makes complex apps being usable on mobile?

What’s the best solution for responsive holy grail layout in the context of complex responsive design?

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Some common layouts done in this way

Hubspot CRM

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Problem: it doesn’t work on mobile as most of the apps built this way.
Same thing with Atlassian Jira. They both have mobile apps. None of them are responsive
I can’t afford building a mobile version for my project.

The best thing I found was which seems a mix of responsive with adaptive:
Outlook 365
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When the left pane is minimized, it can be triggered from a sub menu link:
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I’m looking to design an admin dashboard / ERP manager layout without too many modal popups.
This is my current desktop layout (1440×1080):

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When a company account is loaded, it displays a list of licenses (left), details of the license (middle) as well company information (right).
If I click on the middle, intead of a modal popup, it loads a closable widget on the right side to continue the action, for example generating an upgrade code for license 111111

I wonder if following outlook would be my best choice?
Or is there something that be done to make mobile better, such as adaptive if responsive is not the right choice at a smaller breakpoint?
Or building with multiple modals is the best thing for this case?
How would someone adapt this type of layout to a mobile without rebuilding the entire front-end as a separate version?
Would material design layout handle this better?
I’m also looking for possible suggestions on design systems layouts with open source code so I can find an existing solution in terms of code

hardware – Are Apple silicon M1 Chip MacBook Air/Pro “laptops” usable on the lap?

I have a work-issued MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019) running macOS Catalina, and it’s not usable as a laptop, because it runs too hot, making it impossible to hold on the lap for any significant amount of time.

There’s nothing in System Preferences to address the problem; I know it has very powerful fans, but they are generally turned very low and are inaudible, and there doesn’t appear to be any free software that would automatically control said fans to attain a desired thermal profile (e.g., maybe 35degC or lower) to make it usable as a laptop on a lap. This is confirmed by third-party reviews as well, as Notebook Check shows that it can run as hot as 42 degC on surface, when the ambient temperature is merely 19 degC, which possibly means mine’s running at maybe 45 degC at 23 degC ambient, which is surely not comfortable.

It is my understanding that the new Apple silicon M1 Chip are supposed to be much more energy efficient than the older processors; however, it’s also the case that MacBook Air no longer has a fan in the newest iteration.

Are the new M1-based MacBooks finally usable as actual laptops, to keep on the lap for an extended period of time? (Or is there any free software for MBP 16″ to reign in the thermal envelope?) And why doesn’t Apple offer any “laptop mode” options for its laptops, to automatically spin up the fans if the temps get uncomfortable for keeping on the lap? Windows has software like SpeedFan that does that easily.

How to make a bootable, *usable* macOS USB key (NOT an installer)?

I would like to have a copy of macOS that I can actually boot from and use on a USB key, so that I can run Carbon Copy Cloner from it to make backups of any volume on the machine at any time. I previously had a dedicated small partition on one of my drives for this purpose, but that drive died and going forward I would rather have this on a USB stick.

To be clear, I don’t want a “bootable installer”. I want a fully functional bootable macOS on the stick, i.e. it boots into Finder, etc. All the answers I’ve found related to this, are about creating bootable installers.

Can this be done and if so, how?

layout – Which button placement is more usable for touch

I’m designing an order listing UI for a delivery person to fulfill their orders. I need to add a cancel button for ad-hoc cancellation in certain situations.

between the 2 options below I’d like your opinion on which would be the better choice

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the above UI is on a tablet portrait screen.

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Are grayscale buttons with icons usable and effective?

I’ll answer your question with a question. Given the standard that iconic labels should have text tooltips, why isn’t there a standard that text labels should have graphic tooltips?

The main reason: For nearly all cases, text labels are sufficient by themselves and an icon wouldn’t improve anything. Iconic labels, in contrast, tend to be inadequate by themselves. So, yes, Gmail is harming discoverability. It’s not acceptable for users to grope a UI with the mouse to read what each command does. Users should just be able to read it. That Spam icon is particularly atrocious. I’d expect it means “flag this letter as important” – just the opposite of what is does. Apps should have good information hierarchy, but there are better ways to do that than using undecipherable symbols for minor or advanced commands (e.g., size, weight, color).

The alternative to hiding non-applicable commands is to disable them (I don’t know what Gmail used to do). The decision to hide versus disable can be complicated, but to summarize, you should disable if an action is not currently available, but the user can do something to make it available (e.g., change a selection), so, offhand, I think Gmail should use disabling, not hiding. The problem with hiding is that users may conclude the command is never available – that the feature is simply not supported by the app (if they failed to notice it when it was visible). It can also, as you note, make it harder to find the non-hidden controls if they move around to fill empty space created by hiding controls.

So why are designs converging to this inferior design language? IMO, fashion. To get that trendy mobile-look on your desktop. With limited screen space, mobile apps are more likely to use hiding and icons to squeeze everything in. Now desktop web sites are aping the mobile look to be cool like mobile apps, ignoring that the rules change when screens get larger. I see no excuse for using so much gray on gray, except that gray is the new black. It’s especially bad on mobile apps, which may be used in sunlight and you need as much contrast as possible. Fashion-chasing use of gray for active controls also undermines its use to mean disabled, so that may be another reason Gmail chooses to hide controls. It’s about trying to be simple-looking, not simple to use.

Arguably, Gmail and others may be trying to be consistent with their mobile apps (I’d bet Gmail mobile app users are also Gmail web app users), but they could’ve done better. They could’ve used both the Spam icon and the word “Spam” for the desktop version to maintain compatibility with the mobile app while providing better discoverability for the desktop – and better education on the icon’s meaning when the user transitions to mobile. Actually, “Spam” is such a short word, I can’t see any reason not to use it on the mobile version instead of the icon, so we’re back to being simple-looking, not simple to use.

boot – EFI System Partition (ESP) Not Usable After Hackintosh Attempt

I recently installed Hackintosh onto my drive which I share with my Ubuntu and Windows Operating Systems. After that, I tried to move the opencore bootloader onto my pc. I used the mountEFI application on mac to move EFI to my hackintosh partition. I then turned off my computer and tried to boot onto ubuntu to no success. When I go into recovery mode and run terminal, I try sudo mount /boot/efi. This returns mount: /boot/efi: can't find UUID=02AC-AD51 How do I restore things back to how they were? I want to keep MacOS on my drive but will be willing to leave the bootloader on the USB.