About Me

by Marcel Garus · 1 minute read · available at mgar.us/me

I'm a student at the Hasso Plattner Institute, and I develop open source thingies.

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Why This Website Has No Dark-Mode Toggle

2021-07-18 · 3 minute read · this blog

Maybe you're wondering why there's no dark-mode toggle on this website.

Short answer: Misaligned incentives between layers of software result in an overall subpar experience. I want to put pressure on the browser offering to control the dark mode of individual websites.

Long answer: I recently streamed music from my laptop to a Bluetooth speaker and wanted to increase the volume. Naturally, I tried increasing the volume on the computer. Nope, it's already at the maximum. The Bluetooth speaker has volume buttons! Gotta try those! But except for the music being interrupted by one of these awful beeps, nothing happens. Oh, I know! Windows has an option to adjust the volume of individual programs that I use pretty frequently. I must have lowered the volume there. But nada. Finally, I checked in the music app itself, and fair enough, there's the volume slider, its knob almost on the left.

What happened here?