Math major at the University of Buffalo.
Joined 6y, 26w ago. Seen 5y, 35w ago.
Mark Dain My travel blog is a complete mess by the looks of it :( I don't think I have the time or energy to rewrite the whole thing
Bjd2385 I have the problem that I'll write something and then reread it months later and feel I need to rewrite it. I waste a lot of time on that. I suppose I'll never be happy with it though. One day I'll feel I was too pompous, the next as though I didn't word anything correctly.
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🏒 Lucian Marin I wish more people on Sublevel would share it on other social networks like Facebook (facebook.com/share...) or Twitter (twitter.com/home?s...).
Bjd2385 Trouble is I haven't used Facebook or Twitter in years
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Mark Dain Yeah, Sublevel used to have private (user to user) messaging ages back. Unfortunately Lucian (the guy who runs the site) frequently culls Sublevel of anything that's perceived as bloat; like a feature that is rarely used. I actually think DM's being rarely used is a good thing; public discourse, where appropriate, is good as it can involve more people. As for the phone number thing, basically moved to a city near me so we actually met up in person once.
Bjd2385 Oh I see. I think that's a good thing in a way though. I was interested in Reddit for a while because it seemed pretty lightweight, but I didn't really get it.
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Mark Dain Unfortunately not everyone is comfortable giving out contact information over the web. I have 's phone number because we exchanged that over a private message back when that was still possible to do (I seem to remember it being removed twice now?)
Bjd2385 From this site?
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🏒 Lucian Marin I type this on an iPhone 4S while everyone is talking about iPhone 7. Old tech is good enough these days.
Bjd2385 I got my first smartphone about a month and a half ago (Droid Turbo). When I got it they told me this was the `older version`. I'm like, how `old` is old? And she says 6 months. Honestly made me laugh a little bit.
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🏒 Lucian Marin I don't have a test device and "Add to Home Screen" works quite good on Android.
Bjd2385 Yes that's what I did and it looks nice for not actually being installed
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🏒 Lucian Marin It's just amazing how good Python is. I was been able to build an entire new app in the weekend using Flask. These days I solved some issues on Sublevel related to search and image orientation.
Bjd2385 I like using Python too. It's an interesting language that makes it simple to do a lot of different things in an efficient number of lines of code.
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Bjd2385 I love the simplicity of this site. I wish it were more popular. Any thoughts on making an app that's downloadable from the Google Play store?
🏒 Lucian Marin You could make a WebView based app for Android and use the icons from page. I don't have an Android device, that's why an app doesn't exist in Play store.
🏒 Lucian Marin The only problem is that Python 3 is getting slower with each new version. I'm still using Python 2 on sublevel.net and for local development. Python is the nicest language out there and still faster than Ruby, Haskell, etc.
Bjd2385 I was digging around and I found a presentation on the speed of Python 3.3 in comparison to 2.7. I haven't tried it yet, but I like some of the extended syntax tricks mentioned in this presentation. speakerdeck.com/py...
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Bjd2385 New to sublevel!
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