Programmer, statistician, photographer, writer, and husband. Not in that order.
Joined 1y, 20w ago. Seen 1y, 19w ago.
Yo Dude ok, day 2... could see engagement has worn off, lets see how it goes..
๐Ÿฆ„ Chip Uni Subreply is not as deeply engaging as Twitter or Facebook. It doesn't have flashing animations, movie stars, or entertainers. Further, most of the people who joined recently (like me!) came from Headline News, where we already have discussions. So, yeah -- engagement will drop. The question is: Can Subreply maintain a good core set of people, and build into its own media?
๐Ÿ•Š Adam Siwiec I am 19. Stanford CS student. What should I build?
๐Ÿฆ„ Chip Uni You should build things that make you happy. Failing that, you should build things that make other people happy. Good luck!
๐Ÿฆ„ Chip Uni What (if anything) do you listen to while you're programming, or doing work that requires a lot of concentration?
Van Le Instrumental of pop songs
Mihail Anything instrumental that can move to the background once in 'the zone'. If I like the music too much I never get around to beginning the work. Be Svendsen does the trick for me.
๐Ÿงฉ Ben used to listen to whatever was on spotify, now i realized it's nice to work in silence
๐Ÿ‘Œ Ramsey "Lofi beats to chill/study to"
๐Ÿ˜ƒ Javier cmd.to chillout
๐Ÿ—จ๏ธ Fui The beautiful and monotonous klic klac of my keyboard. Pure zen.
Xy i like having twitch irl streams running in the background that i don't need to pay attention to. it gives me that coffee shop vibe i miss, which i know not everyone enjoys, but works for me.
๐Ÿƒ Matt Harwood Big fan of Lo-fi. Nightride.fm is a good place for cyberpunk / Lo-fi, as well as Youtube...
Sr The "Organic Chill" playlist on Spotify is my go-to. It's interesting but not distracting.
๐ŸŒš Nlggers I enjoy listening to chillstep and synthpop while programming.
๐Ÿšฒ Koen West Recently I have started to use a particular combination of ambient noises with the app Dark Noise (which I can highly recommend), and I now notice that it really gets me in the zone. I have different noises set up for different tasks.
๐Ÿงจ Stephen Coley Anything from metalcore to hiphop to soundtracks to dreampunk. Sometimes I'll put on one of my favorite horror movies.
Michael Toomim All the wonderful ambient tracks at musicforprogrammin...
Ian Kettlewell I alternate between music and ambient rain. Music can feel too distracting, but it keeps me motivated.
๐Ÿฆž Lob Ster I used to listen to whatever was familiar on repeat -- one year I listened to Sufjan Steven's Christmas album for most of the year! Now I mostly listen to lo-fi hip hop or cafe jazz music , although I'm trying to get used to silence.
Chicken Waffles nothing that has lyrics or singing-including chants by gregorian monks. preferrably uptempo and melodic
Adsr Music I'm used to.
๐Ÿ”š Bort Simpson Lou Reed - "Metal Machine Music" on repeat for 8 hours every weekday
Rai I put my favourite online streaming radios in a git repo and pick from there. github.com/kidd/ra... . Feel free to add yours there!
๐Ÿ’ช Joe A lot of Spotify. Usually instrumental or harder to understand vocals. Have had it hooked up to last FM so that's fun to look at stats and whatnot last.fm/user/joewrong
๐Ÿฅจ Shruthi Follow up question: is fake news as much of a problem as people seem to think?
๐Ÿฆ„ Chip Uni Yes. According to library.piercecoll... , fake news sources were shared *more* than real ones in the 2016 election.
๐Ÿ• Autumn Good morning! What's everyone having for breakfast?
๐Ÿฆ„ Chip Uni Oatmeal to get me going, and have something in my stomach. Later, when I get actually hungry, I have pork bao in the fridge.
Yo Dude ok, starting the first post with a question, why are you here? i came because i saw it on HN..
๐Ÿฆ„ Chip Uni Same here. I heard about it on Headline News. The people here seem good.
๐Ÿงฉ Ben Has anyone read "The Three-Body Problem" (San Ti )? I am reading the first book right now, it's pretty great
๐Ÿฆ„ Chip Uni I ADORE that series. It's excellent, though rather depressing. Best science fiction since Stanislaw Lem!
Mihail Has the pandemic impacted your mental health? How are you holding up?
๐Ÿฆ„ Chip Uni I've been suffering worse from depression. My hopes for my birthday -- a longish travel through South America -- have been blown away. I haven't been able to meet friends. An annual convention I founded won't meet physically. So, it's been tough. But I'm doing what I can to keep my spirits up.
Prince life advice to your 22 year-old self? doesn't matter if you're younger or older than 22 at the moment.
๐Ÿฆ„ Chip Uni Keep learning. Keep learning more.
๐Ÿฆ„ Chip Uni Lots of us here are programmers. What's your favorite programming language, and why?
๐Ÿ”ป Trinity C because there's a ton of code to learn from. And if something I see seems weird I can apt-src it.
๐ŸŒŠ Zero Two python for the ease of thought to code
Ice probably rust, brainfuck, with a sprinkle of fortran77
๐ŸŽฒ Jamie C was my first language and every day I thank my past self for learning it -- even if I chose it because I didn't know of any other languages. That said, I can't think of any single language where I find myself constantly in appreciation of its design, and having the ability to express myself effortlessly. I think, if anything, I tend to have favourite libraries and frameworks. For example, Redux eases so many of my front-end complaints, and does so in a beautiful way.
๐Ÿ”ฎ Liv Javascript, because I know how to make pretty much any browser thing I can think of with it. That said, I've been playing around with Python and C# lately and it's a lot of fun broadening my knowledge. C# in particular feels like a level up, which is satisfying.
๐Ÿ˜ Yt L. I use python and JavaScript for personal projects because they're easy and productive.
๐Ÿงต Evan I love JS and TypeScript, be it through Node.JS, Deno, or the browser, because I've never not been able to get something done with it. My second favorite would be C#.NET Core, for my current jobs. Anyone who wants something like Java without all the crust, take a look at C# with .NET Core. It's got a lot of refreshing features and built-in async, await, Promises (Tasks) just like JS, far easier to setup a project, and doesn't necessarily need a heavy weight IDE.
โšก Kay Ruby because of its simplicity, it's elegant and flexible.
๐ŸŽฏ Gallium Oxide Ruby, but only for personal projects. It's the only language besides Smalltalk that gets OOP right. I'm not too enthused about all the meme DSLs people make with it (which is why I hate using it in large projects) but I can't think of any other language with more consistency and better ergonomics. Alas, the things that make it so mind-bendingly cool are the same things that make it unusably slow.
๐Ÿ“‰ Bill VBA..... lol jk
Arkadio Buendia Java. Kinda learned to like it in the way Daenerys started to like Khal Drogo. It gave me a job and stuff and then you dive into OO, DDD and Design Patterns etc you end up enjoying
Code C# or F# - I somehow derive great joy from line of business apps, so I'd prefer that they're generally fast and don't fall apart when we refactor them.
Zas Rust, I like its approach to memory safety, it's fast and has an excellent type system. The community is great too.
Alec Hansen I do .NET at my day job but I just feel like such a badass when I write code in Elixir
Daedalus currently Kotlin
๐Ÿ˜ธ Iaroslav PDP Asm - for being extremely concise . C - for getting me into software development seriously . Golang - surprisingly funny pidgin C )
๐Ÿ”š Bort Simpson ZZT-OOP, because it's the only way I know how to make my ZZT characters walk around the screen and create incredible mind-blowing user experiences
๐ŸฆŠ Rohan Phadte Swift - pretty clean and concise especially when compared to the previous language for building Mac/iOS apps like Objective C.
๐Ÿ Alex As mundane as it is, I'm partial to Java myself. It's natively cross-platform, has a *huge* ecosystem of useful tools and libraries, is very structured and doesn't have the irregularities of C++ for example, and it does an excellent job of preserving backwards compatibility. Not a sexy programming language, but an extremely functional one for sure.
๐Ÿ‘Œ Ramsey Dr Scheme is the most performant and well supported language in the real world outside of the US
๐Ÿž Shan Not my fav, but a lot better than I thought it would be: jython
๐Ÿ‘‰ Lรฉo I really like C, it is definitely my language of choice. However, I feel like in 2020 some of its quirks just feel dated. For instance, requiring a function signature before any call, the preprocessor with its dangerous macros, unsavory function pointer syntax, bit shifting signed variables, etc. I really hope one (and only one) of rust, zig, or nim can take its place eventually.
๐ŸŒš Nlggers Nim is my current favourite language. I find the level of simplicity and flexibility quite refreshing as someone who is coming over from years of C# development.
Anuradha Weeraman Perl, for its expressive and froody syntax
Re You can tell the site was made by a white male due to no reporting system
Mihail Ruby because it has the most elegant name.
๐Ÿง” Justin Rust because everything I write in it feels pristine.
๐ŸŽƒ M. Clojure. Neater than average conservative lisp implementation and runs on top of JVM (granting access to huge Java ecosystem).
๐Ÿฅ Mr I prefer python because its fast to write and easy on the eyes, but C/C++ when speed is necessary. C is funny because you almost always end up with better code after all the time it takes to plan & bug fix... python executes without even 3 seconds of forethought.
Kyle Shockey FiveThirtyEight has a decent podcast ("PODCAST-19") that tends to take high-altitude views on the pandemic. For numbers, NYT's case map seems to be a good aggregator.
๐Ÿฆ„ Chip Uni Thanks for the suggestions!
Uscrea M. what's your favorite number
๐Ÿฆ„ Chip Uni 532,791,536. It doesn't come up very often, but when it does, it's VERY lucky.
๐Ÿ›ฐ Alec I've been really enjoying rt.live if you're in the US
๐Ÿ‘‰ Lรฉo I can hardly imagine the amount of misunderstanding and entitled know-it-alls that you have to deal with. I hope you find an employer that values your knowledge and insight. I am a graduate student doing research in mechatronics with applications to rehabilitation devices. We use A-B testing to demonstrate that our interventions work. (I hope this is the same A-B testing you were referring to). Anyways, I am happy to meet you. Have a good rest of your weekend.
๐Ÿฆ„ Chip Uni Well, I need to be humble, too. Although I know statistics very well, I do not have the business knowledge that the executives have. Statistics has deep limits, too. In November 2019, I estimated about our company's future number of users... but the coronavirus utterly ruined the predictions.
Daniel Woelfel This Twitter list has a lot of good people on it twitter.com/i/list....
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