Studying Electronic and Computer Engineering, coded for work, now coding for fun. ~ 21 years old in Poland
Joined 41w ago. Seen 2w ago.
Are you guys on Mastodon? I have just set up my instance and I am looking for people to follow
Not yet but I will check it out! Is it like decentralised Twitter?
Time for a 5-6 hour trip to vote (incl the way back). I didn't register to vote where I reside, because I thought I was gonna go home for the weekend, but in the meantime my family got quarantined so I'm just going to my home town to vote and back immediately :(
What are your vacation plans?
How do I start enjoying being productive instead of forcing myself do do stuff? I like making things, but it's hard for it to compete with easy entertainment like Netflix and social media...
Every evening I think if I did something creative this day and what I will be doing tomorrow. Skateboarding may be creative, code may be creative. Then it just flow somehow
Don't worry too much about being creating. Find something you are passionate about -- i guarantee you'll be doing it way more than going on netflix :)
You could try a dopamine detox. I have never done one, but some folks claim they are a good way to help you enjoy working on activities that are a little harder to get started. YMMV.
The world is in the middle of the worst pandemic of the last one hundred years. You're not going to be creative when you're worried about your life. Be kind to yourself.
i find just having a few days forced break from all forms of easy entertainment f-5's my brain. no compromises, delete the app if you have to
I'm currently in the same situation too. Though for me, I feel like I'm spreading myself thin by being productive in too much things at once. Work, learning how to make a game, learning morse code, contributing to an open source project, etc...
Remember 'why' you work on something. Money alone is a weak motivator (at least for me), but financial freedom, to be able to provide for family and friends, more traveling, and so on, are on the other hand pretty good reasons to work on something. But it depends on the project/ goal you have in mind.
Your environment shapes your thoughts and behaviours - your thoughts and behaviours shape your environment. It's easier to be productive when your environment naturally pushes you towards it - for me Reddit and Facebook are guilty pleasures and I can lose hours to them instead of working on my side projects. I deleted them which anecdotally has helped me focus my attention enough that I have started making more progress on the things that bring me joy in the long term.
I had to switch to Gnome temporarily for Mathematica, because on i3wm the cursor disappears.
What's your distribution, out of curiosity?
I got so mad at my Thinkpad X390 that I bought an X230. I'm switching in a few days, and will just send the X390 for warranty repairs repeatedly until they either fix it or get bored and give me my money back. (It's already been there four times)
I didn't know they still sold the X230! I used the 2012 model for four years. Great form factor.
- I clicked on your website, and wow, it is amazing!
Many thanks, still a work in progress though! Checkout if you want to build something like this yourself.
Do people get notified in "Replies" when people reply to the replies to their post?
Replies show only direct replies, so the notification is only for direct replies.
What are some alternative, small-web projects, like subreply, Gemini etc? I don't like how computing works today, and I want to embrace all the small fun projects
Not really stuff like Subreply, but I had fun the other day browsing through
I'm with you on this. My current side-project is a virtual pub - - i'm contemplating serving it with gemini as well.
I wanted to set my gemini://[1] site as my website in the profile, but it didn't let me :( [1] gemini.circumlunar...