c++ developer and tai chi apprentice. Mexican and American and living in the US
Joined 1y, 49w ago. Seen 35w ago.
🧐 Nrmn I really enjoy the "what are you doing this week(-end)" posts on for example lobste.rs. How about we're doing the same?
😃 Javier This weekend I'm running a 5K. Goal: 9m mile and no stroller dads getting a pass in the last 100m.
⭐ Robert Disagreement adds engagement.
Zero Edge I mean at least math is universally agreed on. Everyone knows 2+2 = 5.
😃 Javier I tried Evernote and other myriad of tools to organize my data too. No luck so far. Visualizing things in a way that evoke/trigger my memory is tricky. I do my daily journaling with a python console I wrote that stores my musings with the date and current weather temperature on a single text file that gets checked in on a local git repo. It's pretty boring. I should post the python console in Github or something.
🗿 Jonah I'm starting college in a few months. Does anyone here have advice for anything?
😃 Javier Some experience a culture shock in the dorms or the classroom. Expectations are high and unknown. Lectures may sound familiar or unfamiliar. If I had to go back I would take better care of my time management and clear, concise and attainable academic and personal goals. I would not be afraid to say no if comes down to do things that I clearly don't like.
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Rsm Some thoughts are flashes that soon disappear, others are lightning bugs that float along throbbing with light.
😕 Fine Once you know you're doing harm, I do think it's your responsibility to try to do less harm. But I don't think it requires an instant 180 change. Doing better is better than doing nothing.
🧐 Nrmn Are there any mechanical and ergonomic keyboard enthusiasts here?
😃 Javier Yesterday I watched the movie Melancholia en.wikipedia.org/w...) and it is going to my collection of sci-fi masterpieces.
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Miso What plans do you have for the weekend?
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☕ David Antoine Something even more inconsequential and maybe a bit related to that bothers me: why so many Americans pronounce the word nuclear, "nucular"? It's very stupid and drives me crazy... How in the world the syllabes nu-cle-ar get transformed into nu-cu-lar? You don't pronounce the word clear, "cular", do you? It makes zero sense and I even heard that pronunciation from some scientists, which is pretty... Baffling. Whatever...
😃 Javier Aaand the billion thing. I learned to be a one with 12 zeroes to the right and when going to school in the US turns out they say is a 1 with 9 zeroes to the right...what gives? My conspiracy theory is that rich people and governments don't want to say they have a thousand millions so they altered to mean a billion as an euphemism to disguise their filthy decadent ways.
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Miso I actually love that! Have you created a bookmark to get to that? Really smart.