c++ developer and tai chi apprentice. Mexican and American and living in the US
🧐 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.
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☝️ Jean-David Moisan Reminds me of "the secret number" short film youtu.be/Ae2ghhGkY-s
😃 Javier Good short. I whish they had used a pink jellybean. youtube.com/watch?...
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Zero Edge I mean at least math is universally agreed on. Everyone knows 2+2 = 5.
😃 Javier It will if you have a cow on a volatile. ;) quantamagazine.org...
👨‍💻 Matthieu V. Just came along obsidian.md it make me want to structure my notes/ideas but I don't really know where and how to start... Maybe it would be a great software to start doing some daily journaling
😃 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.
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🗿 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.
😃 Javier The difficult part for me is sitting next to a vegetarian or being invited to a house were specific foods are taboo and feeling judged. We are what we eat they say.
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🧐 Nrmn Are there any mechanical and ergonomic keyboard enthusiasts here?
😃 Javier I have four or five mechanical keyboards. My favorite: amazon.com/gp/prod...
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😃 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?
😃 Javier I am going to another city, Philly, PA, now that it seems safer.
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☕ David Antoine GTA 5 looking photo realistic... For real... m.youtube.com/watc...
😃 Javier Astounding. The amount of engineering behind the effects makes clear what inspires this people.
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⚙️ Vdo Is subreply active?
😃 Javier I think is active. No buzz, no fuss.
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😃 Javier Truly interesting interaction from the Linux OSS community: lore.kernel.org/li...
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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.
😃 Javier I have multiple bookmarks with different font sizes and colors. The browser spell-checks and can be printed in a jiffy. It does wonders when I try to show text to a co-worker looking over my shoulder.
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Miso What's your favorite text editor?
😃 Javier my favorite editor[copy paste in your favorite browser url bar] data:text/html, <body contenteditable style="background-color:white;color:black; font: 2rem/1.5 monospace;max-width:60rem color:white ;margin:0 auto;padding:4rem;">
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