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😀 Tom I'm conflicted. When I move back to Texas soon, I want to devote time to work on personal projects, but I also want to get involved with volunteering (Scouts). I feel like I can only choose one if I really want to dedicate myself to it. This is going to be on top of work which already has a hectic schedule.
John Olinda Which of the two do you think will have the longest-lasting impact?
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😀 Tom Hmm... I just had an idea to buy a used ambulance for my next vehicle. I have no idea why, but it seems like it would be awesome. I imagine if your were a tradesperson, it would make a great work vehicle too.
John Olinda I read something a few months back about a guy that bought one and converted it to live in.
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🏒 Lucian Marin I wrote an article on Medium ( about the new reply system from a different perspective. Everything on the web is in reverse-chronological order from blogs to news sites to social networks to search engines.
John Olinda Alice: Sure that would be great! A double espresso sounds perfect! Bob: A couple hours probably. Want me to run down to the corner and pick something up for you when I go to lunch? Alice: How long is that going to take? Bob: Yeah, Eve called maintenance to see if they can fix it. Alice: Is the coffee machine in the break room broken?
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John Olinda Just returned from a concert. People taking video and pictures with smartphones, tablets, and cameras (and the occasional DS) has really degraded the experience of listening to live music.
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😀 Tom Yep, I was 3 people deep at a small venue, and for part of the show I ended up watching the singer on the screen of the phone in front of me because I couldn't see the singer myself. And I doubt anyone is actually watching the crap-quality videos that people are taking. It would be nice if the performers told the audience to cut that crap out.
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🏒 Lucian Marin What's the confusing part? I rather try to solve its issues than go back to the way it was before.
John Olinda Our languages (and as far as I know, every language) present dialogue from top to bottom, left to right, or right to left when written. So when I dive deeper into a thread, I expect the newly visible information to be under what I just clicked on. The way it is presented here seems like a compromise to keep the text field at the top of the screen at all times.
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John Olinda In regard to #26627, here is a link showing what I see: screenshots.firefo...
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John Olinda #26627 How exactly do I compose a reply to a reply? I can't find any place to type.
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🏒 Lucian Marin Does adding the reply label instead of timestamp helps?
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💬 Subreply Now no matter where you end up on Sublevel, you will see a neatly organized conversation view. As seen on #26587 or #26425 and many more places.
John Olinda The reverse-chronological reply layout is extraordinarily confusing.
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🤔 John I've been super happy with my iPhone SE after moving from android this spring, and I'm considering treating myself to a MacBook for Christmas. I would love to hear opinions from the Sublevel community. I understand that performance per $ is lower than mid-level windows laptops, but I'm wondering if longevity and productivity make up for it?
John Olinda I regularly use Windows, Linux, BSD, and macOS on various hardware. Regarding productivity: unless you're already using macOS-only or Windows-only software, you can probably work on almost anything. Regarding longevity: I'd recommend Thinkpads or other perhaps Dell business models for Linux or Windows use or a Mac that doesn't have the new keyboard. I shy away from buying new hardware though since I don't do extremely demanding work like video-editing.
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☕ David Antoine Incredible photo of the little moon Daphnis, only 8 km long, making waves in the Keeler Gap of Saturn's rings using just its gravity! It would be like sitting at the back of a boat watching the bow waves if someone could stand there... Daphnis (on the far right) sports ridges likely accumulated from ring particles.
John Olinda That's a beautiful picture.
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Paul Webb I reviewed something recently, a Nintendo Switch charger. This was the first time I've ever been approached to review anything so it was a neat experience.
John Olinda I know the charging port had to be on the bottom for the dock, but I still don't understand why it wasn't recessed or something so you could fit a right-angle cable in there while in stand mode. Maybe the 2018 Switch?
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John Olinda Is there still a way to link Sublevel and Pushover? I'd like to set up notifications for replies especially.
Mark Dain No. I think that was a program I wrote (subpush) but Sublevel doesn't (and will probably never have) a stable API, so there's not much you can do aside from scraping HTML. It broke frequently and these days I no longer have the source code.
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John Olinda Welcome ! Glad to have you here!
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John Olinda Sunrise at home.
John Olinda Does reject image uploads over a certain size? I can't seem to get images to upload properly. Just a blank square with the missing file icon.
🏒 Lucian Marin What size or file format is it? Can you upload it somewhere else or send it to me over mail so I can test it?
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John Olinda Does anyone else here admin an Active Directory and Windows 7 company?
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