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Deep How do you manage your read list? Where do you bookmark things to read? I have been using readup.com and it's been amazing for deep reading an entire article and then share your views.
Jayden I have a big "media to consume" note file broken down in to headings; Shows, movies, books, and articles. Then under each specific entry I include why the item made the list which is often a comment copy and pasted from reddit or hn. Other times it's things like "also wrote x which you really enjoyed". I find that context is important otherwise when I come back to the list I'm just like "why the hell did I want to read about y?" and don't bother.
🛡 Cyrano I'm new to playing Dota 2. The community doesn't seem as toxic as I heard it would be. I'm also in the middle of playing Arx Fatalis!
Jayden Everyone who I know who has got really in to mobas including myself has got to the point where they're playing just to play despite it no longer being fun. Like a job that doesn't come with a paycheck. Be sure to check in with yourself regularly about if you're actually being entertained.
Miso Do you play any games?
Jayden Might have a mild Rimworld addiction.
💣 Zoid Who has any thoughts on the Twitter hack?
Jayden Elon Musk's DMs will be interesting.
😃 Javier Is there is such thing as national US news site that is not politically biased?
Jayden Wire services are as close as you're going to get. Agence France-Presse, Associated Press, Reuters. They're in the journalism business. They get news and then sell it to all of the "news" companies that then smear their bias all over it to make their readership more outraged, smug, happy, whatever emotions get them the most riled up and likely to keep coming back.
Runlevelrobot Anybody know of any frameworks for blogging that allows for text based only blogs? I really love this aaronsw.com/weblog
Jayden I use iA Writer as a markdown text editor. It supports publishing to Ghost, Medium, Micro.blog, Micropub, and WordPress. I can't see a way to add media to my notes so even if the blogging framework used allows it, you'd have to go out of your way to do so.
🌊 Zero Two subreply does not have a clear focus. Unlike a subreddit where people are seeking a specific type of content. rn it just feels like one big chat room with little common topics. IDK if that is a good or bad thing.
Jayden It's more of a twitter replacement than reddit. We're just using it as reddit through trending and search because it's really small. If it ever blows up then your feed is where you're going to spend your time.
Arjun Rajagopalan I've just signed up. I find the concept of Subreply intriguing but I am at a loss to know how to go around to get a feel for what's happening. Could I please get some suggestions. Thanks and cheers.
Jayden "Trending" for posts getting a lot of comments, "search" for all recent comments.
😾 Oskar Wasn't there some Taleb essay about 4% of population being extremist enough to make whole nation extremist? Seems very intuitive if thought in context of network science. Explains why Twitter turned into pretty much private network of already well connected people.
Jayden Iirc his argument was that if 4% of the population cares a lot about something being a certain way and 96% of the population doesn't care either way, then the 4% will get their way.
😾 Oskar Is HN crowd alt-right? I see frustration brewing there often, but it's more of a 'I'm stuck at coding embedded sys for oil company at 240k/yr' kind of a thing than 'I hate poor people'
Jayden I would say that a low percentage of HN is alt right but that both HN and the alt right are largely overly online young men. The thing is you don't need much political extreme to start a landslide in one direction. Things are a little more X here than elsewhere, some people that don't like that leave, some people that do like that show up because of it, things are even more X, repeat.
Prince life advice to your 22 year-old self? doesn't matter if you're younger or older than 22 at the moment.
Jayden Live cheaply. The lifestyle costs and pressure from not having your own place, nice car, etc are the lowest they'll ever be for you.
Mihail Has the pandemic impacted your mental health? How are you holding up?
Jayden I was quarantined for a fortnight and received a wellness check from the government near the end of it. When the lady was asking how I was doing I interpreted it as did I have all the supplies I needed. Didn't occur to me that being locked away for two weeks was something that could be devastating. So yeah it hasn't been too big of a deal, I was living a lockdown lifestyle before it was cool.
🎣 Fish what makes you feel alive?
Jayden Getting out in to nature. I don't camp or anything but a good bush walk or spending some time at the beach gets me happy and energised.
👾 Marty What is everyone's favorite 80's movie?
Craig Bot Is everyone here a computer programmer?
Jayden Nope, I'm an ex-software sales person learning computer programming. Entirely different!