Expat hermit; embracing chaos (and data), from my bedroom
🧐 Nrmn Are you all using fraidyc.at ?
🍁 John J. I just started. Is there something I don't? Don't know whether you intended to sound so ominous. :-D
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🍁 John J. Wow. I need to catch up with GoGo Penguin; I've clearly been missing out on some lovely stuff in recent years: youtu.be/aRG3NMpqSh4 hashtagseenthemlive hashtagbeforetheplague
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🤔 David For anyone interested in reading a book together, I made a discussion post on Goodreads for gathering book suggestions: goodreads.com/topi... feel free to join!
🍁 John J. Done -- nice idea :-)
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🍁 John J. Tough lesson: two largely similar LXLE installs. One, remotely SSH'ing in after reboot? No prob. The other? Only once I'd logged in locally first. The problem? Multiple users on the latter: made for a different 'permissions=' line in the file under /etc/NetworkManager/system-connections/
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🍁 John J. Hoping I can get Sublime to use these schemas for autocomplete: github.com/jboero/... -- it integrates fairly easily with VSC, apparently.
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👉 LÊo What do you mean by care of young minds? Are you talking about strictly psychological care or something more tangible such as UBI or a guaranteed job?
🍁 John J. Deliberate, humble, knowledge-backed (absolutely ), consistent (at scale; not immutable), loving parenting. Mostly. So, yeah, psychological. I'm not saying there aren't other factors: just that I honestly believe that damaged minds play an underestimated role in much of what we'd like to change about any significant gathering of people.
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👉 LÊo I've always been pro legalization of drugs. All drugs! It would reduce crime, mass incarceration, and save a ton of money. Also, people should be allowed to do whatever they want to their own bodies. More recently, I have come to realize that legalizing wouldn't solve the largest problem of all: why people get addicted in the first place. It would just make it easier for people that are addicted to obtain more and more drugs, potentially leading them to an earlier OD.
🍁 John J. Yeah, I go back 'n' forth on how much the care (or lack thereof) of young minds is at the root of most of society's problems. It isn't valued, as a discipline, yet, but norms seem to change at the human-lifetime scale, so I'm hopeful (today).
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Burensasub I should try it...sometimes thinking too much makes the anxiety worse
🍁 John J. I too struggle with anxiety, and wish I was disciplined enough to give meditation a good go. (I'm reading How To Change Your Mind by Pollan now, so that is front and centre again.) Years of psychotherapy have helped, but, what's helped just as much, if not more, is a year on anti-depressants. I don't advocate anything outright -- I've regressed a lot in lockdown, for example -- except exploring all your options.
🍁 John J. "A better motto for most youth [than 'Follow your bliss'] is 'Master something, anything.' Through mastery... you can drift towards extensions... that bring you more joy, and eventually discover where your bliss is." kk.org/thetechnium...
🕹ī¸ Louise No, is it good?
🍁 John J. I loved it, when I read it about 15 years ago. With hindsight, and looking at your (extensive) list, I do wonder whether you might find it a mediocre summary of topics covered better in other texts. I do remember Bernstein tying the narrative together nicely, though.
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🍁 John J. "... [Y]our own joy can be something that you produce..." youtu.be/E5Q0tuGAC... -- While I continually attempt to be kind to myself, this had not occurred to me. The freedom it encompasses is staggering.
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🕹ī¸ Louise Hehe i don't like to own things. So you are not stealing anything from moi!
🍁 John J. Seconding Kernel's comments. :-) Google actually released that SRE book freely earlier this year; I can send you a copy, if you can't find it. I'm also reading How To Change Your Mind right now. Oh, and have you read Against The Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk?
⌨ī¸ Joseph Forever starting new projects and never finishing the old ones.
🍁 John J. Me too. It's slowed a bit, with kids, but the pattern's the same. Trying to decide whether this is really such a bad thing.
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Wintermute Recommend NewsBlur. Open Source software, run as a service. Been around for probably 10 years?
🍁 John J. Seconded. Great service. Yeah, that's about how long I've been with them as well. Since Google canned Reader.
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🍁 John J. Just used xsetwacom to set an undo button on my Huion H950P tablet. Giggled.
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