American in Amsterdam. Physics, MBA, code, worked in strategy and VC. Want to connect with people better with tech...
🤔 John checking this out again after it showed up on HN... how's it going?
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👹 Johanan Ottensooser Hey mate--doing great! you?
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🤔 John Welcome HN readers! has made a nice little community here. You may have seen this site as Sublevel or Dubfi in the past.
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🔺 Erno Hopearuoho This is the third iteration? What have been the main differences between Dubfi -> Sublevel -> Subreply?
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😀 Tom Front page of Hacker News, nice.
🤔 John I found sublevel through HN a few years ago, hopefully front page brings in just the right number of new users...
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🤔 John Listening on has me thinking about the use case that I want. I often use ios text-to-speech to listen to articles while I work with my hands, but only when they are sufficiently long. Otherwise it's too much hassle to find another article to read. Think I need an easy way to compile articles together for tts. Maybe even a custom podcast feed...
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🦾 Lucian Marin That was the initial idea to built a podcast. It can be done using source, title and description of each article.
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🦾 Lucian Marin Words are now highlighted while listening to an article on but it took me a while to figure out how to do it properly.
🤔 John Cool feature addition.
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🦾 Lucian Marin Subreply is here. The hard part starts now, a code rewrite and a design refresh.
🤔 John testing quotes again, sorry to bother "'
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🦾 Lucian Marin Curly quotes are Unicode characters and now they are converted.
🤔 John Something still not right on iOS Safari, return doesnt submit with single or double quotes.
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🤔 John Hmm single and double quotes not accepted
🦾 Lucian Marin Curly quotes are Unicode characters and now they are converted.
🐵 David On that topic, emoji is not accepted either.
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🦾 Lucian Marin They have a resources section where you can learn to design step by step.
🤔 John Thanks, Ive been meaning to try it out
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🦾 Lucian Marin Sijmen Mulder added Radio Fidelity and Subreply to his list of text-only websites: - check it out!
🤔 John Hey I know that guy!
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🤔 John Hmm lower character limit makes the stuff migrated from sublevel a bit awkward.
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🦾 Lucian Marin I'm designing with Figma lately. It's crazy how a simple idea executed well can change how people think about design.
🤔 John Any good tutorials?
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🦾 Lucian Marin Should I send an email to the last active people announcing Subreply?
🤔 John Yes! I found it eventually...
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🦾 Lucian Marin I found a way to use Django only for its ORM and migrations, everything else can be handled with much better tools like Falcon and Jinja2. You can test the result at (needs more work).
🤔 John I repeatedly failed to register with the error "Username present from this IP address"
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🦾 Lucian Marin By popular request, I set up
🤔 John Wow, thanks! It's just enough for when I unconsciously ctrl-new tab in search of something interesting without getting too distracted.
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🦾 Lucian Marin Are you planning on getting one? What for?
🤔 John Not for me, my dad was checking them out for his small farm. He's on the left of the uncropped photo.
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