I blog, occasionally, at koralatov.com
Joined 1y, 9w ago. Seen 1y, 9w ago.
🟩 Koralatov What fun project would you do with a $1 a month Atlantic VPS and middling technical, and almost no programming, skill?
💻🥞 Kernel There are VPS for that cheap? That website is at least 8$ for me
🤔✍️ David Perhaps work on improving my programming skills? There's a lot that you can do even with a cheap VPS - nobody really needs powerful instances for personal projects unless it involves heavy computation
Xy website using static site generator, vpn, mumble server
📉 Bill Setup a website and vpn server and learn about Linux server config
Joseph For me it was a pretty linear decrease in quality across the series. God Emperor and whatever the next one was we're good but it makes them seems worse because the first is so amazing
🟩 Koralatov I can see that side of it too. I think, as @ow says below, Herbert is a better philosopher than writer (I wouldn't say he's "terrible", though). I think a reader's enjoyment of the following books hinges on whether they're interested in the *philosophy* Herbert explores, or the *universe* he built; when it's the latter, they're much weaker books.
❄☕ Geoff What browser is everyone using these days? Anyone on Microsoft Edge?
Nick in the current moment in history, how do you find the energy to wake up and work in the morning? the only thing I really have the energy for is being a leech on society.
🧞 Bit Dune. It's a great book and the time I spend at home now made me feel less intimidated at the size
🟩 Koralatov 'Dune' is excellent, and works perfectly as a standalone book. Depending how much you like it, the sequels are well worth a read. I think 'God Emperor of Dune' the best of the entire series, with 'Dune' itself a close second, but 'God Emperor' is very love-it or hate-it.
🦅 Simo What are you working on right now?