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Favorite text editor?
Anything with vim bindings. I've been a fan of Doom Emacs lately. Neovim is pretty neat as well.
Atom. Brackets is good as well.
Cherry tree. I love to structure my notes a bit weirdly and a hierarchical note app has been the best fit for me so far. Been good for planning programming projects, worldbuilding creative writing things, and I even started using it as a journal when the mood takes me. Nothing too special about cherry tree but I absolutely love it.
Sublime Text. Recently switched back to it after using VSCode and VSCodium for 2 years. I enjoy the snappiness of it. I'm looking at the Lite text editor by rxi, though.
Not only hot, but lots of mosquitos. Life is hard.
Where are you (roughly) located?
What's your current setup? (Computer, OS?)
on the hardware side : i7-5820k with a Noctua NH-U12P cooler with 16GB of RAM, a GTX 980, 2 SSDs and an HDD I have Manjaro with Gnome on one SSD and Windows 10 (for games) on the other SSD, whats your setup ?
Short answer: A fairly recent Thinkpad running Arch Linux. The details: I use Zsh as my shell with no login manager. I recently started using KDE/Plasma after years of using XFCE as my goto DE. Why? To give it a go, mainly. I'm pretty happy with it for now, mainly for its WM, kwin, which is very versatile and customizable.
Main driver is a fairly new Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition. I threw Ubuntu off board though because I prefer my Void Linux setup. I'm not using any desktop environment. I use DWM, st and tmux. Things either happen in the shell or the browser. Browsers are, with few exceptions like Gimp and darktable, almost the only GUI applications I use. You can find my configs on github.com/nkoehri...
Early 2015 MacBook Pro (13") running Arch Linux.
Desktop is i7-6700k + RX 480 tragically running Windows 10 (games). I wiped Manjaro from it recently because I needed the SSD. My laptop is a 4 year old Lenovo Flex 4 with Arch. I want to upgrade both computers, but I really don't need it.
I've been trying Haiku OS today. Has anyone tried?
Years ago! I think I tried it in a VM when they released their first alpha. I remember it was pretty cool, everything that was supposed to work worked fine! Of course, I didn't really have anything to do with it and eventually just deleted the VM. What are your thoughts so far? Do you have a use case in mind?
Never ! What are its advantages ?
Yeah many times, I also tried BeOS back then, and I loved the simplicity and the look of it. I wish there was a bigget community around it to port software to it, it could be a nice alternative to *NIX OSes.
Years ago, yes. I think first when it was still BeOS but I gave it another try later when it became Haiku. I even tried to port some network device drivers over from Linux. Not sure if I made it but I guess not.
Just got myself new headphones.
what did you get? Careful: I will judge you for your answer ;)
How many coffees per day? I'm currently at 3 to 4, depending on how much work needs to be done
None. But that doesn't mean I avoid stimulants. On the contrary. First, I'm very selective of the ones I use. Second, as they are simply tools, I never use the same repeatedly. The rationale for this is very obvious: to avoid building tolerance. And why do I use different simulants? Because each has it own set of effects. Some boost memory, others focus, others mood. Different tools for different goals.
I'm about the same !
I have a cup of "real" coffee with breakfast and then throughout the day I have two or three cups of instant decaf. I realized that my addiction was to coffee itself, the warm beverage with strong taste, not caffeine.
1 or 2, spending on how you count. I have a strong aeropress cup when I'm at home (35g coffee) or a two-shot espresso drink when I'm out. Any more and I'm an anxious, jittery mess. At night I will make a cup of decaf but I don't count that.
1 Medium 7-11 Brazilian bean cup to carry me through the early email morning load. The rest of the day: H2O.
Used to drink 2 to 3 long ones during the day, but I've quit almost completely since two weeks ago - was struggling with headaches and I'm trying to figure out the culprit
I'm in IT, and live right next to the Finnish boat, there is no way I can do less than 10 cups a day.
Varies between 1-5 daily, I always have a pitcher of cold brew in the fridge. However, I brew 1 part regular, 2 parts decaf, 1 part chicory (also decaf). It's not super strong, but tastes great and is enough of a kick to get the gears turning in the morning.
2, but the second one is more out of enjoyment than need. i love drinking coffee. usually espresso (cafe bustello is my jam)
2-3 4 oz cups of cold brew these days (heat index)
What will the web be like in 5 years?
I wish I knew enough about the internet to provide an authentic answer. Hope it will be better than it was 5 years ago.
This is something we can't predict I think, trends born and die so quickly now. I hope there will be more consciousness about personal data with the need to own them and more decentralization, people getting more on alternative networks/app like here or midnight.pub ()
I'm guessing it'll be mostly the same, from an end-user perspective. Since 2015 has the internet really changed all that much? It's just going to be more and more algorithmically tuned to maximize view time.
I think the real difference will be in the hardware we consume it through - glasses instead of phones, and vr instead of PCs - 5 years might be early, but it's gonna happen
I'm terrible at futurology, but here goes. With the pandemic stretching longer than initially wished for, more and more social activities become an online only thing. So the web will increasingly be the social meeting point, with whole economies springing forth from that. However, instead of one web, we will witness it breakdown in many smaller regional webs, as the rise in authoritarianism will lead in the increase of control on the flow of information.
What are you current projects?
I recently setup rephrasor.com - an idea I had for competitive rephrasing. Now I'm working on a machine learning model to differentiate male from female writers (building on some success I had with a model to identify Donald Trump - link.medium.com/OS...
Building a rock tumbler that can fit several 3-gal buckets with screw-top lids. Found a nice continuous duty motor to drive it. I just need to get the belts and drive wheels figured out.
Thinking about reproducing my local mountain range (in a stylised way) in a game similar to Pokemon Snap.
Have you made any game with pico-8? Share them if you did!
What's your spirit animal?
An ape. It's so alive in me that I can feel its skin, touch its hair, look deep into its eyes.
I like turtles.
I don't know. How to find?
I'm looking for book recommendation - what's your all time favorite?
Here are a few I like: Dune; A Fire Upon the Deep; The Hobbit; The Phoenix Project (if you're in IT). For non-fiction I like: Meditations (Marcus Aurelius); Thinking Fast and Slow; A Hero with a Thousand Faces; The Society of the Spectacle.
The Crying of Lot 49
I'm into sci-fi. I'll recommend The Player of Games as a gateway to Iain Banks' culture series.
I'm currently reading Rationality: From AI To Zombies by Eliezer Yudkowsky. It's a difficult book to read, but revels a lot about who we are as humans, how we function and cognitive biases. PS: It's a massive book and it's free!
Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman, more specifically the tenth anniversary edition. Great insight into emotions. Also see Flow by Mihaly Csikzentmihalyi. There are many points in the book that piqued my interest about happiness and focus.
For a novel - Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton. I read it every couple of years and it captures me every time. The mix of wonder, technology, suspense. I'm not sure if it's my favourite but it's certainly one of the most dependable books that I come back to.
Survivor by Chuck Palahniuk
The Super Powereds series is pretty great if you're into super hero books.
I avoided Stephen King for a long time, but honestly he's really good. Particularly The Stand. Also John Le Carre.
Aeneid. It's truly epic.
Foucault's Pendulum by Umberto Eco
3 body problem
The Kingkiller Chronicle: The Name of The Wind. Very interesting heroic fantasy novel, although the last book is not published yet.
Non-fiction: Albion's Seed by David Hackett Fisher or Antifragile by N. N. Taleb.
Do you play any games?
I play Openra and Dwarf Fortress from time to time.
Yes, lots! I think the last I installed are "Stygian: reign of the old ones" and Grid - I recently finished Titanfall 2 and absolutely loved it.
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!
YESH! I just to played DotA back in the early 2000, also WoW. Now, I'm looking for open worlds. I recently played Horizon Zero Dawn. Damn. It was good. I played LoL too but right now I don't have a good PC for pc games. I have an steam account, if you are interesting in playing together sometime
Civ is the only game I keep coming back to after all the years. If I get a spare minute and there's less than 10 things on my todo list then I might have a cheeky play.
I'm a little addicted to Age of Empires 2. I don't normally play games but I can look up and 6 hours have gone by. A bit scary, if I'm honest!
A bunch! Right now, Final Fantasy, Titanfall 2, and Monster Hunter World.
Overwatch, PSO2, Runescape.
Minecraft, Animal Crossing, various flash games, not much else.
currently enjoying Chrono Trigger for the first time. Beautiful soundtrack btw: youtube.com/watch?...
really enjoying Valorant. Minecraft dungeons was keeping me company, and reinstalled gta just to fuck around
Gears of War, OpenTTD, Heroes of Might & Magic III
Might have a mild Rimworld addiction.
I've been playing Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup a lot this year. It's a very well-designed roguelike that you can play in the browser. It has a huge amount of replayability due to the various combinations of race and religion you can choose, and plenty of strategy. Almost always, when you die, you can retrospectively work out what you did wrong; it is almost never sheer bad luck.
I've been liking Minion Masters. It's free on Steam. I don't play it that often, but it's a really chill game. I have a near 100% win rate over a few hundred games.
Replaying MGS series - MGS4 at the moment!
(Re)playing Dark Souls 3 at the moment. Enjoying it far more than I did the first time. It's a wonderfully-built game in many ways, I think I was just a bit tired of the series the first time around.
Einstein/Sherlock, 2048, Sudoku
Does outdoor games count? If so, football.
I dread going to bed, but I have to. Cheers.
Just. One. More. Minute!
What's one thing you are currently scared about?
Trump winning a second term.
Covid, of course
the second wave
This network never supporting non English characters
I said something wrong at work. Worried I'll be fired.
The future of America. I'm not American but it will have an impact on the rest of the world..
me becoming more and more lazy, by every passing day!
Artificial General Intelligence
Crows pecking at my testicles.
The debt bomb
That the people that just got here from Hacker News (me included) will never again log into their accounts and this website will end up with a bunch of inactive users.
School going back.
Running out of toilet paper
Just got tinnitus seemingly out of nowhere
This decade. It's begun at a very low note.
the first wave of CoViD-19 growing and growing for several months in the US. back in March, I expected to be in a strict quarantine until about now. it's depressing that that never happened and instead thousands upon thousands of people have died.
That one of my parents will catch the virus
Getting an ingrown toenail.
That history will keep on repeating itself, and we'll never learn.
Paying for college
Watching my loved ones suffer.
being eliminated by commie cultists for simply having the knowledge of their crimes
I've just read about the Gemini protocol. Have anyone tried it before? Looks extremely interesting. Love the old-school vibes.
Pizza is in the oven. Now we wait.
hey! I noticed that the fade out effect on posts on midnight.pub does not render correctly on iOS