early 20s tech failure
😀 Tom holy f... I had over 4,100 tabs open in Firefox for Android. I had to copy them out in groups of 100 so I didn't crash the app.
Nick Silvestri I never understand people who can browse like that! I never have more than 20 tabs open at a time on desktop, and 10 on mobile. I recently got the Tree Tab extension thinking it would help me in those moments when I have quite a few tabs, but I've gotten good enough at managing my tab volume that it doesn't even give me much value.
🏒 Lucian Marin Now that all our social experiences are owned by Elon and Mark, what can I do?
Nick Silvestri Please refrain from making any apocalyptic predictions, Lucian! I don't like your accuracy!
🏒 Lucian Marin Firefox brand is weak, it's associated with IE era and it's dropping market share like crazy. Mozilla brand got a nice refresh, it's trusted, it's associated with privacy and they got new good products that need to carry Mozilla brand. It should be Mozilla Suite for a new internet age: Mozilla Browser, Mozilla VPN, Mozilla Monitor and so on. This way the browser will be their main product, it will have internal focus and probably gain back the market share.
Nick Silvestri Firefox? Is that a kind of Safari?
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👨‍💻 Matthieu V. Just came along obsidian.md it make me want to structure my notes/ideas but I don't really know where and how to start... Maybe it would be a great software to start doing some daily journaling
Nick Silvestri I downloaded Obsidian recently, and as a casual Wikipedian, enjoy the idea of [[linking]] more than I like Notion databases. I've always wanted to use one of these knowledgebase apps, but my life simply isn't complex enough to warrant it yet :)
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🧐 Nrmn Are there any mechanical and ergonomic keyboard enthusiasts here?
Nick Silvestri I have Glorious Pandas being prepped for placement in a GMMK Pro that is yet to arrive. I also backed the Epomaker AK84 on Kickstarter. I would love a split ergo keeb but none really tickle my fancy at an acceptable price.
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Cole Hudson Just so I have something to point to - biology : now :: computers : late 60/early 70s
Nick Silvestri I am guessing this is more specifically related to CRISPR or other genetics-related technologies?
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👨‍💻 Matthieu V. Hello Subreply ! Is there people who have experimented with Gemini ?
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Miso What project are you all working on these days?
Nick Silvestri I should do more work on my multilingual raytracing project. Also, for the last 6 months I've been playing with the idea of trying a bit of game development. Through that I can do programming, and art, and music, which are all individually things that I want to practice.
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☝️ Jean-David Moisan Do you have new passions now or you're just feeling down in general?
Nick Silvestri Bit of both. Professional software dev as a junior (just started 2nd job, 1 yr experience) has so much friction setting up fragile environments that regularly break and understanding complex build processes and libraries that I can never get into the flow of things. It's a far cry from my personal projects (and even school assignments) where environments are easy and building is as simple as 'make'. I love to code when I actually know what I'm doing.
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Nick Silvestri Where did the version of myself that was excited to program and advance my career go? They disappeared sometime after I got my first development job.
😀 Tom I hear you... :-/
☝️ Jean-David Moisan Do you have new passions now or you're just feeling down in general?
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😃 Javier Contagious diseases prevail on the historical proven vectors of the primordial behavior of the host.
Nick Silvestri I have no idea what you're trying to say. Short words are better than long words.
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Nick Silvestri I'm voluntarily traveling to see family during the worst COVID outbreak yet. My mental health has had a profound effect on my ability to work, and I'm starting a new job, and I can't afford to let my mental health suffer in the transition.
Zero Edge Mental health is as important as physical. Weigh the risks and proceed acording to your risk tolerance. I do not agree with outside entities forcing their risk tolerance on others but I suppose that is something that is debated endlessly.
😃 Javier Contagious diseases prevail on the historical proven vectors of the primordial behavior of the host.
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👂 Sly Am i the only one who's not excited about this M1 chip? Ram is inside the chip, everything is hard soldered, you can't replace any component. I know it has been this way with macs lately but this time it's even worse. It seems to me that the sole purpose of those new chips is to make them more like iphones and ipads so that the only way to upgrade is to keep buying the newer models.
Nick Silvestri On one hand, the inability to upgrade is true, but the tradeoffs at least seem positive. I don't think the performance and efficiency would be as effective without it. I'm more excited for the start of ARM personal computers.
Andreas Grzybowski Bad. Corona is massively back.
Nick Silvestri People are inviting me out to meet up. They just don't care anymore. I've done so well to isolate myself for over 7 months, and for nothing, apparently.
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Chetan Vashisht How has corona changed your life?
Nick Silvestri It's made me reevaluate how strongly I desire social interaction. I live alone and have had minimal interaction for months and it's taken quite an unanticipated toll on my mental health. I'm also put face-to-face with the value in the work I do, finding it very hard to find the motivation to do something which, in the grand scheme of things, I don't really care about.
🧐 Nrmn Yesterday I stumbled over a typing competition in the US from 2010. The winner managed to type 163 words per minute on average! I'd be happy about half of that.
Nick Silvestri 100-120 wpm is fairly "easily" achievable before the return on investment from practicing drops precipitously. I say this as a Typeracer stan.
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