from United States
Joined 5y, 33w ago. Seen 2h ago.
Front page of Hacker News, nice.
How I got here...
yeah! I thought this site was new. It turns out to be years old?
There goes our tiny little community, a few tens of people to many multiples of that. Let's see how many stick around.
I found sublevel through HN a few years ago, hopefully front page brings in just the right number of new users...
Happy to have found this place
@neo, I see that you have Honolulu in your profile. I lived there for a couple of years due to my job, but moved back to Texas about a year and a half ago. Do you live there now, or do you go back-and-forth?
I've lived in Honolulu forever. My uni is in Shanghai. So yes, I would technically be going back and forth, but as of right now, summer break, I am here in Honolulu. How was your experience living here?
Bought (closed on) a house today. The sellers have a couple of extra days to move out. It was very anticlimactic.
Congratulations! Once you start moving in is when things will get exciting
Congratulations! That's a big... Move!
My dad has a bunch of DVD recording machines. He only needs one, but every-so-often it would die, so he'd buy one from eBay (they are discontinued). He held onto the dead ones in case I could fix them. I just opened them up today, and they all have the exact same capacitor that blew. Design defect I guess. I'll order new capacitors and swap them out, and hopefully he can sell them back on eBay.
That's great that you were able to figure out what the problem is!
I like the mobile layout better than the desktop layout. I think it's the colors, style, and placement of different groups of text.
I'll have to check out the desktop layout to compare
Holy crap that was fast! Gmail says I had 4.7 GB used, Fastmail says 4.8 GB. Transfer took 25 minutes. About 260 emails ended up being pinned in Fastmail, but once I removed the pins, everything looked correct. LOL, I just realized those pins were the starred emails in Gmail, oops. I will just have to go through the starred emails in Gmail.
FINALLY... I am migrating my email from Google to Fastmail. A few years ago when I first planned to switch, I deleted a bunch of newsletters and got my inbox down from 40,000 to 20,000. Yesterday, my inbox was at 39,000 and I got it down to 29,000. Today, the great migration begins.
My last post was 51 weeks ago. Feels longer. I'm glad the website is back, there were a few times I missed it.
Welcome back! Did you help some more minivans on the highway in the meantime?
About 4 years ago, I stopped to help someone on the side of the highway. What prompted me to stop was the huge antenna on the dark minivan. Turns out they ran out of gas, so I got some for them. Today, I see a dark minivan with a huge antenna on the highway, and the driver looks like the driver I helped out four years ago. In a city of 7 million, what are the odds!
The most implausible thing about futuristic movies? No old buildings or construction going on. Cars are clean and don't have manufacturers' logos plastered all over them.
No new houses because population has reach a certain limit, maybe decreasing.
Reading Harry Potter and the Natural 20. It's great. Almost as good as Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality. I think I'm going to get both printed and bound. Apparently people have already done this with HPMOR.
Resumes on Subcafe?
Yes. Is it bad?
"In an artificial world, only extremists live naturally." - Paul Graham
Every time I go to a particular destination, Google Maps tell me to exit the freeway early and take backroads. Everytime I ignore that exit and stay on the freeway a little longer, my estimated travel time reduces. Yes Google, please continue sending me on the backroads which would cause me to get there later, thanks.
Didn't you notice Google Maps is turning into a social network? You can follow and message businesses, see photos taken in certain locations. It has nothing to do with navigation and reducing travel times anymore.