Joined 6y, 2w ago. Seen 1d ago.
Spending the first night in my new-to-me house tonight. I closed on it a month ago, but gave the sellers a few days extra to move out, then I had to get new carpet, and also I had the garage floor epoxied. Everything is still in boxes and the furniture unassembled, but at least I have clean sheets and mattress.
Congratulations on the move! Sheets and mattress are the top priority on day 1 and it feels great to have them set up
I bought a birthday card for my dad, but forgot to bring it with me when I visited him, so I mailed the card after. Today he received the card and it 'blew him away' and 'left him speechless'.
USPS is getting lazy about postmarking/voiding the stamps on the letters I'm receiving.
I never thought I'd buy a Mac, but I saw a 2006 iMac at a thrift store, so I decided why not. 2.16 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 1 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM, 24 inch screen 1920x1200, 250 GB of spinning rust. I'll look online to see what I can upgrade. A preliminary search shows that the Intel chipset will only recognize up to 3 GB of RAM. I'll see if I can replace the the HDD with an SSD, and maybe even the CPU.
Why 2006? Seems pretty old, what will you be using it for? I've never owned a Mac, heard a lot of good about 2015 Airs. I, obviously, love Thinkpads, had few, but I still own X230 13" i5/16GB ram/7200rpm and it's awesome with long battery life and speed sufficient for anything I need.
It is really interesting to me that a 14-year-old computer is totally fine for web browsing, streaming, Office suite etc, which covers what 90% of users actually do. But if you went back to 1999 and tried to use a 1985 computer, it would be like a museum piece.
The old Mac hardware stands up. It's a shame that some of the obsolete kit isn't supported through the newer OS versions but it's still a nice piece of hardware. I use 2x 2011 Mac mini as ESXi hosts. Nice SFF.
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.