A 1L (32 oz) HydroFlask (approx. $50): the best water bottle I've ever had, can keep anything cool regardless of the temperature. Nothing ear (1) earphones ($99), good earphones with great noise-cancelling and amazing price. A Moment telephoto objective ($50) to use with my phone.
I'm an idiot. So a while back I figured out how to get my Windows and Ubuntu partitions to share the same Bluetooth mouse without repairing it each time (the instructions online did not work), and now that I re-installed Ubuntu, I forgot how exactly I did it. I could have just copied the config, but I didn't think to. Here's to another X hours trying to figure it out again :-/
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I wanted to replace my 2018 MBA with an LG Gram 14 because keyboard is broken. Then I was thinking about messing up config files on Linux and I gave up. I have to pay around $175 to replace the keyboard. MBA M2 is way too expensive in Europe.
This happened to me so many times! Losing all my config after messing up my Linux install, I've become paranoid and now just keep up a personal wiki with all my ultra specific config so I don't have to tweak stuff and dig up old StackOverflow topics for hours. Good luck brother
Subreply feels pretty fast. Which stack does it use? Have you writen any technical showoff of it @lucian ? I've been making a social app on youtube and I've taken inspiration from subreply youtube.com/playli... :)
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I'm using a Python stack: Falcon as web framework, Django for ORM, PostgreSQL, PgBouncer to keep DB connections hot, Gunicorn for async and multithreading HTTP requests, sockets for connections between each stack component to reduce latency. I pay vultr.com/?ref=894... for a high frequency Intel server to reduce latency even further.
The best user experience is undeniably native: performance will be better, the app will feel more at home and embrace platform-specific conventions. But it's unfortunately unsustainable: you're essentially multiplying the number of apps and the amount of code by the number of platforms you support, and you have to have skills and culture in all the platforms. So as much as I'd love to have great looking libadwaita apps on GNOME and awesome native Mac apps on my Mac, I'd have to say realistically cross-platform is the way to go.
I'd say cross-platform if you can match the style/theme of whatever platform you're using without having to write a lot of separate specialized UI code. Cross-platform isn't that bad as long as it's close in performance to native and it blends in with the existing environment
reminds me of this: "The goal of adulthood is to let go of the other possible existences and to make the best of the one. A successful adult is one who understands that it doesn't matter which life you ultimately pick, only that you live it well."
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Now that I introduced #subs, I will consider a design change. But Mastodon has almost the same conversation view to browse a thread. Full threads on HN and Reddit require hide and unhide buttons, I don't even engage on conversations there. The value provided by Subreply is on real people and no fake news while everything else is a bonus.
I like the idea of this community. The problem with content is that few people are willing to pay for good quality, well researched, tech news, so I pay for medium and use Hacker news and then spend some time on lobsters occasionally. I would like to read tech blogs, so if you have any recommendations, I would appreciate them.
The biggest story in crypto is glanced over like it isn't news. The largest Ethereum mining pool censoring Tornado Cash transactions and everyone just looks the other way.. NO POINT IN CRYPTO THEN. The fact that there is no uproar or even much discussion on this just shows how far crypto has fallen.. It's no longer people who care about decentralization but people who only care about the "money train". Can't wait for POS where literally all the stakers are FOMO boys and will cater to censorship if it means more money in their pockets. Experiment has failed at this point.
Oh my goodness, I've been trying to re-discover Subreply for a long time (at least more than 2 years), wondering why I didn't bookmark it, and even misremembering it as substack (my mind is a mess 😵💫). But today I found it again! Thanks to HN 🥲 (I believe the first time I discovered Subreply was also on HN 😅).
I vaguely remember it being posted to HN in the past, but I couldn't remember the name no matter how hard I tried. Saw it again on HN today, and my password manager let me know I had an account on here - that I'd used a bit 2 years ago and then completely forgotten about!
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Not only bad TV shows makes you feel that way. I felt like losing my mind because newer versions of PostgreSQL are running on port 5435 instead of 5432. Subreply was down for an hour. But I upgraded entire stack to latest versions. Page loading is down from ~110ms to ~60ms on my end.