What tv shows are you watching? I'm watching Handmaid's Tale, Mr. Robot, Westworld and Dark.
I started His Dark Materials and never got around to finishing it. I shall soon. I'm rewatching The West Wing in bits and pieces.
I'm watching Line of Duty - I am not sure if it is available globally, it is a British police procedural. It is very popular here.
Based on a review on YouTube, I've started Attack on Titan this weekend. I'm still not sure what to think about it.
I am watching Better Call Saul, really good acting. I've also enjoyed watching Westworld and the Handmaids Tale. Westworld's first season is by far the best, I think they really dropped the ball with the third one.
I'm rewatching the first two seasons of Twin Peaks before I move on to season 3 (which I haven't watched yet). I love Dark and Westworld!
Last-Dance. Street-Food. Also re-watching Breaking Bad.
Just started on Gentleman Jack. Seen 3 episodes. Not sure I like it yet, so may drop it.
The Umbrella Academy S02!
Mr. Robot is a favorite of mine, good choice.
We are currently watching "The Rain" a danish post-apocalyptic show, I must say it is interesting and the scenes are quite beautiful (:
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'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.
A grim anniversary: 75 years since Hiroshima. Has the world learned the lessons from that attack? Well, it was the first and so far only time an atomic weapon was used; is this enough though?
Don't forget Nagasaki as well. Besides that, more than 500 atmospheric nuclear tests have been conducted up until the early nineties (+ about 1500 underground tests), releasing considerable amounts of radioactive materials into the environment, partially transferred into the oceans for the past decades. It caused the largest collective dose of radiation. Not sure if the health impact is known or if authorities want to know it. So from that point of view, we learned nothing...
The Pacific Proving Grounds was pretty brutal to the Marshallese living on and around Bikini Atoll. Although all things considered, the fact that humans haven't wiped themselves off the face of the planet with nukes is impressive in its own right.
I always struggle with that idea of collective learning. Why? Because there is no collective brain to hold the collective memory. History is not a collective memory we share, just an abstraction held by individuals and their individual brains. There is no we to remember, no we that forgets. That's why stupid mistakes happen again and again.
Good Reading: "Train from Hiroshima" Talks about a man who survived the Hiroshima blast just to take a train to Nagasaki the next day. The fact that no nuclear device has been use in conflict since then gives me hope.
WOW - America! Are you ready for this?
Ready for...? Should I be worried?
America has been waiting for 4 long years like waiting at dentist to be done with that drill.
no i'm not sure. i don't trust the Dems, but i don't like the Pres.
Are there any lucid dreamers here? I have some questions.
I hadn't had one in a while and then had one about a month ago.. I think it had to do with my dog whining at the door causing me to not fully go.. Was interesting tho. Knew I was in a dream, got up from bed.. house was differently laid out.. I tried to break stuff by looking in the mirror which showed me a different room instead of a reflection. I actually reset to the begging a few times (in my bed) and got up.. Not sure if it was really fun or not but interesting at least.
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 finished cleaning the bathroom. The stove really needs a good cleaning but I really don't feel like doing it right now...
After working all week, you deserve some free time to relax.
Congrats, the tough jobs deserve a little reward.
I confess I like when my stove is clean. I feel an aesthetic joy in having it all shiny and beautiful. It's the kitchen's equivalent of having a diploma hung on the wall. But that also means the stove loses some of its usefulness, as now I worry I'll dirty it while cooking. So now I pragmatically leave it dirty, so long as its efficacy is not compromised. There's a beauty in that too, as the goo tells something about the its past trials and achievements.
What are you guys currently working on? I have created a little Netflix clone recently(JS only): studflix.de . Also i was getting into flutter recently :)
Working on our initial MVP for policedap.org :) I'm also still needing to setup metareply.net for this site...
that netflix clone looks amazing! What tech did you use? I spend most of my free time creating midnight.pub - it's a virtual... pub :)
working on a little tool that will compare you n your friends' steam libraries and show you games you have in common. + give you filter options. idea born out of need. :)
Is that a YouTube curated list? I like it! Also, I read about flutter sometime ago. Really interesting stuff. But what I really can't wait to see is Blazor getting the tools it need and more adoption in the future.
I'm looking to build a web app to deploy a tiny python script I wrote. I have nearly 0 experience with web dev. At the moment I would like to implement it without using a framework like flask or django. I've heard of the websockets / asyncio packages, does anyone have references to guides or tutorials on this subject?
Can you be a bit more specific? Do you want to have a web interface where the script gets ran on the server after the user clicks a button or submits a form, or do you want to make the script run in a browser?
You could look into python anywhere, their free tier should let you run a short script once a day. They also support a very easy integration with flask. I'd recommend doing one of their tutorials if you're interested.
The forecast states that the temperature won't drop below 20 degrees Celsius at 23:00 for the next few nights in London. What hell is this?!
Hard time focusing today. Do I count it as a loss?
Depends. Any particular reason for the lack of focus? If yes, it's a win -- now you know why it doesn't work. If not, well, it happens. Take the loss with a smile, as it is what it is.
Sometime down days are good.. At least that is what I keep telling myself to justify today.. lol
Not only hot, but lots of mosquitos. Life is hard.
Where are you (roughly) located?
Continuing on from @Moroni's thread: I started Mr. Robot back when it first came out. I *adored* the pilot, but didn't enjoy the rest of Season 1 as much. I never latched on to Season 2. Should I give it another shot?
I dropped during season 2, it was becoming too messy for me.
I didn't like Season 2 that much either. But after you past half of that season, it picks up again.
I didn't enjoy season 2 as much when watching for the first time, but felt that it and season 1 were better when rewatching. I loved the show though.
What are your tricks of 'getting things done' ? For me washing the dishes and 7 minutes workout.
If I'm doing the dishes willingly, I know I'm deep into procrastinating.
Although I fail to do it so often, i have a little "30 minute rule" where if something takes less than half an hour to do - i have to do it instantly. Laying in bed and remember you haven't sorted your laundry out? save yourself the anxiety about procrastination and get it over and done with.
A 12 minute timer. I look at a task (folding laundry, doing dishes, etc) and tell myself I only have to do it for 12 minutes. It's not even a full quarter hour, so I can add in some bonus time if the timer beeps and I only need a couple minutes to finish up. Would you say more about your 7 minute workout?
Finished all work on time. I'll spend my weekend to read Stephen Wolfram's new book and prepare some course material to teach a young girl how to start programming.
A well deserved family time ahead, then! Enjoy it fully. Those are the moments truly worthy of being lived.
Out of curiosity, are you reading "A Project to Find the Fundamental Theory of Physics"? I'd love to hear a physicist's take on that whole endeavor. Is it legit? I read the blog post when he announced it but really didn't understand much.