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    1. AdminLTE vs Pure Bootstrap for a new web project?

      I'm primarily a freelance backend dev and for the first time venturing on full-stack development of a non-trivial web app on my own, hence I needed some guidance. I've got all the backend stuff in...

      I'm primarily a freelance backend dev and for the first time venturing on full-stack development of a non-trivial web app on my own, hence I needed some guidance.

      I've got all the backend stuff in php/mysql covered, I just want to know what's the best way to create a dashboard (with left sidebar) considering various aspects like long-term code maintenance and support, robustness, etc. Looks don't matter that much as it's a CRUD app but obviously, better is more appreciated.

      Based on my research until now, AdminLTE seems to be the most popular way of doing it among most devs although a few others like material and coreui also seem to have some street cred.

      But another approach I'm considering apart from AdminLTE is to just use pure bootstrap and fiddle up my own sidebar using something like this. That way, I won't be tied to just one Bootstrap version which is used by AdminLTE (v4.6) and troubleshooting will be much easier through google search and StackOverflow. What do you guys think is the right approach?

      5 votes
    2. What have you learned from going through a breakup?

      Question is for anyone who's ever gone through a breakup -- no matter how big or small. Also it goes for whether it was mutual, you were the one broken up with, or you had to be the one to break...

      Question is for anyone who's ever gone through a breakup -- no matter how big or small. Also it goes for whether it was mutual, you were the one broken up with, or you had to be the one to break the news.

      What did you learn from your breakup?
      How did it change you?

      Meta Note

      I have plans to do a series of these "what have you learned from ____" topics (see previous thread: "What have you learned from being a parent?"), where the blank is filled with specific roles/identities/experiences. I'll probably post one every couple of days, but I encourage anyone here to add their own to the series. If you've got one you want to post -- go for it!

      17 votes
    3. Does anybody have advice for getting better at racing sims? (Both circuit and rally)

      I’ve always enjoyed rally games but only recently decided to buy a wheel (just a used Logitech G29) and also decided to give F1 22 a shot. I feel like I’m okay-ish at DiRT Rally 2.0 and WRC 10 but...

      I’ve always enjoyed rally games but only recently decided to buy a wheel (just a used Logitech G29) and also decided to give F1 22 a shot. I feel like I’m okay-ish at DiRT Rally 2.0 and WRC 10 but atrocious at F1 22. How do I actually learn to be better instead of constantly making mistakes?

      9 votes
    4. Post-fall festivals 2023 Oscar predictions

      Okay, I promise this is the last time I’ll make one of these posts for the rest of the year. The major fall festivals (TIFF, Telluride, and Venice) happened. So many movies got mediocre reception...

      Okay, I promise this is the last time I’ll make one of these posts for the rest of the year.

      The major fall festivals (TIFF, Telluride, and Venice) happened. So many movies got mediocre reception at these festivals (namely Alejandro Gonzalez Inaritu’s Bardo, Florian Zeller’s The Son, and Sam Mendes’s Empire of Light).

      So the race has taken a more serious shape. Here are the old predictions.

      Here are the renewed predictions:

      Picture:

      1. The Fabelmans
      2. Babylon
      3. Avatar: The Way of Water
      4. Everything Everywhere All At Once
      5. The Banshees of Inisherin
      6. Women Talking
      7. Elvis
      8. TAR
      9. The Whale
      10. Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

      Alt: Top Gun: Maverick

      Director:

      1. Steven Spielberg - The Fabelmans
      2. Damien Chazelle - Babylon
      3. James Cameron - Avatar: The Way of Water
      4. Daniels - Everything Everywhere All At Once
      5. Todd Field - TAR

      DGA Snub: Martin McDonagh - The Banshees of Inisherin

      Lead Actor:

      1. Brendan Fraser - The Whale
      2. Austin Butler - Elvis
      3. Colin Farrell - The Banshees of Inisherin
      4. Bill Nighy - Living
      5. Hugh Jackman - The Son

      Alt: Diego Calva - Babylon

      Lead Actress:

      1. Margot Robbie - Babylon
      2. Naomi Ackie - I Wanna Dance With Somebody
      3. Michelle Yeoh - Everything Everywhere All At Once
      4. Cate Blanchett - TAR
      5. Olivia Colman - Empire of Light

      Alt: Jennifer Lawrence - Causeway

      Supporting Actor:

      1. Ke Huy Quan - Everything Everywhere All At Once
      2. Brendan Gleeson - The Banshees of Inisherin
      3. Paul Dano - The Fabelmans
      4. Brad Pitt - Babylon
      5. Ben Wishaw - Women Talking

      Alt: Barry Keoghan - The Banshees of Inisherin

      Supporting Actress:

      1. Michelle Williams - The Fabelmans
      2. Claire Foy - Women Talking
      3. Sadie Sink - The Whale
      4. Kerry Condon - The Banshees of Inisherin
      5. Janelle Monae - Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

      Alt: Nina Hoss - TAR

      Original Screenplay:

      1. Everything Everywhere All At Once
      2. The Banshees of Inisherin
      3. Babylon
      4. The Fabelmans
      5. TAR

      Adapted Screenplay:

      1. Women Talking
      2. Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery
      3. The Whale
      4. Living
      5. Bones & All

      Cinematography:

      1. Avatar: The Way of Water
      2. Babylon
      3. The Fabelmans
      4. Empire of Light
      5. The Batman

      Production Design:

      1. Avatar: The Way of Water
      2. Babylon
      3. The Fablemans
      4. Elvis
      5. Amsterdam

      Costume Design

      1. Babylon
      2. The Fabelmans
      3. Elvis
      4. Amsterdam
      5. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

      Hair and Make-up

      1. The Whale
      2. Elvis
      3. The Batman
      4. Babylon
      5. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

      Original Score:

      1. The Fabelmans
      2. Babylon
      3. Avatar: The Way of Water
      4. Women Talking
      5. Empire of Light

      Sound:

      1. Avatar: The Way of Water
      2. Top Gun: Maverick
      3. Babylon
      4. Elvis
      5. The Fabelmans

      Film Editing:

      1. Avatar: The Way of Water
      2. Babylon
      3. The Fabelmans
      4. Everything Everywhere All At Once
      5. Elvis

      VFX:

      1. Avatar: The Way of Water
      2. Top Gun: Maverick
      3. Everything Everywhere All At Once
      4. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
      5. The Batman
      4 votes
    5. What did you do this week (and weekend)?

      As part of a weekly series, these topics are a place for users to casually discuss the things they did — or didn't do — during their week. Did you accomplish any goals? Suffer a failure? Do...

      As part of a weekly series, these topics are a place for users to casually discuss the things they did — or didn't do — during their week. Did you accomplish any goals? Suffer a failure? Do nothing at all? Tell us about it!

      4 votes
    6. Weekly coronavirus-related chat, questions, and minor updates - week of September 12

      This thread is posted weekly, and is intended as a place for more-casual discussion of the coronavirus and questions/updates that may not warrant their own dedicated topics. Tell us about what the...

      This thread is posted weekly, and is intended as a place for more-casual discussion of the coronavirus and questions/updates that may not warrant their own dedicated topics. Tell us about what the situation is like where you live!

      9 votes
    7. Should the Steam Deck just be a gaming tablet?

      I struck me while using my Steam Deck the other day to watch Twitch that the device has almost everything it needs to provide users with a tablet-like experience alongside being a gaming device....

      I struck me while using my Steam Deck the other day to watch Twitch that the device has almost everything it needs to provide users with a tablet-like experience alongside being a gaming device. When you're not in desktop mode Steam provides you with a high quality UI optimized for many of the same constraints as a tablet. For "great on deck" games and the store/library UI you get an easily navigable touch screen-supporting experience. If Valve can bring in Android apps for Twitch, YouTube etc. we could get that kind of experience universally.

      Desktop mode can peacefully co-exist with a tablet experience as you will switch between the two distinct modes of operation. This seems like a great way to capture a market of users normally turned off by ideas of tablets replacing their normal computers. I haven't used a tablet in years but I would use one that was a full Linux gaming OS at the same time.

      8 votes
    8. What have you been listening to this week?

      What have you been listening to this week? You don't need to do a 6000 word review if you don't want to, but please write something! If you've just picked up some music, please update on that as...

      What have you been listening to this week? You don't need to do a 6000 word review if you don't want to, but please write something! If you've just picked up some music, please update on that as well, we'd love to see your hauls :)

      Feel free to give recs or discuss anything about each others' listening habits.

      You can make a chart if you use last.fm:

      http://www.tapmusic.net/lastfm/

      Remember that linking directly to your image will update with your future listening, make sure to reupload to somewhere like imgur if you'd like it to remain what you have at the time of posting.

      7 votes
    9. TV Tuesdays Free Talk

      Warning: this post may contain spoilers

      Have you watched any TV shows recently you want to discuss? Any shows you want to recommend or are hyped about? Feel free to discuss anything here.

      Please just try to provide fair warning of spoilers if you can.

      8 votes