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    1. Must-haves for new Mac users

      As is clear from my comment history, I'm not a fan of Apple as a company. However, the company I'm joining has standardized their development environment on Mac OS, and as an engineer I'm...

      As is clear from my comment history, I'm not a fan of Apple as a company. However, the company I'm joining has standardized their development environment on Mac OS, and as an engineer I'm certainly not one to ask people to put in a disproportionate amount of effort to accommodate what is, ultimately, a relatively unimportant moral stance - so they're provisioning me a Mac, probably a Macbook Pro. I have no idea what model.

      Mac users, what should my first steps be in order to be productive? I have a Keychron K2, 1080p monitor, and mouse on my desk attached to a Thunderbolt 3 hub, which I assume I can keep using, but I don't know what the options and expectations are for software such as window managers (I don't like the default one much, but I last used it seriously in 2016 - has it gotten better? are there alternatives?), search/command helper overlays a la Rofi, or even terminal apps.

      Thanks in advance!

      13 votes
    2. Weekly coronavirus-related chat, questions, and minor updates - week of July 6

      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!

      10 votes
    3. What's a dish you've made that you're most proud of?

      Right now I'm making pizza for me and bae. Thought I'd spring the question. I'm proud of my oven falafels, they usually never fail. I'm also proud of my hummus game, that was a journey. Something...

      Right now I'm making pizza for me and bae. Thought I'd spring the question.

      I'm proud of my oven falafels, they usually never fail. I'm also proud of my hummus game, that was a journey.

      Something that I came across on yt was cheese potato pancakes... so easy and delicious! I recommend this guy, the closed caption is *chef's kiss: https://youtu.be/10MDo9o_wrY

      19 votes
    4. Maybe it’s too easy to delete comments on mobile

      In numerous occasions I accidentally deleted comments on mobile. Sometimes I can use navigation history to restore them but not always. This can be rather frustrating. Maybe there should be some...

      In numerous occasions I accidentally deleted comments on mobile. Sometimes I can use navigation history to restore them but not always. This can be rather frustrating. Maybe there should be some extra confirmation that’s not easy to accidentally click in order to delete stuff on mobile

      11 votes
    5. What's something that's a "really big deal" that has fallen out of public awareness and discourse?

      Note: I don't love my title and am open to any community edits that improve it! "Really big deal" is of course relative, and it doesn't have to be a big deal for everyone but can be big for a...

      Note: I don't love my title and am open to any community edits that improve it!

      "Really big deal" is of course relative, and it doesn't have to be a big deal for everyone but can be big for a specific domain, field, or group of people. It also dosn't have to be recent. Many "big deals" of the past have yielded things that are largely invisible to us now and that we take for granted.

      What is something that is hugely significant but also seems to have no common presence in current discussions or understandings of the world?

      34 votes
    6. 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
    7. Fortnightly Programming Q&A Thread

      General Programming Q&A thread! Ask any questions about programming, answer the questions of other users, or post suggestions for future threads. Don't forget to format your code using the triple...

      General Programming Q&A thread! Ask any questions about programming, answer the questions of other users, or post suggestions for future threads.

      Don't forget to format your code using the triple backticks or tildes:

      Here is my schema:
      
      ```sql
      CREATE TABLE article_to_warehouse (
        article_id   INTEGER
      , warehouse_id INTEGER
      )
      ;
      ```
      
      How do I add a `UNIQUE` constraint?
      
      4 votes
    8. What programming/technical projects have you been working on?

      This is a recurring post to discuss programming or other technical projects that we've been working on. Tell us about one of your recent projects, either at work or personal projects. What's...

      This is a recurring post to discuss programming or other technical projects that we've been working on. Tell us about one of your recent projects, either at work or personal projects. What's interesting about it? Are you having trouble with anything?

      14 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
    10. What did you do this 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 weekend. Did you make any plans? Take a trip? Do nothing at...

      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 weekend. Did you make any plans? Take a trip? Do nothing at all? Tell us about it!

      7 votes
    11. Anyone else diagnosed with depression? I need others to talk to

      Hello, So I've been officially diagnosed with depression a few years ago. I am on medication for it and I've done therapy in the past. I am a more functional person than I was, let's say, one year...

      Hello,

      So I've been officially diagnosed with depression a few years ago. I am on medication for it and I've done therapy in the past. I am a more functional person than I was, let's say, one year ago as I've adjusted my medication.

      However there is something that is SEVERELY affecting my quality of life and that is the generalized lack of interest or extreme difficulty in doing almost anything. Yes I've talked with my doctor about this. It's "normal" and we are working on it.

      I don't know many people and COVID-19 took a hit on my already limited social life. So I guess I want to share my experience and hear from others who experience(ed) the same difficulties. When you are trapped in not wanting to do anything, what the hell do you do?

      Recently I've started reading a physical book again. I think it is a good thing for me to have something to do that does not involve a screen. Plus it makes me sleepy if I am a bit tired which, for me personally, is great. Aside from this next experiment, the activities I do the most are playing one or two video games, study for my degree and work part-time.

      Another thing I've started doing is doing the bare minimum in terms of physical exercise. I am working on doing pull-ups (I went from doing 0 to 1,5 =) ) and doing some squats. School and work rob me of a lot of energy so I tend not to exercise. But now I'm trying to at least do something.

      I will try to keep up with this post but I have a tendency to procrastinate on them if I get a lot of replies. Thanks for bearing with me =).

      30 votes