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    1. If you could completely refresh something and rebuild it from the ground up, what would it be and why?

      A lot of things we live with have significant technical debt because they were designed and implemented without modern knowledge and understanding. Knowing what we know now, in the present moment,...

      A lot of things we live with have significant technical debt because they were designed and implemented without modern knowledge and understanding.

      Knowing what we know now, in the present moment, what would you be interested in fundamentally redesigning if you could?

      This does NOT have to be technology related, by the way, though it certainly can (anyone want to talk about redesigning usernames and passwords -- please?). It can pretty much be anything: NASCAR races, art criticism, specific social norms, sunglasses, etc.

      In your explanation, don't just share what you're interested in tearing down, but how you would rebuild it for the better. What improvements would your methods bring to the table?

      17 votes
    2. The Tildes Best of 2020 Music Dropbox - please bookmark, or ignore

      I sense some folks are chomping at the bit so let's get this party started. Think of this thread as a gigantic pile of records. This is our pile - there are many like it, but this one is ours....

      I sense some folks are chomping at the bit so let's get this party started.

      Think of this thread as a gigantic pile of records. This is our pile - there are many like it, but this one is ours. Don't waste a second worrying about what anyone else thinks. Got a record, even an EP that you've been spinning since it dropped? Find some random album from a /mu/ sharethread that blew your hair back? Throw it on the pile. Tracks for the stacks, just keep dropping them in the comments. If it's enough for you to spin repeatedly or to buy, it's worth sharing.

      Stick to one comment per album, so that each album can be voted on individually. All we need is the artist and album name, brief/generalized genre tag (folk, metal, rock, indie, etc) and a listening link. Oh, and just a short sentence-to-paragraph size plug telling us what you're digging so much about the record. No need to go all war-and-peace on it, listening is always better than reading. ;)

      Don't forget to name a favorite track (or two, three) from the record so the rest of us can easily dip a toe in.

      No singles as top level comments. I'll leave a special comment below (mark it as joke/noise to keep it at the bottom) and you can drop your singles in there. The circumstances around covid-19 have lead to an absolute glut of singles coming out this year, even from artists who don't usually bother. I have a hunch it's worth keeping track of this year.

      What we need here is albums, ears, and votes. We've got two months until the next thread, these things are best done slow so people can fit the listening time with their schedules. Dust off your favorite listening nook and make a date with some excellent albums, you might even feel better. :)

      Bookmark this post if you plan to keep tossing albums in over the next two months. Also bookmark it if you want to comment and vote on the albums, find the best. We need all the ears we can get, and there are no such thing as layman opinions in music - you know what you like and that's all you should think about when voting.

      Ignore it if you don't, because this thing is going to bump a lot as it builds.

      If the album is on Bandcamp then that's the preferred stream source. If it isn't, then go with whatever streaming link floats your boat. You'll find most albums are on youtube (as playlists) this year due to their progress replacing google play music with youtube music. Hardly ideal listening with all the ads, but it is the most accessible to people who aren't paying for streaming services.

      Right now this is more about building the library than it is about voting and vetting on the posts. We'll have another thread for that during the first week of December, and to collect late releases. The goal is to get the final set up as nice easy-to-consume playlists on most streaming services, and that's a job for late December, not right now.

      When voting - upvote if you dig it, simple as that. If after listening, you think it's epic as hell and should be at the top of the list (a must-listen pick) then hit it with your exemplary token and thank the folks who brought you all the shiny gems to brighten up this wreck of a year.

      2020 releases only, of course. Some albums may have been released in 2019, then pulled down and re-released in 2020. Those are just fine too since we didn't do one last year. Generally best to err on the side of inclusion.

      3 votes
    3. What 'still/currently/actively in development' games are you following?

      Admittedly the game probably has to have a devlog of some form, otherwise this question is synonymous with "what games are you waiting for?", which is far too generic a question. The game I'm most...

      Admittedly the game probably has to have a devlog of some form, otherwise this question is synonymous with "what games are you waiting for?", which is far too generic a question.

      The game I'm most interested in is Songs of the Eons (itch.io, most active), which wants to be like Dwarf Fortress but a grand strategy game (main post, for context). Obviously they've noted that such a project will have Dwarf Fortress esque development, so waiting is very much in order.

      There's also Hyperbolica (trailer) which I've posted about here somewhat.

      There's also KSP 2, Hytale and Creeper World 4 which I like but don't follow that regularly, for not much reason TBH.

      I'd probably also follow Deltarune but Toby doesn't seem to really do dev updates too often.

      So are there any games that you're following as they're developed?

      4 votes
    4. Diaries and Journalling, Oh My!

      Hi Tilderinos! Do any of you regularly journal, keep a diary, or otherwise record your thoughts and history, on a computer or on paper? I've been using the "bullet journal" algorithm (and yes,...

      Hi Tilderinos! Do any of you regularly journal, keep a diary, or otherwise record your thoughts and history, on a computer or on paper?

      I've been using the "bullet journal" algorithm (and yes, Ryder, it's a set of algorithms and data structures, no matter how much you say otherwise) for a while, slowly refining my personal practice over time - and sometimes making huge changes! Just this month, for my October journal prep, I switched from a list-style monthly log to a 7x5 grid of 3.5x3.5cm squares. It's very easy to make with my dotted notebook and a ruler, and it's easier to get an idea of my month at a glance!

      I've also decided to switch from a monthly braindump and check-in to doing smaller, mini-check-ins weekly, which I hope will help me keep better tabs on my fitness and mental health!

      So, what do you do? How do you feel about it? Share pictures if you're comfortable!

      9 votes
    5. Why some people change their wallpaper/profile picture more than others ?

      Is there any psychological thing behind it. if you are a changer why do you change your picture so often ? and what do you think about people who don't change it at all ?, and if you are constant...

      Is there any psychological thing behind it. if you are a changer why do you change your picture so often ? and what do you think about people who don't change it at all ?, and if you are constant why ? and what do you think about people who change it ?

      it's not that important I know, but it has been in my head for long time not. why people change their prof pic, computer/phone background so often than others ?

      3 votes
    6. Alternative to TeamViewer for LAN?

      Currently, controlling one of my PCs from another requires me to manually log into Windows on the remote computer so I can get the TeamViewer pw and then connect from the host. Is there another...

      Currently, controlling one of my PCs from another requires me to manually log into Windows on the remote computer so I can get the TeamViewer pw and then connect from the host. Is there another program that will launch at Windows startup so I log into Windows on the remote computer from the host? I don't need internet remote control and I'd prefer a free alternative that doesn't require an account or internet access to enable this type of feature (which I believe TeamViewer does). Remote computer is on Win 8, host on Win 10.

      3 votes
    7. I have a preliminary plan that will change with feedback from others here

      I'd like to preface my self by saying that I am in no way trying to spam ~music. My intention is to get this space rolling as much as I can based on the recent survey that Tildes is perceived to...

      I'd like to preface my self by saying that I am in no way trying to spam ~music. My intention is to get this space rolling as much as I can based on the recent survey that Tildes is perceived to be STEM heavy/leaning.

      Thus, I will be posting a lot of links to music that I believe is interesting to the general listener.

      The possibilities of this space are endless IMO and I hope to positively contribute to it.

      14 votes