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  1. Comment on What programming/technical projects have you been working on? in ~comp

  2. Comment on What programming/technical projects have you been working on? in ~comp

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    My personal workout app is now in beta, see https://www.interval-workout.com/ It's not supposed to be yet another SAAS product. Instead, it's supposed to help me with my workouts. I've been doing...

    My personal workout app is now in beta, see https://www.interval-workout.com/

    It's not supposed to be yet another SAAS product. Instead, it's supposed to help me with my workouts. I've been doing body weight interval training for years, and I somehow dislike all the apps that I tired. My requirements are so simple and yet no app (that I know) fulfills them. I just want something that's quick to configure, works on all my devices and doesn't track me. Plus, it was an excuse to do some frontend stuff.

    So, there you go. Freel free to use it as well. Feedback is welcome, though I must say I probably won't accept feature request... unless I'd want to use the feature as well.

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  3. Comment on React: Some comments from a beginner in ~comp

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    Can you explain this a little bit more? What exactly does not feel like "programming" about frontend? (If you mean framesets and tables for layouting then I agree...) What is your specialty language?

    React makes front end work a lot more like programming -- I like that

    Can you explain this a little bit more? What exactly does not feel like "programming" about frontend? (If you mean framesets and tables for layouting then I agree...)

    I feel sad that I will likely forget it all when I go back to my specialty language.

    What is your specialty language?

    2 votes
  4. Comment on Song lyrics are getting more repetitive, angrier in ~music

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    Excellent point. Yes, I also like prog, though I strongly prefer thrash, death, and melo death with some power metal thrown into the mix, just for fun. What I feel is watered down are the metal...

    Excellent point. Yes, I also like prog, though I strongly prefer thrash, death, and melo death with some power metal thrown into the mix, just for fun. What I feel is watered down are the metal charts. If I want to discover new things, I listen to those. But maybe this is very skewed because core and modern metal is so popular. Or, as I said, it may very well be just an unjustified feeling.

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  5. Comment on Song lyrics are getting more repetitive, angrier in ~music

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    As a metalhead, I definitely contribute to latter trend. I dislike the "more repetitive" part, though. I also feel like modern music sometimes feels like it's watered down (and not only metal, but...

    As a metalhead, I definitely contribute to latter trend. I dislike the "more repetitive" part, though. I also feel like modern music sometimes feels like it's watered down (and not only metal, but also pop). But that may just be me getting old.

    4 votes
  6. Comment on Slay the Spire 2 | Reveal trailer in ~games

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    Oh, this is exciting. I love roguelike deck builders – and StS is the best one out there.

    Oh, this is exciting. I love roguelike deck builders – and StS is the best one out there.

    4 votes
  7. Comment on Noam Chomsky: The false promise of ChatGPT (gifted link) in ~tech

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    I studied linguistics and web technology, and this was a running gag in some linguistics courses... I can't deny that he's had his moments of brilliance, though.

    As expected, he trots out Universal Grammar because what kind of Chomsky opinion piece would it be without at least a passing reference to it, even when it has just about zero relevance.

    I studied linguistics and web technology, and this was a running gag in some linguistics courses... I can't deny that he's had his moments of brilliance, though.

    6 votes
  8. Comment on Germany legalizes recreational cannabis use in ~news

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    Oh, I'm sorry, I thought this was obvious because of the context. I'm German. Thanks for your response, it sounds reasonable. I love Denmark and visit it almost every year and I also feel like...

    "Our" newspapers - where are you from?

    Oh, I'm sorry, I thought this was obvious because of the context. I'm German.

    Thanks for your response, it sounds reasonable. I love Denmark and visit it almost every year and I also feel like most of the Danes are much more open and less conservative than the average German. (Although maybe Berlin and other big cities are the exception here.)

    The German self-understanding is also that we have a pretty progressive and open country. We also have strong social support systems (although we're definitely not a welfare state), are (supposedly) gay-friendly and have a somewhat diverse population. Then again, our population is not that diverse, we have very strong far-right forces in our country, and Germans have a certain "everything is better in Germany" or "this would never have happened in Germany" mentality.

    As for Germany's perception of Denmark, there is usually a lot of respect towards Scandinavian countries in general. Especially your educational system is admired here. However, German newspapers (even those I consider good) tend to mostly report negative things about our smaller neighbours – such as Denmark's recent far-right policies that you have mentioned. (Germany in general seems to be only interested in France and Poland and doesn't pay too much attention to our other neighbours. At least that's the feeling I get when reading the news.)

    2 votes
  9. Comment on Germany legalizes recreational cannabis use in ~news

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    Oh, that surprises me. From our newspapers, I often get the feeling that Denmark is more conservative than Germany. How do you feel about that? Do you think there's some truth to this?

    Oh, that surprises me. From our newspapers, I often get the feeling that Denmark is more conservative than Germany. How do you feel about that? Do you think there's some truth to this?

    3 votes
  10. Comment on What programming/technical projects have you been working on? in ~comp

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    I'm currently writing a tabata/HIIT training app, mostly for myself. It's almost finished, and I really like it so far. What sets it apart from all competitors I found so far is that it's clean....

    I'm currently writing a tabata/HIIT training app, mostly for myself. It's almost finished, and I really like it so far. What sets it apart from all competitors I found so far is that it's clean. It's only got the functionality I actually need. Also, I think it looks nice.

  11. Comment on What are you reading these days? in ~books

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    A Knight Of The Seven Kingdoms by George R. R. Martin. It's much more light-hearted than ASOIAF but has all the elements that make the main series so good. I love it.

    A Knight Of The Seven Kingdoms by George R. R. Martin. It's much more light-hearted than ASOIAF but has all the elements that make the main series so good. I love it.

    1 vote
  12. Comment on Getting tired of Firefox in ~tech

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    I've been using Firefox for years, also with some of those plugins and this has never happened to me before. I'm sorry to hear you're having such issues, but maybe those are caused by your...

    I've been using Firefox for years, also with some of those plugins and this has never happened to me before. I'm sorry to hear you're having such issues, but maybe those are caused by your specific system? Maybe it's one of your plugins? I'm using Firefox on Windows, Mac, Ubuntu Android, and iOS (quite the setup, I know... it's because of my job).

  13. Comment on What irrational video game requirements do you have? in ~games

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    Yes, this one is really annoying. Also, games that require you to play 1h+ to get to another save point.

    lack of pause in a single player game

    Yes, this one is really annoying. Also, games that require you to play 1h+ to get to another save point.

    31 votes
  14. Comment on Tildes Book Club - How is it going? Discussion of Cloud Atlas will begin the second full week in March in ~books

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    This is one of my favorites. I'm looking forward to reading how you folks liked it.

    This is one of my favorites. I'm looking forward to reading how you folks liked it.

    1 vote
  15. Comment on Album of the Week #21: Fiction - Dark Tranquillity in ~music

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    Construct is also a very experimental Album. According to Stanne, it's one of the band's favorites. And I must agree, I think it's just amazing. I understand that not everyone likes Moment, but...

    Construct is also a very experimental Album. According to Stanne, it's one of the band's favorites. And I must agree, I think it's just amazing. I understand that not everyone likes Moment, but what's your problem with We Are The Void? I find it pretty solid.

    I agree with your standout tracks but I would also like to add Empty Me.

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  16. Comment on Album of the Week #21: Fiction - Dark Tranquillity in ~music

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    Dark Tranquillity is one of my all-time favorite bands. Hell, even my username is derived from one of their songs. Fiction is one of those albums that does not feature a single bad or mediocre...

    Dark Tranquillity is one of my all-time favorite bands. Hell, even my username is derived from one of their songs. Fiction is one of those albums that does not feature a single bad or mediocre song and is absolutely worth listening to.

    3 votes
  17. Comment on What are you reading these days? in ~books

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    I really love these posts, it's always so interesting to see what you folks are up to :) Since January, I read the following books... ⭐️⭐️ Rabbits by Terry Miles The setting was interesting, but I...

    I really love these posts, it's always so interesting to see what you folks are up to :)

    Since January, I read the following books...

    ⭐️⭐️ Rabbits by Terry Miles

    The setting was interesting, but I disliked the style as well as the story's conclusion. I wouldn't recommend it.

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ TypeScript Cookook by Stefan Baumgartner

    I think I'm very good at TypeScript, but this book was full of stuff I didn't know. Some examples are hard to follow, that's why I think other TS books are still better. (For example, check out this old blog post by me which mentions two books I like and shows some of the stuff you can learn from them.)

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Your Competent Child - Towards New Basic Values for the Family by Jesper Juul

    I think there's a lot of solid advice for parents in there.

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Tidy First? by Kent Beck

    A great and short book about software development and micro refactorings. I got more out of this than I expected and can absolutely recommend it.

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Prophet Song by Paul Lynch

    I disliked the writing style, but I loved the story. It's a very relevant (fictional) tale of rising fascism in Ireland and raises empathy for refugees.

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Yellowface Song by Rebecca F. Kuang

    Okay, this one was super funny and witty. I won't spoil anything, but you should read this. It's about a girl who steals a dead "friend's" book. It's a nuanced take on plagiarism, racism, and cybermobbing.

    ⭐️⭐️ This Is How You Lose the Time War by Max Gladstone and Amal el-Mohtar

    This book is split up into more traditional narration and letters from one secret agent to another. It sounds much more thrilling than it is. Other people seem to love this book, but I just didn't find it surprising or interesting at all.

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Grokking Algorithms by Aditya Bhargava

    A fun refresher. I wanted to see what all the Fuzz is about, and I must say that I would recommend this book to people trying to get into algorithms. (But there's of course nothing new in here if you're an experienced developer.)

    Aaaand that's it. I think the next book I'll read is George R. R. Martin's Hedge Knight. I'm really looking forward to that one – I love A Song Of Ice And Fire.

    2 votes
  18. Comment on Borderlands | Official trailer in ~movies

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    Your post may sound a little snarky, but I wholeheartedly agree. The first Borderlands games were full of over-the-top humor and harsh, cynic fatalism. This movie is just a cash grab. I mean, Jack...

    Your post may sound a little snarky, but I wholeheartedly agree. The first Borderlands games were full of over-the-top humor and harsh, cynic fatalism. This movie is just a cash grab. I mean, Jack Black as Claptrap could be the dream, but the rest is just... meh.

    4 votes
  19. Comment on how do you manage your personal ssh keys? in ~comp

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    Yes, that's what I use. And I must say, I'm quite happy with it.

    Bitwarden

    Yes, that's what I use. And I must say, I'm quite happy with it.

    6 votes
  20. Comment on Swedish metallers Sabaton have been rejoined by guitarist Thobbe Englund, hot on the heels of Tommy Johansson's departure in ~music

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    Wow, that is amazing news, thanks for sharing. I'm really curious about their new album, Sabaton has always been going strong, and it's a blast to see them live.

    Wow, that is amazing news, thanks for sharing. I'm really curious about their new album, Sabaton has always been going strong, and it's a blast to see them live.

    5 votes