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  1. Is anyone here taking online courses e.g. Udacity, Coursera, Udemy, etc.? I just finished the Udacity AI Programming in Python course not long ago, and it was with a bit of gnashing of teeth...

    Is anyone here taking online courses e.g. Udacity, Coursera, Udemy, etc.? I just finished the Udacity AI Programming in Python course not long ago, and it was with a bit of gnashing of teeth towards the end. :[ The funny thing is, it wasn't (just) because it was technically challenging, but mostly learning-related anxiety and procrastination.

    I'm curious about what others in the Tildes community are learning via massive open online courses (MOOCs), and what you think about them.

    • How have online courses helped your career/personal goals (or did not meet expectations)?
    • What do you think can be done better by these course providers or other entities?

    In a meta-sort of way, I'm building a platform called MindsMatch help other learners finish their online courses faster. We are looking for users to alpha-test if you are interested!

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  2. Comment on A year around the Sierra. in ~creative

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    Great shots! Any thoughts on providing a few descriptors for the location, why/how you took the shot, etc.? Would love to know more about your craft!

    Great shots! Any thoughts on providing a few descriptors for the location, why/how you took the shot, etc.? Would love to know more about your craft!

    2 votes
  3. Comment on Bowel movement: the push to change the way you poo in ~health

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    Did you get the 9 inch or the 7 inch? The 7 inch fits smaller toilets...there's also an "adjustable height" model available now. I just got one last week so did a little bit of research on fitting!

    Did you get the 9 inch or the 7 inch? The 7 inch fits smaller toilets...there's also an "adjustable height" model available now. I just got one last week so did a little bit of research on fitting!

    1 vote
  4. Comment on Medium is a poor choice for blogging in ~tech

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    What alternatives do folks suggest for drawing audiences? I ended up syndicating my content from a wordpress self-hosted site onto Medium, because it seems harder to connect with people without...

    What alternatives do folks suggest for drawing audiences? I ended up syndicating my content from a wordpress self-hosted site onto Medium, because it seems harder to connect with people without leveraging an existing community.

    4 votes
  5. Comment on Detective Pikachu trailer in ~movies

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    Ah yes, the infamous manly voice of Detective Pikachu! Ryan Reynold's chipper voice is in a strange way more fitting to Pikachu's body than the game's voice actor, Kaiji Tang.

    Ah yes, the infamous manly voice of Detective Pikachu! Ryan Reynold's chipper voice is in a strange way more fitting to Pikachu's body than the game's voice actor, Kaiji Tang.

    7 votes
  6. Comment on Initial D. What do you think? in ~anime

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    I never watched the anime, but the arcade game based on Initial D was a huge hit in Malaysia in the early 2000s. The game pops out a player card, so you can continue progress across machines and...

    I never watched the anime, but the arcade game based on Initial D was a huge hit in Malaysia in the early 2000s. The game pops out a player card, so you can continue progress across machines and end up with a neon aura undercarriage, among other upgrades! Here's a YouTube video of someone drifting perfectly through the mountain pass.

  7. Comment on Note-taking, bookmarks, reminders and todos: What do you use to organize your life? in ~life

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    I just discovered Notion! I'm going to try to import my many text files on Dropbox (currently managed using Ulysses) and experiment with it.

    I just discovered Notion! I'm going to try to import my many text files on Dropbox (currently managed using Ulysses) and experiment with it.

    1 vote
  8. Comment on What are you reading these days? #6 in ~books

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    Just finished reading Seveneves by Neal Stephenson. It's a modern take on the post-apocalyptic scenario. I enjoyed how the story took place over the span of thousands of years, to demonstrate the...

    Just finished reading Seveneves by Neal Stephenson. It's a modern take on the post-apocalyptic scenario. I enjoyed how the story took place over the span of thousands of years, to demonstrate the impact a character's action can make given enough time.

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  9. Comment on What is a small thing you can add to a regular dish, that makes it all that much tastier? in ~food

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    Another white pepper-focused recipe is "bak kut teh," (a pork rib soup eaten with rice) for which a Singaporean version requires: A ton of garlic. Maybe two bulbs of it even. A rack of pork ribs...

    Another white pepper-focused recipe is "bak kut teh," (a pork rib soup eaten with rice) for which a Singaporean version requires:

    • A ton of garlic. Maybe two bulbs of it even.
    • A rack of pork ribs sliced into individual ribs
    • A handful of white pepper corns
    • Salt to taste
    Simplified version
    1. Dry toast garlic cloves with skins on and white pepper corns until aromatic
    2. Add to a pot (or a pressure cooker e.g. instant pot if you have one), add pork ribs
    3. Simmer/pressure cook until meat falls off the bone, salt to taste
    More complicated but better version

    For step 2, simmer pork ribs for 5 mins, discard water and rinse the pork ribs to remove coagulated proteins, then add to clean pot with toasted white pepper corns and garlic cloves

    2 votes
  10. Comment on Tech Talk: What's the make & model of your current phone? What do you like about it? Dislike? What phones have you owned in the past? in ~tech

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    Google Pixel 2: my previous Pixel 1 experienced a saltwater-related death (turns out, sneaker waves are more common as tide recedes!) I have owned iPhones in the past, and even tested out the...

    Google Pixel 2: my previous Pixel 1 experienced a saltwater-related death (turns out, sneaker waves are more common as tide recedes!) I have owned iPhones in the past, and even tested out the iPhone XS Max for a day before returning it. I find it hard to "retrain" my brain to the new iOS once I have set up my android OS the way I like it. However, the news about the Pixel 3 just isn't...that compelling to me, as the upgrades are too incremental.

    One feature about the Pixel 2 that may be more nuanced is its weight--I had my iPhone-carrying friend try to hold it, and he was surprised by how light it feels. As a woman with small hands, I appreciate how it doesn't feel like a burden when I hold it!

    4 votes