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  1. Comment on File Syncing Software in 2020 in ~comp

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    For desktop, what it lacks is a convenient "integration" with DEs. Official desktop client is the web interfaces.

    For desktop, what it lacks is a convenient "integration" with DEs. Official desktop client is the web interfaces.

  2. Comment on File Syncing Software in 2020 in ~comp

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    Official frontend is the web view. Which is a bit much for "just works" crowd, agreed. But by god is it nothing short of magic. For years I searched for something that will prefer local network...

    Official frontend is the web view. Which is a bit much for "just works" crowd, agreed. But by god is it nothing short of magic.

    For years I searched for something that will prefer local network for sync whenever available, but will work over internet regardless. With terrible ISPs and tiny mobile data, syncing multi-dozen GB of photos and music and other shit is just not an option. Backups in my country are pretty much disparate thumb drives and external HDDs due to cost/availability of network.

    Syncthing finally brought me in 21st century.

    1 vote
  3. Comment on File Syncing Software in 2020 in ~comp

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    Yeah, 1 and 2 are total miss, but 3 hit the bulls eye. Jobs said it better, "Feature, not a Product"

    Yeah, 1 and 2 are total miss, but 3 hit the bulls eye. Jobs said it better, "Feature, not a Product"

    1 vote
  4. Comment on File Syncing Software in 2020 in ~comp

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    Setup process can be alien for first time, but its only required once. And it is easy and minimal after that, as it goes. Speaking with couple of years of experience. Hell, I have couple of...

    Setup process can be alien for first time, but its only required once. And it is easy and minimal after that, as it goes. Speaking with couple of years of experience.

    Hell, I have couple of folders shared with friends where we regularly drop stuff for each other. Kinda like digital postbox, all private and p2p. Mostly because setting up and maintaining nextcloud isn't feasible for either of us ATM.

    3 votes
  5. Comment on Toward a "modern" Emacs in ~comp

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    Org-journal. With a single keystroke, you get a clean tidy org file for the day you are at. Older journal files are another keystroke away, in nice chronological order. This is first step into...

    Org-journal. With a single keystroke, you get a clean tidy org file for the day you are at. Older journal files are another keystroke away, in nice chronological order.

    This is first step into org-mode and taking daily notes with it. Over time you'll keep discovering more stuff as and when you find need, and then natural progression will tale you to the skies.

    1 vote
  6. Comment on What have you been watching / reading this week? (Anime/Manga) in ~anime

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    I will be starting either Gintama or Sket dance. Haven't decided yet, but any comments welcome. Apart from that, I'm going through all the remaining Studio Ghibli movies that somehow slipped my...

    I will be starting either Gintama or Sket dance. Haven't decided yet, but any comments welcome. Apart from that, I'm going through all the remaining Studio Ghibli movies that somehow slipped my last binge.

    2 votes
  7. Comment on Notifications, replies, and context in ~tildes

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    Let me introduce to the concept of Cognitive Dissonance. jk, thank you, I'll update my use of phrase going forward.

    Let me introduce to the concept of Cognitive Dissonance.

    jk, thank you, I'll update my use of phrase going forward.

    1 vote
  8. Comment on I can't make it any clearer. Any advice? in ~comp

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    Your management is a smart one then. I have half a dozen folders and double that rules in outlook to filter out the crap every unique snowflake of a department sends company wide, and some still...

    Your management is a smart one then. I have half a dozen folders and double that rules in outlook to filter out the crap every unique snowflake of a department sends company wide, and some still slip through to inbox.

    Staff-wide mails can turn into slippery slope, so in this case, I'm not sure what else can be done. Maybe try those pesky Windows Notifications MS uses to nag about various pre-loaded bs. You can have them just like mails and include link to intranet post. Put them to actual good use for once. Not sure how that can be done technically though, just a suggestion.

    2 votes
  9. Comment on Edge-like vertical tabs in Vivaldi browser in ~comp

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    I see you're a man of culture as well.. Looks pretty amazing. I will switch to it on personal machine immediately. Work machine will have to wait until a forced windows fucking update borks my...

    CK3

    I see you're a man of culture as well..
    Looks pretty amazing. I will switch to it on personal machine immediately. Work machine will have to wait until a forced windows fucking update borks my carefully arranged tab state yet again.

    1 vote
  10. Comment on Edge-like vertical tabs in Vivaldi browser in ~comp

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    Thanks. Tree Tabs looks very interesting. Session export and import is something I have wanted for a long time but none of the extensions have worked well enough so far. I will try it out for a...

    Thanks. Tree Tabs looks very interesting. Session export and import is something I have wanted for a long time but none of the extensions have worked well enough so far. I will try it out for a couple of weeks and reply here for future reference.

    1 vote
  11. Comment on Ludwig Göransson has won the 2020 Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Original Dramatic Score) on The Mandalorian – the composer's first Emmy in ~tv

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    I've enjoyed his music since Community. Glad to know he's climbing ever higher.

    I've enjoyed his music since Community. Glad to know he's climbing ever higher.

    3 votes
  12. Comment on Notifications, replies, and context in ~tildes

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    To be devil's advocate, I enjoy replying to comments from notification itself. To increase context, we can have a collapsed by default parent comment. That should save more clicks and scrolls...

    To be devil's advocate, I enjoy replying to comments from notification itself.

    To increase context, we can have a collapsed by default parent comment. That should save more clicks and scrolls while still having the convenience of quick conversation.

    1 vote
  13. Comment on Edge-like vertical tabs in Vivaldi browser in ~comp

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    For Firefox I use Tree Style Tabs extension. It not only has a sidebar with vertical tab list, it has a tree interface with child and parent tabs. Biggest benefit is I get a clear visual...

    For Firefox I use Tree Style Tabs extension. It not only has a sidebar with vertical tab list, it has a tree interface with child and parent tabs.

    Biggest benefit is I get a clear visual representation of which tab originated from which else, thus easy to keep track of a sprawling tab structure when on a feature hunt. It is also one click to close all the tree with child tabs. I usually have one jura ticket as a parent and everything relevant with it as children. When the ticket is closed, entire tree is dismissed with a single click.

    7 votes
  14. Comment on I can't make it any clearer. Any advice? in ~comp

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    Do you know how many times I read our intranet? Zero. If its not in an email sent multiple times over multiple weeks, I don't know about it. It is not about being a dick, which I can be sometimes,...

    Do you know how many times I read our intranet? Zero. If its not in an email sent multiple times over multiple weeks, I don't know about it. It is not about being a dick, which I can be sometimes, but it is about being so overwhelmed with a million other things, that this stuff that usually just works, slips mind.

    Email and multiple reminders. As the other commented said, this will cut down your requests by 75% or more. It also makes more likely that a confused user gets instructions from someone else within the team who might have noticed the mails.

    26 votes
  15. Comment on What keyboard do you use? in ~tech

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    Hey! Maybe your review will sway my opinion the other way! This thing is costing a significant amount here. Enough to have to plan for it. So I'll gobble up every bit of information I find until...

    Hey! Maybe your review will sway my opinion the other way! This thing is costing a significant amount here. Enough to have to plan for it.

    So I'll gobble up every bit of information I find until then :)

    1 vote
  16. Comment on What keyboard do you use? in ~tech

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    Thank you. After some more research, I'm going to go with Ducky. Model M will have to wait. Mechanical keyboards.com doesn't seem to ship to India. If you know of anyone who ships down here, I can...

    Thank you. After some more research, I'm going to go with Ducky. Model M will have to wait.

    Mechanical keyboards.com doesn't seem to ship to India. If you know of anyone who ships down here, I can order one. Otherwise I'll have to open reddit again.

    1 vote
  17. Comment on What keyboard do you use? in ~tech

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    I feel the pain. I am confused between Ducky One 2 and Model M/Classic. Also unsure on whether to get one with backlight. But getting one shipped to India is not going to be cheap.

    I feel the pain. I am confused between Ducky One 2 and Model M/Classic.

    Also unsure on whether to get one with backlight. But getting one shipped to India is not going to be cheap.

    2 votes
  18. Comment on What keyboard do you use? in ~tech

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    I'm looking to buy one, as its one of few cheap enough (relatively speaking) mechanical keyboards for me. Please post a review once you've gotten used to it.

    I'm looking to buy one, as its one of few cheap enough (relatively speaking) mechanical keyboards for me.

    Please post a review once you've gotten used to it.

    2 votes
  19. Comment on Ask Tildes: I'm looking for (FOSS? Self-hosted?) photo manager software in ~comp

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    Edit: After properly reading the post, I interpreted wrong. Feel free to ignore this comment. Original: I wholeheartedly recommend Digikam. I sync my photos using Syncthing, and then use Digikam...

    Edit: After properly reading the post, I interpreted wrong. Feel free to ignore this comment.

    Original:
    I wholeheartedly recommend Digikam. I sync my photos using Syncthing, and then use Digikam for deduplication, tagging, sorting and everything inbetween.

    They recently released a major update that uses local neural networks for face detection. 100% FLOSS and 200% awesome.

    1 vote
  20. Comment on Phosphine discovered in Venus' atmosphere, which could be evidence of microbial life in ~space

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    Agreed, it is a big deal. But the title doesn't have to be clickbait. HN title is "Signs of life found on Venus" or something like that. It is much less ambiguous, it is much less clickbait-y and...

    Agreed, it is a big deal. But the title doesn't have to be clickbait. HN title is "Signs of life found on Venus" or something like that. It is much less ambiguous, it is much less clickbait-y and still intriguing.

    Let's not make Tildes the next old thing, we're going to have discussion because the topic is interesting to us, not because the headline was eye-catching.

    5 votes