hoytschermerhorn's recent activity

  1. Comment on When do you use a VPN? in ~tech

  2. Comment on People of Tildes, what apps and programs do you use regularly on your PC? in ~tech

    hoytschermerhorn Link Parent
    If you're in the Apple ecosystem, I've been using & have become a big fan of Bear over these last few months. It syncs using iCloud across Mac, iPad, iPhone, etc., and has amazing hotkey support.

    If you're in the Apple ecosystem, I've been using & have become a big fan of Bear over these last few months. It syncs using iCloud across Mac, iPad, iPhone, etc., and has amazing hotkey support.

    2 votes
  3. Comment on The golden age of YouTube is over - The platform was built on the backs of independent creators, but now YouTube is abandoning them for more traditional content in ~tech

    hoytschermerhorn Link Parent
    It's been over as a community or "thing" for years, but as a consumer it's no less useful and arguably better than ever in terms of sheer volume of content. To quote a 3 year old comment from...

    It's been over as a community or "thing" for years, but as a consumer it's no less useful and arguably better than ever in terms of sheer volume of content.

    To quote a 3 year old comment from /r/nyc that I saved ages ago:

    This is the degeneration of culture, and it happens all the time - it's just a feature of culture itself as the occupants and entrants of it grow larger and more outside entrance displaces self perpetuity.

    It's why middle America freaks out over mass illegal immigration and the fact that white people won't be a majority in 20 years and Spanish is everywhere in consumer markets, it's why people mourn CBGB closing, it's why people get salty over "cultural appropriation"

    Identity (as a material and social thing) is a big deal, and defined identities get that way through being exclusive, and yet people want identities - so they try getting them by adopting that which came before or was discovered elsewhere and "ruin it", etc.

    Happens all the time, it'll keep happening, too."

    3 votes
  4. Comment on Brexit: Theresa May vows to stand down after deal is passed in ~news

    hoytschermerhorn Link Parent
    As an American who has struggled to keep up with the torrent of news, this to me is one of the greatest ironies. Also who can forget Boris Johnson's shirking of responsibilities?

    As an American who has struggled to keep up with the torrent of news, this to me is one of the greatest ironies. Also who can forget Boris Johnson's shirking of responsibilities?

    5 votes
  5. Comment on How did you come across Tildes? in ~talk

    hoytschermerhorn (edited ) Link Parent
    I find Tildes to be a more enjoyable Hacker News. I work in a specialized tech role, and don't find the vast majority of HN articles interesting / relevant. That said I've historically gone to HN...

    I find Tildes to be a more enjoyable Hacker News. I work in a specialized tech role, and don't find the vast majority of HN articles interesting / relevant. That said I've historically gone to HN for the insightful comments. I'm finding that more & more, Tildes scratches both my itches -- great articles & insightful comments. To me, Reddit has become a place that I browse when I'm on the toilet looking to kill a few minutes; Tildes is where I come when I really want to dive into "the internet" and maybe learn a thing or two.

    15 votes
  6. Comment on At Blind, a security lapse revealed private complaints from Silicon Valley employees in ~tech

    hoytschermerhorn Link Parent
    I’m a blind member and think it’s a great way to stay informed of deep company gossip: reorgs, execs leaving, etc. before those events are officially announced. I would never leak information /...

    I’m a blind member and think it’s a great way to stay informed of deep company gossip: reorgs, execs leaving, etc. before those events are officially announced. I would never leak information / talk negatively about my employer for fear of being caught though.

    4 votes
  7. Comment on Apple Watch's ECG feature is already proving its worth in ~tech

    hoytschermerhorn Link Parent
    Samsung’s (maybe other android phones too) have been doing this for a few years. I’d bet big money that Apple will include a sensor upgrade in next year’s version.

    Samsung’s (maybe other android phones too) have been doing this for a few years. I’d bet big money that Apple will include a sensor upgrade in next year’s version.