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  1. Comment on Recommend chill/background games for my second monitor? in ~games

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    Geo and its sequel Galactic Mining Corp are enjoyable, mindless, time-filler games. I played through both of them relatively recently while watching documentaries and listening to audiobooks. Also...

    Geo and its sequel Galactic Mining Corp are enjoyable, mindless, time-filler games.

    I played through both of them relatively recently while watching documentaries and listening to audiobooks.

    Also Plantera is a cute little idle game.

  2. Comment on Steam Deck and Docking Station now in-stock and available! in ~games

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    EDIT: Old news below! It’s now available for immediate purchase. The process currently is: Reservation ($5 deposit) Confirmation (Valve confirms they have a Deck for you, and you actually follow...

    EDIT: Old news below! It’s now available for immediate purchase.


    The process currently is:

    1. Reservation ($5 deposit)

    2. Confirmation (Valve confirms they have a Deck for you, and you actually follow through with the purchase)

    3. Shipping (usually happens a few days after you’ve made your purchase)

    My husband’s path has been:

    Reservation: Sunday
    Confirmation: Monday
    Shipping: Wednesday
    Expected Arrival: Friday

    3 votes
  3. Comment on Steam Deck and Docking Station now in-stock and available! in ~games

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    His uncle works at Nintendo. 😆 In all seriousness -- I have no idea? I feel bad that yours took so long.

    His uncle works at Nintendo. 😆

    In all seriousness -- I have no idea? I feel bad that yours took so long.

  4. What have you learned from working in tech?

    Question is for our users here who work/worked in the tech industry (in any capacity) or in a techy position in any industry. What have you learned? How did it change you? Previous questions in...

    Question is for our users here who work/worked in the tech industry (in any capacity) or in a techy position in any industry.

    What have you learned?
    How did it change you?


    Previous questions in series:

    What have you learned from...
    ...being a parent?
    ...going through a breakup?
    ...moving to a new place?

    These threads remain open, so feel free to comment on old ones if you have something to add!

    20 votes
  5. Steam Deck and Docking Station now in-stock and available!

    EDIT: It is official! We're happy to announce that with today’s batch of order emails, we have completed our reservation queue. We are now in-stock and Steam Deck is available for purchase! The...

    EDIT: It is official!

    We're happy to announce that with today’s batch of order emails, we have completed our reservation queue. We are now in-stock and Steam Deck is available for purchase!

    The Docking Station is available for purchase now! Learn more about it here, or order one here.


    Previous post:

    I wanted to give everyone here a heads' up that it seems like Valve is through most of its preorders for the Steam Deck, so the delay between reserving one and receiving a confirmation is essentially negligible at this point (unlike the months-long waits of the past).

    Anecdotally: my husband put in a reservation on Sunday and received confirmation on Monday, the next day (US 512GB model).

    Less anecdotally: /r/steamdeck is unofficially confirming this for all queues except the EU 64GB model.

    If you've been waiting out the wait time for a Steam Deck, it looks like your time has come! You should be able to get one almost ASAP moving forward.

    Also, if you're on the fence about it, I cannot recommend it enough. I absolutely love mine.

    15 votes
  6. Comment on Bros fails at the box office as Smile arrives at No. 1 in ~movies

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    Yes! It’s definitely the fault of You Straights™ that the movie grossed… what was it... 5 million dollars?! In only three days?! Is that what we’re calling a “flop” now? In all seriousness,...

    Yes! It’s definitely the fault of You Straights™ that the movie grossed… what was it... 5 million dollars?! In only three days?! Is that what we’re calling a “flop” now?

    In all seriousness, inflammatory takes on Twitter are often just marketing at this point. Those tweets are probably Eichner trying to get headline coverage for his film, and they are almost certainly working as intended.

    8 votes
  7. Comment on What have you learned from moving to a new place? in ~talk

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    I used to pride myself on what I thought was a lean, minimalist attitude towards accumulating stuff, but every move I’ve ever done has humbled me to the point of embarrassment. How do I end up...

    I always have too much stuff.

    I used to pride myself on what I thought was a lean, minimalist attitude towards accumulating stuff, but every move I’ve ever done has humbled me to the point of embarrassment.

    How do I end up with so much stuff? Especially when so little of it sparks joy?!

    I had lived in about as many places as I was aged in years in my early 20s.

    Wow. I thought I moved a lot! Every time I’ve moved I’ve always gone through the same cycle of “I don’t fit in here” → “I’m homesick” → “I’m finally feeling more rooted here and it’s starting to feel more like ‘home’” → “Well, I’m moving again…” → “I don’t fit in here” → and so on.

    I hope you’re feeling more centered in your current location.

    3 votes
  8. Comment on Timasomo 2022: Roll Call in ~creative.timasomo

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    I'm going to dive into gamedev! And by dive in, I mean put on some floaties and very slowly wade into the shallow end of the pool. I'm going to start with Godot's Step by Step and Your first 2D...

    I'm going to dive into gamedev!

    And by dive in, I mean put on some floaties and very slowly wade into the shallow end of the pool.

    I'm going to start with Godot's Step by Step and Your first 2D game tutorials and see where they take me. I have no idea what a full month plan for this would even look like as I'm stumbling around in the dark with the dimmest of flashlights at the moment, but I'm hoping that will become more clear as I start to gain greater understanding of the engine and just basic gamedev stuff in general.

    Ultimately, I would like to be able to have some sort of 2D game prototype by the end of the month -- something that might resemble some of the tutorials I've followed, but also something that at least has some of my own ideas/fingerprints/implementation in it. I'm under no illusions that I'll actually be able to make a full-fat game by then -- much less a good one -- but if I can have some code I wrote run things on my screen, I'll be happy.

    13 votes
  9. Comment on Photos: Hurricane Ian leaves path of destruction in ~enviro

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    Update: family in Charleston is okay, which is good. I’ve been a bit frustrated with them because they were actually vacationing there and could have left at any time during the “a slowly-moving,...

    Update: family in Charleston is okay, which is good.

    I’ve been a bit frustrated with them because they were actually vacationing there and could have left at any time during the “a slowly-moving, gigantic hurricane with devastatingly destructive power is moving right towards you” advance warning window. They even had what happened in the Caribbean and Florida to look at and still chose to stay.

    I understand the choice is very different for someone who lives in its path, but they were on vacation, so I was both frustrated with their decision to stay but also very worried about them.

    Nevertheless, right now, I’m happy they’re alright.

    6 votes
  10. Comment on Timasomo 2022: Roll Call in ~creative.timasomo

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    Very cool idea. Whenever I need to go to reddit, I use r.nf which is a libreddit instance. I originally used it not because it was private but because I simply liked the interface better. It’s...

    Very cool idea. Whenever I need to go to reddit, I use r.nf which is a libreddit instance. I originally used it not because it was private but because I simply liked the interface better. It’s especially good on mobile, where new reddit is awful unless you install an app, and old reddit isn’t that great.

    If I’m understanding your extensions correctly, it sounds like I could just have a rule to redirect reddit.com to r.nf all the time? And any reddit links that get clicked auto open on r.nf? If so, that sounds awesome.

    4 votes
  11. Comment on Timasomo 2022: Roll Call in ~creative.timasomo

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    You and @Bauke are eagle-eyed! Thanks for finding my errors. I was certain I had fixed all of them, but clearly that wasn’t the case. 😆

    PS The rules section still references November, just fyi~

    You and @Bauke are eagle-eyed! Thanks for finding my errors. I was certain I had fixed all of them, but clearly that wasn’t the case. 😆

    5 votes
  12. Timasomo 2022: Roll Call

    Posting in this thread is your official entry into Timasomo. Let everyone know what your actual plans are -- what are you going to make? Once the date turns over to October 1st wherever you are in...

    Posting in this thread is your official entry into Timasomo.

    Let everyone know what your actual plans are -- what are you going to make?

    Once the date turns over to October 1st wherever you are in the world, feel free to start creating!


    FAQs

    What is Timasomo really though?

    Timasomo is a chance to create something/anything!

    There are no restrictions on what you can choose to make.

    The best way to get a feel for Timasomo is to check out the previous showcase threads:
    2021 Showcase
    2020 Showcase
    2019 Showcase

    These showcases are the culminating event of Timasomo -- a public gallery of participants' creations. Each item in the showcases was a project that community members chose to complete for the event.

    In the weeks leading up to the showcase, discussion threads will be posted where people can share their progress.

    Can I participate?

    Yes! Timasomo is open to anyone on Tildes! Please make sure you are subscribed to ~creative.timasomo.

    The greater Tildes community is also encouraged to participate in discussion threads even if you are not actively working towards a creative goal. This is meant to be an inclusive community event -- all are welcome!

    If you are interested in participating but do not have a Tildes login, please e-mail the invite request address here for an invite to the community.

    How do I sign up?

    Make sure you are subscribed to ~creative.timasomo.

    On October 1st, there will be a Roll Call thread. By posting your plans to participate in that thread, you have formally signed up for Timasomo!

    Didn't it used to be in November?

    Yes. Timasomo was originally inspired by NaNoWriMo, the National Novel Writing Month, which takes place in November.

    Initially, I wanted people participating in NaNoWriMo to be able to share their work with Timasomo as well. Over the past three years, however, no participant has publicly submitted any work from NaNoWriMo to Timasomo. Instead, Timasomo has gained its own identity independent of NaNoWriMo.

    Many participants from previous years have shared that October would be a better month for them personally, so we moved the event to October this year.

    Also, the event was so fantastically popular that it regularly upstaged American Thanksgiving, thus we only felt it fair that Canadian Thanksgiving be targeted as well.

    What are the rules?

    Timasomo is self-driven and its goals are self-selected.

    On October 1st, participants will commit to a creative project (or projects) that they plan to complete within the month of October.

    There is no restriction on the methods/products of creativity: writing, painting, code, food, photos, crafts, songs -- if it's creative expression for you, it works for Timasomo!

    Though most will be participating individually, collaborations are welcome too!

    What is the schedule?

    Timasomo begins October 1st and ends October 31st.

    All creative output towards your goal(s) should be confined to this time.

    This week prior to the start of October is for planning. There will be a few days at the beginning of November given to "finishing touches" before we have our final thread, which will be a showcase of all the completed works.

    Below are the dates that I will be posting weekly threads:

    Saturday, October 1, 2022: Roll Call Thread
    Saturday, October 8, 2022: Update Thread #1
    Saturday, October 15, 2022: Update Thread #2
    Saturday, October 22, 2022: Update Thread #3
    Saturday, October 29, 2022: Final Update Thread
    Saturday, November 5, 2022: Timasomo Showcase Thread

    Do I have to share my creation(s) publicly?

    Tildes is a privacy-respecting site, and you are not obligated to share your creation here if you do not want to. We'd still love to hear about it though, if you're willing to share process and details!

    Is it Timasomo or TiMaSoMo?

    Either.

    I personally use "Timasomo" because I think it looks cleaner and because too much time on the internet has made my brain incapable of reading "TiMaSoMo" as anything other than sarcasm, but go with whichever you prefer.

    The best option, however, is “𝑻𝑰𝑴𝑨𝑺𝑶𝑴𝑶” for reasons that are self-evident.

    16 votes
  13. Comment on One month with Kagi search in ~tech

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    I agree, but then again, I literally have no actual knowledge upon which to base that. One thing I’ve tried to do over time is uncouple my pricing expectations from services that are subsidized by...

    I agree, but then again, I literally have no actual knowledge upon which to base that.

    One thing I’ve tried to do over time is uncouple my pricing expectations from services that are subsidized by advertising. It’s what makes me okay with paying for Fastmail even though Gmail is free.

    With something like that though, I can compare different providers to get a ballpark estimate of what’s reasonable. With Kagi, however, I have no point of reference whatsoever for what it costs to process searches because I don’t know of any other search engines that you have to pay for.

    Does it actually cost them that much, or am I getting fleeced? I have no idea.

    EDIT: Did some searching and it seems there is a competitor in the same space: Neeva. Their price is $5 per month.

    3 votes
  14. Comment on Announcing Tildes' Make Something Month (Timasomo) for 2022! in ~tildes

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    𝑻𝑰𝑴𝑨𝑺𝑶𝑴𝑶 𝑺𝑾𝑬𝑨𝑻𝑬𝑹 I love it.

    𝑻𝑰𝑴𝑨𝑺𝑶𝑴𝑶 𝑺𝑾𝑬𝑨𝑻𝑬𝑹

    I love it.

    4 votes
  15. Comment on Announcing Tildes' Make Something Month (Timasomo) for 2022! in ~tildes

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    Good point. Also, we’ve got the new group this year, so I’m thinking keeping it all under one roof is best.

    Good point. Also, we’ve got the new group this year, so I’m thinking keeping it all under one roof is best.

    3 votes
  16. Comment on Photos: Hurricane Ian leaves path of destruction in ~enviro

  17. Comment on Photos: Hurricane Ian leaves path of destruction in ~enviro

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    I hope our users here from Florida are safe. I have some family currently in South Carolina that I’m worried about.

    I hope our users here from Florida are safe. I have some family currently in South Carolina that I’m worried about.

    6 votes
  18. What have you learned from moving to a new place?

    "New place" can be a small move to a new apartment down the street or a big move to a completely different city/country/continent. What did you learn? How did it change you? Previous questions in...

    "New place" can be a small move to a new apartment down the street or a big move to a completely different city/country/continent.

    What did you learn?
    How did it change you?


    Previous questions in series:

    What have you learned from...
    ...being a parent?
    ...going through a breakup?

    12 votes
  19. Comment on Stadia is shutting down in ~games

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    Stadia always gave me over-before-it-started vibes, but I know we had some users here who liked it. Sad day for them. Outside of Stadia, what does the streaming gaming landscape look like at the...

    Stadia always gave me over-before-it-started vibes, but I know we had some users here who liked it. Sad day for them.

    Outside of Stadia, what does the streaming gaming landscape look like at the moment?

    10 votes