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  1. Comment on Tech workers are paying $75K for leg-lengthening surgery in ~health

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    Wow, what you wrote hit me hard. I'm in a similar situation, and hadn't even considered how remote work might have evened the odds in this way.

    Wow, what you wrote hit me hard. I'm in a similar situation, and hadn't even considered how remote work might have evened the odds in this way.

    3 votes
  2. Comment on Looking for a specific map app on iOS in ~tech

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    Really glad to be able to help :) When I read your post I had to respond because it seemed like it was a good fit, and it's not an easy app to find. I'm glad it was what you wanted. Regarding the...

    Really glad to be able to help :) When I read your post I had to respond because it seemed like it was a good fit, and it's not an easy app to find. I'm glad it was what you wanted.

    Regarding the price and exchange rate, that stinks. If it helps, like I said, I am happy with my purchase, especially as a one-time buy. When I was looking up info to write my comment, I was pleasantly surprised to discover that the app has gone from v1 to v3 over the years and that I had never noticed because all the updates were free, which is great considering I would have considered it more than fair to pay for new versions.

    Anyhow, hope you can find a deal or something to lighten the price a little, and that you get to enjoy the app. Cheers!

    3 votes
  3. Comment on Looking for a specific map app on iOS in ~tech

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    I would recommend Fog of World. It's available for iOS and seems like it's in beta on Android. (I'm just a user.) I think it does what you want based on your description, and I've used it...
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    I would recommend Fog of World. It's available for iOS and seems like it's in beta on Android. (I'm just a user.) I think it does what you want based on your description, and I've used it similarly, to encourage myself to explore new places.

    The app shows a map covered with a partially-transparent Fog of War similar to what you would see in an RTS game map. As you walk around, the fog around you up to a certain radius is removed, so you can see where you've already traveled and where you haven't. You hit a red button to start recording your movement, hit the button again to stop.

    Things like I about the app are that it's made by a small dev team (maybe just one person) with regular, quality updates and the app is reasonably good about data ownership and privacy practices:

    • No user accounts
    • All data is local by default
    • Options to sync via standard services like iCloud or Dropbox
    • Data import - not sure what trying to export usable data is like

    Fair warning, the app does eat battery at relatively quick pace because of the constant GPS and data saving, so I usually make sure I bring a portable battery pack if I'm planning on using the app for many hours like while traveling in a new country. I'm not sure of the actual pace of energy use but a few hours isn't a problem, but a whole day probably would be.

    Also, it seems like the pricing has increased significantly (now $25 on iOS App Store) from what I purchased it at just after its release. I would probably pay that amount now considering the mileage I've gotten out of it, but YMMV. It's a for-real one-time purchase, so at least it's not a subscription!

    4 votes
  4. Comment on Tildes Game Giveaway Thread: June/July 2022 in ~games

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    Sent via PM. It's a golden oldie, such a good game. I'm looking forward to playing Psychonauts 2 :) Have fun!

    Sent via PM. It's a golden oldie, such a good game. I'm looking forward to playing Psychonauts 2 :) Have fun!

    3 votes
  5. Comment on Tildes Game Giveaway Thread: June/July 2022 in ~games

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    Hope you like it, I had a lot of fun with the game :)

    Hope you like it, I had a lot of fun with the game :)

    3 votes
  6. Comment on Tildes Game Giveaway Thread: June/July 2022 in ~games

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    Cool, I sent you the key via PM.

    Cool, I sent you the key via PM.

    4 votes
  7. Comment on Tildes Game Giveaway Thread: June/July 2022 in ~games

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    Oh, endless cache of unplayed games, how I know thee well. :P

    Oh, endless cache of unplayed games, how I know thee well. :P

    2 votes
  8. Comment on Tildes Game Giveaway Thread: June/July 2022 in ~games

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    Yep, @aditya, I'd be happy to gift you a copy of Slay the Spire if you want it!

    Another user beat you to it, unfortunately.

    Yep, @aditya, I'd be happy to gift you a copy of Slay the Spire if you want it!

    3 votes
  9. Comment on Tildes Game Giveaway Thread: June/July 2022 in ~games

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    Sent via PM, hope you like it!

    Sent via PM, hope you like it!

    3 votes
  10. Comment on Setting up a NAS as a first timer? in ~tech

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    Feel free to PM me if you have any questions about Cloudbox, I've been running and tuning Cloudbox instances for the past few years and am pretty happy with the results. Also the Cloudbox Discord...

    Feel free to PM me if you have any questions about Cloudbox, I've been running and tuning Cloudbox instances for the past few years and am pretty happy with the results. Also the Cloudbox Discord is pretty active and helpful.

    2 votes
  11. Comment on Tildes Game Giveaway Thread: June/July 2022 in ~games

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    Hits too close to home :P Thanks for organizing this giveaway!

    my ridiculous habit of buying every game deal under the sun is actually YOUR gain!

    Hits too close to home :P Thanks for organizing this giveaway!

    1 vote
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  13. Comment on Tildes Game Giveaway Thread: June/July 2022 in ~games

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    Giveaway Rules: First-come, first serve. Post as a reply to this comment. Limit one game per user. Platform: Steam (keys sent via PM) No restrictions beyond this, but I would enjoy hearing what...

    Giveaway Rules: First-come, first serve. Post as a reply to this comment. Limit one game per user.
    Platform: Steam (keys sent via PM)

    No restrictions beyond this, but I would enjoy hearing what you think of the game after playing! I've played all of these games, so I hope other people get to enjoy them too :)

    Game List
    • BioShock Remastered
    • Grim Fandango Remastered
    • Psychonauts
    • Slay the Spire
    • System Shock: Enhanced Edition
    • This War of Mine
    3 votes
  14. Comment on Setting up a NAS as a first timer? in ~tech

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    I would suggest trying out Cloudbox, which will give you a good base to build off of for a media and file server: https://github.com/Cloudbox/Cloudbox/wiki The setup will take a bit to walk...

    I would suggest trying out Cloudbox, which will give you a good base to build off of for a media and file server: https://github.com/Cloudbox/Cloudbox/wiki

    The setup will take a bit to walk through but isn't too complicated, but the community support is quite good.

    3 votes
  15. Comment on Recommendations for Universal Game Launcher for Windows PC in ~games

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    If you haven't, take a gander at some of the add-ons, I found the deduper and Search Collection useful, but there are a bunch to look through: https://playnite.link/addons.html

    If you haven't, take a gander at some of the add-ons, I found the deduper and Search Collection useful, but there are a bunch to look through: https://playnite.link/addons.html

    3 votes
  16. Comment on Looking for recommendations for self-hostable static blog software in ~comp

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    Good points, control of data and output are big selling points. Thanks for your input.

    Good points, control of data and output are big selling points. Thanks for your input.

  17. Comment on Looking for recommendations for self-hostable static blog software in ~comp

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    I haven't used 11ty and I'm shopping around for a new SSG, could you explain what makes it more future-proof than other SSGs?

    I haven't used 11ty and I'm shopping around for a new SSG, could you explain what makes it more future-proof than other SSGs?

    1 vote
  18. Comment on Where do I start with _____? in ~talk

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    Thanks for the reply! I'll check out the book and link, thank you.

    Thanks for the reply! I'll check out the book and link, thank you.

    1 vote
  19. Comment on Where do I start with _____? in ~talk

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    Thanks for your reply! Do you have any other recommendations for resources for updating statistics knowledge? I'm a software engineer and want to do more ML and generally data science stuff but...

    Thanks for your reply! Do you have any other recommendations for resources for updating statistics knowledge? I'm a software engineer and want to do more ML and generally data science stuff but haven't done anything with stats since a basics stats class in undergrad.

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

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    These are not very technically-complex, but are programming-related: I released an updated version of the Waggle Dance, a guide to learning programming I wrote to help others. I released the first...

    These are not very technically-complex, but are programming-related:

    1. I released an updated version of the Waggle Dance, a guide to learning programming I wrote to help others.
    2. I released the first version of the Rust Starter Pack, which is a collection of resources to help people learn Rust.

    I am using both of these resources to help teach and mentor members of a free and open hacker/programmer collective I founded called the Electric Hive.

    4 votes