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  1. Comment on Thailand to give away one million free cannabis plants to households, minister says in ~news

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    Sounds like it's only medical. Recreational will still be illegal, but good progress none the less. It seems like more and more countries are moving to relax their cannabis laws and it really...

    Sounds like it's only medical. Recreational will still be illegal, but good progress none the less.

    It seems like more and more countries are moving to relax their cannabis laws and it really seems like a no brainer. Here in Canada it's been legal for a few years now and it really hasn't been a big deal at all either way. Nothing has really changed for me, except that now I don't have to feel scared that I could be arrested when buying or consuming it.

    Our system still has it's flaws, but it's far and away much better than it used to be.

    7 votes
  2. Comment on Looking for a Simple WYSIWYG Editor for my Blog in ~comp

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    I'm familiar with WordPress and use it for my main blog. I'm building a simple blog platform from scratch and that would be overkill. TinyMCE as others have mentioned was exactly what I was...

    I'm familiar with WordPress and use it for my main blog. I'm building a simple blog platform from scratch and that would be overkill.

    TinyMCE as others have mentioned was exactly what I was looking for. I have since implemented it and it's working perfectly.

    Thanks for the recommendation though.

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  3. Comment on Looking for a Simple WYSIWYG Editor for my Blog in ~comp

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    Yeah, I've been looking through the documentation and it seems like a great option. Simple to implement and customizable. I think the basic code example they have on their docs is really all I...

    Yeah, I've been looking through the documentation and it seems like a great option. Simple to implement and customizable. I think the basic code example they have on their docs is really all I need.

    Thanks.

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  4. Comment on Looking for a Simple WYSIWYG Editor for my Blog in ~comp

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    I've actually used SimpleMDE before on another project. It was great, but I think I want a bit more functionality for this project. I've looked a bit through the docs now and I agree, tinyMCE is...

    I've actually used SimpleMDE before on another project. It was great, but I think I want a bit more functionality for this project.

    I've looked a bit through the docs now and I agree, tinyMCE is exactly what I need. Cheers.

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  5. Comment on Looking for a Simple WYSIWYG Editor for my Blog in ~comp

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    Wanting something simple and bare bones is part of what I'm after. But it's also a programming project so i want to build it myself. That's actually the more important part. I already have a blog...

    Wanting something simple and bare bones is part of what I'm after. But it's also a programming project so i want to build it myself. That's actually the more important part. I already have a blog which runs on WordPress. This is for a side project I'm brainstorming.

    I'm not a non-techie. I can handle most of the programming, I just don't want to build my own wysiwyg editor from the ground up.

    Thanks for the well thought out suggestions, it's just not what I'm looking to do. I probably should have explained it better in my post.

    1 vote
  6. Comment on Looking for a Simple WYSIWYG Editor for my Blog in ~comp

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    Yeah, I was being a little too impatient and dismissive. Thanks for the GitHub link.

    Yeah, I was being a little too impatient and dismissive. Thanks for the GitHub link.

    2 votes
  7. Comment on Looking for a Simple WYSIWYG Editor for my Blog in ~comp

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    ahh, thank you for that. This is exactly the kind of thing I am looking for.

    ahh, thank you for that. This is exactly the kind of thing I am looking for.

    2 votes
  8. Comment on Looking for a Simple WYSIWYG Editor for my Blog in ~comp

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    I saw that one, but moved on when it asked me to set up an account to download it. It definitely looks like the type of thing I'm looking for though. I may have to try it out, I just hate creating...

    I saw that one, but moved on when it asked me to set up an account to download it. It definitely looks like the type of thing I'm looking for though. I may have to try it out, I just hate creating new accounts for things all the time.

    1 vote
  9. Comment on Looking for a Simple WYSIWYG Editor for my Blog in ~comp

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    Thanks for the recommendation, though it's not really what I'm looking for. I want to be able to write posts directly on the site through a textarea.

    Thanks for the recommendation, though it's not really what I'm looking for. I want to be able to write posts directly on the site through a textarea.

    1 vote
  10. Looking for a Simple WYSIWYG Editor for my Blog

    I'm going to be building a simple blog for myself. Partially I just want something really simple and customizable, and also it will be a fun little programming project. I'll be using PHP and mySQL...

    I'm going to be building a simple blog for myself.

    Partially I just want something really simple and customizable, and also it will be a fun little programming project.

    I'll be using PHP and mySQL for the backend. I won't be using any sort of framework as it shouldn't be necessary for a very simple blog. I'm fairly comfortable with JavaScript.

    What I'm imagining is some sort of JavaScript library I can just download, link to my html and then turn a textarea into a simple wysiwyg editor. It could be as simple as a markdown editor or something with a little more features.

    It has to be free. Open source would be a plus.

    If anyone has any recommendations or advice I would be very grateful. Thanks!

    5 votes
  11. Comment on Climate activist Wynn Alan Bruce dies after setting himself on fire outside US Supreme Court on Earth Day in ~enviro

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    I wasn't sure whether to post here, or on ~enviro. I heard about this last night and was surprised it wasn't being talked about more (at least in the places I usually get my news).

    I wasn't sure whether to post here, or on ~enviro. I heard about this last night and was surprised it wasn't being talked about more (at least in the places I usually get my news).

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  12. Comment on Fitness Weekly Discussion in ~health

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    About 2 weeks ago I went to physio for my lower back pain. He prescribed me a set of exercises and stretches to do everyday. Last weekend I woke up with zero back pain for the first time in over a...

    About 2 weeks ago I went to physio for my lower back pain. He prescribed me a set of exercises and stretches to do everyday.

    Last weekend I woke up with zero back pain for the first time in over a year. I could cry, as I honestly wasn't sure I would ever be pain free again. And now I feel stupid for waiting so long to go to physio.

    I haven't had another 100% pain free sleep since, but the pain has been very minor when I feel it and I can usually go back to sleep.

    I definitely didn't expect that kind of improvement so quickly. Hopefully it continues to improve and I can get back into running sooner than later.

    5 votes
  13. Comment on Fitness Weekly Discussion in ~health

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    I had my first physio appointment this week for my lower back pain. The initial assessment was pretty optimistic. Got a new exercise and stretch routine to do everyday. Some of the exercises I was...

    I had my first physio appointment this week for my lower back pain. The initial assessment was pretty optimistic.

    Got a new exercise and stretch routine to do everyday. Some of the exercises I was already doing, but incorrectly, so its good to get that corrected.

    I have to hold off on running for now, but they were pretty confident they could get me into running shape.

    So overall things are feeling pretty positive!

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  14. Comment on Fitness Weekly Discussion in ~health

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    I got another three runs in last week, which felt great. Sadly, my lower back pain has been getting worse and is probably the worst it's been in months. I put two and two together and I think the...

    I got another three runs in last week, which felt great. Sadly, my lower back pain has been getting worse and is probably the worst it's been in months. I put two and two together and I think the running is causing the worsening back pain. It sucks. I was really being cautious and taking it slow, but I guess my body just isn't ready yet.

    This setback made me finally book an appointment with a physiotherapist. I go for my initial assessment in two weeks and I'm really hoping it can help.

    I just feel kind of stuck though. I lost ~45 pounds and am at or close to my ideal weight. Other than my back, I look and feel better than I have in 10+ years. And yet I'm so fragile. Anytime I try to progress, my body says "Nope!"

    2 votes
  15. Comment on Fitness Weekly Discussion in ~health

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    I find myself reading a lot of articles on healthline. Their articles are pretty informative and they usually cite a lot of sources and reference scientific studies.

    I find myself reading a lot of articles on healthline. Their articles are pretty informative and they usually cite a lot of sources and reference scientific studies.

    2 votes
  16. Comment on Fitness Weekly Discussion in ~health

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    I did two runs this week: just 15 minutes alternating between walking for one minute then running for one minute. I'll probably continue this for another week before bumping up the running time,...

    I did two runs this week: just 15 minutes alternating between walking for one minute then running for one minute. I'll probably continue this for another week before bumping up the running time, or whenever it feels right. No pain or stiffness the next day either which is great.

    Unfortunately I just found out my partner was in close contact with someone on Monday who tested positive for COVID yesterday. So now we're just waiting at home for the next while to see if we get it/develop symptoms.

    We're all vaccinated but I'm super anxious about it. So for now I'm just trying not to think about it and hoping to get another run in this week. The weather has been getting more spring-like which is a bit of a mood booster.

    4 votes
  17. Comment on What are your failed hobbies? in ~hobbies

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    What's the difference between this and a drone? Just a different form factor?

    What's the difference between this and a drone? Just a different form factor?

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  18. Comment on Fitness Weekly Discussion in ~health

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    My new running shoes came in the mail early, so I went for my first run on Wednesday and it went great! To start, I'm just walking for 1-2 minutes and then running for 1 minute. So I did about 5...

    My new running shoes came in the mail early, so I went for my first run on Wednesday and it went great!

    To start, I'm just walking for 1-2 minutes and then running for 1 minute. So I did about 5 minutes of total running and 10 minutes of walking. My goal is to work up to 10 minutes of continuous running and 2-3 minutes of walking before and after to warm up and cool down.

    I was expecting to be a little sore the next day, but I really only felt a little stiffness in my calves. I've been stretching them out and so long as the weather permits it, I plan on doing another run this weekend.

    I plan to do about 2 runs a week for the rest of March and hopefully settle into a more consistent routine of 3 runs a week starting April.

    Having measurable goals is really motivating for me. Now that I've pretty much achieved my weight goals its great to have something else to work towards.

    If anyone has experience getting into running, feel free to chime in as to whether this sounds like a good approach or if you have any tips.

    6 votes
  19. Comment on What are your failed hobbies? in ~hobbies

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    Aquariums. I started with a 5 gallon tank and a few mollies and shortly after upgraded to a 30 gallon with different types of fish, shrimp and aquatic plants. It was a lot of fun creating my own...

    Aquariums. I started with a 5 gallon tank and a few mollies and shortly after upgraded to a 30 gallon with different types of fish, shrimp and aquatic plants. It was a lot of fun creating my own little environment, caring for these little creatures and learning their needs. I was really into it and it consumed a lot of my free time for about a year.

    Then my life got busier and I got more lazy with doing the regular maintenance required to keep a healthy environment. It slowly became more of a chore than anything. I continued to take care of them, but if a fish died I wouldn't buy anymore until they were all gone. Then I gave away all my equipment.

    A few years ago I got into growing cannabis indoors. I found that it exercises my curiosity in many of the same ways but doesn't require the same amount of regular work. There's lots to learn but you can make it as simple or complex as you want. It also saves me a lot of money.

    5 votes