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  1. Comment on Is Catalina a good upgrade yet? in ~tech

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    Holy hand grenades! I just checked out brackets and wait, hold up. I can click on an ID in html and it will jump to the relevant parts in my css? Where has this been all my life? Or a better...

    Holy hand grenades! I just checked out brackets and wait, hold up. I can click on an ID in html and it will jump to the relevant parts in my css? Where has this been all my life? Or a better question might be, which cave have I been hiding myself in all these years? I had been using the "find" feature in Dreamweaver and often pulling my hair out to navigate to the css code that was controlling the desired element.

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  2. Comment on Is Catalina a good upgrade yet? in ~tech

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    It's crazy how as I have gotten older, I've become a dinosaur. Use it or lose it definitely applies to web development and software updates. I was using Dreamweaver out of habit. I like to see the...

    It's crazy how as I have gotten older, I've become a dinosaur. Use it or lose it definitely applies to web development and software updates. I was using Dreamweaver out of habit. I like to see the html and I've learned a lot by pulling apart css templates and snatching bits from ww3 online. I save out my changes and open the local file with Firefox to check for errors before uploading to my hosting service. All of these recommendations make me think its time I invest a few hours into teaching myself new tricks and joining the modern world!

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  3. Comment on Is Catalina a good upgrade yet? in ~tech

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    That's great. I'm going to look into all of them. I knew I could count on Tildes to find an educated answer. Thank you for your suggestions.

    That's great. I'm going to look into all of them. I knew I could count on Tildes to find an educated answer. Thank you for your suggestions.

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  4. Comment on Is Catalina a good upgrade yet? in ~tech

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    I finally upgraded 2 days ago. The only thing I got smacked on was when I discovered I had been using Dreamweaver CS5 to update a few websites I manage. I don't do a ton of work with it, and so it...

    I finally upgraded 2 days ago. The only thing I got smacked on was when I discovered I had been using Dreamweaver CS5 to update a few websites I manage. I don't do a ton of work with it, and so it never occurred to me that this could become a nuisance. Any suggestions on a decent html/css editor? (I've been accustomed to entering html elements by typing them in manually, like a psychopath, for years, but I'm open to other editing interfaces).

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  5. Comment on What is something for which you feel unfairly judged? in ~talk

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    My job could be classified under "mysticism". I hate when it comes up in conversation, "What do you do?" I cringe. Sometimes I go straight in for it. And I'd say a good 50% straight away react...

    My job could be classified under "mysticism". I hate when it comes up in conversation, "What do you do?" I cringe. Sometimes I go straight in for it. And I'd say a good 50% straight away react poorly. Confused, quiet, shifting awkwardly. It's basically a conversation-ender. About 25% react severely, leaping instantly into name-calling, assumptions, and insinuations, even if they just met me. The other 25% react with surprise and interest and the topic monopolizes the remainder of the conversation. I'm not a big fan of any one of those reactions and so to this day, after 20 years, I still sometimes lie when asked about what I do. "Grahic designer" is a nice way to defuse the topic and move along. I'm actually a psychic medium. My story is long and my experiences are many. Just wanted to write to let you know that there's other people living in this world who have had mystical experiences. Alas, it cannot be told or explained properly to anyone. The only people who could even begin to understand are those who have also had their own first-hand experiences. Minus that, and the reactions to your story will likely always be less than satisfying.

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  6. Comment on 'The perfect combination of art and science': mourning the end of paper maps in ~design

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    In one of the advanced design classes I took in college, Communication Design II, we were tasked with collecting loads of data from a month of using any social media platform and "mapping" it into...

    In one of the advanced design classes I took in college, Communication Design II, we were tasked with collecting loads of data from a month of using any social media platform and "mapping" it into a poster. Not the classical geographic map, per se, but the lesson got into how to visually represent a large amount of data points in a way that was functional and aesthetically pleasing. Really made you think about how maps can be used. I mapped out my experience on the free one month trial of eHarmony. Interestingly enough, in so doing, patterns emerged that exposed the eharmony algorithm. For example, the site was able to ascertain which matches I'd be most interested in and which users would be most likely to respond to initial steps of communication. It waited until just after 3 weeks and then started to match me with users I found attractive. In stepping through the communication levels, in order to reach "open messaging" I would need to pay for that next month.

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  7. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~humanities

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    I agree. It comes down to the atheist wanting to discuss the topic on their grounds, logic, proof, science and rules. And the theist wanting to discuss the topic on their grounds, feeling,...

    I agree. It comes down to the atheist wanting to discuss the topic on their grounds, logic, proof, science and rules. And the theist wanting to discuss the topic on their grounds, feeling, emotion, sensations that they feel don't fit into logic. The atheist won't abandon the need for proof, and the theist won't abandon the need for faith.

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  8. Comment on Any boardgamers here? What games are you in love right now? in ~games.tabletop

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    I really enjoy playing Betrayal at House on the Hill. I got everyone to download the app to their phones to keep better track of their character's stats during the game. Some of the haunts have...

    I really enjoy playing Betrayal at House on the Hill. I got everyone to download the app to their phones to keep better track of their character's stats during the game. Some of the haunts have gotten a little confusing and we've had to come to a consensus on how to interpret a few conflicting rules at times. But overall, its definitely one of those games that I'm always looking for opportunities to play again.

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  9. Comment on The mystery of the millionaire metaphysician in ~humanities

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    Fascinating read. Thank you for posting. I was a student of philosophy once myself and took away from it in addition to respect for well-trained thinkers, a similar ruffled kerchief concerning the...

    Fascinating read. Thank you for posting. I was a student of philosophy once myself and took away from it in addition to respect for well-trained thinkers, a similar ruffled kerchief concerning the exclusivity of the established philosophical elite. I felt at the time, as the author of the 60-page treatise in question, an enjoyment for imaginative and admittedly amateur noodlings into metaphysics whose wings were clipped by clear and sometimes laborious logical arguments. It comes down in the end for many amateurs to a question of being thorough and rigid or of finding enjoyment and enlightenment in your own musings. I for one, flirted with falling into the category the article describes as amateur philosophers conjuring perceived truths along their descent into paranoia and madness. The film A Beautiful Mind sums up this type of ego-driven metaphysical pondering. I humbly abandoned the stack of marble composition books I madly filled during my student days.

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  10. Comment on Can we have a conspirancy/paranormal/fringe discussion group? in ~tildes

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    I'd be interested to browse through and participate in these types of conversations on Tildes. Anywhere other than here, and I've learned that these types of topics very quickly devolve from...

    I'd be interested to browse through and participate in these types of conversations on Tildes. Anywhere other than here, and I've learned that these types of topics very quickly devolve from "fringe" conversations to pure psychotic drivel that welcomes the zaniest attention grabbers the web can dig up. So maybe with Tildes ethos, I'm thinking there may be some very interesting discussions?

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  11. Comment on Winter poem in ~creative

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    That's great! There's so many styles and forms in poetry. There's something for every taste.

    That's great! There's so many styles and forms in poetry. There's something for every taste.

  12. Comment on Winter poem in ~creative

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    Also, it just occurred to me that the two poets I mentioned both seem interested in pushing the boundaries of the English language in their own way. Often slang words are interspersed with proper...

    Also, it just occurred to me that the two poets I mentioned both seem interested in pushing the boundaries of the English language in their own way. Often slang words are interspersed with proper English, punctuation is missing or deliberately misplaced, the "voice" changes multiple times in the same poem, or the rhyming meter is interrupted to accomplish a sentiment or add to the meaning.

  13. Comment on Winter poem in ~creative

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    I've always enjoyed physical books of poetry myself. And you can pick up used copies very cheaply. Search for used books online, for example "Better Wolrd Books" is a decent online book shop, and...

    I've always enjoyed physical books of poetry myself. And you can pick up used copies very cheaply. Search for used books online, for example "Better Wolrd Books" is a decent online book shop, and then search for "poetry anthology" and go with one that speaks to you. There's journals that publish annual poetry anthologies as well as university presses that put out anthologies of classics. For ee cummings I like his book "Is 5" the premise of which is that what we know can be tampered with and changed. The question of "2 and 2 is 4" he plays off of with the title "Is 5". And John Berryman, I like "77 Dream Songs" which can be complicated at first but I've come to value his style of very personal and often dark confessional.

  14. Comment on Winter poem in ~creative

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    Nice work and great idea posting here. While I click probably 50% of the posts on tildes, and truly do enjoy most of what I see, so far I feel like this personal, almost private touch is missing....

    Nice work and great idea posting here. While I click probably 50% of the posts on tildes, and truly do enjoy most of what I see, so far I feel like this personal, almost private touch is missing. That's likely due to the nature of tildes growing and still learning. But I'm very happy to see a post like this in addition to everything else. For tips on writing poetry, I've found that simply reading new poetry is a fantastic tool for learning and developing. I've gotten lots of inspiration from reading John Berryman and ee cummings among others. The more styles I've dove into, the more I experiment with breaking rules and finding new rules that I write well under. Good luck. And thanks for sharing!

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  15. Comment on Wild Wild Country: A Netflix documentary about the free love cult that took over an Oregon town in the 80s in ~tv

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    It's not just the subject matter that made this so good. The production was incredible. They put in the effort to dig up actual footage from local news stations and tracked down people on all...

    It's not just the subject matter that made this so good. The production was incredible. They put in the effort to dig up actual footage from local news stations and tracked down people on all sides. What I found to be most compelling was how I switched sides so many times throughout this show. It plays down the middle so well that at times I come to understand the same people I hated minutes before, only to flip back when new details are revealed.

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  16. Comment on Comedian Sam Kinison's first appearance on Letterman in ~tv

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    I went down a rabbit hole on YouTube of some oldies but goodies and was in hysterics over this one, so thought I'd share. Man. Some of these performances really make me think we've lost some truly...

    I went down a rabbit hole on YouTube of some oldies but goodies and was in hysterics over this one, so thought I'd share. Man. Some of these performances really make me think we've lost some truly unique comics to addiction. I guess the funniest ones often have that element in them. Chris Farley. Robin Williams. The list is long.
    Edit: I'll add that Robin William's dealt with addiction in his life, but what drove him in the end sounds like it was a bit more complicated.

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  17. Comment on What are some interesting hobbies you can start for free and without leaving your home? in ~hobbies

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    Along the same lines, I found it enjoyable to get into go, the old white and black stones game that predates chess. I originally saw it in movies like Pi and A Beautiful Mind, bought a go set,...

    Along the same lines, I found it enjoyable to get into go, the old white and black stones game that predates chess. I originally saw it in movies like Pi and A Beautiful Mind, bought a go set, read some beginners books, and found a local go club. Theres lots of online resources, apps, and go servers for live games. And a decent community on r/baduk (Korean name for the same game).

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  18. Comment on Is anyone else excited for Gorillaz new album? in ~music