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  1. Comment on Light themes or Dark themes? in ~tech

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    If you're on Android, substratum is the closest thing to a theming standard. I've been using the Swift Black theme, and nearly all my apps now have a dark mode. Occasionally an app updates and...

    If you're on Android, substratum is the closest thing to a theming standard. I've been using the Swift Black theme, and nearly all my apps now have a dark mode. Occasionally an app updates and crashes because of the theme, but it's simple enough to disable the theme and wait for a theme update (which usually comes out very quickly).

    2 votes
  2. Comment on Tildes mobile app in ~tildes

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    An alternative is to use an app called Hermit, which lets you add websites as apps to your home screen (which most browsers already let you do), but with a lot of helpful features, like pull to...

    An alternative is to use an app called Hermit, which lets you add websites as apps to your home screen (which most browsers already let you do), but with a lot of helpful features, like pull to refresh, themes, notifications (by checking a url), a reader mode, and more.

    These threads have some info on this:

    6 votes
  3. Comment on Some small updates over the past week in ~tildes.official

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    Glad to hear people like the Atom One Dark theme! I only used Atom for a short amount of time, but it's theme has stuck with me for a long time in my terminal, Vim, VS Code, etc. I really like the...

    Glad to hear people like the Atom One Dark theme! I only used Atom for a short amount of time, but it's theme has stuck with me for a long time in my terminal, Vim, VS Code, etc. I really like the contrast between the text and background - readable, but easy on the eyes, and I love the vibrant highlight colours (make sure you check out the comment label colours!).

    Also thanks @Deimos for making some fixes to the theme, looks much better now!

    9 votes
  4. Comment on Halo 2's final players share their stories in ~games

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    This article gave me a pretty bittersweet feeling of nostalgia for games I used to play that have shut down, something I'm sure a lot of people have experienced. It's pretty interesting to see...

    This article gave me a pretty bittersweet feeling of nostalgia for games I used to play that have shut down, something I'm sure a lot of people have experienced. It's pretty interesting to see what dedicated players will do for one of their favourite games.

    9 votes
  5. Comment on Open-Source, Free Games in ~games

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    Thank you, fixed :)

    Thank you, fixed :)

    1 vote
  6. Comment on Open-Source, Free Games in ~games

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    osu! is my favourite rhythm game. It has a few different modes, but the main mode is where you move the mouse around and tap with the keyboard to click on circles and sliders around the screen....

    osu! is my favourite rhythm game. It has a few different modes, but the main mode is where you move the mouse around and tap with the keyboard to click on circles and sliders around the screen.

    The game is completely free, and while the current client (which IIRC is ~10 years old now) is closed-source, the entire game is being written from scratch, and it's all open-source.

    1 vote
  7. Comment on What do you think is one thing every programmer should know how to do? in ~comp

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    I’d say learning to work with linters is a great, if not essential skill. One of my favourite things about Go is the gofmt tool.

    I’d say learning to work with linters is a great, if not essential skill. One of my favourite things about Go is the gofmt tool.

    1 vote
  8. Comment on Is a password manager essential? in ~tech

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    I recommend KeePass (specifically KeePassXC, an active fork of KeePassX) specifically because it's open-source and completely local, no need to give control of your passwords up to any company. It...

    I recommend KeePass (specifically KeePassXC, an active fork of KeePassX) specifically because it's open-source and completely local, no need to give control of your passwords up to any company.

    It can feel weird at first, but it becomes very natural, and the added security is worth it.

    What do I do if I need to login somewhere but cannot access my password manager?

    I keep my database on my computer and phone, using Syncthing to automatically sync them (all over my local home network and end-to-end encrypted, no cloud services). I also keep an encrypted backup on my Google Drive just in case.

    In the past, I've also carried a USB with a portable KeePass exe and my database on it so that I could access my database on other computers, but this is quite insecure (what if you lose your USB, what if the computer is untrustworthy, etc.).

    8 votes
  9. Comment on An option to hide topics from the front page. in ~tildes

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    Hey, I had a prototype of this working quite a long time ago. I've taken a bit of a break from programming and I've been less active on social media for a few months... was thinking about getting...

    Hey, I had a prototype of this working quite a long time ago. I've taken a bit of a break from programming and I've been less active on social media for a few months... was thinking about getting back into it very soon though, and this is probably a good opportunity.

    I plan on doing some Tildes stuff either this week or next week, including topic hiding :)

    6 votes
  10. Comment on Synthwave in ~music

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    I don’t listen to much synthwave but you might like F.O.O.L; I recommend his semi-recent Highway EP or Showdown.

    I don’t listen to much synthwave but you might like F.O.O.L; I recommend his semi-recent Highway EP or Showdown.

  11. Comment on It's great that Epic is trying to compete with Steam, but they're going about it in the worst way in ~games

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    I believe on Android (not sure about iOS) you need to use Epic's launcher as opposed to the Play Store.

    I believe on Android (not sure about iOS) you need to use Epic's launcher as opposed to the Play Store.

    1 vote
  12. Comment on Apple blocks Facebook from running its internal iOS apps in ~tech

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    I'd generally agree - I'd say in terms of stock hardware and software, iPhones are among, if not the, most private & secure mainstream smartphones out there. I don't know enough about hardware to...

    I'd generally agree - I'd say in terms of stock hardware and software, iPhones are among, if not the, most private & secure mainstream smartphones out there.

    I don't know enough about hardware to have a good opinion on this, but in terms of software, I think the more locked down OS helps a lot in keeping your data safe. Of course, I'd say that a modded Android phone, with projects like Lineage OS, microG, etc, is even better for user privacy, but the large majority of people don't want to or aren't technically skilled enough to mod their phones.

    ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ just a thought. I'm not a huge fan of Apple, they have some terrible practices for consumers, but it's nice to see at least one large smartphone manufacturer putting any kind of effort into privacy and security.

    10 votes
  13. Comment on The Eternal Castle: Remastered is a remake of a game that never existed in ~games

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    I love this kind of ARG-ish stuff... I would’ve been fine with this if they didn’t upload stuff to the Internet Archive and if they made it clear, maybe at the end of the game, that Eternal Castle...

    I love this kind of ARG-ish stuff... I would’ve been fine with this if they didn’t upload stuff to the Internet Archive and if they made it clear, maybe at the end of the game, that Eternal Castle never existed.

    4 votes
  14. Comment on I Was A Cable Guy. I Saw The Worst Of America. in ~life

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    The built-in reader mode worked great on my phone.

    The built-in reader mode worked great on my phone.

    1 vote
  15. Comment on What are your favorite retro mobile games? in ~games

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    I don’t think it was released before 2009, but I think Retro City Rampage counts. Very fun little game, great aesthetic, and it runs on tons of platforms.

    I don’t think it was released before 2009, but I think Retro City Rampage counts. Very fun little game, great aesthetic, and it runs on tons of platforms.

    1 vote
  16. Comment on Video Game Word Vomit Thread in ~games

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    Maybe you’d like Retro City Rampage? I never played the original GTA, but RCR seems pretty clearly inspired by early GTA games. It’s not the longest game in the world, but it looks great, has a...

    Maybe you’d like Retro City Rampage? I never played the original GTA, but RCR seems pretty clearly inspired by early GTA games.

    It’s not the longest game in the world, but it looks great, has a nice little story, and is super fun.

    It’s also available on an absurd amount of platforms: PC, Mac, Linux, Playstation, Xbox, 3DS (what I played it on), Wii, Switch, iOS, Android, and even a (stripped down) version for MS DOS.

    1 vote