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  1. Must-have browser extensions?

    What are some of your must have browser extensions? I recently made an effort to switch to Firefox, and now I'm looking for some good browser extensions to make my web browsing experience better....

    What are some of your must have browser extensions?

    I recently made an effort to switch to Firefox, and now I'm looking for some good browser extensions to make my web browsing experience better. Here are the ones I currently use:

    19 votes
  2. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    Here's what I've been listening to lately. If you have Spotify, Spotitude can generate these visualizations. I recently discovered Sparks, and have been obsessed. They were part of glam in its...

    Here's what I've been listening to lately. If you have Spotify, Spotitude can generate these visualizations.

    I recently discovered Sparks, and have been obsessed. They were part of glam in its early days, but their song writing wasn't typical of any act of the time. Propaganda is a pretty solid album during their "glam phase". I was put off for the first couple of listens, but after repeated listens I got hooked. They eventually branched off into different genres. No.1 In Heaven for example is an electronic album produced by Giorgio Moroder which influenced late Joy Division/New Order.

    2 votes
  3. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    I've been getting into some old afropop. I found this compilation with some great tracks from old Nigerian artists: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIPyFGhia0I

    I've been getting into some old afropop. I found this compilation with some great tracks from old Nigerian artists:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIPyFGhia0I

    1 vote
  4. Comment on [Show Tildes] I made a web app to show your recent top 25 Spotify tracks in ~music

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    OP here, I've made some changes by adding more time frames to the top tracks and a button to create a playlist of those tracks!

    OP here,

    I've made some changes by adding more time frames to the top tracks and a button to create a playlist of those tracks!

  5. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    Just making a shameless plug here. If any of you use Spotify, I created a web app to show you your top 25 songs: https://spotitude.me/ I enjoy reading threads like these and those who make...

    Just making a shameless plug here. If any of you use Spotify, I created a web app to show you your top 25 songs: https://spotitude.me/

    I enjoy reading threads like these and those who make visualizations of what they listen to, so I made an app to do that.

    5 votes
  6. Comment on What is your personal preference and why: vim or emacs? in ~comp

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    I've discovered over time that it's useful learning the bindings for both emacs and vim. Beyond the editors, did you know that macOS has "emacs" bindings across its OS:...

    I've discovered over time that it's useful learning the bindings for both emacs and vim.

    Beyond the editors, did you know that macOS has "emacs" bindings across its OS: https://jblevins.org/log/kbd. There are browser extensions such as Vimium which allows you to use vim bindings to navigate the web. Knowing all this, I can navigate through my OS, editor and browser without taking my hands off the keyboard.

    1 vote
  7. Comment on [Show Tildes] I made a web app to show your recent top 25 Spotify tracks in ~music

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    Thanks for the feedback. It seems like that's an issue for other people. I'll see what I can do to fix it!

    Thanks for the feedback. It seems like that's an issue for other people. I'll see what I can do to fix it!

    1 vote
  8. Comment on [Show Tildes] I made a web app to show your recent top 25 Spotify tracks in ~music

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    Thanks! I was thinking about including this feature in the near future in the form of a Spotify playlist. Ideally I would like users to have the ability to get a pic which they can share with...

    Thanks!

    Would love to see a way to share one's list

    I was thinking about including this feature in the near future in the form of a Spotify playlist. Ideally I would like users to have the ability to get a pic which they can share with others, but I haven't figured that out yet.

    2 votes
  9. Comment on [Show Tildes] I made a web app to show your recent top 25 Spotify tracks in ~music

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    I know a lot of people here like to share and discuss what they're listening to on a weekly basis. I like knowing what I listen to but unfortunately Spotify doesn't share this with the user....

    I know a lot of people here like to share and discuss what they're listening to on a weekly basis. I like knowing what I listen to but unfortunately Spotify doesn't share this with the user. Therefore I made a web app to do just that.

    It runs purely in the browser and the source code is available here.

    1 vote
  10. Comment on What's your OS and how does it look? in ~comp

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    Did you configure dwm yourself, or are you using specific patches?

    Did you configure dwm yourself, or are you using specific patches?

    2 votes
  11. Comment on Whats the most important alias or function in your bashrc file? in ~comp

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    I just installed Void Linux and the xbps-* commands are too lengthy to type out every time... Somebody did create a wrapper for those commands: https://github.com/netzverweigerer/vpm. So instead...

    I just installed Void Linux and the xbps-* commands are too lengthy to type out every time...

    Somebody did create a wrapper for those commands: https://github.com/netzverweigerer/vpm. So instead of typing xbps-* you can just type vpm * which IMO is more intuitive.

    1 vote
  12. Comment on Whats the most important alias or function in your bashrc file? in ~comp

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    Not really aliases or functions, but the two for me are: Reverse history search bind '"\e[A":history-search-backward' bind '"\e[B":history-search-forward' Emacs bindings (with Caps Lock remapped...

    Not really aliases or functions, but the two for me are:

    • Reverse history search
    bind '"\e[A":history-search-backward'
    bind '"\e[B":history-search-forward'
    
    • Emacs bindings (with Caps Lock remapped to Ctrl)

    Both of these have been my secret sauce for flying in the shell.

    1 vote
  13. Comment on What's your favorite online music streaming platform? in ~music

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    I'm currently using Spotify and I like it a lot. I was using Apple Music at the time when the selection on Spotify wasn't so great. It's definitely gotten better in terms of obscure offerings. I...

    I'm currently using Spotify and I like it a lot. I was using Apple Music at the time when the selection on Spotify wasn't so great. It's definitely gotten better in terms of obscure offerings.

    I do have some complaints though. For one, the desktop app is horrible and I wish there was a better and more lightweight client. I also wish there was a more social element to the platform. I would like to show and see what my friends are listening to like last.fm and I want to be able to share tracks or playlists directly. You can add people on the platform, but there's no distinction between an artist and a casual listener/user. I can just see their playlists and what they're currently listening to, but only if I'm using the desktop app and not the web app (which I'm using the majority of the time).

    2 votes
  14. Comment on Switching from Linux to BSD: What do you miss? in ~comp

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    I think that seems to be a solution for a lot of people. Void is gaining popularity as the "lean distro" ala Arch. Thanks for mentioning this, this is really good to know. I feel like you wouldn't...

    consider trying a distro such as Gentoo or Void which support init systems such as openrc, runit or s6

    I think that seems to be a solution for a lot of people. Void is gaining popularity as the "lean distro" ala Arch.

    For example on my laptop multithreading was disabled by default (enabled by sticking hw.smt=1 into /etc/sysctl.conf)

    Thanks for mentioning this, this is really good to know. I feel like you wouldn't know about this stuff unless you read the entire manual, or just asked around...

    3 votes
  15. Switching from Linux to BSD: What do you miss?

    There seems to be a trend lately of people switching over to BSD operating systems. Having read some blog posts on the matter and now given the recent system-d controversy, I'm genuinely curious...

    There seems to be a trend lately of people switching over to BSD operating systems. Having read some blog posts on the matter and now given the recent system-d controversy, I'm genuinely curious to give FreeBSD or OpenBSD a go as my main OS.

    For those who have switched over to BSD, what are some problems you've encountered and/or what are some things you miss?

    32 votes