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    1. What programming/technical projects have you been working on?

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      9 votes
    2. What programming/technical projects have you been working on?

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      10 votes
    3. Would any Tilderino be interested in tutoring me in programming?

      I could have post this on Reddit but in my experience, nothing really happens over there since things are too impersonal. I realize that's not an enticing proposition for most people since...

      I could have post this on Reddit but in my experience, nothing really happens over there since things are too impersonal.

      I realize that's not an enticing proposition for most people since programmers are usually busy people, but I figure I'd give it a shot. I believe many people that already interacted with me have some idea about my personality. Besides being a stickler for logic, I'm very flexible and eager to learn and make it a habit to force myself to admit when I am wrong. I had to abandon software engineering college because of financial concerns and this hurt me quite a bit, not just because of the content, but because of the social stimulus from my peers.

      I already have some knowledge mostly in Python and basic C algorithms, from the basics until rudiments OOP. Math is not my strong suit, but I don't hate it either and I am very fond of logic (including philosophy). I'm also very good at Googling and reading documentation, so I wouldn't give you too much trouble.

      I'm proficient in Linux/Unix (as an advanced user, not an administrator). I'm comfortable in the command line and an enthusiastic user of Emacs (but I can use whatever you want of course).

      It doesn't even have to be Python, just anything you're comfortable teaching at a beginner level that works on a Mac (and later n a Linux Machine). And is also wouldn't have to be super intensive or frequent, being unemployed (hahaha) I can work around any schedule. I just need some human contact with a nice dude or dudette that cares about imparting knowledge.

      My English is pretty good in writing and understanding but I do have a thick accent -- I believe it's understandable though.

      I'm super shy and video is not a requirement, but it might be nice.

      I'm also a slow learner and have ADHD, so you might need a little patience.

      Anyway, here I am asking for help!

      EDIT: dear Tilderinos, you're awesome and I love you all. I'm also aware of many if not most learning resources for self-didact beginners programmers on the internet -- especially if they use Python. The reason I'm posting this is that I am failing at learning by myself. I welcome ALL suggestions with great gratitude, but this is not the purpose of this thread.

      EDIT2 VERY IMPORTANT!!! I’d be willing to teach Portuguese or anything else I happen to know in exchanging for the tutoring!!!!!!!

      18 votes
    4. What programming/technical projects have you been working on?

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      11 votes
    5. What do you self host?

      I'm interested to see what people on here self host, or if they self host at all. Reply with what you self host, why you host it and any other thoughts you have!

      51 votes
    6. What programming/technical projects have you been working on?

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      11 votes
    7. What programming/technical projects have you been working on?

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      15 votes
    8. Self-hosters and home-lab enthusiasts ... anyone here have experience running their own Matrix?

      Following up on @freddy's query about self-hosting ... I am trying to set up a self-hosted VPS running Synapse (the server-side component of Matrix), Riot-web, and bundled in Jitsi. I've twice...

      Following up on @freddy's query about self-hosting ...

      I am trying to set up a self-hosted VPS running Synapse (the server-side component of Matrix), Riot-web, and bundled in Jitsi. I've twice gotten it up and running successfully for internal accounts/users, but federation keeps throwing weird authentication errors when trying to connect with user accounts from other server instances (a week later, my regular Matrix account still has 3 outstanding broken Invites from the new server-account which I can neither accept nor reject ... ).

      I'm basically following along with this youtube setup tutorial (except I am using Apache rather than nginx).

      Before I start to drill into the nitty-gritty of my issue(s), does anyone here have experience setting this up? Anyone care to dedicate a bit of time and energy to helping me figure out what I'm doing wrong?

      Additionally, I saw commentary from @smores that Jitsi isn't performing well for him on his self-hosted server ... any further details you can share?

      Edited to add:

      Sorry all, I didn't think through the timing. I am still motivated to get a self-hosted Matrix instance up and running; however, right at the moment, I have a couple of other, higher priorities I need to attend to first. If I'd thought about it, I would have held off on starting this thread for a couple of days.

      I will get back to this thread ... let's say, Wed or Thurs ... take another crack at the Matrix set-up then, and provide details here, as I do.

      Thanks,
      EtC

      16 votes
    9. What programming/technical projects have you been working on?

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      15 votes
    10. What programming/technical projects have you been working on?

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      14 votes
    11. How do you plan or outline a program?

      I’m currently studying Python Object Oriented programming and got to a point where logic and syntax are the least of my problems. I always get to a stage where I’m completely lost between modules,...

      I’m currently studying Python Object Oriented programming and got to a point where logic and syntax are the least of my problems. I always get to a stage where I’m completely lost between modules, classes, objects and a sea of “selfs”.

      I’m not doing anything too complicated, just small projects for practice, but I think I would benefit from planning. My mental processes are highly disorganized (ADHD) and I need all the help I can get with that.

      I don’t need an automated tool (even though it might come in handy) -- sketching things out on paper is probably enough.

      I only know about UML, which seems fine. Can anyone recommend a tutorial about this and other tools?

      Edit to link my last attempt at following a tutorial:

      This is the last tutorial I tried to follow, a Pygame project from the book Python Crash Course 2ed. Following tutorials is frequently mostly typing, so what I achieved there is not a real representation of my abilities -- I would not be able to do something like that on my own. In fact, I failed to answer the latest exercises, which were basically smaller versions of this project.

      My problem is not with syntax and the basics of how OOP works, but rather with memory and organization of information.

      10 votes
    12. What programming/technical projects have you been working on?

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      8 votes
    13. What programming/technical projects have you been working on?

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      12 votes
    14. What programming/technical projects have you been working on?

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      12 votes
    15. What programming/technical projects have you been working on?

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      10 votes
    16. What programming/technical projects have you been working on?

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      14 votes
    17. What programming/technical projects have you been working on?

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      16 votes
    18. What programming/technical projects have you been working on?

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      12 votes
    19. What programming/technical projects have you been working on?

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      16 votes
    20. What programming/technical projects have you been working on?

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      19 votes
    21. What programming/technical projects have you been working on?

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      9 votes
    22. What programming/technical projects have you been working on?

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      14 votes
    23. What programming/technical projects have you been working on?

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      14 votes
    24. What programming/technical projects have you been working on?

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      13 votes
    25. What programming/technical projects have you been working on?

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      8 votes
    26. What programming/technical projects have you been working on?

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      12 votes
    27. What programming/technical projects have you been working on?

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      10 votes
    28. What tasks on your computer have you automated?

      After using Shreddit to delete my Reddit history periodically for some time now, I finally decided to make a cron job to automate it on a weekly basis. I use it to delete every post and comment...

      After using Shreddit to delete my Reddit history periodically for some time now, I finally decided to make a cron job to automate it on a weekly basis. I use it to delete every post and comment that isn't whitelisted, which right now is just a tiny subreddit for a musician I like that I solely moderate and a pinned post explaining why I have a bunch of karma but barely any posts.

      After setting this up, it got me curious as to what tasks other people automate in their lives in order to streamline their workflows and eliminate minor (or major) routine tasks.

      So, what do you automate, and how did you go about doing it?

      18 votes
    29. Do you run your own blog for personal use?

      I know this has been posted before, but I was going through old posts about blogging and at least half the blogs linked in the comments were offline now, so I thought I'd bring this topic back to...

      I know this has been posted before, but I was going through old posts about blogging and at least half the blogs linked in the comments were offline now, so I thought I'd bring this topic back to light.

      Do you run your own personal blog, and if so, could you share some details?

      • Is it self-hosted, or do you rent server space?

      • Do you use Wordpress or another blog platform like that, publish through other means like a flat-file CMS, or did you build it from scratch?

      • What topics do you write about?

      • How consistently do you post; or alternatively, why don't you post as often as you would like to?

      • Do you keep analytics, or do you write regardless of how many clicks you get?

      • Is your site monetized with ads or otherwise?

      • How popular is your blog on average?

      • How do you keep up with other writers' posts?

      I'm bringing this up because it seems like most places around the web centered on blogging are more in it for the money rather than for the content. Places like /r/blogging and the like are all talk about how to maximize views, earn revenue, and find your niche. I'd love to see some discussion more geared towards the content and construction of individual blogs, as opposed to people trying the next "get rich quick" scheme on their lists of passive income opportunities.

      Personally, I have multiple blogs for the sole purpose of giving me a platform to voice my opinions or share things that interest me without being constrained to a centralized platform like Twitter or Medium. I'd love to hear what you have all made and/or shared online, as well as the process behind making it happen.

      27 votes
    30. What arcade game would you like to see preserved at a source code level?

      Hi All, I have recently completed a software archaeology project, reverse engineering Space Invaders si78c, and would like to cast around for opinions as to which game(s) to do next. I am...

      Hi All,

      I have recently completed a software archaeology project, reverse engineering Space Invaders si78c, and would like to cast around for opinions as to which game(s) to do next.

      I am currently thinking of doing either Pacman, Donkey Kong or Galaga but am willing to entertain suggestions about other games of a similar vintage. Please go into detail as to why you think it's an important title.

      Eventually I would like to tackle bigger games from the home micro / console market, but they are most likely out of scope for now.

      Please note, this is very labour intensive work, taking several months / years at a time depending on title complexity, and I will most likely only do a handful of these (barring any great advances) in my lifetime.

      Cheers,
      Jason

      18 votes
    31. What programming/technical projects have you been working on?

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      8 votes
    32. What programming/technical projects have you been working on?

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      10 votes
    33. What programming/technical projects have you been working on?

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      19 votes
    34. What programming/technical projects have you been working on?

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      10 votes
    35. What programming/technical projects have you been working on?

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      17 votes
    36. What git commands do you use frequently that you think more people should use?

      Some of my favorites are: git add -p * This will go through your unstaged changes in chunks and allow you to stage each chunk individually in an interactive shell. git checkout -p * Similar to the...

      Some of my favorites are:


      git add -p *

      This will go through your unstaged changes in chunks and allow you to stage each chunk individually in an interactive shell.


      git checkout -p *

      Similar to the above, this will go through your unstaged changes and allow you to undo each chunk. I almost never use Ctrl+Z anymore and go straight for this. Want to remove all of those print-debugging statements? Use this command to pluck them out one-by-one.


      git commit -a --amend --no-edit && git push --force-with-lease

      I alias this one to whoops in my bash profile. It will add all unstaged changes, add them to your last commit and then (safely) force-push the local branch to the tracked remote branch. This is especially useful when working with CI and you need to make constant configuration changes to get it to work. Yes, you could squash those commits afterwards as an alternative. But this is easier.


      git rebase -i HEAD~5

      (Change 5 to the number of previous commits you want to see)

      Interactive rebases are a core part of my git flow when working on feature branches. If a co-worker gives me feedback on a code review that requires a change to a previous commit I'll go back and edit that commit using this command. You can remove individual commits, squash commits, reorder commits, and so much more.

      25 votes
    37. What programming/technical projects have you been working on?

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      17 votes
    38. Do you use Github Actions for continuous integration?

      I recently came across an article about setting up automated builds (installation, code quality check, running tests) using Github Actions. I've since found a few more articles excitedly promoting...

      I recently came across an article about setting up automated builds (installation, code quality check, running tests) using Github Actions. I've since found a few more articles excitedly promoting the feature and, from my personal testing, it seems to work quite well.

      I was wondering if others had begun using this feature for their own projects, or had tried it and disliked it and used something else. Is there any broader community consensus towards which tasks it's best-suited for and when to use something more robust?

      10 votes
    39. Which are your top five computer programs?

      In terms of Utility: It is useful! Reliability: It will always work when you need it to! Uniqueness: It gives you the option of doing things that would never have been necessary before it came...

      In terms of

      1. Utility: It is useful!
      2. Reliability: It will always work when you need it to!
      3. Uniqueness: It gives you the option of doing things that would never have been necessary before it came along.
      4. Aesthetic: It satisfies your sense of beauty: It gives you the same kind of feeling a painting or a poem would.
      5. Transcendence: It transcends the zeitgeist and is the simplest it can and thus ought to be.

      Mine are:

      1. Vim
      2. mutt
      3. The Lucas Arts point and click adventure games
      4. A Lisp interpreter
      5. grep
      32 votes
    40. What programming/technical projects have you been working on?

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      4 votes
    41. What programming/technical projects have you been working on?

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      9 votes
    42. What programming/technical projects have you been working on?

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      12 votes
    43. What programming languages will you focus on in 2020 and why?

      This question was inspired by this article: Programming Languages to focus on 2020 As well as its discussion on Lobsters So, what programming languages will you focus on in 2020 and why? Are there...

      This question was inspired by this article:

      As well as its discussion on Lobsters

      So, what programming languages will you focus on in 2020 and why? Are there any languages, frameworks, or technologies you will not be able to focus on, but want to? Are there any that you will be focusing on, but do not want to?

      25 votes
    44. Exotic threats in mobile testing...

      I'm currently in the process of reading the excellent "Lessons Learned in Software Testing: A Context-Driven Approach". Early on the following is mentioned. Test common threats before exotic...

      I'm currently in the process of reading the excellent "Lessons Learned in Software Testing: A Context-Driven Approach". Early on the following is mentioned.

      Test common threats before exotic threats.

      Seems reasonable enough. That said, it got me thinking It'd be cool to generate a list of such threats for future devs/testers to draw on. So...I'm calling on the collective experience of any Tilders involved in iOS or Android development to lend a hand.

      In your time working on mobile, what issues have you encountered that you would you classify as exotic? I.e those issues that infrequently arise but when they do can cause major damage. Any and all help is appreciated.

      4 votes
    45. What programming/technical projects have you been working on?

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      13 votes