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

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

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      8 votes
    3. What is the most difficult or complex thing you have programmed, created, or otherwise made?

      I'm mostly just curious what types of in-depth projects you all get up to. The weekly "what are you working on threads" are always full of cool things, so I am curious what people's self-rated...

      I'm mostly just curious what types of in-depth projects you all get up to. The weekly "what are you working on threads" are always full of cool things, so I am curious what people's self-rated most difficult or complex projects have been.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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      9 votes
    13. Ask Tildes: How do you organize the files on your computer?

      I thought it'd be fun to see how some of you keep your computer organized. Do you follow some general scheme, keep it arbitrary, throw everything on the Desktop or in Downloads or just abuse the...

      I thought it'd be fun to see how some of you keep your computer organized. Do you follow some general scheme, keep it arbitrary, throw everything on the Desktop or in Downloads or just abuse the search bar?

      Feel free to go as general or as in-depth as you want.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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      9 votes
    20. If you could rewrite 1 element of modern computing, what would it be and why?

      The question mostly says it all, but I will give one of my ideas. I would replace the concept of a holistic app and instead replace it with a loose collection of features. The point would be to...

      The question mostly says it all, but I will give one of my ideas. I would replace the concept of a holistic app and instead replace it with a loose collection of features. The point would be to allow the end user to build a GUI from elements of multiple apps. You could have buttons that perform multiple functions in multiple apps. It would allow you to streamline and remove remove annoying elements; you could lock interface elements so you don't have to relearn the interface when the devs randomly decide to change it.

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

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

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      9 votes
    23. What programming languages or technical projects did you focus on in 2020 and why?

      Back in January I asked what programming languages users planned to focus on and the responses were pretty great. Of course, back in January we were also on a completely different planet, so I'm...

      Back in January I asked what programming languages users planned to focus on and the responses were pretty great.

      Of course, back in January we were also on a completely different planet, so I'm curious how well users stuck to their predictions, considering everything that has happened since then.

      So, what programming languages or projects did you focus on in 2020? Did you stay pretty close to the predictions you made earlier this year? Did you end up doing something completely different? Why?

      Meta

      I'm thinking about making this a yearly thing, where in January we talk about our overall predictions for the year, and then in November we come back and reflect on how accurate our predictions were, and why.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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      9 votes
    31. What TLDs do you view the most positively?

      I'm thinking of registering a new domain to host a personal blog and a few other pages that is somewhat separate from my current personal portfolio page, as the blog will likely not be directly...

      I'm thinking of registering a new domain to host a personal blog and a few other pages that is somewhat separate from my current personal portfolio page, as the blog will likely not be directly relevant to my work. But since this is a more personal project, I want to branch out in terms of TLDs - I've previously used exclusively .com endings as they lead to the least confusion and are the most accepted.

      I'm a little overwhelmed by the number of options these days, so I wanted to take a little straw poll to see which ones people think are the best. The name itself will be my initials "gpxl", and the endings I am considering are

      • .info
      • .xyz
      • .fyi
      • .computer
      • .me

      But I'm curious to see what others think. I would go with .xyz but I feel like then my domain name becomes an unintelligble string of letters - gpxl.xyz, so I'm wondering what others think and what arguments exist for choosing one over another.

      P.S. If anyone has recommendations for registars I'm open to those too. Currently using google domains but open to switching.

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

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      14 votes
    33. What do you think of LeetCode? Did anyone of you succeed thanks to it?

      I've come across this website recently, and I'm genuinely wondering if it's really that useful for passing interviews. For example, I think it can not replace a solid background in algorithms/data...

      I've come across this website recently, and I'm genuinely wondering if it's really that useful for passing interviews.

      For example, I think it can not replace a solid background in algorithms/data structures and maybe CS courses in general.

      7 votes
    34. 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!!!!!!!

      EDIT3:

      Thank you very much everyone. I'm very sorry tor taking so long to answer. I had to make a decision about my study plans for 2020.

      Thing is, back in 2019 I was doing pretty well on a software engineering course at a local private university. But money got tight and I had to drop out. Since then I've been trying to make it on my own, but after more than a year I came to the conclusion that this is simply not going to work. At the university, I was at the top of the class. By myself, I'm a lazy bastard with half the IQ. Go figure.

      So I decided that instead of trying force my way into learning by myself, I'll just study for the Brazilian national exam and get into some great public educational facility that will most certainly provide me a better education for free.

      I took the exam before without studying, and my grade made the cut. So I'm confident that if apply myself this time I'll be able to enter at least one of three major public universities in my city that offer dozens of IT-related courses.

      So I'm laying off from programming until at least January 17 and devoting myself entirely to the exam.

      Cheers!

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

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

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

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      5 votes
    38. What programming/technical projects have you been working on?

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

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

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

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

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      15 votes
    44. 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
    45. What programming/technical projects have you been working on?

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

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      14 votes
    47. 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
    48. What programming/technical projects have you been working on?

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

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      12 votes