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    1. 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
    2. What's a good way to learn how to maintain my own computer hardware?

      I have two computers (a desktop and a laptop) that broke down just before my city entered a lockdown. Being able to assemble and fix my own computer hardware is something I have always wanted to...

      I have two computers (a desktop and a laptop) that broke down just before my city entered a lockdown. Being able to assemble and fix my own computer hardware is something I have always wanted to do, and if I knew that I would probably not be using a borrowed Macbook Air right now.

      I have no immediate need to provide any maintenance services, nor do I require a primer in electronics or anything too advanced. Just enough to know how to assemble and disassemble a machine, identify and fix the most obvious issues without breaking anything.

      I tend to learn better from sequential and structure learning materials, preferably in text/images form. But videos are also welcomed. I know the names of the things and what they are, but I don't really know how to put things together in practice.

      Suggestions? :)

      13 votes
    3. 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