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    1. I have found this to be a semi controversial topic. Its almost becoming a required point for getting a new job to have open source work that you can show. Some people just enjoy working on...

      I have found this to be a semi controversial topic. Its almost becoming a required point for getting a new job to have open source work that you can show. Some people just enjoy working on programming side projects and others don't want to do any more after they leave the office.

      Whats your opinion on this? Do you work on any side projects? Do you think its reasonable for interviewers to look for open source work when hiring?

      16 votes
    2. I'd gladly pay a reasonable price for professional packages/support for programs like Emacs/Melpa, Debian, and Xfce. As a user, I empathize with the complaints by developers that are constantly...

      I'd gladly pay a reasonable price for professional packages/support for programs like Emacs/Melpa, Debian, and Xfce. As a user, I empathize with the complaints by developers that are constantly overworked. Even if this doesn't generate enough money to pay for everything, it might be enough to hire someone to handle the issues and communities, something that clearly drains their efforts, especially because programmers tend to prefer technical challenges rather than dealing with people.

      I understand that many projects accept donations, but I think providing an actual reward (even if its something minimal, like an updated package instead of having to build it from source) might be a good way to get resources and avoid developer burndown.

      11 votes
    3. Personal Wikis

      I have been looking for some software where I can brain dump all the things I need to remember on a constant basis so I can easily find it again in the future. A personal wiki basically. I am...

      I have been looking for some software where I can brain dump all the things I need to remember on a constant basis so I can easily find it again in the future. A personal wiki basically. I am wondering what any of you tilderians are using?

      The things I am looking for:

      Absolute requirements:

      • Open Source: I want to be in control of the data myself, and I want to be able to hack on it myself as the need arises.
      • Self Hostable: Goes hand-in-hand with with open sourceness, I want the data to live on the server in my apartment, under my own control.
      • An API of some sort so I can programmatically add/read/modify data.

      Nice to haves:

      • Revision history of some sort.
      • Common/simple data format for easy backup and longevity.
      • Web interface, with mobile compatibility.
      • Lightweight as possible, so I can run it on a low powered server.

      Does anything know anything like that?

      Options I have heard of:

      Here is a previous discussion on the topic @ Lobste.rs

      26 votes
    4. After this topic by alexandre9099 asking about the preferred image hosting site on Tildes, I was wondering if anyone knows about any good self-hosted, preferably open-source options for this. I've...

      After this topic by alexandre9099 asking about the preferred image hosting site on Tildes, I was wondering if anyone knows about any good self-hosted, preferably open-source options for this. I've looked around myself for a little bit and couldn't really find any that I particularly liked so I thought why not ask here.

      I'm personally looking to maybe create my own as the one I normally use (Imgur) has been straying away from specifically image hosting. There's a few features that I'm looking for in specific but your suggestion(s) don't need to have them, I could implement them myself:

      • Pasting the image onto the site uploads it, there's no need to save the image on my PC.
      • Direct links are short.
      • Any non-essential data is stripped (like EXIF, XMP, IPTC/IIM... see this comment).
      • Specifically can only host images/videos, it would be even better if I could specify the exact file formats allowed.

      I'd also like it if authentication was also already sorted out properly as I don't have much experience with it but I'm not afraid to figure that out if necessary. I'm intending to use this for myself (and maybe a few friends) if I do end up creating it.

      (also just realized I forgot to add "hosting" before the software part so maybe the title is a little bit ambiguous. sorry) thank you deimos

      18 votes
    5. News Desk Updated!

      A few weeks ago I posted a project I was working on to read news from the command line. I incorporated the suggestions given in that thread (license, requirements.txt, etc), incorporated...

      A few weeks ago I posted a project I was working on to read news from the command line. I incorporated the suggestions given in that thread (license, requirements.txt, etc), incorporated suggestions I've received elsewhere, and added a few features.

      Here's the updated link: News Desk

      Any feedback would be much appreciated!

      Edit: And a specific point for feedback. I store the user's API key in ~/.nd_config/key which I think is a step up from requiring the user to set their key as an environment variable (which is how I had it originally). Still though, is there some way I can not store the key in plaintext and still have it in a format that is readable by the computer and can be used to verify API access?

      7 votes
    6. I've only been seriously programming for about a year now (and mostly in R), but I've been digging into Python for the past few months. Mostly I use pandas/numpy/scipy/scikit-learn, etc. for data...

      I've only been seriously programming for about a year now (and mostly in R), but I've been digging into Python for the past few months. Mostly I use pandas/numpy/scipy/scikit-learn, etc. for data analysis and some ML stuff, but in an effort to expand my skills I've also been playing around trying to build a few projects.

      It's not much, but I built this: News Desk

      Feedback is welcome. One bug that I'm aware of is that when you refresh the program, the url_list isn't cleared and the URLs from the refreshed articles are just appended to the list. So even though only 20 articles will show, you can select, for example, article 35.

      11 votes