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    If something doesn’t work the way you need, pick something else (or stick with what you have, no reason to always upgrade when new stuff comes out).

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      exactly. But good thing is there are people trying these things and writing about so you can decide if a new toy tool could be something you could use or not

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        Yep, especially since Apple is marketing this more and more as a laptop replacement, it’s good that people are reviewing those claims seriously… although I absolutely love my 1st gen 12.9” iPad Pro for things like drawing and reading PDFs/comics, it’s really a clumsy laptop alternative. Multi-tasking is annoying to use, you’re limited by the iOS sandbox, etc… it’s nice that some people find ways to port their workflows over and, hopefully, get a net benefit as a result (especially for people who are always on the go), but I will always reach for the laptop until there’s serious changes in iOS.

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      Sad but true. But even using an ad blocker does not solve the problem since you never know which ad blocking rules one has enabled. It can be different by ad blocker, by country, and many other things. But at least a very basic check from time to time can safe you some trouble

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        Am I the only one who is very uncomfortable with the trend for these large line heights? It always reminds me of these double-spaced manuscripts that are almost illegible.

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          On pages having this I’m really thankful for the browsers reader view

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          it’s not like minesweeper, you have to click on ‘show results’ to see the score

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            Thanks, I was trying to figure that out for the longest time lol.

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            I use bash on macOS, Debian and Ubuntu with bash-completion package. But actual I use the [CTRL]+[r] history search more often than I use autocomplete

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              I wonder when those hipster webdevs discover tracker modules… :D

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                I’m happy with the Apple Keyboard (USB) for work. Maybe upgrading to a Apple Magic Keyboard in a while.

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                  please don’t. When learning you make a lot of mistakes. And writing a tutorial with this mistakes doesn’t help other learners when they read this.

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                    And even if you don’t make mistakes, most people will misunderstand their own process and come up with unhelpful things like monad tutorials: https://byorgey.wordpress.com/2009/01/12/abstraction-intuition-and-the-monad-tutorial-fallacy/

                    But now Joe goes and writes a monad tutorial called “Monads are Burritos,” under the well-intentioned but mistaken assumption that if other people read his magical insight, learning about monads will be a snap for them.

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                      Came here to say something similar to this.

                      Learn new technology through writing a tutorial about it, but don’t publish it.

                      There’s so much misinformation by well-intentioned learners.

                      I’m not trying to diminish the importance of journaling either! Journaling != Tutorials.

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                        Publishing your tutorial gives it an audience, which means someone may (hopefully!) come along and correct you on your errors. This is invaluable.

                        I also disagree with this negativity. Make it clear at the top of your tutorial that you’re a beginner and you may not have it all right. But with that caveat, publish away.

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                          I think we’re discussing the same thing but disagreeing on the semantics of it.

                          • Belief #1: Sharing how you learned something can be a valuable tool to someone else.
                          • Belief #2: Tutorials can seem like they’re from a source of authority, so a lack of a disclaimer could be hazardous.
                          • Belief #3: Imposter syndrome is real. We need to mitigate misinformation, but not at the expense of people being afraid to share.
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                            Publishing your tutorial gives it an audience, which means someone may (hopefully!) come along and correct you on your errors. This is invaluable.

                            Absolutely invaluable, but at the very same time, the exposure spreads the misinformation to more readers, potentially doing more harm than good. I don’t think a disclaimer is enough. I think the word “tutorial” implies some authority, unfortunately.

                            I think a better way is to humbly share a report of your findings so far, with questions and an (as appropriate) admission that you don’t understand everything. Julia Evans is masterful at this style.

                            As a reader new to the topic, you get the benefit of an explanation of what she currently understands (which is often from a beginner’s mind), and usually some questions to seek answers to on your own. As an expert of the topic, you are invited to share more, or clarify, or correct (and this happens a lot on twitter, and/or HN, etc). But you’re doing so from a place of empathy (you want to be helpful) instead of from a place of disgust (ugh! why is this tutorial so bad!).

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                        I don’t need this tutorial (already familiar with VS Code) but upvote for providing a tutorial in text form and not doing a youtube video!

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                          (I just saw the comment!) Thank you very much! I am going through the process of making a course and every time I look at popular online courses I stumble upon video courses. Not sure why that is, but I am building a text-based course, and I hope this will not “break the status quo” but rather be an acceptable course as well, because it’s not video it does not mean it’s less “important” or “value-filled”. It’s the concepts and content organization that should matter. I’ll find out.

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                          • some smaller personal (mostly static) websites
                          • a bigger forum for a community I was active couple of years ago
                          • mail (postfix / dovecot)
                          • a private gitlab instance
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                            you could use http/2, so roundtrips are not the big issue anymore (or just for really old clients)

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                              HTTP/2 reduces the round-trip time because the same connection is used for both requests, but there is still the issue of doubling the network transmission time, which is not compressible for physical reasons, except if I use HTTP/2 Push to preventively “push” the JSON data to the client.

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                              very interesting article what one can do with data from strava and what you can do to be more anonymous

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                                lots of newer pages have kind of modern design - but there are some huge sites which remain old style

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                                    Thank you for the invite @emrox! Yes, and also added Perl during the lunch break :) Feel free to suggest other lists on GitHub: https://github.com/listcommunity/support

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                                      Thank you @binarymax @nickpsecurity. I’ve been reading Lobsters for a while but it’s nice to be able to contribute :)

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                                        This is really nice. Thank you for putting this together. And welcome to Lobsters :)

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                                          Welcome to Lobsters! Good idea trying to integrate and organize the lists. :)

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                                            the author of list.community contacted me on Twitter to let you know he added the C++ section to the page

                                            https://list.community/fffaraz/awesome-cpp

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                                              No Perl either!

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                                                There’s Javascript and Golang, it’s okay!

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                                                    I stand corrected, thanks! I didn’t find it on the linked front page.

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