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    Great compliation, Ive often resorted to this ever-growing reddit list combined with a reddit player: https://reddit.musicplayer.io/r/musicforconcentration

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      This doesn’t really add anything new to the previous discussion.

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        My bad, I hadn’t seen the previous discussion.

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        WOW! I have died and hell has frozen over!

        A developer tool for Linux and it works very well on my OpenSUSE box :)

        Well actually I have always been a Microsoft indifferent and Anti-Apple biased.

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          Same here lol. I want vim keybindings though.

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            Next step will be for Microsoft to actually open source their code and make a Linux version. I would love to see Windows XV being Apache licensed. Hell I might even use it! …I mean Windows XV, not this funny looking code editor.

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            This is at least the third time this has been asked. Seems like we need a note somewhere or something.

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              A “based on current traffic” note on the title attribute of the link would do. I did look at the source before asking, but just the number in parenthesis was not very revealing.

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                I’ve gone ahead and opened a PR to add some explanation to the title attribute: https://github.com/jcs/lobsters/pull/188

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              Python has been adopted very readily by data analysts and people who want to crunch numbers without learning R or Matlab, mostly because it’s easy to read and the data libraries are already there. Javascript before npm() was a hackish maze… And in some ways still is. Skip to minute 1:20 here if you don’t believe me.

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                It’s pretty remarkable that people can learn to program when confronted with the Tower of Babel that is the Web.

                I’m not talking about JS, I’m talking about the sheer number of concepts to hold in the head at once. The browser is really nice because of it’s ubiquity, familiarity, and also because you may not need a CLI. But, wow, making sense of HTML/CSS/JS all together is a bit much.

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                  I find that HTML/CSS/JS aren’t that hard compared to others. They are rather cleanly separated, have a lot of reasonable vocabulary (a “border” is a “border”). And they are certainly no tower of Babel: all speak the same languages.

                  The development environment is readily available and you can start working immediately. They allow experimentation through their development tool like no other.

                  Compare to writing native applications. “iconify”, what? On which platform. What’s a “document-based” app? Lifecycles. And why is this in Obj-C, that in Java and that in C#? And what is a linker error?

                  Pure backend development is even worse, not to begin with distributed develop,ent.

                  The web stack wins through approachability, even if it’s three languages. It’s a lot to learn, but so are all the others.

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                    Indeed. Even if you add server-side langs like PHP or Node to the mix, it still seems to fit together pretty darn well.

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                      And don’t forget http://opalang.org/

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                        I tried Elm on the platform it’s most likely to be deployed to: Linux. I have to install Haskell, which is not that easy on Red Hat. Then I have to install Elm, which takes forever. Then I can remove Haskell… just give me a version that doesn’t need Haskell! I got to the point of doing the Cabal install and hitting dependency issues after following the directions word for word on RHEL 6.5 and I gave up. It’s not worth it. I’ll try again when I can install it and actually use it.

                        I installed it on Windows and it worked just fine. But my web server doesn’t run on Windows, so what does that matter?

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                      … and Do The Right Thing.

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                        Debian Wheezy has already been updated to address this.

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                          Where did all these URLs come from… I started working on the Planet Lobsters stuff to aggregate weblogs of Lobsters users some months ago but I only had like 5 users fill out a URL in their profile and most of those were junk content or links to twitter.com so I gave up.

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                            Is it worth having another go at this?

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                              Likely its just that most people (like me) didn’t know what you meant by “planet”.

                              As a thought, a title that said “Join the official lobste.rs RSS mesh” with a bright “official” tag could have worked better too.

                              Anyway, I think its worth another go too.

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                                There’s a whole blog dedicated to that comic: http://itrunsdoom.tumblr.com/

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                                Is anyone else under the impression that CSS is trying to be javascript lately?

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                                  If something can be done using CSS3 instead of JS, that’s great. Besides the fact that old browsers don’t like it there are no performance drawbacks.

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                                    I’m not sure it’s a recent development. The look-what-I-did-only-in-CSS has been a favorite past-time of Hacker News threads.

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                                      CSS Zen Garden goes back to 2003!

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                                    I’d like to point out that Google Drive is a cheap alternative. They have a 1TB at $10/mo option while Dropbox is 500GB at $550/mo (converted from yen pricing).

                                    Unfortunately I can’t switch myself because Google Drive lacks Linux support.

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                                      I hear there is an alternative called Grive. Haven’t tried it out yet, but it might be what you want for your linux box.