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    Keychron K2, but if the K8 was available at the time of purchase, that’s probably what I would have gone for.

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      I had heard great things about Ultima so I bought this as a kid (I remember it was really expensive at the time), I was sooo bad at it, I remember jumping, as it says in the article, was impossible to do accurately; and the 3D-ish overlay blocked the sights in a problematic way.

      I also remember there was this item called the Slayer which could pretty much one shot things, but you had to platform over this terrain which was nearly impossible (at least for an 8~10 year old me).

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        Supremely interesting, and a great presentation of the subject at hand. He was able to break down complex ideas into bite size that I could understand.

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          Might be a bit of a hot take here, but stuff like this is what keeps me using MacOS. I ran Linux on bare metal for years and had a blast learning how to use a UNIX system effectively, but eventually just got tired of being my own sysadmin. This article took me back to the days of my system just deciding that it no longer had a NIC right before a major assignment was due.

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            I agree with you wholly, the numerous articles of people switching to FreeBSD/OpenBSD entices me. But I know that I will run into an issue and I am not certain of my abilities to either fix it much less diagnose. At least for my main machine I will hold off.

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            I’m wanting to learn some SwiftUI for iOS development, and I’m wondering if MBA is decent enough for it. Does anyone have any experience with that setup + external monitor?

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              As long as you have 8 GB of RAM or (preferably) more, you’re safe.

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              Interviews are usually there to help the interviewer verify that you know how to break larger problems into more understandable chunks. Ask questions.

              This is the main thing I’m looking for when hiring. I want you to help me get into your head. How do you approach the problem, how do you break it down, what questions do you ask? Ideally, candidates will think out loud when they’re solving a problem.

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                Speaking of thinking out loud (sorry for the pun), one of the big reasons I hate open office plans is that it hinders people from talking a problem out, even when it’s routine.

                My old work place had a safety checklist, and we found that even though it was written on paper on a clipboard, we had less mishaps when a worker spoke out loud each of the checks.

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                  I believe you were the one who said the “I’ve read your blog, you don’t need to prove yourself to me” line too. Lol.

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                  The new reality is that now my phone has a Chat folder with 6+ chat programs for people who are unwilling to move away from what they are using currently.

                  Even though I like the idea of a secure chat and willing to pay for a decent service, if I can’t convince folks to move to one free chat service, I don’t think I could convince them to move to one where you have to pay.

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                    I might finally get enough free time to setup a PiHole device.

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                      It’s worth it, really.

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                      The first question is “how long have you had a lobste.rs account” with the first answer “>6 months”.

                      That should be “<6 months”.

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                        I’ve discovered that it’s surprisingly common to get that flipped around. I remember getting it drilled into me which way the sign opened when I was in elementary school, but adults still seem to have a lot of trouble with it.

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                          Did they tell you too that the sign is a little crocodile is opening its jaws to eat the biggest number?

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                            I think that’s what everyone learns. Although back in my day, Pac-Man was also a popular mnemonic.

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                              FWIW, I just remember that one end has 2 line ends/points, and the other has 1. 2>1 so the bigger number goes on the side with 2. I think that’s what they taught us in school? But maybe I just made it up.

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                          Same question should also have a “>5 years” option, fwiw.

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                            It made me do a double take for sure.

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                            Just going through all the archives of data/pictures/old projects that I have tucked away, and cleaning them out. Sort of an early data spring cleaning.

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                              Evaluating Ubuntu or FreeBSD and maybe have enough time to install it on a Mac Mini (late 2012). It’d be my first time seriously going outside of Windows or MacOS, I’m still trying to determine all my use cases for the machine.

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                                If you consider using Ubuntu, you might want to check out Linux Mint as well. I love it.

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                                Swift and maybe Machine Learning

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                                  I’m not much of an environmentalist, but I’ll say this is a wonderful website: well-written content, attractive layout, and a thoughtfulness given to execution that is rarely seen. It harkens back to an older Internet that was substantially less commercial/conformist.

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                                    Yes I agree, and I must say that it’s at least an interesting and thought provoking exercise towards energy costs.

                                    Kind of in the same spirit as the time when someone thought if the U.S. Government switched to Garamond, they would have saved $400MM (turns out they would not have).

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                                      Agreed. As iffy as I am on the solar node plan, the design is everything I want from a content website!

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                                      I try to not stress too hard about being strict to the rule, but I usually do the following:

                                      • Eat well prepared food (even if I’m eating out, I’ll go for a higher quality food if possible).
                                      • I don’t count calories, but tend to avoid unnecessary sugars (Cola, Most Desserts, Sugar in my Coffee/Tea).
                                      • Opt for Protein rich food over Carbs.
                                      • Try to not eat past 7PM (again, not a strict rule)
                                      • Eat only to 80-90% full, unless I’m working out that day or playing sports later on.