If you ignore the first 9 links about any new JS framework, it shouldn't take more than than 10min/day just to keep up with what is happening.
Or is this just not true in your experience?
How long do you spend on HN on average per day?
On an average workday though, I look at 3-5 posts and skim the articles. I often find more value in HN's discussion than the article itself.
Still, I empathize with the OP... It's often too tempting.
Judging from the compile times, Gentoo?
Too bad the Delphi team was not able to find a business model that was able to scale their user base (probably some kind of subscription at the price range of JetBrains subscription was needed). Now are now looking back into C++ (and its much longer compile times).
2. Finish other work.
3. If you iterate a lot, maybe just reading the code figuring out your next steps.
4. Maybe figure out why it's taking so long, and figure out a way to speed things up.
5. Write more tests.
Of course, if you're rebuilding the same code over and over it can be a net win, but -in the comments- it is mentioned that the obvious things -that one might end up doing somewhat frequently in C/C++ development- invalidate the cache.
The book explains how to design large systems to contain compile times.
Add "news.ycombinator.com##td.subtext" following to your Adblock/uBlock custom filters.
You still get to read the articles and keep up with tech news, but you don't end up in comment threads (unless it's an Ask HN/etc, hence why I'm commenting now). Occasionally I load up HN in a different browser if I want to take a break and read some comments but my idle browsing has been drastically reduced.
There's lots of great content in the comments, but it's also a fantastic way to waste time.
But I learn more from the comments than from the articles!
Today, nothing has been done. I'm struggling to get people to relate to this need for a better communication system and language. I am convinced that this is very important, but I fail to get the positive feedback I've always expected.
Should I ignore people and blindly trust my guts? Taking on such a massive task is very difficult for a single person.
I don't know what your idea is, but that statement makes me think "confirmation bias". Start looking for something people really want instead, and build from that. Otherwise you're effectively just building a product for yourself, and trying to convince yourself that others will want it.
When I have an idea that seems like something people want, I force myself to describe it in a 250-500 word blog post. Most of them I never ship, but it's really about the exercise of conveying your ideas in a way other people can digest quickly and easily.
People hate it because they can't understand it.
How are we going to communicate with said AI? Surely not text or speech. Nobody is able to answer this yet. That's why I'm working on it.
If you've been on hacker news one thing is certain most folk will more readily shoot down new or refactored ideas, especially if that's all they are, ideas.
i was working on a project where i needed to convert linear motion into rotational motion
i was working through some schemes and though functional by design they were failing in the real world scenarios i was building for
frustrated i sat down for a break and doped up on some hn for a bit
this post came up:
i clicked through and was surprised by how much i enjoyed the lists found within,
so i clicked on the portrait in the corner to learn more about the person putting the lists together
this led me to this page:
an almost goofy early web days personal page of this nobel prize winning physicist
while scrolling though the personal page, clicking on random things and skimming through them, i came across an animation in the 'unpublished works' section
i looked at it for a second and thought.. is that a rotational motion being converted into a linear motion?
i searched for 'Peaucellier–Lipkin linkage' and found this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D30iFxhJTQA
and there it was, linear to rotational motion and much more robust than the other efforts i was attempting
i built it and it worked
i've since designed out the need for the conversion but it was an important step along the way in the build
i'd err away from the charge to 'get to work' and suggest one instead: 'enjoy yourself'
Instead of the transition being an abrupt stop that makes me want to turn the blocking off to finish what I was doing, the delay makes it a gradual frustration, and feels a lot more like getting naturally bored of browsing.
The only thing I don't like on HN is the UI. So I created http://hackernewsroom.com based on HN API. Now I read it everyday. But HN API is read only. When I want to comment, I have to click a link to go back to HN to make comments. Another con of hackernewsroom.com is some websites have the same-origin policy which are unfriendly to iframe.
I'd also love to see the community move towards in-text annotations directly on the article page, but it's hard to ease into that.
/better at it than you.
It probably doesn't make a difference, so cheers.
Um, let me rephrase that.
Voila! Guilt-free slacking.
It's a curse.