I liked Reddit back when it was less well known. Now, it just appears that the content appeals to the lowest common denominator. Some of the content is still great (i.e. r/dwarffortress), but a lot of the site has degraded into junk. If anyone has some good subreddits that are still decent, I'd love to know what they are.
I don't use reddit so have a fairly basic understanding of how it works but looking at all these replies about subreddits, it struck me that basically reddit is a web2.0 version of usenet. So I guess that means good content is there, you just need to know where to look :)
P.S. for the redditors: I have nothing against reddit, it's just that I'm already drowning in information and never found the time to get in to it.
That's actually a pretty decent analogy. Obviously the focus on posting links and ranking and such is different, but the user experience of someone totally new is similar. As is the searching for tiny pockets of awesome in a sea of idiocy.
You could also check out Hubski. It's a much smaller new community with completely different social feed mechanisms. I like it quite a bit, though the volume of users is small (but growing). The owner coded it from the open source HN code. There have always been differences in the features and mechanics, but mk just completed a redesign that completely removed even stylistic similarities.
Time to hit 'reply' and see how badly I mangled this post typing on my phone...
and if you unsubscribe from pics, funny, adviceanimals, aww, and atheism (regardless of whether you are or not, it's just not high quality content), you'll find that things suddenly get a whoooole lot better
This blog seemed rather negative about the system, but I'm still excited to see how OUYA turns out. I know that I can hook up a box to a tv, and program for it. Most programmers know that. However, it's the idea that you're programming for a standalone console that just makes me want to code.
Take a look at tinywm to get an idea of the basics behind writing your own window manager. I'm using evilwm, and have been for years. However, I've tried about 15 different tiling window managers, and I have yet to find one that suits my needs perfectly. I stayed with subtle for about a week, but it just wasn't for me.
I used evilwm for several years back on RedHat 7.x. I've been stuck on XP since. I fondly remember the fun of exploring just how stripped-down WM i could practically use. And how tiny resources it used.
The trick that I've found works is to use a password that I can remember on sites like Facebook. It's the only site I'm likely to log into on my phone. GMail should be a random password though, but it can be stored on your phone so you don't need to remember it. Everything else that doesn't require mobile access use a random password managed through a program like LastPass. If you're thinking about logging in to sites like your email from a public computer or something, well you shouldn't do that anyway.
Honestly, I lost track a while ago of all the new web development tools. I am so glad I'm no longer writing web applications, or I would spend more time learning about the tools than actually using them.