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What's your opinion on the framework laptop? I really like the concept and would love to get one, but I don't live in the US and I sadly can't get it yet2
I just set up pi-hole for my network, yay
I have another (older) raspberry pi laying around, any ideas what I could do with it?5
I cannot fool myself any longer, my phone's battery rises like yeast and it's time for me to find a new one. It's probably going to explode if I wait any longer lol.
However now I am confronted with how little I know about hardware and it's really painful. I spend my nights reading online reviews of various smartphones but without success. Some phones seem to be better than others, ok, but what now? There's still about a dozen left and I just can't decide which is best for me. That's kindof dumb because I typically don't use my phone in a way it would make a difference for me.
Maybe I just need to go to the nearest store and get advice from them but they often advertise phones along with shady contracts which immediately makes me loose trust in their judgement.6
what is it with all these websites that just copy their content from Wikipedia with the exact same wording? Fucking useless, nobody wants a Wikipedia wrapper1
People who talk to you while using their headphones. I know I don't have an extremely loud voice but I don't want to have to scream my answer when you are standing infront of me, especially since you don't seem to be interested anyway
Just take your damn earbuds out for 5 seconds, after that you can be anti social again as long as you want6
I've noticed how the number of posts with wrong tags is getting annoyingly high at the moment (at least in perception), so I want to write a bot that can automate the tedious task of correcting people. I was thinking of a bot similar to @lmddgtfy. This bot should comment with a helpful message when being called on a post with wrong tags.
I think this can improve everybody's mood and will help to ease the aggression on this topic.
So my question is if this is actually needed? And secondly, are there any rules on devRant that I have to consider concerning bots?7
When I was 15 or 16 I started in school with an Arduino and some sensors where my group was tasked to build a "self driving car" that could avoid obstacles. After we were finished with that I did a project based on this car on my own because I really liked the software part and this type of analytical thinking.
A couple of months later I got a programming book for christmas "C++ for dummies". This was the turning point. I learned how computers work on a pretty low level for a beginner which was not very motivating at times but there was no going back from this point on.
I think another important turning point was when I learned Git. It was the first time that I encountered code from different sources and opened my eyes to the idea of open source which was which was pretty intense.6
TL;DR: I hate how my personal projects always get abandoned and I don't know how to handle it
My 5 Phases of a personal project:
Phase 0: Enthusiasm
> "Great! A new idea has popped up! Let's start sketching it out right away! cannot wait to start with the actual coding"
Phase 1: Setup
> "Hey, setting up the project is not difficult after all! I am so excited to implement the actual logic!"
Phase 2: Disillusion
> "Wait, this is actually way harder than it seemed at first!" Some unexpected problems occur, but no worries, that's what I want when I code, right?
Phase 3: Murphy
> Everything goes downhill: wrong compiler version, the docs of an essential library suddenly disappear on the website, problems become overwhelming
Phase 4: Abandoning
> I gradually lose interest, things like "maybe this has not been a good idea after all" or "no one would have cared anyways" come to my mind and I throw the project on GitHub and set it to private where it will rot for a year or so until I end its misery
Am I the only one who has this kind of "work flow"? I believe I'm not a dumb person but this always makes me wonder what I am doing wrong. Of course I don't expect everything to run smoothly, I know that not all projects will succeed but I this is really demotivating.
I mean I am still young and didn't receive a proper education in computer science yet. On the other hand I am not a full-time noob anymore and my expectations and ambitions are higher than that.
Does anyone have any tips on how to tackle this problem?4
Been lurking around here for quite some time, now I could finally bring myself to become an active member11