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Do you enjoy your job? And if you don't explain to me why.
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Here is an example of something that is dead simple and people would probably pay for, but it was released for free.


I'm sure that you could come up with something like this. I'm sure that large companies would not attempt to create something like this because its scale is too small and it's not even in their world view of opportunities.

Here is another example of something that is dead simple, people HAVE payed a lot for, and it was created by a single developer (a Tokyo developer who quit because he hated the サラリーマン life).


If you read any literature about startups or entrepreneurship, you will find that being independent simply means solving a problem that is too small, too obscure, or too new (or old) for existing companies to solve. You can even release an application with EXACTLY THE SAME FEATURES as an existing application and sell it by putting your own looks or philosophy into it.

However, being an independent software developer usually means doing things other than coding. Maybe you make some designs for the application or the website. Maybe you learn a little bit about content marketing and how to write a good blog post. Maybe you send some messages to writers who are looking to feature software like yours.
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I don't argue that there aren't such cases, my point is that it's very luck based and it's basically a lottery. You might as well start streaming on Twitch because it's the same kind of lottery where if you make it, you make it.
You listed a few projects and I can add a dozen more on top of them, but statistically those are probably <0.1% of all _finished_ startups led by 1-3 people.
I have worked in startup business as a senior full stack web developer, and I've met many people there who just hop from one startup job to another, because startups even if properly funded just never make it. You make a big buck as a developer there because of all the risks, plus they often offer you a share after the product has gotten popular, but it never gets popular. That's just how IT business is.
The advice to "just make something that will give you money" faces the exact same problem. It's literally the same market and in it you're also at a disadvantage, let alone the amount of competition.
Sure you can make yet another basic app or something like that, but at the end of the day it's not even the size of the project, it's just how lucky you are in getting it running. It can be your 10 year long monstrous project or it can be a 6 hour hackaton challenge project. They both have equal odds of becoming big enough to bring revenue.

This is just an unreasonable investment of time and money, is my point. If you like gambling then it's probably ok, you can keep trying to push your ideas and develop more stuff. But if you're into having a stable financial situation then it's probably not for you. I consider myself to be having the preference of the latter.



You don't have to receive a giant windfall to be successful, and it isn't all about the money (i.e., autonomy is important to some people).

The better way to frame it is that you are expanding your scope to include opportunities beyond the traditional job market. For somebody, like me, who cannot handle the modern, agile, stack-ranked, open office, I don't think that looking into alternative opportunities is a risk. To me, ending my life in a conference room after the tenth meeting about code style is the bigger risk.


My job is alright. It's an office job doing administrative stuff for a local government.
The work itself is pretty easy, so I read or work on other stuff during work hours. The pay could be higher, but I'm not doing anything skills intensive, so I guess I would rather be paid less with less stress.


I often fantasise about having a low-stress job, with lots of free time to indulge my hobbies. But maybe I'd actually find a more challenging career more rewarding than something that's just to pay the bills?
If they're so important to me, maybe I should make my hobbies a full-time thing. Of course, this might not be practical, but it seems rather timid of me to give up without having tried that level of commitment.

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Do you have any plans for today sushis?
Or if you're reading this later: Did you have a good day?

I'm pretty excited for today. Going to finish work on a project and add some new plants to my greenhouse while I still can.
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I'm going to have a good cry, and then start another fresh day tomorrow


That sounds nice


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Naja is a cobra and the word comes from the sanskrit Naga
My almonds are reaching critical mass.
What does he know? Does Japan have secret esoteric societies? I have long suspected the Naga have some relation to the Egyptian Ogdoad and he started this website in 1999. Desire to know more intensifies. Here's a drawing I made a while ago of Kauket of the Ogdoad, the bird is supposed to be the owl Moloch, I know I suck at drawing


I got a lot of small things done, many of them are small steps toward a larger goal. Even though the incremental results are incomplete, obviously flawed, and need to be refined, I'm glad that I was able to take the first steps.

Perfectionism is a hell of a non-starter.


Today I went out to town and now I'm back home. I'm going to cook today and I'm making dumplings! I just made the dough and gotta let it sit for a couple hours before I'm bound to do the rest, so I want to take the next couple hours to do what I've been meaning to do for the last few days, which is to read some ruby books to start doing a project that want to do.
There's so much filling my days that I barely get to do anything I want to. For one thing I gotta work during the first few hours of the day, so I have about 4 hours tops in the afternoons for myself, which I use mostly for learning chinese because it's my #1 priority right now, but every day I also wish I could catch up on these ruby books so I can get started with my project but I barely get the time to do this. Then I'm taking upon reading fiction which is somewhat related to my project, so in the evening I'm starting to read a lil bit but I'm so tired by then that I fall asleep after a few pages.
So I guess I gotta take it little by little with the little time I have left to do my own stuff, which as I said, even if I can dedicate to my project, I gotta read a few books before I can actually start doing anything with any confidence. I can get started after a few pages with this first book which is supposed to teach me the language (I'm super rusty with any programming whatsoever, plus, I want to do this right rather than doing a bunch of guesswork and having to google how to fetch methods from classes almost every time).
Anyway, at least I have a project in mind, even if it's going to take me a while, at least I have some leisure to proceed…

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Howdy! How has your day been?
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That looks incredibly comfy NGL. I'm in Atlanta, Georgia and i'm begging for rain to come and take the heat away.


Fuck it's hot.


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>>5672 I'm there i feel like the heat is much better than usual this year. Those pictures are comfy as hell though

Anyway my day's been pretty good, I've decided to try online dating so while I haven't had any success yet I'm feeling good about trying. Also a Sunday without too much to do is always nice


Yep. And I got no air conditioner at home


Im doing really well actually. I've started seeing a girl recently and she makes me very happy. My studies are going well, I thought this year at university would be rough but I couldn't be more wrong.

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Most of this board is about the pleasure to be found in the everyday, so I thought we could have something a little different; whats the most exciting thing you've done recently?
I went gliding today with an instructor and did some acrobatics. Shit was cash.


Living in a ranch, everyday work is pretty exciting, and I don't get to much else anyway. But just a few days ago I did something I really found exciting. I was helping clean some of the orange trees which have been neglected for the better part of a year and have some serious weeds grow all over them. I had to climb the trees and reach out for such parasitic weeds and tear them off, I really enjoyed taking a step back on the evolutionary scale.


does anyone know any particularly comfy youtubers or podcasts?

i'm always looking for something comfy or interesting to listen to in my spare time, and listening to people talk helps me relax a lot.

one podcast i'm a fan of is the wisenheimers podcast which was two animators from newgrounds talking about stupid shit. it ended a while a go, but managed to be pretty funny and chill while it lasted.

i also some lets players like vinesauce, jontron era game grumps and another guy called manlybadasshero who mostly does horror game lp's, but i havent found anything as comfy as i would prefer.
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donoteat01 is an interesting channel, he uses cities skylines to explain the politics of urban (and sometimes suburban) planning and sometimes covers other stuff like this video on the oft praised killdozer.



this is actually really cool, thanks for recommending this!


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no problem, glad you like it!


what happened to him? i've seen him in pol memes and stuff

is he ok?


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Reviewbrah's still going strong. He uploaded a review of deep-fried Oreos yesterday. Besides the fast food videos, he has a podcast, which he also broadcasts on short-wave radio. My impression is that he spends the rest of his life reading the news and staying up late browsing the web or going on nightwalks.

/pol/ made him a meme, yeah. They were also responsible for sending out tweets saying that he died in the Manchester terror attack in 2017.

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I've always been studying something, even when school finished, but I've never really been one to keep my notes or revise them very often. Now, I find myself going back over some of the material because I need to use it in my work. I find myself wondering if my notes would have been useful if I stored them in a better format and revised them more often.

My questions to you guys are

- How do you organize your knowledge?
- Do you prefer a unified format, a subject-specific format, or an even more granular format?
- Do you build hierarchies, use tags, or do something else?
- Do you maintain an index specific to a particular audience or subject (e.g., the front page of a wiki)?
- How do you reference other materials (e.g., books, online articles that might disappear).
- Does your format cater to a specific study style? Is it different for different subjects?
- When your note corpus starts becoming large, how do you navigate through it? Searching? Hierarchy? Something else?
- Do you find that your notes match your thinking style several years later, or do you find that you have changed, causing the notes to be less useful?
- Do you focus on creating notes that help you achieve different tasks (e.g., task-based learning)?
- Do you focus on organizing knowledge by minimizing concepts and maximizing orthogonality between concepts?
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My notes are for biology research, so they are specifically to:
- take notes from articles and papers.
- schedule and record experiments.
- store code and results from analysis.

It is all stored in markdown files that are edited with org-mode in emacs (https://orgmode.org/). It's crazy powerful and configurable, but if you don't use the extra features it is nice and simple.

For general notes I use a single file with a hierarchy of headings / subheadings for different topics. I have a bibtex file where I put all the references I come across. Then the org-ref package to link them from the notes file. When writing an article I'll copy my thoughts and references from here into a new file, which is then compiled down with latex into a report with proper citations.

Specific projects get their own notes file. These are organised chronologically (I thought this, so I did this experiment, it didn't work, therefore I…). These contain timestamps for scheduling things I have to do, along with code and plots / pictures. Once I'm done with the project they are saved for future reference and I don't change them anymore.

I find it useful to have the clear separation between notes files, which I constantly re-write and re-organise over time as my understanding changes, and the project specific files which only ever get more information added at the end and serve as a record of what I did and thought at the time.


I can either pay attention of takes notes, so in the end it is much better to never take notes, unless there is enough time after the explanation to take notes.

To be honest, i don't understand many of your your questions very well.
The way i study is by doing excercises on anything that has math on it or paying attention to class.



I've seen Cherry Tree a few times before, but it always seemed to be kind of ugly. I'll try it out for a few weeks to see if I can get over that. It is really cool that you can attach any file to a node though.


My approach is simple, on lectures I try to write everything fast - focus is on listening. Then I just rewrite the notes. I can say it is not very time efficient, because I want them as clear and pretty as possible, focusing less on actually thinking on material.


It is pretty function over form I have to admit, that's kinda what I like about it though. Put the effort where it counts.
You can always export to PDF/HTML in a second for when not actually editing, for a more comfy reading experience. Also if you do programming, can compile and execute current node with an F5 buttonpress.
Also shiet, giving it a closer look than usual I'm finding stuff I didn't even know, noticed the exported PDFs actually keep the code highlighting.
And F8 apparently auto-creates a node for you with a year/month/day structure, landing you at a current-day node. Would be super quick to make a journal, just F8 and you have the days log-file. Also another button to insert date/time-stamp just as simple text.

But yeah, if you just wanna get work done it's a godsend, and if you dig into the functionality you'll probably find stuff that could make your workflow and notation style super smooth.

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This was one of my favourite threads on the old sushichan. Post comfortable audiovisual experiences utilising the WebMatroska container format.

The audio is: Boards of Canada - roygbiv
The video is of San Francisco in 1905.
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Super late, but by chance do you have any more? I love videos like those!

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I'm moving off to college in 7 days, I'm really excited to move out but I'm going to be busy 24/7 it seems like with working to pay rent, I have my tuition all figured out through scholarships and ~$3000 in loans, I think I'm gonna do alright.
Any tips for a wagie/student to get by in college?
>pic related is my laptop, totally unrelated to post
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Yea, I have 5 years of experience in the “real world.” The “real world” is full of pandering to your coworkers so that they think you are a smart, likeable guy who doesn’t cause any trouble. Every once in a while you get that opportunity to surprise everyone by improving request latency by 10x and acting like anyone could have done it. Your coworkers ignore it, but your boss recognizes that it makes a difference. You get promoted, your coworkers become envious, and you end up quitting because you find a better job anyways.

All I’m saying is that the bar in the “real world” is very low when it comes to technical skills. If you know what the fuck you are doing, you can pull out those unique moments that make people notice without ruining your reputation. So, in a sense, you’re right. The status quo tends toward reusable libraries. If you can recognize the special circumstances for that graph algorithm you remembered, maybe you can demonstrate that you are the 10x engineer that your boss has been reading about for so long.


for certain tasks, especially when you have tight deadlines, it simply isn't feasible to write stuff yourself
maybe if you're at a waterfall company, they don't mind you taking a long time to reinvent the wheel
but with agile/devops they emphasize pushing to production as quickly as possible, even with unit tests and whatnot


> a lot of the things that you learn in school directly affect how well you can go "above and beyond" at your job.
Its just basic stuff. Low hanging fruit which is just ignored by your average programmer. Its not "above and beyond", but rather "you dont suck".
The real gold stuff isn't found in academia mostly, but rather the "top" of the real world, hidden and obscure.


just had to reply because this is such a fucking stupid post, 3rd and 4th year comp sci is immensely important, you can get by without knowing data structures, graph theory, boolean algebra, asymptotic notation, the underlying logic of common algorithms etc but you're forever going to be working in the dark seeing everything as nail that fits the very, very limited hammer you've given yourself – I guarantee there are patterns and approaches applicable to things you work on every day that you've never even considered because you lack the vocabulary to even think about these problems in a different way

furthermore you're completely wrong, SOTA algorithms are exclusively generated by research institutions. read SIGGRAPH proceedings sometime and tell me how many of the papers didn't come from "academia"


Dude, I'm a master of those things you mentioned.
Learning about all of that doesnt require a school to teach you.
Just grab a book and read it / work through it.

Also I dont think you understood my post.
What I meant was, understanding these things should be the normal.
Knowing about basic CS, doesn't make you awesome, it means you just dont suck (like 95% of programmers)

Computer Graphics is one of the only fields were academia still produces good papers,
but only because there is interesting stuff in Graphics left to be found.
For many other fields in CS, academia remains a circlejerk.
But even when it comes to SIGGRAPH a lot of the shit is really impressive, but if you'd program something like a video-game engine, you can pretty much ignore those papers.
For most of the applications, that you as a programmer, would create that use computer graphics, reading some obscure blog-post about the graphics-pipeline can be a lot more helpful, than reading papers published in SIGGRAPH.

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This chan is very nice

Not all content is nice, but the chan is nice

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Name one thing you're currently happy about

> moving to a cool city in two weeks
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I still have one in a shoes box under my bed.




I am the younger brother not the old, don't lie to me, sushi roll





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Me and my friends are going to japan later this winter. I've been saving up and have more than a comfortable amount to go


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I was able to guess a dude was going to ask a girl out 1 week before he did. Guess I'm not as autistic as I think when it comes to social clues.

(He got friendzoned if you're curious)

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