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What are sushis working on right now? Any cool topics in computer science I should know more about?
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Last thing I was working on was Dennis MUD, and before that Driftwood. I haven't had that programmer energy for three months now though, so I haven't been really working on any software projects. Usually I get interested in programming for about a month and that comes in 2 month or 6 month cycles, or somewhere in-between.

Mostly I've just been maintaining the server, and I also set up a server and website for a roommate a while ago who got kicked off of Tumblr for lewd artwork.

If you want to learn a programming language I always recommend Python, but lately JS has become a good general-purpose option too thanks to NODE. My first language was actually FreeBASIC, followed by C. FreeBASIC has a lot of cool old hobbyist games.

It's also good to know HTML and CSS so you can make your own websites. I probably end up using HTML more than anything else. You could also learn Linux so that you can host your websites and whatever services you want on a server you run yourself.


Basic arithmetic that a beginner to programming would find useful.


learn blender tbh
3D stuff has many, many uses and is way more fun than you'd think.


>What are sushis working on right now
Simultaneously completing my Psychology degree and reestablishing the Allgemeine Ärztliche Gesellschaft für Psychotherapie (AÄGP) against the Terran materialist mindvirus that has taken hold of the world in the last 100 years


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I'm writing some linear motion models for a physics simulation.


Haven't you always wanted a computer friend to talk to?



Planned obsolescence – devices intentionally designed to break over time – has been getting really bad in recent years. Everything is disposable. Even when hardware works, you no longer get software updates, which can make a device useless because it'll no longer get security fixes or support for modern apps.

And haven't you noticed how, when a tech company comes out with a new product, they shit all over their old ones? Like "our new device is so awesome and fast, and our old one was so clunky and shitty by comparison!" But then a year later, they do the same process over again. And you're thinking… you bought it because people said it was good. But then the company that made it said it sucks. They do it to get you to buy the same thing over and over again.

When will this stop? Do you think everything will be disposable forever, or will there be enough backlash to planned obsolescence that will reverse this trend so that electronics in the future are made to last longer? People talk about "the invisible hand" of "the free market" but maybe government regulation is required to stop it.

An example of this is how my friend's phone battery wouldn't last very long, so he bought an entirely new phone, even though I told him I could replace the battery if he bought one on Amazon (and they were really cheap).
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Forgive me father for I have sinned.
I admit to be paying out my ass just to get unlimited internet. I get unlimited calls, messages, a new phone every two years etc but I don't give a fuck about any of that. I literally just want to have internet when I am about without worrying about usage caps.
Jokes partially on them though, I've got a masked tether and I use it on my desktop to play games, watch videos and download 100's of Gb in games.
They definitely know that most people only want internet and that it will destroy their traditional networks so they're desperately trying to artificially restrict it.


> TL;DR buy your phones in cash, keep them safe with a strong case and screen protector
It really needs to be stressed more just how useful a good case is. I have a phone that's three years old at this point. Every time I take the thing out of the case, I'm shocked at just how pristine it is, aside from some dust around ports.
I actually just bought a "new" cellphone (an older flagship model), and it was in worse condition than my cased up phone, with notable scratches on its metal hide.
Speaking of that: Buy older flagships. They still have headphone jacks and removable batteries up to 2016, and their chips are strong enough to take most non-absurd software and games.

Another thing of note is that I was met with good fortune with this purchase: I bought a Sprint locked phone even though I was on Virgin Mobile, and the local Sprint dealership was offering Unlimited $25 /month single plans, as well as giving away $200 gift cards to those who bring their own phones and switch. It was such a good deal that I did not think it was even real, but I was being told as such in person.


I've purchased all of my phones used with cash, and through good practice and good cases/screen protectors, they've all lasted me more than two years. Be smart with your smart phone. Keep it in your front pocket, don't leave it on things where it could be bumped off or stepped on. Had a friend just lose $800 on a brand new phone because he dropped a dumbell on it…


Get a good absorbing case. My family member had one of those plastic cases that are for fashion. They tried to take a picture of a hornet when it took flight they panicked and dropped it 60cm. It was fucked.
I've dropped my phone 2 stories and it was untouched, still playing the video when I got down to it.


Shock absorption cases are so bulky. A simple silicone case and a screen protector will be eough.

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I would like to make an imageboard but not sure where to begin. If I get a LAMP stack running, how can I effectively install vichan without bugs? I have tried several times without succeeding because either posts do not work or the domain does not readily map over a raw IP address.


>the domain does not readily map over a raw IP address.
What exactly do you mean by this? I am not a vichan expert at all but that sounds like it's not a problem with the imageboard software.

If you have control of the domain, you should be able to point it to a single IP. If you are trying to run an imageboard on a computer at home, where your IP might change, then dynamic DNS is, as far as I know, what you should be looking at.


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I'll snuggle up in here as well as a thread freeloader if that's okay with you OP, better than having two just slightly different threads on kind of the same subject.
I wouldn't want to host a chan, but I've wanted to try out writing my own board software for a while for fun and to explore concepts and stuff. I've yet to touch on web dev though, just learning some general programming. How far into webdev would one have to pry to realistically be able to squeeze out a board? What stuff would one have to learn?

Also anybody have any chan features they've thought would be cool to have?


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If you're vaguely familiar with how PHP is executed and you know how to set up other hosted software, you will probably be able to understand how to set up your own board. You will probably have to follow these steps.

1. Point your domain to the server that your board is hosted on (i.e., create A and AAAA records with your DNS provider). For Google Domains, their documentation describes how to do this (https://support.google.com/a/answer/2579934?hl=en).
2. Set up the web server (e.g., nginx) to which you just pointed your domain to direct requests to your CGI or FCGI software (e.g., DokuWiki).
3. Perform initial set up as necessary (e.g., adding SQL connections strings or creating an initial administrator user).


Are you using an actual internet-facing server or just trying to self-host on your home network? If it's the later then you're probably dealing with some NAT issues. Self-hosting generally isn't a good idea anyway.

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I'm currently in the process of trying to merge my active directories into my backup folders, but it's not going that well. Active folders have grown differently than the backup tree, without neither being more "correct".
E.g. sorting images based on why they were saved (aesthetically pleasing, lewd, funny, etc) or the contents.

How do you manage your folders of saved things? Any tips?
How do you deal with things that could belong in multiple places at once and no particular one is more correct?
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I'm unsure about the quality of this post but i'll try my best.

I share the same opinions and tastes as you.

The way i organize my files depend on the type of media.

For education i divide everything by subject with the classes i'm currently in on the "front page" of the folder, while old classes in a old classes folder.
One folder for books that don't fit exactly a class, one for "others" which can be temporary things or whatever doesn't fit well.

For images the division is by purpose, for example one folder is for (fashion) inspiration while another is for wall papers, those don't have subfolders but "random" and "images" do, those are orgainzed by either source or topic.

Books are organized by author, music by band.

Movies and series by language, if they are multilingual the language will be the one from the coutry it is set, if set on various countries by what i feel is more memorable.
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over the years iv'e amassed 5-6 TB of storage space. I usually take time to sort out my main drive first, and then start moving things to corresponding folders on other drives. I generally try to avoid duplicates of files, especially when I go on a info hoarding spree, and categorized when needed. That's it really.


Sometimes I just choose the directory that's visually more similar to the rest. So if I had, say, a drawing of a datacenter in a traditional japanese art style, I go for the traditional japanese directory.
I also keep an directory named "unsorted" where I put everything I can't yet categorize as well as everything new and every now and then I go through it and sometimes I do find that a bunch of them seem to have a common theme I can use for a new directory


Just learn bash coding and make an automatic backup program desu,,,,



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I was thinking it would be nice if we had a thread for sharing our own websites/homepages. Woah, here's one now! Show me your netspace sushi!

Here's mine. It's a complete mess, but I like it. It's kind of new well, technically it's existed for a little while, but I only started working on it recently, so it's missing a lot of things, and there are a few links that 404. Though it's hosted on neocities, it's only slighty Lain themed.
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I see you completed the blender guru beginner tutorial



Then use javascript.



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I thought that Rivendell link was for Rivendell Bicycle Works…

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Do any of you know PHP? If so, do you have any recommendations for learning it? I'm not new to programming or web development in general, but I started learning Node instead of older shit like LAMP.
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That's a meme I haven't seen in a long time.


I'm too old for keeping up with gen Z's memes so I'm reverting back to ancient ones.


yes, dont. use Ruby


With Sinatra.


nobody uses ruby anymore
rails is dead
press F to pay respects


Any wiki needs out there? I just set up a MediaWiki instance and I’m having a lot of fun. I will post a link if anyone is interested in sand boxing around.
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That's an intriguing idea. What kind of articles would we have? I know there would be a bit of sushichan history, but anything apart from that?


>What kind of articles would we have
Not sure, we could have a history section, as you said, but we could also have sections specific to each board, and maybe sushi style ricing/config guides?


I setup pmwiki two weeks ago nice using it so far


i remember this thing called tiddlywiki that was very simple to use

link: https://tiddlywiki.com/


Mediawiki is a great piece of software. It introduced me to server hosting.

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Resurrecting the desktop thread. Post desktops, you get bonus points for a more comfy and homelike desktop, and whoever has the most points wins (1)snug smug hugbug(pictured)
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Great games on an old system.


ah, i remember playing a lot of those


Pretty cool. I've been using my iMac G3 a lot lately for old games.


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Did a full re-rice of my system the other day, going for a comfy look over functionality (used to be no gaps or padding) this time around.

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the virgin cable management vs. the chad spaghetti


There are these little twist tie things I found at the hardware store for pretty cheap. They’ve got a wire inside them which holds its shape when bent and a rubbery outer coating. They’re pretty great. I use them to keep my wires in my backpack organized.

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