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abirato  ·  1813 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What keeps you fit, Hubski?

Gym mostly. I try to keep my sessions under 1 hour, so I only do a few exercises (namely: deep back squat, over head press, bench, dead lift and lateral pull) but it seems to work as my working weights are slowly going up.

abirato  ·  1815 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What are some other image hosting sites like imgur that are safe

If you are comfortable with the command line, check out ExifTool (http://www.sno.phy.queensu.ca/~phil/exiftool/), it allows you to scrub all (or at lest most of) the metadata from your images before you upload it to any social media site etc.

edit: it is as simple as:

   exiftool -all= foo.jpg
abirato  ·  1815 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What are you reading? Is it any good?

It is one of my favorite books in its genre. :) I can't really articulate exactly what draws me to it but I do find many of the political and philosophical ideas presented in it fascinating. The series is also worth reading as it expands the lore quite a bit and makes re-reading of the first book even more interesting.

abirato  ·  1815 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Creating a personal library and book collecting

I've seen the idea of marking the date when you received the book before and I know that my grandfather used to also mark the date when he finished the book on the final page. I haven't done this myself.. perhaps I should start.

abirato  ·  1816 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Creating a personal library and book collecting

You bring up many good points. My ideal library is definitely comprised of books I love and it would not contain books that I don't enjoy but "look good on the shelf". Having said that, I am not really considering collecting particular book editions for their monetary value/rarity either.

My question on print/binding quality was more about having books that will last a long time and are beautiful objects - the latter being one of the chief reasons why I can never really move on to eBooks completely. I have many books already on the shelf that I want to keep but I could consider trading them for a nicer hardcover edition. Scratches and stains do not really worry me, a well read book can certainly look like one, too.

Letting go of books is hard but I know that I can always get a new copy (perhaps a different edition though) if I prune too harshly and lose a copy that I find myself pining after later.

abirato  ·  1816 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What are you reading? Is it any good?

I have a tendency to have multiple books under way at the same time. This week I've been working my way through Catch-22 and the Dune series.

Initially I had trouble with Catch-22 as it seemed very repetitive and overly "wordy" but soon the absurd and paradoxical world really won me over. The last time I read Dune was in my early teens and it is interesting to note how differently the story now reads (I'm now in my late 30s).

abirato  ·  2691 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Do you live in a free and open society? Would you like to help those who do not?

I understand. I've kept the default settings and my total after 29 days of uptime is 89.7GB up, 94.3 GB down.

Still, I believe even 10kb/s limits can be useful and you can also hibernate the relay (this can be automated) to reduce monthly bandwidth quota.

abirato  ·  2698 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Embedded YouTube Videos Flickering Strangely.

Could it be an issue of hubski somehow forcing a 4:3 video to be played in 16:9 box?

abirato  ·  2698 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Do you live in a free and open society? Would you like to help those who do not?

If you ever need a hidden Tor bridge, please let me know.

abirato  ·  2713 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski the next reddit?

I think another interesting question is how hubski will financially sustain itself if it becomes really popular (whether as the "next reddit" or something completely else)? Is it donations, ads, subscriptions, dynamic membership costs (à la pinboard.in) or something else?