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Infrastructure & Planning student in the Netherlands.

Sometimes make things like this:

And I write here:


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Have you listened to the new album Strike yet by the Dutch band Moss? I gave the album a half-listen today and I think it might be up your alley.

Since my album's gonna be called Vegan Chicken Blocks, I think I'm gonna name my band The Murderers for irony's sake.

veen  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: February 15, 2017

So true. The first few weeks of studying abroad in Canada were much more mental effort than I'd imagined...going from talking Dutch all summer to not hearing Dutch more than once a week is quite a difference. After about three weeks, my brain decided "okay we're now gonna switch over to English" and that mental drain dissipated. (Switching back to Dutch was a similar process - extra weid because it legitimately feels like you're relearning your mother tongue. My Dutch used English syntax for like, a month.)

veen  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: February 15, 2017

They added a bunch of features since then. You can now change the color of notes, add labels to them or 'sticky' them, which means they'll stay at the top. It's also possible to draw now in the app. You can also insta-keep web pages with the browser plugin. It can also use pictures, so you can just snap a picture of whatever you want to remember or keep. And you can switch between having checkbox or not. All features that I don't use regularly, but they're there when I need them and make it a good tool to use for me.

veen  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: February 15, 2017

blackbootz The key insight that I think kb refers to and that I got out of GTD is that it is essential to develop some kind of system first and foremost. Whatever site / app / book you use should fit that system best.

For example, my approach to email is that I make a Todoist to-do out of everything that asks me to do something. I archive all the other emails and only archive emails with actionable items once I did that task. Simple system + Gmail + Todoist = clean inbox. Might be a good idea to reflect on where your obligations come from and what systematic way you can tackle them - e.g., when you get a text with something to do, where does that thing go?

veen  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: February 15, 2017

I use Todoist for anything with a deadline or intended end date, and Google Keep for my notes 'n stuff. Wunderlist is also great for lists.

I vaguely remember that one. Great article, thanks.

Haven't heard of the guy! He's not even on Google Play. His Flying Lotus breakdown is pretty awesome too.

edit: David Douglas is also a hidden Dutch gem. I really like his Moon Observations album.

veen  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Student Research

Welcome Madi! If you haven't read it already, check the About page and the Hubski Primer, they are a good place to start. The backbone of the site is similar to Hacker News but with many features added to improve the sense of community. Perhaps it's also interesting to compare and contrast.

In theory, any user can make any kind of contribution they want. In practice, the mechanics of the site are such that interesting links, texts or images by users that have more than a few followers get most of the interactions and attention. The site revolves around sharing the things you read on the Web with the people that follow you on Hubski. Those people then share your post with the people who follow them, who might also share it with whomever follows them, etcetera. Both posts and comments work like this; shared posts appear in your feed, shared comments in your chatter.

This post of mine from a long time ago might be interesting, it's one in a string of meta-discussions about hubski. That post and the one linked to have a lot of ideas and thoughts about how online communities should be organised. No shortage of research material, that's for sure. :)

While I can't put a number to it, I'm pretty sure that the actively-engaged group of people here is no more than a few dozen. I wouldn't be surprised if there are a lot of people who just read hubski without interacting, having articles and comments all neatly on one page lends itself to lurking quite well (as opposed to message boards, for example).

Very neat! The Rijksmuseum also did that a few years ago. Extremely high-res images available for free, a great addition to visiting and enjoying it in the flesh. I still have the beautiful Italian Landscape with Umbrella Pines from Hendrik Voogd as my wallpaper which I discovered on my visit there.

Do you have any favourites from the Met?

Yeah I can totally see how it irks you, as I impose my image of your music taste onto you. It (the link, not Spinvis) reminded me of Tame Impala and a bit of James Blake, so I thought it'd be worth the shot.

Ps if you are still remotely interested in Spinvis, I just found out about the song Bagagedrager which I totally dig.

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