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Esrever  ·  2930 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski Update: Sticky posts

Neat! Previously, I would simply save a post and get back to it through my profile. This keeps you from having to go through those extra steps though and I'd assume would likely keep you engaged in discussion a lot better since it is instantly presented to you (and therefore you're reminded of it) whenever you browse through your feed.

Esrever  ·  2931 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski Weekly DJ Week 1: CHVRCHES | The Bones of What You Believe

I'd save your 17€ and just stay in and watch this instead. I know it's nothing like actually being present and feeling that heavy bass reverberate inside your chest and getting out and moving, but you could maybe save the cover for another night with another act. I guess it also depends who they're playing with too.

Esrever  ·  2932 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski Weekly DJ Week 1: CHVRCHES | The Bones of What You Believe

I too love this album, but I should say that I don't find them all too appealing live. I really don't feel like Lauren is cut out for performance at this point in time. I could be entirely off, but she seems pretty unsure of herself when on stage and whether to trust her in-ear monitor or not. That, and there is little to no stage presence at all between the three of them, but most so from her. I get that you can only do so much when in front of staged keys/sampling equipment, but come on! Anyhow, that's just my opinion. Don't stone me too hard.

All things aside though, really catchy stuff. It's pretty apparent that the tracks not heard until this album were recorded much later than say The Mother We Share and Recover (I see you too Gun + Lies). Out of the new tracks, I didn't find myself skipping over any, but they don't seem to stand on their own in my eyes except for Night Sky and We Sink.

Esrever  ·  2934 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Feature Request: Ability to follow users from posts + more.

    1 can be found in the upper right of any post.

Doh. I completely missed that. Thanks for pointing that out.

    I should mention that commenting is often as important to getting followers as posting is.

I happen to have used post to interchangeably mean post/comment. That's just my folly.

Esrever  ·  2935 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Writers of Hubski -Who would like to participate in the next "new green podcast?"

I'm late to the party here (I arrived with the recent influx of reddit users), but is it too late to submit recordings? I see this was posted a month ago, and so I'd think chances are good that the upcoming podcast is already in the midst of production. If things are still early in the process and submissions are still welcomed, I'd love to submit!

Esrever  ·  2935 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pickwick - Halls of Columbia

One of my favorite performances on youtube from them is here.

Pickwick - Staged Names / Hacienda Motel (2011 - The Doe Bay Sessions)

Esrever  ·  2935 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Who wants some free Hubski Stickers? -Plus some pro-tips on Hubski features

Here's a link to a KiwiIRC powered web client which is already set with settings for our IRC channel!


For those who'd like to try out a full fledged software client, here are some great open-source and cross platform options!

* Smuxi

* Quassel IRC

* XChat

Note: The pre-compiled windows builds available from the XChat site aren't free, and require a registration fee of $19.99 USD after 30 days, but the source is freely available and many forks are out there. Some examples are...

* X-Chat SE

* HexChat

* X-Chat 2

Of course, there are many other options available, including closed source freeware/shareware/paid options. Take a look at this wikipedia article for a pretty thorough listing.

Esrever  ·  2935 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Album Template - Updated 2013.10.06

Great idea! I'll work on that. I'm also planning on adding a section for specific links meant to work as playlists / streams of an entire album. This template will also be adapted for playlists too, and not only for albums.

Esrever  ·  2935 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Hubski Weekly DJ (Formally Hubski Music Club) - Edited With New Ideas!

Hey guys/gals, I made up a template for album postings which could possibly be used for #weeklydj. It's still a work in progress. I'd love to have those interested in this to visit here and throw around their ideas so it may be improved upon. Let me know what you think!

Esrever  ·  2935 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Use of closing parenthesis in one text link causes errors in other text links.

Oh, my apologies. I wasn't able to find a list of known issues anywhere previously. Would you be kind enough to link me to it so that I may not inadvertently post issues you're already aware of in the future?

Esrever  ·  2935 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Hubski Weekly DJ (Formally Hubski Music Club) - Edited With New Ideas!

    Edit: there's been some discussion on the issue of genre being murky. This is a great point and more discussion is welcome.

I haven't seen this touched on yet, so I thought I'd throw this idea around. For those who aren't already familiar with this, tags are added to threads by the OP (a maximum of two). However, a third tag is also able to be appended as voted on by the community. If you view the tutorial (see the bottom very of any page), it touches on this a bit. thenewgreen has written about how exactly this works in this thread. It reads as follows.

    To answer your question.... Next to your name in the upper left hand corner is a "hub-wheel". This wheel populates more and more as you use the site and are recognized. Once you've completed a full wheel you will be able to administer "community tags". For any other questions check out the FAQ page, the "ABOUT" page and the "TUTORIAL" at the bottom of the page. Beyond that, feel free to let me know if I can answer any questions. Thanks and welcome!

So, perhaps that could be something to be looked at as a partial solution to the problem of genre tagging!

Esrever  ·  2936 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: A Hubski mobile app?

Here's the link to the thread which revealed this information for those who are curious.

Esrever  ·  2936 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Use of closing parenthesis in one text link causes errors in other text links.

I know with markdown, the use of the HTML entity code ) works as a dirty fix. It doesn't seem to work at present here though.

Esrever  ·  2936 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What are your favorite lesser-known televised comedies and dramas?


The League

* http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1480684

* https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_League

    The League is an American sitcom that premiered on FX on October 29, 2009. The series, set in Winnetka, Illinois, is a semi-improvised comedy about a fantasy football league, its members, and their everyday lives.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

* http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2467372

* https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brooklyn_Nine-Nine

    Brooklyn Nine-Nine is an American comedy television series that premiered on September 17, 2013 and airs on Fox as part of the 2013–14 American television season. ... The show follows a laid-back New York City Police Department detective (Andy Samberg), as his strict new captain (Andre Braugher) tells him to "respect the badge" and grow up.

8 out of 10 Cats

* http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0465315

* https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/8_out_of_10_cats

    8 Out of 10 Cats is a British television comedy panel game produced by Zeppotron (a subsidiary of Endemol UK) for Channel 4.

Mock the Week

* http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0463827

* https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mock_the_Week

    Mock the Week is a British topical celebrity panel game hosted by Dara Ó Briain. The game is influenced by improvised topical stand-up comedy, with several rounds requiring players to deliver answers on unexpected subjects on the spur of the moment.


Six Feet Under

* http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0248654

* https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Six_Feet_Under_(TV_series)

    Six Feet Under is an American drama television series created and produced by Alan Ball. ... The show depicts members of the Fisher family, who run their funeral home in Los Angeles, and their friends and lovers. ... The ensemble drama stars Peter Krause, Michael C. Hall, Frances Conroy, Lauren Ambrose, Freddy Rodriguez, Mathew St. Patrick, and Rachel Griffiths as the show's seven central characters.

The Wire

* http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0306414

* https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wire

    The Wire is an American television crime drama series set and produced in and around Baltimore, Maryland. ... Each season of The Wire introduces a different facet of the city of Baltimore. In chronological order they are: the illegal drug trade, the seaport system, the city government and bureaucracy, the school system, and the print news media. The large cast consists mainly of character actors who are little known for their other roles. Simon has said that despite its presentation as a crime drama, the show is "really about the American city, and about how we live together. It's about how institutions have an effect on individuals. Whether one is a cop, a longshoreman, a drug dealer, a politician, a judge or a lawyer, all are ultimately compromised and must contend with whatever institution to which they are committed."

The Walking Dead

* http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1520211

* https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Walking_Dead_(TV_series)

    The Walking Dead is an American horror drama television series developed by Frank Darabont. It is based on the comic book series of the same name by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charlie Adlard. The series stars Andrew Lincoln as sheriff's deputy[2] Rick Grimes, who awakens from a coma to find a post-apocalyptic world dominated by flesh-eating zombies. He sets out to find his family and encounters many other survivors along the way.


* http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1475582

* https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sherlock_(TV_series)

    Sherlock is a British television crime drama that presents a contemporary update of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes detective stories. Created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, it stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman as Doctor John Watson.
Esrever  ·  2936 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Best VPS Providers?

I received a free $25 credit for DigitalOcean which I used to test their services, and I personally wasn't happy with their performance. The I/O was horrible for what was SSD. I ran a droplet with ONLY TeamSpeak3 running and would often enough encounter stutter due to latency issues with a even a small group of 3-4 people. They may have improved since I discontinued their services (3 months ago). In any case, I was only using it on a trial basis.

With my impression of it however, I'd say it would be fine for a developer looking for an alternative to Heroku/GoogleAppEngine/AWS/etc, but I wouldn't use it for anything which was meant for production use.

Esrever  ·  2936 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Best VPS Providers?

If you are worried about logging, you should note that in many countries, there are data retention laws which require the logging of select data for a set period of time. You'll want to find a host provider which is in a country where such laws are ruled unconstitutional or simply do not exist. You can find a list for this task here.

Esrever  ·  2936 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Best VPS Providers?

Two resources I often use when looking for a VPS are the following.

* LowEndBox.com

* ServerBear.com

Both of those are great resources. The LEB community has a pretty solid userbase which reports back in the comment sections leaving feedback on performance and support from the company being written about, and there are also a lot of specials made for LEB users for a reduced price and/or free upgrades.

ServerBear is more of a data driven site, and can quickly give you results based on your requirements and rank one VPS against others for comparison. Very nice.

Personally speaking, I've had great service from the below providers. Almost all of my VPS are from BuyVM.net these days though.

* BuyVM

* SimpleNode

* Prometeus

* RamNode

LowEndSpirit is a SUPER cheap option, but you're limited in what you can run because of the low RAM available on their plans. It would be more than suitable to run a VPN through for example, but I wouldn't rely on it to reliably service any moderate traffic site.

Regardless of who you end up choosing, be sure to do the research into the company beforehand and also check out LEB/ServerBear and various coupon sites to see if there are promos going on which can score you some discount or free upgrade options.

Oh, also. Certain providers run out of stock (because they don't like to oversell and cause performance degradation in doing so -- mainly an issue with OpenVZ), and LowEndStock is a good place to monitor some of the popular providers which are in high demand.