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Comment: Get off my lawn time.. (Score 3, Interesting) 61

by hodet (#46787377) Attached to: New Facebook Phone App Lets You Stalk Your Friends

Can't anybody just let life happen anymore? No more spontaneous meetups, no more random happenings. Everything orderly, predictable and uploadable for facebook to make money with. I'm no luddite, I spend a good amount of my life working with and using technology, but stuff like this? I guess this is where I diverge from the younger generation. To each his own I guess. Don't mean to come down as judgmental or anything, I would like to hear the other side and how this stuff actually makes life better.

Comment: Re:Probably typical (Score 3, Interesting) 121

by hodet (#46746395) Attached to: 44% of Twitter Users Have Never Tweeted

You don't need to tweet for twitter to be useful. Many people follow others or use it to keep on top of things. For example, if there is a minor earthquake somewhere there is no better place to really find out what happened quickly than twitter. "Holy crap, #EARTHQUAKE, shook the building for 30 seconds"

Comment: Re:Ability to design and write software... (Score 1) 581

by hodet (#46726303) Attached to: Michael Bloomberg: You Can't Teach a Coal Miner To Code

After I started learning to code very late in life I realized that I will never finish learning and probably will never be as good at it than really good coders. But on the flip side I don't want to be someone who is paid to code. I am building these skills to enhance the ones I already have and just for fun. It's opened up so many project possibilities for me. Now if I can only keep getting better.

Comment: Re:You cancel service? (Score 1) 242

by hodet (#46686187) Attached to: Ends Free Dynamic DNS

I have a small VPS that hosts a personal website. My home Linux box just does an http get with curl to a secret html file on the VPS webserver. Then I generate an html file every hour that reads the access_log and uses a script to genereate a web page that displays my home IP I can access. Has worked fine for me for quite some time. My IP rarely changes and I can just update my hostfile if I don't want to use my IP directly.

There are probably more elegant solutions but since I am the only one using it it's fine and I can't justify paying anything when I already have a perfectly good VPS I can leverage.

"The medium is the message." -- Marshall McLuhan