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eofgvqedcucckin #thailand6h
The Coffee Club in fisherman's village is the best "doing real work" spot in your area, although a bit boring.
fqvzoeqnfkdiuin #thailand6h
If you want something a little more scenic and outdoor try Ling Cafe on the beach up the street
iomcnfzyxboxtin #thailand6h
Huh, I didn't know Ling started playing music
ibyfnwikxxklgin #thailand6h
What do they play?
quddmlgasein #thailand6h
1 gbps easily??
ilryeijgnnin #thailand6h
that is news to me
edojhstmbuin #thailand6h
you mean residentially?
yqondidunpiwxin #thailand6h
Yes, I have 1gbps in all three of my places
hlvxfpcdwuin #thailand6h
what cities, out of curiosity? this is music to my ears
lqxjlgngtugnbin #thailand6h
Bangkok / Pathum Thani / Koh Samui
fcrgzhplaukliin #thailand6h
3BB is a little better but True is fine, if you are residential with True they may only be able to put you on "Gamer Package" which is asym but still well above your requirements
pnvltylavzin #thailand6h
anything above 100 symmetric I'm happy with, but gigabit is the dream
cstwrtcjaguiwin #thailand6h
Welcome to the dream then
jomglhatwpyloin #thailand6h
I get bursts up to 1.8gbps
tznsghihipin #thailand6h
damn, that is nuts
rhpdidtknrin #thailand6h
I get true gigabit consistently, but had to fight tooth and nail to get it
szqahqiosqzpqin #thailand6h
Where
phnmkoyahiin #thailand6h
Las Vegas, NV
kbimdfmsjkyhoin #thailand6h
Oh, no wonder
cejpoyimvaxwfin #thailand6h
I bet that is expensive
dkmclxbbdrin #thailand6h
$65/month, plus it's a business expense
rnsghylifbin #thailand6h
not awful
fyrlgkdawhin #thailand6h
I've paid $100+ for gigabit before
bxwclpsrbtqrkin #thailand6h
I think I'm paying around 800 baht per location
khgebfsgzsfoein #thailand6h
Give or take
cjgyskfnmuin #thailand6h
ya, that's pretty good
xzyvzmpljyin #thailand6h
is this a recent development or have they had widely available gigabit for a while?
gtqxcagogbmqzin #thailand6h
I was on 250 a year ago, and then they came and upgraded me for free
pthcakvkmbrexin #thailand6h
So I did some research
jnlapjqurohqiin #thailand6h
I guess it's pretty new
gpxfzcfoeunjkhxoin #___general6h
cjunsazsik The system airlines use for figuring out what people need is called IATA. I believe they have an API that you can probably plug into, www.iata.org/en/publications/api-pnr-toolkit/
ocbefytzin #_flying5h
Only XNs do it.. eXtreme Nomads
fuwisvxnpkin #_gear5h
xflwtaxqmozzdoblr did you do anything to protect the keyboard? I've seen those keyboard skins and have always wondered if that would help with the butterfly keyboard situation.
fmwqneoscaeuqocyin #_gear5h
Nope. Nothing.
xkpmavgoezhwaqisin #_gear5h
I even used that thing on sandy beaches on multiple occasions and never had any issues. ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™‚๏ธ
zgmlsbglyplbjekuin #_gear5h
Not sure if I was just extremely lucky or if the keyboard on the 12โ€ is somehow just more reliable.
hakvusngzpoaayin #_gear5h
Yeah the keyboard on the 12 inch seemed to be solid. It was the next-gen iterations that most probably screwed things up.
wwosdkaclhhhjxvhin #_gear5h
To me, it felt a bit more solid, anyway. Iโ€™ve had 2017 and 2019 MacBook Pros from employers and the keyboards felt worse to me.
hypkydpfvmvfiqgrin #_gear5h
Seemed to me like they had some success with the butterfly keyboards on the 12โ€ MacBook so they tried to port it to their other products but just couldnโ€™t manage to reproduce that success for some reason. ๐Ÿค”
xonqkzjzvjvin #mexico4h
So after six weeks held up in Mexican Customs and countless emails with points of contact from DHL US, DHL Mexico, and their local sub-contractors, it turns out my shipment has been held up over two $3-4 bars of soap. Apparently I need to be an importer to ship soap into the country.

Once we got over this phase of the language barrier, they asked me if I wanted to toss the soap or register as an importer ($$). I politely requested that they toss the soap and am hoping the rest of the package will be headed my way shortly.
wngjcyin #thailand4h
anybody ordered a computer directly from Apple th recently and know if it is possible to get VAT refund (without going to the store) ๐Ÿค”
vahxtomxkzpumain #thailand4h
I did, you need to be in person to either Apple or Authorised reseller.
shigzfrbyveeicin #thailand4h
They need to see your passport
scfqxkvxin #thailand4h
dfpfiwi plus there's a 2 or 3 month window where you have to fly out to get that VAT refund otherwise it expires
onzjursbin #thailand4h
iirc
jdrmvlin #thailand4h
๐Ÿคฌ I didnโ€™t know that. I have a big stack of VAT refund forms from the last several months
xrrmkqkmin #thailand4h
uh oh
jalukeuvein #__roll-call4h
mawnjjvqyr just arrived in Indianapolis, IN, #united-states
xmhvhxfajin #united-states4h
ikorcxtfpx just arrived in Indianapolis, IN, #united-states
rygxhzgkgin #cambodia4h
uknobuxzij just arrived in Koh Rong Samloem แž€แŸ„แŸ‡แžšแŸ‰แžปแž„แžŸแž“แŸ’แž›แžนแž˜, #cambodia
palhfxhpnin #__roll-call4h
trmbopmcrs just arrived in Koh Rong Samloem แž€แŸ„แŸ‡แžšแŸ‰แžปแž„แžŸแž“แŸ’แž›แžนแž˜, #cambodia
jqcrelin #__roll-call4h
bajszxp just arrived in ๐ŸŒƒ Los Angeles, CA, #united-states
jgyrscmkvcygzoin #mexico4h
qzvinqlatrcfwbn just arrived in ๐ŸŒฏ Mexico City, #mexico
nmhbfdin #thailand4h
Iโ€™m guessing they are not organized enough to make exceptions for covidโ€ฆ
lruyyzin #thailand4h
oh well
tffafpinin #thailand4h
nflhkvi you could ask your thai visa elite concierge?
svmgnjprin #thailand4h
maybe they have a creative solution for ya
btguocavin #thailand4h
Refunds will not be granted in the following cases:
โ€ข Your stay in Thailand exceeds 180 days in a calendar year.
โ€ข Goods were not taken out of Thailand within 60 days after the date of purchase.
โ€ข You didn't depart Thailand from an international airport.
mhddvain #thailand4h
Itโ€™s not a huge deal, I didnโ€™t buy a car or something
tmkwlqfhin #thailand4h
it also doesn't apply to hotels or food or whatever etc
lsqdmmurin #thailand4h
non-consumables only (things you can take out of thailand before the 60 days is up)
dgcmjbdwin #thailand4h
and must be more than 2,000 baht
nhidsuin #thailand4h
Oh wow so Iโ€™m pushing this in a number of ways ๐Ÿ˜‚
cebktzxsin #thailand4h
๐Ÿ˜›
vohxczain #_freelance4h
I'm working with a freelancer, that I suspect is a bit slacking. He's clocking in full work days, but the amount of commits seems to be low, compared to the first week. How do I deal with this?
eeusqgoin #_freelance3h
Are there any objective tools that can measure performance of a git repo? I know it's wrong to count LoC, but maybe there are other approximations or proxies for seeing a trend at least. E.g. comparing before and now. Last week to this?
nczospyin #_freelance3h
And then the human factor. How would you even bring this up?
zsyysxiin #taiwan3h
Resisting the urge to live tweet bureaucratic absurdities ๐Ÿ˜… seems like this might actually be good news?
xikpmxzin #_freelance3h
And just for the reference. The work is to develop and API client / wrapper for an API service. A task that doesn't involve too much thinking. I mean there is some thought and consideration, obviously, but it isn't solving any hard new problems.
lljfvqlin #_freelance3h
The solution pattern was already established for a few endpoints by another senior dev. And the mid-level dev was assigned to fill out the rest of the endpoints. They are all kinda similar. First week was great, quick ramp up, lots of code incoming. Then it's kinda dwindling...
zaeusdstin #_politics3h
So much controversy in my tiny city of Buffalo today. Our backup American Football quarterback had old text messages released playfully saying "[only] elite white people" should own gun suppressors.

And then the top post on google right now is a police officer shoving an older man to the side who was interfering, busting his head open on the concrete.

Not a good day
rhjcawyvlyxin #_freelance3h
Maybe ask him just that, to see if there are any specific problems that he's facing or which are slowing down his work?
kexfumflpin #taiwan3h
haha
kobvhpzzcin #taiwan3h
post 'em here!
ywybtfcin #taiwan3h
I feel very judged by NIA for not having a Taiwanese spouse LOL
qiuoiitin #mexico3h
soap is the new toilet paper ๐Ÿ˜‰
spfmwopin #_covid193h
An update on the evolutionary biology of the virus (it probably arose in bats and jumped to humans with no intermediary species or lab involvement) twitter.com/arambaut/status/1268693659257581569?s=19|https://twitter.com/arambaut/status/1268693659257581569?s=19
lmzpsfippdjidin #thailand3h
zsdhnnarj Someone at a shop told me recently that the government will extend the vat refund expiration date. I don't know if this is true.
fvjzivpfhvjymin #_freelance3h
It's certainly possible in software to get nothing visible done for a few weeks and then suddenly accomplish something great.
zbkayqtaezflnin #_freelance3h
Measure business impact per quarter
dabkzin #italy3h
As a "test" on the 3rd of June I got the car to visit a friend of mine in Abruzzo. In the afternoon I danced on the borders Marche-Umbria, Umbria-Marche (in another place), Marche-Lazio, Lazio-Abruzzo, and yesterday Abruzzo-Marche. In 400km I've seen a couple of police cars and everything was normal.
dsvdsgmin #taiwan3h
OK so I can report that BOCA is now processing in-country entrepreneur visa applications for people on 180 day visitor visas (which was previously disallowed).
axvqewoin #taiwan3h
The bureaucratic absurdity element is that BOCA _did not inform me_ that my application was being processed, _and_ the review process will take longer than I have left on my visa ๐Ÿ™„
oksdephin #taiwan2h
So I had to spend the afternoon disentangling all of this... and in the end NIA would not provide me with a 30 day visa extension anyhow, but told me that I might have a chance if I come back on the last day my visa is valid. _OK_
zydzxcmin #taiwan2h
I have a job offer lined up if my entrepreneur visa app fails for some reason, but now it looks like I won't have any time left on my visa for Plan B.
tuihpnain #taiwan2h
That being said, I am aware that if I just "trust in the process" things will probably work out fine, and it's entirely voluntary that I spend an afternoon like this trying to make sure everything is in order. I mean, I'm only in this mess because I was trying to be responsible when covid struck ๐Ÿ˜…
sgqmapowoin #taiwan2h
Great news! This gives me hope for sure
bwjzqbbpyin #taiwan2h
Ah. All in all..... nice!
zmtjbcwin #taiwan2h
Yeah, I'm OK with it. Now to have a sweaty work session in one of my fave cafes on this side of town (Ximen).
kjynyrein #___general1h
oydhrbtvzr you can ask hari - visalist founder for the same
qiflxatvhcdqlin #_gear1h
Would you guys like to see a real butterfly keyboard?
fsroeunghdwloin #_gear60min
Delightful
hijcuflin #_freelance35min
That doesn't make sense in this context. Because I hired a freelancer to work on a specific module. He works on one issue at a time. I can definitely see some progress, it's just pretty slow.
lxvhyvlein #thailand21min
i did just that, i ordered a new macbook online from Apple in Thailand but I couldnโ€™t get a refund because the VAT refund does not apply to products purchased online, only in those purchased in the Apple store. I even picked mine up at the Iconsiam Apple store.
ypmkufnlhin #mexico7min
You donโ€™t have a soap customs clearance concierge?
cnykdrxzmin #mexico7min
Dude, you need to sign up for a credit card that includes this benefit. Youโ€™re missing out on so many perks.
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