Tomorrow, I'm going offline for 5 weeks. I'll only have access to my laptop and no internet. It'll be very fun, but what kinds of things should I bring with me on my computer?
- Yarn with some cached packages
- Go and its offline documentation
- Every single XKCD comic
- Spotify music
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devdocs.io if you dont already use it - it's a pwa and you can save the docs offline. I just checked out zeal from the other comment but even this might provide docs of all the stuff you need.
Btw why are you going offline of 5 weeks? This would be too hard for me. Not just too hard but impossible. :P
Devdocs.io looks really cool! So far I prefer Zeal's UX, though. Thanks for the suggestion
I'm going to an amazing summer camp called the Walden School
Devdocs is cool, but not really updated. Laravel 5.8 is missing.
Excellent response from Jeff Bergen on Twitter:
Category Theory for Programmers
all of Nick Szabo's blog posts
all of Nick Land's blog posts
The Matrix Trilogy
Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
Capitalism and Schizophrenia by Deleuze & Guattari
absolutely none of the above whatsoever
Actually, screw everything everyone else told you, just bring Emacs.
Learn vim while I'm gone
I did, and hopped ship to Emacs :D
Do you use Haskell? I know I'd need it.
Download the most recent Stack Overflow archive you can find. I’m pretty sure military folks do this when they can’t access Internet for some reason.
Are there any convenient offline Stack Overflow browsers anyone knows of?
StackDump looks like an offline server setup, imo is too much hassle. But 5 weeks is a long time lol.
Probably the best way is to download the xml dump for your site of interest archive.org/download/stackexchange and create a parser/viewer if one does not exist already.
Edit: Checked how big the 7zip file is just for stackoverflow post archive sitting at 13.6GB, would be nice if that was broken down in years lol, that's just the posts without adding comments, users, tags, votes, etc.
The Zeal documentation app.
Downloaded youtube videos.
A code editor.
Some sort of web server.
Idk some other stuff.
Zeal and web server are great points! Thanks 😊
You might not need a web server if you're bringing a Go compiler + docs...just make yer own!
Good point! I can also brush up on my Go :P
net/http will get you pretty dang far :)
As an offline beast myself, you'll be without music after 30 days I think that was the offline limit with spotify.
Might want to break out the mp3 player.
Spotify has a LIMIT? YIKES
Yeah, they do it to check monthly payment status more than anything. Files are there, just won't be able to play them as they are drm protected.
Use Dash to download the documentation for every language you might have to touch.
Get some single player games, some audio books, a few movies.
Also, you can download all of Wikipedia.
Every episode of Futurama. It'll do you well.
My system is offline most times so i will suggest
Add some ebooks from the professionals notes
Leave your computer at home and purchase some books 😉