Daniel Sinclair @_DanielSinclair Building for young people. Not reading @danielsunread. Lurking behind likes and thinking about social media, communication, & China. Sep. 07, 2019 1 min read

Live coding streams feel like such a powerful tool. Watching people like geohot sit down for 13 hours straight & build impressive lane detection algos is something just so different. Much is played up, and unrepresentative of work — but you can also see otherwise invisible paths.

The companionship of streams while working late or during a flow state is something really unique too. It’s only felt in these massively-longform pieces of content, even after they go offline. Whether it’s grinding in a game yourself, or grinding the programming hill, it helps.

I’ve personally mostly been constrained to programming IDEs like Xcode and VSCode. But when you see an expert use Vim, it unlocks tools and powers you didn’t know you could be capable of. Whether pair programming, or mass companionship through glass, this feels like it will stick


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