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They do. I've been meaning to let users edit the tags, though.

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The question was intended as "what should I be looking to post", since very, very few of my posts seem to get any responses. But with your list of things you're interested in, it seemed clear that very little of it turns up here.

There's very little traffic, and I'm wondering what the few people here are interested in. The lack of traffic is ... troubling. I'm not finding much of interest, and I'm thinking about giving up, but unwilling to do so without giving it a "proper go".

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2 points by posix on Sept 16, 2020

My perspective is that the volume is low enough that one reposter or even one blogger greatly influences the average direction of the site.

In that sense, I think someone going in a niche direction with posts could give a niche that interests them (and is not the main perspective of some larger site) a try on this site and have a slight headstart on bringing that niche to the larger sites..

The opposite direction for this site, would be if everything on HN were reposted here or with equal chance.. Then the site/community has no specific direction of its own, and why make comments here that could be made in the larger community with the same general focus?

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Depends on the card. Also depends on how many frames-per-second you're going for. A 60Hz refresh rate for four monitors is definitely doable with the right card, which works great for a work/productivity setup.

If you wanted something like 120hz or 144hz with four 4k monitors, you'd probably have a harder time finding a card that can push that many pixels at that refresh rate.

And yeah getting the right window/monitor setup is a whole process. Alt+F7 (at least on Linux) works to grab/move windows that get bumped off the screen.

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I totally agree with you about the chairs, that's the reason I haven't yet bought one, it'll end up costing me a fortune if I intend to use it everyday and for a while.

The furniture recovery company is a great idea, I'll check it out.

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Definitely requires two GPUs. As far as I know, there's no single GPU out there that can handle more than four monitors, regardless of monitor resolution.

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A single GPU can drive four 4K monitors at once though? Neat.

Unexpected problem with 8 monitors: you need a good window manager. I use a macOS program called optimal layout to bounce windows between monitors and quadrants of a screen.

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Depends on the card. Also depends on how many frames-per-second you're going for. A 60Hz refresh rate for four monitors is definitely doable with the right card, which works great for a work/productivity setup.

If you wanted something like 120hz or 144hz with four 4k monitors, you'd probably have a harder time finding a card that can push that many pixels at that refresh rate.

And yeah getting the right window/monitor setup is a whole process. Alt+F7 (at least on Linux) works to grab/move windows that get bumped off the screen.

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8 monitors? What kind?

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These ones: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00MN2OKKO/ref=oh_aui_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Acer B286HK 28-Inch 4k monitors. 100% worth it if most of your work is done on a computer. One of these bad mother fuckers has 4.5 times the screenspace of a 1920x1080 monitor.

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2 points by shawn on Feb 10, 2019

You have 8 of these set up side by side? That's awesome. I'm surprised a GPU can drive that many pixels.

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Definitely requires two GPUs. As far as I know, there's no single GPU out there that can handle more than four monitors, regardless of monitor resolution.

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A single GPU can drive four 4K monitors at once though? Neat.

Unexpected problem with 8 monitors: you need a good window manager. I use a macOS program called optimal layout to bounce windows between monitors and quadrants of a screen.

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Depends on the card. Also depends on how many frames-per-second you're going for. A 60Hz refresh rate for four monitors is definitely doable with the right card, which works great for a work/productivity setup.

If you wanted something like 120hz or 144hz with four 4k monitors, you'd probably have a harder time finding a card that can push that many pixels at that refresh rate.

And yeah getting the right window/monitor setup is a whole process. Alt+F7 (at least on Linux) works to grab/move windows that get bumped off the screen.

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0 Desks 0 Chairs 8 Monitors

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2 points by shawn on Feb 6, 2019

8 monitors? What kind?

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These ones: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00MN2OKKO/ref=oh_aui_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Acer B286HK 28-Inch 4k monitors. 100% worth it if most of your work is done on a computer. One of these bad mother fuckers has 4.5 times the screenspace of a 1920x1080 monitor.

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2 points by shawn on Feb 10, 2019

You have 8 of these set up side by side? That's awesome. I'm surprised a GPU can drive that many pixels.

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Definitely requires two GPUs. As far as I know, there's no single GPU out there that can handle more than four monitors, regardless of monitor resolution.

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A single GPU can drive four 4K monitors at once though? Neat.

Unexpected problem with 8 monitors: you need a good window manager. I use a macOS program called optimal layout to bounce windows between monitors and quadrants of a screen.

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Depends on the card. Also depends on how many frames-per-second you're going for. A 60Hz refresh rate for four monitors is definitely doable with the right card, which works great for a work/productivity setup.

If you wanted something like 120hz or 144hz with four 4k monitors, you'd probably have a harder time finding a card that can push that many pixels at that refresh rate.

And yeah getting the right window/monitor setup is a whole process. Alt+F7 (at least on Linux) works to grab/move windows that get bumped off the screen.

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Ikea!

* Ikea Galant sit/stand motorised desk (small one, but cheap secondhand on eBay so can't complain)

* Herman Miller Aeron Chair, left over from my last job. Okay, but I'll swap it for a Humanscale Freedom at some point

* Generic plastic angled footrest from Amazon

* Filco Majestouch 2, with a programmable micro controller board in it

* Magic Touchpad

* Griffin laptop stand

* MacBook Pro 13" on stand as left screen

* Dell U2518D as central screen

* Dell 2001FP (rotated to portrait) as right screen

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Feel free to debate my point of view, but I'd argue that staying would be essentially "re-founding" the company. Because senior engineering experience is gone and in it's place, a team composed of only people with <6 month experience with the codebase.

If I found a company, I'd like to be able to choose the product concept, choose who I work with, and start with a fresh cap table / debt load, etc.

Is this a product you believe in enough to (re)-"start" a company for? Are these the people you'd pick for starting a company? What's the financial situation?

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That’s tricky. I don’t have great advice, but I can hypothesize what I might do in your shoes. If I enjoyed working on the product and wanted to continue working on it with (probably) a larger sphere of influence than before, I’d likely start by negotiating a higher salary after the initial storm blew over but before new engineers are hired, and make it clear that I would like to take more ownership of development. If successful, it would be a better situation should the need to find a new job suddenly arise. If unsuccessful, I’d start interviewing elsewhere like crazy.

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