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Feel free to tell what you plan on doing this weekend and even ask for help or feedback.

Please keep in mind it’s more than OK to do nothing at all too!

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    Working out. Avoiding salt/sodium. Taking walks. De-stressing. Sleeping. Anything to get my blood pressure down. Take care of yourself this weekend, maybe check your blood pressure, high blood pressure often have no symptoms but have pretty dire downstream effects.

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      Found out recently that my blood pressure was pretty regularly 150/90. That’s as a 30 year old vegetarian that’s relatively active. Check your blood pressure even if you’re otherwise leading a healthy lifestyle!

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      Another weekend on my friend’s boat, finishing up some jobs from last week and creating more mess fixing other things as well.

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        Mainly building my indoor hydroponics setup. I got sick of the store running out of basil and other herbs, so I figured I should learn how to grow stuff hydroponically.

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          Do you have any good resources on that topic to share?

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            Sure!

            I’m a complete newbie when it comes to gardening, so I’m mostly learning as I go. My setup was entirely sourced from Amazon / Lowes.

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          Giving up on reading through the nand2tetris book, going to read more of History of the Fortran Programming Language.

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            Thinking about making an rsfetch for Windows, but… I really don’t know enough about Windows to know where to start.

            What do I need to access to get the info? Is there some sort of Windows API? Are there files like /proc/* and /sys/* on Linux for Windows?

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              Going to the Boston area to visit a friend for his birthday! It was supposed to be a surprise, but weather screwed my flights and so we had to admit the plan to him to explain the rescheduling. Alas.

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                I run my own mastodon and friendica servers but I want to learn more about ActivityPub. I’m going to start by reading the spec https://www.w3.org/TR/activitypub/

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                  Generally

                  Sleep study, cleaning house, and maybe trying to work on tidying my office.

                  Vectron

                  Vectron has been coming along nicely. A screenshot for the interested.

                  Right now I’m working on the ability insert a point into a line in Vectron, which involves point-line distances and projections. I’ve got the math for those two things turned into Fennel, but now I have to make it interactive, and hope that making the distance computations more involved doesn’t tank the performance too much. If it does, I might have to invest in some spatial hashing, depending on the level of scene complexity I want to reasonably support, but I don’t anticipate this being a problem for now, and given that multiple shape support is coming soon, that should also keep it from being a problem.

                  If I have time, I might start on support for multiple shapes, or for picking the color/fill of a given shape. Though that will imply having more than just lines as shapes.

                  The UI for vectron is starting to get crowded. I am sorta imitating Nano’s command-map layout, but need to refine my layout approach to make that work better.

                  1. I still need to bind keypresses to UI commands
                  2. I need to actually align commands into columns, which is a different approach than the track/stack based approach I was taking. It’s funny how what you remember and what’s actually done can be two different things, it reminds me of the time I re-implemented a version of the column-stacking logic that ls has that is lacking in many directory listers.
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                    Start migrating from Arch to NixOS.

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                      A write up of that process would be interesting!

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                        Hope all goes smooth and well. I went through the same migration around 6 months ago. Haven’t looked back!

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                        I found out that an issue that was blocking me in iTerm (mailing list post, iTerm Issue #9889) has been fixed in a recent beta. This will allow me to finish writing some integrations with Alfred and the shell that I have been writing to handle various tmux sessions either locally or on remote hosts. Will be nice to get that all working.

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                          • Going to reboot my workout regime for real this time
                          • Finishing up implementing Microformats as a Rust library
                          • Writing out more blog posts that I’ll publish in the future (mainly about learning Clojure and thoughts about it)
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                            Putting the finishing touches on my IRC server: https://git.sr.ht/~technomancy/taverner

                            I’m creating this server to use as a base for a game which is played over IRC. I started it about a week ago and it’s pretty close to completion; the /mode command is the only real thing that’s missing. It’s around 400 lines of Fennel so far.

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                              • Catching up on sleep from midnight deployments.
                              • Interview prep for a new job.
                              • Working out why a VCR-based spec in a PR for an open-source Ruby project is working on my machine, but not in CI. (I suspect sleep-related PEBKAC on my part here).
                              • Fitting a new sink in my bathroom.
                              • Running an outdoor movie night for ours and the neighbour’s kids.

                              Busy and varied, but importantly, none of it is my day job :)

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                                Are the midnight deployments causally related to the job hunt?

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                                  Kind of. They’re a symptom of the underlying issues that have led to said hunt.

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                                Trying to eat healthier, to become fit again. How do you guys find inspiration to make your meals at home, with few ingredients?

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                                  For me, I got quite a range of spices since they don’t go bad and then you can get write far with dishes, a curry is almost always just a few vegetables (and rice) away. Then there is the evergreen pasta, making tomato sauce from pulp is quite easy or make pesto yourself, that stores reasonably well and can be frozen. Other than that, rice cooked in broth with eggs cracked into the boiled rice is super easy to make and requires five or less ingredients.

                                  In general you don’t have to cook every day and reheating things can save you a lot of time, too. For me it’s a nice process to do, you can try out new stuff and refine recipes once you figure out what you like.

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                                  I’m giving a talk at the Ada dev room for FOSDEM 2022. It’s not an advocacy talk, it tries to be an objective overview of the language for programmers who don’t know anything about it. I’ve never done a talk before at any event, so I’m way out of my comfort zone, so I’m glad it’s prerecorded, but the Q&A is going to be live.

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                                    I am doing various web scraping projects including unstoppable domains & openseas & pinterest.

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                                      I’m on call this weekend so my movements are restricted.
                                      I will be hacking on an old compiler for Backus’ FP language.

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                                        Finishing off reading Modern C by Jens Gustedt. After spending much time exploring and working with various languages I have had an urge to get back to writing C which I haven’t done in anger since college days.

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                                          • Cleaning up the backyard like I promised the wife I would for the past two weekends.
                                          • Playing Fortnite to unlock cosmetics and hopefully have my friends join.
                                          • Scouring a massive stack of decade-old Moleskines, Field Notes, and other notebooks for ideas that’ll help me with current projects.
                                          • Stretching my arms…I woke up and they were pretty tight which means I wasn’t warmed up enough for my workouts this week. SMH
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                                            Trying to decide on a commuter bike, and watching the Six Nations

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                                              The Priority Continuum Onyx has been my commuter for years now. Best bike I’ve ever ridden

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                                              Disconnecting tomorrow. I’ll hit the gym and probably play some Xbox. Then a board game night with a few friends.

                                              On Sunday, catching up on loose ends and getting ready for the week. Hopefully reading more of The Mom Test.