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Do you have any interesting plans for the weekend that are different from the day to day grind?

Weekend trips, meetups,side projects, or anything interesting

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    Play Minecraft (and maybe some minetest) and Terraria with my five year old, fill up some more moving boxes, and try to get linux on my odd smartphone.

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      What Minetest mods do you play with?

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        Dunno, let’s see:

        sebboh⬢truth:~$ ls -l ~/src/minetest/mods/
        total 0
        lrwxrwxrwx 1 sebboh sebboh 30 Dec 30  2017 adv_spawning -> /home/sebboh/src/adv_spawning/
        lrwxrwxrwx 1 sebboh sebboh 33 Dec 30  2017 animalmaterials -> /home/sebboh/src/animalmaterials/
        lrwxrwxrwx 1 sebboh sebboh 33 Dec 30  2017 animals_modpack -> /home/sebboh/src/animals_modpack/
        lrwxrwxrwx 1 sebboh sebboh 35 Dec 31  2017 loyall -> /home/sebboh/src/loyall-minetest-mod
        lrwxrwxrwx 1 sebboh sebboh 27 Dec 30  2017 mobf_core -> /home/sebboh/src/mobf_core/
        

        Wow, it’s been longer than I thought since I touched this. The loyall-minetest-mod is locally developed. It implements a “stereo” item that can be placed, which plays music. You can toggle the music on or off by ‘hitting’ the block.

        Doing this helped my son understand what a programmer does, I think. He immediately asked me to implement vehicles and other non-trivial things. :)

        Since I’m talking about it, I might as well publish it. Note, there’s nothing in here that wasn’t cribbed from other existent mods. Except for the stereo/record player artwork, which was derived from photos of actual equipment in a way that I believe is fair use. You’ll note that the stereo is actually two distinct blocks placed next to one another, one of which is inert… :) It’s really just a proof-of-concept.

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        Hah, also have big plans for Terraria this weekend ;D

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          So…we (my friend and me) have conquered almost all bosses ;D

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            We had a set back this weekend… we lost our flying piggy bank due to a save error and/or cloud sync error. Steam on GNU is not really stable…

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              oh :( do you play via standalone server? looks like it’s more stable

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                I start Terraria on two computers with this invocation: steam steam://rungameid/105600, and then on one I select the Host & Play option, and I set the Steam Multiplayer option to ‘disabled’. Then on the other computer, I select Join by IP, and I provide a hostname (not FQDN, but it exists in /etc/hosts) and a port (the default).

                Hm, some games have ‘headless’ servers. Is that what you’re referring to? Is that an option?

                I do have the ‘save to cloud’ option selected for our players and worlds.

                I may be mis-remembering the specific strings used to identify each menu option, sorry.

                I think I caused the inventory items to be lost when I terminated a process. …Because it was just sitting there taking up CPU after we were done playing. My machines to literally nothing, not even update an on-screen clock when they are idle, so you can always tell when something is still running, because the fans become audible at all. So, I killed the Terraria and Steam processes…

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                  Hm, some games have ‘headless’ servers. Is that what you’re referring to? Is that an option?

                  yep, I’m referring to headless server. See Dedicated server at the bottom of the page: https://terraria.org/

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        I’m revamping various parts of the EmacsConf website:

        • migrate the main site from Django to a simpler wiki (using either Oddmuse or DokuWiki),
        • archive our Discourse forum and use a simple Mailman list on lists.gnu.org, and
        • deploy the Let’s Encrypt certs I got a while back.

        It’s been far too long since the last EmacsConf, back in 2015 :)

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          Road tripping to Montana for this symposium https://ancestralhealth.org

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            Neat, I’m originally from MT, you’ve inspired to me to look at visiting again!

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            Octopath Traveler, World Cup, sleep.

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              I’m considering NixOS as my daily driver, so I’m trying to understand it and generate a good initial configuration in a VM. The cognitive leap is being a bit harsh, but looks promising nonetheless!

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                Also considering this. Let us know how it goes!

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                Learning the basics of Coq well. I hope for it to be the beginning of many things.

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                  You might find this helpful in your journey.

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                  I am adding Intel Core 2 support to the Linux intel_idle driver so that Q45 Express chipsets with Yorkfield, Wolfdale, Conroe, Penryn or Merom processors can take advantage of extended/deeper power management states. Would have been nice to have 8 years ago, but better late than never.

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                    Going to do a Summits on the Air (mountaintop amateur radio for imaginary points) in the highlands of New Jersey, after spending time and perhaps money at the Sussex hamfest.

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                      I’m in Kansas for a wedding! First time I’ll wear a tux.

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                        1. Finishing Subnautica.
                        2. Having a pizza & wine with my wife somewhere outside.
                        3. Getting used to TaskWarrior.
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                          BBQ today at a friends place. Tomorrow I’m probably working sadly. I worked the full weekend last weekend, so I really could do with some time to just chill out and spend with my partner. Hopefully the week after next will be free.

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                            Unwinding after my penultimate week before vacation.

                            Doing some minor work around the house and garden.

                            Doing a longer (relatively, around 10km) bike ride.

                            Watching the World Cup final (on Sunday).

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                              Maybe my 6yo and me finally get around to try the ~50 years old Lego train my dad already played with.

                              I also have to build a nice box for my Raspberry Pi RFID player, but inspiration is missing so far.

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                                From Vancouver, BC. I’m going to try and figure out how to create an MVP for my personal project / startup idea. And hopefully go lay on the beach at some point.

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                                  This weekend my only plan is the watch the World Cup fixtures — and finish up my Multics RFC-822 gateway. But mostly football.

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                                    Meeting up with some old ex-colleagues who are visiting from abroad, watching the tennis (not so fussed on the football haha), noodling around making my first game, and hopefully get time to watch the last lecture of the fast.ai 2018 part 1 course.

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                                      On Saturday I have a wedding. Sunday there’s an annual family party. Both are going to be far, noisy, and filled with people. I’m introverted, and I’ll come out of this much more tired than I was going in (which is, coincidentally, already “a lot tired”). So right now I’m playing with Flutter, and later this weekend I’ll squeeze in some of the DevOps learning track that I picked up on Linkedin Learning.

                                      And in about… 10 minutes? Yeah 10 minutes, I’ll go get super-healthy-bags-of-chips and some appropriately cheap soft drink to go with it because I’m a grownup and I can make bad decisions if I want to.

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                                        Polishing up a simple parser for SCL, an Algol contemporary, for my Languages course. After that, maybe starting on a Scheme in SML.

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                                          • Hanging out with the family
                                          • Reading the manual for pandoc, and generally screwing around with the same
                                          • Recording and episode of our podcast, this session will be about the philosophy of Accelerationism
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                                            I’m on call this weekend so I’ll be staying around the house unfortunately… After a very rough week at work I’m planning on doing absolutely nothing. Maybe reading a bit. And taking calls of course.