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What are you doing this weekend? Feel free to share!

Keep in mind it’s OK to do nothing at all, too.

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    Staying offline as much as possible. I’m already on diet on weekdays - let’s see a zero screentime weekend.

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      I’m attending the “SaarCHICKEN” spring event where I’ll be socialising with fellow Schemers, and of course working on CHICKEN Scheme.

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        Setting up my personal software (daemons and bots) for raspberry pi. They are mostly written in Go so it should in theory be as simple as recompiling. And traveling for the rest of the weekend.

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          Work on a RFC for Ponylang, make white kimchi, maybe fix the bathroom’s syphon.

          Maybe I will also work on the css for gambe.ro, the italian lobste.rs that we are about to launch.

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              From a tech perspective:

              I hope to finish compiling all applications on my HardenedBSD laptop with Speculative Load Hardening (SLH) to see what the performance hit looks like. I’m pretty sure I’m gonna be down to 1995-era speeds, since SMT is disabled, retpoline and PTI are enabled, and now SLH. I also need to figure out how to properly apply SLH to the kernel.

              From a personal life perspective:

              I want to take my five-month-old puppy to a nearby park and do some outdoor training. Also probably go on a date with the missus, either by going to the movies or a dinner theater.

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                I’m going to my nephew’s birthday party Saturday. If it’s warm enough I’m going to go to the track and try running a mile.

                Was busy this week so I still have some Nicomachean Ethics left. I read most of 1984 at work this week, so I suppose I’ll finish that and try to work through a few chapters of Book of Proof. I’m going to start doing school again this summer so I need to prepare.

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                  Learning to write a Slack bot.

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                      I mentioned that last weekend I was working on an Elasticsearch plugin. That went really, really well. Here’s what I did:

                      1. wrote a skeletal Elasticsearch plugin to introduce a new field mapping type for a problem I’m working on, and got the prototype basically working
                      2. learned a lot about how the ES open source project handles unit tests and end-to-end integration tests, and used those to exercise my plugin
                      3. decided to try to get my plugin working with another Elasticsearch feature I want to add, which involves modifying the way the existing Elasticsearch cardinality aggregation is implemented – together with my other plugin, it introduces the possibility to save a ton of storage cost and improve performance for certain Elasticsearch use cases that are relevant to $WORK
                      4. to do 3, I forked elasticsearch temporarily and began working on my own pull request that lays out my plan for the features/plugins; that PR also has links to all my research/documentation on the project’s goals

                      I’m going to continue working on that PR this weekend, because, by the end of last weekend, I managed to get my prototype working end-to-end in a basic way. I’m pretty excited about the potential so I’m going to keep charging ahead on this!

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                        Cram writing my GSoC proposals, and probably working on ADS-B Mode S reception stuff

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                          Meeting up with a friend and skiing Saturday.

                          No definite plans other than that.

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                            Where are you skiing?

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                              We were at Arapahoe Basin.

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                                Nice! Did you get to the steep gullies? I’ve been wanting to get out there since I heard about the expansion…

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                                  No, I still haven’t skied them. I’m not a big fan of chutes, so I’ve been avoiding it. One of my friends will drag me over there eventually, but in the meantime I’ve been exploring out all the tree runs they added. They’re a lot of fun, but really steep and really bumpy.

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                            Making final improvements to the upcoming Sound Driver reimplementation for Advanced Mac Substitute.

                            This is a big deal for the project: Not only does it add an entirely new sensory dimension to the emulation, but it’s the first code contribution from a non-principal (i.e. someone other than myself), and a highly non-trivial one at that.

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                              Enjoying the nice weather with my wife and daughter. Visit my parent. Do ACL reviews when time permits.

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                                I will try to update my dot files. It’s been two years since I did anything meaningful with them. Maybe buy an old ThinkCenter or some such computer.

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                                  I know I’m late to the party on this, but I spent my weekend digging trenches, and installing 17M/55’ of stormwater drain.

                                  Oh and I installed the Redis/Stunnel/HAProxy configs on the production cluster, as per the reply on https://lobste.rs/s/6t3jdn/what_are_you_working_on_this_week#c_8jmdkk.

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                                    Taking a day off in projects and the Internet in general, and going out. On sunday I probably return to start learning Rust and setting up some VMs in my homelab!

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                                      2 weeks ago I posted in here and I realized that it was a good as a #standup exercise for the weekend and for personal time. I also realized that when I got bored I could resort to do something as simple as checking my last comment in here for an idea on what to do next.

                                      I ended up investing some time in my personal project (learning Rust) and doing activities with the kids, while understanding that “there’s no rush”. Use your time, get some rest, do not try to do everything; but anything you do, make sure you are enjoying it.

                                      So for this weekend:

                                      • goal: get rest and enjoy my time with the family
                                      • stretch goal: keep learning (and enjoying) Rust
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                                        Throwing a birthday party for my partner. Brunch at 11, afternoon tea at tea time. Going to have 17 adults and 20 kids running around over here. Should be fun, but I’m going to need to take Sunday off.

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                                          Playing my first show with my new band! Been preparing for months, lots of people coming that I respect… haven’t been this nervous for a show in many years

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                                            How did it go? Even if you were nervous, did you enjoy it?

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                                              It went really well but had some pretty large hiccups, guitar wouldn’t stay in tune the first 2 songs, 2 strings broke before my set even started, my vocals were too quiet. But i had quite a few people say really nice things so i think the point got across by the end :)

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                                            I was going to do some work on the chargen codebase, but I ended up deploying a self-hosted notification service and writing about it instead.

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                                              • Snapshot upgrades for our laptops (in progress)
                                              • Finish all taxes including wiring the payments (done)
                                              • Gaming - putting Deus Ex on hold, felt like visiting Arkham Asylum this weekend
                                              • Cleaning up the house while wife is out shopping
                                              • Likely watching some movies, perhaps finally finishing second season of Suburra.
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                                                Not going anywhere near a computer because my wife’s aunt the fine arts documentarian is visiting for the weekend and she’s a hoot :)

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                                                    Probably carrying on with a gopher frontend to stackoverflow I’m prototyping.

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                                                      I’ll try to do some work on my project PDB! I’ve done some good work the last few weeks, but took a bit of a hit to productivity with the Switch I got lately.

                                                      Vue.js has been a pleasure to work with for the client side. I’m starting to reconsider Java and Spring boot for the server-side too. Kotlin with the option to share code with the JS part seems like a good choice to me since I could re-use my knowledge of Java. If any of you have any suggestions for me, I’m still thinking about this decision.

                                                      I started to planned the game-features a bit better so I’m starting to have an idea of what I need to work on next so I might panned the work for the next month or so.

                                                      I will need to start growing my plants for my first garden and planned how to have a garden on my patio.

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                                                        Heading to my friend’s house for an informal gathering on Saturday, hopefully going to enjoy gaming and discussions with like-minded people. I suspect we’ll put some home automation things in as he has spare bits & pieces sat on shelves waiting to be fitted as well.

                                                        If I get a chance I’d like to get out on the bike as well, but that’s more weather dependent than anything. So far this week the UK has not been kind to a fair weather cyclist.