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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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    Strangeloop! (And traveling back from strangeloop)

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      I always, always wanted to go, but it never worked out

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        Ohh, never heard of it, but I love St. Louis and Union Station, maybe I’ll be able to make the trek next year.

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        Hopefully finishing my office to the point I can move in. Need to finish the second coat of colour on the ceiling and walls, lay the flooring, wire up the lights and sockets and then move furniture in.

        Also got a misbehaving homelab server to sort out, NixOS installs fine then comes up in systemd emergency shell for some reason. Thought it was related to ZFS encryption, but installing with zfs-on-root without encryption also does the same. Likely screwed up something in the filesystem mounts but need to look at it.

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          I took advantage of some nicely timed holidays (silver week) to volunteer on a farm very far away from the bubble of Tokyo. I’ll be traveling back soon and will dearly miss it here. Something about being outside all day and working with my hands feels more like “real life” than anything I’ve experienced in tech so far. Makes me want to reallocate some of my skill points, if that makes sense.

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            They Might Be Giants concert!

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              New toys, Alien LV pinball in the apartment - it runs linux and this we shall explore. A 100x60cm@100W IR laser cutter was delivered to my house/remodelling project. Also way past due pushing the Cat9 release post, but it is also kindof great and I want to keep it for myself … Decisions decisions ..

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                A friend and I have plans of making a pinball game for a game jam this weekend.

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                  It’s such a good archetype to work with just from how well you can scale the project in any dimension. I plan on making one, but as a full on hardware/software/art/… project, should only take a few years –https://pinballmakers.com/wiki/index.php?title=Main_Page

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                Made a lot of progress in my Pong game in Godot! Might show it on Itch by Monday. Aiming to see what next I can explore making.

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                  Cookies.

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                    Excellent plan. But what kind of cookies?

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                      Unfortunately, the HTTP variety.

                      Low carb diet sucks.

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                        Tragic. :-(

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                    Putting everything we own into boxes, we are moving to the new house on Friday

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                      Implementing the PDF outline feature (think: bookmarks) in HexaPDF. A good chunk is already done but e.g. iterating over the hierarchical outline isn’t. Then tests and documentation and, fingers crossed, shipping this sometime next week.

                      Will also take some time to go through the various bank statements of this year and sort them out/annotate them with hledger. Have been lazy with this this year and don’t want to drag this stuff into the new year ;)

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                        Taking a train to visit a friend. Considering new blog post topics. Would anyone be interested in reading about a method for adding command line flags to nix flake builds? So you can eg have a command to rebuild your system flake on nix-darwin with or without homebrew updates enabled, which can take awhile to run

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                          Would anyone be interested in reading about a method for adding command line flags to nix flake builds? […] rebuild your system flake on nix-darwin with or without homebrew updates enabled […]

                          Oooh, yes, very interested in hearing how to wire that up.

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                          Moving into our new apartment, so it’ll be a long weekend of boxes, assembling furniture, and figuring out where the hell to put everything. Also getting rid of the mildly depressing mountains of packaging materials that goes along with that.

                          Hopefully by next week I’ll have an actual desk set up and can start thinking about fun things like what monitor setup I’m going to get.

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                            Off to Edinburgh for the weekend! Looking forward to meet some colleagues in meatspace for the first time, after working together for 3 years.

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                              Going through Hands-On Rust (https://pragprog.com/titles/hwrust/hands-on-rust/) again, this time writing out the example code. I’ve been meaning to do so for a while and my new roguelike game project is the perfect excuse.

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                                Working on a TUI for gitlab code review.

                                The web UI isn’t terrible but I spend so much of my day doing code review it felt like something worth investing in, plus I’ve never built an interactive TUI before so it’s been a fun little side project.

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                                  Playing a bit with z3, coming from a few months playing with Alloy. SMT feels like a lower level, but more powerful Alloy to me. And the whole translation to SAT that Alloy employs is now starting to look less mysterious. Loads of fun!

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                                    Visiting my mom and sister, riding motorcycles, and eatting out too much.

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                                      While I was bringing up a new Mac for family, something snarled up my Time Machine backups, making it start over with a fresh backup; I’m working on getting the old one back on track, so I don’t lose any history, and so I can free up some space. Use a terabyte here and a terabyte there, and eventually you’re dealing with real disk space!

                                      I might also go shopping to replace my Mac, which hits end of life on support soon. I’d upgraded the drive quite a bit, so that might be unpleasant. I might also work on decluttering it.

                                      I saw Randall Munroe, the xkcd creator, speak with Adam Savage this week; it made me want to build something. Maybe it’s just a looong blog post about Time Machine hijinks, or maybe that’s more a GitHub repo, I can’t tell yet.

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                                        Cleaning the house and getting ready for my first real vacation/time away from work in a little more than a year.