It’s Friday again; as always feel free to post your plans or projects for the weekend.
Doing packaging for Debian
Who said packaging is a thankless job? You are welcome!
I’ve got a Nintendo Switch and Breath Of the Wild coming in the mail tomorrow. I’ll also be spending time with my family.
Not many other plans outside of that.
BoTW is a fucking amazing game. You’ll have a blast.
My girlfriend has been watching me play, she legitimately gets excited just watching and always wants me to play. You could definitely make some family time out of it!
I bought BoTW in December of last year. Through light play sessions, plus some longer ones, I’m about to finish the game.
Of course I could have finished it earlier but I just didn’t want it to end. Nowadays I’ve almost run out of things to do in the game.
It’s that good.
Nothing tech related, but interesting nonetheless - I’m helping my wife prepare a fairly large trove of WW2 era photographs and correspondence from her grandpa who was an MP and served through most of the European campaign, including the liberation of the concentration camps. Heady stuff, but amazing, and I’m super glad it’s going to be preserved for scholarship in posterity.
This will be my very last week-end working on my manuscript; I am expected to send it to my reviewers on September, 1st.
setting up what I want to be a collaborative database of C compiler and tool tests
If you know anyone who is into that sort of thing , send them my way.
Maybe John regehr?
More Elixir learning / hacking! Anyone else doing this?
I am thinking about a project that could map well to it. But I am very far away from even putting together a simple application. Learning Elixir, Phoenix and Ecto.
Also, family time :-)
I also occasionally spend time learning Elixir! Would love to collaborate on some hack!
Aside from relax, I hope to finish up a couple of songs I’ve been working on and possibly start a new one. Using Qtractor, Qjackctl, Hydrogen, QMidiArp, and Yoshimi along with some other soft synths for my workflow.
Learning Racket & Scheme.
I’m meeting up with friends and going to an opera concert.
Also I’ve been trying to toy around with really simple NLP stuff, just learning the basics, and want to continue that this weekend. I still don’t really know what I’m doing. What I want to do is be able to take an unstructured text document and extract a handful of specific things that I know are in there, but I don’t know how to do this yet and I’m not even sure what to Google for. If anyone has any tips for me that would be appreciated. :)
Oh, cool, what opera?
I didn’t manage to finish my D3.js spline code in time for my talk which I gave yesterday (which I think went really well, I loved the questions that I got!), so I’m going to try to finish it this weekend.
I also have to finish reviewing the last few chapters of a book for No Starch Press so I can collect my sweet sweet money for technical review.
I thought I was going to have some downtime this weekend after a peakbagging backpacking trip last weekend, but it looks like I’m going to do some multipitch climbs in the Sierras.
A stretch goal if I make it home on time is to get some work done on a few ideas for Huginn agents using webhooks.
I’ve been trying to get elementary features required for GUIs working with BurntSushi/xgb and XRender.
Unfortunately, things are in a miserable state and I’m just surveying the wastelands.
I’ve learnt a shitton about X11 and extensions so far.
I’m learning to knit! Also applying to jobs and my arduino came in so I might start having fun with that.
Although I never was any good at knitting, my grandma taught me to crochet when I was young and I’ve never forgotten it. During the times when tech support is remoted into my machine to debug something, I usually pick up the hook and yarn and work on something a bit more relaxing than my day job :)
Headed across the short stretch of sea with an ex-colleague to see Stiff Little Fingers gig tomorrow night, which means a weekend in Belfast around said gig.
Writing letters to my local chapter of the union and my management team in an attempt to get away from a crappy working environment.
Oh, and maybe making a trip to the crag between shifts.
Working on small side project website, mobile, and JSON API and setting up switching over to Doom Emacs config from Spacemacs.
Aside, if you use Spacemacs, does it eat up your power/battery? I am on macOS and Energy usage in Activity Monitor nearly sits steady 150+ during usage and I get maybe 75 minutes of battery on a 2017 MacBook Pro.
What on earth is it doing to draw power like that? I run Emacs (just my own config) and even with rcirc and mastodon.el filling a few buffers it typically sits at zero CPU usage.
You can try doing profiling on your Emacs to see what plugin can take so much CPU: https://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/manual/html_node/elisp/Profiling.html . Usually, it’s not Emacs itself, it’s a plugin that might misbehave.
Making a pilgrimage to a Chinese supermarket in Birmingham (1.5h on the train) to stock up on supplies this morning, so there will inevitably be some cooking this weekend. I also want to do some work with beets to get my ~/Music into shape
for my new mpd server (built a raspberry pi & hifiberry digi+ player last weekend).
I got a very good deal on an almost-maxed-out T430 and I’m going to install OpenBSD on it.
Plus I’m going to configure new services trying to avoid Google and Cloud services as much as possible, as an experiment.
I don’t think I’ll make it my daily driver, but I want it to be a “war machine” even though there is no war :)
I’ll be moving around some furniture in the living room to make space for a bigger desk.
I’m also working at a personal project scraping content from sites. I got pretty far code-wise but it currently only exists on my machine. I have been looking into deploying it with NixOS/NixOPS but cant get the containers to work like I want to (more like lxd containers). I’m probably giving up on that and will be focusing more on terraform + some deploy pipelines. I’m a sysadmin by day with some devops knowledge, but unfortunately we don’t use tools like terraform so I’m going to play with them during the weekend.
Going to be working on some infrastructure for a conference I have been working on in my area. Need to revamp the website as well as get the comittee on the same page.
Other then that, probably looking at more Android Xamarin related topics for work!
Some small hacking projects in the evening hours. E.g. I decided to move a personal server from using NixOps to regular NixOS, managed by just SSH’ing into the machine. I want to be able to deploy/change the server configuration on my home Linux machine and my MacBook and nixops on the Mac seemed somewhat of a bumpy ride.
While at it, I was also setting up cgit. I don’t really need a private gitea instance, since my ‘social coding’ is still on GitHub.
Planning on hacking on ces.fnl and the game I’m slowly building with it.