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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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    I and my team are working on the next tools website. This time, it’s List Tools which lets you do all possible list operations in your browser. We have now added 15 tools and we’ll be releasing it when we have 30 tools. Soon, we’ll be joining all these websites together into one single get things done site that has all possible tools for all possible operations in one place.

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      I don’t understand who this is for. Every programmer can do that in a few lines and everyone else uses Excel. Who is the target audience?

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        Thanks for your question. This is for people who aren’t programmers and just want to get quickly things done. They have a list of items, and they want to merge them, or they want to group them, or they want to change the list item separator, etc.

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      Look after the new fork()

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        Going to see the new Dune! I have pretty high expectations, so I’m a little afraid of being disappointed. But, I must not fear, fear is the mind-killer.

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          All the reviews I’ve come across so far are very positive.

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            Oh, shit, I’m doing that as well! and taking my wife as well. She has no history of dune, except for one evening she suffered through the Lynch version that, when you think about it, aged badly for the uninitiated.

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              Yes, he threw in a few too many David Lynch-y things, and it just was too much.

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              I was a little worried about the runtime but I actually enjoyed it a lot and the 2 hours and a half went through without any problems. The soundtrack is also very well executed, I think you won’t be disappointed :)

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              I’m learning LaTeX in an attempt to do some amateur typesetting, and eventually, some amateur bookbinding.

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                Building a GUI app in Python that’ll help programmers to practice Python regex exercises.

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                  A few weeks ago I started writing a side project diary about making a little game. I thought maybe I could publish some interesting things I learned about Raylib in time for the Autumn Lisp Game Jam: gotchas around Raylib’s support for vertex normals, the surprising split between meshes and primitive shapes and how that affects drawing order, a neat technique for dynamic lighting I learned that you can implement in a couple dozen lines of code… things like that.

                  But now the game jam is coming to an end, and while I’ve been working on the series for a while, I have yet to actually publish anything (directly) game-related. But this weekend I’m going to correct that, and finish up a post about some vector techniques that I learned to avoid calling trigonometric functions in a game loop. I’m excited because it was the first post I actually wrote for the series, but is going to end up being the… seventh post that I publish. Whoops.

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                    Working more my little shell commands library inspired by the blog post sd: my script directory by ianthehenry. So far it’s enabled me to write re-usable scripts instead of a lot of the throw away code I was writing in the past.

                    The big thing I need to figure out is how to best generate completions for zsh for commands implemented with my library. I’ve only done very basic implementation of zsh completion functions and so I need to figure out how to write something to provide the completions on-demand.

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                      I have been messing up with a Raspberry Pi and open media vault for a couple of days and I am planning to continue doing that :)

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                        Writing correctness proof for new hazard-pointer-like algorithm to protect a transaction timestamp and its successors from MVCC garbage collection…

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                          Going camping! Trying out new Nemo tent, new hammock and new cooking gear. I also bought an entire case of MREs for fun.

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                            Gonna explore the use of Markdown notes for task tracking. Initial ideas here.

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                              I will read Linguistics for the Age of AI, an AI book without ML, accessible to hobbyist they wrote.

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                                I am at a furry convention, met with a guy saying he has to manage Solaris 5 servers for the government. Another described how amazon’s anti counterfeiting solution effectively gives Amazon insight into all inventory being sold outside of Amazon too. Plenty of non tech things too of course.

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                                  I set a new 5-ball cascade personal best this past week (14 continuous catches, had more but dropped the 15th) and am looking forward to trying some more runs.

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                                    Start writing down ideas for SaaS/project on physical notebook. The more I write, more ideas come

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                                      I plan on possibly going hiking, and mostly relaxing. This week I tried getting my homework done earlier in the week so I had time throughout the weekend to relax and do nothing. I was able to do just that. I might pick up a new office chair, my current one isn’t very comfortable to use on a daily basis. I’d like to go visit a nearby city I haven’t been to in I think a year. I might also working on a coding gig I have someone asking for. For the most part, I’m gonna take the evenings to relax and kick back.

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                                        I’ve kind of moved to Portugal and I’m going to explore the area a bit, also migrating to Linode Hosted Kubrenetes LKE to host a GitLab instance. Terraform/Web/DNS is already working but I’m a bit concerned about hosting mails on there, no idea whether I can configure reverse DNS in Linode to point at a Load Balancer and I’m also not super hesitant to contact support yet so I’ll be allowed sending mails.

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                                          Finishing up my Autumn Lisp Game Jam entry, playing some Dice Throne at the board game club, carving pumpkins, and cleaning house.

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                                            I’m leaving this afternoon for a weekend camping trip/surprise party for a friend’s birthday at Sylvan Lake state park. The plan is to mountain bike and fish at the lake, but it’s questionable if the weather will cooperate - there’s snow and rain predicted Saturday night. We’ll make it work, and it should be a good time! On the way home I’m going to ski Arapahoe Basin.

                                            I’m also reading “Fractals Everywhere” and a book about wire antennas.

                                            I’m enjoying sabbatical, but I think next week I want to start looking for a job.

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                                              Shakuhachi practice, have been putting in 30-40 minutes a day. this insturment is HARD.

                                              Building a youtube archiver service, tubearchivist is too heavy (it needs elastic and redis, all to handle a couple hundred videos, which seems a bit too much)

                                              Continue with japanese immersion, trying to do 1-2h a days of immersion.

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                                                Trying to better understand the Mock class in Python and how Django works under the hood (for example with respect to migrations)

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                                                  Probably very little, just gonna watch Dune at most.

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                                                    Searching (with futility) for another job and working on my compiler and interpreter combo.

                                                    I only expect to make progress on the second point.

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                                                      We’ll see. Outside of completing an in-person 10k, evaluation whether I want to pay for Fusion 360.

                                                      Really don’t like how cloud-heavy Autodesk is trying to make it, but having CAD, subtractive CAM, and even an API, make it very hard to ignore.

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                                                        • Helping daughter with her three hour kid’s bussiness fair. They’ll be selling handcrafted bookmarks, earrings and stickers. All original designs. I think it will be a good exposure to the business side of things.
                                                        • Sunday will mostly be indoors, given the possibility of a full day rain. Plan to progress through Taleb’s “Fooled by Randomness”.
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                                                          Finishing up a week’s sailing on my friend’s yacht, this weekend is winterising it. Stripping sails off, cleaning inside and out, stowing everything for the winter. Then flying home and rejoining reality.

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                                                            Finally getting around to trying OpenBSD 7.0 which just came out, and brewing some new coffee beans the roaster down the street started selling. I can never detect the “notes of cinammon, etc”, but still tastes amazing :’).