1. 5

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

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

  1.  

  2. 4

    Just moved to Chicago for work. So, I’m trying not to work too much, meet some people and settle in for my first real winter (speaking as someone from a city closer to the equator)

    1. 1

      Welcome to the windy city, you picked a cold time of the year to move out here! Happy to meet up and grab drinks if you’d like :)

    2. 3

      I am doing exams :S (I’m an undergraduate student)

      1. 2

        work:

        • Battling a crazy Kafka bug

        home:

        • My office is a mess, I’m tidying up the space (it’s been a week or so I’m doing this)
        • I finally assembled my 3D printer and I’m printing fixers, supporters and dividers to help me organize my electronics/paints/cables.
        1. 2

          Work:

          • Deploying a couple of new services and trying slight adjustments to our deploy processes as part of them
          • Starting to document thoughts in my head, been here/using our processes long enough to think I know improvements for us to make. Time to write them down and get feedback on them.

          Home:

          • Started ripping apart a fake wall to see what’s inside it. Medium term goal is to extend it (it’s more of an archway than a wall) down into a proper doorway with a sliding door in it. Need to research sliding doors and how to fit them.
          • Continue getting going with nix (flakes) managing my laptops, and incorporate deploy-rs to start managing servers. Hit the point of configuring stuff that I want all the configuration in one place (git repo) and easily pushable to each node.
          1. 2

            Writing Racket for work still, while looking for new work since rent is going up in my area. :|

            1. 2

              Work:

              I spent most of last week getting settled into my new job, and this week I’m digging into my first tickets. I haven’t worked in 6 months, haven’t worked in an office in 3 years, and haven’t worked on Windows in over a decade, so my head is spinning. I’m already learning a lot and my coworkers are all really nice, so it’s awesome so far.

              Home:

              Mostly just relaxing after work, but also working on a tool to clone all of my GitHub repos and add them to Sourcehut, and maybe also to BitBucket.

              1. 1

                Work:

                Published an article about what we got up to last year.

                Personal:

                Thinking about how to implement side effects in Derw. I have a rough idea for an API, which will function similarly to async/await. But I’m debating adding do-blocks ala Haskell. In Elm, client-side, you rarely need to chain tasks - which means you don’t need special syntax for working with them. But in my exploration with server-side Elm, I found that I was chaining tasks a lot. For example, loading a user from a database and then doing something with that data. So it might make sense to have a do block, where every const is evaluated via await.

                This would require kernel code to wrap non promise/async code, but that’s alright for a first attempt I think.

                1. 1

                  Going back to work after getting cleared of covid. I struggle with staying on task at home (I tend to just sleep instead of being productive) so this should be alright.

                  1. 1

                    We just did our bi-annual personal reviews with the whole team today – the previous week was all about planning the month/quarter/half/year so I’m excited to get back into some “real” work, ha.

                    1. 1
                      • experimenting with a new minimal todo list and bookmark manager app i wrote over the holidays
                      • installing new switch pro controller buttons
                      • setting up my new gaming pc (my last gaming-ready pc was in ~2004, so this is super exciting!)
                      • playing dark souls 2
                      • setting up a custom usegalaxy.org server for work
                      1. 1

                        Work:
                        I’m learning JavaScript; I’ve been tasked with fixing some code that automate a workflow in Adobe Acrobat. How outdated is JavaScript: The Good Parts?

                        Personal:
                        I’m reading Patton: Ordeal and Triumph and hacking on old network code.
                        Does anyone have any recommendations for POSIX signal handling in C++ applications?