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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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    Recovering from my first week at the new job. I’m still at the bewildered stage, no idea what I’m doing. Thus far the existential crisis of imposter syndrome hasn’t kicked in yet.

    As I have been working so hard and enduring so much change, I have declared tonight to be a cheat night: I’m going to eat a like a whole box of Cheeze-Its and drink some beers, while my wife and I watch TV. It’s going to be glorious.

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      dunno if you’ve ever had them, but Cheddar-Jack Cheez-Its are ridiculously good.

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        Oh, I am a Cheez-It expert my friend.

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      Off to stay/work on my friend’s boat with him. Aside from finishing off my workday today after arriving, likely not touching the computer for the rest of the weekend.

      Also going gokarting with a different friend, timed session to see if we can improve our lap times. Decided it’s cheaper than a car trackday, and I enjoy it, so why not. (Technically it’s my “Gym Membership” budget, as I never go to the gym I didn’t bother signing up this year.)

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        I should get a friend with a boat, that sounds awesome!

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        New England Winter: Shovelling Snow. If time allows setting up new WiFi on Ubiquiti hardware.

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          This week, I met the largest deadline of my career. Three months of incredibly hard work, and the last two weeks have been busier than busy with incredibly long hours. Meeting the goals behind this deadline felt really rewarding, especially since some of the code I wrote wasn’t tested (successfully!) until we deployed it in production yesterday.

          There is one HardenedBSD thing I need to do: fix the CFI violation in an application in base (/usr/sbin/sa).

          So, other than the one HardenedBSD task, I’m going to relax.

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            Congrats!

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            (trying) to adopt cats! And reading. The more hours I manage to spend off the computer the better ;)

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              Deciding between two very different job offers. Feels like choosing between two different versions of myself. Any advice? :)

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                toss a coin, the moment the coin is in the air you know the answer, because you secretly wish it to land one way and not the other :-)

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                  Assuming that all else is equal in terms of what you value from each, this is the best possible advice to force your mind to make itself up.

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                  Same problem, but next week I will probably have 3rd offer as well.

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                    Talk to the employees you’d be working with. See what they like and dislike about their employment. If you have the time, and they allow you, see if you can shadow for a day or two at each place.

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                    Playing Pokemon Arceus while the storm brews in NYC!

                    Still working through the book Empire of Liberty. Got to an interesting part where it’s talking about the foundations of common law in the US. It’s still too complicated to understand here alone though especially since legislation of the judiciary seems to have changed massively every 50 years or something. But I’ve been trying to grok common law vs civil (napoleonic/european) law for a while and this is starting to help.

                    Looking for volunteers to speak at next month’s Hacker Nights (virtual meetup) after a successful first night last night.

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                      Starting project #2 with my new woodworking equipment! Making a new step from our garage to our house to replace the pile of 2x4s and screws that is the current one that’s literally a leftover from the construction crew haha.

                      Looking forward to testing some new learning out and making my first “finished” (in the literal sense, wood finish) project too!

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                        • Going to read Designing Data-Intenstive Applications on my eReader (mainly for note taking)
                        • Working on my partner’s website theme (going retro-styled)
                        • Attempting to get back into working out (again)
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                          Learning Davinci Resolve and participating in the Jamuary 2022 challenge of the week.

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                            I’m starting a 2 weeks run of development to release the v1 of inbox.jobs. It’s a personal tool for developers to dig into what they want for their carreer and protect themselves against bad recruiters.

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                              Awesome idea! How does it do the job of protecting?

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                                The developer gets his own web page with a form for recruiters. If the recruiter does not match the expectations he is filtered and the developer is not notified in real time.

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                              I’ve received all the bits for my Lichee RV board, which is a RISC-V 64-bit architecture system. Allwinner SoC. Performance isn’t great (single core, not super-high clocks), but it was fairly cheap, even including shipping costs from China. So I’m looking forward to putting all that together and trying that out.

                              I’ve also got a Thrustmaster T.16000m flight stick that needs work. A couple years ago, all the buttons on the stick itself stopped working, and I stopped using it. At first I thought it was something like a cable that came loose internally, but after taking it apart, all the switches are wired individually, and soldered, so that’s not it. Seems to be something wrong with the controller board itself. I’m going to wire the flight stick buttons into the right-side buttons on the base. Theoretically, any flight sim should allow button mapping to fix that. Should be a simple job, but you know how that can go sometimes…

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                                Still working on Vim reference guide, been quite a struggle working on this book. Going to just call it as first draft on Monday and then spend the next month improving it for publishing.

                                Started reading Miss Percy’s Pocket Guide to the Care and Feeding of British Dragons.

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                                  My older daughter’s class had a COVID case reported, so a bunch of plans this weekend have been torpedoed. So we’ll go outside sledding and hiking and such, but with fewer indoor plans. Bah.

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                                    Trying to relax this week. Our fridge/freezer broke yesterday and work has been exhausting, among other things, so that’s a lot of stress we need to digest. Going to focus on straightening up my office and the house in general as part of that de-stressing effort.

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                                      Cleaning house, working on Vectron. Still building out the basis for it, and still haven’t created a README for it yet, since I’ve been focused on the code atm. Building a small set of UI widgets for it has been an interesting exercise, though I’m not trying to build a full UI library, but some things are easier to organize when not hard-coding layout.

                                      https://lobste.rs/s/tux4j9/what_are_you_doing_this_week#c_1up6cp Based on this, I think I’m almost two weeks into this, and it’s been successful thus far. Finding a spot of consistency in a side project like this has been kinda nice, even if I almost always end wanting to have gotten more done in a session.

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                                        shoveling, working on finishing renovating my office room, playing video games

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                                          Just finished work week on a high note, so going into the weekend with a spring in my step—despite knowing I have to paint the ceiling in my (home) office this weekend. I’m sure I’ll find time to play Minecraft with my son too though.

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                                            This week I re-wrote the back-end of my blog from MDX to using straight Markdown instead, because it turns out the GatsbyJS ecosystem is kind of weird when it comes to what plug-ins are supported and which aren’t, and quite a few break across new major GatsbyJS versions.

                                            This weekend having accomplished that I want to add support for tags, both in the post metedata but also adding a little section at the top of the post list page so you can click a tag and have the listing switch to only include posts with that tag in them.

                                            For anyone who mostly does back-end programming and has thought about dipping a toe in to front end programming, I’d encourage you to go for it. The web ecosystem is not what it was 10 years ago :) (It’s still stark raving bughouse, BUT there are some evolutionary changes that have at least made it much more tractable IMO)