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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 am going to be doing a talk about systemd at AlpineConf. Tune in at noon EDT to rustle all the jimmies into orbit!

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      Ooh, the lion’s den. Wear asbestos undergarments.

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        I’m just sad I forgot to order popcorn from the grocery store.

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        Do you know if there will be recordings of the talks? I’d love to check this out

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          I know that my talk at least is already recorded and I’m going to push the slides and notes live as soon as the talk starts. I think the other talks are prerecorded as well. I’d suggest asking in #alpine-conf on Freenode for exact details though.

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          Interesting. The majority of use cases of alpine I have seen was as a base for docker containers due to its size. Since you can’t run systemd inside a container, this does not matter much for that crowd. Do you see many people running alpine as the main OS on their servers?

          I ran an alpine/arm tor node for a while, but that was not the most stable machin I ever had. I may have been the hardware though.

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            I run Alpine as the main OS for my servers – The package management is blazing-fast, the init system is out of my way (I stick to the happy path, but I’m sure it’s flexible.), and I keep the system minimal.

            When I need to run something that requires a heavier environment, I can stick it in a Docker container, and give it an image that’s based on another distro.

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              I used to run Alpine as the main OS on my servers for many years. I even did a few production deployments with it. Docker certainly made Alpine a lot more popular overnight for bandwidth reasons though!

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            Celebrating my anniversary and studying for my Amateur Radio Technician license!

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              Congrats and welcome!! Are you doing technician or general?

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                I’m going for technician, but I’m debating doing the general element as well. Having access to HF would be a lot of fun!

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                  yeah! I took general for the HF access. I studied a few days for the Technician but the morning of the exam I read the no-nonsense guide for general and took both exams and passed them both :-)

                  TBH I really didn’t learned everything that I should have for the General but I see it as a license to learn! So no I can learn by doing, even in HF :-)

                  In any case, good luck and 73!!

                  https://www.kb6nu.com/product/no-nonsense-general-class-license-study-guide-for-tests-given-between-july-2019-and-june-2023-pdf-version/

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                    Very nice!! You’ve convinced me to do both, thank you very much for the link!

                    Did you take the written or virtual exam?

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                      virtual exam, it was pretty straight forward and not that stressful!

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                Good luck on your Ticket

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                Sailing! Made the decision to let my cycling sportive place go to someone else, so instead I’m at the sailing club racing on Sunday. Also safety officer on Saturday, hopefully if the weather is good that’ll mostly be watching wildlife and getting a suntan.

                And at home I need to start emptying my office. Picked up a sofa bed last week which is currently stashed in my daughters room. Office needs approximately 2/3 of the stuff in it removing (bin or loft), and the second desk taking out then I can fit the sofa in. Gets us a spare room in the house, and also gives me a sofa to work from when I’m bored of my desk (anyone else find they’re more productive if they move round the house all day?).

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                  Very neat, what kind of boats?

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                    I ended up cancelling racing as well to sort a bunch of stuff out at home, best laid plans and all.

                    We sail dinghies regularly, my fleet consists of a Flying Fifteen, Supernova and a Topper. My daughter usually takes the Topper out, and I’ve been racing the Supernova so far this year. Hopefully got a friend coming to help crew the Flying Fifteen in the next couple of weeks, so she’ll be back in the water too.

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                  Getting my first haircut in over a year. You should see my mane. I am magnificent if not handsome.

                  A friend of mine invited me to have a beer in his yard to discuss the direction our careers are going.

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                    Learning Zig! Also using that as motivation to start posting things on my blog again.

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                      Hope you will enjoy it ! If you’re stuck somewhere, you should check out the Zig discord server: there are plenty of people happy to help newcomers :)

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                      It’s a long weekend here, so I’ve already done some yard work and DIY. I’m planning on finally changing to summer tyres, and recovering from a Pfizer jab.

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                        Having a concert with my choir for the first time in almost two years! Choir singing is something that doesn’t really work on VoIP (or at least it didn’t for us) so we kind of gave up on rehearsing until full lockdown was lifted. We still gotta sing with a mask and with a very small audience, but it’s really nice to be able to do this kind of stuff again.

                        Other than that I think I’ll try to take my mind off of programming. The last couple weeks have been busy and I’m starting to feel a bit burnt out. Maybe I’ll go cycling for the first time this year.

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                          Continuing some work on a nutty Julia to Verilog transpiler. I’m doing it for a friend who has hacked the hell out of Python to get code generation working, but it’s really unergonomic.

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                            In the last weekend thread, I talked about opening up my living room receipt printer to mutuals to send me messages – I’ve opened source the code: healeycodes/pi. It’s pretty plug n’ play via Heroku.

                            This weekend, I’m looking into setting up Dokku on a Digital Ocean droplet so I can host my tiny apps without them sleeping on Heroku’s lower tiers.

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                              I want to look at going back to the gym. Between the coronavirus and having a child I haven’t been to the gym in nearly 2 years. Looking forward to the DOMS

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                                Probably looking into Klipper and working on a couple of hardware experiments tangentally related to 3D printing.

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                                  • Preparing a Rust presentation for a lightning talk at work
                                  • Creating the fifth issue of my newsletter arnesweekly.email
                                  • Building Doors for the shelves in my office (this will be interesting)
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                                    setting up a basic idea of my concierge service idea

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                                      • Working on assignments for a workshop I conducted. I kinda get why it was a good plan to go through old question papers during school/college days. Setting a paper is hard, and I have to do a separate one for each group!
                                      • Currently reading Elatsoe which I’ll likely finish tomorrow. Planning to read The Paper Magician after that.
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                                        Finally got round to forking honk to make it less honky. Still working on first proper commit which is purely superficial but I’ll update this comment when it’s pushed.

                                        EDIT: initial pushes in git now

                                        EDIT 2: site is here is anyone is interested in my shitposting