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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’M GONNA MAKE A MARRIAGE PROPOSAL TO A LADY.

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      Don’t forget to protect yourself with a pre-nuptial agreement.

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        Maybe everyone feels like this when they decide to get married, but I’m as sure as a guy can be that this one is gonna be forever.

        I get that things change, people change. But even if something terrible were to happen between us, there is no way that it would end any way but amicably.

        But we’ve joked around about writing responsibilities into our marriage contract. “No pets. no tickling. I handle all wired and wireless tech with the exception of smartphones.” I am terrible at phones.

        I think all laws should include a sunset clause, so that they have to be re-agreed upon every year. In my head it sounded kind of romantic, like we’d “renew our vows” or whatever every year. But I was explaining it poorly to my grandmother and she looked horrified. That idea got the kibosh :P

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        CONGRATS! I hope it goes well. :)

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          Awesome!

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            I hope she says yes!

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              💍

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                How did it go?

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                  It could have been a bit more romantic. I got down on one knee in front of a Medieval Times near Chicago… It was kinda neat :D

                  So I had already asked her to marry me and she picked out a ring and we had it ordered from a jeweler in Israel. So I was just really nervous to surprise her with her ring :P

                  Thanks for asking!

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                On Saturday, I’m probably going to do a whole lot of nothing. On Sunday a friend will visit and we’re going to the cinema to watch John Wick 3. Looking forward to it!

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                  I’ve been interested in the series, would you recommend watching the first two?

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                    If you like over the top violent and grim revenge action flicks that sometimes go to the point of seeming tongue in cheek unbelievable, you’ll love it. The fighting choreography is absolutely brilliant and the cinematography and visuals are, too. The second one is even more crazy (in a good way).

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                      What I really like is that the fighting is a tad more realistic than in your average action movie. There are even realistic judo throws at opportune moments.

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                      I loved the first one, which is as close to a video game sensibility as I’ve experienced in a movie theatre. There is something of a diminishing return to the second one; most of the joy of the first was in the lack of exposition, and there is more of that in the second movie.

                      It’s not a movie that bears thinking about overmuch, but as a visual experience, as a movie – it’s wonderful.

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                        If you’re looking for a video game feel in a movie, let me suggest Hardcore Henry.

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                          I found that one unwatchable due to being filmed entirely in first person. Crank reminded me a bit of video game too, and I enjoyed it thoroughly for what it was (trashy over the top action comedy). There are bits filmed in first person, but not so much that it becomes annoying.

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                            That one pretty much seems like the rock band (NSFW) behind it got to make a movie featuring stuff from their favorite movies and games, esp Call of Duty. There’s even a CoD character in it haha.

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                        The film is incredible. 100% worth it.

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                        Resting. I strongly recommend everyone spend at least 50% of their weekend on this task. I am currently resting by reading a vampire romance novel and pretending I’m going to work on my DeLorean, which I will continue not to do because I continue to be scared I’m going to reassemble stuff incorrectly and die.

                        So…I’ll be resting, and reading a vampire romance novel, and I’m okay with that.

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                          Flying to NYC on Sunday to attend a mini-batch next week at Recurse Center.

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                            Nice! RC is an amazing experience.

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                            Finally starting another D&D game after a year long dry spell and hopefully finishing up some contract work. Oh and getting a kitten. Big weekend.

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                              Job hunting. Lots of good looking jobs out there. Put my cv up on a few sites and turned all that LinkedIn stuff on. Two days and I’ve already fielded calls from 7 recruiters and head hunters. A bit overwhelming. Looking forward to having a pension, and benefits for the first time in like 9 years. Trying to drum up some freelance work to keep kids fed until I find a new job.

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                                Good luck!

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                                Beekeeping course, learning to ride a long board, watching Eurovision :) and on Sunday going to a Picasso exhibition.

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                                  Our son woke up last night with a pretty high fever and barking cough. It turned out to be croup, so we’ll be trying to make sure he’s not too miserable.

                                  I’m working my way through the rust book, so hope to make more progress on that during down time.

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                                    My daughter had a long stint of getting croup over and over because of a weakened lung when she was born. The best thing we found amongst the billion home remedies / recommendations was to just get up with them, take them in the living room, put something calming on tv like CBeebies or Sarah and duck or something and just sit with them. The calmer they are the easier they are to distract from their cough. It’s when they get scared and riled up that it gets worse and they start having breathing difficulties, it’s almost pathological. Other than proper drugs that’s the only thing that really helped in the night for us. We had to call an ambulance twice it was so bad.

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                                      Thanks for the tips! It was definitely worse at night and in the morning. I’m hoping that it doesn’t get too bad tonight.

                                      They gave him a dose of steroids, but they were so bitter he threw them up, even in ice cream. We’re supposed to get another dose and try again soon.

                                      Sounds like y’all had a pretty rough experience with croup. Hopefully it’s been fine since then.

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                                      Cold air works amazingly well put his face in the open freezer door for a few minutes. Also super steamy hot showers and just sit in the bathroom like a sauna. Takes my daughter about 10-20 minutes to calm down but then she is good for 3-6 hours of good sleep.

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                                      • Next month we’re trowing a party for my eldest and I really have to prepare some stuff. We’re going to give a big bbq and rent a bouncy castle, but I’m a bit amazed how something this simple can become so complicated.
                                      • I’m going to the pub with colleagues, it’s been a long time since we did that
                                      • I colo’d my nuc and still have some stuff to do: I found out terraform can replace some ansible playbooks to deploy lxd containers. I’ll just have to figure out how to glue terraform and ansible together.
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                                        What type of gluing together do you want to do? What should terraform do and what should ansible?

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                                          Terraform should purely do infra: spin up lxd container from base image X with cpu and memory limits of my choosing. I got that covered. Next I want to use ansible to provision the container: install nginx, my dotfiles, ssh keys, … I also got that covered.

                                          What I’m contemplating is how to make it install ansible and start running ansible-pull. I’m testing cloud-init with a custom lxd profile and that seems to work for Ubuntu images, but not for all others. I’m not really a fan of making custom lxd images, I did that in the past and it works but it’s cumbersome.

                                          I used to deploy lxd containers via ansible too, so I didn’t have this issue. But I want to use terraform because it’s so much easier and I’m looking into using it at $work.

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                                            Have you tried the remote-exec provisioner? Basically made for running a config management setup after provisioning the infra.

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                                              I looked at that one yes, but it would still require me to create my own modified images to create users or set keys. The lxd provisioner code hasn’t been merged yet, otherwise I could use that one…

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                                          You should try the dominos provider. I can’t because I moved to Canada. :(

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                                          I’m looking for new cool ideas to experiment with my server after building a Flask a server exposing my custom Pandoc environment to typeset from the iPad and an endpoint to transcribe podcast segments and append the text on Evernote, both triggered with iOS’ Shortcuts. Please, feel free to suggest some.

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                                            Kicking off training a word2vec model on floor transcripts from the NY State Senate as part of an ongoing project to understand state-level legislative issues and each lawmaker’s apolitical proximity to those issues as determined by actual (rather than self-reported or media-reported) legislative behavior.

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                                              I’ll be working on my outliner, and looking for software development jobs in Colorado Springs, CO.

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                                                I’m going to finish up my presentation for WebAssembly on the server at GoCon Canada later this month.

                                                I’m also going to work on an idea I’m calling control streams in Olin. The basic concept is that things like ioctl() don’t scale. I would like to try using plain-text stringly-typed control messages in “control streams” to do a lot of the things that ioctl does. I would also like to use control streams to implement TCP accept() or other similar concepts.

                                                I’ve also been wondering about how to best represent the concept of capabilities (opaque objects that grant power to do certain classes of system calls or the like) in my WebAssembly code.

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                                                  I’m chilling in Ottawa, Canada for BSDCan.

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                                                    Heading to the maker faire and a blue grass festival!

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                                                      Job hunting! Going to consider doing something with my LinkedIn profile. Also making a list of companies to approach this week in the DFW area.

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                                                        As it’s “Victoria Day” up here in Soviet Canuckistan, we have a three-day weekend. We’re going to dig out the beds in the back yard, break down the remaining boxes of crap from the move, and spend as much time outside as the rain allows. The girls are at a wonderful stage, and are playing together a lot, so my wife and I can just chill and let them bomb around the park all weekend.

                                                        I’m also working on a redesign of my organization at work; they may not promote me from “acting” director, but if they do, I have a plan for how better to service the business’ data needs than our current structure, and I have help from the other managers and various manager-type people. Nothing ventured, nothing gained!

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                                                          [Meta]: can we change the question to list only on-topic activities?

                                                          Learning about weekend side-projects can be interesting. Learning who’s going to visit grandma not so much.

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                                                            The mix actually helps me calibrate my attitude towards work.

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                                                              I feel the same, that’s why the title is ‘what are you doing’ and not ‘what are you working on’. I work a lot and do a lot of personal projects and sometimes I forget I also have kids and other, non-technical, things to do. Some communities make me feel bad because it makes me think I’m doing nothing and going nowhere.

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                                                            trying to learn a bit of Swift – enough to get a button deployed that does some such action. Just really want to cycle through a development process with it and get a feel.

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                                                              Going to revisit an old project which suddenly is going to be developed on (Freeswitch / Backbone + Marionette / PHP). First thing is to see I can it to run on my dev setup, then if I can add some basic integration tests / e2e tests up & running.

                                                              Also try to catch up on Game of Thrones for the final episode!

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                                                                Tonight I’m headed up to a friend’s house in Eagle (again), and tomorrow we’re participating in a group ride up Independence Pass. Probably biking and sight seeing around Aspen after that.

                                                                Not sure about Sunday, but I’d like to get some mountain biking in.

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                                                                  Comicon PR! Also gonna try to make Adabong Baboy sa gata (philipino-style pork belly stewed in coconut milk) as an experiment for my wedding’s main plates (I’m cooking them)

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                                                                    • Saturday, attending friends piano recital.
                                                                    • Sunday, John Wick 3 with friends
                                                                    • Clean
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                                                                      1. I’m going to work on further building my in-ground greenhouse.

                                                                      2. Work on a js script to do 4 deep versioning because all the packages I found only do 3 deep versioning. And I like 4 deep for development where we are building multiple times a day so the patch number doesn’t get out of control but the 4th number can go as high as I want.

                                                                      3. Play some SCUM because that game is my new addiction.

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                                                                        Wow cool! Care to share more about this greenhouse?

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                                                                          Yeah I was a pretty hardcore prepper at one time in my life. So I dug an 8 foot deep hole in my back yard that’s about 5x9. If you dig 8 feet down the ground stays at the median temperature for your region. Between this and the natural heat you get from southern facing windows and a roof it will stay at or above 55 F in my climate where we spend a good portion of the winter below 35F. Here is the book I used[1]. Found this guy on a random YouTube day. I’m using some of his ideas currently. But I’m building my walls with cinder blocks to provide a more finished look should I want to sell my house. His way works but it is very…..natural.

                                                                          [1] https://www.amazon.com/Earth-Sheltered-Solar-Greenhouse-Book/dp/0960446400

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                                                                        Just got out from a concert with Mumford & Sons, I’m going to a friends 30th tomorrow and doing nothing on Sunday.

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                                                                          Getting settled into the friendlyFOB in NYC.

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                                                                            🧟 Eat human BRAINZZZZ.

                                                                            (Oh my god, I’m so tired I might not even get out of my bed. There is a slight chance that I’ll make it to the couch.)

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                                                                              I was planning to finish a project I started in golang (to learn it) which forwards on api requests elsewhere based on the path (e.g. domain.com/github to api.github.com, etc.)

                                                                              But, I actually finished it yesterday so this weekend will be doing the first recording for a new podcast linked to a local devops meetup I help organise.