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!
I will experiment with ideas from unison.
Probably read a bit about Elixir. Probably read a bit about systems (in the large, not computer systems). Probably finish up the Song of Roland. Probably play a bit of Xbox. Maybe fiddle a bit with the brand new iMac 2008 i bought over the holidays for dirt cheap. Definitely chores and housework and upkeep. There’s a party my kids are attending, this means i also am attending. I’m decently sure i should buy food, even though we have enough canned goods to last us a good week and a half through a nuclear winter. Those are spoken for anyway, as #5 is expected early March. Weekends are too short.
Birthday parties are the worse. With 2 kids in school, 30ish kids per class, once the birthday party train starts the chances of having one every weekend are frightening.
Also I really hate the 2h timeboxed format many places enforce
My kids being homeschooled we don’t really have that kind of train, so there’s that! Having 4 soon 5, there’d be one every weekend for sure
Installing KISS! My first ever source based distro. I can’t wait to compile Firefox.
I started the Princeton Algorithms I course on Coursera last weekend, so this weekend is finishing off the first assignment.
I’ve not done any Java before so there’s an extra learning curve to getting the coursework done on time.
Reading more 1984. The book’s reflection of reality is crazy guys. People say this all the time but actually reading it for yourself is something else.
Games, carbing up, maaaybe a tiny bit of coding. And probably more reading. Oh and setting up mediawiki and syncing.
First trip to IKEA in many years, buying some furniture. Not sure if this is worse than what comes after the buying :P
Every time I go to IKEA I swear never to go to IKEA again. And yet.
2h in there (barely ok), then carrying 100kg of stuff (one cupboard) from car to door, then 4h of building.. visiting wasn’t actually the worst part :P
Hoping to activate my first SOTA summit. Maybe grab a movie. Work on some sewing projects. And homework.
Also IKEA for some shelving and hobby room organization stuff.
Chill out and catch up with some friends before I head back to school. I finished the reverse engineering project I took on to keep me busy, and my online class really isn’t that much of a time commitment, so I’m running out of things to do.
Contemplate the nature of time.
driving to new hampshire to canvass for sanders
I’ve been contemplating if I should start blogging again after a few years of nothing. I never wrote that much but I want to do it just to not forget stuff. I experienced firsthand how easy it is to forget that hard thing you spend days on. I used to have a static blog hosted on github, so all blogposts are in markdown and converting them shouldn’t be too hard.
Do it! I highly recommend checking Pelican which is an awesome and extendable static website generator.
Blogging is a great way to solidify your knowledge and motivate yourself to improve!
I’d like to explore some graph databases outside of Neo4j, i don’t even know what alternatives are around. I never had the chance to play with aws neptune at all, nor I know what GCP or Azure offer (if anything).
Then with 2 young kids and another one on the way, I can’t really plan anything. Perhaps I’ll get to start building Lego 21309 (Saturn V) with them.
Finishing up packing and getting ready to drive cross country. Moving is not fun!
Traveled to nearby mountain - really refreshed my mind as north Thailand is absolutely gorgeous. Driving through tiny mountain roads on a scooter is a really medative experience I wish I could find time to do more often. Got some photos too
Today I’m visiting new acne clinic as I’m 27 years old and it’s still not going away - which is starting to really bug me. As well as finding a new Cafe to finish up a chapter in my book on web crawling: using selenium and puppeteer for web scraping.
Hosting thanksgiving dinner.
Really early, or really late?
I always host my Thanksgiving dinner in January to avoid conflicts, and also because January needs more holidays
But…but the formal specification of Thanksgiving is that it falls on the 4th Thursday of November. Are you sure your model is accurate? Did you even write tests for your implementation?
(On a serious note, there’s no reason we should only give thanks in November, so I love this)
Making some miniature PCB breakouts, and creating a mini table router design.
Working on a rust TCP library for Freeswitch ESL using tokio. And starting a new book: Silence. Haven’t seen the movie yet, so reading the book first.
sinking my teeth into KiCAD with the help of contextualelectronics. Also may make fresh pasta tomorrow, time permitting.