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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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    Rewriting a backend from Rust to Elixir :upside_down:

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      Hey marisa, What motivates you to do so ? I am curious ^^

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        Mostly due to the ecosystem just not being there yet, but also the slow compile speed are really impacting our project. The breaking point was when we added an error logging crate and it slowed down our RLS runs by 5 seconds each (they were ~1sec before).

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      Re-reading SICP (slowly, abstractly) and “Joy of Clojure” (armed with a REPL).

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        I found out this week that I was readmitted to university after 4 years, so I’ll be figuring everything out for that. 1 more month and I can say goodbye to working in a factory!

        I’ve also been doing Advent of Code so I’ll continue doing those. Have to do some Christmas shopping on Saturday as well.

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          • When Then Zen Book fixes (the book manuscript is a hungry beast that continues to desire more)
          • Iconia, a service gateway thing that I’ve wanted to make in some form for years
          • Maybe move my IRC daemon to Kubernetes
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            The Iconia link is a 404, and I was curious. ;_;

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              Yeah i messed up, it should be fixed now.

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                Gitea has explore function for public projects, in this case I found https://tulpa.dev/cadey/iconia which seems to be the one referenced here.

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              • Swim once, I really want to be able to hold 1km

              • Fix bugs in the routing system of Express

              • Succeed to find a solution for day 3 and 4 of the Advent of code

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                Recovering from a super stressful family trip last week, maybe working on Open Parlor - I’m still super psyched about this idea. The internet needs more narrow-casting/tools for creating small, meaningful communities.

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                  Christmas shopping, going to the company Chirstmas Party, and planning on trying to do a little work on Tabula Scripta here and there, potentially.

                  I’ve been finding Nim a langauge I quite like writing in.

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                    I want to sleep

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                      Taking a “Life in the UK” test in preparation for my citizenship application.

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                        Good luck on both!

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                          Thanks! I passed the test and rewarded myself with a new guitar 😁

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                        I’ll be working on Advent of Code solutions for days 6, 7, and 8. I’ve done days 1-5 in Forth, but want to implement vocabularies for some data structures before starting day 6. I also need to redo my day 3 and 4b solutions as they are brutally slow and very badly written.

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                          I’m down in the area around Queenstown, NZ. Taking advantage of working remotely by spending a few weeks down here, working in the morning and exploring in the afternoon. Now I just need the weather to play ball :)

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                            Will be taking an exam for orange belt in “Traditional” karate in slightly over an hour. I feel it doesn’t mean that much on one hand (it is fairly beginner one, and our master is rather easygoing… which is actually awesome, it’s the reason I still haven’t frustration-quit the trainings… also I think the difficulty level grows non-linearly with later belts… basically feeling a huge level of impostor syndrome for even approaching this exam…), but on the other hand it does make me feel quite nervous, and also not really up to the honor/popular perception of this meaning anything… fortunately, it’s just a low profile hobby for me, so no real impact on anything important (just some hurt feelings) whether I pass or not. Not really sure actually what to think of it if I pass!…

                            edit: Ok, writing this down helped me to actually understand, I think: I guess the “colorful” belts are kinda baby steps of “learning the alphabet”, until the first black belt is probably like a mark of a “young adult”, where you finally kinda have enough basic level to be able to “talk with adults” and start actually developing some meaningful skills. Maybe. edit 2: Or, from looking at videos of the exam on youtube, maybe our master is just too easy on us…?

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                              The way I was taught, a black belt is when you’re good enough that, if you wish, you can teach yourself independently without needing a sensei. There’s certainly more to learn, but you should be good enough to audodidact without hurting anyone.

                              Keep it up, I love karate and learned a lot from it. When you get anxious about exams, remember that the teacher’s goal is for you to succeed. All good teachers want their students to do well! If the difficulty grows nonlinearly, so does your ability.

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                              I am trying to read every OpenBSD man page, starting this weekend. It will probably take me many, many, many weekends.

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                                My five-year-old is having a pirate-themed birthday party. There will be a bouncy castle, finger foods, a piñata, and beer.

                                My older boy doesn’t do birthday parties at home. The new trend is these “indoor play park” things, which are basically enormous fancy play areas with trampolines, zip lines, ball pits, Lazer-Tag, etc. with extensive party facilities. Think Chuck-E-Cheese on steroids, and correspondingly more expensive. The vast majority of the birthday parties I’ve been to for my older son’s friends have been at these places and they’re expensive (for the hosting family, as I have painfully learned).

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                                  and beer

                                  For the kids?

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                                    By college, he’ll absolutely dominate at beer pong and quarters. That’s why you start them early.

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                                    Agreed these indoor play parks are stupid expensive for the host family. (They’re great fun!) Are we systematically excluding some families from our kids’ lives though?

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                                      I don’t think so, at least not on the party hosting side. More exclusionary would be the fact that we live in a relatively wealthy suburb, so the set of people who would get invited in the first place (by having met my kids) is limited.

                                      Before we moved to our current house we lived in a much more diverse area (both demographically and financially). When my first son was born we put him in a church-run preschool in a suburb (we lived in town) because a relative was a teacher there. I remember being irritated when the mom’s group at the preschool released the zip codes for which they’d have rotating playdates and our zip code wasn’t included (even though farther-away ones were). It was pretty obviously either casual racism or classism, or both. I remember mentioning that it seemed unfair and was told, seemingly honestly, that they didn’t want to come to our neighborhood for “safety reasons”.

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                                        Surely there is some family or two in your kids’ peer group which attends but does not host, or does not attend “because” they won’t host in the future? There are such families in mine. Heck, we’ve only hosted once, so far, but attended six or eight. We see the same folks at all these events, and since they represent only a subset of my son’s classroom, it means the same other folks are consistently missing. I think?

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                                          live in a relatively wealthy suburb,

                                          Yeah, a lot of the exclusion happens there, via zoning and land use laws, in the US at least.

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                                      Second attempt at the Real Ale Train Trail, which also means it’s the second attempt at my mate’s unofficial stag do even though he got married in Jan 2019. Last time we tried it there was railway maintenance happening that weekend so we only managed 5 of the 8 pubs. This time we have A Plan, and a contingency plan…

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                                        Updates from attempt #2 (Spoiler: we managed it!)

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                                        Sabotage linux, i will make iso public.

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                                          • Moving my personal projects to another domain
                                          • Use Phabricator for personal projects better
                                          • Advent of Code
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                                            I’ve gotten really busy at work so haven’t been able to do the past two advent of code challenges, so I’m going to do that :)

                                            also i’m planning on making a big batch of harira, since it’s been getting a bit chilly here and I would like to have some soup :)

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                                              Trying to balance family, house, and self care with:

                                              • birthday party,
                                              • gardening,
                                              • skyrim on the Switch.
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                                                Hanging with my family and finally getting the D&D group back together after like two months of schedule mishaps due to people traveling and/or being parents.

                                                Nothing computer related, because work has been chaotic this week.

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                                                  • Advent of Code: I’ve fallen behind a bit already as I’m learning common lisp at the same time.
                                                  • Switching from evil-mode to native emacs keybindings: This one’s gonna be tough!
                                                  • Errands, friends, family, etc
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                                                    Switching from evil-mode to native emacs keybindings: This one’s gonna be tough!

                                                    Good luck. I’ve found the evil-mode habit hard to break.

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                                                    Learning (yet) more Haskell. I wrote a bunch of code in my notebook last night and it all compiled when I tried it in GHC this morning (except I messed up range notation). I’m getting there, one concept at a time.

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                                                      • Work on prototyping ggez’s next gen graphics API, if I feel like it
                                                      • Finish restoring a server from backups after an embarassing, but fortunately fairly minor, compromise
                                                      • Pet the cats
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                                                        I think there’s still too much snow to go mountain biking, but it looks to be too warm/wet for an XC ski. Yuck!

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                                                          Learning Prometheus by trying to set it up to monitor my home network. From what people say about it, it’s a tool I really should have added to my toolbox by now.

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                                                            • Trying to figure out async Rust. I want to use it for a little scraper.
                                                            • Trying to program STM32G0 microcontrollers. I’ve never worked with them, am unfamiliar with the toolchain. I also have a STM32L412 that came free with the other board that I might toy around with
                                                            • Learn a bit more about Ansible by writing a role for a work project
                                                            • Formally modelling and verifying a system with PROMELA/Spin for an assignment
                                                            • Maybe try writing some more Advent of Code solutions in OCaml just because I haven’t worked with OCaml a lot and challenges are always a nice way of getting more familar with a language.
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                                                              Learning Haskell via Advent of Code while still maintaining podium position on company leaderboard. Loving the problems up till now!