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What are you doing this week? Feel free to share!

Keep in mind it’s OK to do nothing at all, too.

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    Starting a new job as a system administrator tomorrow!

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      Congrats!

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        Edit: [Removed as I replied instead of posting a new comment]

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        Building my ryzen monster of a computer

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          Care to share what you’re building? I put together a little ryzen system ~2 weeks ago, and while it’s pretty tiny I was still amazed by the price/quality of AMD. I got a real quadcore for less than 100euro and performance is actually excellent for that price

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            • 64 GB of ram
            • Ryzen 5 3600
            • AMD RX5700

            This beast is an apex predator and should be able to handle any task I throw at it, including Kubernetes. I may end up getting a more beefy processor in the future, but for now this works.

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            Just built my new machine with a ryzen 3900x last week, it’s an incredible processor.

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              i was gonna go with that but my fiance talked me out of it.

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            Staying home, as recommended by the prime minister. I resumed working on my X11 bindings in pure OCaml, this time attacking the problem from another side since I was burnt out on the project for a while. I managed to connect to the X11 server and open an empty window just this sunday!

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              Very nice. I loved reading the code of a pure Ruby X11 client library years ago and would love to see your OCaml work if you ever fancy showing it off.

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                It’s all on github but the version that’s on there is not up to date nor in a presentable state at the moment. I’ll definitely submit it to Lobsters when it’s usable though.

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              Trying to get a different C or C++ (or Rust) job. I’m applying to nearly everywhere on the US East Coast, got to a second phone interview for one, and have a coding test to do over the weekend for another.

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                Good luck! I’d love to land a Rust job somewhere.

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                  Nice! I just started reading the “book” last night. It’s actually been really fun going thus far.

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                    Fingers crossed! I’d love to work with Rust at my day job, too. We’re also hiring on the east coast if you’re open to consultant work and want a referral.

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                      Just saw this opening, too, though it’s on the west coast.

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                        Good luck, let me know if you are willing to go inland a little bit from the coast and want a referral. No Rust though, sadly.

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                        Working with my girlfriend on an electronic badge project, combining her hardware skills and my software ones. For our first prototype, we have an inkyPHAT eInk display connected to Python code running on a Raspberry Pi Zero W. Our next step may be a react-native app to control the display. We hope to ultimately tie the display into the user’s player stats from a popular video game.

                        Also going to a bar where you can pay to smash stuff to pieces.

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                          Trying to fix my sleep schedule.

                          Also probably some work.

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                            It’s my penultimate week in the company. I start a new job on April :) That means I have a lot of documentation stuff to do.

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                              Learning Ansible, Lustre file system and hammering out a ton of code. Trying to see if I can get a hybrid qml / Rust application stable enough for a friend to try out.

                              On the non-work side, learning Corel Painter 2020. I’ve gotten back into drawing a fair bit (my daughter is really keen) so I dragged an old Wacom Intuos out of the closet and have been trying to re-learn digital painting / illustration techniques. I want to start scanning and painting her drawings for her to print and hang up in her room.

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                                Studying the Raft paper and doing lab exercises from the MIT 6.842 course that implements it

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                                  Continuing to work on the Go port of Bytesweep. I’ve got pretty much all the individual components done (compressor, encryptor, API endpoints, etc), so now I’m just putting them all together.

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                                    I am currently tasked with integrating ngrx into an angular project. We got some working models today and now need to implement all the actions, selectors and effects. And hopefully everything is working after this.

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                                      Working a fair bit, several doctor’s appointments for my wife. This weekend, I’d like to take another stab at Tabula Scripta, but I don’t think I’m going to have the time to do it during the week.

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                                        Learning JSON Schema, by writing schemas for Ansible playbooks, roles, tasks etc.

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                                          Trying to finally setup my new desktop as a Hackintosh. After going back-and-forth in my head about Clover vs OpenCore I’ve decided to go with OpenCore, as it seems like where the future of Hackintosh development is heading.

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                                            What’s up with tonymacx86 these days?

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                                              I don’t really know - I’m basing my Hackintosh off the advice on the hackintosh subreddit, where they’re pretty strongly in favour of Clover and/or OpenCore, and seemingly not big fans of the tonymacx86 tools.

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                                            CRDTs, reading papers, thinking about them, maybe solving issue in some FOSS library.

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                                              Work: Helped a team rewrite some JavaScript code they had inherited so it caught errors properly and could therefore be debugged. Also flattened its nasty callbacks within callbacks thanks to promisify and await.

                                              Play: Working hard on fitness. Very sore. Highly recommended though.

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                                                For work I’m writing some testing tasks using Gauge, and it’s terrible. I’m not sold (at all) on the “natural language” concept behind Gauge. IMO the natural language descriptions just get in the way and hide what the tests are actually doing. It probably doesn’t help that the code we have “behind the scenes” implementing the steps is a combination of spaghetti code Python (which itself has no unit tests) and shell scripts. But sometimes you just have to grimace and get the work done, I guess.

                                                I’ve been pleasantly busy outside of work, though. I’m looking around for a cheap used bike to get a lady friend for her birthday, and need to bake a practice carrot cake for that. I also need to replace a part on one of my ski bindings and check with the bike shop about some parts I have on order.

                                                Not much going on with coding. I need to clean up the output from my new Repl Dictionary - it currently spits out a giant JSON blob - but that should really take just 10 minutes or so. I also need to look at a PR to st-json, and look into getting my Spotify library into QuickLisp.

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                                                  Just got back from Nullcon! Back to the usual grind…