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  1. Comment on What are you doing this week? in ~talk

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    I replaced (yet again) the fuel pump on my 928 and it's running now. As far as I can tell, everything is working like it should be, so I only have one or two things left to do, which I'll...

    I replaced (yet again) the fuel pump on my 928 and it's running now. As far as I can tell, everything is working like it should be, so I only have one or two things left to do, which I'll hopefully get done this weekend, then I can list the car for sale.

    Today, I'm going to wash my bike off because it's dirty from riding trails, then I'm going to install Metro: Exodus and probably play that all day. I expect I'll wrap up tonight by doing a little bit of writing for my first blog post, which I plan on posting to my blog Sunday.

    The blog itself is going to just be hand written HTML for the first few blog posts, because I doubt I'll be posting to it more than once a month and I have plenty of time to settle on something fancy like a static site generator before it becomes a pain. I'm probably just going to host it on GitLab pages, and I'm kind of 50/50 whether I even want a custom domain. I mean, I do want a custom domain, but I think I want to actually blog about stuff first and know that I'll keep up with my goal of at least one post a month before I go off buying domains and setting up paid hosting.

    Other than that, this week I'd like to finish up the rewrite of my script that automatically posts stuff to Tildes, continue learning C, and try to organize some notes I've been jotting down about a task management program I want to write (one day).

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  2. This is a place for ongoing discussion about the things you plan to do or have accomplished recently, even if that's nothing at all. Or, if you want to just talk about how you're feeling, this is...

    This is a place for ongoing discussion about the things you plan to do or have accomplished recently, even if that's nothing at all.

    Or, if you want to just talk about how you're feeling, this is a good place to do that too.

    You can find last week's topic here.

    9 votes
  3. Comment on What are you doing this weekend? in ~talk

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    Well, this past week has kind of sucked. I did not finish the rewrite of TAPS like I wanted to. Also, my car's new fuel pump failed. I mentioned it over a month ago, but my 928 needs its fuel pump...

    Well, this past week has kind of sucked. I did not finish the rewrite of TAPS like I wanted to. Also, my car's new fuel pump failed.

    I mentioned it over a month ago, but my 928 needs its fuel pump replaced before I could sell it. When I first bought the car years ago it had been sitting for eight or so years, so I had to replace the fuel pump that came with the car. Then, not too long ago, that fuel pump failed unexpectedly, and I got a warranty replacement. That replacement fuel pump just failed this week. Upsetting, to say the least, but the folks I've been getting these fuel pumps from have sent me an OEM replacement. I was kind of worried there might be an actual reason the fuel pumps were failing, but as far as I can tell, it's just bad luck. So, I'll be replacing the fuel pump again this weekend.

    Other than that, I might go trail riding with some friends Saturday or Sunday, depending on how things work out, which should be fun. There's a chance we'll be caught in the rain this weekend, but I think we'll be far enough west to miss the storm.

    That's it actually, those are my only plans. I might get around to working on TAPS or finishing Metro: Last Light (another thing I didn't get done this week), but I'm not going to actually commit to anything else.

    As far as OpenStreetMap stuff, I've been thinking about mapping RV parks lately. These locations typically have a lot of details that can be mapped and they're a very undermapped feature in the Houston area. There are easily a hundred or more RV parks around Greater Houston, but only about two dozen are actually mapped.

    4 votes
  4. Comment on What are you doing this week? in ~talk

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    I totally recommend getting a bicycle if you don't enjoy jogging. For me, riding a bike is funner than jogging, still a great way to exercise, and you get to explore. Sure, they cost a bit of...

    I hate it, but I hate all forms of exercise, and jogging seems like the most economic way to get it over with.

    I totally recommend getting a bicycle if you don't enjoy jogging. For me, riding a bike is funner than jogging, still a great way to exercise, and you get to explore. Sure, they cost a bit of money, but for me the pros far outweigh the cons. Just something to consider.

    1 vote
  5. Even if you don't have any plans for the weekend, and just want to talk about how you are doing, this is a good place to do that too. You can find last week's topic here. So, what (or how) are you...

    Even if you don't have any plans for the weekend, and just want to talk about how you are doing, this is a good place to do that too.

    You can find last week's topic here.

    So, what (or how) are you doing this weekend?

    9 votes
  6. Comment on What are you doing this week? in ~talk

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    This past weekend was a relative success. I finished a few tasks and cleaned up about one hundred of the many, many bookmarks I've lazily accumulated over the past month, while I was taking...

    This past weekend was a relative success. I finished a few tasks and cleaned up about one hundred of the many, many bookmarks I've lazily accumulated over the past month, while I was taking classes. Normally, I keep my bookmarks nicely organized with folders and tags, but that system sort of broke down.

    I also managed to do some code fiddling and KDE configuring and will try to get the last of my shit ported over to Linux from Windows today. I've got a bunch of "Linux ISO" torrents that I need to migrate and it's just going to be a huge pain.

    I'll also be doing some mapping on OpenStreetMap today, working on areas around the lake I fished at some time ago as well as the little town I visited for a family reunion this past weekend.

    As for the rest of this week, I'll be pretty busy. My grandmother has an Acer C710 Chromebook that no longer receives updates and her ten year old, Windows Vista running desktop recently bit the dust. Wednesday, I'll be hanging out with her trying out different Linux setups on her laptop and figuring out what she likes most. We'll try a couple different desktop environments and probably stick to Ubuntu/Mint/Debian, but we might make a foray into Fedora or OpenSUSE territory. All she really needs is an office program, Chromium, her printer set up, and she'll have all her missing functionality back, but we're going to have some fun. On top of that, we'll be rearranging her desk and setting up her monitor from her desktop to work with her laptop. I'm pretty sure I blew her mind when I told her she can have a dual screen setup.

    Other than that, I'm going to be doing a little bit of writing and research this weekend for my first blog post. I have set a due date of July 21st to have the first post published. I still need to pick out a domain and what technology I'm going to use for the blog, like what static site generator should I use, or write, if any, where I want to host it, and all the other, wonderful things that come with having a website. I worked on TAPS a little bit this weekend, but I'd like to have it finished this week. I also have a few more ideas for blog posts that I need to start writing down, most of them involving video games.

    Speaking of video games, I'll probably also finish Metro: Last Light this week and install Metro: Exodus this weekend. I'm really enjoying the games so far. I thought about writing a review of the series, but I don't think I've ever actually written a big review like that before and it seems really daunting.

    4 votes
  7. This is a place for ongoing discussion about the things you plan to do or have accomplished recently, even if that's nothing at all. Or, if you want to just talk about how you're feeling, this is...

    This is a place for ongoing discussion about the things you plan to do or have accomplished recently, even if that's nothing at all.

    Or, if you want to just talk about how you're feeling, this is a good place to do that too.

    You can find last week's topic here.

    10 votes
  8. Comment on To end fatphobia, we need to dismantle Western civilization in ~health

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    @Loire I posted this because I read it, thought it was interesting, and could allow for some discussion. I think there's some legitimate criticisms that could be made about the subject of this...

    @Loire

    I posted this because I read it, thought it was interesting, and could allow for some discussion. I think there's some legitimate criticisms that could be made about the subject of this article, but no, the intent here is not to make fun of any of this.

    11 votes
  9. Comment on For Men Who Hate Talking On The Phone, Games Keep Friendships Alive in ~games

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    The content of this article was actually quite relatable to me and I'm not sure how I feel about that. It's no secret that I moved to Texas a few years ago from North Carolina, a distance just...

    The content of this article was actually quite relatable to me and I'm not sure how I feel about that.

    It's no secret that I moved to Texas a few years ago from North Carolina, a distance just over 1,000 miles. By the time I moved away, most of my friends from high school were long gone, attending college, living somewhere else, or just no longer communicating. I had a few close friends left though and didn't have trouble making new friends at work, but the sudden drop off of friendly relationships was noticeable.

    Fast forward years later to now and I have maybe two friends who I regularly talk to from my old home, both men. We definitely stay in touch primarily through simple chatting apps and occasionally playing games together, which is an arrangement we're all happy with. I have no doubt that at this point, were I to actually call one of them on the phone, they'd probably immediately pick up fearing an emergency, since that would be such an odd thing to do.

    It's not like our relationships are shallow either, we're talking about my best friends after all. We have goofy quirks and inside jokes, things only we understand. Shoot, we even have a running joke where, when we actually need to talk about something deep and serious, we play a specific game while we talk as just some weird tradition, but we all enjoy it.

    I think a big part of it has to do with the fact that, since I moved away, we've all been employed and/or college students for the majority of this time and we'd really rather just kick back and chat over a video game than a phone call.

    I don't know if this phenomenon is a gender thing, but I don't feel like it's a bad practice. At least not for me and my friends.

    I don't know, video games as medium gets a lot of shit (rightfully), but it's nice to take a step back and examine myself, my friends, and how this phenomenon has (unknowingly until now) played a big part in retaining close friendships over thousands of miles.


    Also, I had no clue what to tag this with, so if anyone has any suggestions feel free to edit the tags or suggest edits to me, because I hit a wall on this one.

    11 votes