27 votes

What are you doing this weekend?

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.

Inspired by the success of last week's topic, I thought we could give this another try, and potentially turn it into a weekly, easy topic for folks to participate in.

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

62 comments

  1. [2]
    alyaza Link
    i'm going to sleep in for literally the entirety of the weekend since i have zero social obligations and this coming week is spring break for me (and incidentally, i'm pretty sure the only days of...

    i'm going to sleep in for literally the entirety of the weekend since i have zero social obligations and this coming week is spring break for me (and incidentally, i'm pretty sure the only days of college i get off this semester remaining, other than days where my teachers intentionally don't schedule class)

    10 votes
    1. lazer Link Parent
      I hope you had a great weekend of sleep and relaxation.

      I hope you had a great weekend of sleep and relaxation.

      1 vote
  2. [3]
    s3rvant Link
    My wife and I are planning to travel early may to see our eldest graduate from an overseas immersion program so we're clearing out the basement to hold a large yard sale to help raise the funds....

    My wife and I are planning to travel early may to see our eldest graduate from an overseas immersion program so we're clearing out the basement to hold a large yard sale to help raise the funds.

    And then the usual racquetball and working on side projects around the house.

    6 votes
    1. [2]
      user2 Link Parent
      What kind of side projects, anything interesting?

      What kind of side projects, anything interesting?

      4 votes
      1. s3rvant Link Parent
        Right now I'm developing a simple website to help tabletop game groups organize their events. I've had a couple groups using essentially an alpha version of the site for years so figured it was...

        Right now I'm developing a simple website to help tabletop game groups organize their events. I've had a couple groups using essentially an alpha version of the site for years so figured it was time to make a public version.

        Not currently any handyman type work planned for this weekend though I imagine I'll at least be tidying up whatever remains after the yard sale. Long term plan is to finish the basement into a couple more bedrooms, den, workshop (I dabble in woodworking) and large pantry (wife delivers meals on the side to raise money).

        4 votes
  3. [8]
    Adys Link
    For the first time since I was six, I'm attending a wedding. I must be getting old :) Also pretty excited for this week's board games. This is something I'll recommend to everyone with a lacking...

    For the first time since I was six, I'm attending a wedding. I must be getting old :)

    Also pretty excited for this week's board games. This is something I'll recommend to everyone with a lacking social life: Go to Meetup.com, search for local board game nights, board game clubs, etc and join one! They're usually pretty casual (I avoid the "competitive" ones, they're not fun), so don't stress out and just join to explore new games.

    5 votes
    1. [5]
      s3rvant Link Parent
      Howdy fellow board gamer! What're your latest games of choice? Lately we've been playing a lot of Gizmos and 7th Continent.

      Howdy fellow board gamer!

      What're your latest games of choice? Lately we've been playing a lot of Gizmos and 7th Continent.

      3 votes
      1. [4]
        Adys Link Parent
        I had never played Codenames until a couple of weeks ago! I really enjoyed my time discovering it, but I think I got lucky to get paired up with someone I had an immediate connection with. By the...

        I had never played Codenames until a couple of weeks ago! I really enjoyed my time discovering it, but I think I got lucky to get paired up with someone I had an immediate connection with. By the end of the evening we would be seriously reaching and still getting each other's words. SO satisfying!

        Also recently played Unstable Unicorns, which I liked a lot. It's fast, simple, easy to explain. The perfect end-of-evening game IMO. And I'm a sucker for these kinds of card games (I got into MTG and Hearthstone a lot, wrote a Hearthstone simulator which even got me to found my previous company).

        Last week I discovered Dice Settlers which I believe just came out. I liked it! But it ended way too abruptly, which seems to be a recurring theme… It also has some balancing issues I'd say.

        3 votes
        1. [3]
          s3rvant Link Parent
          Ah yes, Codenames is great fun. We ended up switching to Codenames Pictures :) Dice Settlers is one I've had my eye on but not yet had a chance to try out. Unfortunately "take that" games don't...

          Ah yes, Codenames is great fun. We ended up switching to Codenames Pictures :)

          Dice Settlers is one I've had my eye on but not yet had a chance to try out.

          Unfortunately "take that" games don't sit well with my group so Unstable Unicorns isn't for us. Same goes for pretty much any direct PvP interactions. Oh well.

          HSReplay looks pretty sweet!

          2 votes
          1. Adys Link Parent
            Oh I'll look into Codenames Pictures. That sounds a lot like Dixit actually hah. Also great fun, I love games like that that rely on knowing the other person. That's one of the reasons why I like...

            Oh I'll look into Codenames Pictures. That sounds a lot like Dixit actually hah. Also great fun, I love games like that that rely on knowing the other person. That's one of the reasons why I like CAH despite all the hate it gets from board gaming elitists enthusiasts ;)

            Santorini is another one I quite liked I just remembered. But I feel like the expansions really ruin it. The core game of Santorini felt a lot like chess, really elegant. We immediately went back to vanilla after trying the expansion traits.

            3 votes
          2. Adys Link Parent
            I just remembered another one I played last week: Res Arcana. It just came out, highly recommended! 3 is the ideal party size.

            I just remembered another one I played last week: Res Arcana. It just came out, highly recommended! 3 is the ideal party size.

            2 votes
    2. [2]
      robotsneedhugs Link Parent
      I really miss having friends living nearby to play board games with. I've considered looking for a meetup, but I'm worried it'll be too much commitment. Like, I definitely want to be playing board...

      I really miss having friends living nearby to play board games with. I've considered looking for a meetup, but I'm worried it'll be too much commitment.

      Like, I definitely want to be playing board games regularly again, but I don't want to get roped into a group that insists on me being there every single week - sometimes I won't want to go! I'm also worried about having trouble entering a pre-established group and being the (n+1)th wheel of a circle of existing friends.

      Any thoughts based on your experience? Also, how does your group decide which games to play on a given week?

      2 votes
      1. Adys Link Parent
        My general experience with Meetup.com in now a few cities is that no matter the meetup, people are chill and there's no commitment. At most, some groups do care about you not showing up uninvited...

        My general experience with Meetup.com in now a few cities is that no matter the meetup, people are chill and there's no commitment. At most, some groups do care about you not showing up uninvited (= make sure to sign up for the meetup), and most groups do expect you to show up if you are signed up / tell them if you have to cancel.

        Specifically wrt board game nights, I'll say: Just try out a group. If you like it, people are nice etc stick with it. If you don't enjoy your time with people there, don't go back. Don't worry about commitment or whatever.

        There's a group in my city that's apparently pretty competitive and has lots of expectations, so I don't attend it. Everywhere else I go to is super chill.

        Also, how does your group decide which games to play on a given week?

        I am signed up to three different groups: One playing all sorts of indie/kickstarter games 2x a week, one playing very casual games 1x a week, and one playing specifically Uno every sunday. The Uno group is the most "demanding" one (they're strict about signups to control attendance). But none of the groups expect anything from me, and all of them get newcomers every week.

        The indie/kickstarter group is decently large (~12-20 attendants / night). The organizer decides on a couple of games in advance people can sign up to. You can also ask/organize for a specific game in advance. And you can also just decide to play something else the night of.

        So all in all, just dive in and don't sweat it. If things are too demanding/strict/competitive for you, keep looking, there's always more relaxed places.

        2 votes
  4. [8]
    lumbo7332 Link
    I'm going to try running Linux from a USB. It's my first time doing something with Linux (:

    I'm going to try running Linux from a USB. It's my first time doing something with Linux (:

    5 votes
    1. [7]
      hungariantoast Link Parent
      Have you decided which distribution you're going to try first? I saw in the other topic that some folks recommended Ubuntu, Manjaro, and Mint. Ubuntu and Mint should be very easy to start with,...

      Have you decided which distribution you're going to try first?

      I saw in the other topic that some folks recommended Ubuntu, Manjaro, and Mint. Ubuntu and Mint should be very easy to start with, and Manjaro might be a bit more difficult, being Arch based and all, but it's also a nice "out of the box" experience from what I hear.

      4 votes
      1. [3]
        user2 Link Parent
        I would also checkout Antergos. It's another Arch-based distro.

        I would also checkout Antergos. It's another Arch-based distro.

        3 votes
        1. [2]
          hungariantoast Link Parent
          Antergos is much closer to "vanilla Arch" than Manjaro right? It's been a long time since I looked at Arch based distros.

          Antergos is much closer to "vanilla Arch" than Manjaro right? It's been a long time since I looked at Arch based distros.

          2 votes
          1. user2 Link Parent
            Yes, Manjaro has their own repos while Antergoes does not. From the point of view of an arch user, however, if you mention you use either one of those, they'll wish for your death.

            Yes, Manjaro has their own repos while Antergoes does not. From the point of view of an arch user, however, if you mention you use either one of those, they'll wish for your death.

            3 votes
      2. [2]
        lumbo7332 Link Parent
        Okey dokey. I did it! Here's a screenshot. I ended up using Mint.

        Okey dokey. I did it! Here's a screenshot. I ended up using Mint.

        3 votes
        1. sqew Link Parent
          Hey, that's awesome! Welcome to the world of Linux :)

          Hey, that's awesome! Welcome to the world of Linux :)

          3 votes
  5. Atvelonis Link
    I have a ticket to the Monterey Jazz Festival in Philadelphia for tomorrow! I've listened to jazz casually for a long time, but I think this is the first time since I was a child that I'll have...

    I have a ticket to the Monterey Jazz Festival in Philadelphia for tomorrow! I've listened to jazz casually for a long time, but I think this is the first time since I was a child that I'll have attended a live jazz concert. It's a fascinating genre, and I'm excited to get a feel for the energy that accompanies such a thing.

    5 votes
  6. cadadr Link
    I'm gonna have to go to Ankara tomorrow for an exam that I'm going to do on Sunday 10am (a language exam that the government does, because I'm doing it in Italian I have to go to Ankara, which is...

    I'm gonna have to go to Ankara tomorrow for an exam that I'm going to do on Sunday 10am (a language exam that the government does, because I'm doing it in Italian I have to go to Ankara, which is ~400km from Istanbul, where I live). Initially I was planning to take an early morning flight to the city and back, but then everybody told me that I'd be too sleepy and fail the exam. Well, I know that I wouldn't, even tho I'd have to leave home by 3am; I've done one such exam before and passed it with an A; but I listened to them for some reason and booked an AirBnB. Now I gonna take the train (midday flights are expensive) there and back, which will take around 4 hours. I like the train ride and I can finish my book that I need to deal with this weekend during the trip. I'll also attend an event at the uni I'm preparing for and possibly get to chat to the department I'm aiming to do my master's at, ask a few questions. Apart from that and the train rides, I'm going to be wandering around in Ankara, a little city that's surprisingly the capital of Turkey. Last time I went there, IDK, I didn't like it. But this time round I'll have some time for a dinner and a beer, so maybe it'll be fun. Gonna be -3 degrees celcius in the night tho, which does not sound fun to me.

    Last time I was there I asked a random bloke on the street where the metro was. He responded: "Below." Yeah, I was definitely asking where the tunnels were, totally not where the station was...

    5 votes
  7. [7]
    hungariantoast (edited ) Link
    My last weekend was nice, with delicious food, card games, and even a little bit of (ultimately unsuccessful) hunting. I made good progress on mapping a neighborhood on OpenStreetMap as well,...

    My last weekend was nice, with delicious food, card games, and even a little bit of (ultimately unsuccessful) hunting. I made good progress on mapping a neighborhood on OpenStreetMap as well, which I finished off yesterday.

    Similar to the one I talked about last weekend, I've found a few more neighborhoods and residential areas in and around Harris County that are completely missing from the map. The roads, buildings, everything. In a place like Germany or the United Kingdom, large sets of missing features like this would be mapped almost immediately once (or even before) the satellite and aerial imagery gets updated, but that isn't the case in the United States, which has a very small population of contributors compared to our European neighbors.

    Here, you can check the number of contributors a country has on any given day. You'll notice that, at the moment, Mozambique has a large number of contributors due to efforts by the Humanitarian OSM Team to map locations devastated by Cyclone Idai.

    So, like I try to do every weekend, I'll be mapping some things on OSM, starting with whatever tasks HOT has left for recent disasters, then I'll try to work on a couple of these missing areas I've found.

    Beyond that, I really don't have any other concrete plans. I'm not going anywhere or doing anything particularly exciting, just trying to not suffocate while the city is blanketed in toxic smoke.

    I did reinstall Arch on my laptop last weekend, which is always fun. I forgot how much of a pain in the ass it is to get Wi-Fi working on the installation environment, but I eventually finished the installation with the help of a nice script to automate most of the process.

    I did realize though, that I need a better solution for syncing files between my laptop, desktop, server, and other backup locations. I use rsync to back up to my server, and really want to play around with Borg as well, but the real pain is Syncthing.

    I've been using Syncthing for handling file syncing between my desktop and laptop and it works reliably most of the time, but it also has to be reconfigured, manually as far as I can tell, each time you perform a reinstallation or want to connect a new machine. I'd like to have something simple and easy like rsync for syncing files, but using rsync itself to do that requires a lot of discipline, as it can be particularly difficult to lose track of what got backed up when, and end up deleting numerous files. Backing up to an independent location first makes losing files during sync a temporary setback, but still an annoying one.

    I'm going to play around with Unison as well as Brig this weekend, and see if either of those align more with what I am looking for. Of course, there's probably some combination of flags for rsync that I'm not trying that will solve all my problems, so if anyone has some recommendations, let me know.

    EDIT: I originally said I was going to play around with Mutagen and Unison, which was my mistake, because Mutagen isn't really for syncing files as much as it's for remote development. Still an awesome project though.

    EDIT: I guess I should also mentioned that I'll probably watch copious amounts of Game of Thrones this weekend as part of my effort to rewatch the entire series before the premier of the final season.

    I'll also be playing more of Dishonored, working my way towards beating the game. I really want to write a topic about this game some day, because it's both incredibly fun and incredibly boring for me, for reasons that aren't really valid logically, but are totally real, emotionally.

    Basically, I hadn't touched Dishonored for six years before a little while ago when I installed and played it again. I hadn't even beat the third mission in the game when I first played so I decided to restart from the beginning. I have been enjoying it, as the stealthy gameplay is incredibly fun, but the way the game penalizes the player for using violence (by making the game's ending worse, from what I hear) has really forced me to just play it as a passive stealth game. Sure, I could just kill everything or find a mix between the two play styles and have a lot of fun, but then I know I won't get the "best" ending. I haven't had the ending spoiled for me either, so I do want to complete the game.

    I don't know, it's an interesting discussion, how play styles can be used to affect story telling in a way that forces players to choose one or the other based on their desires.

    4 votes
    1. [6]
      cadadr Link Parent
      Be careful with Syncthing! I had a big disaster because of it and lost lots of data and time. It was part my foolishness, but Syncthing does not default to protecting your data in case of a...

      Be careful with Syncthing! I had a big disaster because of it and lost lots of data and time. It was part my foolishness, but Syncthing does not default to protecting your data in case of a configuration fuckup. In my case, it could've easily spotted the mistake, but it wiped my data instead, ignoring also the read only setting. I was lucky to at least have a stale backup; I lost a couple months of important data, but luckily it was not much. It took me a few weeks to redigitise my notes, and I'm sure there are things I lost forever which I did not notice.

      I still use it, but it is confined to a single directory which I only use to sync certain files to my phone.

      5 votes
      1. [5]
        user2 Link Parent
        How come? Shouldn't there be .stversions? By default, I think syncthing has file versioning, so you should still have access to your files, right? I use syncthing and I love it. I've had a few...

        How come? Shouldn't there be .stversions? By default, I think syncthing has file versioning, so you should still have access to your files, right?

        I use syncthing and I love it. I've had a few issues, but it's great and it's better than the alternatives, as far as I know. Also, syncthing is a syncing tool. You should have a separate backup system (http://borgbase.com/ maybe?).

        EDIT: Which reminds me, I might just create a script this weekend to backup (using borg) my files to my pen, whenever I plug it in.

        3 votes
        1. [4]
          cadadr Link Parent
          I have two devices that I call alpha (my laptop) and beta (my phone). I had set the setting on alpha which says "preserve files on this computer regardless of the changes on other devices"....

          I have two devices that I call alpha (my laptop) and beta (my phone). I had set the setting on alpha which says "preserve files on this computer regardless of the changes on other devices". Because of that setting I thought I was safe and did not enable versioning to save on resources. AFAIK the versioning is opt-in. In essence my config was like rsync where "just copy files from alpha to beta when something changes, but not the inverse". Turns out I was too naïve. It bit me and ignored that flag when I messed up my directory structure on my phone because I needed some space (the damn thing did not stop bothering me b/c it memory was full, and I was too busy to do it properly). I don't think my failure excuses the horrible failure mode of Syncthing tho, and I don't trust it with my non-ephemeral data anymore.

          Now I'm doing weekly full backups (gzipped tarballs). I feel like my HDD is failing tho, I have some bad sectors. Gonna get and install an SSD next week... I want to do online backups (someone (I guess) here told me that I could use tarsnap for cheap to store the lastest backup encrypted off-site, maybe I try that.

          3 votes
          1. [3]
            user2 Link Parent
            ya, I don't think tarsnap is cheap though. Checkout borgbase.com. Mail them, maybe they've a cheaper package for backups that don't take 100gb. Check out also https://www.rsync.net/. I remember...

            ya, I don't think tarsnap is cheap though. Checkout borgbase.com. Mail them, maybe they've a cheaper package for backups that don't take 100gb. Check out also https://www.rsync.net/. I remember they were pretty cheap also.

            3 votes
            1. [2]
              cadadr Link Parent
              Thanks, I'll add it to my list of options. It's so damn hard to figure out the pricing with these things tho... Maybe I end up connecting an external SDD to my RPi and sync there, given all I need...

              Thanks, I'll add it to my list of options. It's so damn hard to figure out the pricing with these things tho... Maybe I end up connecting an external SDD to my RPi and sync there, given all I need is maybe 64Gb of space at most (all my data is ~15Gb at most, and it is all my data since time immemorial), and I don't want to be paying for this anyways.

              3 votes
              1. user2 Link Parent
                I use syncthing on my raspberry PI. You could try syncthing again :D

                I use syncthing on my raspberry PI. You could try syncthing again :D

                1 vote
  8. Pilgrim Link
    Off to a 1850's style brewery and restaurant with a close friend for dinner and from there to a speakeasy whiskey bar. Getting a new bed delivered tomorrow and I plan to recover in that. Hopefully...

    Off to a 1850's style brewery and restaurant with a close friend for dinner and from there to a speakeasy whiskey bar. Getting a new bed delivered tomorrow and I plan to recover in that. Hopefully Sunday will be good weather and I can get some work done in the yard.

    I need to do some planning for my side hustle as well but that's been falling be the wayside lately, which is silly because it may provide the biggest financial pay off of any other activity.

    4 votes
  9. [4]
    NecrophiliaChocolate Link
    I have an interesting weekend coming up! I am going to watch Us with some friends tonight, so I am super excited, I loved Get Out. I also have a date with a chick on from Tinder on Saturday...

    I have an interesting weekend coming up! I am going to watch Us with some friends tonight, so I am super excited, I loved Get Out. I also have a date with a chick on from Tinder on Saturday evening. I am so freaking nervous about it, this is the first date I have been in, in like almost 4 years! Also, I barely no her so I am worried I won't have anything to talk about. AAAAAAAAH

    4 votes
    1. [3]
      NecrophiliaChocolate Link Parent
      I know no one cares, but I have an update! Us was really good. I didn't like it as much as Get Out because it imo has a bit too many plot holes. But holy moly is the mother/mc so pretty. The date...

      I know no one cares, but I have an update!
      Us was really good. I didn't like it as much as Get Out because it imo has a bit too many plot holes. But holy moly is the mother/mc so pretty.
      The date went well, but fuck it had such an awkward ending. As she was about to get in her car she was thinking of giving a hug but hesitated, so I was confused what she was tryna do. I just gave a thumbs up and walked away, super embarrassed. I don't know if I wanna see her again though, not because of the awkward thing lol. But I don't think I find her that attractive. Let's see.

      3 votes
      1. [2]
        Papaya Link Parent
        If you don't even find her attractive, don't bother. Also, awkward moments are bound to happen. Movies make it seem like everything has to be smooth or else there is no connection and no future....

        If you don't even find her attractive, don't bother.
        Also, awkward moments are bound to happen. Movies make it seem like everything has to be smooth or else there is no connection and no future. In reality, in takes time to be comfortable with someone.

        1 vote
        1. NecrophiliaChocolate Link Parent
          Yeah for sure. It was just something different for me. Usually when I would go on dates in highschool, I would already know the person really well and most of the awkward moments would be done....

          Yeah for sure. It was just something different for me. Usually when I would go on dates in highschool, I would already know the person really well and most of the awkward moments would be done. This was something new, and I am so happy I went. I really want to be more and more confident with myself.

          1 vote
  10. mftrhu Link
    Not much, just some digital cleanup. I'm digging through my home folder, looking for files that I want to keep and for a place where to keep them, all in preparation for a back-up (and mirroring...

    Not much, just some digital cleanup. I'm digging through my home folder, looking for files that I want to keep and for a place where to keep them, all in preparation for a back-up (and mirroring setup, as most of these files should also be available on my netbook) so I'll be able to replace my current Suse system with Debian.

    It is taking much longer than it should and I'm pretty upset with the lack of organization of past me.

    4 votes
  11. [5]
    Loire Link
    I will be "working" through the weekend, and for the next week until my vacation home for the girlfriend's graduation and ring ceremony. This client is particularly important to us because they...

    I will be "working" through the weekend, and for the next week until my vacation home for the girlfriend's graduation and ring ceremony. This client is particularly important to us because they are paying 6 figures a week for a big ticket item. Hopefully I don't fuck it up.

    But since there is no work to be done for a couple days, I'm thinking I'm going to take another stab at learning Python, while getting paid to sit around. I've been down this road twice before, and I usually get bored a month in and forget it so we'll see if I can stick to it.

    3 votes
    1. Migaloo Link Parent
      I hear you! I get a good amount of down time in my job and occasionally go on a learning code binge but it hasn't stuck yet.

      I hear you! I get a good amount of down time in my job and occasionally go on a learning code binge but it hasn't stuck yet.

      2 votes
    2. [3]
      botanrice Link Parent
      Hey there - I hope your weekend went well. I've been trying to to stick to learning Python off and on for a while now too. Maybe we can hold each other accountable. Do you want to think of / pick...

      Hey there - I hope your weekend went well. I've been trying to to stick to learning Python off and on for a while now too. Maybe we can hold each other accountable. Do you want to think of / pick a small project to try to do in Python together? We could collaborate via GitHub and we don't have to rush to finish it at all. I'm a pretty slow learner and I don't put that much time into coding outside of work (which is a shame and I'd like to change actually) so maybe we can just casually work on something. Any interest? A project is usually a better way to learn (for me at least).

      1 vote
      1. [2]
        Loire Link Parent
        Honestly that's a pretty great idea. With that said I'm about to take off on a two week holiday with no computer so the timing isn't there.

        Honestly that's a pretty great idea. With that said I'm about to take off on a two week holiday with no computer so the timing isn't there.

        1 vote
        1. botanrice Link Parent
          I don't know what your current position is in life but I work a 9-5 tech job that I don't plan on leaving anytime soon. I'll be here when you come back, hit me up if you're interested. Enjoy your...

          I don't know what your current position is in life but I work a 9-5 tech job that I don't plan on leaving anytime soon. I'll be here when you come back, hit me up if you're interested. Enjoy your holiday away from a computer my man.

          1 vote
  12. asoftbird Link
    Bought a ton of shop equipment(by mass); old arc welder, shop cart, necessary safety gear, some rods and will probably spend a day or so figuring out in what state the welder and cart are and if...

    Bought a ton of shop equipment(by mass); old arc welder, shop cart, necessary safety gear, some rods and will probably spend a day or so figuring out in what state the welder and cart are and if they still work properly(and if not, fix).

    3 votes
  13. euphoria066 Link
    My husband is out of town for the weekend, and I usually like to use those weekends for the kind of home project that disrupts the flow of our house, like painting a room or something. But, we are...

    My husband is out of town for the weekend, and I usually like to use those weekends for the kind of home project that disrupts the flow of our house, like painting a room or something. But, we are having the basement bathroom redone by professionals and our whole basement is kind of inaccessible for the time being, so I'm not sure I want to screw up more of the house! I have a pile of mending that is like.. Difficult mending (holes in middles of fabrics, worn out cuffs on stretch jersey, etc) that maybe I'll devote some time to figuring out!

    3 votes
  14. [3]
    lazer Link
    Tomorrow I am going to clean my entire apartment and then meet a friend to maybe (or maybe not) jump into a very cold lake, but at least do some exercise near a lake...On Sunday I plan to start...

    Tomorrow I am going to clean my entire apartment and then meet a friend to maybe (or maybe not) jump into a very cold lake, but at least do some exercise near a lake...On Sunday I plan to start packing a bit as I'm getting ready for a move the week after next and also just try to take it easy and relax at home.

    2 votes
    1. [2]
      user2 Link Parent
      Have you read Marie Kondo's book?

      Have you read Marie Kondo's book?

      3 votes
      1. lazer Link Parent
        I have not, but it is on the list! I did see her folding method and use it for my clothes and got the general gist of her approach to tidying in general by watching an episode of her show, but all...

        I have not, but it is on the list! I did see her folding method and use it for my clothes and got the general gist of her approach to tidying in general by watching an episode of her show, but all very surface-level.

        3 votes
  15. [5]
    Staross Link
    Watch Dota tournament mainly (DreamLeague).

    Watch Dota tournament mainly (DreamLeague).

    2 votes
    1. [4]
      ThatFanficGuy Link Parent
      Who's your favorites?

      Who's your favorites?

      1 vote
      1. [3]
        Staross Link Parent
        Favorite teams ? I usually cheer for underdogs, but I like OG and TL.

        Favorite teams ? I usually cheer for underdogs, but I like OG and TL.

        1 vote
        1. [2]
          ThatFanficGuy Link Parent
          Is it because of Miracle- and N0Tail, or do you like the teams in general? I like the teams that have players I like. When Dendi was in Na'Vi, Na'Vi was my team. Now that he's not, Na'Vi isn't a...

          Is it because of Miracle- and N0Tail, or do you like the teams in general?

          I like the teams that have players I like. When Dendi was in Na'Vi, Na'Vi was my team. Now that he's not, Na'Vi isn't a team anymore.

          1 vote
          1. Staross Link Parent
            It's more the personalities yes, Kuro, Ceb, etc. I don't care too much about brands, although liquid is nice I guess.

            It's more the personalities yes, Kuro, Ceb, etc. I don't care too much about brands, although liquid is nice I guess.

            1 vote
  16. Petril Link
    Since I finished listening to "The Dream," an absolutely fascinating podcast about Multilevel Marketing, I'm going to be trying to find more MLM stuff to binge. I've already watched "Betting on...

    Since I finished listening to "The Dream," an absolutely fascinating podcast about Multilevel Marketing, I'm going to be trying to find more MLM stuff to binge. I've already watched "Betting on Zero" on Netflix. I'm giving the podcast "Sounds Like MLM but OK" a shot, but not quite sold yet.

    I cannot believe the crime and even politics surrounding MLMs (network marketing, pyramid schemes, whatever). This podcast was truly eye-opening!

    2 votes
  17. stromm Link
    participating in the ForgeLan LAN Party near Akron, OH.

    participating in the ForgeLan LAN Party near Akron, OH.

    2 votes
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    teaearlgraycold Link
    Going to buy some expensive tea in San Francisco's Chinatown. Tomorrow I've been invited to a large Dimsum dinner (20-ish people invited).

    Going to buy some expensive tea in San Francisco's Chinatown. Tomorrow I've been invited to a large Dimsum dinner (20-ish people invited).

    2 votes
    1. [4]
      Deimos Link Parent
      Vital Leaf Tea is a nice shop, if you haven't gone yet (and aren't going somewhere in particular). I bought some nice older pu'er there a couple of times, and I really liked their snow...

      Vital Leaf Tea is a nice shop, if you haven't gone yet (and aren't going somewhere in particular). I bought some nice older pu'er there a couple of times, and I really liked their snow chrysanthemum as a caffeine-free tea.

      2 votes
      1. [3]
        teaearlgraycold Link Parent
        I went to Red Blossom. I got Golden Thread Jasmine Pearl Dragonwell But I'll make sure to try out your recommendation some time. Do you have any other Bay Area tips? I just moved here last September.

        I went to Red Blossom. I got

        • Golden Thread
        • Jasmine Pearl
        • Dragonwell

        But I'll make sure to try out your recommendation some time.

        Do you have any other Bay Area tips? I just moved here last September.

        2 votes
        1. [2]
          Deimos Link Parent
          Probably not much. I was only ever down there for about 1-4 weeks at a time, and probably spent about 4 months total there, so you've already been there longer than me overall. Most of my...

          Probably not much. I was only ever down there for about 1-4 weeks at a time, and probably spent about 4 months total there, so you've already been there longer than me overall.

          Most of my recommendations are probably food-related. The House (which is just outside of Chinatown) was me and my wife's favorite restaurant that we found there and would make sure to go there every time. Everything there is really good, but the pork chop, sea bass, and wasabi noodles are probably what we ordered most often.

          2 votes
          1. teaearlgraycold Link Parent
            Thanks, I'll make sure to check that place out as well!

            Thanks, I'll make sure to check that place out as well!

            2 votes
  19. Neverland (edited ) Link
    I’m going to learn about the enterprise SIEM space. I don’t have an infosec background, so it feels pretty overwhelming at the moment. Edit: also riding the bike, and a nephew sleepover. I bought...

    I’m going to learn about the enterprise SIEM space. I don’t have an infosec background, so it feels pretty overwhelming at the moment.

    Edit: also riding the bike, and a nephew sleepover. I bought him this LEGO robot kit, should be fun.

    1 vote
  20. ghostsplosion Link
    I'm attending an annual football match at our local ground. It's a game our local team hasn't won since 1920! Lol. But our team has climbed the ranks over the last couple years with a new coach,...

    I'm attending an annual football match at our local ground. It's a game our local team hasn't won since 1920! Lol. But our team has climbed the ranks over the last couple years with a new coach, and is now at the top of the best league. So there is a chance. Safe to say, if we win today, it's going to go fucking bonkers!

    1 vote
  21. Migaloo Link
    I'm mostly working. But I got the night watch so I'll do some free code camp and try and get a 3d printer working.

    I'm mostly working. But I got the night watch so I'll do some free code camp and try and get a 3d printer working.

    1 vote
  22. PineappleMan Link
    As a reward for a week working abroad, I get to come back home and go to my MBA courses on Friday evening and all Saturday.... no rest for the wicked.

    As a reward for a week working abroad, I get to come back home and go to my MBA courses on Friday evening and all Saturday....

    no rest for the wicked.

    1 vote