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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.

You can find last week's topic here.

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

29 comments

  1. [4]
    Heichou Link
    I recently found some people looking for a bassist (apparently it was a difficult task) and I've been jamming with them. The lead guitarist has missed a few sessions and i had to miss the one he...

    I recently found some people looking for a bassist (apparently it was a difficult task) and I've been jamming with them. The lead guitarist has missed a few sessions and i had to miss the one he could make, so I've only met/played with the drummer, but we click well I think. We rolled through Californication, Santeria, and Nowhere Fast (Incubus) super quickly and even jammed to a little melody I made myself, so I'm super fuckin' jazzed to be playing! The idea of playing live scares the shit out of me but it's my dream to make and play music so dammit, it's what I'll do. I've been listening to The Smiths lately, and Andy Rourke is greatly influencing how I play. I can't wait to apply it to jam sessions.

    5 votes
    1. [3]
      creepmyrtle Link Parent
      I play bass and I get super anxious about playing live too but the experience is completely worth the bit of stress leading up to it. If you and your band are prepared then you you will knock it...

      I play bass and I get super anxious about playing live too but the experience is completely worth the bit of stress leading up to it. If you and your band are prepared then you you will knock it out of the park. Of course there are always going to be things that can go wrong but you get through them. I saw my friend's bass & drum band play a few weeks and the bass player's E string broke half way through their first song. Luckily, another band let him borrow their bass and they were up and rolling in a minute or two.

      Finding a group that you mesh well with is one of the best feelings out there imo. Sounds like you guys have a good foundation. Good luck!

      4 votes
      1. [2]
        Heichou Link Parent
        Yikes, of all the strings! Thanks for the encouragement! I'm excited to break my habit of never fully learning songs

        Yikes, of all the strings! Thanks for the encouragement! I'm excited to break my habit of never fully learning songs

        2 votes
        1. creepmyrtle Link Parent
          Ha! I have that same habit! Luckily my band plays original stuff so I get to write my own parts. I've never been very interested in playing other people's music unless it's necessary.

          Ha! I have that same habit! Luckily my band plays original stuff so I get to write my own parts. I've never been very interested in playing other people's music unless it's necessary.

          2 votes
  2. Algernon_Asimov Link
    I'm preparing to move house. We picked up the keys to the new house yesterday (Friday). Today, we went over to the new house and started cleaning it. Then I came back and did some gardening here...

    I'm preparing to move house.

    We picked up the keys to the new house yesterday (Friday). Today, we went over to the new house and started cleaning it. Then I came back and did some gardening here at the old house (so we'll get our bond back after we leave). Tomorrow, there'll be more cleaning, and more packing of boxes. Monday is for administrative stuff, and running errands, and more packing. We've booked a truck for Tuesday & Wednesday, so there'll be a lot of lifting & carrying on those days.

    5 votes
  3. [2]
    clive Link
    I think it is going to be rather low key. I think the main things I want to do is to finish wedding ceremony planning. I am getting married in May, and my wife-to-be is doing her bachelorette...

    I think it is going to be rather low key. I think the main things I want to do is to finish wedding ceremony planning. I am getting married in May, and my wife-to-be is doing her bachelorette party this weekend, so I will be solo. I am planning on talking to the event coordinator tomorrow and getting it all finalized.
    On Sunday, I am going to have brunch with my friend who co-runs the Burning Man camp I used to run. (Black rock bakery). I guess she is going to ask if I am going to go. I registered for tickets, but I am not sure it would be wise to go: With my wedding and associated honeymoon, I am already at four weeks vacation this year. I thought it would actually be worse than that.. hmm. Perhaps we will go.

    I also need to make some ice cream base on Sunday. We just got a new office at work, and I am going to have a liquid nitrogen ice cream party to honor it. I am going to be practicing for the batch that I am going to make for the wedding. I am gonna be doing a chocolate and a cardamom. It has been almost two years since I last made LN2 ice cream. I forgot the recipe, but I think it goes something like 50/50 heavy cream and whole milk, about a cup of sugar per gallon, and about a half pound of chocolate or a few tbsp of cardamom. I used this book "Big gay ice cream" as my guide, but I left it in the trailer for the burning man camp, so I will just wing it. It's a basic Philadelphia style ice cream. So I will whip up about two gallons of base and fridge it till the opening party.

    4 votes
    1. spit-evil-olive-tips Link Parent
      Does your company allow you to go to a negative vacation balance? If you can make it happen with your work, I think going would be a fantastic idea. In the best case, 10 years from now, a story...

      I registered for tickets, but I am not sure it would be wise to go: With my wedding and associated honeymoon, I am already at four weeks vacation this year.

      Does your company allow you to go to a negative vacation balance?

      If you can make it happen with your work, I think going would be a fantastic idea. In the best case, 10 years from now, a story about how you got married, went on your honeymoon, and went to a festival like Burning Man in the same year will be a fun story to tell.

      1 vote
  4. FuckTrump Link
    This weekend I'm flying between the SF Bay Area and Lake Tahoe for free on this private plane company called Blackbird. They're a startup trying to be "The Uber of Airplanes". They give you 3x...

    This weekend I'm flying between the SF Bay Area and Lake Tahoe for free on this private plane company called Blackbird. They're a startup trying to be "The Uber of Airplanes". They give you 3x $100 off your first 3 bookings if an active user refers you, and a lot of their flights are $99 one-way, so it's basically just 3 free one-ways. I think they're the Moviepass of 2019, basically burning money crazily and I'm just trying to take advantage of it before it ends. I've flown for free on them to LA and Vegas as well. If you would like to be referred message me. I don't want to just put the code here in case that's against Tildes rules (I literally joined 15 minutes ago and am not familiar with the rules yet).

    3 votes
  5. [3]
    AugustusFerdinand Link
    What are you doing this weekend OP? From the last time I posted the list, only with the done items removed: If all goes to plan, which it rarely does and this is more a list of things "to do", in...

    What are you doing this weekend OP?

    From the last time I posted the list, only with the done items removed:

    If all goes to plan, which it rarely does and this is more a list of things "to do", in some semblance of order of importance...

    1. Weld casters onto the free truck tool box I picked up to use as a rolling storage bin.
    2. Organize the garage so I can work on my cars more easily.
    3. Continue stripping down the race car.
    4. Print all the pieces I need to have available for the upgrades to the printer, the last of which should arrive next week (still waiting on one more piece).
    5. Set up the pi-hole.
    6. Measure and model the parts I'll need to print for my retro case mod computer build.
    7. Install new Vega 64 card, use zip tie to keep it from sagging, take measurements and decide which of the three GPU anti-sag ideas I've come up with will work best/I like the most.
    2 votes
    1. [2]
      hungariantoast (edited ) Link Parent
      Typically I like to post my comment a few minutes after I post the topic, that way no one has to break the ice themselves, but I didn't have a comment drafted before I posted this and then, when I...

      What are you doing this weekend OP?

      Typically I like to post my comment a few minutes after I post the topic, that way no one has to break the ice themselves, but I didn't have a comment drafted before I posted this and then, when I was writing it, my cat decided to grace me with his presence by throwing up on my rug, so that's why my comment came an hour late.

      Two questions though:

      • What model of 3D printer?

      • Any details on the retro computer case? (I remember you mentioning it, but I don't think anyone's asked about it)

      1 vote
      1. AugustusFerdinand Link Parent
        CR10S5 - At the time of purchase (and possibly still true) it was the largest consumer grade printer available, I didn't want to tackle building one from scratch for my first time, and while it...
        1. CR10S5 - At the time of purchase (and possibly still true) it was the largest consumer grade printer available, I didn't want to tackle building one from scratch for my first time, and while it wasn't cheap compared to other popular printers, it is significantly less expensive than the next option. So it is simply the best in a performance per dollar metric and that is one of my key decision making points. It's reflected in just about everything I purchase be it for myself or others. I also have very large projects planned to utilize all that space and it's already paid for about 25% of itself by printing big things for others. The upgrade I'm waiting on is a Titan Aero extruder, which will be paired with the volcano hot end I've already received. The very last upgrade I see myself performing is a keenovo bed heater with SSR integration to more evenly heat the bed, but that'll wait until a sale or the price comes down as I'm a patient man and do not pay full price for anything if I can help it.

        2. Remember the old transparent iMac G3? I picked up a dead one for $5, gutted it, and am putting an ITX board, SSD, SFX PSU, and 15" touchscreen in it to use it as an all in one PC to control my CNC machine. Which is my next project after I build my detached garage this summer. It'll also be used to control the vinyl cutter and any future 3D printers (or other computer controlled machinery) that are too large for the closet in my office.

        And yeah, you really should play Hollow Knight.

        2 votes
  6. botanrice Link
    Running the 10 mile Cherry Blossom race in Washington DC! Super excited. Have only run one half-marathon before so challenging myself and running in some of DC's nicest scenic spots at the same...

    Running the 10 mile Cherry Blossom race in Washington DC! Super excited. Have only run one half-marathon before so challenging myself and running in some of DC's nicest scenic spots at the same time should be a great experience.

    2 votes
  7. [4]
    Micycle_the_Bichael Link
    Lots of plans for this weekend, none of them are super exciting: (1) Watch a lot of TV shows: new season of Santa Clarita Diet, Sabrina, new Twilight Zone just got added to my friend's server so...

    Lots of plans for this weekend, none of them are super exciting:

    (1) Watch a lot of TV shows: new season of Santa Clarita Diet, Sabrina, new Twilight Zone just got added to my friend's server so I'll be swiping that from him sometime soon. I'm still a bit behind on Stranger Things and I have to catch up soonish.
    (2) Last weekend I went to see a screening of Matrix: Reloaded, going to see the 3rd movie at a friend's house
    (3) I'm doing a critical film analysis of the Resident Evil Series watching one movie a weekend. My partner studied film at Uni but doesn't do any work in a related field. So to help scratch that itch we get fucked up and do film analysis of bad movies. We did this for the whole twilight series and the first 3 Resident Evil movies. Going to try and get another movie in sometime.
    (4) Going to a brunch cooking class with my partner in a nearby town. We are thinking about moving there as it would shorten our commutes to work as well so after the class we are going to wander around and see the sights and get a feel for the city. I have a list of food suggestions from friends so we'll probably grab a bite while we are down there depending on how we are feeling.
    (5) I have to travel for work on Tuesday, so I should probably like.... do laundry or do some chores or something stupid and responsible like that I suppose...
    (6) I'm 2% away from 112% completion in Hollow Knight. Going to try and get another %. Probably will fail but I'll have fun trying anyway.

    2 votes
    1. [3]
      hungariantoast (edited ) Link Parent
      Ever since Silksong's announcement I've been seeing Hollow Knight all over the place. Visually the game looks amazing. I'm completely in love with its art style. I guess it's time I gave it a chance.

      Ever since Silksong's announcement I've been seeing Hollow Knight all over the place. Visually the game looks amazing. I'm completely in love with its art style. I guess it's time I gave it a chance.

      2 votes
      1. [2]
        Micycle_the_Bichael Link Parent
        I would suggest it. A couple of good things I'll say about it: I honestly can't remember a game that pulled me in as strong as Hollow Knight It has beautiful art and also a beautiful OST. I would...

        I would suggest it. A couple of good things I'll say about it:

        1. I honestly can't remember a game that pulled me in as strong as Hollow Knight
        2. It has beautiful art and also a beautiful OST. I would definitely suggest making sure you're able to play with sound (it's by no means necessary, I played most the game with no sound on the train. Then listened to the OST on youtube at work one day and it blew my mind).
        3. For $15, you not only get the original game, which is about a $15 platformer value, you also get all 3 DLC's for free. I'm at like 50 hours of gameplay at this point and will easily sink 10-15 more in. That's solid value for a game with no online.
        4. After you beat the game and do some stuff, read about it. Maybe you're better about this than me, but there is a lot of lore that I missed just because I didn't connect dots the game put out in front of me.
        5. This really is more about how much I love the game than a fact about the game. I love this game so much I am in preliminary steps of designing an M.C Escher + Hollow Knight half sleeve tattoo. I have 1 tattoo, never thought I'd get a half sleeve, but I've got an idea for the game characters and artist I love.
        3 votes
        1. hungariantoast (edited ) Link Parent
          Thanks for all the points. I have so many games in my backlog, but Hollow Knight just looks so good. I'm definitely going to pick up the game + DLC + soundtrack bundle on the next sale, if not...

          Thanks for all the points. I have so many games in my backlog, but Hollow Knight just looks so good. I'm definitely going to pick up the game + DLC + soundtrack bundle on the next sale, if not sooner.

          As far as sound goes, I've got a pair of Philips SHP9500s that I typically play games with, so I'm good there.

          Good luck with the tattoo as well. You should post your design to ~creative when it's finished.

  8. scrambo Link
    I don't really have anything set in stone right now for this weekend. Most likely will be hanging out with my roommate, best friend (and his girlfriend) and go out tonight. Saturday - Sunday is a...

    I don't really have anything set in stone right now for this weekend. Most likely will be hanging out with my roommate, best friend (and his girlfriend) and go out tonight. Saturday - Sunday is a crap shoot though!

    I've been meaning to upgrade the OS on my android phone to the official Oreo release, maybe I'll have enough time to do that. Otherwise, it'll probably be some video games, and food shopping. Maybe something unusual like finish reading Congo. I started a couple months ago and then life got in the way :/

    2 votes
  9. CrazyOtter Link
    Going to this party which is based around the Oxford-Cambridge boat race, I'm not too bothered about the race but the people are nice. Other than that I'll mostly be preparing for my trip to...

    Going to this party which is based around the Oxford-Cambridge boat race, I'm not too bothered about the race but the people are nice.

    Other than that I'll mostly be preparing for my trip to Iceland on the 11th!

    2 votes
  10. MimicSquid Link
    Nursing my toothache until the dentist can see me; also going to Sea Shanties, an event where people gather together in the hold of a sailing ship to sing the songs that sailors sang, back when...

    Nursing my toothache until the dentist can see me; also going to Sea Shanties, an event where people gather together in the hold of a sailing ship to sing the songs that sailors sang, back when wooden sailing ships travelled the seas.

    2 votes
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    drannex Link
    Replacing the clutch cable in my car that snapped a few weeks ago. ('87 VW Cabriolet - just had the clutch replaced a few months ago). Working on a new prototype system for my growth system....
    1. Replacing the clutch cable in my car that snapped a few weeks ago. ('87 VW Cabriolet - just had the clutch replaced a few months ago).

    2. Working on a new prototype system for my growth system.

    3. Taking my dad out to dinner for his birthday since he never gets out of the house.

    2 votes
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      firstname Link Parent
      care to elaborate on what a growth system is?

      care to elaborate on what a growth system is?

      1 vote
      1. drannex Link Parent
        Agriculture growth, my hobby is to try new ways of growing plants and food. Mostly experimental, and some of the ideas are absolutely outlandish, but I know there's a better way than how we've...

        Agriculture growth, my hobby is to try new ways of growing plants and food.

        Mostly experimental, and some of the ideas are absolutely outlandish, but I know there's a better way than how we've been doing it after all these years.

        1 vote
  12. ali Link
    My south africa trip is almost coming to an end. I'm flying to Cape Town tomorrow (hopefully, since I got sick a couple of days ago). My last destination before I fly home on Wednesday.

    My south africa trip is almost coming to an end. I'm flying to Cape Town tomorrow (hopefully, since I got sick a couple of days ago). My last destination before I fly home on Wednesday.

    2 votes
  13. cwagner Link
    Today after my wife's German B1 exam, we watched Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency while drinking rum (me)/bourbon (wife) and coke. Nothing else to do here since our metal pub/club closed :(...

    Today after my wife's German B1 exam, we watched Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency while drinking rum (me)/bourbon (wife) and coke. Nothing else to do here since our metal pub/club closed :( Tomorrow there is a death & thrash metal concert but we might be too lazy to go there and instead just repeat (well, without the drinking for me, as an old man I need several days of water after alcohol :D ) today. All in all a pretty chilled weekend ;)

    2 votes
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    hungariantoast (edited ) Link
    I'll be going to my uncle's for dinner this Saturday, which also means I'm visiting my grandmother, since both of their houses are on his land. Not much else planned aside from that, and I'm not...

    I'll be going to my uncle's for dinner this Saturday, which also means I'm visiting my grandmother, since both of their houses are on his land. Not much else planned aside from that, and I'm not even sure what we're eating or what I should bring. I really should ask.

    EDIT:

    He's barbecuing pork, some of it is boar he's killed, chicken, as well as baked beans. When I asked him what I should bring, he told me tortillas, so we'll see how that works out. /EDIT

    Last week I mentioned that I was going to play around with configuring xterm (for those that don't know, this is an old terminal emulator on Linux, as if that explains anything), try my hand at converting my favorite bitmap font to a TrueType font, and was still exploring solutions for synchronizing my files between computers, looking for something that could replace Syncthing.

    Well, I got xterm configured, and didn't really see a benefit of it over urxvt, and as far as the other two activities go, I've been soundly defeated.

    First of all, fonts are hard. I looked more into how to convert bitmap fonts to TrueType, and it just involves a lot of work. You can automate the process of converting each font glyph from a raster image to a vector graphic, but it requires quite a bit of manual cleanup across thousands of glyphs using FontForge. Not really something I want to deal with.

    If anyone has TrueType font recommendations for terminal emulators, I'd love to hear them.

    As far as syncing files, I've tried a couple of different programs, Unison being the most stable, as well as Mutagen and Brig. There are a couple of (self inflicted) cruxes to my requirements for file syncing, mainly being that the central device in the setup is a Raspberry Pi Zero W, so none of these solutions are what I'm looking for, but I think I'm closing in on a solution.

    While the ability to sync files outside of my local network (as in, the Pi, my laptop, or my desktop don't have to be on the same WiFi) is nice, it isn't a requirement, so I really think my solution is going to end up being a convoluted bash script that uses rsync and unique device hostnames to determine when to push files, and when to pull them. I'll be writing an extensive topic on Tildes about it once it's tested and finished, so look out for that.

    Aside from using rsync and some hacked together bash scripting, I still want to take a look at using Git as well. That might seem ridiculous at first, but I think it might actually fit my requirements, and I don't mind the Git workflow. git-annex also looks particularly interesting, compared to just regular Git, but it does carry a lot of extra dependencies.

    If anyone has their own solution for syncing files across multiple devices, I'd love to hear about it. Or even if you think a different version control system would work better for me, I'd doubly love to hear about it.

    Other than all that, I will be, as I always try to do on the weekend, editing some stuff on OpenStreetMap. There are still some unmapped neighborhoods I haven't finished yet, because mapping buildings takes forever, but I think I'm going to work on some parks around Houston, and maybe a school or hospital or two.

    Hope everyone has a great weekend!

    1 vote
    1. [2]
      deing Link Parent
      If you like condensed fonts and have a ligature-aware terminal emulator, try Monoid; if one of these doesn't apply, give IBM Plex Mono a try. It's inspired by typewriter fonts and beyond gorgeous.

      If anyone has TrueType font recommendations for terminal emulators, I'd love to hear them.

      If you like condensed fonts and have a ligature-aware terminal emulator, try Monoid; if one of these doesn't apply, give IBM Plex Mono a try. It's inspired by typewriter fonts and beyond gorgeous.

      1 vote
      1. hungariantoast (edited ) Link Parent
        Thanks for the recommendation on both as well as linking me to the Plex GitHub page and not IBM's website for the font, which is particularly frustrating to use. I'm going to check all of these...

        Thanks for the recommendation on both as well as linking me to the Plex GitHub page and not IBM's website for the font, which is particularly frustrating to use.

        I'm going to check all of these and others out and see what I can get working with various terminals.

  15. NeonHippy Link
    I'm going to work on revising a screenplay I wrote last summer.

    I'm going to work on revising a screenplay I wrote last summer.

    1 vote
  16. blanknam3d Link
    I'm going to continue progressing with setting up off-grid solar power, I already have my solar panels mounted, I just need a proper container for my equipment (batteries, inverter, charge...

    I'm going to continue progressing with setting up off-grid solar power, I already have my solar panels mounted, I just need a proper container for my equipment (batteries, inverter, charge controller, etc.).

    There's a lot in my life I have to catch up on, but it's all disorganized to the point of no return, and it makes it difficult for me to focus on one task at a time, when all the tasks are blended together like computer wire spaghetti.

    1 vote