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

41 comments

  1. [3]
    mftrhu (edited ) Link
    Shitty so far. I got PMed by someone telling me "I hope you DO commit suicide" and promptly posted about it on reddit for karma, which was amusing, but I have not been sleeping right and, thanks...

    Shitty so far. I got PMed by someone telling me "I hope you DO commit suicide" and promptly posted about it on reddit for karma, which was amusing, but I have not been sleeping right and, thanks to my grandmother being even more shitty and difficult and deaf than the usual, the shouting has been unreal lately.

    I'm not even her caretaker, not anymore, but just hearing the racket that her children have been making trying to feed her has been stressful.

    Also, my browser updated this morning and one of the main extensions I use stopped working.

    I got distracted, too, and instead of working on my map generator I have spent the afternoon messing around with Indental, trying to write an Emacs mode for the aforementioned Indental - how do I make it indent things right? what does it even mean to indent things right? why are we here? what's the meaning of life? - and thinking about completely overhauling how I manage information.

    I hope that Saturday will be better.

    6 votes
    1. [2]
      hungariantoast (edited ) Link Parent
      You know, when I first read this part of your comment shortly after you posted it, I didn't think much of it. Now, a day later when I've come back to reply to you, I've realized just how important...

      Also, my browser updated this morning and one of the main extensions I use stopped working.

      You know, when I first read this part of your comment shortly after you posted it, I didn't think much of it.

      Now, a day later when I've come back to reply to you, I've realized just how important this little tidbit was in relation to this weekend's tech scandal. (Assuming you use Firefox)

      Aside from that, sorry that someone was ugly to you on Reddit and I hope things with your grandmother improve.

      As far as your map generator, you should totally post a topic about it when you feel like it's ready. The comments you made in the creative thread were interesting and I'd like to see more of the project.

      1 vote
      1. mftrhu Link Parent
        No, it was Palemoon, and the extension that broke down was Pentadactyl - I more-or-less stopped using Firefox when Quantum was rolled out, both because of the move away from XUL and because it...

        No, it was Palemoon, and the extension that broke down was Pentadactyl - I more-or-less stopped using Firefox when Quantum was rolled out, both because of the move away from XUL and because it became much more resource-hungry and I'm still using a mid-range laptop from 2011.

        Aside from that, sorry that someone was ugly to you on Reddit and I hope things with your grandmother improve.

        Ah, don't worry about the former, I actually find it pretty funny, but as for the latter - it won't. She has been getting steadily worse for years, and she has never been easy to deal with.

        As far as your map generator, you should totally post a topic about it when you feel like it's ready. The comments you made in the creative thread were interesting and I'd like to see more of the project.

        It might take a while - procedural generation is one of those things that I tend to touch on briefly to circle around it for a few weeks to months - but I'll keep that in mind, even if any write-up of mine is probably going to be inferior to what's already around (and if this interests you, you should definitely check out /r/ProceduralGeneration and Blob in Games).

        3 votes
  2. [5]
    blake Link
    More Opel GT goodness! This last week I've been getting the work space (a shipping container) in better shape. Brighter, cleaner, all that. Went from this: https://i.imgur.com/7MINzri.jpg To this:...

    More Opel GT goodness! This last week I've been getting the work space (a shipping container) in better shape. Brighter, cleaner, all that.

    Went from this: https://i.imgur.com/7MINzri.jpg
    To this: https://i.imgur.com/rGwD4CU.jpg

    This weekend I'm hoping to take the doors off and finish removing the glass from the body (already have the windshield and rear glass out). I'd love to start taking the interior out as well.

    5 votes
    1. [2]
      hungariantoast Link Parent
      Nice. I've never removed glass before, what do you have to do to get it out? Also, how easy do you think it will be to pull the interior? Something I love about my Miata is that I can get the...

      Nice. I've never removed glass before, what do you have to do to get it out?

      Also, how easy do you think it will be to pull the interior? Something I love about my Miata is that I can get the seats, carpets, and tombstone out in about fifteen minutes, but disassembling the interior of my 928 would easily take an hour or more.

      And have fun with the dash. I've never seen a dash come out easy or clean, so good luck!

      3 votes
      1. blake Link Parent
        Some glass is easier to get out than others, some is glued in and some are "roped" in. My front/rear glass was roped in, essentially it has a single gasket that holds it in place. There was some...

        Some glass is easier to get out than others, some is glued in and some are "roped" in. My front/rear glass was roped in, essentially it has a single gasket that holds it in place. There was some glue to hold the gasket as well. I just cut the top part of the gasket off, then ripped the rest of the top side of the gasket off. This pretty much made it so I could lift the glass right off the car (with a little prying).

        There is rear corner glass I'm not sure how that comes out yet, as it's the pop out type of window. The door glass will need some figuring out but should come right out.

        Interior is gonna be an interesting one haha. Most of it is going to come through the windshield area. It's probably not too bad, cause there isn't a lot of plastic, and I'm not planning on keeping the carpet or anything. It'll take me a few hours I'd guess, it's going to be stripped completely to the bare metal.

        You got a 928! Those are awesome. My brother has a nice clean 80k mile 924.

        4 votes
    2. [2]
      asoftbird Link Parent
      I'm assuming you've got some kind of ventilation system in place in there?

      This last week I've been getting the work space (a shipping container) in better shape.

      I'm assuming you've got some kind of ventilation system in place in there?

      2 votes
      1. blake Link Parent
        Ha that is a good question! I just leave the doors open actually, no need to close them now. In winter it would get really cold and I ran a heater. Now I'm just going to worry about roasting...

        Ha that is a good question! I just leave the doors open actually, no need to close them now. In winter it would get really cold and I ran a heater. Now I'm just going to worry about roasting inside of it in the summer.

        3 votes
  3. [3]
    Micycle_the_Bichael Link
    Pretty quiet weekend. Going on a super lame and campy ghost tour in my city which is going to be hilarious and great. Other than that? My partner had a hell of a week at work and I've had to pick...

    Pretty quiet weekend. Going on a super lame and campy ghost tour in my city which is going to be hilarious and great. Other than that? My partner had a hell of a week at work and I've had to pick up a lot of extra work around the apartment + a long work week, so we're planning a pretty chill weekend. You may recognize me as "guy who had an existential crisis, posted about it on tildes, and then never responded to anyone", which the reason I didn't is that I haven't had time to sit down and do it (see my last sentence about how crazy my week has been). Hoping to sit down this weekend and read and reply to everyone, as well as read the books I checked out from the library on Buddhism.

    5 votes
    1. hungariantoast Link Parent
      I apologize. I wanted to write something here that could perhaps help you, but the truth is that I'm basically in the same position as you, except I'm not really trying to forge an identity. Like...

      I apologize. I wanted to write something here that could perhaps help you, but the truth is that I'm basically in the same position as you, except I'm not really trying to forge an identity.

      Like yeah, fairly varied ancestry, fairly varied geographic, cultural, and religious distribution among family members, and I'm prime time for just calling myself a gung-ho American as a result of this melting pot of relations, but instead I just ignore it all and exist. I'm not religious, don't attend church, and don't really practice any cultural tradition. About the closest thing is that I occasionally fix some Cajun dishes for dinner, because they taste good.

      And this has never bothered me. Have you considered that perhaps you're just going to be better off existing as your own thing rather than relegating yourself to a clique?

      Don't get me wrong, there's nothing wrong with associating with something that you have a connection with, and I applaud you for trying, whether it be religion, cuisine, or even festivities. However, perhaps instead of encapsulating yourself with one or more identities, you're better off taking bits and pieces of each?

      I don't know, I can relate to the varied background you talked about in your topic, but I've totally and entirely embraced the fact that I'm just not connected nearly as strongly with my backgrounds as any of my ancestors were and that fits me and my personality. If you desire for a connection to the past, then I sincerely hope you find it.

      In any case, happy lounging.

      3 votes
    2. Dovey Link Parent
      Aha, I recognize you. :)

      Aha, I recognize you. :)

      2 votes
  4. Neverland (edited ) Link
    I’m taking my little nephews to launch Estes-style rockets again. They are 7 and 4, they weren’t that into it until the first one launched last weekend, then it was on! I’m really excited too,...

    I’m taking my little nephews to launch Estes-style rockets again. They are 7 and 4, they weren’t that into it until the first one launched last weekend, then it was on! I’m really excited too, because rockets.

    5 votes
  5. [3]
    cadadr Link
    Got an exam on Sunday. On 10 AM. It is ALES, a dumb unnecessary piece of shit that I need for my master's applications. They always put this stuff on Sunday morning. Why not have it afternoon when...

    Got an exam on Sunday. On 10 AM. It is ALES, a dumb unnecessary piece of shit that I need for my master's applications. They always put this stuff on Sunday morning. Why not have it afternoon when everybody is awake? They should at least concede us that. But no, they won't. Sadistic fucks.

    My sleep is all over the place. I went to sleep after sunrise for a few days consequently, so to fix that I stayed until 10AM yesterday. The plan was that I would sleep a few hours and go back to sleep around midnight. But I was too stressed out to be able to do that, so ended up sleeping around 5AM and woke up again just an hour and a bit later. Now my head feels like sponge. Will probably need a nap in a few hours, and to quit coffee and tea for a week maybe. And I will probably receive a response about the fate of my current application this week, which is the main source of my stress.

    Tomorrow, after the exam, probably gonna hang out with my cousin, so that is something good at least, in this stressful, sleep deprived weekend.

    5 votes
    1. [2]
      hungariantoast Link Parent
      Well, good luck with the exam. I'm guessing you don't have to travel for this one like you did not too long ago, if I am remembering correctly. Either way, have fun getting your sleep back on...

      Well, good luck with the exam. I'm guessing you don't have to travel for this one like you did not too long ago, if I am remembering correctly.

      Either way, have fun getting your sleep back on track. Now that I've been off the night shift for some time, I absolutely hate going to sleep too late or not being able to fall asleep, knowing I'll wake up later than I wanted to.

      1 vote
      1. cadadr Link Parent
        Oh, it is cool that you remember! Thanks. Yeah this was near by, and it went okay, probably end up being just good enough to clear the threshold, but might fall just so slightly below. Time will...

        Oh, it is cool that you remember! Thanks. Yeah this was near by, and it went okay, probably end up being just good enough to clear the threshold, but might fall just so slightly below. Time will tell.

        I am a night owl, but sometimes I end up going into a vicious cycle of extremes, and it takes some effort to recover. Looks like it's gonna be good for a while from today and on I hope.

        1 vote
  6. [2]
    alyaza Link
    going to a pancake breakfast raising money for suicide awareness tomorrow. otherwise, not much.

    going to a pancake breakfast raising money for suicide awareness tomorrow. otherwise, not much.

    4 votes
    1. alyaza Link Parent
      update: it was pretty boring, and it was also at an applebees, possibly the objective worst chain restaurant in america. luckily, it was only a pancake breakfast.

      update: it was pretty boring, and it was also at an applebees, possibly the objective worst chain restaurant in america. luckily, it was only a pancake breakfast.

      4 votes
  7. Kom Link
    This weekend the plans are to fold washing at some point and hopefully take the kids to the park if the rain stops. My wife has gone interstate with her mum, aunt and sister for her mum's 60th. I...

    This weekend the plans are to fold washing at some point and hopefully take the kids to the park if the rain stops. My wife has gone interstate with her mum, aunt and sister for her mum's 60th.
    I might touch up my latest mini fig I painted, I'm not all the way happy with it just yet, its close but just needs something.. and between all that I'll watch The Tick season 2.

    4 votes
  8. hungariantoast (edited ) Link
    I may or may not have forgotten it was Friday and posted this an hour later than I normally like to. My bad. As for this weekend though, I don't have much going on. I'll be going back to school...

    I may or may not have forgotten it was Friday and posted this an hour later than I normally like to. My bad.

    As for this weekend though, I don't have much going on. I'll be going back to school soon and think I've found (thanks to my mapping activities) a relatively safe and convenient route to ride my bicycle to school that doesn't involve riding on roadways a whole lot. If the weather holds, I'll be taking a nice bike ride tomorrow to test the route. It's very rare that I cover this much distance on a bike ride, so it should also be a nice workout.

    Besides that, I still have three or four topics that I need to write and post to Tildes, dealing with things I've mentioned in these topics before, like fonts and Linux terminals, file syncing, and other things.

    And as always, I'll be doing some OpenStreetMap mapping. The DigitalGlobe imagery available to OSM recently got updated in my area, so there's a bunch of new things to map, old things to remove, and things to adjust. For instance, I've recently been mapping new neighborhoods under construction that hadn't existed on the map yet. There are now a whole lot more of those, and most of those I already mapped have new houses and roads displayed as well. Aside from that, I also plan on adding riverbank features to existing rivers throughout Houston, so that we can have an actual outline of the river's shape and not just a single line running through the center of it to represent it on the map.

    3 votes
  9. [5]
    Iliketoast Link
    Assembling a new smoker and smoking chicken wings!

    Assembling a new smoker and smoking chicken wings!

    3 votes
    1. [4]
      hungariantoast Link Parent
      That sounds delicious. Do you have a specific recipe that you're following?

      That sounds delicious. Do you have a specific recipe that you're following?

      1 vote
      1. [3]
        Iliketoast Link Parent
        Nothing specific, wife has fallen in love with Hooter's smoked wings so trying to replicate those mostly. Practice makes perfect.

        Nothing specific, wife has fallen in love with Hooter's smoked wings so trying to replicate those mostly. Practice makes perfect.

        3 votes
        1. [2]
          hungariantoast Link Parent
          Oh darn, these didn't turn out perfect, I'll have to make more... I can definitely relate. The Hooters sauce that comes in a jar? I like to mix that with some other sauces for my wings, but I've...

          Oh darn, these didn't turn out perfect, I'll have to make more...

          I can definitely relate.

          The Hooters sauce that comes in a jar? I like to mix that with some other sauces for my wings, but I've never actually been to Hooters for wings before. I've only been once years ago and I'm pretty sure I had a burger.

          1 vote
          1. Iliketoast Link Parent
            More of a dry rub. They semi-recently started doing smoked in addition to the breaded or unbreaded fried wings.

            More of a dry rub. They semi-recently started doing smoked in addition to the breaded or unbreaded fried wings.

            2 votes
  10. [3]
    asoftbird Link
    Spending the weekend with my parents. Brought laptop and accessories and set up a workplace on a desk so I can do things I like but with more than 0 people around to talk to. I'm working on 3D...

    Spending the weekend with my parents. Brought laptop and accessories and set up a workplace on a desk so I can do things I like but with more than 0 people around to talk to.

    I'm working on 3D renders for a company I intern at and also doing a little work on sorting out drive space and finally setting up a pass manager. Over the past few months I've forgotten at least two passwords a week, and I'm pretty fed up with that.

    Other than that, listening music and trying to figure out arduino for a micocontroller class I've got this semester. Might also spend a little time doing 3D modeling for fun, or drawing a bit. I feel like making things lately.

    3 votes
    1. [2]
      hungariantoast Link Parent
      This sounds like me. Have you picked one out yet? Which? I personally use Bitwarden in the browser and encrypted local files on my desktop and laptop, but I think I'm going to transition to either...

      Spending the weekend with my parents. Brought laptop and accessories and set up a workplace on a desk so I can do things I like but with more than 0 people around to talk to.

      This sounds like me.

      setting up a pass manager

      Have you picked one out yet? Which? I personally use Bitwarden in the browser and encrypted local files on my desktop and laptop, but I think I'm going to transition to either Pass or KeePassXC for a better offline solution. I'm currently leaning towards KeePassXC since it has a browser extension as well and that helps keep things unified, but I haven't quite decided yet.

      1 vote
      1. asoftbird Link Parent
        I spent a bit looking around Tildes and asking friends and they've pretty much all recommended KeePass, so I'm using that now. It's easy to set up and use, so that's nice.

        I spent a bit looking around Tildes and asking friends and they've pretty much all recommended KeePass, so I'm using that now. It's easy to set up and use, so that's nice.

        3 votes
  11. [4]
    Dovey Link
    Today was a good day. I went out for lunch with a friend and we had Ethiopian food for the first time (delicious!), then hit up a big garden centre. I didn't buy anything there, but once home I...

    Today was a good day. I went out for lunch with a friend and we had Ethiopian food for the first time (delicious!), then hit up a big garden centre. I didn't buy anything there, but once home I went for a walk to return a book to the library, then stopped at a nearby store to get a bag of soil and some pretty begonias. I have to work a bit over the weekend, but I'll have time tomorrow to transplant the potatoes I started indoors to their grow bags out on the deck. It's been a very cold, wet, dull spring, but I think we've finally turned the corner.

    3 votes
    1. [3]
      blake Link Parent
      Ethiopian food is amazing!

      Ethiopian food is amazing!

      3 votes
      1. Dovey Link Parent
        Yeah, I liked it! We got the vegetarian platter, but another time I might try a lamb dish or something. I've heard people complain about the sourness of injera but I didn't find it that way at...

        Yeah, I liked it! We got the vegetarian platter, but another time I might try a lamb dish or something. I've heard people complain about the sourness of injera but I didn't find it that way at all. Very, very filling, though, and I think my scooping technique could use some refinement.

        2 votes
      2. TimesThreeTheHighest Link Parent
        I find it's 50/50 for me. When it's good it's great, but I've had some terrible Ethiopian food a couple times.

        I find it's 50/50 for me. When it's good it's great, but I've had some terrible Ethiopian food a couple times.

        1 vote
  12. krg Link
    I need to clean my damn place. Oh, and I'll try to catch UFC Fight Night. Preferably through a stream at home.

    I need to clean my damn place. Oh, and I'll try to catch UFC Fight Night. Preferably through a stream at home.

    2 votes
  13. Octofox Link
    Working on my open source web app. Planning on pushing a new release today and then working out what the next release will include.

    Working on my open source web app. Planning on pushing a new release today and then working out what the next release will include.

    2 votes
  14. acdw Link
    I'm finishing reorganizing the backend for my personal website and going to a concert tonight!

    I'm finishing reorganizing the backend for my personal website and going to a concert tonight!

    2 votes
  15. Akir Link
    I've finally finished upgrading my old desktop PC. That's a bit of a mischaracterization, actually, since I replaced everything except the storage and GPU because of a combination of a proprietary...

    I've finally finished upgrading my old desktop PC. That's a bit of a mischaracterization, actually, since I replaced everything except the storage and GPU because of a combination of a proprietary HP power supply/mobo combo and a very strange Intel CPU that uses a socket that they only used with a single even worse CPU. I hooked the new system up to the TV for some glorious low-frame-rate 3.5K gaming.

    Of course, since the GPU still isn't that great, I'll be playing 15-20 year old games, but I'm fine with that. Xanadu Next looks amazing on a giant nearly 4K display.

    2 votes
  16. Hypersapien Link
    Went to the Sheep & Wool festival yesterday. We tend to go there every year.

    Went to the Sheep & Wool festival yesterday. We tend to go there every year.

    2 votes
  17. jgb Link
    My college held a 'college day' yesterday, it was decent fun with a nice buffet, college bands playing, and a one-off IPA on tap. Today I'm starting work on an English essay, my last piece of...

    My college held a 'college day' yesterday, it was decent fun with a nice buffet, college bands playing, and a one-off IPA on tap. Today I'm starting work on an English essay, my last piece of coursework for the year. Not sure how well it will go, to be honest, but I only need to pass the module and I'm not too concerned about getting a superb grade (I'm a CS student, not an English student).

    2 votes
  18. teaearlgraycold Link
    I posted about this a few weeks ago, but I just now finished the first iteration of my optimizing JIT BrainFuck compiler. I hope to clean up the code a bit in the coming days and formally post it...

    I posted about this a few weeks ago, but I just now finished the first iteration of my optimizing JIT BrainFuck compiler.

    I hope to clean up the code a bit in the coming days and formally post it to ~comp

    2 votes
  19. cwagner Link
    Beta-testing a game I'm not allowed to talk about :D Tried watching Wonder Woman with my wife, about 3/5th in we just stopped because it was so bad. Made keto vanilla ice cream with keto (nut)...

    Beta-testing a game I'm not allowed to talk about :D
    Tried watching Wonder Woman with my wife, about 3/5th in we just stopped because it was so bad.
    Made keto vanilla ice cream with keto (nut) cookie dough
    Painting the kitchen today :)

    1 vote
  20. Grand0rbiter Link
    6h travel with childhood friends to another childhood friend's wedding in another state. Tonight will be really cool.

    6h travel with childhood friends to another childhood friend's wedding in another state.

    Tonight will be really cool.

    1 vote
  21. TimesThreeTheHighest Link
    Late to the party. Wasn't on Tildes at all last weekend. But then again I'm in Taiwan and the weekends don't always match. On Saturday I had to judge an English competition. My group of judges was...

    Late to the party. Wasn't on Tildes at all last weekend. But then again I'm in Taiwan and the weekends don't always match.
    On Saturday I had to judge an English competition. My group of judges was in charge of the reading section for grades 3 and 4. Later that evening I attended a friend's concert. It was some of the most gloriously bad music I've ever heard.
    On Sunday we rode bikes around the city where we live. We had lunch in a local restaurant. I believe I ate fried chicken with rice. Later that evening I went running.

    1 vote