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

44 comments

  1. [6]
    hungariantoast (edited ) Link
    So, last night Houston got quite a bit of rain with some minor flooding. My car, a 1995 Miata, got caught out in it. When I finally noticed that the water was rising, it was too late. By the time...

    So, last night Houston got quite a bit of rain with some minor flooding. My car, a 1995 Miata, got caught out in it.

    When I finally noticed that the water was rising, it was too late. By the time I got to the car, the water was already past the bottom of the doors. I was able to start and drive the car a short distance to higher ground, but when I slowed at an intersection the RPMs dropped and the car stalled. I tried to start the car again but, despite the engine turning over and firing, the RPMs couldn't stay high enough to put it into first gear without stalling.

    I checked on the car last night and again this morning and the electrical system seems fine. Everything works. When I try to start the car however, it still turns over and fires but won't maintain idle.

    Not wanting to cause more damage, I'm having the car trailored to my parent's so my father and I can get to work on it. I think that either water managed to find its way into a fuel line or the intake, and got into the engine that way, so I'll be testing for that first.

    And that's likely going to be my whole weekend, working on my little car. I've already got the carpets and seats sitting inside being bombarded with fans to dry them out. I'm very hopeful that the seats will dry before molding.

    If anyone has any advice or tips on things I should check for, I'd be thankful.

    EDIT: As per @Lawrencium265's advice, I pulled the spark plugs and turned the engine over. No water. Regardless, I put the spark plugs back in and tried to crank the car again.

    The little son of a bitch fired right up.

    There was definitely water in the engine, as it steamed for a good five minutes while running. Water was also flowing out of the exhaust like a water hose.

    I've got it running and idling just fine now. Everything works, no misfires, no check engine lights. I think the little car is going to be fine. I'm going to check the transmission and differential for water and hopefully they'll be okay, then I'm going to change the oil (which also looked fine, but I have to be safe) and then I think we might be good to go. /EDIT

    Other than that, I might get some OpenStreetMap mapping done if I have the time. No idea what I'll work on though. I don't know if there is a way to map closed or flooded roads on OSM. I know you can map and tag features that are under construction, so maybe it works similar to that scheme. Anyways, I'll check and see if there's anything related to flood damage that needs to be mapped.

    15 votes
    1. [2]
      blake Link Parent
      What a relief! What a roller coaster I went through while reading that haha. I would change the tranny and diff oil. They both have vent hoses and it is common for water to get in through those....

      What a relief!

      What a roller coaster I went through while reading that haha. I would change the tranny and diff oil. They both have vent hoses and it is common for water to get in through those. Most cars don't have vent hoses that go to a higher level (Land Rover Discos go way up high, like past the windows).

      5 votes
      1. hungariantoast Link Parent
        Changing fluids is going to be the next thing I do... as soon as it stops raining. We've got rain for today, tomorrow, and Monday. I doubt I'll have a chance to get back outside and underneath the...

        Changing fluids is going to be the next thing I do... as soon as it stops raining.

        We've got rain for today, tomorrow, and Monday. I doubt I'll have a chance to get back outside and underneath the car today, but if I have any time tomorrow I'll be jacking it up and doing fluids.

        I hope your weekend with your Opel is going better than mine!

        2 votes
    2. [3]
      Grand0rbiter Link Parent
      What do you use to help OSM? The main website or are you using some app like street complete?

      What do you use to help OSM? The main website or are you using some app like street complete?

      3 votes
      1. [2]
        hungariantoast (edited ) Link Parent
        I do most of my armchair mapping using JOSM (Java OpenStreetMap Editor), which has a bit of a learning curve, but is the de facto editor for advanced editing, imports, large changesets, or...

        I do most of my armchair mapping using JOSM (Java OpenStreetMap Editor), which has a bit of a learning curve, but is the de facto editor for advanced editing, imports, large changesets, or validation work. On Windows I just use the stable builds, installing and updating the program with Chocolatey, but on my Arch Linux installations I install the josm-svn AUR package to build and use the latest development release.

        I do use iD (the editor for the openstreetmap.org website) every now and then for small and quick edits. For instance, if I'm checking a validation website (Osmose, KeepRight, OSMI) for errors I'll often do corrections using iD rather than JOSM.

        Personally, I think JOSM performs a bit better when there are a lot of features on screen at once, but iD is much easier for beginners to pick up and get started with.

        I have used StreetComplete before as well and I love how it actively presents things for the user to map, but I don't use it that often. Most of the details that StreetComplete offers users to fill out are things I'm able to remember about an area if I've visited it before, so I'll just use JOSM and fill in the details from memory when I get home.

        For similar reasons, I rarely use other mobile editors like Vespucci or GoMap either. Vespucci especially does not perform well on my Nexus 5X or Android tablet, but GoMap works fairly well and some folks swear by it.

        So yeah, I'm very much an armchair mapper, but I do record GPX tracks on my phone just about every time I go anywhere, whether it be for a walk/run, riding a bike, or motorcycling/driving around. I use GPS Logger to record the track and upload them when I get home. I like that the app bundles all of that day's recorded tracks into one .gpx file, but some people like to get a separate file for each recording.

        When I go for a walk or run battery life usually isn't an issue, since those don't last very long, but when I'm bicycling, riding, or driving around and my phone's going to be recording tracks for a long time, I'll either plug it into my car's charger or a power bank that I keep in my backpack.

        2 votes
        1. Grand0rbiter Link Parent
          Thanks for the reply. I only used the official online editor and street complete I'll check those other options. I think what OSM mostly lack is points of interests. Shops, restaurantes, hotels....

          Thanks for the reply. I only used the official online editor and street complete
          I'll check those other options.

          I think what OSM mostly lack is points of interests. Shops, restaurantes, hotels. At least here in Brazil.

          If i need to go somewhere i need to search the address first on google and input on osmand.

          2 votes
  2. [3]
    CALICO Link
    This weekend I'm ordering a bunch of shit and beginning to pack for a new contract I'll be starting in Kuwait. I got a new laptop (Predator Helios 300) and external hard drive I'll be loading up...

    This weekend I'm ordering a bunch of shit and beginning to pack for a new contract I'll be starting in Kuwait.

    I got a new laptop (Predator Helios 300) and external hard drive I'll be loading up with all my necessary programs and media probably tomorrow. I'm also compiling resources to learn Arabic while I'm there, I've got the abjad down but I'm still working on pronunciation. My reading indicates that I don't need to learn Arabic to get by, but I don't see much point in not learning it considering I'll be in the country for some time.
    In the meantime I'm reading through travel blogs and watching VLOG's to get an idea of what there is to do in my free time while I'm there, other than touristy things like checking out the Kuwait Towers or the Grand Mosque. It seems like I'll be spending a lot of time in Souq Al-Mubarakiya, and checking out various coffee shops and shisha lounges.

    9 votes
    1. [2]
      cwagner Link Parent
      In case you use windows a quick recommendation: ninite.com to install common programs without user interaction :)

      In case you use windows a quick recommendation: ninite.com to install common programs without user interaction :)

      5 votes
      1. hungariantoast Link Parent
        In addition to Ninite, I really like using Chocolatey for the software Ninite doesn't offer. It's command line based but most packages release very quickly and I've found it to be very reliable.

        In addition to Ninite, I really like using Chocolatey for the software Ninite doesn't offer. It's command line based but most packages release very quickly and I've found it to be very reliable.

        3 votes
  3. suspended Link
    My wife and I are taking our boys on the first hiking trip of the season. This will be just to get our hiking legs restarted. So, six mile round trip overnight-er.

    My wife and I are taking our boys on the first hiking trip of the season. This will be just to get our hiking legs restarted. So, six mile round trip overnight-er.

    8 votes
  4. [6]
    blake Link
    Rally racing tomorrow! Racing this: https://i.imgur.com/n128jwr.jpg My '08 Subaru 3.0R - I've got a 1.5 inch lift on it, will be using gravel racing tires, and I cut off the mufflers. Sounds a bit...

    Rally racing tomorrow! Racing this: https://i.imgur.com/n128jwr.jpg

    My '08 Subaru 3.0R - I've got a 1.5 inch lift on it, will be using gravel racing tires, and I cut off the mufflers. Sounds a bit like a Porsche (flat 6 cylinder).

    I'll be working on the Opel GT more Sunday, I will maybe pull the dash out.

    8 votes
    1. [5]
      suspended Link Parent
      What, exactly, is rally racing?

      What, exactly, is rally racing?

      2 votes
      1. [4]
        blake Link Parent
        That is a great question! It's essentially just racing in the dirt! Actually, here is a video that explains it really well: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1iwu3WZGUY DirtFish is a popular rally...

        That is a great question!

        It's essentially just racing in the dirt! Actually, here is a video that explains it really well: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1iwu3WZGUY

        DirtFish is a popular rally school here in the PNW.

        I'll be doing Rallycross, which is essentially what you see in the video. Stage Rally is more like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SU6HS4sd9eY

        4 votes
        1. [2]
          suspended Link Parent
          That second video looks dangerous even for the spectators getting pelted with rocks. I'd be afraid of losing an eye!

          That second video looks dangerous even for the spectators getting pelted with rocks. I'd be afraid of losing an eye!

          4 votes
          1. blake Link Parent
            Yeah, stage rally used to be really dangerous for everyone involved. If you are curious, look into Group B rally. Too many spectator deaths, they had to call it quits. Nowadays events are much...

            Yeah, stage rally used to be really dangerous for everyone involved. If you are curious, look into Group B rally. Too many spectator deaths, they had to call it quits. Nowadays events are much (relatively) more tame.

            I went to a stage rally here in Washington a couple weeks back, and you do get pelted with rocks, but it's so much fun. So intense, the sound as they come in really hot, the speed, then they go by and for a few seconds your shins and lower torso are getting pelted by rocks and dirt and sound, then it's gone, then the huge cloud of dust hits you. It's something else, that's for sure.

            4 votes
        2. swaying_branches Link Parent
          God rallying looks so fun, hope I can get into it one day -- not having a license or a personal car are kind of big barriers for entry, I'd imagine

          God rallying looks so fun, hope I can get into it one day -- not having a license or a personal car are kind of big barriers for entry, I'd imagine

          3 votes
  5. [4]
    AnthonyB Link
    Today is my birthday and I'm celebrating in a pretty strange way. My ex reached out and offered to stay a night together in a luxury hotel. I was just hoping to have dinner or something. I'm...

    Today is my birthday and I'm celebrating in a pretty strange way. My ex reached out and offered to stay a night together in a luxury hotel. I was just hoping to have dinner or something. I'm excited, because I still have strong feelings for her, but nervous because I have no idea what will happen or what this means. It kinda feels like a first date. For what it's worth, we never really fought, our breakup was not bad, and we still talk and get along well. I don't know, we'll see what happens. Regardless of the outcome, I'm happy that I'm spending it this way.

    8 votes
    1. [2]
      lionirdeadman Link Parent
      Ooooo, that sounds nice. Happy birthday, I hope things go well.

      Ooooo, that sounds nice. Happy birthday, I hope things go well.

      3 votes
    2. cfabbro Link Parent
      Happy birthday! And good luck with the "first date". ;)

      Happy birthday! And good luck with the "first date". ;)

      3 votes
  6. krg Link
    Anyone here play guitar? I might work on writing out a lesson on stuff I'm currently practicing. The best way to reinforce what you're practicing is to teach it and I can certainly use the...

    Anyone here play guitar? I might work on writing out a lesson on stuff I'm currently practicing. The best way to reinforce what you're practicing is to teach it and I can certainly use the reinforcement.

    7 votes
  7. moocow1452 Link
    One cool thing I've been working with is Sideloading Android Apps onto the Oculus Go. I most recently got the Nvidia Geforce Now app onto the phone and working, and it is pretty surreal to play...

    One cool thing I've been working with is Sideloading Android Apps onto the Oculus Go. I most recently got the Nvidia Geforce Now app onto the phone and working, and it is pretty surreal to play all sorts of games in VR without a local machine. Granted it's in a void theater, and I could just play it on any other screen, but I like it, and I'm not good enough at Gungeon for it to really matter one way or the other if it's a local machine.

    Also on the docket, probably some working on the comic thing I mentioned in ~creative, messing around with how to type more better without my arms getting all angry with me, and probably lots of bumming around on the internet, wasting more time than I'm comfortable with.

    6 votes
  8. [9]
    cadadr Link
    I am keen on installing one of NixOS or GuixSD this weekend. Actually, I'm in the process of installing GuixSD to a VM, which is currently "applying grafts", if that rings a bell (certainly...

    I am keen on installing one of NixOS or GuixSD this weekend. Actually, I'm in the process of installing GuixSD to a VM, which is currently "applying grafts", if that rings a bell (certainly doesn't for me).

    I want the rollback feature where you can roll your system back to a previous generation, and tada, no leftover shit from packages you removed.

    I guess many have been through the situation where you install something like task-gnome-desktop or similarly big, potentially overarching packages, and then later removed them, on an OS like Debian or Ubuntu. It is a PITA to really rub the thing off, making sure the system is like it was before installing it. I just went through that when trying to try out a couple desktops on Debian, and now I'm calling it done. OSes like GuixSD and NixOS fix this, and much more. Either I get going with one of these OSes, or I eat whatever Elementary feeds me.

    GuixSD uses Scheme for configuration, and has its own init system which is also in Scheme, which is something I really like: it is a proper programming language that I kinda know and like. It also comes from GNU which is a desirable thing, but I've had problems with kernel before, and also guix pull just hanging. If it works this time round, it's my daily-driver.

    NixOS is definitely more polished, but the Nix language is rather off-putting, and it is yet another half-arsed special-purpose language that is a cross between a general purpose programing language and a simple configuration language. The result being it will require me to look at manuals for syntax when I'm editing or debugging it, which is not nice. But it looks like it is easier to get going with it than it is with GuixSD, and is more popular (#75 on distrowatch, GuixSD not in first 100).

    If one of these work for me, I'll get to do away with a ton of config files, which is exciting.

    6 votes
    1. [5]
      lionirdeadman Link Parent
      Hey for a system like that, have you considered Fedora Silverblue? It works on the concept of an immutable base image and layered packages on top so removing them should really leave no trace...

      Hey for a system like that, have you considered Fedora Silverblue?

      It works on the concept of an immutable base image and layered packages on top so removing them should really leave no trace (other than configs in home).

      3 votes
      1. [4]
        cadadr Link Parent
        That is interesting, thanks for the link. I'd avoid it for the time being tho, because of the scarcity of the docs over at https://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/fedora-silverblue/. But looks like...

        That is interesting, thanks for the link. I'd avoid it for the time being tho, because of the scarcity of the docs over at https://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/fedora-silverblue/. But looks like it has a feature.

        I haven't had much luck with Fedora in the past. Every installation of it I made would hang on Plymouth, and dealing with SELinux has always been a trouble for me.

        2 votes
        1. [3]
          lionirdeadman Link Parent
          Yeah, the docs are not quite there but if you hop on the discourse forums, there's quite a few people ready to help. Nvidia by any chance? Also, you can disable SELinux but it shouldn't be a...

          Yeah, the docs are not quite there but if you hop on the discourse forums, there's quite a few people ready to help.

          I haven't had much luck with Fedora in the past. Every installation of it I made would hang on Plymouth, and dealing with SELinux has always been a trouble for me.

          Nvidia by any chance? Also, you can disable SELinux but it shouldn't be a problem unless you're doing things you probably shouldn't be doing from what I know.

          2 votes
          1. [2]
            cadadr Link Parent
            Well I'd rather wait until things stabilise, I can't afford having my system unusable for long stretches of time. Nope, Intel integrated graphics chip, on two different computers. It's been a...

            Yeah, the docs are not quite there but if you hop on the discourse forums, there's quite a few people ready to help.

            Well I'd rather wait until things stabilise, I can't afford having my system unusable for long stretches of time.

            Nvidia by any chance?

            Nope, Intel integrated graphics chip, on two different computers. It's been a while tho.

            2 votes
            1. lionirdeadman Link Parent
              It's just as stable as Fedora (which has been great to me) and you can always rollback so I'd say it's even better in that regard. Huh.. That's really strange. Hopefully it's just been fixed at...

              Well I'd rather wait until things stabilise, I can't afford having my system unusable for long stretches of time.

              It's just as stable as Fedora (which has been great to me) and you can always rollback so I'd say it's even better in that regard.

              Nope, Intel integrated graphics chip, on two different computers. It's been a while tho.

              Huh.. That's really strange. Hopefully it's just been fixed at some point between now and then, I'd never heard of bugs related to Intel graphics before.

              2 votes
    2. [3]
      hungariantoast Link Parent
      Let me know if you have any luck with your install. Ever since I heard about GuixSD's 1.0 release I've been wanting to try it or NixOS. If I'm going to be honest though, I don't entirely...

      Let me know if you have any luck with your install. Ever since I heard about GuixSD's 1.0 release I've been wanting to try it or NixOS. If I'm going to be honest though, I don't entirely understand what it is that they do, let alone how they do it. As in, I don't understand what's different about their configuration or package management systems compared to something like pacman from Arch. That's what I get for not doing my reading though.

      I might have planned on playing around with and learning more about Ansible this weekend had my car not been inundated by flash flooding. I'm still chasing a perfectly replicable and automated installation and configuration procedure for Arch Linux.

      Also, I could probably just find the answer myself with a quick search, but do you know if it is possible to use NixOS or GuixSD's package management systems on other distributions? For some reason, I recall seeing someone using NixOS's management system on Arch Linux, but I could be totally misremembering.

      Oh, and one final thing, have you got a response for your application?

      2 votes
      1. cadadr Link Parent
        First of all, yeah, both can live on any distro you like (theoretically). With Nix and Guix, well, the basic premise is that they configure packages in a way that a tree of files, e.g. a specific...

        First of all, yeah, both can live on any distro you like (theoretically).

        With Nix and Guix, well, the basic premise is that they configure packages in a way that a tree of files, e.g. a specific instance of say emacs, will produce a tree of output files (the normal result of compilation, that is) that will be identicall all the time. This is verified by cryptographic hashes. This is what a reproducible build is. Usually builds insert some variable info into their outputs, like build date, machine name, etc., which are disabled by packagers.

        This allows you to be sure that builds will work reliably all the time, and thus allows different modes of composability, reversability etc. Declarative centralised config is enabled, which in turn enables doing rather abstract things like: hey Guix, gimme a container / vm that is exactly like my current system, or drop me into a shel with these particular packages enabled, etc. And the best thing out there: every time you modify your set of packages, a "generation" is saved (which causes no duplication BTW), and you can freely load any if them. Installed Mate desktop, but don't like? In Debian cleanly removing such a big thing is a PITA, but with these OSes, you just reboot and select the previous generation, and you are guaranteed it will work as it used to. Another advantage is that, you can reinstall the exact same system as many times as you like, even approaching which with Debian/Ubuntu took me years. Once you set up users, packages, partitions, etc, it is some boilerplate and one commanf, and bam! You have the same system up, whatever machine you like.

        I have started installing NixOS. Was gonna go with GuixSD, but it does not support LVM yet, which is a no-go. I can share my experiences (if I succeed, I may fail to do so) after installation here if you want.

        My applications, well I will do the admissions exam next thursday, and if I pass, I will go for an interview the next day. That may be the moment my life takes a crazy turn, will see.

        I hope you get your car sorted safe and that the flooding didn't cause much trouble in the town. The construction boom here in Istanbul causes floods b/c there is basically no soil exposed left in the central areas.

        Luckily, next week after the exams, I will have my freedom back again. These last few months passed with me constantly battling with my conscience and laziness, scruple pushing me one way, stress the other. Sorry for not being able to really join the discussion here, but soon I will be a better tildizen, I promise :)

        3 votes
      2. cadadr Link Parent
        Update on NixOS: didn't work out well. I figured that it'd take a huge amount of time to port over my bulky config, so I went back to Debian Testing. I'll have to try and get these working on VMs...

        Update on NixOS: didn't work out well. I figured that it'd take a huge amount of time to port over my bulky config, so I went back to Debian Testing. I'll have to try and get these working on VMs first, as a side project. I may trade my LVM setup for GuixSD, because Guix is definitely a better, more user friendly package manager, and documentation / UX is far better. This time round I just didn't want to dance around copying my files to and fro, and repartitioning.

        I also wrote this comment elsewhere which is kinda relevant.

        2 votes
  9. Kom Link
    After dropping my wife at work our girls and I are going shopping since it's Mother's Day here in Australia tomorrow, we will pick up a few craft things so we can make something awesome for her....

    After dropping my wife at work our girls and I are going shopping since it's Mother's Day here in Australia tomorrow, we will pick up a few craft things so we can make something awesome for her.

    Then later tonight I'm off to play D&D where we will hopefully be finally finishing this campaign. It's been a year to the day today since we had our first meet up it's a little saddening that its ending but I'm also really excited to put that character away for a bit and play something new.

    6 votes
  10. mrbig (edited ) Link
    I’ll probably advance a lot in Hotline Miami 2 and rewatch The Office.

    I’ll probably advance a lot in Hotline Miami 2 and rewatch The Office.

    4 votes
  11. [2]
    cwagner Link
    Finishing Line of Duty today, tomorrow we'll spend the day in Hamburg for their 830th Hafengeburtstag (harbor birthday) with food, drinks, music, and fireworks. We will also check in at some South...

    Finishing Line of Duty today, tomorrow we'll spend the day in Hamburg for their 830th Hafengeburtstag (harbor birthday) with food, drinks, music, and fireworks. We will also check in at some South Africans in Germany meetup and hope they don't only speak Afrikaans ;)

    4 votes
  12. ThatFanficGuy (edited ) Link
    I've already had two characters permakilled in Cataclysm: Dark Days Ahead. Going to kill another one – or, if possible, build up a decent base for them. character 1: died to curiousity and a...

    I've already had two characters permakilled in Cataclysm: Dark Days Ahead. Going to kill another one – or, if possible, build up a decent base for them.

    character 1: died to curiousity and a sudden lab turret to the torso

    character 2: left most of the weaponry in the car, car ran out of gas, character went searching for gas, character stumbled upon a bandit hideout; died to a series of bullets to the torso

    Other than that... Maybe get myself back into writing by the way of outlining the things I want to write about.

    EDIT: character 3 still ain't dead.

    I've decided, on a whim, to play as an old man: bad knees, bad hearing, that kinda stuff. With that in mind, I've also decided to fulfill the superhero fantasy and made him astonishingly-swift for his age. The scenario, "Senior Citizen", hinted at the fact that the character is a war veteran. Therefore, I justified his new-found vigor (and style: how 'bout smashing those dead brains while wearing a white shirt and a skinny tie?) with his finding the same kind of purpose that led him to be a soldier in the first place.

    The man, Dale Brown, has also taken in a young woman, Valencia Zhang, as a protege of sorts. She's not a survivor, even though she has some skills: she's just a woman caught in the middle of the end of the world. She may say she's a coward for sitting the apocalypse out behind a heavy metal door, but she has guts. She lends a hand whenever she cans, and she watches Dale work with his intense skill, fascinated.

    So far, I was able to settle down in an LMOE shelter, with decent supply of armor, weaponry, water, and some food. Valencia – whom I keep calling "Emily" before correcting myself – has almost lost both her arms when a raid into the city stretched for too long – the man wanted to get the good guns, and cutting the metal bars took a whole lot longer than expected. The two went out during the night. Dale did his best to protect the woman, but she went as low as 2 HP on each arm at one point, after getting stuck in a skirmish with a sudden zombie. Next morning, after a couple of world-class bandages? Good as new. Not a scratch. Her stats say she's flimsy, but she sure recuperates fast.

    Currently looking into making my own camp. Absolutely no clue how to do that. Apparently, I need to build a tent? but it has to be around specific kinds of terrain? and I have to confer with another NPC about it? I dunno. I do have a good patch of land right next to the shelter that's just perfect for a camp. Large, barbed-wire isolated field with a small house, a barn, and whatever you call the building where one keeps cattle and/or horses. The forest's nearby, the road leads right into the house, the river's not too far away – and the shelter has effectively infinite water supply, anyway.

    The interesting thing is, apparently, I can tunnel my way from the shelter right underneath the house, and put ladders down for safer supply storage and gathering. Probably gonna take a while and by noisy as well – and I'm not that far from the city.

    Oh, and: the shelter we started in was a spit away from a patch of lava. It just... laid there. Not erupting or anything: just a thin line of active lava.

    4 votes
  13. [5]
    mftrhu Link
    I am going to go through my things and move them to another, recently freed room (two of my relatives are hoarders). I already did that for most of my clothes and knickknacks, but there's still a...

    I am going to go through my things and move them to another, recently freed room (two of my relatives are hoarders). I already did that for most of my clothes and knickknacks, but there's still a surprising amount of stuff that needs to be moved.

    Pros: warmer room, recently repainted, the mattress is younger than me and won't poke me with its springs.

    Cons: single bed, I have way too many knickknacks, I don't know where to put my 150 lb crossbow.

    That aside, I'll probably just read The Wandering Inn, and keep at poking around OCaml. If tuareg will stop blocking my whole Emacs with every word I type, at least.

    4 votes
    1. [2]
      hungariantoast Link Parent
      Ah yes, OCaml, yet another language I'd like to dabble with. Is it just me, or has OCaml seen a recent rise in popularity? I feel like I've been hearing about it more and more recently. And wow, a...

      Ah yes, OCaml, yet another language I'd like to dabble with.

      Is it just me, or has OCaml seen a recent rise in popularity? I feel like I've been hearing about it more and more recently.

      And wow, a 150 lb crossbow sounds like an absolute monster, but I'm only barely familliar with regular bows, so what do I know.

      2 votes
      1. mftrhu Link Parent
        I'm actually not sure. It was on my list of programming languages as a language to check out - I'm comfortable with Python, but branching out doesn't hurt and I wanted to learn a functional...

        Is it just me, or has OCaml seen a recent rise in popularity? I feel like I've been hearing about it more and more recently.

        I'm actually not sure. It was on my list of programming languages as a language to check out - I'm comfortable with Python, but branching out doesn't hurt and I wanted to learn a functional language in any case.

        And wow, a 150 lb crossbow sounds like an absolute monster, but I'm only barely familliar with regular bows, so what do I know.

        Very different beasts. It's pretty big - rifle shaped, with a bow one meter wide - and really hard to load, but it does have a stirrup, so those 150 lbs end up distributed to your leg and both your arms.

        I'm actually not sure if I can draw it anymore, I was struggling enough with it pre-HRT.

        It's a monster - even its old, broken bow was dangerous, and after I repaired it it can put a quarrel through one-two inches of solid wood - but not as monstrous as a 150 lbs bow. I also have a 80 lb and a 50 lb crossbow, and they can be used with a single hand: compared to a bow with the same draw weight, their quarrels are smaller, their draw length much shorter, and the bow itself one third or one half as long, so the energy they actually end up delivering is lower.

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      nic Link Parent
      OK Urmmmmmm

      two of my relatives are hoarders

      OK

      I don't know where to put my 150 lb crossbow.

      Urmmmmmm

  14. xstresedg Link
    Driving to Regina tonight to attend my sister's wedding tomorrow. My partner will get to meet my family, and then on Sunday I get to meet hers lol Earlier than normally would be but it's aight.

    Driving to Regina tonight to attend my sister's wedding tomorrow. My partner will get to meet my family, and then on Sunday I get to meet hers lol Earlier than normally would be but it's aight.

    3 votes
  15. asoftbird Link
    Waiting for a big vinyl order l did a month ago to get delivered (14LP boxset!) and learning more advanced Blender techniques since 3D modeling is fun and l spent the whole week doing it anyway.

    Waiting for a big vinyl order l did a month ago to get delivered (14LP boxset!) and learning more advanced Blender techniques since 3D modeling is fun and l spent the whole week doing it anyway.

    2 votes
  16. ReapersGale Link
    Friday: Worked from home - just some server patch auditing so could do it from anywhere. Afterwards went to local bar with the housemates and had a Reuben and a passion fruit and dragon fruit beer...

    Friday: Worked from home - just some server patch auditing so could do it from anywhere. Afterwards went to local bar with the housemates and had a Reuben and a passion fruit and dragon fruit beer called 'pash the magic dragon' it was pretty good. Whilst I was there I realized Ne Obliviscaris gig was that night (supported by Caligula’s Horse, Beyond Creation, Allegaeon and Rivers Of Nihil) so jumped in uber and then in the pit, went and got some 2am dumplings with friends I ran into there afterwards.

    Saturday: Slept in and went to local hardware store to see if they had the materials I need to rebuild my PC into a desk - something like what's shown in this video is what I'm aiming for but with a darker finish and room to hook my current storage drives up to a little linux setup for our home streaming setup (kodi streaming from windows to the TVs requires SMB 1 and I rather not have such running even with mitigations in place).

    Sunday: Doing dinner with the family at a Chinese restaurant for mothers day

    2 votes