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, what (or how) are you doing this weekend?
Living life and doing shit! This sounds banal but I recently had a major cognitive shift away from depression. I’m going to take the train to the city tomorrow, I’m going to do a bunch of carpentry on Sunday to fix up the farmhouse. I feel like a totally different person from who I was a year ago.. I’m really excited, I’m my old self again.
That sounds awesome, I'm glad things are working out for you. It's always nice to feel like things are finally settling back to normal, so good on you for reaching that mental space! 👍🧠💪
mostly sorting out the fallout of an unbelievable twitter clusterfuck and sleeping, probably, lol.
update: this is going relatively well, i guess. i'll share the nitty, gritty, unbelievably irritating set of details tomorrow about this bullshit in the mental health thread since it's really better suited for there.
Working! :DDDDD (kill me). We lost 4 employees where I work and, after previously having an average of 20 hours a week, I have 42 this week. My body was not ready. I am grateful, though. Today's my only day off, so I'm going to hang out with a friend who needs it and then make some more progress on System Shock 2. I'll also be binge listening to some Twelve Foot Ninja. Their most recent album has me hooked
Well, I've had a shitty week.
I'll spare the details and just say that some new problems have developed as a result of my car being caught in a flash flood on May 10th. My other car is also down as well thanks to a bad fuel pump for which the warranty replacement has not arrived yet. On top of all that, I start class Monday. Not stressful at all.
Oh well, I still have a bicycle and a motorcycle, so I'm not stranded.
I mentioned in our new "Weekdays" topic that I wanted to find a way to automate posting topics to Tildes. I haven't had time to actually do that yet, but I've been reading some documentation on Selenium and I am going to experiment with it this weekend if I have time.
On top of that I am going to look at Mutt or NeoMutt for synchronizing my email. In the past I have used Thunderbird but I want to try something terminal based. I don't know if I'll be able to set up and sync my student email since I wasn't able to at the last college I attended. Regardless, I've got about six different email accounts across four or five different services because I'm a maniac and have no self-control. Getting all those inboxes synced to one place would be really helpful.
I'd also like to set up some notification daemon to let me know if I have any new emails when my inboxes get synced.
Not going to lie, I'm pretty stressed out between all these issues with the car and class starting so soon. I really wanted to have a clean plate when I start this semester so I can just focus on my classes.
Finally, as usual, I'll be doing some OpenStreetMap editing this weekend as well. Five days ago I uploaded this changeset where I changed slipways in some parts of Texas to conform with the tagging rules established by the English OSM Wiki page on the feature, which says that slipways should only be tagged as nodes.
For those who don't know, "nodes" on OSM are points, "ways" are lines, and "areas" are ways that form a polygon, like a square or circle. So, for a slipway a mapper might trace the ramp that leads into the water as a way (line) and tag that as the slipway, but that's "incorrect" according to the English OSM Wiki page for the feature. It's not a rule set in stone and OSM Wiki pages in other languages actually say to tag the feature as ways instead of nodes or as both, so at some point I'd like to renew discussion about if we should change the English OSM Wiki page to allow tagging slipway features as more than just nodes and whether or not this best reflects reality. Ideally, there would be some higher authority confirmation on how the tag should be used, but I haven't found any yet so it comes down to the interpretation of local mappers for what they want the local standard to be.
I am a happy user of dunst (my config). You can make a cronjob or a user unit in systemd to check it periodically. You need access to Dbus, and I source this script in shell scripts that run in cron, which tries to set up the environment for it. With this, you can easily use
notify-sendin your script. For example I have this one that notifies when my outbound queue has messages in it.
Thanks, this is what I'm going to end up using. I think it's what I had in mind when I was writing this comment because I've seen dunst being used in a lot of dotfiles, but I couldn't remember the name of it.
Are you sure that automated posting is good? If I understand correctly you want to make a bot submit posts? If it is just for threads like this one that would be fine but if it's for actual articles or something I don't think it's a good idea.
you'll be fine though, as long as you have your bike and a backpack you'll make it to class okay. Also thanks for contributing to openstreetmaps. anything that's not google maps is good in my book.
Well, that's certainly interesting. What even is an earthworm farm? I'm imagining something like an aquarium but filled with dirt instead of water. What do the worms eat? Do you have to rotate out the soil? How do worms even breed? I have a lot of questions.
Like, uh, to eat? Like the food "quiche?"
That sounds pretty low maintenance actually. I've heard of people keeping ant farms and I've been to countless bait stores that sell crickets and worms by the bucket full, but I honestly don't think I ever saw and realized that they were cultivating them. It just never registered.
Thanks for sharing. You should let us know how the quiche goes.
I have one million questions.
I'm fascinated by this.
I get to do more Opel GT work. I've got the doors off, the dash out, the glass and seat out. https://i.imgur.com/5rjC0qW.jpg
This weekend I'll finish gutting the interior of carpeting and other trim bits. Maybe I'll take out the HVAC stuff. If I get the interior completely gutted, I'll start work on pulling the motor.
Also a couple weekends ago, I went rally racing and placed third!
Nice, it looks like everything is coming along nicely.
After you strip the engine bay is there anything else you think you'll need to remove before you can start body work?
I think after the engine bay and transmission is out, it'll be pretty much ready. Some trim bits maybe, and any wiring will need to come off. I'll leave the bare minimum attached, which will be the axles and steering column.
Looking forward to seeing how this turns out. I love seeing cars get a new lease on life.
Thanks! I plan on keeping tildes updated!
Lots of work in Godot, AFTER cleaning my place to look less like a slob. I want to finish my Zelda:Link's Awakening-like menu before the weekend is over.
When you get the menu done you should show it off. I'd like to see what you come up with. Is there a specific reason you chose Godot to do your work in? How are you liking it so far?
I've been sick so this is the first I've been to Tildes since Friday.
This is the current state of the menu: http://www.kosterz.ca/g/ki/images/menu_update.gif. It's not by any stretch completed, but it has the main functionality down. I think I still want it to be like the Gameboy Zeldas, where you can move the items around in the menu, but also having them hardcoded is kind of nice.
It's still buggy, but it works lol
As for the reason I chose Godot: it's open source and has a large community around it. I don't know if I'll ever release games professionally, so for a tool to be available for people like myself that may just do it as a hobby, if I can have a tool and support by either word of mouth, donation, or Patreon, I'm down. Especially now with GMS ditching their perma-free trial for a 30-day one.
I'm loving Godot, I find it's generally simple to use, and the tutorials that exist are well laid out. The current version, 3.1, doesn't have as many tutorials as 3.0 but that comes with the territory of 3.1 being new. I've enjoyed being able to follow a 3.0 tutorial and then learn what changed so I can make it work in 3.1
I've played a bit with GMS and I did enjoy it, but I never got far into it. I think the prospect that to do anything with it involves a license purchase really loomed on me. I completely understand the concept behind it and I don't fault them for that. They're developers that still have to get paid.
There is a DegrowthUS event at a food co-op here in Chicago tomorrow so hopefully I am gonna be meeting lots of new activists.
I kinda don't have anything to do. I have a few weeks to prepare new MA applications, because my first one failed. I was working on a static site generator library, but I decided to scrap it because I did not like the API I ended up with. I want something like Hakyll, but not in Haskell. My thing in Python would have been a small class library, but the API ended up being clumsy and unintuitive. I looked at a few options, and none are libraries. IDK, maybe I should just use Pandoc and Make?
I think I'll just hang out a bit. It's also been quite some while since I went out wandering alone without anything to do, so I might pick up a book and just go somewhere nice...
Walk around for two days at a local metal festival. There's lots of prog bands scheduled(Animals as Leaders, Car Bomb) so that'll be fun!
Also program a bit and maybe get some welding practise. Last wednesday's weld attempts would give an experienced welder heart attacks on sight.
With any luck, lots of coding. I've got a Unity project I'd like to catch up on that has plenty of stuff which needs doing, and I'd like to make a lot of progress this weekend where possible. That said, this last week was pretty exhausting, so I'm not sure how it'll pan out. At any rate, I might be able to get myself to at least get some coding done on some not-as-useful but more fun to work on projects.
Any details on what the Unity project is? We have a couple of users on Tildes who are gamedev and I always enjoying hearing about and see their work. If you've got something you can share I'd love to see it!
Glad to, thanks for the interest! RIght now I'm working on a project called Lambda Letter. There isn't too much to show yet, but it's intended to be a Half-Life continuation project similar to Project Borealis. I'm with a group that started around the same time they did and we've got roughly the same goals. We didn't get nearly as much attention, and so we've got something of a skeleton team right now, but despite that we have managed to keep going, if slowly.
It's a tad out-of-date, but I do have a GIF of the movement we've got so far as a bit of a preview for what's been made. Since then we've been working on combat and AI as well as some maintenance to keep the code smooth. If you're interested, we do have a Discord server for update posts and such. Due to the slow nature of work, updates are rather rare, but when they're available, that's where they'll be.
Riding my new motorcycle with my bro and friends! 09 Harley Nightster. I've had it a week and I'm taking it out every chance I can. Need to swap the handlebars, get new tires, change the oil, and I think new spark plugs. It's misfiring rn so hopefully that fixes it. It only has 6500 miles on it, so should be an easy fix.
• Photographing and posting for sale a cherished car that we no longer need.
• Windows updates for several machines that I suspended updating for and for which the update suspension ends tomorrow. I expect some pain as people are reporting black screens after updating on similarly outfitted machines. Grrr.
• Buying some Copper River (or Yukon River) king salmon and making something good out of it which is very easy to do as long as it never goes over 128°F or so.
• Measure a part of my yard and begin sketching out some ideas for raised-beds to fill the area.
• The monthly Costco run for coffee, their awesome Ti Point Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc and dog food.
• Try to find something at least a little bit as good as the HBO Big Little Lies I binge watched these last few evenings. Perhaps Netflix's Dead To Me?
I can't recommend you any shows but what's the make/model of car?
A 2006 Mercedes-Benz ML500 Sport 4Matic. Such a sweetheart.
I moved up to New Jersey for an internship over the summer. It starts on Monday. I'm exhausted.
I got an OP-1 this week and I plan on spending the weekend working out how to use the thing :3
Had loads of fun already. My music theory skills are a little lacking though.
How long have you been playing with electronic music? I've dabbled into ableton a bit, I want to try something hardware, but I'm very much afraid of the infamous Gear Acquirement Syndrome.
I have been messing around with desktop tools for a few years but never really got too far. I had a cheap midi keyboard before but I found it quite awkward using a midi keyboard and my desktop at the same time because it doesn't all fit on my table.
What I love about the OP-1 is I can sit on the couch or on the bus with it and be able to practice which is just so much more convenient. The UI is so intuitive and simple to use. You have a bunch of synth engines which have 4 settings controlled but the color knobs which match the colors on the UI, you then have an envelope, filter and lfo which are also color coded to the knobs. Each main feature on the device has a dedicated button and holding shift and pressing the button brings you the menu for that feature.
The general wisdom on youtube is you should not get the OP-1 if you are a beginner but I think the only reason for that is how expensive it is (Currently $1300 USD if you can find anywhere that has it in stock because this thing seems to sell fast) since owning this I have been learning a lot more since its just so easy to use anywhere.
I'm going to sign a lease on a new house! I'm so excited, because currently, I'm laying in bed, listening to heavy equipment putting in infrastructure for a brand new development right behind my house, and it's driving me crazy.
Plus, this new place won't be right by the airport, so no more terrible plane noise!!
I'm about to start tech on a production of Pride and Prejudice at a regional theatre. It's a very funny adaptation of the novel, fast-paced and a little zany at times. Hopefully audiences find it half as funny as we do.
I'm probably going to try and type up some notes from work last week, and try and finish an analytic calculation for the project I'm working on. If I am particularly ambitious I might try to get some code to compile so I can start next week with a new task. Other than that, probably read a bit and maybe start looking for a new monitor to buy.
Getting my dogs nail clipped, installing a ring tone on my Nana's phone, probably some laundry, then I want to try again on getting Oculus VR working with Nintendo games. Saw a superbunnyhop video that kinda lit my fire again, and I want to see if it can work out.
I am not good at taking pauses, so I decided to write a little Telegram bot to ping me each hour to remind me (and maybe do a few more things - I have a bunch of scripts that I could conceivably plug in there and which would be useful on the go).
I started writing it in Python, but at some point before reaching echo bot status I decided to rewrite it in Racket. I ended up spending the whole morning wrangling with it - there is seemingly no straightforward way to do an HTTP request with a timeout, so I lifted one of the functions from the Racket source itself.
I still have a bunch of refactoring left to do, but it's coming along nicely.
not much, probably eating Taco bell.
I made friends with a bartender and he's leaving the game, so to speak. Tonight is his "retirement" party. I'm ambivalent about going because my wallet is a little bit light at the moment, but...he's a cool dude so I'll show face and probably spend more money than I'd like.