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

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  1. acdw
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    Preparing for Tropical Storm/Hurricane Barry. It's just a Cat 1, so not too worried, but this'll be the first hurricane since we moved to Louisiana 4 years ago. So I'm a little nervous.

    Preparing for Tropical Storm/Hurricane Barry. It's just a Cat 1, so not too worried, but this'll be the first hurricane since we moved to Louisiana 4 years ago. So I'm a little nervous.

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  2. Gaywallet
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    Audiotistic will be taking up the majority of my weekend. Been a while since I've gone to a multiday festival. Stoked to listen to good music, do some drugs, and dance my feet off.

    Audiotistic will be taking up the majority of my weekend. Been a while since I've gone to a multiday festival. Stoked to listen to good music, do some drugs, and dance my feet off.

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  3. hungariantoast
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    Well, this past week has kind of sucked. I did not finish the rewrite of TAPS like I wanted to. Also, my car's new fuel pump failed. I mentioned it over a month ago, but my 928 needs its fuel pump...

    Well, this past week has kind of sucked. I did not finish the rewrite of TAPS like I wanted to. Also, my car's new fuel pump failed.

    I mentioned it over a month ago, but my 928 needs its fuel pump replaced before I could sell it. When I first bought the car years ago it had been sitting for eight or so years, so I had to replace the fuel pump that came with the car. Then, not too long ago, that fuel pump failed unexpectedly, and I got a warranty replacement. That replacement fuel pump just failed this week. Upsetting, to say the least, but the folks I've been getting these fuel pumps from have sent me an OEM replacement. I was kind of worried there might be an actual reason the fuel pumps were failing, but as far as I can tell, it's just bad luck. So, I'll be replacing the fuel pump again this weekend.

    Other than that, I might go trail riding with some friends Saturday or Sunday, depending on how things work out, which should be fun. There's a chance we'll be caught in the rain this weekend, but I think we'll be far enough west to miss the storm.

    That's it actually, those are my only plans. I might get around to working on TAPS or finishing Metro: Last Light (another thing I didn't get done this week), but I'm not going to actually commit to anything else.

    As far as OpenStreetMap stuff, I've been thinking about mapping RV parks lately. These locations typically have a lot of details that can be mapped and they're a very undermapped feature in the Houston area. There are easily a hundred or more RV parks around Greater Houston, but only about two dozen are actually mapped.

    4 votes
  4. kfwyre
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    I had to take my dog in for an emergency procedure last weekend, and today in the follow-up they had to be a bit more aggressive with their procedures since his infection wasn't healing. It's...

    I had to take my dog in for an emergency procedure last weekend, and today in the follow-up they had to be a bit more aggressive with their procedures since his infection wasn't healing.

    It's rough knowing how scared he gets at the vet and how much pain he's in, especially because he hides it well. The hardest part, aside from my own fear of unexpectedly losing him, is not being able to tell him what's going on, why I'm leaving him in the hands of strangers, and that his pain will get better soon. It's such a terrifying ordeal for him, especially because he can't see the bigger picture.

    I just brought him back home after his follow-up procedure which went well but has a tough recovery. He is going to spend the weekend (and next week) resting and getting lots and lots of much needed TLC from my husband and me.

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  5. cadadr
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    Chill before parting for the last two of my MA exams on Monday morning. I've reinstalled Debian with Gnome on it and have gotten rid of my tiling wm setup to force myself into it. Actually wanted...

    Chill before parting for the last two of my MA exams on Monday morning. I've reinstalled Debian with Gnome on it and have gotten rid of my tiling wm setup to force myself into it. Actually wanted to try Kubuntu but the installation would fail with an I/O error no matter what. I tried elementaryOS and the same. So I installed Debian w/ Gnome desktop. Later I thought maybe it was b/c UEFI, but I can't be bothered to do another install, those TeX packages take ages to download and install...

    Gnome is beautiful! It is easily the most polished Linux desktop out there. KDE is nice and smart, but the way it's components manage configuration (both state and config dumped into a million files under ~/.config, so you can't easily VCS it) sucks big time. Whereas with Gnome I just wrote a script that dumps the dconf tree and filters some state (window size and pos mostly), which I check in, and I'm done.

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  6. Eabryt
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    Hoping to get to the beach this tomorrow, although it's supposed to Thunderstorm so who knows. It's been two years since I last went to the beach near where I live now, and as someone who grew up...

    Hoping to get to the beach this tomorrow, although it's supposed to Thunderstorm so who knows. It's been two years since I last went to the beach near where I live now, and as someone who grew up practically on the ocean, I'm psyched.

    Otherwise, Silverstone GP on Sunday which hopefully will be exciting.

    2 votes
  7. dysoco
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    Well I had my final exam of the semester this morning so, regardless of the outcome, I'm finally able to relax for at least a week or so. So far I've taken a small nap, finished my rewatch of...

    Well I had my final exam of the semester this morning so, regardless of the outcome, I'm finally able to relax for at least a week or so.

    So far I've taken a small nap, finished my rewatch of Evangelion on Netflix and now I'm starting Serial Experiments Lain for the first time; possibly trying to cook something interesting tomorrow since I ran out of noodles. Not much else I guess.

    Forgot to say I've been wanting to try out NixOS on my netbook for a while so maybe that's coming tonight or tomorrow.

    2 votes
  8. dirtysoc
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    Hoping to dodge some of the rain in the SE and go MTBing with some friends! Working my way thru the Quenta Silmarillion too so hopefully I can tear into that over the weekend.

    Hoping to dodge some of the rain in the SE and go MTBing with some friends! Working my way thru the Quenta Silmarillion too so hopefully I can tear into that over the weekend.

    1 vote
  9. mftrhu
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    Hopefully, getting some more sleep. I managed to get a whole ten hours of sleep tonight, but that was with maybe five hours from the previous night and enough alprazolam to make my legs feel...

    Hopefully, getting some more sleep. I managed to get a whole ten hours of sleep tonight, but that was with maybe five hours from the previous night and enough alprazolam to make my legs feel heavy* for the whole day.

    Otherwise, I'm not sure. Probably reading - I just started the Mistborn trilogy yesterday - and possibly some more messing around with Racket.


    * I had to get my blood drawn in the morning, and without meds I either run away, possibly through the wall, or shake so much that they can't find my veins. Even the first time I took it - the alprazolam - it took two people four tries to get anywhere, I was still trembling too much.

    1 vote