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What are you doing this weekend?

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If you have any plans, things you want to get done, things you have done, things you haven't done, or even if you just want to talk about how you're doing this weekend, this is a place for casual discussion about those things.

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

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  1. [5]
    ibis
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    I am going sailing ⛵️!

    I am going sailing ⛵️!

    9 votes
    1. [4]
      kavi
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      Have fun! I've never been sailing before, so if it isn't your first time, how was it like before?

      Have fun! I've never been sailing before, so if it isn't your first time, how was it like before?

      5 votes
      1. [3]
        ibis
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        It is a lot of fun! I go almost every week and sometimes compete in races. There is something very satisfying and elemental about getting out on the water and harnessing the wind to get around.

        It is a lot of fun! I go almost every week and sometimes compete in races.
        There is something very satisfying and elemental about getting out on the water and harnessing the wind to get around.

        5 votes
        1. [2]
          kavi
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          It definitely sounds fun :) Closest I've been is kayaking, which isn't really the same, to be fair. As a none-time sailor, what are your favourite bits? The wind control? (Also, races? Have you...

          It definitely sounds fun :) Closest I've been is kayaking, which isn't really the same, to be fair.
          As a none-time sailor, what are your favourite bits? The wind control?

          (Also, races? Have you won any? How competitive are they? I don't know anything about sailing races, but they seem pretty fun :))

          4 votes
          1. ibis
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            I think my favourite part is just getting out on the water and out of the city. I’ve only been in a few races and we didn’t win. Some can be a bit competitive and some are pretty casual.

            I think my favourite part is just getting out on the water and out of the city.

            I’ve only been in a few races and we didn’t win. Some can be a bit competitive and some are pretty casual.

            4 votes
  2. hungariantoast
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    Aside from trying to stay dry, I will (still) be working on two papers for school, but they're coming along nicely. I also have two small sociology assignments, a math assignment, and a computer...

    Aside from trying to stay dry, I will (still) be working on two papers for school, but they're coming along nicely. I also have two small sociology assignments, a math assignment, and a computer science exam that I have to do this weekend, so I'll be moderately busy.

    I also still have the eternally unpublished blog post that I need to get done. Don't worry, I haven't forgotten about it (he says to reassure himself).

    Anyways, for those of you who aren't aware, Houston has been getting drenched with rain the past few days thanks to Tropical Storm Imelda. My car didn't flood this time around, thankfully, but my uncle's workshop got about a foot of water. The shop itself is all metal with a concrete floor, so it's fine, but he did have some stuff get ruined because it was sitting on the floor. He also had an old piano in his shop that he was repairing. I'm hoping it's still okay, because I sure as fuck don't want to have to move it.

    My point is, Saturday or Sunday I'll be going over, doing my good deed for the day, and helping him clean up his shop and pick up debris that settled in his yard.

    Other than that, I started a new playthrough of Pillars of Eternity, so I'll waste time doing that this weekend.

    Finally, I'd like to get some "actual" mapping done on OpenStreetMap. The Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team is currently activated for five different disaster events. I'm going to pick one and work on it. I might even suck it up and do some validations (checking other mappers' work and verifying mapping tasks are actually complete), which I typically find very boring (because you just end up staring at the map, instead of working on it), but it's a necessary part of completing mapping tasks.

    8 votes
  3. Liru
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    I'm going to be celebrating finally getting a job after a long stint of unemployment. It pays well locally, but considering that most of my expenses for entertainment tend to be in USD no matter...

    I'm going to be celebrating finally getting a job after a long stint of unemployment. It pays well locally, but considering that most of my expenses for entertainment tend to be in USD no matter where I am, it's frustrating to think about it.

    6 votes
  4. [4]
    xstresedg
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    I'm planning to work on my new game project. I think I've finally grasped the idea of a Finite State Machine (FSM), so I'll look to implement it this weekend. My partner is working evenings all...

    I'm planning to work on my new game project. I think I've finally grasped the idea of a Finite State Machine (FSM), so I'll look to implement it this weekend. My partner is working evenings all weekend so barring visiting her in the morning, I'll have a lot of time to myself.

    Also, I'll be looking to set up a basic static HTML/CSS page on https://sk-game-dev.neocities.org/, to have a free, simple place to keep my project(s) up to date, as I didn't renew my old hosting and domain.

    5 votes
    1. [3]
      starchturrets
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      Regarding hosting, have you tried Netlify?

      Regarding hosting, have you tried Netlify?

      4 votes
      1. [2]
        xstresedg
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        I did. I forked some CMS-like tool over, it had a Zelda inspired name I think. I can't remember what it was called. I had trouble getting it to work, plus as far as I had read my entire fork was...

        I did. I forked some CMS-like tool over, it had a Zelda inspired name I think. I can't remember what it was called. I had trouble getting it to work, plus as far as I had read my entire fork was publicly visible a la free Github, though I could have mistook that for something else.

        I saw someone on here reference Neocities so I'm going to give them a try.

        5 votes
        1. xstresedg
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          As an update: I failed at doing any worth-while Godot dev, but I migrated my old website's basic pages (think of your first website written in HTML) to Neocities. I did get a gym membership and...

          As an update: I failed at doing any worth-while Godot dev, but I migrated my old website's basic pages (think of your first website written in HTML) to Neocities.

          I did get a gym membership and hit the gym for leg day yesterday though so that's an accomplishment. And I have a personal trainer assessment tonight, though I'm sure I won't actually use a personal trainer because who wants to make progress pfft. This will at least tell me where I stand with lean weight though. I'm about 270 lbs, give or take 10, and last time I did the thing, I was (very approximately) 100-110 lbs fat tissue.

  5. starchturrets
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    I did a bit of poking around the Open Weather API with svelte JS. I’m still a very long way off from my dream of making a webapp wrapper for reddit, but at least I’m starting to learn the basics...

    I did a bit of poking around the Open Weather API with svelte JS. I’m still a very long way off from my dream of making a webapp wrapper for reddit, but at least I’m starting to learn the basics of working with API keys and whatnot.

    Also, I’ll be taking a chemistry (reteach and retake because most everyone failed it) and math exam (it’s an extra course) tomorrow, so wish me luck!

    5 votes
  6. kavi
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    I've got a lot of things I'm (meant) to do. Solidify my workout routine. Create a command line application for audio playback (just to get to grips with gstreamer and click). Probably polish up my...

    I've got a lot of things I'm (meant) to do.

    • Solidify my workout routine.
    • Create a command line application for audio playback (just to get to grips with gstreamer and click).
    • Probably polish up my site a bit more.
    • A lot of revision.
    • Hopefully, a lot of sleep as well.
    4 votes
  7. Micycle_the_Bichael
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    Not much. Hopefully getting 1-2 tattoos this weekend and scheudling a consultation for a 3rd down-the-road. Movie night with a friend. Was supposed to be a double date but the friend got dumped...

    Not much.

    • Hopefully getting 1-2 tattoos this weekend and scheudling a consultation for a 3rd down-the-road.

    • Movie night with a friend. Was supposed to be a double date but the friend got dumped the other day so now more of a making sure she's doing good and taking her mind off it

    • Sleep: I have been averaging 3-4 hours of sleep every day this week for no apparent reason. I know every sleep suggestion under the sun and have tried them all giving them months to work and none have. Smoking weed was my golden ticket but my tolerance is absurdly high (lol) these days so I'm taking a couple months tolerance break and its k i l l i n g me.

    • Maybe going to one of the few local museums? I'm a member at a few and haven't been in a while. We'll see how I'm feeling.

    4 votes
  8. knocklessmonster
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    I bailed on work with a cold, will be studying for two exams, and playing the Link's Awakening remake.

    I bailed on work with a cold, will be studying for two exams, and playing the Link's Awakening remake.

    3 votes
  9. kfwyre
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    I need a mental break from work, and I have an empty social calendar for the weekend, so I plan to engage in my current favorite pasttime: getting pleasantly buzzed and submitting ProtonDB reports...

    I need a mental break from work, and I have an empty social calendar for the weekend, so I plan to engage in my current favorite pasttime: getting pleasantly buzzed and submitting ProtonDB reports for Steam games. I have a sizable library, and they're constantly updating Proton, so there's always something new I can test and share out about. I try to either choose niche games with very few reports (sometimes none), or games whose last report is weeks or months old. I also picked up a few game bundles recently, so I have a bunch of new stuff to not only test, but actually play as well -- though for some reason the testing is usually more fulfilling to me than the playing. Odd.

    Outside of that, I'll spend some quality time with the dog and the husband. My battery is at empty after this workweek, and the two of them are my recharging cable.

    3 votes
  10. [2]
    unknown user
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    Gotta prep my books, last few pieces of clothing, and a few big stuff like a stove and a washing machine for the movers. I'm moving out and to a new city; most of the essential furniture is ready...

    Gotta prep my books, last few pieces of clothing, and a few big stuff like a stove and a washing machine for the movers. I'm moving out and to a new city; most of the essential furniture is ready at my new apartment, and the coming four five days I'll enjoy my last days at the house I was raised in, where I lived for almost a quarter of a century.

    So all in all, I'm not doing much, but that's what my plan is anyways.

    3 votes
    1. [2]
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      1. Deimos
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        Someone asked me to delete their account but leave their posts up, disassociated from their username.

        Someone asked me to delete their account but leave their posts up, disassociated from their username.