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What are you doing this weekend?

This topic is part of a weekly series. It is meant to be a place for users to discuss their weekend.

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. ainar-g
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    Today: Visited my ophtalmologist, made burritos, programmed a primitive E-Mail client for myself. I would say it was a good day! Tomorrow: Going to my German class. Hoppefully, I will have made my...

    Today: Visited my ophtalmologist, made burritos, programmed a primitive E-Mail client for myself. I would say it was a good day!

    Tomorrow: Going to my German class. Hoppefully, I will have made my homework this time. Then maybe some more programming.

    Sunday: Shopping, probably. My postman bag kind of fell apart, so I need a new one.

    7 votes
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    somewaffles
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    Well just broke up with my gf, which always isn't fun but it's for the better. So pulling myself together from that but then probably going out to scout a local band tomorrow for a show I'm...

    Well just broke up with my gf, which always isn't fun but it's for the better. So pulling myself together from that but then probably going out to scout a local band tomorrow for a show I'm putting on next month. Then the next day my band and I are working on getting our new music tight as we will be recording a new EP this coming month that I am very excited for. Then later on that night we have an interview on a local podcast, which also has me all excited. I'm hoping I can fit in a little bit of time to finally keep playing the Outer Worlds, but I've been so busy with other shit I haven't had time.

    7 votes
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      cardigan
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      I'm sorry to hear that, but it's good that you're feeling positive about it. Hope the recording and interview go well -- that's very cool.

      I'm sorry to hear that, but it's good that you're feeling positive about it. Hope the recording and interview go well -- that's very cool.

      4 votes
  3. VoidOutput
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    Received my new shiny computer yesterday, so I'm going to test every graphics intensive game I have and play those new games I kept seeing recommended. I briefly played Forza Horizons on a console...

    Received my new shiny computer yesterday, so I'm going to test every graphics intensive game I have and play those new games I kept seeing recommended.

    I briefly played Forza Horizons on a console but trying it again on PC I've got to say the Ultra experience is incredible (and 21:9 is the icing on the cake). Sure, you could say that realism is not an aesthetic but the way they built the world really makes it so beautiful to lay your eyes upon. Also began to play Control (finally), love the atmosphere and, strangely enough, the gameplay. I say strangely because I haven't really enjoyed either Alan Wake or Quantum Break's actual gameplay so I just assumed I would zoom along Remedy's new game for the story alone but they really made it enjoyable. I look forward to see what the game has in store. I'm not going to list every game I've done because the rest essentially boils down to "download, install, run, turn everything to ultra, see if it works, uninstall" just to benchmark the machine.

    And up next, I have come upon a game called Escape from Tarkov which seems like the blend of milsim and quick multiplayer experience that could get me hooked. The game has apparently been in beta for a long time and people have been complaining about performance issues, so I'm hoping that I can just bruteforce those problems away. I have a lot more on my list but it's probably the one game I'm most curious to test out.

    Specs
    • CPU: Ryzen 7 3700X
    • GPU: NVIDIA RTX 2060 Super
    • RAM: 32GB DDR4 3000MHz
    • SSD: M.2 256GB
    6 votes
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    euphoria066
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    Me and my husband have started watching a movie and eating a cheese plate together on friday nights which has so far been fun! here is the nice looking charcuterie plate I made last week! it's his...

    Me and my husband have started watching a movie and eating a cheese plate together on friday nights which has so far been fun! here is the nice looking charcuterie plate I made last week! it's his movie pick tonight so I'm not sure what we'll watch!

    tomorrow we are hosting a board game night, so that means I mostly clean all day and then play some games at night, and then on sunday we have a surprise dinner for a friend's birthday to attend, and on monday I want to move our bedroom furniture into the spare room and maybe start painting our bedroom!

    5 votes
    1. anahata
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      That link shows me a minus sign in a circle. Maybe due to lack of permissions?

      That link shows me a minus sign in a circle. Maybe due to lack of permissions?

      1 vote
  5. skybrian
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    My half-accordion hardware project is coming along nicely. I got it working on a breadboard! It’s currently a 4-bass with crappy placeholder buttons. The sound synthesis is still programmer art...

    My half-accordion hardware project is coming along nicely. I got it working on a breadboard! It’s currently a 4-bass with crappy placeholder buttons. The sound synthesis is still programmer art but it sounds better than the sawtooth wave I started with.

    Next up will be learning to design some circuit boards for the key switches. To get the buttons close enough together, I’m thinking I’ll need to do two stacked boards with alternating rows on each layer and a vertical rod going down to each key switch.

    5 votes
  6. ThyMrMan
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    Just came up with a plan that we will probably need to finish this weekend or week. We have an elderly dog who needs a big full length dog door and having trouble tracking down one we can buy. So...

    Just came up with a plan that we will probably need to finish this weekend or week. We have an elderly dog who needs a big full length dog door and having trouble tracking down one we can buy. So going to buy some vinyl and cut a hole in the florida room wall and secure it with some screws and magnets, should be pretty cheap and easy to make. Hardest part might actually be to teach the dog how to use it.

    Plans like this make it really nice to own the house, being free to chop it up as we feel without any worry.

    5 votes
  7. man_of_molybdenum
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    My mom just moved in with us since she recently attempted suicide. So we're gonna spend the weekend playing games together and trying out new recipes. My wife and her are gonna take a trip to...

    My mom just moved in with us since she recently attempted suicide. So we're gonna spend the weekend playing games together and trying out new recipes. My wife and her are gonna take a trip to Japan so we'll probably plan that a bit too. Mostly just focused on trying to keep a positive environment and encourage her, so that she starts to feel better.

    I'm gonna try to introduce her to VR. I've heard that it can help with mental health, so I'm hoping maybe interacting in a VR space will help her in some way.

    I'm just so incredibly happy she's finally up here with us. I feel like she has a chance now. She's the happiest I've seen her in several years now. And I'm very thankful my wife is not only accepting of my mom living with us, but excited for it.

    5 votes
  8. alexandre9099
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    Cycling to take mapillary photos and OSM surveys ;) Helping others is something that really makes me happy, and knowing i'm contributing to an alternative to "big companies" makes me even happier :D

    Cycling to take mapillary photos and OSM surveys ;) Helping others is something that really makes me happy, and knowing i'm contributing to an alternative to "big companies" makes me even happier :D

    5 votes
  9. zara
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    Gonna try to get as much stuff done while I visit my mother in the hospital. I'm also having trouble getting approved for a leave of absence from work, but I haven't been let go yet.

    Gonna try to get as much stuff done while I visit my mother in the hospital. I'm also having trouble getting approved for a leave of absence from work, but I haven't been let go yet.

    4 votes
  10. mftrhu
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    I got a job, as a substitute lab assistant in Milano. I am supposed to start on Monday, and I'll be there 'till June/July. I was told today, so I spent the whole afternoon running to and fro',...

    I got a job, as a substitute lab assistant in Milano. I am supposed to start on Monday, and I'll be there 'till June/July. I was told today, so I spent the whole afternoon running to and fro', buying new clothes, new shoes - my old ones are old, and not fit for government work - and getting a new prescription for my glasses.

    Tomorrow it'll be more of the same - meds, glasses, even more clothes - and the road trip will start on Sunday. I am low key panicking, and I'm not really looking forwards to it.

    4 votes
  11. boredop
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    I'm playing at a jazz festival in New Jersey. Played two sets tonight (Friday) with two more to go tomorrow.

    I'm playing at a jazz festival in New Jersey. Played two sets tonight (Friday) with two more to go tomorrow.

    4 votes
  12. LukeZaz
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    Planning to keep working my way through the Crafting Interpreters book I mentioned a while ago. Currently about halfway through the second chapter (well, 3/4 through the parts that've been written...

    Planning to keep working my way through the Crafting Interpreters book I mentioned a while ago. Currently about halfway through the second chapter (well, 3/4 through the parts that've been written so far anyway), and it's already taught me a lot of things about C in doing so, which has been great. All the trip-ups that come with C haven't been so great, but even so having this much control over what's going on has definitely been refreshing.

    Anywho, I'm hoping to get through what's left of the book, then head back to game development to do some more work on the HL game I'm working on. The book itself probably won't be finished for a while, so I should be able to get a lot of other stuff done in the meantime.

    4 votes
  13. cwagner
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    Got our new modular living room wall delivered yesterday. We started yesterday after work, and today we’ll eventually finish assembling it :) And we have a living room rug. This whole marriage...

    Got our new modular living room wall delivered yesterday. We started yesterday after work, and today we’ll eventually finish assembling it :) And we have a living room rug. This whole marriage thing is really turning me into a grown up ;)

    4 votes
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    Rez
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    Donated blood this morning so my Saturday's shot for physical activity. I'm up to 2.25 gallons donated now so I wonder how long I can keep it going over a lifetime or if I might even see it become...

    Donated blood this morning so my Saturday's shot for physical activity. I'm up to 2.25 gallons donated now so I wonder how long I can keep it going over a lifetime or if I might even see it become unnecessary to donate. I am considering switching from the Red Cross though. It was previously the only convenient organization around, but now that I've moved recently, they don't have as convenient appointments around me so I might make the switch to a local organization. Plus I didn't really like donating on a blood bus today since it shakes slightly with the engine on and people moving around (practically it's a non-issue but I'm still the one with a needle in my arm). People do hate on the Red Cross for how they treat blood donations commercially, but they aren't transmuting my blood into gold so it does ultimately help people, but now given that it's less convenient this might be what tips it for me. I guess I'll see how I feel come January when I'm eligible again.

    4 votes
    1. UniquelyGeneric
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      Not sure where you live, but I use the NY Blood Center, which does the same service, but without the same bureaucracy/capitalism. I should point out that I’ve donated more to Red Cross (a few...

      Not sure where you live, but I use the NY Blood Center, which does the same service, but without the same bureaucracy/capitalism.

      I should point out that I’ve donated more to Red Cross (a few gallons as well), but that might be more from their pestering than anything else.

      There might be other options for you, too. Just have to look into them :)

      1 vote
  15. hungariantoast
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    Not a lot going on this weekend. Every day I will be working on my novel for NaNoWriMo. Saturday I am meeting with friends to watch a football game, complete with nachos, burritos, and other food....

    Not a lot going on this weekend. Every day I will be working on my novel for NaNoWriMo. Saturday I am meeting with friends to watch a football game, complete with nachos, burritos, and other food. By Sunday, I would like to have finished Pillars of Eternity, but that probably won't happen. I finished Act II a few days ago, but there is still a lot of content left to get through (which is good, because I love this game).

    I also plan to start mapping a few schools and other features in a specific area on OpenStreetMap. I will probably get started on that sometime tonight.

    3 votes
  16. bloup
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    Working on my new business :)

    Working on my new business :)

    3 votes