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What are you doing this week?

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

If you have any plans, goals, accomplishments, or even failures, whether they be personal or work related, I'd love to hear about them. This is a place for casual discussion about your week, past, present, and future.

A list of all previous topics in this series can be found here.

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

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  1. hungariantoast
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    I ain't doing shit this week. I have finished all of my homework for this semester. I only have three final exams, but they are two weeks away and I feel great about all of my classes. This week...

    I ain't doing shit this week.


    I have finished all of my homework for this semester. I only have three final exams, but they are two weeks away and I feel great about all of my classes. This week is my week. I am taking it for me. I will start studying next Monday.

    So, like I said, I ain't doing shit this week, at least as far as school is concerned.


    The end of November is rapidly approaching. The end of my NaNoWriMo novel is not. It is going to take a miracle for me to hit fifty thousand words by Saturday and a complete rewrite of my story to deliver an ending by then.

    But, you know what? That is okay. I am happy with how far I have come over the past month as a first time writer and I am not going to work myself to death at my desk just to hit some arbitrary word goal. Besides, once November finally ends, I can begin editing and revising what I have written into something that is not shit. I am not done working on my novel, I want to at least put a hundred or two words down everyday until Saturday, but I am content with the fact that fifty thousand words just was not within my grasp this time around.

    Next year.


    Okay, so I will be doing some light writing this week. What else will I be doing during my "I ain't doing shit" week?

    Five things:

    First, I will be playing video games. This week is the week I finally beat Pillars of Eternity. I can feel it. I am like, eighty hours in or some shit and currently fucking around in Twin Elms, but I am getting close to the ending. Then there is Dwarf Fortress, which I have been playing a bit lately. I currently have a fortress going that has been... rather inhospitable. My current goal is to continue training the fortress' militia, which includes the entire civilian population on rotation, survive the next goblin siege, and then start sending out military squads to attack goblin sites. Finally, this past Sunday I started playing Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. I have never been particularly good at or a fan of "souls-like" games, and I have various thoughts on this game, but I am enjoying it overall. I do not expect to finish it until after finals are over.

    You can read more about my experiences with these games in the latest "What games have you been playing" topic in ~games.

    Second, I am going to start a new programming project. It has been some time since I made a roguelike game and I am getting that itch again. I am going to browse around for a few nice resources, reference a guide or two, and see if I cannot come up with something unique, original, or at least fun.

    Third, I am going to do a little bit of work on a current programming project. I have been intermittently dicking around with developing a task management program as a lighter, more personal replacement for Taskwarrior. Things have been going well, when they have been going at all. I have not had (and will not have) much time to work on this project, but I want to get a few things done with it over this week. This will not take precedence over the roguelike though.

    Fourth, I recently registered for next semester's classes and discovered that I can take my course's second and fourth programming classes consecutively as eight week classes in the Spring. The downside is, the classes are taught in Java.

    Okay, look, I will never claim to be anything but a novice programmer and I am certainly not experienced or educated enough to discuss the merits, pros, and cons of various programming languages (yet), but I have this general, innate dislike of Java and pretty much everything surrounding it. I have literally never used Java before and maybe Oracle is the real reason I feel this way? Regardless, I would have much preferred these classes be taught in C++.

    Whatever. It doesn't really matter, because the skills and knowledge should be, as far as I know, pretty transferable between the two.

    Anyways, because I do not know a lick of Java, I plan on starting with the language a little bit this week to get some experience with it before the next semester begins. I would rather understand the basics of the language, its syntax, tools, and what not before I have to start doing assignments with it.

    Fifth, I will be "celebrating" Thanksgiving with my family Thursday. Aside from dumplings, I do not really give a hoot about the traditional Thanksgiving dinner, but it is an excuse to get together, play cards, and just have a good time. Also, my uncle recently killed a few elk and is going to give me a bunch of elk meat to fill my freezer with, so that should provide some interesting meal opportunities over the next few weeks/months.

    That's about it. I will probably do more menial shit like ride my bike or maybe go hunt boar, but overall this is going to be a pretty "I ain't doing shit" kind of week for me.

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  2. zara
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    I work in retail and I finally came back to work yesterday after being on a leave of absence for about 5 weeks. Retail jobs are mostly boring but it felt good to get out of the house and do...

    I work in retail and I finally came back to work yesterday after being on a leave of absence for about 5 weeks. Retail jobs are mostly boring but it felt good to get out of the house and do something (even if most of the work is pretty menial).

    This week is Thanksgiving week and while I'm not doing anything on the actual day, yesterday I went to a Friendsgiving party that I was invited to by a girl who came to my mother's funeral. It was a nice gathering of young people and while I didn't stay long, it was nice to be able to hang out with others who are around my age, relaxing and chatting while eating some really good food.

    Happy Thanksgiving/Friendsgiving to everyone in North America!

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