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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. [2]
    Icarus
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    My coworker is a beekeeper in his spare time and I will be going over to his place for a few hours to assist in some activities. Sunday I will be watching football and installing my new PSU in my...

    My coworker is a beekeeper in his spare time and I will be going over to his place for a few hours to assist in some activities.

    Sunday I will be watching football and installing my new PSU in my PC hoping it fixes my issues with no monitor signal.

    And I will be abstaining from caffeine and any diuretics all weekend. Will have to spend Sunday peeing in a jug to collect my urine for medical tests on Monday

    9 votes
    1. Micycle_the_Bichael
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      That's so fun! If you don't mind me asking, do you live somewhere where it is generally warm year round and/or does he own his home? I find bees fascinating and want to learn about and potentially...

      That's so fun! If you don't mind me asking, do you live somewhere where it is generally warm year round and/or does he own his home? I find bees fascinating and want to learn about and potentially start beekeeping but as a renter in a northern US state I don't think it is much of an option for me. What are you going to help out with?

      3 votes
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    vivaria
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    Visiting family! I finished my last final exam today and submitted the work I needed for the project I was working on, so I can focus on the holidays, now. My mum moved to a very tiny place (it...

    Visiting family! I finished my last final exam today and submitted the work I needed for the project I was working on, so I can focus on the holidays, now. My mum moved to a very tiny place (it has so few people that it's technically a village!) and I love it there. It's secluded and foggy and rainy and quiet, which is my kind of place, even if it does mean I only see her once or twice a year.

    9 votes
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      JesusShuttlesworth
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      Congrats on finishing your finals. One of the best feelings is finally being done. I'm interested in this "tiny place". Is it just a small town in the country side or something? Or is it actually...

      Congrats on finishing your finals. One of the best feelings is finally being done. I'm interested in this "tiny place". Is it just a small town in the country side or something? Or is it actually a little village somewhere?

      5 votes
      1. vivaria
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        It's got ~600 or so people, and is close to the water on an island in BC, Canada. It was built around a mill, I think, way back in the early 20th century. It's one of the rainiest places in...

        It's got ~600 or so people, and is close to the water on an island in BC, Canada. It was built around a mill, I think, way back in the early 20th century. It's one of the rainiest places in Canada. If you search "rainiest cities in Canada" you'll see places like Abbotsford, Halifax, St. John's, etc. with about 1500mm of rain. My mum's village, though, just decimates those numbers with nearly 3500mm annually. This image does a good job at capturing the vibe of being there.

        Kind of reminds me of the aesthetic of Twilight, of all things. It's got that Forks, WA vibe, but less flat, less developed, and more nestled within the trees.

        5 votes
  3. scrambo
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    Thanks for asking! I'll be going to see a movie with my girlfriend tonight, maybe the new Star Wars if we can find tickets. Tomorrow I'll be having lunch with a friend who moved out of the country...

    Thanks for asking!

    I'll be going to see a movie with my girlfriend tonight, maybe the new Star Wars if we can find tickets.

    Tomorrow I'll be having lunch with a friend who moved out of the country for a couple years, and is back for the holidays. After that, I'm going with my girlfriend to a housewarming party that some of her friends are throwing. Sunday will be a recovery day for sure, and I'll be off from work on Monday and Tuesday; so 5 day weekend AHOY!

    7 votes
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    thejumpingbulldog
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    X-mas stuff with the fam! Also going to see the Star Wars film so I'm stoked about that. Aside from that, probably continue to study up and learn new skills as I'm on break rn and would like to...

    X-mas stuff with the fam! Also going to see the Star Wars film so I'm stoked about that. Aside from that, probably continue to study up and learn new skills as I'm on break rn and would like to roll into class rather than hitting ground.

    5 votes
    1. Micycle_the_Bichael
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      I read this as "X-men stuff with the fam" and was so curious about what xmen-themed activities you and your family partake in on a seemingly regular enough basis to be a tradition :P

      I read this as "X-men stuff with the fam" and was so curious about what xmen-themed activities you and your family partake in on a seemingly regular enough basis to be a tradition :P

      1 vote
  5. [6]
    Micycle_the_Bichael
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    Seeing a midnight showing of the original 1974 Black Christmas at a local theater with my partner and a friend who is home from school and is staying with us for a few days. Setting up some...
    1. Seeing a midnight showing of the original 1974 Black Christmas at a local theater with my partner and a friend who is home from school and is staying with us for a few days.
    2. Setting up some pi-holes as Christmas gifts for some of my family members (and myself).
    3. Prepping to go to my shitty family's for Christmas and trying to brainstorm ways to make it less terrible.
    4. Working on getting a better grasp on either Golang, Ansible, or Kubernetes as I have stressfully large work projects in each of those techs coming in the new year and I would love to get ahead
    5. Getting back into the ring for boxing I hope.
    6. Reading more about plants and gardening to try and keep some new friends alive.
    7. Possibly going de-trashing if it stops being 10> degrees outside (I'm like 125lbs I am always so cold and also am a baby).
    8. Reading about a lot of issues involving poverty and how it impacts people such as:
      a. Trying to understand labor laws better before I start directly organizing/fighting for workers rights at my company.
      b. Trying to understand how transportation science/engineering works better so I can get more involved in transit advocacy because good public infrastructure is key for environmentalism and also for helping those in need. Also its super fascinating.
      c. The re-released green + blue deals released by various local and national politicians and also articles written by really smart people about what the implications/implementations of those plans might look like.

    edit: well my phone just died at 30% from a degraded battery for the 3rd time this week so I guess I'm moving "research and buy a new phone" from 6 months from now to this weekend too :/

    5 votes
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      cardigan
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      I watched that film and When A Stranger Calls a few months ago when I realized that I had never actually seen a movie with that one motif before. I had never heard much about Black Christmas,...

      Seeing a midnight showing of the original 1974 Black Christmas at a local theater with my partner and a friend who is home from school and is staying with us for a few days.

      I watched that film and When A Stranger Calls a few months ago when I realized that I had never actually seen a movie with that one motif before. I had never heard much about Black Christmas, probably because there's so many lesser holiday horror movies now. But it was just spellbinding and a huge surprise. The ending scene and its implications are so horrifying to me.

      I think it was just two nights ago that I was walking home late and suddenly remembered it, seeing some decorations on the street. I got chills.

      4 votes
      1. Micycle_the_Bichael
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        Yeah I just got home from the screening and there is a 0% chance I’m sleeping tonight. That was really good but so scary.

        Yeah I just got home from the screening and there is a 0% chance I’m sleeping tonight. That was really good but so scary.

        3 votes
    2. [3]
      Keegan
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      Ooh that's either going to be a blessing or a curse. How are you setting up the blocking lists?

      Setting up some pi-holes as Christmas gifts for some of my family members (and myself).

      Ooh that's either going to be a blessing or a curse. How are you setting up the blocking lists?

      3 votes
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        Micycle_the_Bichael
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        So I am not super worried about it but only because of the people I am giving them as gifts for. The gifts are going to my uncle who has worked in IT for 30 years and built his own arcade box and...

        So I am not super worried about it but only because of the people I am giving them as gifts for. The gifts are going to my uncle who has worked in IT for 30 years and built his own arcade box and plex server, and my cousin who is interested in transitioning fields from working in TV to working in IT with very little experience. For the cousin I am giving him the raspberry pi, a tutorial guide that explains both how to do, and what you are doing, and then I am going to sit next to him and let him get hands-on experience while having me next to him to answer questions and moral support. Both I am going to put the burden of setting up blocking lists on them :P my uncle does a lot of pirating so I'm going to let him set up his own block list, and I'm going to have the cousin set up his own blocking list and DHCP setup (again, while I'm there and able to help) to let him see what happens when he does xyz and why <thing> happened.

        3 votes
        1. Keegan
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          Ah so that'll be good. And that's an even better gift of some quality time together :)

          Ah so that'll be good. And that's an even better gift of some quality time together :)

          3 votes
  6. Dobbie03
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    Trying to unbrick my bricked Note 9

    Trying to unbrick my bricked Note 9

    4 votes
  7. Surira
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    I'm on my own this weekend til I fly to stay with the GF's family for Christmas. Going to spend the weekend watching a soccer game (on replay since it'll be too effing early to watch local time),...

    I'm on my own this weekend til I fly to stay with the GF's family for Christmas. Going to spend the weekend watching a soccer game (on replay since it'll be too effing early to watch local time), finishing up my new desk setup, trying another gym and deciding which to go with for the new year, and hopefully getting some reading done. I might even update my resume a bit and apply for a few jobs, though they require cover letters. Who requires cover letters in this modern day?? I thought about seeing Star Wars on my own but I figure I'll see it with the GF's family, so might as well wait and hope I don't see any spoilers.

    It's my first ever Christmas not spent with my nuclear family, so it's a bit weird...

    3 votes
  8. hungariantoast
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    Tomorrow I am going to a Christmas party at a friend's place and will probably spend the better part of Sunday there as well. Depending on when (if) I get home Sunday, I'd like to spend the rest...

    Tomorrow I am going to a Christmas party at a friend's place and will probably spend the better part of Sunday there as well. Depending on when (if) I get home Sunday, I'd like to spend the rest of the weekend making more progress on the task management program I am writing.

    That's... kind of it, actually. I didn't do much today. I worked on a minor writing thing, started planning out some goals for myself for the new year (like draw thirty pixel art pieces and animate twenty more, or ride 1,000 miles on my bike throughout 2020, that sort of thing). Just going to have an easy, simple weekend.

    3 votes
  9. eve
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    Mostly get ready for the holidays but also I'm going to see my grandma with my SO! He hasn't met her and she's getting up there in years so I wanted him to meet here before she dies, not to be...

    Mostly get ready for the holidays but also I'm going to see my grandma with my SO! He hasn't met her and she's getting up there in years so I wanted him to meet here before she dies, not to be morbid. The other thing is she's my only grandparent, the rest died before I was born or when I was a baby so she's the only one I've known!

    3 votes
  10. jahnu
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    Saturday? Just puttering around the house, doing odds and ends. Sunday? Lazy morning, then my usual thing helping out at the gift shop at my local Krishna Mandir.

    Saturday? Just puttering around the house, doing odds and ends. Sunday? Lazy morning, then my usual thing helping out at the gift shop at my local Krishna Mandir.

    3 votes
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    JesusShuttlesworth
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    I'm trying to practice some more machine learning stuff. I really want to improve my skills in this regard so that I can possibly put it on my resume and get an internship. Honestly though, ML is...

    I'm trying to practice some more machine learning stuff. I really want to improve my skills in this regard so that I can possibly put it on my resume and get an internship. Honestly though, ML is just a lot of fun. There's something about it that makes me feel like I'm doing cool shit.

    3 votes
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      Surira
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      Any tips for a total noob who wants to try a machine learning project on my local PC?

      Any tips for a total noob who wants to try a machine learning project on my local PC?

      3 votes
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        vivaria
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        I can also give some suggestions! (But @JesusShuttlesworth has asked some good questions and I'm curious to hear your answers to those first.) Also, besides your programming background, do you...

        I can also give some suggestions! (But @JesusShuttlesworth has asked some good questions and I'm curious to hear your answers to those first.)


        Also, besides your programming background, do you have any background on fundamental topics in ML? (Whether w.r.t. more traditional ML algorithms, or w.r.t. the recent deep learning boom.)

        4 votes
        1. JesusShuttlesworth
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          Yo. I'm interested in your suggestions. Maybe we can swap resources or something. Here are some of my favorite resources: https://python-course.eu/machine_learning.php I really like this person's...

          Yo. I'm interested in your suggestions. Maybe we can swap resources or something.

          Here are some of my favorite resources:

          https://python-course.eu/machine_learning.php

          I really like this person's website. The English can be kind of eh sometimes, but I think that happens with a lot of ML tutorials. My favorite part of this website is that it will usually show you an implementation written by hand, and then show you how to do the name thing using a library like sklearn.

          My other favorite is https://mlcourse.ai. Man, this shit is a gold mine. This is a very well done resource. Ideas are clearly communicated, good examples are given, there are lectures, assignments, notes. Thankfully it has a whole 2 lectures on just working with pandas (which I think a lot of tutorials neglect to show). This is the course that I feel has helped me the most personally so far.

          Please share any recommendations for resources you have. Is there a ML/A.I. section on tildes? Maybe we ought to make one, haha.

          2 votes
        2. Surira
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          Replied to them just now (was out on vacation not on Tildes at all...). I do have background on popular ML algorithms and hardware trends, but I just haven't tried training a model myself. What I...

          Replied to them just now (was out on vacation not on Tildes at all...). I do have background on popular ML algorithms and hardware trends, but I just haven't tried training a model myself. What I do have is a decently powerful PC with a 1070Ti and 8700K CPU, so I'm wondering if someone knows of a good walk-through to train your first model as I'm definitely a learn by doing rather than a read theory alone kinda person.

          2 votes
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        JesusShuttlesworth
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        That depends some on what your background in programming is. Have you done programming before, or are you a beginner to the entire subject?

        That depends some on what your background in programming is. Have you done programming before, or are you a beginner to the entire subject?

        3 votes
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          Surira
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          Pretty much a beginner. I've dabbled in Python and Linux server admin topics but can't say I have a good foundation just yet. Right now I'm starting Python Crash Course from No Starch Press if...

          Pretty much a beginner. I've dabbled in Python and Linux server admin topics but can't say I have a good foundation just yet. Right now I'm starting Python Crash Course from No Starch Press if that's any indication!

          3 votes
          1. JesusShuttlesworth
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            I highly recommend that you get a good foundation in python first. However, you can still try to learn ML at the same time. Projects are good for learning, imo. Here's my favorite A.I. course so...

            I highly recommend that you get a good foundation in python first. However, you can still try to learn ML at the same time. Projects are good for learning, imo.

            Here's my favorite A.I. course so far

            https://mlcourse.ai/

            I also really like python-course.eu (it also has a standard python tutorial you might find helpful).

            Goodluck on your programming journey my friend. If I can help you in any way, please let me know!

            2 votes
  12. est
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    chain watched the Witcher from Netflix. I bought all 3 witcher games but barely played them. Never read the novel either.

    chain watched the Witcher from Netflix.

    I bought all 3 witcher games but barely played them. Never read the novel either.

    2 votes