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What did you do this week?

As part of a weekly series, these topics are a place for users to casually discuss the things they did — or didn't do — during their week. Did you accomplish any goals? Suffer a failure? Do nothing at all? Tell us about it!

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  1. Akir
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    Classes started for me. I am really worried that it might end up being too much of a workload this time. It seems like the week went by really fast. Also I am really irritated that even though all...

    Classes started for me. I am really worried that it might end up being too much of a workload this time. It seems like the week went by really fast.

    Also I am really irritated that even though all of my classes are remote, somehow they all have group projects. I think for two of them it shouldn't be too bad because it has a specific class time and we'll all be on Zoom. But the other one is asynchronous and we all communicate on glorified forum topics.

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  2. grungegun
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    I caught an opossum with Doritos. I found out that it had babies (forgot they were marsupials, would have prefered raccoon. I watched Rascal once and wanted to feed a raccoon). I attempted to feed...

    I caught an opossum with Doritos. I found out that it had babies (forgot they were marsupials, would have prefered raccoon. I watched Rascal once and wanted to feed a raccoon). I attempted to feed opossum fruit and stuff, but it just pretended to be dead. I then left it, and eventually it walked away. It waited a long time though before leaving, I checked on it once every hour, and it was still there.
    Other than that, CUDA, QCCD, Hebrew, digging the foundation for table tennis 'court', work, and reading/listening/Noita/anime.

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  3. xnaas
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    Work, mostly. Ain't no rest for the wicked. :)

    Work, mostly. Ain't no rest for the wicked. :)

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  4. DaveJarvis
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    Started to modernize εχTeX, a Java-based TeX implementation.

    Started to modernize εχTeX, a Java-based TeX implementation.

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  5. hungariantoast
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    I spent most of this past week making incremental preparations for Hurricane Laura. Even up to about twenty-four hours before landfall, it wasn't certain how bad the wind, rain, and storm surge...

    I spent most of this past week making incremental preparations for Hurricane Laura. Even up to about twenty-four hours before landfall, it wasn't certain how bad the wind, rain, and storm surge would affect the Houston area. I live in one of the voluntary evacuation zones, and Harvey was fresh on my mind, so I made sure to stock up on supplies and prepare for the worst.

    And then... nothing. Not even power outages. Laura went a bit further east than expected and spared Houston quite a bit of trouble.

    Louisiana of course, was not so lucky, and I have a lot of family that lives in Louisiana.

    So, come Wednesday morning, I was packing all the supplies I prepared for myself and making plans to take them to some family members in need of things. People with damaged houses, no electricity for the next month, and running water for only a few hours a day, if at all. That sort of thing.

    I spent Thursday mostly running around and buying supplies based on requests from those in the aftermath of the storm. I actually had to coordinate all of this with my mother and uncle through email, because my phone died late Tuesday night. It just turned off and never turned back on. I took it apart to see what was wrong with it, but couldn't find any obvious issue.

    Anyways, so I spent Thursday running around buying supplies. Gasoline (for generators), water, non-perishable food, and ice were the major items, in that order.

    Then finally, Friday morning I made my way into Louisiana. Interstate 10 was pretty slow going for a while heading out of Houston, but eventually it opened up, and the various highways I took into Louisiana didn't have much traffic at all really. Though, a lot of the roads deeper into the southwest part of the state were frequently reduced to a single lane thanks to debris and fallen trees.

    As for what we actually accomplished Friday and over the weekend, I'll probably write about that tomorrow in the other topic.

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