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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. [3]
    streblo
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    Whole family was down with the (non-COVID thankfully) flu this week. Was awful. Parenting a sick toddler while you and your partner are yourselves sick is not fun. It was the first time any of us...

    Whole family was down with the (non-COVID thankfully) flu this week. Was awful. Parenting a sick toddler while you and your partner are yourselves sick is not fun.

    It was the first time any of us have been really sick since before the pandemic. Somewhat expected as in the first half of the pandemic I was remote working and my wife was on maternity leave so we saw hardly anyone. Now my wife is back at work (teacher) and my kid is in daycare so it was only a matter of time. Not liking our chances of avoiding COVID at this point but we'll see I guess.

    7 votes
    1. [2]
      suspended
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      Have you considered getting the flu shot every autumn?

      Have you considered getting the flu shot every autumn?

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      1. streblo
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        Yea we usually do but with this fall being our first foray into the world of working parents with daycare pickup/drop off life has been a bit hectic. After surviving last week I definitely wish we...

        Yea we usually do but with this fall being our first foray into the world of working parents with daycare pickup/drop off life has been a bit hectic. After surviving last week I definitely wish we made time though!

        2 votes
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    chafedogg
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    I Dragged myself across the finish line once more.

    I Dragged myself across the finish line once more.

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    1. mtset
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      Sometimes that's all you can do. I hope you have a restful weekend ahead of you.

      Sometimes that's all you can do. I hope you have a restful weekend ahead of you.

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  3. mtset
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    This week has been a lot of fixing horrible broken data in my work database! What as supposed to be a 6-week API revision project turned into an 8-month epic saga of changing almost literally...

    This week has been a lot of fixing horrible broken data in my work database! What as supposed to be a 6-week API revision project turned into an 8-month epic saga of changing almost literally every file in our Ruby monolith and a great deal of code in some of our smaller services. We're finally at a point where all the tests pass, all our data can round-trip from the user, to the monolith, to the various stateless computation services, and back into the database, and we're going to actually deploy it on Sunday!

    I have not had a lot of time to do anything else, including making music, or planning for the upcoming move of one of my partners from Atlanta to Chicago. Faer stuff is currently in my room, having been shipped USPS in several dozen flat rate boxes, and fae're coming in on a plane on Saturday - so it's going to be a heck of a packed weekend. I did hire a van to take that stuff from my place in the burbs to faer place in the city, because I don't really want to take the risk of driving a U-Haul around Chicago at 6PM on a Saturday.

    Also, I went to the local occult supply store for the first time this week and was thoroughly impressed with the level of scholarship in many of the books they have available. I was expecting UPG-heavy antivaxx manuals and the like, but instead they seem to sell a lot of pagan takes on actual archeological research, at least in the case of the Celtic paganism that is my heritage and interest. I ended up buying some really lovely candles, too, which I mostly use as a mindfulness tool to keep me tethered at my desk while working from home. ADHD is a bitch but even my flaky brain has a high-priority task labelled "do not leave tall burning things unattended in your wooden home" running pretty much all the time.

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  4. knocklessmonster
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    I upgraded my Kubuntu install to 21.10 to switch it to Pipewire (something about 0.3.24 didn't like KDE), and it's mostly what I wanted. I wanted to see if I could get the SonicPi Flatpak working...

    I upgraded my Kubuntu install to 21.10 to switch it to Pipewire (something about 0.3.24 didn't like KDE), and it's mostly what I wanted. I wanted to see if I could get the SonicPi Flatpak working (I did). I also wanted to get ahead of Ubuntu's switch of Firefox to Snap (at Mozilla's request), so I went ahead and switched all my snaps (Discord, Spotify) to flatpaks, installed the Firefox flatpak, and removed snapd. Oddly, the current state of affairs has them installing the Firefox .deb package on upgrade, even if you're removed the Firefox package, so I guess they haven't made the transition. My next move, probably this weekend, is installing Kinoite (Fedora Silverblue, but KDE) on my test laptop.

    3 votes