Weekend Projects

I’ve set myself a goal to do something creative or otherwise interesting every weekend. Here you can find brief reports about how I’ve been spending my free time.

Weekend Projects
2024-04-07

I’ve noticed recently that my supply of sweatpants is starting to get a bit threadbare, so they’ll need to be replaced soon. This seemed like a great opportunity to remember how to make clothes myself— I’ve been out of practice for a while.

I’ve lost a little bit of weight recently, so the first step was to re-measure. Measuring yourself is not an easy task, and quite error-prone, so I needed to somehow verify that I’d done it right.

Weekend Projects
2024-03-31

My main project this week was to get Hugo set up properly for my website, so that I can update it easily. After trying a couple of ready-made themes, I decided to start from scratch instead. Like many things, it felt like it would be easier in the long run if I had a deep understanding of what’s going on, and there’s no better way to learn than by doing.

I downloaded a copy of Bootstrap into a blank Hugo theme and got to work. Many of the typographic choices got copied from my previous website, but now everything is set up modularly— The next time I publish a paper or write a brief note about what I did over the weekend, I just need to write a new markdown file and everything will be formatted like the ones I already have.

Weekend Projects
2024-03-17

After seeing me do some filming last weekend, Rúnar asked me to put together a promo video for our tournament next week. That sounded like a fun enough challenge, so I spent Friday’s practice shooting a bunch of footage.

I haven’t ever been happy with any of the “simple” video editing software that I’ve tried in the past. So, for this project, I bit the bullet and downloaded a full-strength tool— DaVinci Resolve. Saturday and Sunday were then spent trying to both learn how to use DaVinci and come up with a servicable video.