Real talk, why isn't there a Dockerfile-like format for generating VM images

If you have a spare evening and $10 before 1st August you can watch Rūrangi at home athome.nziff.co.nz/film/rurang

If you are doing fitout for a restaurant or something please, for the love of God, hire someone who knows the first thing about acoustics.

Quite the gut punch with this medical data leak, A good chunk of my job is battling users and management for basic security hygiene, If nothing criminal/fines wise happens with these 2 then my job becomes almost impossible. Hard to push security if there's no consequences from deliberate acts

The fantastic InternetNZ annual conference is going on-line (but of course it is). They're currently looking for speakers / facilitators.

If you're wanting to attend keep an eye on the website for tickets when they come open up.
2020.nethui.nz/

Dappled

Can't remember taking this photo back in February 2017, but I'm glad I did

Hey, just published a great article on how I design and implement infrastructure, and how that shaped Cloud Island.

Check it out!

eiara.nz/posts/2020/Jun/24/on-

OH BY THE WAY

I'm organising the specialist track at PyConline AU this year, titled "DevOops: Learning from Failure."

If this sounds like a thing you want to contribute to, you should check out the CFP!

2020.pycon.org.au/speak/

I wrote A Thing on changing the default branch name used by new Git repositories created with `git init`: leigh.net.au/writing/git-init-

Remember: you don’t want FirstName and LastName. You might want FullName and/or FriendlyName, depending on use.

Don’t collect gender or sex or any personal data that you don’t have a specific, clear need for. If you have to collect Sex, your enum needs a minimum of four values (there’s an ISO standard), but don’t do it if you do not have to.

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Missing New Zealand tourism-related wikipedia articles.

Tourism has been hit particularly hard by the COVID-19 shutdown. To help raise the profile of New Zealand tourism, I’m looking to write wikipedia articles about New Zealand tourism-related topics (people, places, businesses, events, etc). I’m looking for suggestions, hit me up with a name and 2-3 secondary sources for anything you can think of.

RT @kawaiiconNZ
Our Call for Cookery and Craft (CfCC) is live! We don't know when it will close yet, so get creative and start chopping together your CfCC!

kawaiicon.org/

So if you need iOS app thoughts:
- Mast is the best UX. Push notifications don’t seem to work. Issues around timeline management.
- Toot! is really good. Notifications work, but don’t have any interactions. Has the best threading UX. It’s what I use.
- Tootle is pretty good. Notifications work, but don’t have the content in them. No interactions. The notifications pane is really hard to read.
- Roma has decent if a bit weird UX. Not sure about the privacy policy.

If you're looking for an iOS client, I recommend checking out Toot! @tootapp

It's probably my favourite!

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