I’m ready for - I’ll be doing AV for the Yuma Theatre stage (that’s the kernel mini conf today).

Merry πŸŽ„.

May your day be whatever you want it to be.

(Mine… won’t be, so it’s just going to have to be the best version of itself or something)

Slack status updated, PagerDuty schedules updated to call someone else, laptop shut down, next day of work is January 19th, 2022.

So what exactly do people do when not working? (I kid, I have both things to do and intend to spend time doing nothing as well)

Today and tomorrow of work, then off until January 19th.

My stress levels should be lower now, right? Right?

6 monthly self assessment time at work.

Things I do well: write policies and answer questions in a way that satisfies PCI-DSS auditors.

Things I need to do better: be less stressed. Have less desire to scream. Take more naps.

(I struggle with not being either self deprecating or not taking it seriously.)

I made my own Jira project for all my work tasks. The ones that don’t go in the team project/board.

In the last team sprint I completed 34 things on my board. I still have 44 tasks.

Yesterday I jokingly said I might need to start doing a backlog grooming session for myself.

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LGBT rights, Poland, please boost 

(Reposted from Birdside, thread)

Today, the Polish parliament will read a proposed law that makes it illegal to "promote homosexuality", including - I am not exaggerating - pretty much ANY positive talk of LGBT+ people and their rights in public settings.

And foreign media seem almost entirely silent on this.

The law was drafted a while ago, but didn't get into the Parliament for procedural reasons.

It EXPLICITLY bans e.g.:

Being woken up by a PagerDuty alarm + monitoring another incident + 4 hours of leave that need to be taken before the 3rd = I could take the whole day off today.

Except I need to interview a candidate at 1pm (excited about that actually) and prep work for a new team member in the US so they have what they need for tomorrow.

Sigh. (I’m not complaining, I knowingly signed up for this)

😑 at couriers, this time not bothering to pick something up (or even reschedule, so yay freedom but boo can’t leave the house until they collect it), which means I’m now unlikely to get a trade in paid before I have to pay the credit card bill for the new thing, which is annoying.

Fire (hazard reduction) 

β€œSmells like smoke, pretty hazy too”

Opens Fires Near Me

β€œOh”

(All hazard reduction, but ~1km away, and there are two more - 4 and 8km away)

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Just submitted my volunteer application for next year's linux.conf.au ! Join me, it's such a lovely experience, and my favourite way to contribute back to the community βœ¨πŸ§πŸ’œ lca2022.linux.org.au/news/call

Hello from a disgruntled person who didn’t get a new phone because of server errors but who did get snacks and an iPad mini so actually today was pretty good anyway.

I’ve been awake since 3:45am (hooray production incident), this does not make dealing with a frustrating and disappointing iPhone ordering process easy to deal with. Thanks brain.

Wrapped up the last of my AV things for PyCon AU 2021, time to put this stuff back into work mode for tomorrow.

Grief, Parents 

Nearly 12 years later and seeing someone grieve for a parent having died recently of cancer just takes me right back. Emotionally just … bam.

Gosh I feel awful for anyone who has to experience this during these times of restricted travel.

People camping in bad weather is a category of video I enjoy watching on YouTube. (With appropriate gear etc)

Chancing on one from New Zealand just makes me happy in a way I find hard to explain. (I miss NZ, and I miss the people there)

Little thing to make my day brighter: add window-swap.com/Window to the digital signage rotation on the Zoom Rooms machine on my desk.

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