My mum had an amazing sense for gift giving. Always managed to find presents people would really enjoy.
Yesterday was my niece’s 5th birthday. Got here some goo/slime and a unicorn slap bracelet, both of which were big hits.
Times like this I really really miss my mum. It’s been 11 years. Today isn’t a significant date or anything. It just.. hurts.
Off work for 2 days and get back to 189 unread emails.
My team are great but if they could be a little less productive so I don’t have to spend as much time catching up on what happened that’d be… great isn’t exactly the word I’m looking for. (Mostly it’s catching up on if any of it now requires my action, I can trust that the things done are correct)
After #lca2021 I once again feel weird and miss the helping with bump out and “travelling home” closure.
Much like #pyconlineau2020 before it, it’s been a part of my life for the last few months (and I’m just an AV type, I can’t imagine how much more this would hit the amazing organisers) and it feels weird that it’s just “unplug the extra computers on my desk and ... watch tv I guess?”
Random thought: I really wish the scheduling feature in PagerDuty was better. Ended up making a spreadsheet to make sure we had coverage and no one was on call too much, which I wouldn’t mind doing but then there’s no way to just say “screw the automatic schedule, I’ll do it myself with this group of people”.
Docker for Mac & Parallels on the M1 Air are both surprisingly good even for first preview versions.
They highlight how much I want >16GB machines to be available though before I can justify one as a work machine. (Work usage would be mostly for on call, so cloud consoles & maybe pushing git commits, but sometimes being able to run our 3musketeers tasks is rather useful)
👬 👨🏻💻 🤷🏻♂️ 🏳️🌈 🦄. Pronouns: he/him (they/them are ok too). Married to a wonderful person also named Patrick.
I think you are awesome. Cats are awesome too.
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