Today was a scale a system to 100x the normal number of instances day.

Why yes, I am a little exhausted. (Just stress, scaling up was “edit, set desired instances, ok”)

Actually waiting at a gate to get on a plane. First time since flying home from LCA2021.

Vaccination, injections 

First Covid-19 vaccine done.

I’m probably never going to be the kind of person who can watch as an injection goes in, but it was a little exciting to get this done.

Parents, Grief 

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.

Re-booked a new trip to Auckland on May 28th. Here’s hoping this one doesn’t get cancelled on me.

@sitharus it takes one person on my team an hour or so to bring up a new account in our org (with SSO & roles assigned & our normal GuardDuty etc).

(Though prioritising means that people do typically have to wait a few days, but it’s not that frequent)

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)

@ewenmcneill that’s how I read it 😀

Frustratingly I have no idea how I’m going to fit in a trip between now and July now (between family commitments here, work commitments around other weekends) so it really couldn’t have come at a worse time for me.

@ewenmcneill text message from air nz says:

We strongly advise that you do not attempt to travel via another state as you may be denied travel or be asked to quarantine upon your arrival in New Zealand.

Damn them! 😀

I was going to be flying to Auckland tomorrow for the weekend to see family.

Found out an hour or so ago that nope.

To say I’m not particularly able to cope with this is… an understatement.

Swear words.

I get it. It’s probably the right call by the NZ government.


That thing where you mention discovering a new hard limit on AWS and then realise after someone asks a question that maybe you shouldn’t have said anything because it reveals something about your scale that maybe you shouldn’t have.

Yeah that one.

My favourite thing to discover at midnight is another aws quota limit. (Today’s was the number of registered instances on a classic ELB. That limit is 1000 which you might think is a perfectly reasonable limit until your auto scaling group can’t scale up but would very much like to.)

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Gosh is Metatext a really nice client for iOS.

@car I was setting up a netgear wifi thingy recently and I was annoyed it didn’t have a “seriously, if I forget this I’ll do a factory reset” option.

(I’ve done two of those and had use TFTP to recover a failed firmware update, so uh… yeah this is going to recycling I think)

@betsybookworm mine (in the words of the vet) “stress pooped” once (I shouldn’t laugh, but…)

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This is an incredibly well presented talk, and my current #lca2021 favourite. Kudos to!

"Radio Astronomy for Programmers"

@platypus I failed one by saying “ask (appropriate internal team)” (can’t recall if that was HR/Ethics/manager now, maybe I should have paid more attention 😂)

@simon_w I have wanted this for long enough I’m now betting I’ll get it by changing the firewall I use to something else

@hugh I wrangle docker containers with systemd. I’m not sure what this says about my personality 😹

@ewenmcneill I think so.

I know a few people in Sydney decided to get together at a pub afterwards... Unfortunately my brain was “You didn’t warn me about this. Too hard. Traffic. Too many people.” so I didn’t go along.

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