@saera The number of phone calls I’ve had with AusPost where I have asked this exact question. (Although… haven’t had to do one of those in a couple of months now, which worries me because I’ve just jinxed myself for sure)

35 degrees outside, 25 inside. Yeah, I think this having AC installed was a good idea.


Phew. Self isolation over. (Only 24 hours. Not at all difficult since I’m sick so didn’t want to go anywhere anyway).

Insert thoughts here. (This sitting around waiting for air conditioning installers to arrive, an hour late, isn’t good for my “I don’t know what I’m doing and can’t take a day off work so need them to get in and be done”)

@ewenmcneill “sorry, you’re in the on call rotation, you get to keep prod access”

I’m being reverse Oprah “you don’t get prod access and you don’t get prod access and you don’t get prod access”. (Well, definitely not without using SAML anyway.)

Tomorrow I start a new role as team lead (same company), for a brand new team.

I should probably have made some kind of backlog or something.

@sitharus I wonder if I’ll do that this weekend, or not even boot my machine until Monday when it’s time to start telling other people what dumb projects they will be doing.

Ported the number in my iPhone 12 back to Telstra on a plan that offers 5G: 542 Mbps down, 66 Mbps up (on street outside where I live).

5G on this phone feels a lot like 4G/LTE on the 5: yeah not everywhere yet, but it will be.

Today is my last day as an individual contributor. Monday will be interesting.

I had meetings, except for lunch, from 9:30 to 4:30 today.

This probably also explains why I keep finding tabs with my calendar open in them. (Last time I did a sweep I closed 5 of them, and then a couple of hours later found another 5.)

@PetraOleum I voted a couple of days ago (online because in Australia).

Luckily managed to only cover the instructions page with curry when I dropped my fork while eating lunch 😂

@sitharus finally. I swear this week was two weeks long.

I miss spending time in San Francisco. I think, until seeing it on YouTube yesterday, that I hadn’t realised how much seeing the view out of a car on the ride into the city felt like going home.

It’s never been home, although in a way it was (I spent a lot of time there for work).

I’m not at that job anymore, so even without the current situation I don’t know when I’d be able to get there again. Or even if it would feel the same way without the people I’m used to seeing.

Aw, got called a snowflake for the first time on the bird site.

Like... why yes I am unique and pretty, thanks for noticing.

Autopsy, Cancer, Death 

The Slow, Troubling Death of the Autopsy

Fascinating read. Part of me wishes this had been an option for my mother when she passed away (18 months after a cancer diagnosis). Mostly because maybe it would help care for others at their end of life.


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