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Ok, I’m going to get this cryptographic key lifecycle policy written and then I’m done for the week.

Anyone want to write that for me? 😀

Mental Health / COVID 

Usually the whole lock down thing doesn’t get to me, but knowing it’s going to be extended again is just… I can’t deal with this.


Whoever at Woolworths decided to play their own “that’s why I love you blah blah Woolworths the fresh food people” song instead of hold music on a loop when callers have 30 minute plus hold times is a (insert rage I’ll regret later).

Interviewing a candidate in a couple of minutes.

Does this ever become fun to do?

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Compliance audit season again - wonder how many policies I will write this time.

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Just typo'ed a servername while reconnecting to an IRC channel, and accidentally put in libera dot net instead of the correct dot chat, and you wouldn't believe where I found myself: Back on Freenode. Who've apparently secured that domain, and are using it to try to trick people back on to their services.

Reading the business continuity and disaster recovery plan.

So in other words I’ll be fighting my ADHD brain constantly for the next however until I finish it.

That thing where you discover your internal service costs $12,000 a month in data transfer charges.

Ah yes. Good. (Now if only I could magically hire someone with that money instead to manage many clusters)

Started to explore a “thing I want to exist” project, which has led me down an open street map rabbit hole, and all the data I want exists it’s just going to be figuring out how to filter it (well, and displaying it and how not to download data I don’t care about etc etc)

But now I’m tired so… maybe tomorrow I’ll start 😂

Ah yes, a PagerDuty alarm after midnight when not the on call engineer (by sending to the “someone tried to disable cloud trail” service instead of any one of much closer to being correct services).

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.

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)

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.


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