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Live-stream Q&A about the Australian Census (privacy, gender questions, etc.) Friday August 6, 14:30 AEST. Should be a great conversation; I recommend everyone check it out if available!
RT @bendechrai
I'm really excited to have a great lineup of guests to talk about #census #Census2021 #Census2021au tomorrow 💪

Join @attacus_au, @sauramaia, @samfloreani and me, for discussions on paper versus online, differences in questions, #…

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Asking LGBTQ+ people only:

What's your view of the word "queer" in the context of describing LGBTQ+ people?

Boosts appreciated for sample size :)

Pretty happy with my “office” corner of the living room.

Just don’t look under the desk.

Got this after I signed up for a vision mixing app-as-a-service to see whether it’s worth suggesting for the events I help out with.

Holy cow is it creepy that this person went looking enough to think I’m a professional developer (I’m a infra team lead, but ok).

Also no way I’d ever trust a service that suspends first for any event I’m involved in.

Ok fine, I wrote it myself. At least it is done now!

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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).

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