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I’m so glad to be here. If there’s anything I can do to either help it grow or help keep it sustainable, please shout out (other than upgrading to a higher tier, which I figure I can do easily enough so just did 😂)

COVID, Test result 

Next week I had:

* record a webinar with AWS
* my birthday
* office party for work’s “birthday”

Which turns out was too tempting for the universe.

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Today is IDAHOBIT (International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexphobia and Transphobia). A reminder that the LGBTQIA+ community still faces discrimination to varying degrees all over the world. Unfortunately the Australian IDAHOBIT website is down currently, but is still accessible via the Internet Archive: web.archive.org/web/2022041904. Check it out for more information. #idahobit #lgbtqia

Insert a long rambling rant about Apple choosing Parcel Post (not Express) to ship an Express Replacement device, auspost not scanning it for a week and refusing to do anything until June 6th.

I… don’t like the lack of control I have in this situation and that I can’t even throw money at it to resolve (because I can’t mentally close this until the device either shows up or apple consider it lost)

I’m liking this laptop stand, but now my stickers are upside down :(

today I created a GitHub service user to procrastinate doing 6 month reviews (that aren’t due until the end of the month but also I should do that now)

So the trick to do anything is finding something I want to do less and trying to do that.

Not sure how to work this to my advantage to be honest.

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Me: this is more of a cat than a question
Lecturer: ??
Me: *gently lobs a cat onto the stage*

A coworker made reference to dropping the ball on some tasks and I wanted to say I just don’t even bother picking up most of mine and somehow I kick enough of them into some kind of pile that others pick up the important ones while I hold on to one of them and smile and nod and I’m now realising that my stress levels are perhaps not quite as under control as I thought.

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Occasionally, you'll see someone argue that a topic is too important to "censor" behind a content warning.

The purpose of CWs is not to prevent people from seeing the warned-about content, but rather to prepare them to see it. That's especially necessary in a forum where posts come through in a steady stream, with barely any transition from one thought to the next. It helps people fight numbness, keep from feeling overwhelmed, and ultimately maintain their engagement with important issues.

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Today is a 3 video conferencing system day (zoom, meet and chime). I… have clearly made mistakes in my life to now spend enough time in meetings that this is how I measure my day😆

The thing I hate about being a hiring manager is having to make a snap decision on people.

Every person I interview to deserves a job, some just don’t have the right skills yet and it sucks when the reason I think they won’t work out is because I can’t provide them the environment for them to be successful in.

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Know someone who'd like to use Mastodon? And would like a nice account on our nice little slice of the web?

Our very own @jbowtie has generously sponsored 4 invites!

Sing out if you know someone who could use one of these! 😄

Negative 🎉 so time to 🛫 back to Sydney.

Didn’t catch up with friends this time, so here’s hoping it’s less than 10 months before I get back to Auckland again.

(Although I also don’t want to risk hoping for too soon, as that would be due to bad health and nope not ready for that)

Due to time zone fails I have an 8am interview to do tomorrow. Rats.

Negative, phew. Just need to stay that way until Sunday morning.

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Half way through my trip. Tomorrow I do a day 5/6 RAT.

I’m mediumly anxious it’ll be positive and then I’ll be stuck here which… well, ok, NZ has Coke Zero, the cookies I like, a time zone that suits me for work purposes (especially for interviewing candidates in PDT), and I have my work computer and a 5K display so it’s almost as good as being at home… except for the husband not being here, so yeah, I still want to go home on Sunday.

I find myself in Auckland until next Sunday.

Now I need the overcome my anxiety and reach out to people (and figure out how to provide a “I just flew in, I understand waiting for day 5/6 test or even just not wanting to risk it at all”)

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