I have to go out but my house is all nice and cosy and why?

My Kubernetes cluster scaling is playing nice and I'm ready to Friday now.

I'm feeling very annoyed about icy footpaths this morning.

Hey all, I have three new IT grads looking for work. One in systems admin, one in QA, one in general dev. First two have significant prior experience. DMs are open.

I'm actually properly documenting all this Kubernetes deployment stuff for the team (and future me).

Who am I and what happened to Tom?

Eldest kid is on the way back north for another term at uni, which is good but also, you know, sad.

It hasn't really been cold enough to wear my winter coat this year, but I like it so much that today I just said "whatever" and wore it.

Dark mode is like IPA for developers.

Monday morning confession: Somebody came up to my desk and said, "Hey Tom, ..." and my BOFH reflexes started to kick in.

"...there's some coffee on the bench for you." he finished.

I shall try to do better.

Can I remember what I just did clearly enough to document it? We're about to find out!

A couple of years ago I got a very large (Star Trek themed) coffee cup from an office secret Santa and honestly it's brought so much joy into my life.

I can think of no faster way to get me to ignore you than saying, "You should just hire the best person for the job based on merit."

I have bent Kubernetes to my will and now I deserve coffee.

Nice little earthquake to go with my coffee.

Tom boosted

Hey, just published a great article on how I design and implement infrastructure, and how that shaped Cloud Island.

Check it out!


I just learned that my nephew, who I haven't seen since we walked the Abel Tasman back in 20something, went back to school to study CS.

My brother works at a big nuclear waste site. I wonder what happens there when somebody gets bitten by a spider.

Hey humans, I have two students finishing now who are looking for jobs. Both have previous experience, one as a sysadmin and one in QA. Please message me if you have any leads for them.

I'm super excited about my COVID-19 test this afternoon.

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