Dutch Lock Down Day Seventy Nine


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Today was my first day with Packet, an Equinix Company, and I don’t know if I’m supposed to always call it that, Packet, an Equinix Company, or if I can just call it Packet, but today was exquisite and adventurous and inclusive and beautiful.

And exhausting.

But first the news:

It’s really hard to be overjoyed with the new job AND simultaneously devastated.


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Dutch Lock Down Day Seventy Eight

[Wanna Hear About The New Job? #DrumRollPlease]

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I am absolutely over the moon to announce that I’m joining the dreamers, tinkerers, creators, and mad scientists at Packet, an Equinix Company, as a Senior Developer Advocate.

Packet is the leader in automated bare metal focused on making infrastructure a competitive advantage for the world’s leading digital businesses by pairing developer-friendly bare metal with a trusted ecosystem of networks, software, and partners.

Packet helps customers take advantage of Equinix’s unmatched geographic reach in 55+ global markets, 340k+ interconnections between over 1800+ networks, and a neutral approach with automation that creates a trusted, friction-free experience. As part of Equinix, Packet’s mission is to protect, connect, and power the digital world with physical infrastructure that moves at software speed. 

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One of the reasons I’m so enthusiastic about Packet is that they’re just as passionate about open source and cloud as I am. And now I get to dive into edge and container technologies!


And NOW the news:

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Dutch Lock Down Day Seventy Seven

[#BlackLivesMatter #NotOneMore]

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Each year, Gishers (participants in the massive worldwide scavenger “Hunt for Good” at gish.com) virtually come together to make a profound difference in the lives of people or  communities facing extraordinary hardship. Our community has helped clear land mines from villages in Laos, housed and provided medical care and nutrition to Syrian refugee families, preserved hundreds of thousands of acres of endangered habitat, and many other accomplishments.

Given the current civil unrest in the United States sparked by the recent murder of George Floyd and relentless oppression of people of color, for this GISH Hunt we’ve decided to rally your tremendous enthusiasm and support towards the Legal Defense and Educational Fund (LDF) of the NAACP. 

This is an incredible organization that’s actively achieving success in racial justice, equality and building an inclusive society. Properly funded, this organization has the ability and resources to make a fundamental difference in tipping the scales of racial inequality in the courtroom and the streets.

Founded in 1940 under the leadership of Thurgood Marshall, who subsequently became the first African-American U.S. Supreme Court Justice, LDF, a 501c3, is the country’s first and foremost civil and human rights law firm and America’s premier legal organization fighting for racial justice.Through litigation, advocacy, and public education, LDF seeks structural changes to expand democracy, eliminate disparities, and achieve racial justice in a society that fulfills the promise of equality for all Americans. Over the years they’ve accomplished significant achievements in fulfilling their mission and now more than ever, we need to back them to help us right the wrongs of our society.

So we invite you to join us in supporting them.

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If you haven’t done it already, please watch Ava Duvernay’s 13th.

And if you know someone who needs to hear his story, Daryl Davis (https://www.npr.org/2017/08/20/544861933/how-one-man-convinced-200-ku-klux-klan-members-to-give-up-their-robes) is a brave black man who has managed to convince hundreds to reject their affiliation with the KKK.

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Don’t just sit there, DO something.


Dutch Lock Down Day Seventy Six

[Now With More GISH]

With everything else that’s happening in the world and in LeanderLand, I completely forgot about this weekend’s GISH.

It’s a massive scavenger hunt thing.

Normally a week long.

Intensified, shortened, and modified to twenty four hours in light of COVID.

But first the news:

It’s an intense time right now and I’ve been protecting myself, quite a bit – keeping my head in the sand to maintain mental resilience.

Well, GISH just ripped me right out of my comfort zone.


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Dutch Lock Down Day Seventy Five

[Is That Really The End?]

Yesterday I worked out with Ifat and I was almost literally HIGH – I felt SO GOOD.

But I had an absolute writer’s block and then I thought, hey, let’s see if we can scope out the pattern of these posts a bit more specifically. IS there a pattern?

Is it pretty? Does it work?

What does it look like?

But first the news:

And, yeah, I figured some stuff out.

Which is nice.

But part of the reason I had writer’s block, why I was thinking about the whole ‘Dutch Lock Down’ format and posts and where I am and what I’m doing here is because two questions came up.

  • ARE we still in a lock down?
  • When will you consider it ‘ended’?


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