Cause I know you’re super curious and want to know what kind of coding I’m doing these days, I’m up to exercise thirty six in Learn Python The Hard Way where you build a Zork Adventures type game and I pretty much just copied exercise thirty five but changed some key bits.
A friend reached out and whatsapp’d me this morning, “How are you guys?” and I replied:
“Riding the roller coaster that is traveling and working and living “abroad”.
I’d rather be home for Sasha’s sake, but there are aspects that are more productive for me here; like I’ve coded more in the past two weeks than I have in the past year. And when I have an idea, I can reach out more easily, even if it’s with a distributed colleague, because I’m sitting in their time zone.
But I also want to be back home cause I want to re-arrange the house a bit; move the master bedroom to the middle floor and the guest room / office to the top floor.”
I recognize that I’m more productive here and there are so many ideas that need to be written down, organized, published, implemented, messed up, eaten, spit out, eaten again, digested.
I might’ve skipped breakfast.
Rich Bowen, RDO Community Liaison Extraordinaire, is looking for someone to give a demo / deep dive / tech talk:
I’ve been asked by the folks planning the CentOS Dojo at FOSDEM for a howto-style talk about deploying OpenStack on CentOS. This is for a fairly technical audience who will know probably know a lot about CentOS, but perhaps not much about OpenStack.
I know that this is really really late, but if you’re going to be in Brussels on Friday, February 3rd, and you’re not already presenting something at the CentOS Dojo, and you’re willing and able, I’d really like to hear from you (offlist) so that we can make this happen.
If you’re keen and available, quick, quick, like a bunny, comment here or email Rich directly via rbowen [at] redhat [dot] com.
I am unexpectedly DELIGHTED to speak at Red Hat’s Open Voice Toastmasters club TOMORROW.
No big deal.
And cause it’s no big deal, no problem, no worries, I’m totally going to do project two, Let’s Get Personal, of the advanced manual Storytelling.
Now part of me is REALLY TEMPTED to talk about the pole dancing class I took four weeks ago where I was SHOWING OFF WAY TOO MUCH and, like the forty year old I am, THREW OUT MY HIP and haven’t been able to walk right EVER SINCE.
But another part of me thinks, “Rain, this is YOUR JOB.”
So I’m going to go the safe route and talk about the not so safe experience of leaping out of a plane. Because this is their first impression of me.
And I’m feeling a little scared.
Except that’s exactly the point, to get personal, like I do here, when I remember to write. And, if I’m honest, since I’m scared, I should do it anyway.
Cause that’s how I roll.
yegads yesterday was ROUGH.
but we did it and we’re here and i need to brush my teeth.
it amuses me, what i think about when i’m so incredibly sleep deprived but have had just enough sleep that i’m not falling over, but propped up happily typing away and that thought right now is, “yegads, the teeth are wearing sweaters of plaque. or is it tarter?”
that fuzziness that builds up over night from not having brushed or flossed last night after a flight across the pond nor brushed or flossed this morning because the AI woke up at three thirty local cause it was nine thirty at home and you got up with him because papa-bear got up with him at some point earlier in the hell that is this night that isn’t ending and yet ending all too soon as the sun rises and the child demands frivolous things like food and clothes and love.
i’m so exhausted i can’t even form a coherent thought.
packing today felt like a marathon.
whereas previously, i simply thought, what do i need? and what does the AI need?
and packed it.
this time i kept getting lost in distractions.
cause we also prepped the house for a sitter. and neighbors with a baby who might spend the night while their house is painted.
which meant that every bed in the house, including AI’s needed to be clean after his nap. and every diaper and trash can emptied.
and, oh, yes, the cat.
If you’d like to meet for coffee, lunch, dinner, or escape room, we’re going to be in the DC area 29 December – 01 January, in the Raleigh NC area 01 January – 02 February, and back in the DC area 02 – 06 February.
First of all, we’re not worried about sharing the information that we’re leaving our house because we have a GUARD CAT WHO WILL SO TOTALLY CUT YOU.
And a house sitter who will eat popcorn and watch it happen.
Way back in may 2015, I did my first tech talks evar at [PyGrunn] and [DjangoCon US] “Leveraging Procedural Knowledge”
TWO talks and TWO conferences!
And then I switched jobs within Red Hat to join engineering, where I am now a Developer Evangelist which means I code AND talk. Which is what #ALLTHETALKS have been for ever since…
Except, no, I’m just now remembering one other.
And, wait, another.
So I’ve been doing MOSTLY TripleO things, but also other things.