Dutch Lock Down Day One Hundred Thirty Eight

[And Then I Jumped Out Of The Airplane]

Not literally.

But OMG OMG OMG figuratively.

But first the news:

Last night I was having trouble falling asleep, stressed about today. My plan was to do my normal morning routine at work and do the live streaming today from one to three.

But.

As I was keeping my partner awake with mutterings, he suggested I do it as soon as I arrive at work. Immediately. No procrastination.

So I did.

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Dutch Lock Down Day One Hundred Thirty Five

[Today Was Kinda Rough]

It started with a call from IT.

I couldn’t reset my laptop password. I mean, I could in recovery mode, but it would be overwritten once the operating system loaded. Or something loaded.

I hacked on it until I figured out that it was resetting the local password to match the Active Directory password which is SUPER creepy, but I guess that makes it easier to monitor my system help me when something’s wrong.

Awesome.

But first the news:

The good news is that not only was the root cause discovered, but it was ‘resolved’ in that it’s a feature, not a bug; I wrote it up so it’s ACTUALLY DOCUMENTED and moved on.

Because, really, once I know the root cause, I am chill.

Sort of.

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Dutch Lock Down Day One Hundred Thirty Three

[The WHY of DevRel And Other Tales From the Community Pulse Podcast]

I joined a couple of virtual races to help motivate the daily cardio thing and mapped out a couple of loops so I’m sort of aware how much distance I’m doing.

Which means a LOT more podcast action.

But first the news:

ASIDE: Those are ALL in all caps because nltimes.nl was the ONLY person that posted recent, relevant news this morning. *SIGH*

Today I did one of the ‘new’ loops I just mapped out – by the way, it runs BY A LAKE that I DIDN’T KNOW EXISTED – and I’m catching up on Community Pulse and one of hosts or a guest says something along the lines of, “We know HOW to but often times we don’t know WHY we DevRel.”

And immediately I have a brilliant thought which was a perfect little WHY of DevRel that was SO AWESOME that I stopped walking for half a second and then I continued on and I didn’t write it down and I completely forgot it and now it’s LOST FOREVER.

Apparently there are going to be plenty of ALL CAPS today.

OMG I JUST REMEMBERED!! !

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Dutch Lock Down Day One Hundred Twenty Nine

[Coming Soon To A YouTube Channel Near YOU!]

Photo by Brina Blum on Unsplash

While I received some AMAZING (saved, bookmarked, noted) ideas for projects around rainleander.github.io, I went with a published status of The Farmer Project and the supporting three projects Wake Up Beauty It’s Time to Beast [Health], Other People’s Computers [Technical], and Speak Softly and Carry a Big Stick [Leadership] projects.

But first the news:

Tonight I finished the preliminary project design documents for all four documents as well as a preliminary review and uploaded it all to rainleander.github.io.

And.

Well.

I’m ludicrously #SQUEEE about the next year.

Actually SIXTEEN MONTHS.

SQUEEE!! !

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Dutch Lock Down Day One Hundred Twenty Four

[Stoked to Join OpenDev Hardware Automation and DevRelCon Earth Next Week!]

Photo by Jaime Lopes on Unsplash

I am joining not one but TWO events next week because I MUST DO ALL THE THINGS!

But first the news:

I also should probably STOP doing two events in a single week as it means on Tuesday night when I’ve done the second thing I’m going to super CRASH.

And have really wonky dreams.

But I LOVE LOVE LOVE these two events SO MUCH!! !

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