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.


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.


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.


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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.



I’m ludicrously #SQUEEE about the next year.



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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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