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 Sixty One

Literally JUST NOW everything was shipped back to Red Hat, to the RDO Community, and to colleagues.

And I have absolutely no idea what to do with myself.

But first the news:

Today was SUPER WEIRD because pretty much all the big projects, workshops, meetings, and programs were due yesterday. Today was just about setting up the shipping packages. Two entire boxes of hardware and swag for the RDO Project. One of my two laptops and phone. One tiny envelope of swag stickers.

Feels weird.

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Dutch Lock Down Day Fifty Four

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Yesterday I announced that I’m leaving Red Hat and today, if you’re here to see the announcement for what I’m doing next, it’s not happening.

Not until I start at the new space on Monday 01 June.

So… the next three weeks will be super boring if that’s the only reason you’re here.

I’ll try to write about other SUPER NEAT THINGS in the meantime.

But first the news:

Do you remember when I wrote about gaming and escape rooms and addictions?

Yesterday I did a virtual escape room with a friend.

(Hi, C!)

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Dutch Lock Down Day Fifty Three

Alternative Title: So Long Farewell Auf Wiedersehen Goodbye

Just in case you don’t know the reference because you haven’t seen The Sound of Music or don’t remember the iconic scene where the von Trapp kids sing their way out of a party in joy or out of a scary situation in stress, here’s the happier bit:

Also, if you haven’t seen the movie, I highly recommend the whole thing – simply brilliant. I’m normally a sci fi person myself, but it’s just SO iconic and there are just SO MANY beautiful scenes and songs.

Yes, I’m totally procrastinating.

Yes, I’ll get to the point shortly.

But first the news:

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Dutch Lock Down Day Forty Two

True to my word, I GISH’d today AND did Just One Thing ™ but in doing that one thing, I earned the team seventy EIGHT points.


And, although I can’t post the resulting video nor the result, I can tell you that it involved a five year old, scissors, and lots of JOY.

But first the news:

I *totally* wish I had done more, but as predicted, it’s rough to Make Something in today’s new norm.

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