A Few Ideas That Have Been Rattling Around My Brain

    • build a 3D printer from scratch. experiment with printing clothes and food and age appropriate toys for ProsAlpha. throw a catered fashion show. keep the toys.
    • design, build, decorate and use a badass halloween advent calendar ala https://www.etsy.com/listing/240614464/this-halloween-advent-calendar-house-is# cause badass. maybe make something similar for xmas. maybe something totally different.
    • speaking of advent calendars, organize / collect / make decorations for the holidays that we actually want to celebrate in our family (xmas and halloween and …? chocolate easter? sinterklaas? thanksgiving?) cause ProsAlpha is going to be old enough to make memories soon and little holiday shrines are cool. like bowties.
    • get back into shape walking / running. get / make a zombie morph suit. run an obstacle course in it. with friends.
    • invent something awesome. something something something. make millions.
    • take figure skating lessons. and / or hip hop lessons. and / or circus silk lessons. perform.

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Rest in Peace, Cleo

I was carrying a load of clothes back from the laundromat when two little kittens walked boldly up to me demanding attention and love and fish. I remember scooping them up immediately and sneaking into our TLF – even though no pets were allowed.

My sister adopted Ms. Piggy immediately and I claimed Confucius as my own. At the vet’s office they received shots and new names – Ms Piggy was the boy and became Ralph. Confucius was a girl, and thus, became Cleo.

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Call for applications for Fedora Diversity Advisor (A Volunteer Position)

Fedora is a big community that includes contributors and users from many different countries, each with their own experiences and historical backgrounds that contribute to a diverse mix of cultural, educational, and behavioral norms.

To continuously create and foster an inclusive environment in the Fedora community, it’s important to respond to the needs of existing contributors and users, and welcome new contributors and users from diverse backgrounds.

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AND THE BIG NEWS IS (drumroll, please)

No, we’re not pregnant.

No, we’re not moving.

I have a shiny new job.

But first, some history.

I used to dance. And to pay for rehearsal space and costumes and performance venues, I taught myself HTML / CSS / javascript. Eventually I retired from dance and took web development seriously – interned in New York, worked with a few internet marketing companies in North Carolina.

Had a blast.

Then Red Hat changed their new hire scope – you had to have two of three requirements – customer service, technical skills, or linux. I had the first two. I was hired. I had a blast.

But when you work at Red Hat, every day is drinking from the firehose and I had to stop coding entirely.

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