Reminder: This Is A Safe Space

[Dutch Lock Down Day Two Hundred Sixty Five]

I haven’t streamed on Wednesday mornings in four weeks. Maybe more. And I just realized it might be because of a tweet I took rather personally even though it wasn’t meant personally or maliciously whatsoever nor even meant as a slight against me.

But I totally took it that way.

Cause #criticism

But first the news:

Finally, today, after much discussion and thought and deciding I had rather made a mountain out of a molehill. Oh, yes, and another Wednesday morning without open source streaming, I pushed LIVE on a stream this afternoon and explained what happened.

I think it’ll help.

I hope.

The TL;DR is that I took a tweet to heart that rough and uncut streaming is awful when there’s much flicking of windows and poor audio and struggles.

And, truthfully, those do happen in my streams sometimes – things go wrong sometimes – but I recover. I take a breath, fix it, and move forward. And, really, the reason why I used that comment as an excuse is because the last time I truly explored a new open source project, I didn’t do enough preparation and totally had to walk away from the project having done almost nothing on the repository.

It was quite upsetting.

Quite annoying.

Quite quite.

And I haven’t really tried anything new or taken any risks since.

Not really.

Except that’s what I love to do – take risks, make mistakes, and learn.

So here we are.

And, as much as I’m looking forward to this Wednesday, I have, at the very least, streamed on a Wednesday again. And confessed my sticking point. And now I can move on.

See you on Wednesday morning!