The Dancing Engineer who loves #BareMetal and #Butoh

[Dutch Lock Down Day Three Hundred Forty Seven]

Welcome to March 2021!

And when we start a new month, we dive into a new theme that combines dance with a technical focus – and March is for #BareMetal and #Butoh

But first the news:

bare-metal server is a computer server that hosts one tenant, or consumer, only.[1] The term is used for distinguishing between servers that can host multiple tenants and which utilize virtualisation and cloud hosting.[2] Such servers are used by a single consumer and are not shared between consumers. Each server may run any amount of work for a user, or have multiple simultaneous users, but they are dedicated entirely to the entity who is renting them. Unlike servers in a data center, they are not being shared between multiple customers.

Bare-metal servers are physical servers. Each server offered for rental is a distinct physical piece of hardware that is a functional server on its own. They are not virtual servers running in multiple pieces of shared hardware.

Butoh (舞踏Butō) is a form of Japanese dance theatre that encompasses a diverse range of activities, techniques and motivations for dance, performance, or movement. Following World War II, butoh arose in 1959 through collaborations between its two key founders Tatsumi Hijikata and Kazuo Ohno. The art form is known to “resist fixity”[1] and be difficult to define; notably, founder Hijikata Tatsumi viewed the formalisation of butoh with “distress”.[2] Common features of the art form include playful and grotesque imagery, taboo topics, extreme or absurd environments, and it is traditionally performed in white body makeup with slow hyper-controlled motion. However, with time butoh groups are increasingly being formed around the world, with their various aesthetic ideals and intentions.

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Buy All The Things!

[Dutch Lock Down Day Three Hundred Forty Six]

It was my absolute pleasure to coach Kelly Mahoney, the creative genius behind SoSplush at a Grace Hopper Celebration Open Source Day a few years ago.

When I was playing with a new logo for myself, I totes commissioned her to experiment.

So when I saw there’s a sale over at SoSplush?

I may have bought more than a FEW stickers.

But first the news:

Mostly developer puns and such, but, above and beyond, the style is just SO FREAKIN’ CUTE.


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The Dancing Engineer Who Loves #Adagio and #Apps

[Dutch Lock Down Day Two Hundred Ninety]

A new month brings a new theme and I’ve chosen Applications and Adagio as my passions for January 2021.

Or, as I prefer to write it, #Adagio and #Apps.

But first the news:

Holy hell, if you google ‘adagio’ you get a LOT of results, including a TOWN here in the Netherlands and quite a few hotels in said town.

Today I Learned

But the specific version I’m referencing is the tempo, specifically with regards to dance and ballet.

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The Dancing Engineer who loves #OpenSource and #Ouvert

[Dutch Lock Down Day Two Hundred Thirty Seven]

I have done almost NOTHING in preparation for today’s Life Coach session and also I’m supposed to be live streaming something open source right now, but I’m also freaking the fuck out and so I’m just gonna talk about this month’s theme instead, mmkay?

But first the news:

My hands down absolutely favourite definition of ‘open source’ is the one available at

“The term open source refers to something people can modify and share because its design is publicly accessible.

The term originated in the context of software development to designate a specific approach to creating computer programs. Today, however, “open source” designates a broader set of values—what we call “the open source way.” Open source projects, products, or initiatives embrace and celebrate principles of open exchange, collaborative participation, rapid prototyping, transparency, meritocracy, and community-oriented development.”

Specifically, their focus on the Open Source Way which applies to software, sure, but also to EVERYTHING.


The open source way is a set of principles derived from open source software development models and applied more broadly to additional industries and domains. exists to share how the open source way can change our world in the same way the open source model has changed software.

But what is #Ouvert? I’m so glad you asked.

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Say Hello To My Little Friend

[Dutch Lock Down Day One Hundred Eighty Five]

Mascot by Kelly Mahoney at SoSplush


I totally slept in again today.

Will I get back on track tomorrow?



I don’t know?

But first the news:

First, I want to introduce you to the perfect hand drawn circle. Drawn by the first genius of the Italian renaissance.


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