P is super sick today, I’m working from downstairs AGAIN because connectivity is absolute ASS at our new house, and I’m officially off of sick leave / maternity ramp up.
No big deal.
Okay, but seriously, can we take a second to celebrate that?
OMG I’M FINALLY ONE HUNDRED PERCENT AT WORK AGAIN
IT’S BEEN LITERALLY YEARS
KERMIT FLAIL!! !
Continue reading “Making It Up As I Go Along”
Today I’m rebuilding groningenrain.nl for the second time. It was hacked. There were pharmaceutical ads all over the site. Sometimes replacing the entire site from the index out; sometimes only specific posts. Sometimes entire tags were replaced.
It was ugly.
I called godaddy, my hosting provider, and they said the damage was extensive and to fix it, they’d need to sell me a consultant. Who would remove all the hacked bits, no guarantee that things could be restored because I didn’t have back up, and then there would be a daily malware scan and backup for as long as I paid for the service.
AS LONG AS I PAID.
Continue reading “I Can Do This”
Five weeks ago I did a talk for a research group at the local hospital and had an absolute blast.
I’m starting to think I might be good at this speaking thing.
And this training thing.
And other things.
Continue reading “Ready to Talk?!? The Science of Presenting Your Research”
hrm… or maybe i should just write a book on my own.
but something that i’m willing to write a whole hell of a lot about. and also speak a whole hell of a lot about. being a woman in tech. just another unicorn. a call to arms. a call to horns. the book i’m writing can just be an ebook, not published in physical form. but another part of me wants to go full on scientific study. something with lots of research and nerdism.
but about what.
about an experiment. an experiment that has to do with me.
how to be a nerd. how to be a unicorn. becoming a unicorn. how to build a unicorn. from scratch. build a unicorn from scratch. a home made unicorn. rainbows and shit.
blah blah blah i’m awesome. just ask me.
Continue reading “Thinking About Writing A Collaborative Book”
I am in the midst of a new position within Red Hat and part of the new responsibilities include applying to public speaking opportunities all over the world.
And since you have to include a short biography with these applications, I decided it was time for a bit of an overhaul.
For perspective, here is the old version:
K Rain Leander is an enthusiastic Software Engineer with a background in web development / graphic design / internet marketing and a Master’s in Information Technology. She is currently leveraging her procedural knowledge from over six years as an engineer with Red Hat to study Django and Python languages as well as OpenStack and RDO-manager technologies and become more active in the Fedora community.
I figuratively just fell asleep reading those sentences and if you did the same I DON’T BLAME YOU ONE BIT.
To figure out the new bio, I read a lot, diving here and there and everywhere for advice and insight and skipped over articles that similarly made me fall asleep until I put together something stronger, more interesting and, most importantly, a description of a person I WANT TO MEET.
Continue reading “Hello, My Name Is”