So Long, Equinix Metal

[Dutch Lock Down Day Three Hundred Ninety Eight]

And thanks for all the fish.

This morning Equinix Metal sent a courier to pick up all their hardware and maybe that’s why I woke up at 0100 this morning and couldn’t go back to sleep AT ALL?

I haven’t really processed All That Stuff.

Just shot into five weeks of interviews and negotiations after a few days of shock and sadness.

I planned on doing that Unpacking and Processing Thing this afternoon with my life coach.

Which also might be why I woke up and Never Went Back To Sleep.

Yegads, I’m tired.

But first the news:

Obviously, I’m going to bed at 20:30 tonight.

But, also, we rescheduled the Great Unpackening for tomorrow afternoon after I’ve caught up on All That Precious Sleep.

Please hold.

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Vacation Time In Three, Two, One…

[Dutch Lock Down Day Three Hundred Ninety Six]

Photo by Heidi Kaden on Unsplash



I still need to start a company and talk with an accounting firm and a notary or a lawyer – oh, and return Equinix Metal’s hardware to them – but otherwise, I’m mostly on vacation for the next two weeks.

What will I DO with myself?!?



But first the news:

It mostly comes down to maintaining a schedule that I can flip over to work easily. Instead of writing or coding or watching television, I’ll be working, but keeping the same sleep schedule, the same exercise routine, similar eating habits – this is key to stability.

And moving easily back into work after two weeks.

Each day will look something like this:

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Cancelled Due To a Migraine

[Dutch Lock Down Day Three Hundred Seventy Three]

Totally planned on doing UNLOCK!’s Around The World in 80 Minutes escape room tonight, but a migraine showed up and punched me in the brain meat instead.

I’d rather be gaming.

But first the news:

I finally started streaming again this week – this past Wednesday – which was a bit of a trigger because immediately after streaming two weeks ago, I was laid off.

Also, I’ve been cut off from the Equinix Metal Streamyard account, so I streamed as myself.

With minimal branding.

It was very weird.

But also very good – because now streaming isn’t a trigger anymore.

Actually, I really liked it.

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Time For A New Adventure

[Dutch Lock Down Day Three Hundred Fifty Seven]

Photo by Heidi Fin on Unsplash

My time at @EquinixMetal and @Equinix is coming to an end in May; I’m looking for remote #DevRel Developer Advocate / Technical Evangelist / Program Manager opportunities, preferably within #OpenSource.

My LinkedIn is up to date, but I’ll post my formal CV / writing samples / speaking experience over the next week.


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Today! PRXMTY! Get Closer!

[Dutch Lock Down Day Three Hundred Forty Nine]

Starting this afternoon and running across the globe, Equinix Metal is running its first ever Online Technical User Conference, PRXMTY streaming LIVE on

And for the EMEA time zones, I’m totally one of the co-hosts along with the dazzling Mark Coleman and the exceptional David McKay.


But first the news:

The entire schedule is at but I’m particularly chuffed about quite a few talks and activities.

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