No Open Source Stream This Morning

[Dutch Lock Down Day Four Hundred Twenty Six]

I swear this is coming back SOON but this week I’m taking care of the kids by myself and still onboarding at the new adventure and, well, sometimes a person needs their introvert time more than others.


This week I’m especially focused on getting those steps in and remembering to eat and SLEEPING enough.

Y’know, the basics.

Next week, the partner will be back, but I’ll still be in charge of leaving the house / getting the kids to places / bringing the kids home from places because he’ll be in quarantine for at least five days and one negative COVID test.

I can do this.

But first the news:

If you’re keen to join me live, I’m generally multicasting on Twitch and Twitter and YouTube. Recordings of past streams are available via

There are a few streams in the works to start in the next few weeks (or have already started, but we’re just now ramping up and Getting Our Shit Together ™) – would you like to know more?

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Cockroach Labs At KubeCon CloudNativeCon EU

[Dutch Lock Down Day Four Hundred Eleven]

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation’s flagship conference gathers adopters and technologists from leading open source and cloud native communities virtually 04-07 May 2021.

Oke, fair warning, if you haven’t noticed, it’s only Tuesday, and, well, this whole WEEK is probably going to be about databases and #NerdThings


But first the news:

Today, on my second day of adventures at Cockroach Labs, I helped out with the virtual booth at #KubeCon #CloudNativeCon EU and it was Absolutely DIVINE.

I didn’t think I would feel THIS good at the new adventure THIS fast, but going live this morning with my colleague was… heavenly.

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Getting Started With CockroachDB

[Dutch Lock Down Day Four Hundred Nine]

I know, I know.

I haven’t even officially started with Cockroach Labs and I’m already nerding out?

Where’s the work life balance?

Where’s the weekend off?


But first the news:

Fair warning: this one is about databases.

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It’s Gonna Be May

[Dutch Lock Down Day Four Hundred Eight]

Actually, it already IS May.

But ya gotta make the NSYNC reference on the first of May, AMIRITE.

But first the news:

But, REALLY, what I’m super stoked about, is distributed SQL and databases and application development and, well, cockroaches.




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We Now Return You To Your Regularly Scheduled Program

[Dutch Lock Down Day Four Hundred Six]

Yesterday I announced that my next adventure is as an application developer technical evangelist with Cockroach Labs and, frankly, I’m still high.


But first the news:

There is other Big News percolating in the background, but we still have to wait patiently for another two weeks before we’ll be able to share.

It makes for a very stressed Rain but starting a new adventure is quite a lovely distraction.

Tomorrow, on my absolutely last day of vacation, I plan on binging Netflix, going for a long walk, ordering delivery for dinner, and doing hardly anything else at all.

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