Dutch Lock Down Day Seventy Eight

[Wanna Hear About The New Job? #DrumRollPlease]

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I am absolutely over the moon to announce that I’m joining the dreamers, tinkerers, creators, and mad scientists at Packet, an Equinix Company, as a Senior Developer Advocate.

Packet is the leader in automated bare metal focused on making infrastructure a competitive advantage for the world’s leading digital businesses by pairing developer-friendly bare metal with a trusted ecosystem of networks, software, and partners.

Packet helps customers take advantage of Equinix’s unmatched geographic reach in 55+ global markets, 340k+ interconnections between over 1800+ networks, and a neutral approach with automation that creates a trusted, friction-free experience. As part of Equinix, Packet’s mission is to protect, connect, and power the digital world with physical infrastructure that moves at software speed. 

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One of the reasons I’m so enthusiastic about Packet is that they’re just as passionate about open source and cloud as I am. And now I get to dive into edge and container technologies!


And NOW the news:

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Dutch Lock Down Day Seventy

[You’re Welcome]

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Happy birthday to ME!
And everyone else born TODAY!
Happy birthday to All Of Uuuuuus!
Happy birthday to ME!

In the Netherlands, if it’s your birthday, you bring a cake to work to share with everyone. It’s kind of nice – to encourage others to celebrate your day by bribing them with cake – I’m doing the same, but also a couple of friends (we’re allowed to have three! whole! people over as long as we maintain the 1.5 metre rule) are each bringing cake as well, cause #CAKE

My cake to YOU, Warriors, is to share how I tripled my income.

This is not a guarantee or a guide for tripling YOUR income, although, I’m super keen to hear about your thoughts / experience / criticisms as well. It’d be cool if we could put together a guide for career growth from this.

At least in this specific instance.

But first the news:

First, it’s important for context to read the original post here on GroningenRain.nl “Workin’ NINE to FIVE. What A Way To Make A Livin’!” – if you’ve already read it or don’t want context, feel free to skip to the jump.

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Dutch Lock Down Day Sixty Nine

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Alt Title: My Back Is All Better AND!

My birthday is tomorrow.

I’m going to give you a present.

How I tripled my income.

Then maybe you can too?


But first the news:

A soon-to-be-former colleague sent me a direct message this morning, “How can I triple my salary?”

The short version is 1. realize you’re underpaid and 2. fix it.

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Dutch Lock Down Day Sixty Four

I totally worked today.

Like, not for Red Hat or the new company, but I organized my wall calendar with upcoming events and worked on a CFP for a virtual event and setting up IRC on my personal laptop and basically nested in my home office.

We’ve already established I’m not very good at this vacation thing anymore.

But first the news:

I’m also doing things like figuring out the macOS shortcuts.

I’ve always used Fedora OS or CentOS for work and… I started to say macOS for personal use, but that isn’t the whole truth.

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Dutch Lock Down Day Sixty One

Literally JUST NOW everything was shipped back to Red Hat, to the RDO Community, and to colleagues.

And I have absolutely no idea what to do with myself.

But first the news:

Today was SUPER WEIRD because pretty much all the big projects, workshops, meetings, and programs were due yesterday. Today was just about setting up the shipping packages. Two entire boxes of hardware and swag for the RDO Project. One of my two laptops and phone. One tiny envelope of swag stickers.

Feels weird.

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