Twice Is Coincidence

[Dutch Lock Down Day Three Hundred Sixty Seven]

Last Saturday night I had incredible pain.

Today I woke up with a cold.

I’m thinking the weekends are when my body freaks out due to stress.

What blows my mind is that I had seventeen interviews last week.
And nine scheduled for the upcoming week.

But first the news:

Mostly, though, I’m super excited to get my hair cut on Tuesday morning.

What a strange world we have.

This weekend I happened to be online at the right time to see Chris Short tweet:

“Sure!” ~me.

And that’s how I ended up inspiring the opening to this week’s DevOps’ish.

The idea for the subject of this week’s intro came from K Rain Leander. Rain asks, “The past year has been one of lockdowns, increased security and decreased travel. DevOps became DevSecOps became DevSecOpsBiz. And the world embraced the work / life balance culture of DevOps. What are your favourite cultural shifts from the last year? What do you want to let go of forever? As we take a look at the latest updates in the DevOps world, also take a look at you and yours and let us know how you’re doing. And if we can help, let us know how.”

I won’t touch on the “DevOps became DevSecOps became DevSecOpsBiz” point because, while I have seen more folks saying DevSecOps outright, I cannot say the same for “DevSecOpsBiz.”

Lockdowns and constant existential dread are strongly demotivating. I’ll be happy when kids start getting vaccines in their arms. I’m very much tired of the constant worry and struggle. But, we as a society keep doing insane things. Case in point, letting the numbers get down to “safe” levels then reopening (in any capacity) until the number of deaths go back up. I get it; commerce is important. But do we constantly have to ride this up and down roller coaster? It’s disheartening and downright cruel to watch more people die so someone could sit in a half-capacity restaurant that they could have taken home. The things that haunt me in my life from my past are the lives I could’ve saved but was unable to.

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