The Packing List!

[COVID Day Five Hundred Sixty Seven]

Photo by iam_os on Unsplash


Cause I’m going to pack Sunday which means I need to do laundry Saturday which means I need to write this list NOW.

Also, Leander, don’t forget that you need to reschedule that doctor’s appointment you have for this upcoming Friday because YOU’LL TOTALLY BE IN ANOTHER STATE CAUSE YOU’RE TRAVELING FOR WORK FOR THE FIRST TIME IN TWENTY MONTHS


Focus, Leander

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Ready to Fly Again?!?

[COVID Day Five Hundred Sixty Six]

I am traveling for work, having not traveled for eighteen months, starting on Monday, lasting for ten days, and not going to one conference, but, technically, only two, but with LOTS of day zero events and social events and everything that goes on in between.

And working The Booth.

I don’t even have a pair of sneakers with me; they’re currently with Customs. Sneakers or super comfy shoes are an absolute must when working The Booth at any convention for any amount of time over five minutes.

THIS is why I think this cough is mostly psychosomatic, but it could legit be something physical, too, but either way, I wrote up a few tasks / routines / bullet points that I want to make priority number one before / during the next ZOMG ten days.

Starting Monday.

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A Group Of Cockroaches Is An Intrusion

[Dutch Lock Down Day Four Hundred Twelve]

What have you learned this week, Leander?

A lot, Warriors.

  • Cockroaches have been around since the time of dinosaurs!
  • A cockroach can live almost a month without food.
  • A cockroach can live about two weeks without water.
  • Some female cockroaches only mate once and stay pregnant for life!
  • A cockroach can live for up to one week without its head!
  • Cockroaches can hold their breath for up to 40 minutes!
  • Cockroaches can run up to 3 miles an hour.

And it’s only Wednesday.

But first the news:

Cockroaches have been around for millions of years, evolving into some of the most adaptable pests on Earth. There are approximately 4,000 living species of cockroaches in the world. About 70 of these species are found in the United States.

Cockroach Facts for Kids

One of the highlights of the past two days has been the pub quiz swag giveaways we do at our Cockroach Labs virtual booth at KubeCon CloudNativeCon LIVE.

It’s so gross.

It’s so hilarious.

I never thought I’d laugh so much about cockroaches.

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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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Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me

[Dutch Lock Down Day Four Hundred Ten]

It’s been a long day, especially when you consider it started at one in the morning with a Boy Twin who wanted milk and comforts and cuddles and the opposite of sleep.

Two. Hours. Later. He went back to sleep.

Thankfully, Papa wrangled the minions for morning rush hour and I didn’t actually check into my first day of work …

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