Yearly reminder to not give money to the Salvation Army. It is not a charity, it's a fundamentalist Christian organization that supports anti-queer policies. Support mutual aid resources instead.
I am now on three different Mastodon servers (well, 4 but one is about to be dropped due to a misunderstanding of what was allowed on it when I joined). It is interesting to see how the different servers are set-up as far as screen layout. Some have an extra columns that others make a separate page. Going to be fun exploring now that I am paying attention to this and the other accounts.
I just learned of my new favorite domain name (yes, this is real):
I am having an interesting "problem ". As I declutter, my cat is finding new places that she can now lie down on. Her latest find is on top of some large storage bins. She surprises me every time I walk by them when she meows at me and I didn't see her lying there. She is going to be upset when I finally make closet space for those bins and they are no longer in the area behind my small kitchen table.
I had an interesting experience on Friday that continued today at work. I am starting to teach the more experienced senior developers how to use our Jenkins set-up to deploy stacks for the branches that are ready for testing. They do all their work locally and don't think about how it will look deployed for the end users (everything is not localhost).
Plus, I looked at notes from last fall and suddenly now it makes a lot of sense, when back then it was all black magic.
Yay for leveling up!!
I guess that I haven't posted here for a couple of months. New job is going well, a lot of the stress I had has gone but some is still there (I still expect the rug to be pulled out from under me). Starting to get more social again. Local con this weekend, downside is it means I miss the remote con the following weekend I've done every year since 2005. Finances are starting to get stable again, so that helps.
I have not talked here much lately, been mostly offline due to new job eating up my online social time. It is going very well. I hate the commute, but the job itself is better than I had expected. The entire group I am with is better than I expected. This is how an Agile team is supposed to work. The stress is mostly gone, and the depression is finally fading. Now to start 10 days off without going stir crazy.
Software tester by day, internet radio DJ by night (Dementia Radio)
A way to access the Fediverse, for attendees of Penguicon, an annual convention of science fiction, open source software, and all geeky interests, in Southfield, Michigan, USA.
Convention info: https://penguicon.org