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Hello ! I'm not entirely new. I check-in/lurk under @textandhubris, but with all the new users, I decided to start a small instance for friends to connect.

I spend a lot of time thinking and talking about technology and people. I'm a media junkie with "eclectic" tastes. I love and . I play a ton of video and board games, but my passion has always been tabletop RPGs.

So yeah, I guess that's a rough ! :) I am looking forward to seeing where this goes.

Nothing like doing a demo during a sprint review (that wasn't going all that well, anyway) and losing power to the entire building. I am only just now back online, and my afternoon is well and truly shot.

Ah well, it definitely looks like I have another sprint ahead of me on this project.

When you don't meet your own expectations. 

So I did a thing and everyone who experienced the thing enjoyed it and wanted more. Normally, I would be over the moon.

And yet, I thought the thing I did was just okay. I was really disappointed because I put a ton of work in and it wasn't as good as I know it could have been.

And yet, it is super hard to share that disappointment with people who are happy with what you were doing.

I had an incredible discussion on approaches to cultural adaptation, diversity, and communication, today. In that discussion I came to realize how important teaching was to me and how getting to teach in different venues and working with different students has really been one of the best learning experiences of my life. Now that I am not in academia, I need to find a way to continue to build on that work.

Minor Work-Related Rant 

Sometimes, I'm okay throwing caution to the wind when updating my own systems and tools, but when I am managing platforms and products that others rely on - I plan every change in detail. I want the same from my vendors. I don't expect every rollout to be perfect. I do expect that when an issue occurs, it will be handled transparently with predetermined procedures in place to resolve or rollback. The lack of this is the fastest way to lose my trust as a customer.

My last week apparently disappeared in a fog of illness and exhaustion. Here is hoping for a better week, and a reminder to take care of yourselves.

I moved from bash to fish a little while ago, and its been such an improvement. I spend a lot of time on the command line, but it wasn't until recently that I started to looking at ways to improve that experience. We're very much in a sort of command line renaissance right now (in niche circles to be sure) and I am here for it. fishshell.com

The dissonance between knowing and doing: I know that taking a day off is the good and healthy thing, but that knowledge does little to relieve the internalized toll of having to actually say, "I won't be in." 😬

I am slowly adding people who I followed on other sites and interesting users from the trunk list.

I like that there is work to this. Adding people requires effort. I have to go out and find them instead of just randomly clicking follow. It makes the growth of follows and followers slower, but it's a worthwhile payoff.

Reading my previous profile's intro - you certainly can tell it's me who wrote these!

Hello ! I'm not entirely new. I check-in/lurk under @textandhubris, but with all the new users, I decided to start a small instance for friends to connect.

I spend a lot of time thinking and talking about technology and people. I'm a media junkie with "eclectic" tastes. I love and . I play a ton of video and board games, but my passion has always been tabletop RPGs.

So yeah, I guess that's a rough ! :) I am looking forward to seeing where this goes.

The Dreamer's Guild

The Dreamer's Guild is a motley collection of developers, creators, artists, tech experts, and academics who somehow managed to become a community.