Had the opportunity to attend the O’Reilly Velocity conference this week, it’s a conference centered around DevOps… it’s pretty seriously geeky. In the past this conference has served as inspiration to do some really interesting and innovative things in my professional life so I’ve really looked forward to attending this year. My experience this year has been very different than previous years in that my most valuable takeaways are less technical and more reflective/managerial.
- 10 years since the iphone was launched – was there really a time before smart phones?
- Everyone should provide a user manual of themselves to their boss and those that work for them because we all change roles so often it’s difficult to figure people out before they change again
- RFCs as a way to manage projects – it worked for DARPA in 1969 and it can work today for all members of teams to collaborate on a project
It’s a little terrifying to admit that reflection on technology history and strategies for interacting with people to accomplish projects are my take aways. Not sure if this is a reflection of getting older… I’m going to assume it’s just because I know everything tech :-)
If you guys haven’t seen the gaming videos moose has been posting, you should take a gander and watch the last 45 seconds of all the PlayerUnknown’s Battleground clips, it’s hilarious to watch him die.
If I had a New Years resolution, it would have been to post to keeg.org more often. Since I managed to post like 3 times last year, I suppose I’m rockin that. But I did plan on multiple times a week… I haven’t managed that.
I’m currently house hunting. Not sure I ever thought I’d own a house. Sure, I dreamt a bit about it, but I also dreamt a bit about having 72 virgins, and a million dollars per virgin, but I guess not all dreams come true. Or maybe they do and I’ll finally have the opportunity to see if I can stack 72 virgins into a giant statue of Sifl using jizzed up dollars to hold them all together. Some day soon. Anyway, house hunting. Here I thought my needs and wants in a house would be much simpler and ideally draw me to less expensive housing than the average house buyer. This doesn’t seem to be the case. I also find it amazing how different yet the same all houses are. I was originally hoping for something a bit unquie, and perferably not in the heart of subur
Everything I wrote above this line on Feb 9th, 2017. Everything below, May 8th, 2017.
So I own a house. Well, I have agreed to pay the bank amazing amounts of interest over 30 years in exchange for allowing me to call myself a homeowner, citizen, and community member. I think technically I was at least half of that before, but as a renter your always suspect. Spose thats truely whats going on, I’m “less suspect”. I need a t-shirt. The house is bigger and newer than I ever really imagined. Yet is still a stack of emergency issues that have to be solved right now. I can’t even imagine had I purchased one of the other houses I looked at.
My mother is living with me. I knew this was going to be difficult. I suppose it could be worse. Glad I didn’t choose Nurse as a career path. This shit is gross (I often find myself gagging).
I’ve been thinking about Hero’s a lot lately. Something at work triggered it. But today, as I was sitting outside my mother’s “infusion” appointment I was trying to decide if there are other people that I would consider a personal hero. I wasn’t into sports as a kid, never really saw that as something to look up to. I figured out early that most of the adults around me were not only borderline moronic, but they were oblivious to the fact, causing me to hate them more than respect them. But as an adult, I find myself looking up to, and wishing I could do dinner with Obama. I think the way he maintained the office and job of POTUS was about as respectable as anything I’ve ever seen. I don’t see him as the perfect president, but I think he did the best job he possibly could. But this isn’t about that. So I’m sitting outside my mother’s appointment, thinking about who else I might consider a hero. No one realy comes to mind. So I start thinking about who I might gush over if I met them in real life. In practice and theory I’m actually kind of a hater of all things celebrity. But I’ve also been around long enough to know that if a big enough star crosses my path, I get a little gush-y. Sam Jackson, Trevor Noah, and then it clicks, all my ‘heros’.. their all black men. Right now godolojus is laughing his ass off and saying “of course”.
Screw u godoloju. FU2.
What sort of record company holds up as their #1 cred a band that disbanded in 1997?
Evidently, Rotten Records.
Even their merchandise banner on the home page is full of acid bath tee shirts… how long do intellectual property rights last? (TOO LONG)
I miss blasting these guys.