Today I demonstrated Puppet to my team and how I'm using it to look after our infra. So nice to share what I'm doing and have proper feedback between developers, testers and ops.

I see a lot of people that use private browsing on the phones, and always wonder if they realise that it only impacts the local history.

People that cover webcams with stickers and such. Good thinking, but do you do the same to your phones? If so, why or why not?

Here's a tip or 3 for all you 'DevOps', SRE, Ops, Infra folk:
- update your shit
- reboot your shit
- don't recreate the wheel just for your shit
- document the shit
- automate your shit
- share knowledge about your shit
- git that shit

Today's Telegram hack: send YouTube videos to yourself, and you can play them in a pop out player, with or without the screen on!

Biggest frustration right now is people calling git repos 'gits'. No. Simply no.

Feel like I've taken a bit of a hiatus from Mastodon and Twitter. Don't worry though. I'm still here, just lurking in the background.

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Grandma, you really should compile your own operating system from scratch and secure everything against even the most complex attacks and stop using Facebook to talk to your family, you want freedom don't you?

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It's my birthday can I get more people to use Mastodon or whatever

Just watched Bandersnatch and I'm not sure I'll be able to continue surviving.

I really enjoy having family around at Christmas. I also really enjoy knowing that tomorrow I can curl up into a ball and read, be antisocial and speak very little. Whilst not knowing what day of the week it is, of course.

I did ofc mean to write Facebook. Same applies.

On one hand I'm a big privacy nut. On the other I wholeheartedly back the notion that the world is basically ending because of climate change and we are worried that Google might know where we are.
theguardian.com/technology/201

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Unsubscribe from a couple of those newsletters you never read.

Microsofts Teams app is aesthetically pleasing, but functionally awful. I guess people do choose things instead of Slack (or Wire). Seriously though, I do not get why.

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Toot! v1.2 is finally out! This took far longer than I had planned, but it is out!

You can get it here if you do not already have it: itunes.apple.com/us/app/toot/i

Commuting on the same bus daily for this last year has taught me two very important things:
- buses might as well have a single row of seats on each side
- people still think they're clever when they 'check the time' in order to get to the front of the line.

Put an 8 hour 'bonanza' video of birds on the TV for my kittens, and I reckon they think this is what Christmas is.

Public Service Broadcasting have such incredible beats.

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