uploading this to see if mastodon copes with 360 images

after last night's call out shenanigans hoping for some sleep tonight 😀

anyone installed 15 yet?
I'm looking for the official docker image to be released

woken out of a deep sleep at midnight by our 24hr service desk.. I'm on call this week.

our bespoke cmdb crashed and they couldn't restart it..

I did an hour's worth of troubleshooting before I realised I was actually awake and this wasn't a twisted dream

solved the problem though.. 😀

Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) asked Google CEO Sundar Pichai to disclose the names of more than 1,000 employees who work on the search engine’s algorithm to examine for “a built-in bias.”

“There is a very strong conviction on this side of the aisle that the algorithms are written with a bias against conservatives,” King said Tuesday during a House Judiciary hearing.

“What we don’t know are who are these thousand people and we don’t know what their social media looks like.”

I've posted a few times about changes at work, my manager resigned and I put myself forward for the role. went through the internal interview process last week.. never done an internal interview before, very different when you know the people interviewing..

Today I got the job Automation and Service Reliability manager.

lots of positive DevOps, planning, server build automation and technical debt removal to sort out next year

So if you were making your own openvpn server on your home server, would you make a virtual machine with it in it or would you just docker it from the master OS? I'd love to hear opinions and reasons.

I'm a nerd, not a chef.. however tonight I made this and that made me wonder..

a YouTube channel where I make simple tasty food and chat tech while making it?


This blog post for remote-work newbies also contains some useful tips for more experienced remoties: 24ways.org/2018/thriving-as-a-

You can turn off the news and sign off social media for a bit. It's okay.

An interesting read, the demo in the 60s that went on to define how we still use computers today.

50 years ago, Douglas Engelbart's ‘Mother of All Demos’ changed personal technology forever


had my interview Friday for the Managers role, never done an internal interview before. very strategic. However got me thinking, if I don't get the job, what next?

to sum up the internet we live in, in a single story

Apple’s squid emoji has been anatomically incorrect for years, Monterey Bay Aquarium points out

shots given = 0


If you are new to Mastodon :mastodon: keep in mind that unlike other social media sites like birdland :twitter: a little icon or emoji in the username means absolutely nothing.

☑️ ✅ :verified: :unverified: and such are just tiny chunks of digital art. They have no additional meaning. Anyone can use them without going through any sort of process or verification. They do not indicate any sort of special status. It is just a nice decoration that people can use.

☮️ 💙 :mastodon: :awoo:

there seem to be several Linux phones in pipelines, just seen a KDE based one in the tech press today.

while a personal opinion is the phone market needs something new. I can't help think the costs involved in getting a mobile Linux device are huge and ongoing.

should this stop them? totally not, I just can't help think yet again Linux shows its biggest problem is dilution and choice. too many projects vying for a space consumers are already confused by..

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