Last night, there was a deployment that was related to my project at work. The whole work week was spent preparing for it. There was a bit of a COVID scare because there is an outbreak in the wife's unit. We both got tested and immediately consulted the kid's school. Fortunately, the negative results came in quickly; so life went on.
What a week it has been! At the beginning of last week, there was a production incident that resulted in a 'drop everything' situation to fix the issue. We had to identify the root cause, fix the problem, do the necessary redeploys and work towards a late (or early depending on what you think) weekend deploy.
It has been a long time since we've seen each other. The last time was at an airport where you worked a long while ago. I thought about you recently a month ago, over the holidays. It is hard to believe that you're gone.
What is this?? I'm going to try and write my thoughts down more frequently (weekly) on this blog (that no one reads anymore). I figure that this would be cheaper than paying for an app like Day One (plus I host all my own data).
Before I begin, let me tell you I did not plan any of this craziness. It was a combination of impulse and paranoia. It was similar to the time I gave up smoking but without the physical shakes and teeth grinding. A few weeks into this experiment and I'm happy to report that all my teeth are still intact.
Do we really need another social media / minimalist philosophy? Probably not, but this is an old school weblog post anyway.