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Can we please, please – PLEASE! not make the nonsensical US date format month/day/year the default in applications? 🤦‍♂️

PRE 👏 TTY 👏 PLEASE

And to all users of that format: it makes no sense, it's counter-intuitive, it makes collaboration frustrating, it introduces inconsistencies and errors... Just stop. Please. Use international standards.
(And don't get me started on your other units of weights, volumes and distances. Bloody hell.)

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I've been a lead engineer, head of engineering, or director of engineering for the past 6 years. Just had someone review my LinkedIn profile and, out of the blue, hit me up with "we like your profile, but you're not quite experienced enough for this role" for an engineering role requiring ... wait for it ... 1-2 years experience in leadership.

What's more ironic? I didn't even apply. But I'm still scratching my head wondering if maybe they forgot there was a hyphen in that description.

Had to go pick stuff up from a distant relative yesterday. I was wearing a mask. They weren't. "Well, sure, you want to be safe. Ok. But it's all a government conspiracy so I won't do that."

I got back in the car and left. They were mad I wouldn't come inside to eat with them.

Ugh. Just ugh.

Upgraded my Mastodon server tonight. Then also my webserver. Then spent a few minutes reflecting on how, 10 years ago, I wouldn't have known how to do either ...

Set up NextDNS on a family members computer. Ads and scareware dropped to almost 0 immediately.

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Really with the mastodon universe were a bit larger so I could fully sever the Twitter account. Too few people here, too high of latency for important events and information :-(

I also took the time to get a formal certificate as a "data science professional" so I'd feel like less of an imposter since people are looking to me to somewhat lead the charge in my former team's absence. Was a fun course, but again, would rather have folks back than try to wear their hats.

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I'm stoked to get to do what I do, but wish I had more folks to do it with :-(

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A little over a month ago, the overwhelming majority of my team was laid off due to our company (in the vacation and hospitality industry) being all but shut down due to the ongoing pandemic.

Since then I've been forced to dust off my coding skills and even learn a few new tricks. Currently holding down the fort for:
- 3 different flavors of "serverless" applications
- An autoscaling Kubernetes cluster
- Several machine learning applications in need of ongoing tuning

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(From twitter.com): Disney claims anyone using a Twitter hashtag is agreeing to their terms of use twitter.com/disneyplus/status/

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I've been looking for a private DNS service I could be happy with for a long time. I've finally found one in NextDNS. Here's how you can set it up for your whole home. chriswiegman.com/2020/04/how-a

@chris Dude. NextDNS is amazing. Why am I just learning about it now?!

#covid-19 

I remember the first (only?) time I saw Battlefield Earth (I like sci fi, ok!?) and one line from John Travolta really bothered me.was about how Earth "with all its advanced technology" only lasted 9 minutes in an invasion.

Considering our solution to a viral outbreak, despite all our "advanced technology," is to merely limit contact and keep our distance ... I'm depressed and re-evaluating whether or not we're rally that advanced.

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