Hmmm... do I go to Tour de Fat by New Belgium or do I go to child's band competition?
(I kid, it's the competition)

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Oh, #Cloudflare was having issues and brought a lot of websites down with it? That's not great.

But thankfully it's not that hard to roll out your own "DDoS protection" (or caching; just call it caching) setup. Here, you can even use our configs:

Yes, we use them in production, serving sometimes hundreds of thousands views per day.

Patches welcome. #SysAdmin

So I finally got the job. I have a handful of employees who think it's their job to defy the rules. It's gonna be a slog when these few.

What is "nervous"? I don't think I am... Not very, but I'm dwelling a bit on the fact that I haven't heard a decision.

So the interview went pretty well. No idea if they think I'm the best candidate, last time I wasn't. This time, I'm not so nervous but still.. the waiting is going to start to suck.

The interview day is over. The waiting begins.

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Is it my imagination or is every coffee cup in every actor's hand empty?

I will always believe I can tell when an actor is carrying an empty cup. Or carrying an empty suitcase.

Don't care how good the actor... you can't fake that. Why not let them carry a full cup of coffee? If they spill it... reshoot the scene.

And put some fucking bricks in those suitcases!

This time I'm wearing an actual suit jacket for my interview.

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The rich already have Basic Minimum Income: it is called "trust fund stipends."

The rich do not believe they need to earn their wealth. If they did, they would fight to raise inheritance taxes, not lower them.

This isn't new. This is the way money has always worked. The rich are given wealth without effort.

This is so much the case that you can almost say that if you need to expend effort for your money you're upper-middle class at best, and not actually wealthy.

I got an interview for the job I didn't get 5 months ago. Like keep asking me what I'm going to do different...

The job posting closed. Now, I'm hearing from some who think they are "safe" that they don't expect any "changes" between now and when the next person takes the reins. So the "resistors" at work have a certain amount of unwarranted confidence in their ability to continue to do their job poorly.

MySQL joins... Do it wrong and you get the wrong results. Time to spend some more time on my joins.

Had to make some hard decisions at work recently. Nothing like being questioned by co-workers. The same co-workers who grabbed that letter to intimidate other staff.

Why isn't there a full editing option when sharing an Outlook calendar with Google?

I'm in the running for a promotion. A number of my colleagues wrote a letter of support getting others to sign their names on it too.
Apparently, a couple of other people heard about the letter and tried to suppress it but the original author reobtained it and submitted it. There are a number of people who are upset that they didn't get the same level of support, but what's worse, they now have an "enemies list" because they kept a copy of the letter.

Tech department asked me what kind of computer I want. Looks like I'm getting 3 screens.

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