I heard back from my contacts at Confluent, who share my concerns, are reaching out to the Apache Kafka comms team re timing+appropriateness and "looking into alternate locations where the broader community feels respected and safe for all future events."
I'm well aware that in the scheme of things my carefully worded email will do absolutely fuck all to change things positively, but I have to do _something_.
I saw the Apache Kafka CFP today. It came out *after* the Uvalde murders, and it's being held in Austin TX, sponsored by Confluent. $work uses their services, we have a fortnightly catchup.
I am *so* fucking furious I have emailed our contacts there to express my feelings. It's not just a "read the damn room", it's [waves hands] all the *other* things TX is and has done to make it unsafe to exist there.
Over the last 2 weeks we've collected the whole 'rona set, Family Edition. #Child1 is pretty-much over it now (got to school, yay!), #BetterHalf is recovering but feels blech. I tested +ve on Friday, #Child2 this morning. We're at a point where "meh" is an improvement. Feeling a lot of brain fog. Eager for this shitty virus to be done.
Yesterday #child1 said she was going to bake bread today. Just asked her whether she was going to do it... she said no, it's too cold.
Our temp gauge says 24C/79%rh inside, I pass this info to her.
She said that it still wasn't warm enough and *because we don't have a proving drawer in the oven like on #GBBO* the dough wouldn't rise.
#BetterHalf & I are highly amused.
Took actual sick leave, did masked-up shopping this morning, lunch, then *blam* slept 1-3. Woke enough to see that it was indeed 3 on the dot then woke up again 30m later.
Going to take it easy next few days.
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ow, my back hurts now
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