It’s been a crazy week and a half, but I’m missing our bed and our dog Yoyo. Keeping up with traditions despite this cold now kicking my ass. Think my remaining weekend will be filled with soup, blankets, hot baths, and Netflix.

Cheers, NYC!


Had to call 911 twice in a row tonight to report an accident I witnessed while enjoying a cocktail in NYC. Never a dull moment here. Luckily the victim seemed to be ok and EMS responded very quickly once called.

Someone added a contribution to your project that others find valuable? Awesome! Pay them. What did that person just save you in implementation cost yourself? You’ve got a number now! Pay them.

We’ve actively ruined the OSS business model by re-inventing paid tools against open source and stopped asking for paid help implementing the open source tools. Weigh the hourly of your dev inventing that tool over paid help. Probably not cheaper. Stop it. You are fucking it up.

We really, genuinely need to have some real talk in open source around paying devs for their contributions. Too many companies lean on open source as free labor and actively avoid paying them for their work. Especially when paid support is available. Stop doing this.

I enjoy visiting NYC. Such a vibrant and intense place. Also difficult for me after about a week. Intense sensory overload and I crave the chill creature comforts of home.

Never change NYC. You’re dirty, intense, and driven. Not for me, but I can respect that energy. It’s fucking beautiful at times and what keeps me coming back. Stay beautiful.


.....he also grump.


Got at least one Cosmo in before my longer trip to NYC this week and next. Excited for my fox and what lies ahead this week too. See everyone on the flip side!


Enjoyed a prohibition cocktail class last night at Koval Distillery in Chicago. The first distillery to open here since the prohibition era. Really amazing hosts and raising money for a friend who’s running for Leukemia. Learned a lot about the distillation process and the work that goes into making some of my favorite spirits.

Off to bed for a very early start tomorrow at DevOpsDays Chicago. Bringing fursuit because why not? Excited to go! Just not crazy about 8am start.

Despite learning how to rebuild a motorcycle and doing engine work, I’m still blown away at how confusing car ownership gets. Every time I visit the dealership I have to bounce between departments figuring out who the hell needs to fix or inspect something on the car. Even with an appointment, they still have no clue I’m coming and seem confused why I’m there in the first place. Every dealership prides themselves on customer service and I’ve yet to experience it anywhere.

Spent my day at the Museum of Science and Industry where my dad used to take me when I was young. I made a thing! The maker space stuff is pretty cool and being a member now will make me want to go back a whole lot more. Gonna be back next week for Bit Bash which is an indie game festival hosted by them.

Ever heard of someone drunk buying a science museum membership late at night?

Me neither... 😉

Getting the full MusicBox experience tonight for Once Upon A Time In Hollywood. Complete with wine and an organist playing songs from 1969 which is when the film was set.

It’s been a great and productive week with work in NYC. Even did a lovely anniversary dinner with my purple fox. Im missing home and my comfy bed, so I’m excited to head back shortly.


Our welcome to New York was my purple half getting food poisoning and vomiting everywhere at 3am. Tipped the housekeeper for cleaning up what looked like a murder scene in our hotel room. Had to actually call out of work today from the lack of sleep since we didn’t actually make it back to bed til almost 6am.

That also meant calling out of the standup which I volunteered to lead. Not the best leadership foot forward, so I gotta hustle this week and make some productive gains at work.

Beautiful landing into New York today. Gorgeous views of Manhattan and surrounding boroughs. Can wave to my office from here 😄👋

Have to have my traditional Cosmo before flying out to NYC for the week with my purple half. This time I get to work at my new company office in Manhattan and get some pairing time in with everyone ☺️

See everyone on the flip side, gonna drink this quickly then get to my flight.


Finally getting back to writing again on my blog. Need to do some major cleanup on the Hugo site so it publishes faster with Netlify.

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