Weekly roundup: Resigned
Whew. A long week as I more or less have been counting down to being done at Ridecell. A bittersweet moment for sure, as I love my co-workers, but the culture has been eroding for months and I think Elation will be a healthier work environment.
Ridecell Looking through my task archive, my productivity was definitely low this week. But that doesn't paint the whole picture as I was also on-call twice, and was helping other folks setup new microservices. To that end, I updated documentation, fixed a long-standing pull request that simplified how our ansible playbooks handle SAML certificates. The original method was not pretty, but our current best practice requires a lot of copy and pasting with ample opportunity for merge conflicts. Needless to say it's nice to have that behind me. Finally I did some wrapping up on a logging package evaluation. I wish I could have gone farther before I leave, but that's life, I suppose.
Castine Rebooted our conversation at the town office about communication with the town this week. It was very nice to catch up with our town manager after the churn of the weeks of holidays are behind us. I continue to be amazed at what a positive and competent culture already exists there, despite serious attempts to crush that culture either intentionally or unintentionally. My goal for next week is to start a new blog on the town website keeping folks up to date with board work and concerns. Between that and work Sue is already doing with municipal updates we should have enough content to start a weekly newsletter, which would be fantastic.
Church Had a wonderful service this week with our most recent past minister, Rev. Mark Worth, returning to the pulpit. He spoke about words that make UUs squirm and our need to look closely at what they mean and reclaim them for the truth they've always held. Amen: may it be so, Gospel: the good news, not just for Christians anymore and others. I'd add to that list Disciple, which means something very specifically in a biblical context, but which really just means to dedicate one's life to a specific idea. Yes, we can be disciples of Unitarian Universalisism :)
Next week will be crazy busy with a week in San Francisco as I get on-boarded at Elation Health. I'm looking forward to catching up with friends, and especially having Emma out there when I get out of work!