Weekly roundup: Wrapping up
Beginning something? In the fashion of eev.ee, I'm going to attempt a weekly update. What did I do this week? Who cares? These are all important questions.
Ridecell I gave my resignation notice at the end of last week. No such decisions are ever easy, but the language I've settled on for my explanation is that there was a rock I couldn't find a way to move. An obstacle in the way, so to speak. And in trying to move it I found a path around, and I'm going to take it. This week I've bene wrapping up and cleaning up misc. devops tickets that have accumulated in my backlog. Nice to get back to writing ansible playbooks ... kubernetes is neat but --shit-- there's a lot of magic in there. I can reason about what ansible is doing. Kube configuration? Sometimes I wonder if I've learned anything at all.
Castine Very little mental bandwidth was given to my role as selectperson last week, so this week was kind of a mulligan. Put it in the water? Pick it up and drop it in the biweekly meeting and see where we get. Turns out we got pretty far. Had an interesting dicussion about the why the town doesn't clear downtown sidewalks. Long to short, if you set an expectation, costs ramp up quickly and with diminishing returns. But it gave me an idea to create a muncipal wiki where issues could be documented and referred to. So much of this work involves getting brain dumps from folks who've been through all this before ... How to break the cycle?
Church Nice affirmation of why we're UUs at church this past Sunday. Sat down to a sermon on Kwanza thinking <
> ... turns out that was Margaret whole push. If you think about Thanksgiving, it's a pretty Euro-centric holiday for the white people of North America. Kwanza is effectively a secular holiday celebrating the joy of African heritage for the diaspora in America. I'm cool with it, even if there's no way for me to culurally appropriate it into my family life :)
Also this week some folks who've been keeping the lights on with Code for Maine have started the rebuilding process and I'm stoked to jump back in. One big change will be the name ... CfM paints us into a corner. Thinking something like Open Maine or something like that. Neat.