2023-06-09 day note
- A lot of post-production video work today. Doing all the work after you film and then fully edit a video takes a long time. It’s pretty much the same time for any length of video. The most difficult part if promoting it across the four or five channels I have. I don’t even spend time hustling it to other people to post. Who knows. I put up my first “Quick Comment” one - an idea where I just make very short videos that start with one figure/number, idea, etc.
- My PlatformCon talk was broadcast today, and there’s two others I like. See the newsletter link below to find those.
- My newsletter episode today has a small pondering of “is platform engineering kind of a jerk to our old pal DevOps?” I go back and forth on this in my mind a lot. I think the answer is a smoothie of yes and ¯_(ツ)_/¯. I edited this down from a longer essay that started with commentary on the marketing geniuses behind PlatformCon. It seemed too cynical, like I was unmasking some secret cabal to BRING THE WHOLE THING DOWN. No, I genuinely think it was a great move. There was no guarantee that it’d work, but it did. Check out the last parts of a recent Cloud Cast to hear the marketing story behind PlatformCon.
- My wife is on a weekend trip with friends this weekend, so it’s just the three kids and I. The hardest part is making sure the dog goes on a walk. We have no yard (or “garden” as they say on this side of the Atlantic), so the dog has to go on a walk. My son hates doing it, and it’s an argument every time. My middle daughter is too young to walk the dog. The dog is nervous and anxious and doesn’t like other dogs. So, I end up walking the dog a lot. But then you have the three year old. Thankfully, my son can watch the youngest. But, you know: it’s a lot of hassle. The best dogs are other people’s dogs. Don’t ever get a dog. Or a cat. Fish probably. Snakes and lizards.
- I don’t really know the division between these day notes and my newsletter. At the moment, I also don’t care. I don’t know about you, but I spend a lot of energy making sure I don’t spend a lot of energy thinking about my information architecture, or, whatever.