Today I subscribed to Crunchyroll via Amazon Prime as I wanted to watch “Frieren - Beyond Journey’s End”. This anime has such amazing artwork. Kiera and I watched the first episode.
Friday @ Work Expecting the usual post full of complaint about how shite work is? Not today! So, on Friday, my team lead was off sick. So, who does everyone rely on? That’ll be me. Who solved all their problems. Me again. Who did they complain about my team lead to? You guessed it! Me again! So, labour-wise, an excellent day! NubeGo / Stackzone I poked my consultancy on Friday, trying to prep them I guess for me not being renewed....
Triggered The day started pleasantly enough. Getting the Service Now integration done was looking in reach. And finishing the WAF deployment was looking plausible too. Then, everything went tits up. Several days previously, I’d noted to the Security team that Service Now image I’d been building suddenly had a “High” issue found on its security scan. This was in the source Docker image from the internet, had no fix, and was only discovered a few days previously....
Yet another mostly-quiet day. Work I’m down to 44 days left in the contract, 28ish working days. I had some successes integrating our Alertmanager into a corporate tool called Service Now via its API, so we can send alerts in theory. I say in theory as no one’s defined any useful alerts in our eleventy-seven thousand metric points. Given we have no SRE, that’ll probably fall to me, and it’s really not my area of expertise....
Last Friday was better at work for reasons I can’t put my fingers on. Made some good progress on various tasks.
I am apparently, what you might call, an agent of chaos.
Had the most lush smoothie for brunch. Frozen bananas, strawberries, blueberries, and kefir, apple juice, and a peach Actimel blended up. Delish. Met with team lead for our first weekly catchup. No issues. Just discussed my current task.
All in all, a better day. Up at 6am. Out of the house by 6:30. On the train at 6:45. In London by 7:30 and into a black cab. Noted like 10 sets of media outlets broadcasting outside of Buckingham Palace. Bloody vultures.
A mixed bag over the last few days. I managed to get past a bit I was stuck on in Baldur’s Gate 3. Namely the battle with Cazador, the secret was to bring Astarian, but leave him high up on the stairs until the last second.
Seems we need go somewhere, every. single. weekend. I asked last weekend if we could avoid going anywhere on the coming Saturday. But this morning, Kiera and Cheri appeared with a Star Bar bribe and suggested we go to Reading for lunch.