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Author: Pam Selle

Raise the money, then give it away: Reflections on a Giving Project

For six months in 2020-2021, I worked with a group of 20 people to raise over $180,000 and give it…

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2021 Year in Review

There were good times and a lot of bad times and really weird times. Sometimes, the bad times led to…

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Fetch the bolt cutters

CW: Mention of suicide My body, rather than my mind, made me stop working in the tech industry, and that…

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Testing a command inside a docker container (or getting an interactive session)

I’ve used Docker but know very few commands (my favorite command being “docker prune”, to clean up images on a…

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Prioritizing Technical Debt as if Time and Money Matters (talk notes)

Last month I attended some sessions of Philly ETE, and I took a bunch of notes from this talk and…

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A lot of it is timing: Reflections on a tech job hunt

I really appreciate job hunt posts and I thought I’d share one from my recent search. My favorites in this…

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Missing pip in Python install

I recently added Python to a new machine, and in the wrestling to get things working to work on something…

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MNAM: A method for defining your next role

I am writing from a period of “funemployment” as they say, as I left my role at HashiCorp on the…

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Do nothing scripting

Do you have a list of tasks that are a response to an incident? ex. these might be called “playbooks”…

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Functional options in Go

A while back, someone made a PR related to some code I’d written to make a bit of functionality optional,…

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