After the conductor told the 30somethings "it's none of my business what you do when you get to your hotel room, but please leave me out of it", he made an announcement that we were almost to the end of their stop.
This prompted a shout-ridden drinking competition because they weren't going to be able to stand up without spilling their drinks.
They then had more wine and accused the conductor of having a secret identity as a superhero. They're taking selfies with him.
One Australian (who has told everyone on the train individually that he's from Australia) has hit such a blood alcohol level that he's complaining about how long this landing is taking. The group of 30somethings near him have to keep taking breaks from loudly discussing who is going to shower with whom when they get to the hotel to remind him that he's on a train, not a plane.
I've started a series of blog posts on tips for working with #Grafana in interesting ways (which I am trying very hard not to call "Stupid Grafana Tricks").
I'll start sharing them here in case it's of interest!
The first was about using HTML in text panels to draw horizontal and vertical lines to divide up data in your dashboards: http://blog.ronaldmccollam.com/2022/05/text-panel-tricks-drawing-dividers-in.html
The most recent is on abusing dashboard variables to make clicking in one panel change what's displayed in another: http://blog.ronaldmccollam.com/2022/06/interactive-dashboards-using-in-panel.html
Heard at every conference ever:
"We'll now open up to questions from the audience."
"Hi, yes, I have a question. Well, two questions actually, and the first one has six parts. Actually less of a question, more of a story. Actually first let me explain where I'm coming from. I think first though you need my entire life story..."
- Coworker: Hey, can I ask you a question?
- Me: You just did!
- Coworker: I have a question about $specific_tech.
- Me: *waits several minutes*
- Me: It's bad enough to "ask to ask" but please don't make me ask you to ask me your question.
I think from now on I'm only communicating with Z-machine text parsers. Humans are over.
If anyone is interested in presenting at the next GrafanaCONline, the call for papers is is closing soon! Submit your 20- or 40-minute talk ideas by 06:59 AM UTC on April 10th.
That moment when you go to do a `git pull` on a service you're hosting for friends and realize that:
* you can't do a pull because you stupidly wrote the language translations you upstreamed in your working directory for the service you run
* you are almost certainly the only person who has ever even looked at the service in Esperanto anyway
* you shouldn't be updating running services while drinking, what's wrong with you
I understand the need for security training. I also understand the need to refresh this.
But I really wish I could skip watching hours of painful videos and just prove to the online test that I still know not to use "password" as my password.
Test Question: You get an email that says "Dear FIRSTNAME, I am CEO of UR COMPANY and plaze you must sends me iTunes gift crads now!!!1"
* send the gift cards
* wipe the drool off of your keyboard and _then_ send the gift cards
* not be an idiot
@fribbledom I am in total awe of the number of awesome things you build and/or contribute to. You are amazing!
In today's episode of "WTF Am I Doing With My Life", I'm running Pop!_OS on my laptop, connecting to a server in my basement running Ubuntu, on which I'm running a virtual machine of Haiku, itself a reimplementation of BeOS, on which I'm currently installing a DOS emulator.
This is either an interesting art project or a cry for help. I'm not sure which.
Occasionally I torture myself by looking at real estate in areas that are much cheaper than Boston (where I live). Sometimes this means I get to see hilarity in staging.
Anyone who knows American Sign Language (or can fingerspell) should check out the sculpture in the background of this picture.
Spoiler: it says "LOV💩"
https://github.com/muesli/duf is seeing a big traffic spike for the past 24 hours, but I haven't got the slightest clue where it's coming from...
Thanks anyway 😄