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One of my favorite Twitch streamers, Hitch, is back on his streams, and this time he’s doing a cycling trip across Europe to TwitchCon with a trailer that has a solar panel to power his devices! Pretty cool - give Hitch a view. He’s pretty nice to chat with and is responsive.
I gave a talk about AWS Networking for beginners for an online meetup. I’ve published the slides on my site.
Vivid Sydney is an annual festival of light, music and ideas held here in Sydney. It started this week, and there are a lot of light installations, pieces, and more primarily around Circular Quay, the Opera House, and a few more locations. We went over there for a concert as part of Vivid Sydney, and it was amazing to see the Harbour Bridge and Circular Quay lit up, with the Opera House being used as a canvas.
Speaking of concerts - this one was much-awaited. Jo and I went to see José González perform at the Opera House. Jose performed his first album, Veneer - which he mentioned is a short one and played a few covers, including Massive Attack’s Teardrop.
With just him performing solo, it was an incredible and soulful performance.
This day marks a year since my last day at Adobe. I still remember it like yesterday when I decided to leave and was waiting for my visa application and background verification to be approved - I didn’t want to jump the gun. Given that Australia had just opened its borders and what our visa consultant had told us, I figured we had at least two months or so for the work visa to be approved. It turned out our visa was approved in a month, and that threw a whole lot of planning out of the window, especially since we wanted to do one more visit. Anyway, working with the API Platform team is something I will cherish for a really long time - we were a small team, but we did some amazing work, and I personally learned a lot from everyone in the team. I have a longer post of reflections on my 5 years, but that’s remained in draft for a year now. I hope to publish it soon.
Link of the week #
I’ve always believed Windows 3.1 was “just” a shell, a GUI on top of DOS. This post debunks that myth and explains why that isn’t the case. Thought it was an interesting read.
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