Business class on RegioJet train from Vienna to Brno. Total cost is 25 Euro.

Have I told you, how I like traveling by train? :)

At one of previous jobs I was "the xkcd person". Because no matter what we discussed, I always entered the conversation with "yeah, there is xkcd about that..."

This relatively new one definitely goes into my "go to" collection for every time we discuss metrics to measure performance or success of any effort:

Testing possible interview question:

Review the following code snippet

if verbose:

Is it correct? If not, why?

Recently, in #Copr, we hit an issue about SHA1 signatures in #RHEL9 - Pavel wrote it down

If you still sign packages using SHA1, you should read it.

Was trying to create some structure for internal docs...

...came up with a PhD research topic.

A new release will be coming soonish. If you're a translator, please help translating it!

"...the degree of formality required in the component development process will typically be greater than
that required for assembling applications from components..."

I think build, package and release engineers should all unionize to fight for the recognition of their role in software engineering.

"'using TOGAF' can be best explained as 'studying TOGAF and then doing something else instead'"

Thank you Wikipedia, for providing exactly the reference I needed.

The question remains though, is studying TOGAF a prerequisite to do anything else in this field?

Looks like walks in GitHub's footsteps and adds the avatar of a repo owner as a preview image for a link to a repo or a code snippet.

I honestly don't understand why someone thinks that user avatar has any helpful info when I am sharing a link to a code snippet in a chat or social media.

Especially poorly scaled avatar.

Even just the logo of the hosting server (like codeberg) would be more helpful and fitting.

Ideally it should be a tiny preview of the code itself.

I didn't participate in that event myself. But after hearing the story, it got me thinking a lot about how far should I go with my job responsibilities.

And what company can and can not ask from its employees. 4/4

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Memories brought by

"not many people know this but one of the downsides of putting your servers in the cloud is that they're closer to the sun, I'll be here all night folks"

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By the end of the day they had a "safety measure", that when someone brings a next brick of ice into a server room, a colleague has to wait outside at the door.

So that in case the person who entered the server room doesn't come back, they sound the alarm and try to help.


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It was summer, and it was very hot. We didn't call it heat wave back then though. And the air conditioning overloaded and failed.

I am not sure what is the standard practice in such cases, but the management decided to solve the problem with the "dry ice" (CO_2).

So the Data Center Engineer job was to bring a lot of bricks of dry ice to the server room. Which they did.

But when dry ice melts this CO_2 goes into the air. And at this scale the air becomes unbreathable.


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When I worked as a Support Engineer in a huge hosting provider, my job was to reply to about 50 tickets per shift. Next to me during the shift there was a Data Center Engineer. Their job was to click on the power button on a right server when the owner of the server requests it.

Obviously I was jealous for the fact that they could do nothing almost entire night shift.

But then one day it all paid off: that was the day the air conditioning failed. 1/

What tool allows to create a scheduled but editable e-mail?

Apart from the cron-bash-emacs and python script kind of approach.

The current GMail UI allows you to schedule a mail _after_ writing it. And if you want to append something to it, you need to cancel the scheduled mail and re-draft it.

What I am looking though is the possibility to schedule a mail first and then append the content to it while it is waiting.

Feels like a good time to post this article again:

You can use packaged versions of Python and Ruby libraries for RHEL 9/CentOS Stream 9/Alma Linux 9

It doesn't solve the problem of dependency maintenance on its own, but it enables you to use RPM tooling to manage it.

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