Marcus & Claire
I can't quite recall the last time we met. Was it at the Auction Rooms in North Melbourne, just before you joined RMIT? No - it was after that, you were at RMIT and we were talking about some Drupal sites you'd inherited. Or perhaps we just spoke on the phone? I wish I could remember that moment, now that you are gone.
Decision making is hard.
I often worry if I'm making a good decision, or a snap judgement.
There's an itchy tickle in the back of my throat.
I saw a doctor. She confirmed that yes, I probably have an upper respiratory viral infection, and no, I probably don't have COVID19. As I've not been overseas, or been in contact with anyone confirmed to have the novel coronavirus strain causing this global pandemic, I don't need to be tested.
Doc says rest, fluids, and stay at home. The usual prescription for colds and flu. But if it gets worse, or doesn't improve in a few days, come back and get another check up.
This week, I'm in Brisbane participating in the solemn Red Hat ritual known as NHO: New Hire Orientation. I will receive my Red Fedora. I'm excited.
It's also NAIDOC week. For those that don't know, NAIDOC stands for National Aborigines and Islander Day Observance committee. It's grown to become a week long celebration of first people's stories, achievements and ongoing resistance in the face of a colonial, genocidal denial of their existence, and their rights.
Not quite 2 months ago, I joined Red Hat as an Engagement Lead in the Open Innovation Labs.
It's the beginning of a new journey. I feel a bit like I'm stepping carefully in to a rowing boat. I'm being mindful, and cautious, so as not to overbalance. I don't want to tip arse over tit into the river. So far, it's been fun, interesting, perplexing, and exciting. At times I've felt utterly joyful, at others, overwhelmed by doubt I could do what I said I'd do.
It was easy!
Ok - I did have help from cafuego, so there's some bits of the process that were just magic to me. But once I had access to the environments, I enabled the migrate modules, and followed instructions on drupal.org and hey presto it was done!
I did need to do manual clean up - re position blocks into differently named regions, and recreate some menu items for taxonomy.
I also got stumped for a bit about why I could no longer free tag, but that turned out to be a simple setting change.