Pychological Safety and the Unix Room

2021 Apr 16, Timid Robot Zehta (Community, Emotional Intelligence)

Ever since I first read it in 2014, the following quote has stuck with me. I've added it almost every internal company wiki I've managed.

One odd detail that I think was vital to how the group [at Bell Labs] functioned was a result of the first Unix being run on a clunky minicomputer with terminals in the machine room.
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International Date Format

2021 Apr 14, Timid Robot Zehta (Community)

Please use the international date format

Please consider using the international date format (ex. 2021-04-14 or YYYY-MM-DD) instead of a local date format (ex. 4/14/2021 or D/MM/YYYY).
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Relationship Anarchy Worksheet

2021 Mar 21, Timid Robot Zehta (Emotional Intelligence)

The RelpAnarchySheet.pdf (152 KB) is a worksheet designed with the goal of making relationship negotiatings more successful. I really liked the various Relationship Anarchy Smorgasbords, but I wanted a more interactive tool.


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Air Cleaning and Cat Safe Plants

2020 Sep 24, Timid Robot Zehta (Plants)

I'm moving to a new apartment soon and it has a good number of windows with lots of light. I'm excited to buy some plants and I wanted to know which ones are non-toxic to Mochi cat, have been shown to help clean the air, and are easier to acquire and care for.


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NVMEe on Debian on AWS

Problem

The current Creative Commons infrastructure buildouts use Debian GNU/Linux AWS EC2 instances with EBS volumes. Depending on chance (or race conditions), the mapping of block devices can be different from one host to another or between reboots.

Occasionally, devices can respond to discovery in a different order in subsequent instance starts, which causes the device name to change. (Amazon EBS and NVMe on Linux Instances - Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud)


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