Emotional Labor Revisited

2022 Jul 09, Timid Robot Zehta (Emotional Intelligence)

Back in 2015, I read an amazing document. It was a digest of a message thread about Emotional Labor. Before I was done I knew I wanted to share it with everyone I cared about.
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Abandoning SaltStack?

2022 Mar 12, Timid Robot Zehta (SaltStack)

I really wanted to use SaltStack to configure my home Linux router. It would be wonderful to manage that infrastructure as code. Unfortunately, it does not seem tenable for me.
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Psychological Safety and the Unix Room

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

Ever since I first read it in 2004, 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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