Not the greatest joke in the world, granted, but the reason I haven't been posting is because I've embarked on the great and wonderful journey called "career switching". In my particular case, from "infrastructure engineer" (a.k.a. Site Reliability Engineer / SRE, Cloud Engineer, Ops, etc.) to "Developer Advocate". It's been a lovely, but busy, journey.

I've also picked up some Hebrew along the way:
!שלום

(Note that regardless of the medium, blog or Slack, nothing handles changing carriage returns particularly well. Especially if you're trying to change direction on the same line, rather than a new one. Joy ;) )

In any event it's been a busy yearish. I'll be posting some things to come, but to start I had a funny idea wherein which I'll post a quick stub about a domain and/or handle idea that I had, that someone else had first and therefore is either in use or, regrettably, just poached. Here's some quick ones:

When the new .dev TLD was about to be released I was waiting on the trigger. I was finally going to have something in my name. It spurred a new era of hope: if I was able to secure "my" Twitter handle, that would mean consistent branding across Twitter, Github, and domain. Trifecta! Alas I was always a poor gambler and didn't want to to pay so I waited until it was opened up to the general public. The last cost tier was $125, so non-trivial even for a URL. Alas someone else managed to snag it, I blame bots, and now it is... parked. Variations of "my (fore)name as a domain" that others put to use first: quintessence.is -> Redirects to a Tumblr owned by a possibly current (?) Director of Content for Parachute Home, but hasn't been updated since 2015. quintessence.com -> professional sound equiment. From the looks of it, exceeding even "prosumer grade". Cool. quintessence.me -> Parked quintessence.space -> Parked, but "for sale" for$450 USD. 😅