Sean Reiser

Hi I'm Seán Reiser, this is my Personal Blog

“A person is what they think about all day long”
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

Lunchtime Learning
Migrations and some Chinese Food

Wordpress to Drupal 8 Migration: A Look at Process Plugins,  Drupal Ashville 2021

 I had a few  positive calls today! It looks like the drought that I've been going through professionally may be coming to an end. I've been fighting for too long to pick up small gigs just to get along .  The impact of the pandemic has had an impact on me not just financially but also a mentally. I tend to value myself as a person based on what I contribute professionally. So the fact of the work I've been getting hasn't been challenging technically nor rewarding financially has had me down for a while now. I know people are far worse off than I am, but I really need the project to give me a purpose which I feel like I've lacked for while.

 

You know how every video conference call now begins with a round of "can you see me?" and "can you hear me?". I am deathly afraid that I'll have a call with somebody name Tommy and  break into this song.

Cloudflare Outage

2:30 AM My alarms go off letting me know that all the sites I manage are down.  I try to log into my servers and can I things look OK but quiet.  I try to log into Linode's web interface it's down hmmm....

2:40 AM  Looks like 1/2 the internet is down.  I’m glad that my clients aren’t awake to be calling me.  I’m pretty sure it’s Cloudflare.

2:50AM Yup Cloudflare just posted an outage.

3:20 AM Cloudflare just posted that they've implemented a fix.

3:40 AM Sites are coming online.

We're off to a great day!

While organizing some things while the internet is down, I found this old post.  Enough time (around 10 years) has passed that I feel I can post it here.

And in today's Stupidity... my largest client is in the middle of putting up a Spanish language mini site. We had a native Spanish speaker on staff write the content, after he translated it we had we had a firm copy edit it before it was put onto the staging site.

This afternoon I got an email from a senior person:

"There's something wrong with the Spanish Language page. There are all these upside down question marks and many of the N's have funny marks above them. I think something is corrupt. YOU NEED TO GET THIS FIXED BEFORE I CAN SHOW IT TO THE DIRECTOR AND GET HER APPROVAL"

When I die, I can tell St Peter that I've already spent my time in purgatory.
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Head palm

Lunchtime Learning
Advanced Views and a Ham Sandwich 

Views Cookbook - Advanced Recipes for Every Web Occasion,  DrupalCon North America 2021

 To ne, this is very encouraging news. I've been watching the numbers and generally speaking, based on the 7 day average, there are 8 to 10 times more cases than there was a year ago, but the number of deaths remain constant.  The virus is getting weaker and treatments are getting more effective.  

 

Because of the holiday, I'm taking a light work day.  Have a few AM calls, but I'm not coding and am skipping Lunchtime Learning for the day.