Working in a corporate environment, our profession is a very literary one. Whether you work in finance, marketing, operations, tech, and others – you are answering e-mails or phone calls, probably writing more e-mails than making phone calls. Very likely what we need in order to make our day to day decisions is to send an e-mail to someone about what is needed, and get an effective response back with whatever their thoughts were so we could move forward with whatever project we are working on.
Hi everyone, another update. This time it’s about community. I’m one of the organizers for NYC Python. Due to COVID-19 we’re no longer able to meet in person for our weekly project nights on Wednesdays. We are using Discord to keep our weekly project nights going. We just finished our third week so far and it looks to be a success! Why go virtual? People aren’t meant to be isolated for so long, so we wanted to give some sense of normalcy during these times, and what’s more normal than continuing to talk with your fellow community members?
It’s been a very long time since I’ve posted here. In the time since then, I’ve moved onto a new role within my company, I’ve been an Automation Engineer working on centralized services for a good part of the year now. This move means that I write lots of PowerShell to automate things within my company’s centralized services stack, such as deploying Anti-Virus, removing old remote management agents and migrating workstations and servers over to another remote software, and manage backups and soon automate testing of backups.
Now that I have my blog set up and it looks great, I’d like to tell you all about how I was introduced to post_mortem. I’ve been slowly working on and off on a CLI tool to query DNS records because of an issue I found at work. Initially I didn’t realize that this had already been done until one of my friends had told me: “Oh, you’re implementing dig? Nice!