Dutch Lock Down Day One Hundred Thirty Eight

[And Then I Jumped Out Of The Airplane]

Not literally.

But OMG OMG OMG figuratively.

But first the news:

Last night I was having trouble falling asleep, stressed about today. My plan was to do my normal morning routine at work and do the live streaming today from one to three.


As I was keeping my partner awake with mutterings, he suggested I do it as soon as I arrive at work. Immediately. No procrastination.

So I did.

I hit the ground running this morning as I knew I wanted to live stream logging into app.packet.net, commissioning a server, installing CentOS7, upgrading the packages, navigating to rdoproject.org –> packstack quickstart, running those four commands, and letting the installation play out.


Here’s just a few of them.

  • The sun was ACTUALLY OUT so the lighting was off.
  • I started the video watching the Other Monitor.
  • And lots of ‘uhms’ and ‘so’ and such.
  • I didn’t introduce myself until minutes into the broadcast.
  • I never welcomed the viewers.

But y’know what?


Here’s just a few of THOSE.

  • I ACTUALLY STREAMED and now I’m not scared of it anymore.
  • An error flashed at a certain point and I didn’t curse!
  • And then I troubleshooted it and FIXED IT!
  • RDOproject.org wouldn’t load. For a WHILE. So I DANCED.
  • I’m feeling so sassy, that I scheduled the next few recurring streams – on Monday nights I’ll do escape rooms and on Friday mornings I’ll do cloud things.

This Sunday I’m going to vlog – it’ll be published / hosted on YouTube and embedded here, but today’s experiment went VERY well and I’m not nearly so nervous about Sunday as I was about today’s streaming.

Quite the opposite – I’m super stoked!

So, yes yes YES! I highly recommend jumping out of the figurative airplane even if the heights scare the dickens out of you.

Stop procrastinating and DIVE!



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