it’s hard unwinding the years of cynicism of being a sysadmin to realise that my company values me enough to want to help me grow into being a “proper”(?) leader, but it’s happening. The best thing I can do is to try and give my team chances like this, too. Or maybe I’m just on the Other Side, now, and can’t be trusted? After almost 30 years of work I appreciate being able to turn tech back into the kind of hobby that excited me in the first place. I guess this is my way of embracing management.
Happy 30th birthday, #Linux! I turned up to a (video) meeting of the user group that I helped some friends start about 28 years ago, and still going strong - much respect to the people who put in the hard work over so many years to keep it alive.