Week Notes 23#50

  • A week of leftovers πŸ˜‹
  • I've also unfortunately been ill this week πŸ˜·πŸ€’ but it's not (at least infectious) COVID so that's good so far
    • Really don't enjoy it, or how my body feels, and having to suddenly rush to the nearest tissues to blow my nose
    • Been a bit achey - also due to my massage - as well as having temperature up-and-down
  • For work, scripted a rofi helper for managing my VPN connections + opening up the authentication for it (as it's vendor specific, on top of OpenVPN)
  • Built my Mobius Lego Brickheadz and ordered the missing pieces for Anna's Sylvie and Captain Marvel, and then realised I still have a couple of missing pieces after that, for my Loki πŸ˜…
  • Trying out a new Vim colourscheme - I'm going from Gruvbox to srcery-vim, which as you can tell from the screenshots, are almost exactly the same so yay me for branching out 😹 If it works out, it'll become my CLI colour-scheme too and then likely will follow forwards to my site, too!
  • Started reaching out to folks around getting a logo for dependency-management-data, as well as maybe oapi-codegen and some stickers for my laptop for jvt.me
    • Posted on LinkedIn, but immediately regretted + deleted it after getting a tonne of connection requests
  • With only ~week left of my trial of Mend's SCA platform, I've decided I should really get my butt in gear and get my integrations for dependency-management-data set up
  • Was targeted by my first bit of Fediverse spam πŸ‘
  • Made some tweaks to serve, including adding some handy log output
  • Last Shut it Down Day of the year was fairly chill, not super productive, but also given I've been under the weather, it's been OK
    • Had a nice - albeit somewhat (good) painful massage
  • Got Asda pizza πŸ˜‹ And saw a wonderful sunset on the way home
  • Missed having a Chinese takeaway to celebrate my Appendixaversary
  • Made a good bit of progress through my TODO list in my Keep note, at least in terms of triage, if not actually doing things
  • For the second year running I have submitted my audio clip to the Changelog's State of the Log πŸ˜…πŸ«£ This year I thought I'd be much more prepared - even asking over a week ago when it was due - but a mix of misreading the dates, and a bit of ol' executive dysfunction made it late. Hoping to still be squeezed in at the end, again 🫣
  • Had a fair bit of traffic to my blog post about getting an OIDC thumbprint - maybe related to some stuff that GitLab were doing - and was appreciative of having someone send me a thank you for the post πŸ’Έ
  • Had a nice catch-up with ShiHan

In dependency-management-data:

  • Made a solid start on implementing on repo metadata, but put it on pause as I want to make sure I'm actually implementing the right thing, with the right pieces of data
  • Managed to get my Renovate runner (on Fly.io) back up and running, and cleared down the pending dependency updates
  • Been confirmed that I'm going to be speaking at State of Open Con about it πŸ‘
  • Heard about Guac on an episode of Software Engineering Daily and am going to have a play around with it to see how it could interplay with dependency-management-data, or whether there's anything that can cross-polinate


  • One game of Apex Legends, with the new LTM
  • Lots of TitanFall2


  • Friends
  • Reacher
    • Season 2 is off to a great start, and very gutted that it's now gonna be a long wait to finish the season
  • Love Hard
  • Noelle
  • The Holiday
  • Holidate
  • Extraction 2
  • The Santa Clause
  • The Santa Clause 2
  • A Castle for Christmas

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