December 28th, 2022
For Sonnet Summary #5, here is one of my favorite conference presentations I've ever done. DevOps Days Minneapolis has a tradition of fun and often funny five-minute Ignite Talks at the after party. In 2019 I decided to try out a combination of an Al Gore impersonation I had developed years earlier while active in the Chicago comedy scene and some IoT thoughts first presented at MidCamp 2017.
As a sonnet:
Yes, I'm Al Gore. Carrying legacy. "It's time we all reach out for something new." Learn distributed systems' recipe: IoT products run actions on cue. Post to Facebook when dishwasher's complete? Is that a joke? Wait, no is *this* a joke? This deck, or this sonnet, they're both off beat. Al Gore's a set up with no punch line, folks. Sink or swim. The repo is red or green. Does the message change with the medium? I used code to move the badge from the screen to LEDs that fetch a premium. Pendulum's swing back in the zeitgeist's brain. Still, it can feel like a runaway train.