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Different strokes for different folks. I find it goofy; they clearly don't. And that's okay. It'd be a pretty boring world if we all agreed.

If Matt looks like the kind of person you'd enjoy having in your company, I'd suggest reaching out sooner than later. His greatest challenge right now is articulating exactly what he wants to do next; once he solves that he won't be available for long.

The next time AwesomeDude is making your sandwich, tip something like 100% while saying "Dude 2 is great, but yours are otherworldly! What's your secret?" And then you make friends.

Without knowing anything about them: you can cut a lot of corners and beat S3 pricing when you don't have to scale at its level. This works for some use cases--but for others it'd be disastrous.

They're neither in an absolutist sense, but we've taken to defining containers by what they themselves contain. This is antithetical to the platonic ideal of what a container is supposed to be.

Look on the bright side and get a jump on the day.

Either bring the dog to work, or get the dog a playmate to entertain while you're gone.

I usually start a Twitter thread myself.

Nobody likes their database. You're not alone.

If I'm not making a DNS joke, I like to start by drawing comparisons to @msexcel. People can grasp that more intuitively.

I leave those decisions to my favorite Underpants Merchant.

I like to see how little I can spend while still making a General Manager or higher-level exec call me in the middle of the night to beg me to stop doing it.

It's like code golf but way funnier.

This seems highly relevant to some of my better prank ideas that require high temperature metalworking.

Because they have an internal system that handles this super well, so they don’t experience the pain as their customers do.
Being on the other side for most of my life. I don’t recommend it.
Avoid the thing by doing other things on your list.
The term "cloud native" is a good sign. The spaces I like to be in talk a lot more about solving business problems than checking hype boxes, but that's just me.

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