We are in a period of reflection and atonement in the Jewish ritual calendar, so here is an Al Chet (collective confession) for the sins we, as database administrators, have committed. Add your own in the comments!
My job is to be a database administrator... and so much more! When users get frustrated and angry with me, I rely on lessons I've learned from my activism. Read on for stories, suggestions, questions, answers, and more questions!
*cue soundtrack from a pharmaceutical commercial* Has this ever happened to you? Devices blinking and buzzing. Email inundation. Hard drive sounding alarm bells. *Groan* *Sigh* It doesn't have to be this way! Try our silver pill. Side effects will be extreme, but at least you will achieve digital serenity. Call today! This post features tried and true tips to help you move from information overload to digital serenity. Plus, original art by @shebanimal!
Today, I want to focus on the relationship between you and your hardware. Another way to say that is I'm going to write about your body and your devices, and what impact your screens might have on your posture, your eyes, your joints, your mood, etc. In later posts, we'll talk about browser extensions, email etiquette and strategy, and more!
Challenging the self care anti-technology rhetoric. Proposing tried and true techniques for changing your interactions with your devices. Not drinking anyone's Kool Aid. Plus, RuPaul makes her TDAA debut!