Pinned toot

Time for one of these again, I guess.

I'm a middle-aged (gen-x), (Aus) woman working in IT. Politically left-leaning (small L liberal), . I have opinions. I may or may not share them.

I'm interested in

And a heap of other things. Mostly I toot about my cats though.

Pinned toot

Am I the only one that cringes at the term 'tiger team'?

I bought a 2nd hand mosaic bowl and a cheap solar fountain. The cats are enjoying the rainbow reflections and an outside water bowl

Just taught some (quite senior & experienced IT) folk the old hack of recovering a deleted file by creating a new file with the same name and restoring a previous copy.

Minds have been blown.

I went away for a long weekend with my neighbour kindly feeding the cats.

When I arrived home, Pi insisted he had not been fed *at all*. Phizzy is likewise making pitiful mewling noises, barely able to move.

Photo of Pi below.

Not seen, his bulging belly from having just finished dinner moments before I arrived.

This is a cat that does not want me to leave the house again, although does appreciate the warmed up cat.

Menopause, work 

I recently pointed out to our HR department that they had policies and support links for all kinds of things, but not a single mention of menopause. And as an organization interested in encouraging women into senior positions, that the lack of information was a glaring lack.

A HR person got back to me today saying that until she read my email, she'd never thought of it.

Yep. That's the nature of taboos.

She promised me it would change.

(Not so) Quietly proud. πŸ˜ƒ

It's bedtime and Phizzy is giving me serious side-eye. She is about to get moved.

Cats, food & alc mention 

Dinner at my neighbour's. Pi gets his own chair. He also decided it was ok to sample the cream floater on the top of my liqueur coffee while I wasn't looking.

Rare night out. Got home to this.

(He is not locked out, he just likes to pretend he is. He's also already been fed.)

Daylight savings, cats 

This is how Pi handled the extra hour with the end of daylight saving time today.

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