kulbe dot dev

Portland techie.

Finding my voice… still looking for it.

It's been 10+ months since I've written the previous post on finding my voice. Things have not improved with it. I am still only able to whisper. I have days where I am generally in good spirits about it, especially when I consider what the alternative(s) could have been. On other days, it is really discouraging. In some respects, I am coming to grips with the idea that this is my new reality. In other respects, I am not done fighting for relief. ...
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Finding my voice.

It's kind of ironic to use the word "voice" since I am no longer able to speak above a whisper. I had a serious case of COVID and I had to be intubated. That experience left my vocal cords paralyzed. I am thankful to be alive. I almost didn't make it. ...
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New Chapter.

I gave notice at my job today. I've only been there a few months, but I've also been doing side work in addition to that. The side work asked me if I'd be interested in doing it full-time. DUH. ...
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My head is spinning.

The goal today was to get started working with the API of some vendor tooling. Basic authentication worked fine, but in their docs, they recommended using token auth. It took forever to get anywhere. I gambled and decided to reach out to the vendor, even though it is a Saturday. They were gracious enough to respond. He said he thought it was just a bad copy of one of the keys, since he put his token in and it worked as expected. I tried with his provided creds, and it worked. I should have r...
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