All of this started the week before Thanksgiving, while many of you were making plans to spend time with your family, I was trying to have the best setup at home in case there was a problem with Zulily.com during our busiest season of the year, and also to be able to quickly glance over Grafana to do quick checks during those days on the overall health of the system.

I have a PC at home with multiple monitors, so instead of opening my work computer, I wanted to walk by my computer and check how things looked, so not much of a problem, I just needed to set up the VPN in my PC and have a browser with a Grafana playlist and done. …


This is the story of me ready to fall asleep when suddenly a notification wakes me up.

I grab the phone to put it on silence, and there it is, a notification of an email about some new stories available in medium … Should I go back to sleep? Nah, just go Pedro, open the app, it’s only going to be a couple of minutes, damn brain.

A couple of minutes, ha! I should not trust my digital self, many minutes later I’m still here, not reading, writing something for the sake of getting less hours of sleep.

Now I’m thinking that maybe I should just put the phone down and stop writing … well I need only a couple more minutes to finish so let’s keep this going, because as soon as I finish I’m going to click publish and I’ll go back to sleep, mmm could be true but I feel that I will regret this decision as soon as my phone reminds me that I need to wake up in a couple of hours. …

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