The fame! The fortune! The almost! It’s more than my little brain can handle!
After my talk at MacADUK on Security for humans,
i was approached by a gentleman at dataJar who kindly asked whether i would
write a guest post on their blog. Being awestruck
and easily persuaded, i said sure! So i crafted a write-up to explain what i
really talked about on my way home from Brighton, sent it to
our marketing team for copy editing, and it’s now been
sitting in my text editor while i suffer from getting-it-done-paralysis. Do or
do not. There is no try. Yeah right.
Pareto and Tim
would have a collective laugh.
I presented the same talk at the Finnish MacAdmins' miniconference a few weeks
later (it went better this time). After the talk, i was approached by
the IT manager at a large Nordic architect house, asking whether i’d be
interested in talking to them about human nature and how it relates to IT
security. I said sure and he asked how much i wanted. I was flabberghasted and
said anything between a coffee and a million will be fine, thank you very much.
And now, the icing on the cake. I was approached by none other than the adorable
Charles Edge, asking whether i’d like to appear on the
MacAdmins' Podcast! The honour! The horror!
I’m not sure how i can handle this! I’ve blogged about the difficulties
being interviewed, basically saying that i
need more practice before i’m any good, so either the MacAdmins' Podcast folks
haven’t read the post or they’re truly out of people to interview.
There’s a saying in Swedish, värp först och kackla sen, which translates to
“lay [your eggs] first and cackle later”. Truth is, i don’t mind if any of these
opportunities tank – just the vibes that i’ve been asked makes me all warm and
fuzzy inside :) . Sure, i’ll provide if the folks asking are serious, and the
blog post will always appear here if it’s not welcome on the larger arena.
But i don’t need the fame and fortune itself. Just the prospect will do.