In an ongoing effort to make this chain as valuable as possible to myself (and possibly others), I perform a weekly retrospective of how the past week went (notes from last week). I do this on Tuesdays to avoid conflicts with B'more on Rails, which usually holds events then.
WHAT WENT WELL
- Figured out how to install edge CouchDB, then figured out how to do it right.
- Finally figured out auto-replication (after not getting it several months back)
- Gave birth to a new gem, couch-replicate, and used it to explore the boundaries of sane CouchDB replication.
- I can actually run 6 VirtualBox Debian VMs on my tiny netbook with no impact on GUI responsiveness.
OBSTACLES / THINGS THAT WENT NOT SO WELL
- 9 VirtualBox Debian VMs did start to slow down my tiny netbook.
- Hostnames on my cloned VMs were a pain to set (had to edit
/etc/hostname, then reboot each)
- Completely forgot to bring a submitted patch for couch_docs to the B'more on Rails open source hack night.
- My github commits do not look like they are coming from me
WHAT I'LL TRY NEXT WEEK
- Org-mode. For an Emacs user, I make far too little use of this. I need to keep better track of patches / ideas for my gems and org-mode seems like a good starting place