One of my personal goals for this year is to start getting more comfortable sharing knowledge and talking infront of large crowds. As such, I volunteered to give a quick talk on testing, as its always been something I love doing, and ion the new job I thought it would be pretty appropriate.
This is my second Code and Coffee talk ever, and I can see I’m still pretty nervious giving the talk, but I think other than a few technical glitches (which were thankfully edited out) it went really well.
I have so much fun doing them. I love the fact that people come up to you afterwards and walk to talk about topics.
Totally open for more ideas on what to talk about. So far I’ve done Vagrant and now Testing in general. I’d love more suggestions.
Got lots of things committed this week.
RetweetBot has been upgraded. It now has a ruby script to grab latest events from meetup.com group, and post them to twitter. It was a good excuse to learn ruby. Try out gems and some modules.
Redmine auto-watcher patch – Very minor patch to support redmine 1.32
Collectd write_graphite patch – We at $work are just starting to play with collectd/graphite and before the 5.1 release we were using an older python module. Dusted off my C to add a few config options to keep the new C version outputting the same as the old python version.
mongo-c-driver very minor patch (the most minor of them all) to fix Makefile to output proper .so files (and learned a bit more about how .so files work)
puppet-module-supervisor minor patch to the awesome module so puppet can manage our supervisor daemons.
Lots of open source work this week, I hope even more, its been too long.
I have to appologize for abandoning the site. The job hunt ended up taking too long, so I had to take a position at dads place. It drains alot out of me, I’m so not used to having to get up 4:30. Does mean I have a 3 day weekend now. Never the less, I’m starting to get this sorta sorted out, and back to the general job hunting.
Anyways, I hope everyone has been good and pledging or participating in the Masturbate-A-Thon which is this afternoon. Would sure take your mind of the heat wave that is striking vancouver.
Okay, my Last 2-3 posts here looked like they had something to do with work.
Well in just under 2.5 weeks now, I will be back to being unemployeed.
I’m just in the process of getting my resume cleaned up (again) before actually setting it up as a web page on the site. I doubt too many potential employers will see this, especially since its been so long since I last updated things.
Sorry to anyone who has emailed me about MTLJPost (I don’t think any of those read this) recently.. its just been one of those weeks at work, and I have gotten home totally exausted (both mentally and phyiscally) and such.
I have gotten them, and will get to them asap though :)
Is it sad I miss work?
I got 2 days off
And I wish I was at work? Or they had a vpn so I could do stuff?
To.. well sometime soom I get to hack mod_mysql_auth (or mod_auth_mysql.. or whatever)
This is becoming such a cool job. (i was so excited up until a few min ago, hence why it sounds… bored… just wore myself out).
I’m so loving this job.. no matter what boo teases me about it.