So I’ve been moving stuff off my 6 year old server to a machine hosted in Germany lately. I hope to bring back Boinkmarks on it some day soon. (Not in the way I brought back the git repos, though - no outsourcing for benchmarks!) (-:
There are a couple state changes in my projects that would not warrant a blog post on their own, but I think as a whole are still something to write home about:
I’m retiring the Jofr.li web site - it pretty much got obsoleted at birth by Twitter’s URL shortening thing, and it was just a finger exercise anyway. You can still peek at the source if you want to get a feel for how I think a lisp redis-backed hunchentoot app could be structured.
In not so very lisp-related news, I am learning that keeping your server’s configuration in puppet is a really great thing. I’d never done this for my own machines up until this point, but it definitely helps to have all the state re-bootstrapable in one repository. Makes it way easier to reason about system configuration (“Now where are these vhosts’ www root directories again? What, they were behind a bind mount? What was I thinking?!” - these moments are severely reduced when you can just look at git log output).
And lastly, Dan Weinreb died. I wish I had had more opportunities to work with him, chat with him and learn from him.