Tuesday, January 3, 2006

Progress is a good thing

Making steady progress on the patching system. It is now able to access the job database and install patches in parallel on multiple hosts. Wohoo. Still need to be able to collect the results, but this is a milestone if I ever saw one. Also wrote a simulator and a forking CGI so that Benny can call it directly and write the front-end, even though the backend is unfinished.

Came home, had dinner, watched House. Finally some new episodes.

Got caught up on some reading. Debated playing with Mono a bit, but decided I've already got enough balls in the air and should avoid the temptation/distraction.

Dan Cohen sent me an interesting commentary on hiring good software developers and how Java makes it hard to distinguish between good programmers and mediocre programmers:


Ok, off to bed.