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Farmer Elf It was a lovely, lovely weekend. A little busy, a… - Elf M. Sternberg

Farmer Elf
It was a lovely, lovely weekend. A little busy, a little tiring. Friday afternoon I had, following on the heels of my 46th birthday, my 46th annual physical. I'm healthy. My doctor spotted my FitBit and said, "You're the second patient in a row. You guys are going to live forever." I like my physician and I'd like to keep her. She's unflappable. And, all in all, I'm much more healthy than most people my age. I can't complain.

Saturday was a gardening day. I dug out another bed and planted zucchini and squash, then weeded out about 2/3rds of the mint bed, which is a long, horribly overgrown patch I didn't watch closely enough last year. It doesn't help that my neighbor's land subsides against mine along that wall, so every year I have to dig out two or three inches of rising dirt and soil that have washed through the fence or it'll press up against the foundation. I ran Stormy and her friend home from a trip to the mall to see The Avengers, and Kouryou-chan had ballet. We ordered take-out Chinese for dinner, and I sadly spent four hours playing Mass Effect. (I say sadly because I only wanted to spend two hours, and then get some coding done.)

Sunday it rained. That was okay as we had the day booked full with chores and trips. The kitchen floor was in desperate need of a mopping. We went to Kouryou-chan's school for what was our last fundraiser with them. Omaha got recognized for her six years of work on maintaining the school grounds, and then she told me she's planning on joining the school board. "In your copious spare time," I pointed out.

Later, we went to our state senator's house, where she was proudly showing off a remodeling job and talking politics.

When we got home, I actually got some work done. I built a stock VM with sudo and ssh enabled, and then mass-produced VMs for all of my personal projects. I'm in the process of creating fab files for the basic tools I use (Django, Rails, Express, and PlayFramework) to take a VM to which you have ssh-and-sudo access and automatically install the framework with explicit dependencies fully mapped out. It'll be a nice toolkit for getting projects off the ground with a full testing suite ensite.
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adam_0oo From: adam_0oo Date: May 21st, 2012 05:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ha, you post pictures so infrequently that I am always slightly surprised that your icon is not you.

elfs From: elfs Date: May 21st, 2012 06:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
The icon looks like I looked fifteen years ago. I've cut the hair and grown a beard since then. I don't change the icon because I like consistency.
mikstera From: mikstera Date: May 23rd, 2012 01:39 am (UTC) (Link)
Why a separate VM for each project? Is there a particular need to keep them that encapsulated from each other?
elfs From: elfs Date: May 23rd, 2012 01:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yes and no. I envision them becoming big enough to run in their own spaces; I like to have absolute control over the versioning and provisioning. This allows me to proscribe the platform on which each project runs in excruciating detail.
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