Six Months and a Bit 29 Jul 2013

Six months is a long time, it’s a percentage of my life gone. Just over six months ago things were a lot different. I’d never have guess I’d be here right now writing this. It’s amusing how various acts can shape and change your life. I watched as fate played a cruel joke on my grandmother as she lost her memory and personality then I watched with relief as she passed away. I made the wrong decision something I regretted until a month ago. I met the women who I intend to spend the rest of my life with. I...

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Drush Commands at Drupal Yorkshire 29 Jul 2013

Just a heads up I’ll be speaking at Drupal Yorkshire on the 13th August about Drush Commands and creating your own. Which reminds me I should probably make a start on the actual content…

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Cool projects and my github starred repos 29 Jul 2013

I’ve started to star a lot of repos on github for things that I like the look of and want to play with in the future here is a break down of some of the really cool ones. https://github.com/arnoo/git-deliver - Looks like a nice tool for deploying using git, not sure about using it with Drupal though. https://github.com/pearkes/tugboat - Handy tool for managing my digital ocean instances from command line https://github.com/alloy/terminal-notifier - Create OSX notifications from the command line. I use this in my test runs so I don’t have to babysit it. https://github.com/dotcloud/docker - Mini linux containers, looking forward...

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Git just fucking get on with it. 16 Jul 2013

Here is an unedited version of the post. Raw and uncensored: After many a fruitless and frustrating discussions around git best practices here’s my bulletproof method: Tag it - if you want to release code you have to tag it. By tagging you also own that release if it doesn’t fucking work I’ll hunt you down. You did test it, right? What branch should I use? I don’t give a shit. I really don’t, you’re a big boy now we’ve let you use big boy tools like the command line take some initiative. It’s 5pm on a Friday before a...

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Theorycrafting Drupal Deployment Via Bittorrent 09 Jun 2013

There was an article floating around a few weeks ago about deploying large scale applications to multiple servers through bittorrent. I remember being at a talk by a Facebook developer who mentioned they did the same. I figured I’d put some thought into how it could be done at a practical level for Drupal sites. Tools Needed: Jenkins - http://jenkins-ci.org/ mktorrent - http://mktorrent.sourceforge.net/ rtorrent/libtorrent - http://libtorrent.rakshasa.no/ ocelot/gazelle - https://what.cd/gazelle/ Jenkins Jenkins can be used to tie all the separate tools together. mktorrent A cli tool to build .torrent files which can be pushed off to remote servers. This can integrate...

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