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Shut Up Rose!

Sometimes I feel like Rose in the Golden Girls. I have all these stories to tell, and everyone tells me to shut up.

Tonight is the premire of Gilmore Girls. I’m very excited about that. 🙂 I hear it’s going to make everyone cry.

I’m going to go camping this weekend, that is as long as I don’t have to help with the builds. I’ve been telling myself that I’d go camping forever. And well, now I’m actually going to do it!

I couldn’t sleep very well last night, I kept thinking about a lot of things. And well, spent some time crying as well. Oh well.

Yesterday at work was OK. I’m starting to put HD documentation into the Wiki, which is an annoying job, but at least it’s giving me a break from coding for a while. Plus we had a meeting about how to speed up the build/deploys. Things we’ve been bitching about forever. It always comes up from the higer-ups though about the time we’re on crunch because they want them out so the QA people have more time to work with each build. It’s understandable, but there’s nothing we as SA’s can do now to speed things up. Here’s the current break down:

* 1-1.5 hours to do the build (Compile) with no problems. This can easily and usually does take much longer because of failures on the developers side, not on the SA side.

* 1 hour to deploy internally. This part could go faster, if we had better dev boxes to deploy to, but can not be skipped. This is where we find out if a script is broken before deploying to the QA sites.

* 2-3 hours to transfer the build to the QA sites (It’s a 460 Meg Zip file… This is where we should be able to cut the most amount of time, by getting a faster connection to the QA sites.

*1 hour to deploy to the QA sites.

So basically if there are NO problems, which is very rare, it’ll take 5 hours. Lately I’ve been having them done by 1 or 2 in the afternoon. Which is still pretty good I think. But that’s just me!

Yep. Adios!

4 replies on “Shut Up Rose!”

I was wondering if you have a web address for the site you are working on or as soon as you guys are done with it? Or if you could give me an idea of what it is you are working on?

So where are you going camping this weekend? I haven’t been camping for a long time and miss doing it. But anyway have a good time and be careful.

And Fun !!

YAY for camping. Rick and I had hoped to do a lot of that up in the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Shenandoah Valley but with my medical problems we just couldn’t manage it. Hopefully next year. I hope you get to go. It always helps me clear out the detritis in my mind when I can get out to the boonies for awhile.

Here’s A link to what it is we do and the site I’m talking about. It’s a very specific client we server to and host, so it’s not a public site, but at least there’s a description of what we do. 🙂 When I talk about deploys or builds, I’m talking about that product, and deploying a new version to all of our clients.

When I talk about other things though, I’m talking about the infrastructure to support the business of supporting/creating those sites. 🙂

I haven’t decided where I’m going yet. I haven’t been in forever and keep telling myself that I will be going soon… So now I’m going to do damnit! Grr.

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