Been a while since I did a blog post. Currently waiting on 123GB to transfer through several hops on my network so thought I’d pop in and say what’s going on.
I’ve volunteered, then withdrawn my offer, to work on tornadoauth. Tornado does need a better auth system, separate for the current tornado.auth library. So why am I not doing it? Well, I’m not really using python for apps any more. At the point where I need a web server I’ve pretty much settled into using Go. Tornado does need it though. I would be glad to brain dump, help test or offer other services to anyone who wants to take that project on.
Speaking of Go, my biggest Go project Unscatter is currently getting a makeover. I’m not going to go into much detail yet as I’ve just started breaking ground on it. The main goal is to make results for the various sources better. For example the lack of comments for Google+ and the seemingly random result from clicking on a Reddit link is maddening.
I’m also changing infrastructure. I give up, I’m going with Amazon. As a part of this redesign I’m going to move everything over to AWS. So long and thanks for all the fish Rackspace. Great organization, and the $50 charge they’re eventually going to tack on for support is a good deal if you need it. I’m good at what I do, sorry Rackspace, but I’m good enough I could work for you guys, I don’t need to pay you for services you want to offer me. I wouldn’t use them. For the record, I wish I was in the position I could vote with my wallet. If I was, I’d continue to use Rackspace. I still believe they are the best cloud infrastructure provider. Their system is way simpler to use. I’ve had 1 instance of downtime, measured in minutes, from a hardware failure, in the years I used Rackspace. Really, if you’re a “business” guy, go with Rackspace.
Strongly considering taking a look at Cloudflare. Also, Postgresql seems like the thing to learn these days. It’s SQL, NoSQL and rudimentary message queue with tons of language support? Hmmm….
After I finish up Unscatter I have a couple new ideas popping up that could use a data store.
I have some other distractions as well. My oldest is 7 now and getting into Minecraft. I’ve set up Minetest and have been playing it myself. By the end of the week we’ll have a Minetest server running in the house for me and her to play with. Gaming with my kid with something other than Dance Central… I forsee a lot less productivity in the future. There hasn’t been much in the first place. Well, unless you count the fact I’ve raised 2 awesome kids to the ages of 7 and 4 so far, one is almost a black belt and both excel at their schools.
Mark Walberg was right in Transformers, our kids are our best creation.