So I had a great meeting with Asheesh last Friday, and I've been totally swamped with Coming Out Week (Babson/Olin decided 1 day wasn't enough, and gave me 2 weeks notice of this decision AWESOME and crushing)

Just jam it all into a pastebin and give 'em a link with no context, then!

And that is what I intend to do:

The gist is we need to think hard about how 

Few changes
* 30:30 for Kevin's training
* Have a training session on Saturday (get people into the door for working on projects)
* Rehersal
* Make use of 
* Have leads on projects / efforts, advertise to others on joining projects (instead of "find something in the bug tracker that looks interesting"
* Lookup Pomodoro Technique

Even Asheeh will be surprised by a few of these.

More to come. Pre-Fad will determine a lot. 


On Tue, Sep 28, 2010 at 2:46 PM, Asheesh Laroia <> wrote:
On Tue, 28 Sep 2010, Colin Zwiebel wrote:

Yup, was planning to write things up. Buuut things have piled up, and at 6am when the birds congratulated me on completing the automata midterm, I no longer felt like it.

Shall happen. Ahh, theory, often hard to feel affection for. But no good to just have "skills," ahh delemas. One of these days Ill figure ourt how to track a whole education (including theory) through some series of fun, "relevant" projects.

Just jam it all into a pastebin and give 'em a link with no context, then!


On Tue, Sep 28, 2010 at 6:35 AM, Jon Stanley <> wrote:
On Tue, Sep 28, 2010 at 12:24 AM, Colin Zwiebel <> wrote:

> Oh man, no. Its still really messy. I don't know how many kittens would die
> if it touched Fedora Infrastructure. I've only gotten it run as root (ack!)
> and it keeps killing my machine. Does rather nasty things with Jetty and
> wanting to own your ports. Then Java is like "hey, I think I'll just consume
> all your memory. 1.4 Gb sounds good." People die. I haven't figured out
> which logs are useful and useless. Haven't done much admin work, need to
> figure out which top tools from the multitude out there -- and perhaps, more
> importantly, which flags--are for me.

The good part of this is that I *have* run high-traffic sites based on
Java middleware, and have some experience in troubleshooting that from
an admin side of the container/etc. Why are you using Jetty as opposed
to something real (say Tomcat)? Deploying there shouldn't be *too*
difficult, and we might get something more valuable out of the
container. I assume that you've limited the Java heap size with
-Xms/-Xmx as well....anyhow, we can talk and hack on that part of