Machines, media & miscellanea by Kevin Carmody
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Despite some initial misgivings, I really fell for Vagrant. Consistent repeatable develoment environments, what’s not to love? Well, mostly the lack of speed. There are tricks that help, like nfs, but a full VM is comparatively slow compared to running native. Also, though I try to keep things consistent by using provisioners like Ansible, there still seems to be some discrepencies between environments. Maybe there is another way…
In my previous post I talked about how to make an IRC bot in Node.js that would store messages in a CouchDB instance. This time, I’ll look at how we might retrieve and display the stored messages.
Over at JS Oxford we’ve been avidly using IRC for organising, as well as general JS chatting. The openness of IRC is brilliant. You can just rock up to freenode,
/join #jsoxford, and you’re chatting with the team. One of the major downsides I found with IRC though is that there is no obvious way to view conversations that happened while you were offline. So I decided to write a small bot that would save the conversation in a public document store. From that point on, it’s just a small jump to displaying chat data on a public webpage (and another blog post ;).
Man, I love the Wedonverse. All of it. Firefly, Dollhouse, Buffy… even Angel. I really like Firefly. So much so that I’ve made my (lovely) girlfriend watch Castle, just because it has Nathan Fillion in it. So I got to thinking, how much crossover is there with all these shows? What we need is some kind of node/edge graph :)