I’ve started keeping devlogs, recording productive activity every day in an attempt to publicly shame myself into doing productive things. This is the delayed march edition
Mar 20 – 31
More contract work for more money.
My dump patch to meidawiki got commited, then blasted during Code Review. This is what I get for trusting other people’s code blindly, especially after 5 years. Lesson learnt. Fixed all issues, and now waiting for a review before commit.
More help for Madhu’s GSoC, on and off. Same for Arun and Karthik.
Decide to give up on dumps (no concrete work found) and pick up wikipedia offline, after post to wikitech-l by the offline guy saying he is looking for people.
Channels #mediawiki and #wikimedia-tech are quite fun, actually. Not bad at all.
Started writing php code. Not that ugh, actually.
Spent 3 days at In50Hrs. Prototyped the CollegeReviews thing I was always dreaming about. Concepts were fleshed out really well. Need to spend more time on this thing.
Mar 15 – 20
Almost got fix to Mediawiki that made dumps 5% faster. Now just need to prove it on a larger scale before it gets accepted.
Did contracting work for some decent money. Feels pretty good.
Started helping madhu with her gsoc. She’s darn smart.
Did bits of resume.
Some amount of Mediawiki work – getting it to run, learning how to profile it, profiling the import and export process. Identified a hotspot in the export process (UtfNormal), need to try to get a fix in.
Moved main system from Ubuntu 32 bit to Debian 64 bit. Yay. Tried to jhbuild gnome-shell and failed miserably. Boo.
Started helping other folks with their GSoC. Yay.