"That which is overdesigned, too highly specific, anticipates outcome; the anticipation of outcome guarantees, if not failure, the absence of grace."
-- William Gibson, All Tomorrow's Parties
Density is win.

Today was a minor personal milestone at work: Our Solaris systems (the very few there are at the moment, comparatively) are no longer second-class systems. We have an organic software management framework which has had the hands of several admins and programmers on it over the last five or six years (or longer, maybe, in some pieces of code).

After a fair amount of tedious toiling, I got the scripts mostly Solaris-friendly (no more hostname -s) and they can now have code pushed to them. This makes them immensely more useful, as you might imagine. I have no doubt that there's a lot of little fixes needing to be done, but the fact that fixes can be pushed trivially makes it massively less painful to do.

The next step is to figure out a good method for deployment of the PAR distributions we've been building for CPAN modules we use. Once that's done, we can start packaging up our own modules and distribute them the same way.

And hopefully early next week, we can start collapsing production services into Solaris zones.

Huzzah to that.

Speaking of zones, once I clean up my add-a-zone script (imaginatively named newzone.sh I will probably publish it. It seems to be the trendy thing to do.

April 27, 2007 9:08 PM