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January 20, 2020

ejb plan: week 5 (Jan 20 - Jan 26)

Filed under: Eric Benevides — Eric Benevides @ 3:01 a.m.

Mp-wp bot testing and production prep. Due Tuesday [Estimated time: 12 hrs | Actual time: ]

Final prep for mp-wp bot. I have got the LAMP up and running on prod server.1 I still must stand up bot on prod server and test. I also need to make sure that the log archives I give to MP this time around are A) in the format he is expecting and B) all the logs that he is expecting are present.

Mp-wp bot delivery. Due TBD [Estimated time: ? hrs | Actual time: ]

Once the testing is complete I will ping MP in #t to coordinate a time when we can

Gales build, install, and write-up. Due Sunday [Estimated time: 8 hrs | Actual time:  hrs ]

Time permitting I would like to continue the Gales install.

Spend time researching remote work /abroad work opportunities throughout week: Due Sunday [Estimated time: 1 hr  | Actual time: 1 hr ]


Total estimated time: 21, total actual time:

Timings on tasks per day

Things that I need to think on for future weekly plans:

  • Install Gales
  • Penance article series (Two articles remain)
  • mp-wp bot 'spillover' of code review / testing
  • mp-wp bot install guide once review / testing complete
  • Recode auctionbot's "check if previous line was an announce" check to the auction announcing (I know what this means at least, even if that was not well stated...)
  • Finish auctionbot autobidding
  • How to make the most of my current geographic location
  • Other remedial/learning debts that need paying
  • Somewhere down the line I'd also like to slim down my archive-process and publish it. As of now it relies too much on python where it doesn't need to; lotsa kludge, etc.

Prior week: Week 4 [Jan 13 - Jan 19]

  1. I was not used to CentOS so it took some extra wrestling []


  1. Sounds all right, basically the focus of the week is on mp-wp bot testing, deployment on the production server and hand over to MP. Still: wasn't there polish and xmlrpc-something-or-the-other, where did those go or what did they turn out to be or what? Don't make mysteries out of bot works, it's a poor fit and there are plenty of better mysteries around anyway.

    Comment by Diana Coman — January 20, 2020 @ 9:43 a.m.

  2. There was a fix to the xmlrpc.php that I don't think has been vpatched yet, though I suppose this isn't critical to my primary aim right now.

    As for the polish, I think I'm just going to focus on making sure I deliver to spec. It is true that I could go on forever polishing in this manner and that I'm not going to magically write great code overnight.

    Comment by Eric Benevides — January 20, 2020 @ 5:24 p.m.

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