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the pursuit of metappiness: code name *broadcasting happiness*
In brief: we started Random Wednesday—that will have us trying new restaurants in the area to broaden our option range; our blog is alive, have you noticed?; remember the secret mission I’ve not revealed yet? It’s near completion, and I have two others in the works. Follow me for some developments :)
classified: top secret missions
Code name: Broadcasting Happiness
Number of missions: 4
Status: 1 concluded, 1 near conclusion, 2 under development
If you remember when I said I couldn’t reveal one of my missions here — I can now unveil just a tiny tip of that iceberg (oh yes! there’s much more than what you can see!). I’ve been working on the kind of happiness that will involve everyone here. It will be grand, it will be awesome, it will be… Olympian! And the pane shall be removed soon :) My other secret missions must remain that for the time being. I can assure you, though, that by the end of July everything will have been revealed. Stay tuned :D
activemq & nimrod-nagios integration
These were the topics during our weekly code review. Sergio started by showing how he’s building the new message bus for our Atlas 4.0, based on ActiveMQ, virtual topics and good old engineering practises, and then Adam took the stage to talk about his Nimrod Metrics Server integration with Nagios Monitoring for improving our software visibility—to be open sourced soon.
meet our… random wednesday!
For this one I’ll have to credit Liam for coming up with the idea. We often struggle to decide where to go for lunch; not because we don’t like the usual venues, but because they’re so scarce, we end up in the same old places day in, day out. Liam’s idea is that every Wednesday we try a place we’ve never been to before, and decide if it’s worth going back.
Our first attempt was slightly less random than hoped for: we went to the nearest place possible because it was raining so heavily that I almost forgot it’s July… We kept the part where we went to a place we hadn’t tried before though! And it went pretty well: service was fast and kind; the food tasted good; and most of us managed to get away from sandwiches. At the same time, Sergio found some more italians in London :)
internal dashboard is… shiny!
We’ve had an internal dashboard live on our TV in Make for a while, but now it has finally acquired new shiny clothes. Luke worked very hard to get this done amidst all his other tasks. It definitely makes it easier, if not even painless to follow the team’s progress along the week. And the more we check it, the more tweaks for the dashboard we come up with ;)
no record breaking this foodie friday
Last week it was my choice of food. Yes. I won! And I confess: I love pizza :) So we got exactly the same order as last time. But if nearly a month ago we broke our own pizza eating record, last Friday wasn’t the case. Which might be thanks to some key elements of the foodie team being away for holidays.
the metabroadcast blog is alive
You may have noticed that our blog is alive. It’s something we’ve been wanting to give our readers, friends, stakeholders overall, for a while now: an active blog that lets people know what’s going on, from individual points of view and areas of interest. It’s real now :) We even setled on a schedule to make sure we don’t all publish at the same time! If it pleases you as much as it pleases us, do say so in the comments :)