For those interested, I ended up using `spawn` to execute this bash script at the beginning of every request that I wanted to act like a monster: https://gist.github.com/ess/64c0294a03ef474f21bcb569119b316a
Hey #ruby folk ... I'm trying to trigger an autoscaler for testing purposes. Anybody have a simple cpu-pegging method handy per chance?
When the money ran out at my last job, I'd transitioned laterally so far away from my original purpose as a consulting audio engineer, I had to ask my boss what exactly I even was, officially.
He said "You're a hacker. But we can make your title 'multimedia developer' officially if you'd like."
So uh, does anyone need one of those? A hacker with a specialization in audio/video coding, and an audio engineering background?
Freelance is fun, except it's mostly not.
Running a fresh `bundle install` on a very legacy (ruby 1.8.7, rails 2.3) app. So far, it's been 1.75 hours, 2.5GB of memory usage, and no output beyond "Fetching source index from http://rubygems.org/"
The worst part is that I already know the bundle is going to fail, but the glacial profile of old ruby stuff is going to turn this four-hour project into a two-week project.
I don't miss old ruby, and I don't care at all for clients that refuse to update their shit.
My secondary title at my former place of employment was "Time Traveler," because it always took at least ten minutes for anything I'd say or do to make any sense.
Today, it was verified that I fulfilled a feature request for a mission-critical piece of the current employer's offering very nearly a full year before said feature was requested.
Hey folks! Anybody out there interested in helping a NPO out with some periodic maintenance tasks for their RoR site? Budget is pretty low, but the effort required appears to be as well.
Hey all. My game's on sale for $2 for a couple more days. If you like arcade games better than $2 it's probably a good deal for you. Just FYI. :)
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