Thursdays are always a long day. This time is was a black Thursday.
When getting up I realized that the laptop had been on but without being plugged the whole night( a short one). Didn’t care much, just packed it and headed to the hackership.
On this occasion I was very tired, so walked slowly, dragging my feet, the way seemed different, speed modifies perception, everything looked lengthened.
I had forgotten again about Betahaus breakfast, but it was nice to be able to take a coffee, fill it and refill it again :), while drinking it, good news! another GIT session.
The session was nice, revising some concepts, learning other and finding out that actually during the RailsGirlsSoC and with Diaspora we used a lot of GIT, learned some of it but had quite a good overview.
Black screen.BEEP.Black screen.
The workshop continued, lot of questions, answers, some drawings. Rebase, merge, cherry picking (such a nice metaphor), branch, head, squash.
Black screen.BEEP.Black screen.BEEP. mmmm …..mmmmm …..
By the end of the workshop, “I had the fly behind the ear”, that would be the translation of a Spanish saying that describes how I was feeling. I will leave the non-Spanish speakers to figure out what it means 😉
Black screen, some letters, access to the BIOS, nothing, lets boot with an OS in the USB, black screen, too tired to even realize what was the impact of not having a computer, in general a catastrophe, in particular being in the hackership even more, more? well not really, not been able to access to half of your being is a catastrophe in any case.
Black screen.BEEP.BEEP.BEEEEEEEEEP.OK, you don’t want to be disturbed today. Also tired?. BEEP. Then we both have low battery.BEEPBEEP. OK, everything clear.
Time to Github workshop. Interesting workshop, some description of Github features, many nice things, one relevant is being able to run tests once your code in on Github, thanks to Travis-CI service. Yes, many headaches, I remember summer evenings looking at Travis site, waiting for the veredic, would be red or green, in the case of Diaspora, waiting for the tests to run meant a loooooong time, but once they are green you can do pull requests, if not figure out what was wrong, but when you have sometimes green and sometimes red for the same code, just go nuts!
Interesting about Github is to try to think if companies like them, with a very transparent way of managing the company, can have an impact on the way of setting up other ways of ruling a company?
Will they become a reference, so that companies understand the meaning of transparency, being able to “avoid” nepotism, corruption, to encourage collaboration over competitiveness, to promote direct participation from the employees in the decision-making processes.
If so, the way of doing in the labor environment would also change the political behavior of people and politicians? Can the behavior of the digital world change the behavior of the physical one? Is it time for bottom-notsofarup societies? Will that mean a better world?
All these questions and some other, came up during the Github session, after it, I tried to work on another computer, failed. Ok, time to go,my laptop also knows what is good for me. Today time for house work, offline work, cooking, reading a really nice comic.
Meanwhile, I plugged my laptop, since a very good friend had told me on jabber, to leave it plugged for many(a huge number) hours. Ok, it was plugged, let’s see what happens.