It’s been an interesting week for me. I have been working on a live system all week. I picked up a couple of tricks such as creating my repo. The system freezes or hangs as we say here, every so often, and I have to restart the machine. Except when I do, it doesn’t actually restart the machine, it boots a whole new system. Having to set up my dev environment every time was a bit of hustle. I had to install Perl (which for some reason doesn’t come pre-installed on Fedora 19 live), Git and Vim as well as Irssi every single time. On my rather modest connection this took time. So I cached the packages , and created a repo I could install them from every time I went down.
I got down to mapping out Ha Kairu, my pilot location for nimehama.com in earnest last week. Ha Kairu is a neighborhood along the A2 (Thika Highway), that is home to the Ruiru Campus of Kenyatta University. I uploaded several tracks to OpenStreetMap but not as many as I would have liked. I have chalked up the last week as a recon mission.
Still on OpenStreetMap, I wrote a user diary, proposing a way to tag mobile money agents on OSM. I got several responses which was very encouraging. More on that in a separate post.
A friend of mine was moving out of the area and I got my first property listing for nimehama.com. Except Nginx is still being troublesome, and I have not put it up on the website as yet. But still the data is what is most important. So, earlier in the morning I wrote up the data in JSON. I am hoping to have it available on the website as soon as possible.
I got to work on my personal site moshe.me.ke. I cleaned up the CSS quite a bit. It still looks rather hackish, but it’s definitely getting better. Lots more work to do there. I will still need to update it, since the static blog on moshe.me.ke is falling behind this blog.
It was another quiet week on the Wikipedia editing front. I started an article on Ha Kairu in my sandbox. Right now it’s a little more than a stub. I will be fleshing it out real soon with as much detail as I can.
I set up my blog for all sorts of stuff on Tumblr. That will be the home of The Daily Hash until I have time and opportunity to develop a site for it. I made a couple of posts on The Daily Hash. You can find them at thehashhq.com.
Here is how my rather shoddy week shaped up:
- Posts, Essays and Articles published: 2
- Github commits: 18
- Words translated: 0
- Miles traveled : 0
- Gpx tracks uploaded to OpenStreetMap: 6
- Wikipedia edits: 4
- Books finished: 0
- Movies watched: 0
- Series completed: 0
- Lines of code written: ~ 40
- Projects completed: 0