SB Apprenticeship: Day 44

The slackbot tells Rob to do pushups, Rob tells the slackbot to screw itself.

The exercise bot went over better than expected!

Oh man, the exercise bot was a total hit! Seven new people joined the health_fitness channel, and when I got in this morning someone asked me when I was going to start it up before I even got to my desk. So yay! Today during Labs time Brandon is going to help me put it on the office computer so no one has to rely on me being at work. I think it’s also made me a little more motivated to work out in general; I went to the Y yesterday after work and then walked to work this morning. The fall weather is perfect for walking, and I just started following the Welcome to Nightvale podcast, so I have like 70 episodes to listen to on the way, so it’s perfect!

  • What did you learn yesterday?
  • What are you going to do today?
  • What do you expect to learn?

Yesterday I learned how to integrate the Factory Girl, Faker and Kaminari gems in order to have fake data for my Cucumber tests to paginate. I’m not quite sure Kaminari is working right, but I’m also not quite sure that I’ve written the code right, so I’ll figure that out today.

Today Brandon and I are going to pair this afternoon. I think the plan is to put the Slackbot exercise bot on the SB computer and then work on the bookstore, but that could change. Kevin’s office is having a beer:30 thing this afternoon that he invited me to, apparently they have way too much alcoholic root beer left over from the recruiting event that they had earlier this week and need people to help them drink it down. See how selfless and giving I am? 🙂

I’m not sure how we’re going to put the exercise bot on the work computer, so I’m looking forward to figuring that out. I think it might involve SSHing into it? But maybe not because I don’t think it’s a server? Maybe VPN? Maybe I’m just throwing out initialisms in the hope of sounding intelligent? (Did it work?) Anyway, I expect to learn how that works today. It feels pretty cool to have a plan to do something during Labs time besides work on apprenticeship stuff. I’m contributing!

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