Sunday, February 21, 2016

umberto@abulafia$: poweroff

Umberto Eco died.

Probably one of the greatest writers.

Fascinating in every sense -  as a philosopher, as a writer, as a man.
It puzzled me with his writings "Foucault Pendulum" was magical - I spent days trying to understand the BASIC code that was computing Iahve's names. He was creative in every way and his style changed continuously from academic writing to graphic novel (almost).

Saturday, February 20, 2016


It seems that slack is just another messaging platform but in reality slack is so much more.
Slack is what Google Wave should have been. It is an integration platform.

At fist look what you have with lack is kind of a private IRC but the ability of integrating external webapps either as a caller or s a callee makes it wonderful.

I quickly gave it a try and integrated slack with both BitBucket and Trello and then I have created some webhooks that notify the team on commits, builds and server status and health by querying a ganglia daemon.

The bonus is that I get free realtime mobile notifications which is awesome.