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Highs and Lows

Many folks don't work in solitude. As a sidenote I have worked on solo projects before and appreciate the unique experience that provides, but this post is about working in a team.

One of the rewards of working in teams on software is that there are a lot of opportunities to solve new problems and overcome more ambitious challenges. A former coworker once observed (I paraphrase) that our job is to struggle, to be challenged. As soon as we overcome one challenge, there is another one waiting for us and it's time to move on to that. There is no time to rest on the well understood problems.

If we are going to spend the great majority of our time struggling through the next thing, it makes sense that we will feel our productivity ebb and flow as we charge through the open to the next blockade, then slow to circumvent it. This means a lot of our time is spent in diagnostic work, in exploration of the problem, and in learning to use tools needed to make progress.

apt-get update && apt-get upgrade -y && apt-get install -y fail2ban vim tmux git adduser stack echo "stack ALL=(ALL) NOPASSWD: ALL" >> /etc/sudoers ssh stack@localhost git clone cd devstack cat > local.conf

[[local|localrc]] RECLONE=yes

# Credentials DATABASE_PASSWORD=openstack ADMIN_PASSWORD=openstack SERVICE_PASSWORD=openstack RABBIT_PASSWORD=openstack

# Enable Logging LOGFILE=/opt/stack/logs/ VERBOSE=True LOG_COLOR=True SCREEN_LOGDIR=/opt/stack/logs