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Do you have problems, concerns, or recommendations about the technical side of the Phoenix? Air them here. Compliments also welcome.

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Gudanov - Jun 29, 2021 5:46:21 pm PDT #4627 of 4636
Coding and Sleeping

Going to be doing some maintenance tonight so there might be on and off.


Gudanov - Jun 29, 2021 6:30:49 pm PDT #4628 of 4636
Coding and Sleeping

Did a bunch of updating of ruby to prep for trying to update the board again. Probably try that tomorrow.


shrift - Jun 30, 2021 8:38:23 am PDT #4629 of 4636
"You can't put a price on the joy of not giving a shit." -Zenkitty

Thanks, Gud. Let us know if there's any checks or testing we can do once the update goes.


Gudanov - Jun 30, 2021 9:08:05 am PDT #4630 of 4636
Coding and Sleeping

Thanks. This is mostly updating dependencies to facilitate more work.


Gudanov - Jul 04, 2021 8:15:21 am PDT #4631 of 4636
Coding and Sleeping

Well, when I first deployed the board I thought it would be better to deploy it with docker rather than directly install things on the server. Now that I'm updating the version of ruby, rails, and all the dependencies I have decided better late that never. So I'm working on creating a docker image for the board even though I've already installed the newer ruby on the server (still running the older one though).

This should make updating the board much smoother in the future when there are updates to ruby and rails.


Vortex - Jul 13, 2021 4:04:26 pm PDT #4632 of 4636
"Cry havoc and let slip the boobs of war!" -- Miracleman

every so often, i just like to drop into this thread to thank everyone here for keeping us running. You guys rock. I'm not on the board as much anymore, but I am so glad that it is here when I want to come home.


Gudanov - Jul 18, 2021 9:56:21 am PDT #4633 of 4636
Coding and Sleeping

The job change is slowing me down, but I do have a docker container for the board now and I'm deciding how best to set the needed environment variables. I'm thinking of checking in a docker compose yml template and then setting the secret values manually and setting the compose yml to be readable only by the buffista user. That does kinda bring up the issue of where to keep these values. People with access to the server can read them, of course, and that requires logging on with certificate authentication. The only other place I know they exist is in my bitwarden vault.


meara - Jul 19, 2021 6:02:32 pm PDT #4634 of 4636

None of that means anything at all to me, Gud, but ....yay, like Vortex said!


Tom Scola - Jul 21, 2021 4:44:46 am PDT #4635 of 4636
Like a pinch on the neck from Mr Spock

I'm not sure how I feel about adding considerable additional complexity in order to fix theoretical future problems.


Gudanov - Jul 29, 2021 7:32:40 am PDT #4636 of 4636
Coding and Sleeping

That's a valid point. This is a tiny project, and doing the containerizing and secrets management you do for a larger project could be complex overkill. Also, without a docker repository, deployment isn't push button.


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