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Thursday, April 23, 2009

PoolParty doc push

Wednesday we went to ISI to meet with the PoolParty devs, but mainly to learn how to install it as we are evaluating it vs RightScale.  They just released 1.1 this month and seem to be pushing to get 1.2 done with VMware support which is a plus for our infrastructure.  If you need to manage your cloud, start by apt-get or yum install git or get a DMG for your Mac then 
git clone git://
gets you a local copy of the repo.  

$ git clone git://
Initialized empty Git repository in /Users/ralf/poolparty/.git/
remote: Counting objects: 26692, done.
remote: Compressing objects: 100% (6554/6554), done.
remote: Total 26692 (delta 19138), reused 26122 (delta 18718)
Receiving objects: 100% (26692/26692), 106.27 MiB | 251 KiB/s, done.
Resolving deltas: 100% (19138/19138), done.

So some white boarding was done with the architecture and how to get started

You may want an IRC client, Colloquy seems popular on the mac, MIRC on Windows and Pidgeon on Ubuntu. Then join

As cool as PoolParty seems, it will take more time for me to implement at this point it it seems I should spend time on clearer procedures as to what we are installing and worry about automation later.

FreshBooks seems like a pretty cool invoicing website, free if your 3 people.

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