[mendicant-community] Mendicant's Aging Technical Infrastructure

D Y daniel.kiros at gmail.com
Sat Feb 16 06:30:36 PST 2013


ok added an issue to github and linked this thread

https://github.com/mendicant-original/puzzlenode/issues/90


On Sat, Feb 16, 2013 at 9:18 PM, Jordan Byron <jordan.byron at gmail.com>wrote:

> It's no secret that I've wanted to see PuzzleNode find a life beyond
> Mendicant and I am really glad to see an upswell of support for the
> project. The first order of business is getting the project setup on
> another server. Heroku seems like the best fit mostly because it's free.
> However PuzzleNode would have to be tweaked to work on Heroku:
>
> - File uploads moved to another server. I would be more than happy to
> donate an S3 bucket for this
> - Configuration files converted to use environment variables
> - This third bullet point because you need at least three things to make a
> list like this!?
>
> Once that is up and running I can easily restore the database to the new
> server and cut over the DNS.
>
> Perhaps we should move this conversation over to PuzzleNode's GitHub issue
> tracker so this thread isn't hijacked. Whoever does that should just repost
> the link to this list so people can follow our conversation from the
> archives.
>
> Thanks everyone!
>
> Jordan
>
> On Feb 16, 2013, at 6:01 AM, Jacob Tjørnholm <chopmo at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> +1 for puzzlenode. It's an awesome collection of puzzles and I hope to see
> it expanded some day (I've been trying to come up with ideas for new
> puzzles myself, but nothing good so far).
>
> /Jacob
>
>
> On Saturday, February 16, 2013, Sean wrote:
>
>> +1 for the puzzlenode. I recently turned all the scrappyacademy people
>> towards it. I'd be happy to help anyway I can.
>>
>> On Fri, Feb 15, 2013 at 10:00 PM, Tobias Pfeiffer <
>> tobias.pfeiffer at student.hpi.uni-potsdam.de> wrote:
>>
>> Same here for puzzlenode, I often show it to folks and they love it.
>>
>> Send from my mobile - Sorry for the brevity
>>
>>
>> D Y <daniel.kiros at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> i'm also interested in seeing puzzlenode live on.
>>
>> shane, i'd be willing to help you out
>>
>> -daniel
>>
>> On Sat, Feb 16, 2013 at 8:56 AM, Shane Emmons <shane at emmons.io> wrote:
>>
>>  I'd like to see puzzlenode live on. I still direct students I work with
>> to it for problems. I'd be willing to take it over the maintenance if it's
>> burdening you.
>>
>> - shane
>>
>> On Friday, February 15, 2013 at 7:35 PM, Jordan Byron wrote:
>>
>> Greetings Unicorns!
>>
>> As I am sure many of you know, the past few weeks have seen several
>> serious security vulnerabilities for the Ruby on Rails framework and its
>> dependencies (rack, json). Each time a new security patch is released, not
>> only do I have to patch my personal and professional sites but I also have
>> to go through all of Mendicant's sites and update them as well. Needless to
>> say this process has become a burden and I would like to discuss the best
>> way to move forward.
>>
>> Personally, I believe all of Mendicant's technical infrastructure, with
>> the exception of mendicantuniversity.org, can be sunset without much
>> fuss. This includes:
>>
>> Community: http://community.mendicantuniversity.org
>> PuzzleNode: http://puzzlenode.com
>> University Web: http://school.mendicantuniversity.org
>> Anita: http://anita.mendicantuniversity.org
>> Mendibot: https://github.com/mendicant-original/mendibot
>>
>> I would be lying if I said this decision doesn't make me a little sad.
>> I've personally spent several years building and maintaining these apps and
>> many of you have done the same. However the reality of the situation is
>> that all of these sites have been inactive for a very long time.
>>
>> If anyone feels these sites should be kept online please let me know. I
>> would be willing to help migrate them over to a new server but we would
>> first have to put someone in charge of doing security updates and
>> maintenance.
>>
>> Thanks everyone. Have a fun weekend!
>>
>> Jordan
>>
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