IRC log of #schooltool for Wednesday, 2014-12-03

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th1ahi replaceafill.16:31
replaceafillhey th1a16:36
replaceafillsorry i was on the phone16:36
th1aI was chatting with David Ally.16:38
replaceafillhow's he doing?16:38
th1aHe's going to be visiting some pilot schools next week, so things are creeping along.16:38
th1aHe was asking about fill down for attendance (as in, he wanted it but hadn't found it).16:38
th1aSo what I learned yesterday evening is that my intuition that an external USB 2.0 drive would be faster than the internal micro-sd card was incorrect.16:40
th1aMust be some differences in the internal bus speeds or something.16:40
replaceafillthe usb is slower?16:40
replaceafilldoesn't it have usb 3?16:41
th1aIt still might have been faster, just in terms of transfer rate.16:42
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th1aAnyhow, it isn't.16:43
th1aSo I think I'm going to get a $50 ssd drive.16:45
replaceafilli paid like $140 for the 80GB version like 3 years ago16:47
th1aTechnically it is an internal drive, but there isn't anyplace for dust or whatever to get in (there's plenty of dust inside a pc case after all).16:47
th1aWell, they make these little ones for caching on Windows.16:47
th1aI got a 32GB one pretty cheap several years ago.16:47
th1aHm... I may need power.16:49
th1aDo you remember how that works?16:53
th1aI did this before...16:54
th1aPowering the ssd drive.16:56
th1aHow did I power it?16:57
th1aI guess I can get one of these:
replaceafilllaptops have the power built-in next to the sata connector16:58
th1aYes, but I'm not plugging it into a laptop.16:58
replaceafillin old atx cases you needed an aditional cable16:58
th1aI have no idea how I rigged it before (on the pandaboard).16:58
replaceafilldidn't you use an enclosure or something?16:59
th1aAh, these enclosures still use usb.16:59
th1aHm, I think the esata port provides power.17:00
th1aThat was what I thought.  Wikipedia says it is possible.17:01
th1aOK, I'll mess with it.17:01
th1aAfter I find my esata cable...17:01
th1aSo... I should announce these two little revisions we put out.  Did you add the release notes?17:03
replaceafillnot really, they don't add new functionality17:04
replaceafillthey just fixed bugs17:04
th1aWell, we should list that.17:04
replaceafilli'll add the release notes17:05
replaceafillplease try the absences by students report17:05
replaceafill(the one with the blank dialog)17:06
replaceafilland let me know if it works17:06
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th1aOK, now the CuBox is not working at all.17:11
th1aProbably I just forgot how long it takes to reboot.17:11
th1aOK< there it is.17:12
th1aI may have a bad ethernet cable too.17:13
th1aThe CuBox has very minimal blinkenlights.17:14
th1aUh... ok, anything else replaceafill?17:14
replaceafilli started with the importer change17:14
replaceafillnot done yet17:14
replaceafillwe're going to change the exporter too, correct?17:14
replaceafilli mean, to match17:15
th1aOh, yes.17:15
replaceafillGradebook and Journal
th1aWas there also a bug in spanish you were going to fix, or was it one of those?17:18
replaceafillit was the one about the report card17:18
replaceafilli already told the user to try the update17:19
th1aOh, the guy asking about barcode integration said he couldn't afford it.17:23
th1aWhich is always a bit depressing until I remember that he had no money in the first place, so it isn't like we're losing a *sale*.17:23
th1aOK.  That's it for me.17:24
replaceafillme 217:24
th1aGoing to plan my report for Mark.17:24
replaceafilli plan to do some bug "triaging?"17:24
replaceafilli noticed some bugs are just fixed committed17:24
replaceafilland they've been released17:24
replaceafillso expect some LP spam17:25
replaceafillwill also update the releases tar.gz downloads17:25
replaceafill(i think that's important)17:25
th1aThanks replaceafill.17:30
replaceafillthanks th1a17:30
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replaceafillth1a, you there?17:39
th1aI'm trying to tweak the zodb and zeo settings to optimize it a bit more just on the micro-sd.17:39
replaceafillcan we create 2.8 series for all the projects? put current trunks on them and keep pushing things like the school page to trunk?17:40
th1aOh, sure.17:40
replaceafillcool, will do17:41
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th1areplaceafill:  OK, I tweaked the cache size and watched iostat, and the problem does not seem to be in IO, unfortunately.18:40
th1aIt may just be:18:40
th1aPystone(1.1) time for 50000 passes = 2.0010818:40
th1aThis machine benchmarks at 24986.5 pystones/second18:40
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th1ahi replaceafill.20:01
replaceafillhey th1a20:04
replaceafillgot mail from CTE :)20:04
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replaceafilli need to clean dev!21:33
replaceafillran out of hard disk!21:33
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