So What Have I Been Up To?

So, in any given week I’m sure to be involved in at least a half a dozen things, but normally I still try to find time to work in some blogging. Since I’ve been a little quiet in that area, I thought I’d give a quick run-down on what I’ve been up to he last week or so. The main thing that has been keeping me busy is working on [ phpPgAdmin]. Mostly this has been in the form a patch reviews, both for the [ Google SoC] work going on and from other developers on the project. This past week fleshed out the column level interaction and table browsing that had been added into the tree earlier, and also added some ajaxy style tech to do foreign key look-ups when manipulating data. With more patches on deck, this next release of ppa is really shaping up to be pretty nice. Another thing I’ve been spending time on is working on postgresql foundation business. As you may or may not have heard, the postgresql project has [ teamed up with SPI] to help manage the fund raising and advocacy portions of the project. In conjuction with that, I’ve been elected as the SPI board observer, so I’ll sit in on SPI meetings to keep a watchful eye over things. [[image /xzilla/templates/default/img/emoticons/smile.png alt=”:-)” style=”display: inline; vertical-align: bottom;” class=”emoticon” /]] The first SPI meeting was last tuesday, where the [ new board members] were sworn in. Luckily it took like 5 minutes… if only all of the future meetings would go that smooth. On the postgresql side, we’ve been trying to hash out some procedural issue so we can really get things moving. Other items soon to be hashed out: getting new members, opening up our process abit more, and maybe we’ll even revisit the gpg key issue [[image /xzilla/templates/default/img/emoticons/wink.png alt=”;-)” style=”display: inline; vertical-align: bottom;” class=”emoticon” /]] I’ve also done a couple of web site updates: cleaning up after Pervasive’s recent announcement, but also adding some information on Skype and Sun into the site. We’ve also added a new featured user, the [ Indian National Physical Labratory]. What is the NPL? From Ashish Ranjan, a scientist at the lab: “Apart from research in sciences, it also sets physical standards for India, and is one of the few designated labs of world whose atomic clock time is averaged to get the average World time at high precision.” And about PostgreSQL? “We use PostgreSQL in a *big way*. Our projects which need databases essentially use Postgres. Currently we are even evaluating pgcluster for high availability purposes.” Well, those are the big things. I’ve been working on a couple of articles this past week, but I’ll wait for some links to appear before going too much farther with those. I’ve also started a couple of blog posts I need to finish up, you’ll probably see those next week. Oh yeah, forgot I’ve also been tinkering around with the blog software we use for the planet postgresql blogs, fixing one broken module and preping a couple of others (we run with security set pretty tight on the planetpg box, so things tend to be a little more manual). Guess I’ll talk more about that once I complete those projects too… gotta keep busy.