[Box-Admins] My daily rituals (was RE: Welcome Steve and Casey)

Steven Elkins sgelkins at gmail.com
Sun Feb 6 13:29:53 UTC 2011

Sure, there's no substitute for the human element.  What daily reports
provide is history.  My memory isn't always perfect.  :))

On Sat, Feb 5, 2011 at 6:19 PM, Ken Causey <ken at kencausey.com> wrote:

> I thought about mentioning automation because I don't really think it's
> a good idea in this case.  What's important here is often tiny details
> and I know from experience that regularly emailed reports that are much
> the same all the time get very little scrutiny.
> The fact that you have to do something to get the information, I
> believe, causes you to look more closely.
> Also, my summary here is a bit simplistic since I gloss over the
> variations that occur when I think I have found something out of the
> norm.  This happens regularly but it's rarely anything worthy of note
> once I look; but I have to look more closely to know.  And how to look
> more closely varies considerably based on what is found.
> The human element is essential in my opinion, until we achieve hard AI
> goals anyway.
> Ken
> > -------- Original Message --------
> > Subject: Re: [Box-Admins] My daily rituals (was RE: Welcome Steve and
> > Casey)
> > From: Steven Elkins <sgelkins at gmail.com>
> > Date: Sat, February 05, 2011 4:37 pm
> > To: Squeak Hosting Support <box-admins at lists.squeakfoundation.org>
> >
> >
> > No, I don't take it as directed at me.  I think it's important to to say
> > what I have time to do.  If it isn't enough, fine, no worries.  I can
> commit
> > to 10 minutes every few days.  What I can't promise is that if there's a
> > problem, I'll always have time to investigate and/or fix it.  Often I
> would
> > be checking just before leaving for work.
> >
> > Thanks for the summary of responsibilities.  A lot of it sounds like a
> job
> > for a script run via cron (or whatever), with saved reports and/or email
> to
> > this list.
> >
> > Cheers,
> > Steve

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment
before starting to improve the world.       -- Anne Frank
Paradise is exactly where you are
right now...only much, much better.    -- Laurie Anderson
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