Running Total Hack Time: 78.5
Topics: Portland Code School, streamlining workflow
Resources: Google, Team Treehouse

Through a completely unexpected chain of events beginning on Tuesday, today I signed the paperwork to start learning at Portland Code School on Monday! I am super excited to start their Rails class, and so I cancelled all the rest of my hacks for the week (except Women Who Hack, since it’s awesome and I help out with it). I did that so I can focus on getting myself set up well for the class. There are a few fiddly workflow issues I haven’t yet worked out, so I thought now was the time to do that, before I begin the whirlwind class-and-full-time-work schedule of the next few months.

One of the things I’ve been meaning to do (and which seemed like low-hanging fruit) was set up the “subl” command so that I can actually open things with Sublime Text 2 from the command line. I successfully accomplished this using this gist, although I changed this line:

ln -s /Applications/Sublime Text 2.app/Contents/SharedSupport/bin/subl /usr/local/bin/sublime

to just say “subl” at the end, because I didn’t want to have to type the whole word every time, and so that if someone else uses my computer, they’ll be familiar with the command.

Other goals before class time include finally getting ZNC to be connected to Colloquy and/or another IRC client. I managed to finally get it installed on my server last night after much ado. But I have no idea how to do the part that I feel like should be easy and hook it up to my client. Ah well. I’m sure I’ll get it soon.

I also want to fix my iTerm 2 setup so that it will actually be a decent color scheme, and be color coded in a useful way; work a bit on streamlining this site to my liking; and set up storage space on my AWS account. Once I do all those things, I’ll be working on the new Team Treehouse Git Basics tutorial.

I’m sure I’ll not get all of this done by Monday, but I can try and get it as close as possible. I doubt I’ll have much spare time after that!

EDIT: Check out Streamlining My System, Part 2 to find out how I did!