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A friend, Nick Ruest, recently tweeted the text in the headline above, and it reminded me of this story. Many moons ago, I worked for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, as their Placement Service Coordinator. Details on that job aren’t important, but suffice to say I had to deal with the mail room staff regularly. And let me tell you, those guys were impressive. Completely unflappable, in the face of spittle-flying anger. We got to hang out a bit at a conference, and I took the chance to compliment them on their ability to deal with heated situations, and they both laughed and laughed, and said, “oh, man, you know, your disaster isn’t my disaster. Your fire isn’t my fire.” And, that, to me, is exactly right. Just laugh. Not your fire.

This is Chris Beer’s entry for the OR2014 Developer’s Challenge. Pretty solid work, I’m looking forward to playing. What is it, you ask? It’s a series of Docker images for standing up an instance of every major repository platform. It’s a repository developer’s playground.


It looks like Vagrant now speaks Docker, it should be pretty straightforward to create some Vagrantfiles to take Chris’ Docker images out for a spin. That would be a fun weekend project, I think I’ll try that soon.