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I'm celebrating because today I heard that I finally have the permit required to cross a highway in Nevada with my replacement power line. Why it took 3-1/2 months to get one silly permit is beyond my comprehension. At first, they demanded payment for encumbering their right of way. I pointed out to them that our line was there when they last worked on the road, and it wasn't a problem then. The they wanted to charge a fee because we were replacing the existing line with a slightly bigger conductor - that's when I threw a fit and started doing research. It turns out that our right-of-way was granted years before theirs, and by all rights, I should be charging the state for building a highway under my transmission line!
Suddenly all talk of fees ceased, and after delivering drawings last week of our planned route ( unchanged since 1948 ) the permit was granted today, and will be available for pickup in the Las Vegas office on Tuesday. I plan to be there early, and my contractor is ready to make the crossing as soon as we have the permit in hand. Despite 35 mph winds today, they used a helicopter to pick up and place the last of the poles required this morning, and will return with the copter to pick up the old poles tomorrow for proper disposal. I'm amazed at the skill of the 'copter driver, being able to pick up and drop into a hole a 3000 lb wood pole in high winds. I watched him do this 30 times this morning, in wind that was difficult to stand up in. Wow!
I know that I've set a goal to learn everything there is to know before I die, but this is one skill I may have to forego; there just isn't enough time left to me...
I am thinking of (eventually) setting up a website and want to know what you guys would suggest for the following:
* Content Management System
* Bug Tracker (Looking at Redmine)
* Source Control Manager (I currently use RhodeCode)
* Build Server (I like Jenkins)
* Web Store (can be integrated with a CMS)
* Wiki (I like MoinMoin)
* Help Desk (Clarification: FAQ/Knowledge Base)
* and anything else that might be useful.
RhodeCode is a Python/Pylons based Mercurial and Git repository browser. I like it, but installing it on Windows is a pain-in-the-posterior. I did eventually get it working, and I am wondering if I should write an article on it.
And by Help Desk, I really meant like a FAQ/Knowledge Base system.
* Bug Tracker (Looking at Redmine) * Source Control Manager (I currently use
RhodeCode) * Build Server (I like Jenkins)
I would suggest TFS Online[^] for all of these. I am using it since last 4 months (migrated from Mercurial), and it is very good.
I have a web application hosted on Windows Azure, and on every check-in, TFS online will run all the unit tests, and according to the quality rules, it will built the application and then deploy it to Windows Azure. Cool stuff.
Dave, I'm happy to hear you have a French bath-room (I've never been in one, or seen one), but what is it about the required repair that requires you shave your beard, and that will cause Mrs. D. to find you more gentled ?
“Thus on many occasions man divides himself into two persons, one who tries to fool the other, while a third, who in fact is the same as the other two, is filled with wonder at this confusion. Thinking becomes dramatic, and acts out the most complicated plots within itself, and, spectator, again, and again, becomes: actor.” From a book by the Danish writer, Paul Moller, which was a favorite of Niels Bohr.