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Have an exciting project to share or a problem that you are trying to solve?

This is a general open thread to talk about what you're working on - or want to work on!

Feel free to share ideas, ask for help, or just fill us in on your cool project :)

Anything goes in terms of topics, just as long as it is STEM-related.

Have an exciting project to share or a problem that you are trying to solve? This is a general open thread to talk about what you're working on - or want to work on! Feel free to share ideas, ask for help, or just fill us in on your cool project :) Anything goes in terms of topics, just as long as it is STEM-related.

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Ah, that makes sense. Having to create an alt Google account to edit a doc is really burdensome, plus the risk of unintentionally logging in/editing with a main Google account. I am excited to see what you come up with :)

Yeah, I almost never click on google docs links, even if I know I'm logged out, because I'm so paranoid. What if I logged in in my sleep??? :P So far I've found there's a well-maintained etherpad ansible role and some official docker stuff in the repo; docker stuff seems a bit barebones, though. I was hoping to use it so I wouldn't have to do too much database-configuration, but it looks like it requires pretty much just as much work as a manual install, just with some added confusion because I don't use the docker CLI enough to remember the options. :P Whereas the ansible role does the db side too, and has tasks for updating and so on. I'm still kind of tempted to just write a shellscript, but it would be nice for things to be easy to update, and I'd have to write config for the db collation stuff anyway. I think it depends on a separate nodejs ansible role, so hey, was hoping for something a bit nicer than piping a curl to bash. I think I'll write the shellscript since that's very easy to do locally, then try out the ansible role when I can get to a machine with a VM and see if it's straightforward or if it's a pain in the neck for reasons that aren't obvious from a distance. The plus side with ansible is that I already have ansible aws config ready from a box I was using for something else, so that wouldn't need much tweaking, though aws is expensive so I should really find a different host. (plus, bah, amazon) Well now I'm thinking out loud...