Puppets at work
Another huge long gap between updates. I’d say that you might as well get used to it, but you probably are already. This is a short note to say that I have developed a Capistrano extension which runs Puppet as part of an app deploy, and you can read about it on the Simply Business tech blog
In other news, having confirmed that the X11 touchpad support is broken by design – the choice of whether to emulate mouse events (left click, middle click, drag etc) is set at a global level in the driver and cannot be overridden per client, so legacy mouse-only clients cannot meaningfully coexist with clients that usefully could handle touch events directly – I am working on a client implementation of the Wayland protocol in Clojure. I hope this will eventually will turn into a habitable text editor.