After some legal issues with the initial name, the name of the Luna+1 release will be called Mars.
I’ve been so busy lately that I’ve been neglecting my blogging about running. Last week, I had the opportunity to run the Austin Half Marathon during an extra humid morning.
— Chris Aniszczyk (@cra) February 16, 2014
My splits were:
Overall, I felt pretty good minus the humidity causing me to be soaked.
I’m confident that I’ll be able to finish the Boston Marathon in a couple of months, just not sure how fast I want to do it yet given my level of training currently.
There’s been a couple of interesting milestones recently at the Eclipse Foundation. A few weeks ago, the Eclipse Foundation celebrated its 10th anniversary and even refreshed its logo. The most interesting part of the anniversary is that Eclipse is more than just a community around an extensible IDE, it’s a place to foster open industry collaboration to develop new open platforms. There are now Working Groups that span industries from automative, to location area technologies to the internet of things.
It’s also great to see Benjamin Cabé join the Eclipse Foundation to grow interest around the iot.eclipse.org technology stack. At the board, I wanted to see the Eclipse Foundation hire another evangelist for many years now, it’s nice to see that finally happen!
Also, related to that, it’s Eclipse Board election time! I have the honor to run again along with a set of great candidates.
You can read my position statement and reach out to me over email or via @cra at anytime if you have questions. I’m proud of what we have accomplished over the last few years and would be honored to continue to represent committers.
If you haven’t received an email with the subject “Eclipse Board Elections 2014″ and you’re a eclipse.org committer, reach out to EMO@eclipse.org to ensure you have voting privileges. We could always use a greater turn out of committers voting, it takes no more than a few minutes to do and you have a chance to influence the direction of the Eclipse Foundation.
For those who know me, know that I absolutely love running. It helps me clear my mind, keeps me in shape and something we as humans have a genetic predisposition to be decent at if we try.
This year, I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to run in the 118th Boston Marathon. Last year and especially for those in the running community, we all watched in horror when two foolish people decided to execute an attack of terror.
— Boston Globe Sports (@BGlobeSports) April 15, 2013
One of the first things on my mind was, damn, I could have easily been there. Second, the Boston Marathon needs to move to the top of my bucket list as no one should fear participating in an event like that. This year, I’m lucky to be joining a group of 14 people who are raising at least $250,000 for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Please consider taking the time to support our cause if you can.
For those who donate, I can promise that I will give you a front seat to the event by live tweeting each of my miles with lovely commentary and photos.
I had a great time visiting Edinburgh, Scotland this week.
A stroll through Edinburgh pic.twitter.com/4KebmafYiO
— Chris Aniszczyk (@cra) October 20, 2013
I’m thankful to have the opportunity to keynote at LinuxCon Europe 2013.
— The Linux Foundation (@linuxfoundation) October 21, 2013
I took the time to talk about the evolution of the Twitter Stack over the years and how we moved to the JVM. I also discussed the importance of open source in that transition and how we give back since participating in open source isn’t a zero sum game.
It was definitely fun!
As some of you may know, I’m a huge fan of Gerrit and was involved with enabling it for Eclipse Foundation projects as part of our great Git migration. I also shamelessly support pretty much anything else that embeds JGit.
Anyways, I spent some time last weekend going through the book and I found it did a great job introducing Gerrit while taking care of basic setup gotchas. If you’re interested in using Gerrit at the Eclipse Foundation (or else where) and have no idea what the hubbub is about, I highly recommend checking the book out. As an advanced Gerrit user, I found the Appendix sections on working with GitHub (Gerrit supports replication) and integration with Jenkins (or Hudson) well done. As a bonus, I also learned about GerritHub which I had no idea existed.
In my opinion, the main downside of the book is that it didn’t cover an advanced Gerrit feature regarding tweaking submit rules with Prolog (which could always use more documentation), however, you can check out the online docs for some solid examples.
In the end, it’s always good to support authors who take the time to write about open source technology. Check the book out!
I recently had the opportunity to run one of my favorite local relay races last Friday, the Zilker Relays.
— Chris Aniszczyk (@cra) August 31, 2013
Unfortunately (or fortunately) I ended up having to run the lead and anchor legs as we had trouble with our 4th runner. It was a pretty hot Austin summer evening with the temperatures still hovering around 100 degrees when I started my first leg. I decided to take a bit easy the first leg since I still had another leg to run. I ended up finishing in 16:05.4 which I considered an OK time for me not putting in punishing workouts at the track lately. The only benefit of the last leg was that it was roughly 5-10 degrees cooler than when I started due to the sun setting… ended up finishing in 16:43.0!
Lesson learned? Travel less for work and spend more time at the track to get my speed up!
I look forward to running the Car2go marathon relay later in the month.
I had a lot of fun last weekend taking part in two trail races as I work to get my speed back up. The first was a beautiful 15km trail race in Reveille Peak Ranch (@RPRTexas):
Trail running in Burnet, TX https://t.co/d6fWbAIM28
— Chris Aniszczyk (@cra) April 20, 2013
I took it pretty easy on the hilly trails and enjoyed the views from the top:
— Chris Aniszczyk (@cra) April 20, 2013
I ended up finishing in 1:27 running a 9:20 min/mile pace.
The next morning I ran the Rogue Trail Series: The Loop race. I finished the 10km trail race in 49:58 and ended up 12th, so not that bad. I had a lot of fun chasing folks:
the chase is on pic.twitter.com/qu1PrOKFpR
— Chris Aniszczyk (@cra) April 21, 2013
I look forward to the last race in the series which a few years ago I had the special honor of slipping and falling on a cactus, it was good times.
I’ve decided to start writing about my running again.
Why? I like to do it and it helps me to perform better. Since starting a new job at the tweet house a couple years ago, I’ve neglected my writing about running and the desire to run a sub 3 hour marathon. That’s going to change today though! Last week, I participated in the first race of the Rogue Trail Series titled The MAZE. It was a beautiful morning to run:
I started in the back because I arrived a bit late and had to pass a lot of people which was fun. While the course had some single track terrain, there were ample opportunities to pass people. I even tried to vine me passing someone to see how that would turn out while running at a decent clip:
Chasing and passing vine.co/v/bDDYW71vWur
— Chris Aniszczyk (@cra) March 24, 2013
I ended up finishing decently at ~51 minutes and could have easily picked up the pace towards the eng. More importantly, I felt great at the end:
I look forward to the race in the series!
What’s new? I recommend checking out the JGit New and Noteworthy along with the EGit New and Noteworthy documents. The team is excited to get a new version ready for the Juno SR2 release. The release tag is:
You can download the latest release using this repository (or the Eclipse Marketplace):
Enjoy and the next release will be in time for Kepler in June 2013. I personally look forward to recursive merge support soon (see bug 380314).