Chris Roos by Chris Roos

Week 459

Afternoon folks.

James, Chris and I have spent the week working on Asset Manager, CoTech and GFR at TOG Bloomsbury, Space4 and from home.

Asset Manager

We’ve finally got a subset of Whitehall assets (organisation logos) being served from Asset Manager! This has taken much longer than we’d hoped but should mean we’re in a good position to migrate the remaining non-attachment assets.

We’ve also enabled replication for all of our assets stored in S3. Although enabling replication on the bucket was relatively trivial, it was quite a bit harder to replicate the existing objects in the bucket. We ended up re-uploading all these existing objects to trigger replication. This feels a bit over the top but it wasn’t obvious that there was a better way of doing it.

I was caught out by some slightly unexpected behaviour in Sentry: the way we’re grouping exceptions combined with only being emailed on the first occurrence of a particular exception meant that I didn’t receive an email notification I was expecting. The current set-up doesn’t feel quite right but I’m not sure how to improve it.


We attended a Sociocracy training session hosted by Pete Burden at Space4 on Monday. Pete guided us through two practical examples in order to introduce us to consent-based decision making. I really enjoyed learning about this particular aspect of Sociocracy and am happy to finally understand a tiny bit about this term that I’ve heard quite a lot in CoTech.


Chris started a thread on the Solid Fund Loomio group to request some help with funding the Wortley Hall event. There’s not been much discussion to date but the feedback we have had has been positive. Chris has now turned the discussion into a proposal and asked Solid Fund members to vote so we’ll see what happens.

Chris and James are working with a subset of CoTech at Space4 this afternoon to continue organising the Wortley Hall event.

I think that’s about all for this week.

Until next time.

– Chris

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