Jamis of 37signals has written some good advice for you and your albatross.
Capistrano had been my baby since mid-2005. It was a fun project, and all the more gratifying because it was fairly popular as a deployment tool for Rails applications. But this last year I’d begun to notice something.
I wasn’t enjoying Capistrano as much as I used to. It had become a chore to work on.
I’ve had to let go some of the more grandiose, sugar-plum visions that were proving just too, too unwieldy in these days of so little disposable time.
Time will be better spent doing things that are more important and closer to my immediate goals.