A Fresh Cup is Mike Gunderloy's software development weblog, covering Ruby on Rails and whatever else I find interesting in the universe of software. I'm a full-time software developer: most of my time in recent years has been spent writing Rails, though I've dabbled in many other things and like most people who have been writing code for decades I can learn new stuff as needed.

As of July 2016, I'm looking for my next job. I'm not able to relocate, so unless you're in the Evansville area, I'd need a completely remote gig. I have lots of experience working remote. Prefer full-time but I wouldn't be averse to an interesting contact gig. Drop me a comment if you've got something or email MikeG1 [at] larkfarm.com.

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A Fresh Cup

Notes on Rails and other development

Tuesday
Nov222011

Double Shot #757

If only client work were as fun as finding out what's new on the Internet.

  • Sugru - Air-curing rubber. Looks cool, but I can only imagine what nefarious uses my children would put it to.
  • showoff.io - "The easiest way to share localhost over the web." Yeah, yeah, it's just automating SSH tunnels, but for $5 a month I'll take the easy automated solution.
  • handsoap and savon - Superior alternatives to soap4r (if only that project weren't already committed to soap4r!). (Hat tip to Jérémy Lecour)
  • s3nukem - Delete large Amazon S3 buckets - Deleting buckets with millions of items is one of the stupidly hard operations in Amazon S3. This makes it a bit easier. (Hat tip to Jérémy Lecour)
  • Pakyow 0.7 - Oh look, another ruby web framework came out when I wasn't looking.
  • jquip - Project to break up the monolithic jQuery code to a small core and plugins.
  • Literate programming with Github and Markdown - I've been interested in literate programming for ages - but not interested enough to actually expend the effort.
  • Mulberry - Cross-platform web application framework built on top of PhoneGap.
  • Introducing gem_git: tiny tools for working with gems' code via Git - The easy way to clone or fork a gem.
Monday
Nov212011

Double Shot #756

I am not rushing to be at my desk on Monday mornings these days.

Friday
Nov182011

Double Shot #755

Meteor-watching with kids: fun but cold.

Thursday
Nov172011

Double Shot #754

No matter how many times I set up a new computer, I always find something new to screw up.

Wednesday
Nov162011

Double Shot #753

Ironically enough, it seems cheaper to run a CI server in-house than to use a hosting service for it.