A Fresh Cup
Notes on Rails and other development
Thursday, November 29, 2007 at 12:41AM
Trying to write some LSL after writing only Rails (well, Rails and nothing at all) for a couple of months was...difficult. Apparently my brain doesn't like to hold more than one programming language in reserve at one time.
Wednesday, November 28, 2007 at 1:43AM
Now that I'm getting settled in, working in the suburbs is much the same as working in the boondocks - except I can actually see when the mail gets delivered.
- Thomas Fuchs consulting - The mind behind script.aculo.us is available for hire. His new personal site will give you some previews of what's coming in the next version of script.aculo.us, too.
- Better Rails Migrations: Retroactive Migrations - Allows management of merged migrations from multiple developers, as well as dropping or reloading individual migrations without unwinding the entire migration stack.
Tuesday, November 27, 2007 at 12:51AM
The sites I've been working on in Rails are slowly going live. Not sure whether this means I'm going to have more free hours after next month, but I'm always on the lookout for new opportunities. Meanwhile, a few more links.
- Free Rails PDF: Only 3 Days To Go! - The PDF of Patrick Lenz's intro Rails book is worth grabbing if you haven't already.
- How to turn your rails site into an OAuth Provider - This looks like an area in flux but it's coming along.
- RSS feed being reset every time I edit something - Well, someone else is having the same issue with Mephisto's RSS that I am. Not that that helps solve the problem.
Monday, November 26, 2007 at 3:19AM
I actually spent much of the weekend writing Rails code (along with a bit of LSL code). It feels good to be back in the saddle again.
- Running gem_server on Leopard - Making up for Apple's oversight when you want local documentation.
- ANN: Spraypaint - yet another tagging library for rails - In case the other tagging plugins don't quite float your boat.
Thursday, November 22, 2007 at 2:00AM
It's the Thanksgiving holiday here. With luck that will mean fewer interruptions than usual, and I can actually get some work done.
- RubyWorks Production Stack on Amazon EC2 - Capistrano recipes for getting up and running quickly on your shiny new EC2 instance.
- AddonUpdateSecurity - The first major annoyance I've hit in Firefox 3. With their newly-tightened security, you cannot install an extension that isn't hosted securely (like, say, BugMeNot). I understand the arguments for this, but just like version compatibility issues, I think you ought to be able to set a key to shoot yourself in the foot if you want.