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As of October 2016, I'm not actively looking for my next job, but I'm still happy to chat about potential opportunities. 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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Double Shot #783

Things don't really seem to have slowed down this week.

  • Presto - "A simple web framework aimed at speed and simplicity" built on top of Rack. The "inline testing" approach is interesting.
  • IP over LEGO train carrier - Put a few more cars on this, add some switching, and you could actually end up with a pretty good classroom demo.
  • Introducing filer.js - Javascript wrapper library for the HTML5 Filesystem API.
  • DNS taking 48+ hours to propagate is a myth - If you're checking your newly-registered site in a browser you're doing it wrong.
  • Vim for Rails Developers - Well, for Rails developers who like that sort of thing. $15 screencast from Thoughtbot.
  • TouchDB-iOS - CouchDB-compatible embeddable database engine for mobile apps.
  • Launching multiple Firefox profiles on OS X using applescript - Handy if you're doing things like testing extensions.
  • jQuery-inlog - Console debugging extension for jQuery that shows function inputs, outputs, and context.
  • Hackasaurus - Another place for kids to get started playing with the web. Check out their X-ray Goggles tool, which lets you alter web pages and easily publish the results.
  • FUSE for Mac OS X - Open-source (and currently maintained) successor to MacFUSE.
  • GEB - Subreddit that's planning a group read-through of Hofstadter's Godel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid. I wish I thought I had time for this.
  • m - New Test::Unit runner that lets you select a test to run by line number. Ruby 1.9 only.
  • wicked - Gem to coerce Rails controllers into running a wizard-style workflow, complete with conditional logic to choose steps to run.

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