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 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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A Fresh Cup

Notes on Rails and other development

Monday
Nov072016

Double Shot #1767

  • Manpages - Better support for rubygems to add man pages to the right spot on the system.
  • Lynis - Security auditing & hardening tool for Unix-based systems including macOS.
  • Docker in Production: A History of Failure - Not sure htis is balanced, but one HFT organization appears to ahve had very bad luck with docker.
Friday
Nov042016

Double Shot #1766

  • Profitwell - Fancy SAAS metrics dashboards for all the companies tryign to make it in SAAS. Very meta.
  • Switching from macOS: The Basics - Looks like elementary OS is getting a bit of extra PR with the disappointment over the Mac Pro update.
  • The People's Code - Open source portal for the Federal government. Though I have to be skeptical these days about open source being "America's nest breakthrough."
Thursday
Nov032016

Double Shot #1765

  • KMS - Another new entry in the Rails CMS field, with PostgreSQL on the backend and AngularJS in front.
  • Darling - Darling is to macOS binaries as Wine is to Windows binaries: a translation layer to run them on Linux.
  • Using DTrace to measure mutex contention in Ruby - Debugging into low level thread code is sometimes useful, though personally I am not smart enough for threaded code in any case.
Tuesday
Nov012016

Double Shot #1764

  • Total Nightmare: USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 - I'm sure glad the new Macs are so thin, because it was totally worth this cabling mess. Not. Luckily for me I'm probably done buying Macs.
  • GraphicsMagick - Another alternative to ImageMagick that looks worth investigating.
  • The Mac Platform Decline - Apple no longer has any real incentive to ship a developer platform. I've been saying this for years, but with the latest MBP announcements plenty of other people are noticing.
Monday
Oct312016

Double Shot #1763