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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Monday
Dec112006

Install ruby gem termios on Ubuntu

This Google Groups post saved me. It certainly wasn't obvious to me what the problem was.
Monday
Dec112006

Rails vs. Ubuntu

I've tried a batch of Linux distros in the past. This time around I'm using Ubuntu; it seems to be well-designed to just work for most things. I'm also poking at Ruby on Rails. The two do not seem to be a perfect match in that the Ubuntu folks are not fond of the Ruby gems installer, and the Ruby packages in the Ubuntu universe aren't always the latest. Install Ruby Rails on Ubuntu Edgy Eft was a big help in getting a working client side combination going.
Monday
Dec112006

ozimodo

ozimodo is the software I'm using for this site. It's a self-proclaimed tumblelog, though as far as I'm concerned, that's just the original weblog form that we few, proud, lunatic pioneers were using back around 1999. Whatever you call it, it was easy enough to get up and running.

(note 1/20/07: I've since migrated the site to Mephisto)

(note 1/6/08: And now to WordPress)
Monday
Dec112006

(Lack of) Design

Things will probably be messy here for a bit...I'm running the default ozimodo theme while I catch up on posting some links and notes. After that I may turn my painfully deficient design skills to making it look a bit nicer. But information before style.
Monday
Dec112006

Cool Looking Tool

Visual Database Explorer in Ruby looks nice and was done with very little code. (via dzone)