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.

Currently I'm unemployed and starting to look around for my next opportunity as a senior manager, team lead, or lead developer. Drop me a comment if you're interested or email MikeG1 [at] larkfarm.com.

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Notes on Rails and other development

Tuesday
Dec262006

Speaking of Python Web Frameworks

Tuesday
Dec262006

And Then There’s Django

Of course, Rails isn't the only RAD framework for Web development in town, as I was reminded by reading A Rails/Django Comparison and Constructive reasons to use Django instead of Rails . I'll probably poke at Django a bit, but frankly, Python makes my head hurt. Well, so does Ruby, but Python makes my head hurt more.
Friday
Dec222006

Not on My Computer

Peter Gutman (who is a rather well-known and respected security researcher) recently published A Cost Analysis of Windows Vista Content Protection looking at some of the costs and changes being forced on hardware vendors by Microsoft's design of Windows Vista. Sadly, these costs are going to affect all of us, whether we use Vista or not. But this sort of nonsense is why I'm ready to ditch Microsoft - and certainly won't be "upgrading" any of my computers to Vista.
Thursday
Dec212006

Pointless Bling is Everywhere

Looking Glass on Ubuntu just goes to show that Vista and Mac don't have a monopoly on stupid wastes of GPU cycles. (via dzone)
Thursday
Dec212006

My Next PC Will Likely be a Mac

VMware Fusion looks like a great way to preserve existing investments while I slowly migrate.