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.


A Fresh Cup

Notes on Rails and other development

Entries in os x (4)


Double Shot #646

Another semi-random walk through my corner of the internet.

Double Shot #641

Sleep seems overrated until you have to skip it for a while.
  • gMap - jQuery plugin for Google Maps. Looks way easier than the last way I've done it.
  • webtranslateit - Gem to integrate a Rails app with Web Translate It, a web service to help provide localization.
  • Why use HAML (and SASS)? I already know HTML. - Another argument in favor of switching to HAML/SASS. This is rapidly becoming the vi vs. emacs of templating languages.
  • toto - Blog engine built atop rack and aimed at heroku deployment.
  • Ubiquitous Analytics and Tableau Public - This looks nice; the Tableau data visualization app is one of the things I remember from Windows days, and now they're bringing it to the web.
  • DTerm - Popup command line for OS X.

Double Shot #625

Next couple of weeks are looking super busy. Better than the alternative by far.
  • I Have No Talent - Words well worth reading from John Nunemaker. There are ample ways to succeed in this business without being some sort of uber-coding genius. Trust me, I know.
  • I Am Not a Master but a Solutionist - And Rob Bazinet chimes in to promote getting the job done.
  • Sandstone - One more approach to CMS in Rails. Looks like there are several active branches with no one merging them though.
  • Vote for Barbie's Next Career - "Computer engineer" is in the running.
  • TotalFinder - Using SIMBL to make Finder better in Snow Leopard.
  • TipTip JjQuery Plugin - A simple custom tooltip plugin.
  • Bombax - Objective-C and Cocoa web development framework. No thanks.
  • workflow - Another state machine alternative for Ruby.

Double Shot #621

I'm not sure I can recommend insomnia as a business strategy, but it works for me.