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.


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.