Posted: October 27th, 2009 | Author: robincurry | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: copywriting, css, design, fonts, jquery | Comments Off
I wonder if watching hours upon hours of children’s programming on television makes adults dumber too.
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Posted: October 22nd, 2009 | Author: robincurry | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: css, design, fonts, git, jquery, plugins, rails | Comments Off
Agonizing over whether to go desktop (27″ iMac) or laptop (17″ MBP) with my next computer purchase. Not that I have the cash for either at the moment. But if I did…
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Posted: September 30th, 2009 | Author: robincurry | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: design, jquery, ruby | Comments Off
Glad to see improvements to Github performance after the Big Move. Hope it continues.
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Posted: September 29th, 2009 | Author: robincurry | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: design, jquery, programming | Comments Off
Duct tape programming turns out to be a sticky meme.
- jwz – that “duct tape” silliness
A “meh” response from the actual “Duct-tape programmer” to which Joel refers.
- Quick Screencasting Using Quicktime X in Mac Snow Leopard
Could be a handy way to make a quick screencast if you don’t want to shell out for more heavy duty software.
- Lazy Load Plugin for jQuery
Images outside of the browser viewport are loaded only when needed.
- Github Migration Architecture
Part 1 in a series of in-depth posts by Github’s migration team regarding their new architecture.
- Microsoft’s grinning robots or the Brotherhood of the Mac. Which is worse?
A self-loathing diatribe mostly about Microsoft and the Windows 7 Parties campaign. Some choice quotes in this one. I liked – “The idea is that you invite a group of friends – your real friends – to your home – your real home – and entertain them with a series of Windows 7 tutorials. So you show them how to burn a CD, how to make a little video, how to change the wallpaper, and how to, oh no, hang on it’s not supposed to do that, oh, I think it’s frozen, um, er, let me just, um, no that’s not it, um, er, um, er, so how’s it going with you and Kathy anyway, um, er, OK well see you around I guess.”
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Posted: September 22nd, 2009 | Author: robincurry | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: agile, design, email, jquery, ruby, testing | Comments Off
I always enjoy attending the local Ruby user group. It’s the one place in my life where I can really let my geek flag fly and I’m not the biggest geek in the room. At last night’s tulsa.rb meeting we had wide-ranging discussions about such things as Ruby 1.9, Sinatra, Dvorak vs. QWERTY, vim, customizing the irb shell, a comparison of the Ruby, Python, and PHP communities, as well as a truly rousing discussion as to whether or not recycling was a net energy loss or gain and how to harness methane from a landfill. OSIM! (Join us next month if you are in the Tulsa area and want in on the fun)
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Posted: September 17th, 2009 | Author: robincurry | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: git, jquery, ruby | Comments Off
Sigh. Two years ago Textmate was the “HAWT” editor (and not a small part of why I moved to a mac). Now all the “cool kids” are moving to vim. Color me nonplussed.
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I meant to get these links out earlier but Kanye interrupted me.
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Posted: September 11th, 2009 | Author: robincurry | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: jquery, oklahoma, rails, ruby, textmate, tools | Comments Off
Eight years, 2 home address changes, 2 office changes, 4 computers, 3 cars, 1 dog, 1 (and a half) kids, umpteen projects, countless sleepful and sleepless nights later, we still remember. I can’t remember what I had for breakfast yesterday, but I remember 9/11/2001 like it was yesterday.
- Online innovation going strong in state
Good stuff about the numerous online entrepreneurs/companies that reside or got their start in the great state of Oklahoma – including sites like Ping.fm and twitpic.
- Textmate: Re-Usable Command Basics
Up your Textmate game and dive into this tutorial that shows how to really utilize Textmate and Unix to accomplish some nifty stuff.
- Animate Image Filling Up Using jQuery
Incredibly cool demo. I could see some cool uses for this.
A Rails plugin that adds uptime monitoring to your application. Came across this yesterday – looks interesting. More info here.
- To self. or not to self.
The author discusses the merits of prefixing ruby public instance method calls with self. I tend to agree with his conclusion, but suppose I could be persuaded that it adds more noise than value.
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