I saw this last night, and can’t wait to try it out. http://courseweb.stthomas.edu/apthomas/SquishyCircuits/howTo.htm It would be cool if there was a nice way to make a cake that was conductive, and yet still edible….
I have been looking for this video for ages! http://blip.tv/tucs-tech-talks/an-illustrated-history-of-failure-2729174 I saw it some time ago and it was amazing. The content is great, but more importantly it show how to give a presentation using powerpoint that actually works!
Well, that was fun… I spent quite a bit of time today beating my head against a “memory leak” only to remember that JRuby + Rails + Development mode = very leaky. Switch to production mode and the problem goes away. A simple little Rails app with one controller and one model is all that […]
My first rubyforge project 🙂Go to http://rubyforge.org/projects/cctrayrb/ for the latest version of ccTrayRb from now on.
We installed CruiseControlRb at work recently and we’re all really enjoying it 🙂 The web interface works really nicely, but I wanted more. Under Windows there is a really neat little tool called cctray which shows the status of your build in the system tray. I did a bit of searching about the net and […]
Really big nasty chunks! I guess I’ve been spoilt by working with rails, and to be fair it’s not really ASP.Net I don’t like, it’s ADO.Net. I mean really, who wants to write 12 lines of code to fill a grid with data from a database! 1. construct a new SqlConnection object 2. construct a new SqlCommand […]
I’ve been using Linux as my primary development environment in my day job for a couple of months now and for the most part I’m enjoying the change. It’s amazing that the same hardware running Linux seems to run so much faster than when running XP. Maybe I it’s just time for the semi-anual windows […]
I had a fsck of a time today working with rails. Normally I love Ruby on Rails, but today it gave me the screaming shifts! I had a model class to which I wanted to add some sensible default values to satisfy some constraints in the database. The logical place for that was before_create, so […]
I’ve just put the finishing touches on a silly little project I’ve been working on this week called emoooo.com Check it out 🙂
I’ve been doing quite a bit of development recently using Ruby on Rails under Mac OS X. Unfortunately it can be a little tricky to get rails apps deployed nicely under Apache. The machine I’m using is an aging G4 with very little RAM so running rails apps in CGI mode is very slow! Initially […]