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Learning Ruby!

Saturday, December 3rd, 2005

I’m learning Ruby! It’s fun to do simple things in a new (for me) language. Hello worlds are always fun. Here’s what I just did! lyric1 = ” bottles of beer on the wall” lyric2 = ” bottles of beer” lyric3 = “take on down, pass it around, ” beers = 99 while beers > […]

Lazy Explanation of Blogging

Friday, December 2nd, 2005

I get asked about blogging quite a bit. i.e. What is blogging? How do I get started? Here’s the short answer – if you’re more on the novice side of things (or just want simple no-fuss blogging) use Blogger. If you have your own (shared) hosting, and want one or two blogs, use WordPress. If […]

Blogging Roller: Roller 2.0 ships!

Thursday, November 24th, 2005

Blogging Roller: Roller 2.0 ships! Great news! I’ll be installing this at work (tomorrow maybe?) and I’m hoping that we can really take advantage of the group blogging.

five years

Sunday, November 20th, 2005

Today is my five-year anniversary at my current job. w00000t!

Wow, ruby on rails

Saturday, November 19th, 2005 (video/quicktime Object) I was sold on wanting to try it out within a few seconds of this video. Hopefully more on this later (after I learn it and start using it – that’s the hope).


Friday, November 18th, 2005

Let’s say you work at Ford or some major auto manufacturer. You bust your ass designing and building (yeah, I know they’re not hand-built, work with me here) dozens of car models or maybe you work specifically on some internal aspect, maybe the engine itself. And, you are keeping abreast of new developments from your […]

And then there were three news readers

Wednesday, November 16th, 2005

my life and times with news readers

Technical Interview Resources

Wednesday, November 16th, 2005

Here are some resources I highly recommend if you’re in a position to be interviewing candidates for engineering positions. Hiring Technical People is a great blog precisely about this topic. Subscribe to it. Also, read Joel‘s post, The Guerrilla Guide to Interviewing. These two resources (plus maybe read How would you move Mt. Fuji) and […]

Yahoo! Hollywood

Wednesday, November 16th, 2005

Interesting, I saw this on Ken Norton‘s blog – This is what being a “media company” means? He comments on this LA Times article, among others commenting on Yahoo! dealing with a Hollywood/Silicon Valley culture clash — mainly manifested in the big egos of hollywood execs. It’s pretty funny. Hard to say how much of […]

Google Analytics

Monday, November 14th, 2005

Awesome! Google Analytics. Just the other day Shadow was telling me about how awesome Urchin is for site analytics and we were hoping that dreamhost would consider setting it up for shared hosting. Well, no need for that now! (Google bought Urchin and now offers the services for free) Now I just need to sit […]