“Weekly” <- in scare-quotes
Stowe Boyd launched Microsyntax.org… a number of ideas for making posts on Twitter contain more information than what is superficially presented, and this new effort should create a space in which ideas, research, proposals and experiments can be made and discussed.
Amazon Simple Pay Subscriptions enables you to charge your customers on a recurring basis using a single authorization from the customer. It is for those who offer digital content subscriptions, collect membership dues on a periodic basis, or provide premium services on their website.
Raising venture capital for early stage start-ups seems to be the prevailing path for most entrepreneurs; however, most would-be founders should reconsider.
The crucial lesson was that the scope of things I didn’t know wasn’t merely vast; it was, for all practical purposes, infinite. That realization, instead of being discouraging, was liberating. If our ignorance is infinite, the only possible course of action is to muddle through as best we can.
When I started with Rails, half the words in my models were self. This wasn’t necessary. Now, when I edit code by other people, I find myself constantly deleting “self” from their code.
Why not try to write code that future programmers will thank me for because it was so clear and obvious? Programmer skill should be measured not only in the complexity of the problems that they can solve, but in the clarity of their solutions.
Google wants other providers to adopt Wave – the protocol allows federation between independent Wave clouds. The team hopes that Wave will become as ubiquitous and interoperable as email and instant messaging, not just a Google product.
I just can’t do it anymore. I hate sitting on my ass all day writing some code. My neck has been hurting for two years for spending so many hours in front of the computer. I kind of have been hating my career for a couple of years now and I have no clue about what I should do.
MacRuby is an Apple-sponsored, open source, full Ruby implementation on top of Objective-C runtime. In other words, whatever code runs on Ruby 1.9, should/will run on MacRuby. Yes, you read correctly, MacRuby can/will be able to run all your Ruby code.
ZenTest’s autotest is great, but it has one drawback: In order to detect whether you have modified a file, it relies on filesystem polling. In other words it constantly traverses the filesystem and thus causes a lot of CPU and harddrive load.
Now that we know the difference between an instance method and a class method, let’s cover the difference between include and extend in regards to modules. Include is for adding methods to an instance of a class and extend is for adding class methods. Let’s take a look at a small example.
Class methods can only be called on classes and instance methods can only be called on an instance of a class. It’s simple when you understand it, but I remember being confused when I was learning Ruby. Hope this helps. If I was unclear or incorrect at any point above, let me know. [Nice, easy to follow overview.]
djng is my experiment to see what Django would like without settings.py and with a whole lot more turtles. It’s Yet Another Python Microframework.
We’ve launched user accounts at EveryBlock and we faced the interesting problem of needing to cache entire pages except for “You’re logged in as [username]” bit top page. The solution ended up using is two-phased template rendering.
[Good overview of ESI pros/cons.]
If I told you that the iPhone was the best example of the success of standards and open source, you’d probably laugh at me, but check it out…
This is kind of cool: if you’ve got a computer somewhere on your local network and you want the laity to have access to rough stats, all you’ve got to do is fire this package up, tweak xinetd a little bit, and voila–your boss can look over your shoulder from the comforts of his own office.
Trevor pointed me in the direction of this one. It’s a neat little app–very minimalist and very Linux-y–that lets you check on your bandwidth, slice stats (e.g. mem/proc/distro name and version) and gives you the option to do a remote /sbin/poweroff or an /sbin/shutdown -h now. Very neat.
Let’s get a movement going here: if enough Internet types spread the word that no one in their right mind or who possesses any kind of meaningful credential endorses “secret questions” and that, in fact, the research shows that they make accounts _less_ secure, maybe we can kick up enough dust to get rid of them.
This take on the classic joke has a sysadmin slant; guaranteed to be appreciated by everyone from Exchange rebooters in silk cravats to consolemen who live on the metal.