Friday, September 08, 2006

blog moved...

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Friday, August 04, 2006

Ruby in Steel

SapphireSteel Software claims that its Ruby IDE will have "...IntelliSense (‘code completion’) support in future releases of Steel." I will be interested to see how well they can manage that one. Ruby in Steel FAQ.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

The Lost Mac Ads

These things are awesome: They fall right in line with the comments I had made about the mac ads.

please sir, can i have some more

Time, money and space: these are three things that it seems you can never have enough of. In reality the more of these things we have the more of them we use, but they aren't required. If I have two weeks to completely a project at work, but the project itself only requires one week of coding. Chances are I will spend the first week reading digg... maybe a bit of the second week... and at the last minute buckle down and get the project finished ontime to meet the deadline. Even though I didn't need all that time to finish the project, I found a way to fill up that time. Various side Ruby or Rails projects I'm working on will probably never get finished (or at least to a point where other people could use them) because I have an unlimited amount of time to work on them. I know at one point I survived happily on a college wage. I lived in various cheap housing and didn't own a car, but I was happy. Now that I have a "real" job and am making money, I've found ways to use up that money: Nice car, nice apartment, etc. etc. Do I really need those things? No. But since I have the money I've found ways to spend it. My parents own a 360 acre farm (which they are trying to sell btw, so if you want to farm pistachios in the middle of az drop me a line) with TONS of space. They collect everything. Every single old broken piece of machinary gets kept. They have lots of space out there and they would use every inch if they could. When I moved into a two bedroom apartment in Phoenix, I didn't have nearly enough stuff to fill it. After a year it had slowly filled up, and moving from there into a one bedroom was a total bitch. Once I tossed out the extra crap I didn't really need and got settled into the one bedroom, I realized it wasn't that bad. I offloaded a bunch of crap I didn't need, and just held onto the things which were really important to me. I feel much more lean and efficient living in a one bedroom (kinda like moving from Java to Ruby) so much more that I'm trying to go above and beyond just getting rid of enough stuff to fit. I'm getting rid of everything I don't need. I think it would be awesome to eventually get to a point where everything I really need could fit into a single car. At that point I could pick up and go anyplace without the huge hassles that usually come with moving. Agile living in a sense ;) Hopefully at someday I will be able to manage my money and time like I am trying to manage my space. It's definately possible for me to do, I think I just need a swift kick in the ass or a strong shove in the right direction.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

help from india

Documentation says: Support for Windows, Linux, and OS X "So we are supporting Windows, Linux or any OS?" Umm, yeh. Something like that.

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

my weekend project

So I was bored this weekend and decided to install SUSE on my laptop. And of course my love for eye candy made me install Xgl as well. It definately took a little work to get everything working, but I must say it is very cool. The hardest part was getting my wifi card to work correctly. I spent several hours fiddeling, browsing forums and wikis... but I couldn't get the card to find any of the access points I knew it should. Finally, right when I was about to say "SCREW THIS", I pressed the little wifi button (I SWEAR I tried this many times before) on the top of the keyboard... the little blue wifi light came on, a little notification came up that I was being connected to my wireless network, and bam! I was online... The simpler the problem is, the harder it is to find. I've only installed Linux on one other machine, and it wasn't my main machine that I relied upon. I always stayed away from using Linux fulltime because there isn't much love for Linux gamers, at least compared to Windows. But now I have a laptop that I don't want to install games on. All I want to do on my laptop is program and browse the web. As long as it runs eclipse and firefox I'm happy, and suse seems to handle both of those just fine.

Friday, June 30, 2006

voices of the simpsons

Thursday, June 29, 2006


I added a little JavaScript widget to the right side of the blog to show my last 5 posts. If you're really interested in what I'm reading you can subscribe to the rss feed. It seems to be very easy to fill your blog up with useless crap. A common example of that would be 99% of the myspace profile pages that exist. I can't help but want to add things that I think are useful though. What I would really like is to have the whole right side bar disappear until the user moused over a certain icon or area of the screen. Keep it nice and clean until the reader wants to see more. Hmm...