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Shuffling and Stacking the Deck

I mentioned that I considered myself a slightly above average programmer. That maybe a stretch with Ruby. I don’t know Ruby as good as I should for the amount of time I’ve been using it. With the exception of GOTOs, you can write Ruby code that looks like BASIC - full of IF ELSE’s that tunnel down into an unreadable, unmanageable mess. I started that way, but I have gotten a lot better. …

Stash Kludge

I hate to start off by talking about a kludge from my “old school” programing background, but it’s something I’ve used as a prototyping tool that sometimes found it’s way into production. …

My Rails Projects

Some of my Rails projects and goals

A new GolfGaggle Version

Gee, almost another 2 years have gone by! …

See Spot run

Playing around with my Take engine, which is probably going to be renamed to Assessable when I’m down. I’ve played around with evaluating or score text input, either by a contains match or a numeric match. …

Rails 3 deploy with nginx unicorn on OSX

A few weeks ago I bought a new MacMini to replace my PPC MacMini that was pulled out of service a few years ago. It had a few rails and jekyll applications that I ended up moving to my wife’s iMac. Most were just copied and running in developer mode. I had an AppleScript to control start, stop, restart. All worked fine, but not the right way of doing things. I’ll point out that the rails applications are small and are either demo sites for clients or something with a limited audience. …

Open Source Assessments

I think I am going to open source my Assessments work as a plugin …