Monthly Archives: February 2009

rtumblr: Find Your Rebloggers

At first, I wasn’t sure about the Tumblr Dashboard. Why would a blogging site re-implement a feed reader as an internal service? Why would I want my blogging software to encourage me to repeat other people, to be less original? … Continue reading

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Srender to Simple Javascript Templating

photo by kiddharma jQuery brings web sites to life. It’s great at getting data from services, capturing user interaction, manipulating web pages, etc. However, when you start building large swaths of the page from scratch based on javascript-resident data, it … Continue reading

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The Git Bell: post-commit → ruby → arduino → bell

A while back, why let loose with a tweet that made me sit up with a start: I immediately knew that this was something I had to build; moreover, I knew just how. It was the perfect project to combine … Continue reading

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RAD Talk Roundup

Speaking of speaking, I realized that I’ve been woefully behind in blogging speaking engagements the last few months. The first of them was RubyConf 2008 back in November. My talk, Ruby Arduino Development: Physical Computing for Everyone was very well … Continue reading

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Speaking at GoGaRuCo

In Regional Ruby Conference Speak, that’d be the Golden Gate Ruby Conference, which is being held April 17-18 in San Francisco. I’ll be giving a talk on RAD and participating in a discussion panel on Ruby frameworks. My talk will … Continue reading

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Selected Media Criticism: January 2009

During the course of my media consumption, I often jot down quick notes about the things I read, see, or hear. These capture my immediate reactions and are by no means well-considered critical opinion. As an experiment, I thought I’d … Continue reading

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The Crazy Knob: Ruby Arduino Controlling the Archaeopteryx Probabilistic Step Sequencer

At RubyFringe last July, Giles Bowkett gave a presentation that, afterwards, rapidly became the talk of the internet. ‘He had 900 slides,’ they said. ‘He wrote a program that composes music,’ they whispered. ‘He went 2 hours over, but the … Continue reading

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