Every now and then I find myself on a gadget spree—spending more than an appropriate amount of time looking for new tools and apps to improve my work flow. On my last round of widget-hunting I discovered a note-taking app called Evernote.
I finally joined the cool club of hackers who host their blogs on GitHub Pages. I won't rave
about the sheer awesomeness of using GitHub, Jekyll, and Markdown to write blogs because
there are already about a hundred million other blogs out there doing just that. I will, though ...
The economy isn't like an individual family that earns a certain amount
and spends some other amount, with no relationship between the two. My
spending is your income and your spending is my income. If we both slash
spending, both of our incomes fall.
A while ago I wrote a script to help manage gemsets and PATH settings when switching between Ruby projects. It has worked very well, but I've recently learned about .rvmrc — yes, I'm still new at this.
Most RoR programmers probably know that one must prefix console commands with ...
Smashing Magazine has a good article today on the truth behind Search Engine Optimization "black magic." It's something I've been saying for years — SEO isn't rocket science, and "companies" who claim to provide (expensive) SEO expertise are merely taking advantage of the general public ignorance on the ...
Creating a snappy user experience can be easily obtained by implementing HTML5 navigation. Not only does it take less time to render only the needed Django templates, the browser has less information to digest on the response.
Note that I do not use the popular method of using jQuery to ...
With Republicans (even after a sweeping electoral defeat) demanding a strip-down of Social Security and other benefit programs, I think it is important for every American to reflect on why we have them in the first place. The Administration has a well-written document that everyone should read: