24 April 2014

The Ruby Reflector



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By Joey of Global Nerdy 10 days ago.

Windows Phone 8.1 Review ( Windows Phone Central )

Windows Phone 8.1 Review: most of the things wrong with Windows have been fixed ( MobileBurn )

Battle of the virtual assistants: Cortana vs. Siri vs. Google Now

With Windows 8.1 comes Cortana, the virtual assistant that borrows not just its name, but the voice actor who played the artificial intelligence of the same name from the Halo game series. C|net's Jessica Dolcourt has an article …

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By Joey of Global Nerdy 13 days ago.

Cocoa systems, which include iOS 4 and later, you have another option: Grand Central Dispatch , or GCD for short. GCD lets you define tasks — functions or blocks — that can be queued for parallel execution on available processor cores, while keeping your code relatively simple and free of all the "yak-shaving" that comes with managing and scheduling threads.

If you've been meaning to learn how to program with GCD, Ray Wenderlich's …

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Mission District, its students are all recent immigrants, mostly from Central and South America and China. Most students come from lower-middle-class backgrounds and are learning English as a second language.

A room full of future surgeons and sales managers

Over the course of two hour-long Q&A sessions with about 200 11th-graders, we were peppered with questions about every aspect of our jobs: Do you enjoy it? What tools do you need to do your work? How much money do you …

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On carpeaqua by Justin Williams over 1 year ago.

Moved back to Central Indiana

Organized Indie+Relief with Garrett Murray and raised $ 143,872 for charity

Started public speaking

Went back to the App Store with Elements

Dealt with a lot of health stuff

Got a divorce

Sold everything and moved to San Francisco

Shipped HotelTonight's iPad app

Went to Hipstamatic

Became an uncle

Made some great friends

Got laid off at Hipstamatic before I could ship anything

Sold everything that didn't …

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By Leigh Shevchik of New Relic over 1 year ago.


* Python for Humans

* Flasky Goodness

* and more

The event takes place Saturday, October 27 at the Brewer-Hegerman Conference Center on the campus of the University of Central Arkansas in Conway. Attendance is free, but space is limited. Save your spot by registering on the pyArkansas website .

See you there.

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thedailywhat :

Once-In-A-Lifetime Shot of the Day: The MTA shut down Grand Central Terminal today ahead of Hurricane Irene, allowing Metro-North Railroad Press Secretary Marjorie Andres to snap this rare photo of the world's largest train station all-but-deserted in the middle of the day.

[ @ mtainsider .]

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By Giles Bowkett of Giles Bowkett almost 3 years ago.

…remember reading that the Dieciocho had acquired serious armaments from paramilitaries in Central America - paramilitaries funded, in many instances, by United States foreign policy - and imported that weaponry back into Los Angeles, where I live. I'm not thrilled to hear that, to say the least, but at least it explains why the United States has so many soldiers whose uniforms describe them as police officers.

This blog post is too dark. I'd better find a way to make it funny. …

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By Pelle Braendgaard of Stake Ventures Inc. almost 3 years ago.
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By Patti Chan of Intridea - Company Blog over 3 years ago.

…settling on this time is tricky. A recent team of mine met at 9am California time, 11am Central, noon East Coast, and...11pm China. But being in various stages of our day kept the call quick and the project moving forward. It's an opportunity for team members to report what they're working on and bring up concerns ( Scrum offers a snappy format for this and deserves its own blog post). Soon everyone will get in the habit of jotting down their accomplishments throughout …

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By David of Riding Rails - home over 3 years ago.

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Thank you, Ruby on Rails community, from Central African Republic.

We raised almost $ 40,000. Enough for 1,800 people to get clean water. What an amazing achievement. Thanks to everyone who helped get us there, whether your donation was small or large.

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