23 April 2014

The Ruby Reflector

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Suck

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By Patrick of Kalzumeus Software 4 months ago.
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Things Which I Suck At: Bookkeeping/Accounting : I used to do all my own bookkeeping and accounting, both for Japan and the United States. I'm still in charge of it for Japan but, thankfully, I have competent professional advisers for the US. Unfortunately, I did not get them hard numbers consistently enough for them to get me hard numbers by the end of the year, so it is likely that the below numbers will not match the "official" numbers I put on my tax returns. Treat …

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On Coding Horror 2 years ago.
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So eBooks Suck, Too?

With Don't Make Me Think , I intentionally chose a book that highlights the remaining gap between atoms and bits in books. I've read dozens of other eBooks on Kindle and iPad, and generally the experience is good. For books that are entirely text, with very little layout, the various eBook formats do a great job. This may very well be a majority of books in the world. All eBook formats handle text and basic fonts perfectly fine. But then, so does …

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By Joey of Global Nerdy 2 years ago.
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…GitHub , the hosted Git service, which lets you share your Git-versioned projects.

Let's Suck at GitHub Together: My friend and fellow BarCamp Tour member Chris Coyier (the guy behind CSS-Tricks ) has a great screencast on learning GitHub.

This article also appears in the Shopify Technology Blog.

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By Rob of Software by Rob 2 years ago.
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You Suck at Email - Great slide presentation on how to properly send and manage email. Actionable tips beyond the "inbox zero" stuff you typically hear.

The 100 Blogs You Need In Your Life (if you want to leave your job) - Sweetness...and this very blog made the list (#69).

Startup 101: Look Before You Leap - New article series by Patrick Foley of the Startup Success podcast.

Compare Venture Capital Firms - A new comparison engine …

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By Joey of Global Nerdy 2 years ago.
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It sits somewhere in the "Zone of Suck" from my 2009 article, Fast Food Apple Pies and Why Netbooks Suck (I'm going to have to revise the graphic to include tablets as well as the Galaxy Note):

As for what it's like to use the device, consider this review in TechInferno . The reviewer loves the Galaxy Note and says he's never going back to an iOS device, but he damns it with his faint praise:

"Is the Galaxy Note as smooth as an iOS …

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By Joey of Global Nerdy over 2 years ago.
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…BarCamp Tour, do it! He's a great presenter with lots of teach and an entertaining style in which to teach it. You can get a taste of a Chris Coyier presentation at CSS Tricks, where his 101st screencast, Let's Suck at Github Together , walks you through Github with very little pain.

This article also appears in the Shopify Technology Blog.

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