17 April 2014

The Ruby Reflector



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By sarah of the evolving ultrasaurus 1 month ago.

…Stephen Sheridan from Longfellow Middle School in Falls Church, VA.

Hello From Malaysia . Fictional story of girl sent to boarding school in the US. 17-year-old Kira Bursky from Asheville, NC.

Tomorrow's Classroom . Real story from today: amazing vision of what a connected classroom can be. Alexander Emerson from Manchester, MA, 8th grade.

Technology in Education: A Future Classroom . Beautiful sci-fi vision of the future classroom. Daniel Nemroff…

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By Todd Hoff of High Scalability 1 month ago.

…testers, and operations and totals around 25 people . The majority are in Dulles, Virginia with a smaller team in Dublin, Ireland.

In general the technology in use are Java 1.6, JavaServer Pages, Tomcat 5.5, Apache 2.2, CentOS 5, Git, Jenkins, Selenium, and jQuery 1.5 . There are some other technologies which are used outside that stack, but these are the main components.

Design Principles

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By Miles Matthias of RubyLearning Blog 3 months ago.

Omaha, Nebraska. Boulder was his ninth move after growing up in Virginia, Kansas, Illinois, and Indiana, and would be more than happy if Colorado became his permanent home. With experience in network security monitoring, vulnerability assessments, red hat teaming, bash scripting, and web and iOS development, he enjoys building simple and beautiful applications, contributing to the open source community, and writing about his life experiences.

H ere's an excerpt from my book's …

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By Patrick of Kalzumeus Software 3 months ago.

…Snappy , a helpdesk SaaS product. (I also tried ZenDesk but my VA felt it was hard to use. Snappy is a breeze, for both of us.)

Write up a statement of principles and standard procedures for CS. My statement of principles is so that Sugar, or any VA I later bring into the company, understands "who we are" despite not being in the trenches with me since 2006. The standard procedures tells her how to operate the systems (our backend, Snappy, etc) that she has to use …

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…Heart Failure/Transplant Research Fellow at the George V. Whalen VA Medical Center, " When we admit patients, and we take care of them, and then send them home, there's a 20% chance that they will come back to the hospital within 30 days of discharge."

Dr. Jose Nativi-Nicolau, Heart Failure/Transplant Cardiology at the George V. Whalen VA Medical Center, ads that " The benefit to the VA is to reduce readmissions and improve the care from hospital …

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On Testing 1,2,3... 1 year ago.

As I approach nearly 18 months of unemployment (save for 1 6-week gig in the middle there), I guess I should write a blog entry. What the hell have I been doing in that time?

After I quit my job in Boulder, I went on a 6-week road trip around the country. Starting in Colorado, I headed east through Kansas, Missouri, down to Tennessee and Alabama, over to Georgia, up the eastern states to Virginia, back west through Ohio, up to Michigan, over to Wisconsin (via the UP), then …

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By Patrick of Kalzumeus Software over 1 year ago.

…same questions for six years now. I'm going to try to pass off L1 support to a VA in 2013. I probably should have done this 5 years ago.

Appointment Reminder

Appointment Reminder does appointment reminding phone calls, text messages, and emails to customers of professional services businesses. I launched it in December of 2010, so it is just turning 2 years old right now. I go back and forth on whether I want it to be the Next Big Thing for me. Since I want to keep …

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By sarahm of Lessons Learned over 1 year ago.

Salt Lake City Virginia




Richmond Washington:



Walla Walla Wisconsin:


Outside the United States Argentina:

Buenos Aires Australia:


Sydney, NSW

Ultimo, NSW Austria:

Vienna Bahrain:

Bahrain Barbados:

Bridgetown Bermuda:

Hamilton Brazil:



Porto Alegre …

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By Todd Hoff of High Scalability over 1 year ago.

Rodrigo Campos shared some interesting benchmark results for AWS instances in the South America Region ( São Paulo) and US East Region ( North Virginia). He summarized the results in this thread on the Guerrilla Capacity Planning list:

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On Coding Horror over 1 year ago.

…with a bit of bad judgment who loved computers and was headed to the University of Virginia, most likely not a life as a career criminal. So the case was dismissed for the cost of lawyer's fees. Which, for the record, I had to pay myself, using my income as a Safeway cashier.

This was definitely a wake up call for me; in the summer of 1988, I was about to graduate from high school, and I thought I'd try being just a regular guy at college, with less of an obsessive focus on computers …

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