We work in an industry of endless possibility and opportunity that we often take for granted. There is a far easier barrier to entry than many fields, and it's easy to become good at something. Everything is learnable (and there are countless resources available to help us to do), and nothing is unobtainable.
We often tend to forget this. It's easy to get frustrated with the day to day chores of work, but we should really try to remember that we're lucky to work in an industry where …
There's a lot more to my passion than first meets the eye. People ask why I am so fervent in trying to right wrongs. You've no doubt seen me stick up for my point of view and whether you agree with it or not is up to you. I am not trying to convince anyone, but elaborate and explain.
Since I was 5, I was labelled the "World's Policeman." I stood up for anyone I saw getting bullied on the playground. I wasn't bigger than most, and more often I got my ass kicked but …
…issue "talk requests" for a speaker or even a specific talk. Did you see a great talk by Zach Holman at TrollConf? You can request that he give that talk at your event next month, or you can request he come speak with some notes about what you'd like to see. You and Zach can work together then to put together an awesome talk description to work from.
We'll also be exposing some simple CFP functionality for organizers. Speakers will then be able to search events …
Zach, 's chief of spreading the love, gives us a peek behind the and GitHub curtains and shares some tricks and tips applicable to both.
There's a whole world of interesting network protocols beyondsays Anthony Eden. In this 30 minute talk, he provides examples of interacting with them using Ruby.
of the core team shares a digest of what he's recently …
Zach's advice, then, was to "fall in love with simplicity," and "loathe unnecessary complication," and there are some more slides about practices and values and refactoring, but I can't remember the ideas for them; I'll have to check my notes.
To me, that part sounded virtuous.
This morning, I turned again, for other reasons, to Dick Gabriel's Mob . (I'll say it until I stop meeting programmers who … : The Erotic Life of Code
Zachadded OmniOS detection.
Martin Vidner fixeddetection.
Chris Gaffney added a platform_family forand .
Alan Harper added spec tests for the network plugin on OS X.
Thehas been updated. We will be releasing new Omnibus packages based on our based system for testing tomorrow, which will include this release.
[ OHAI-267 ] - identifying …
" Zach this is great, but how do I write a new blog post? How do I get rid of the test post you provided me?"
Those are great questions. I'll start with the simplest:
1. To get rid of the generated test post, simply delete the file from your config/ jekyll/ posts.
$ rm appname/config/jekyll/_posts/2012-04-25-a-test-post.markdown
2. And to create a new post it's not much more complicated. Just run the Rake task provided with Bloggy, which will automatically generate …
Things on Zach's bed:
Zachof presents some things that the developers at GitHub have done to help with the maintainability and reliability of their Ruby . Key takeaways are their 'bootstrap' script and using for documentation.
Stephen Ball presents a two part series on building a Ruby library and gem from scratch including best practices like.
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