- New Bamboo – Rails testing pointers — Nice collection of articles on testing from the New Bamboo folks.
Tagged as: rails rubyonrails testing
- Connect360 — Connect360 lets you do all the media-sharing stuff to your XBox 360… but from a Mac, rather than a PC. And it worked first time. Two thumbs up!
Tagged as: xbox360 mac software xbox itunes iphoto media sharing
- Dave Thomas’ Ruby 1-liners — Lots of useful things in here.
Tagged as: ruby programming scripting useful
- evhead: 16 Assertions — I assert a lot of these, too; I should probably follow through on more of them.
Tagged as: assertions maxims advice creativity gtd productivity
- Server Logistics – Complete Apache 2 — Installer package for OSX
Tagged as: apache macosx osx webserver
- adaptive path » blog » blog archive » A new framework — Todd Williams from Adaptive Path looks at a new (mental/process) framework for design. Really good article – even if you don’t ascribe to it, there’s loads to think on in there.
Tagged as: design usability process interaction ux
- Potlatch: the marketing ‘we’ and other lies — These marketing strategies are bogus forms of anti-capitalism, fraudulent denials of the unbreakable-but-contradictory relationship between quantity/exchange value and quality/use value. Between them, they promise a new economic culture, in which ‘economy
Tagged as: business society advertising marketing economics
- Facebook’s "Privacy Trainwreck": Exposure, Invasion, and Drama — "Privacy is not simply about the state of an inanimate object or set of bytes; it is about the sense of vulnerability that an individual experiences. When people feel exposed or invaded, there’s a privacy issue." Loads in here that’s of use beyond this qu
Tagged as: exposure privacy facebook social socialsoftware socialnetworking
- Overstated: HT06, Tagging Paper, Taxonomy — In the paper we present two taxonomies of tagging, the first dedicated to design decisions in tagging systems, and the second to the incentives that drive people to tag therein.
Tagged as: folksonomy tagging research paper article
- Crazy Egg – visualize your visitors — Crazy Egg is, basically, low-budget heatmapping for the web. Powered by Rails – it’d be interesting to look into this more when certain things go live…
Tagged as: analytics heatmaps web tracking rubyonrails statistics usability
- Algorithms — PDF drafts of a new textbook.
Tagged as: programming reference algorithm
- Guardian Unlimited Arts | Arts features | Between the lines — What if you could see each page of a book at the same time, hear every note of a sonata in an instant, or view an artist’s works all together? Idris Khan’s obsessive photographs attempt to do just that, writes Geoff Dyer
Tagged as: photography art review criticism
07 September 2006
Quick update before I hit the hay:
firstly, Barcelona was awesome. 7 photos are up on Flickr now; I’m hoping there’ll be about 50 in that set when I’ve found the time to process them. (For reference, I took 211).
Secondly: two conferences coming up. I’ll be attending d.Construct 2006 tomorrow in Brighton, and then I’m going to be talking (with my colleague and friend Gavin Bell) at Railsconf Europe, which could be quite intimidating. Looking forward to it, at any rate.
Then I’ll hopefully find time to do some blogging again, writing up some recent events, and talk a little more about photography. You’ll see why.
- Rossignol » The Grim And The Dumb — Two lovely McLuhan quotations from jim
Tagged as: quotations marshallmcluhan
- Removing Stale Rails Sessions — By default rails does not clear out stale sessions from the session store. To implement this feature I added the following small snippet of code.
Tagged as: rails ruby rubyonrails sessions
- err.the_blog.find_by_title(‘Sessions N Such’) — Sessions in Rails are not black and white. Please stop treating them as such.
Tagged as: rails ruby rubyonrails sessions database
- TrackMeNot Extension — This kind of thing always amuses me – clouding real data by making ghost-queries as background noise.
Tagged as: search metrics monitoring stealth firefox extension
- GameTrailers.com – User Movie: 1K Project II by sMull — In the entertaining racing game Trackmania Sunrise, you can layer replays over the top of each other, to see multiple cars "racing" through one another. This is what happens when you layer a thousand replays with the express point of being beautiful. It s
Tagged as: trackmania trackmaniasunrise games video art machinima driving
- Surfin’ Safari – Blog Archive » The FOUC Problem — It is poor coding to access style/layout information repeatedly during the loading cycle of a page, because in order for the engine to supply you with an answer, it has to ensure that its layout and style are up to date.
Tagged as: browser web safari gecko webkit programming
- Jon Kleinberg’s Homepage — My research is concerned with algorithms that exploit the combinatorial structure of networks and information.
Tagged as: research networks social data web networking
- Luke Redpath—Ruby, Rails and other Musings — Behaviour-driven development with rSpec. Looks like good stuff – I like the approach, but I’d have to sit down and work out some things from scratch. Still, well written, and I’m sold in principle. Now to find time to learn it…
Tagged as: ruby rails bdd tdd testing rspec
- Functional Autonomy » Blog Archive » Will Wright Talk @ BAFTA — "Time Playing x Social Relevance = World Impact". Awesome, awesome stuff from Will Wright. Reading these notes alone makes me feel a possibility space expanding.
Tagged as: design games gaming theory play playing willwright
- evhead: Pageviews are Obsolete — Good analysis of the situation, and ev’s right: pageviews pretty much *are* obsolete…
Tagged as: statistics metrics web analysis
- Gluttonous : Guide: Things You Shouldn’t Be Doing In Rails — Some of this is useful, some of it I don’t do already (hurrah), some of it I probably should stop doing. Useful point of reference, and perhaps handy when I come to refactor.
Tagged as: rails ruby rubyonrails guidelines bestpractice programming
- CodeHighlighter – danwebb.net Code Dump – Trac — CodeHighlighter is a lightweight, unobstrusive and fully configurable script for displaying code examples highlighted in a way similar to the way many text editors highlight code. It weighs in at just under 4K.