Thoughts on Software and Technology

Finding all ActiveRecord relationshi...

Recently, I needed to find all of the relationships in a MySQL database. The database is not relational in the sense that the foreign key constraints are set, rather, it is managed by ActiveRecord’s...

Through the Looking #Glass

Today, an interesting post came across my Google+ stream: We are redesigning the Twiddler (as you may have noticed in Thad’s posting in July) and would like to get your input on the use of indicator...

Solano: Chocolaty good customer serv...

Today, I got back from a short vacation to find a box sitting on my desk. Here is the story of that box, in images. First, I wrote this Then, they wrote this So, naturally, I wrote this Then, an unexpected...

Comments Provided by Google+

Comments have been turned off on my blogs for months, and I’ve been happy with the result. Gone were both the SPAM comments and the less than useful comments. There is a full discussion of my reasoning...

Using RSpec With Mixed Random and Or...

I prefer to have my RSpec tests ordered randomly to ensure we have condition independent code. Back in July, RSpec 2.11 was released, which added support for the –order argument on the commandline. Now...

Turning issues into pull requests

For the past several months, I’ve been using a nice feature that I’ve recently found out that many others don’t know about, so thought I’d draft it up.1 You have an issue in Github, so...

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