April 30, 2006 03:25

So I’m not one to normally bitch about stuff like this in public, but this one kind of forced me to.

So I landed on digg.com while reading my feeds tonight and I see an ad up top for Rails jobs

rails-wtf-1.png

so I figure I’ll see what’s up (no Burt, I’m not looking). I click through and decide to narrow down the search to Los Angeles and I get this:

rails-wtf-2.png

Ok, it’s in Los Angeles, but the best I can gather the only thing it has to do with Rails is there may be train tracks close??

March 09, 2006 04:43

Ok, so the project I’ve been workig on is getting close…

Feed Harvest

if you are interested in the (very) private beta, let us know.

March 03, 2006 03:36

Finally got off my arse and upgraded the local wordpress installs to v2. Seems goood so far and Mo is happy so it must be good.

Hopefully I don’t see any of the issues that Om saw.

November 15, 2005 03:51

[UPDATE 2007-01-09]
So I’ve been writing Ruby/Rails to pay the bills for about 9 months now and this poor project has been suffering much longer than that. I had some time, wanted to clean this up and needed something that wasn’t work to code on to clear the head. So, if you are using Rails 1.2 you can now install this as a plugin in conjunction with Rails Engines or AppablePlugins.

You can get more info on the trac.
[/UPDATE]

I’ve been reading all this great stuff about Ruby on Rails so I told my boss that we should look into it, then I expensed a copy of Agile web Development with Rails and gave it a read. It looked promising.

I read a post on the Rails blog the other day about integrating FCKeditor with Rails and thought that would be a nice addition, unfortunately the method mentioned was little more than how to drop tags in a page to get FCKeditor to go. There wasn’t any real Rails to it.

I decided that would make a somewhat interesting project to start playing with Rails as it needs to interact with the file system a little. So I spent the past day-and-a-halfish building FCKeditor on Rails, it’s a little rough around the edges and I still want to integrate the mcpuk File Browser becasue it has so much more functionality than the default.

The end result is a Rails helper/controller that lets you add an FCKeditor instance just like you would expect in Rails:

fckeditor(:object, :param, {:width => '600px', :height => '500px'})

not to shabby. Now we will see how long it takes me to get around to adding mcpuk support.

The source can also be found in the FCKeditor trac project.

November 15, 2005 03:48

So I spent some time looking into local search solutions and built a PHP class for Swish-E. This spot is a place holder for when I get off my lazy butt and post something.

See the swish-e, weee post for now.

So I realize that I never actually got he code into trac and nobody asked for it, so I guess this is now defunct as well. Just doing a little house keeping.

November 12, 2005 18:59

So this morning as I’m catching up on news and trying to wake up, Alexander is banging around in the living room playing with toys with the TV on in the background.

Something on PBS is on and in the show someone drops something and it breaks, to which Alexander comments “Oh, f—k”.

Not that any of this surprises me, it happens to be one of moms favorite words. The part that surprised me was he used it in the proper context, although f—k is a lot like dude, it’s hard to find a use for it where it’s not in context.

November 12, 2005 17:36

Stumbled onto Roundcube a while back, it looks nice, but I wanted to mess with the layout and since they are returning markup from the backend as opposed to just data it wasn’t as simple as I’d like. I believe they are considering changing this, not positive.

I also wasn’t too sure about the backend IMAP libraries it is built on. So I decided to see what would be involved in tweaking SquirrelMail to have it return XML instead of markup. So far, so good. There’s a lot involved and limited time, but I’m making progress.

There should be some progress to show soon. This is long since defunct, and I have a feeling whatever code was written for this is very broken with current Squirrelmail code…

September 11, 2005 21:19

I’ve been reading all this great stuff about Ruby on Rails so I told my boss that we should look into it, then I expensed a copy of Agile web Development with Rails and gave it a read. It looked promising.

I read a post on the Rails blog the other day about integrating FCKeditor with Rails and thought that would be a nice addition, unfortunately the method mentioned was little more than how to drop tags in a page to get FCKeditor to go. There wasn’t any real Rails to it.

I decided that would make a somewhat interesting project to start playing with Rails as it needs to interact with the file system a little. So I spent the past day-and-a-halfish building FCKeditor on Rails, it’s a little rough around the edges and I still want to integrate the mcpuk File Browser becasue it has so much more functionality than the default.

The end result is a Rails helper/controller that lets you add an FCKeditor instance just like you would expect in Rails:

fckeditor(:object, :param, {:width => '600px', :height => '500px'})

not to shabby. Now we will see how long it takes me to get around to adding mcpuk support.

The source can also be found in the FCKeditor trac project.

August 29, 2005 02:25

So I spent some time this weekend putting together a PHP Class to wrap around the swish-e search engine. It handles most of the settings you would want to set and also takes care of showing highlighted contextual results, providing you used StoreDescription when you built the index.

When I get it a little more ironed out I’ll cut it loose, providing anybody gives a rip.

August 29, 2005 02:22

I’m so tired of the lame ass hacks that you need to deal with for IE. Here’s a good example, in every browser BUT IE6 (well and NS4, but seriously), this style works fine: position:absolute; top:-100px; left:30px; in IE6 you need this to get the same result: position:absolute; top:-100px; left:-5px;