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Are recipes death?

Found this nugget in an essay I started a while back. The rest of the essay’s mostly a waste, but I like these questions! What do you think? Do you cook from rote? Do you envy people who can wander into a grocery store, grab a seemingly incoherent list of ingredients and, without any guide […]

An experiment in… something.

As many of my long-term readers know, I’m often promising new content that never shows up. Partially it’s because the last 6 months have been absolutely nuts for me, and partially it’s because I have a problem with perfection. I know I have a problem with perfection and I fight it, but let’s face it, […]

Charity & Ruby down in Texas

Thought I’d steal a moment of your time to pimp a good education and a good cause: The Lone Star Ruby Conference might be sold out, but you still have a chance to snag a seat at the pre-conference charity workshop. For an almost criminally reasonable contribution of $50, you get to sit and listen […]

Going to SXSW?

Or thinking about it? Or thinking about thinking about it? Or thinking about thinking about thinking about checking out the MP3s and slide stacks from the presentations after the shindig is over? Then… vote for meeeee. Ooh, ooh, pick me! I’m pitching a panel—the prepared kind, not the “let’s get 5 people together and yak […]

Introducing Hyphenated People

Sort of. Again. But now we have a web site that looks like this: You should go there and click around, though, if you need a chuckle… catch my drift? (winknudge*) I can has training? Lolcats may be on the way out but quality training never is! Or so I tell myself. Speaking of quality […]

Budding interface designer?

Did you send me an email with this subject line? I accidently deleted it and can’t recover it (a peril of using the iPhone while slightly intoxicated, I’m afraid). Please email me again. I don’t mean to not respond.

OSCON 2007 Round-up

I had a blast at this year’s OSCON and FOSCON. I got out more and met tons of wonderful people. It seems like more Ruby folks were in attendance than last year, too. I think, though, on the balance, I’d rather not keep doing 3 talks every time I go. But maybe that’s just me […]

Coming back real soon now…

Several of you very fine folks have left me comments or emails wondering where I am, will I ever return, and is there a better place to net-stalk me than on my very own Slash7. Well, the answers are: my life has been nuts, I’m coming back soon, and yes, but I’m not telling, respectively. […]

Feedburner, why do you spurn me so?

Thanks to Patrick Reagan of Vignet Labs Viget Labs for pointing out that my Feedburner feed URL was not updating with the latest posts, mysteriously. It should be fixed now. I wondered why I was getting so few comments!

Rubber, Meet Road RailsConf Talk

Wow, what a week. I just got back from Portland, where I hung out with tons of great Ruby folks, said and did lots of potentially embarrassing things, and gave a talk on designers and developers, working together. (“You got designer in my developer!” “You got developer in my designer!”) Downloads Grab the goods: Slide […]

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