Optimization Tips: Ruby on Rails and MySQL -- →
Optimizations for Rails SQL queries.
TextMate reigns supreme with ‘Ack in Project’ |... →
Adding faster “search in project” functionality to TextMate.
CSS Systems for writing maintainable CSS | Natalie... →
Malarkey recommended reading this. No time right now. Soon?
JulioCapote - Highlight link based on current page... →
An easy way to change the style of the current (active) page. Like … making the current page bold in the navigation list.
Leveraging Cognitive Bias in Social Design →
Joshua Porter covers how heuristics and cognitive biases affect rational decision making, and how to leverage that in web app design.
Ruby on Rails Code Quality Checklist - Articles -... →
A brilliant write-up of things to keep in mind when developing Rails apps.
Setting up your personal site with Open ID...
My goal was to be able to use my chi.mp Open ID account (charliepark.mp) to log in to my Backpack account. BUT, I didn’t just want to log in through chi.mp directly … I wanted my Backpack account to log in via my personal site (charliepark.org). So on 37signals’ Backpack Open ID login form, rather than entering “charliepark.mp”, I wanted to enter...
How do I protect stock market gains? →
Unusually helpful advice from the Google Finance message boards: ————— Twice this year I’ve been up 25% only to fall back down to the red. … So, I’ve looked at trailing stop strategies and…
Using jQuery for Background Image Animations -... →
Cool write-up of how to use jQuery to animate links and whatnot.
(mt) Media Temple : AccountCenter - Server Guide →
How to install gems at Media Temple.
WebAIM: Web Accessibility Gone Wild →
A fantastic overview of some common misconceptions and antipatterns for web accessibility.
Vixiom Axioms » MT GS RoR A-Z: The complete guide... →
A step-by-step guide on getting Rails working at Media Temple.
god - process and task monitoring done right →
A Ruby server monitor.
Rail Spikes: Is your Rails application safe? →
You’d hope any dangerous security flaws would be covered by core. Nevertheless … something to check out.
CS193H: High Performance Web Sites →
What an incredible-looking class. I think college students often have no idea how good they have it.
Protonotes: HTML prototyping collaboration tool. →
A really cool Prototype add-on: persistent sticky notes. Maybe add to PearBudget?
Anxiety - Lightweight To-do Management →
Leo recommends this. Looks pretty sweet.
Smarticus — Increasing your testing vocabulary →
A good overview of testing and how language matters. Sapir-Whorf and all that.
This looks like a great overview of main points of jQuery. Definitely something to come back to.
Naan Recipe: If You Can Make Pancakes, You Can... →
Coding Horror: How To Advertise on Your Blog... →
Geek To Live: The art of the doable to-do list →
Gina’s take on having a productive to-do list.
Obie Fernandez - Do the Hustle →
Obie Fernandez on the feed and care of a Rails startup.
Lightning Talk: God Monitoring Tool →
PJ Davis at the 2008 Ruby Hoedown, giving a talk on God as a monitoring tool for your servers.
ConsumerReports.org - Prepaying your mortage: When... →
JD - Thought you’d appreciate this. “When we extended our trials to 15- and 20-year periods of home ownership, the mutual fund had the advantage 100 percent of the time. The average dollar gains from…
Getting Started with Git and GitHub on Windows -... →
A tutorial for getting Git working on a Windows machine.
$ cheat git →
A quick writeup with the various commands for Git.
Unobtrusive jQuery + Rails | Lambda @ Copa →
Potentially useful, in case jQuery yield authenticity token problems in Rails.
Automatic input focus | Lambda @ Copa →
Using jQuery to focus on the first input. Should implement in PearBudget to focus on the Date field (or would that auto-select the calendar?).
Announcers: A layer between the controller and... →
I’m not sure if I’ll ever need this, but I suspect that I might: So we came up with the idea of moving all the presentation related logic out of the controller and into helper objects we call…
I think this is, pretty much, the best music video ever. It’s like the offspring of the unholy union of The Selecter, The Oompa Loompas, and The 700 Club. Thanks to @frauenfelder for suggesting it. (via Vimeo)
The Torah In Haiku →
Simplify Ajax development with jQuery →
An overview of using jQuery for AJAX development.
Update: A New & Improved jQuery Script to... →
A jQuery plugin that traverses the CSS file to preload all referenced images, loading them into the cache. Spiffy.
Tutorial AJAX interface menu using jQuery/PHP |... →
CSS constants with SSI: CSSI! →
Using server-side includes with CSS to enable variables.