An assortment of tasty distractions.
A fun collection of classy
are a couple of choice ones:
“A modest little person, with much to be modest about.” - Winston
“I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with
great pleasure.” -Clarence Darrow
What 120 calories looks like.
Nice reminder. Via Jeremy Zawodny
A productivity tip from Jerry
I really didn’t believe this until I read it. Good advice.
YUI 2.3.0: Six New Components and a Prettier
“We’re pleased to announce today the release of YUI version 2.3.0.
This release features six new additions to the library as well as a
new skinning architecture and a new visual treatment for most of our
UI controls. All of this, plus 250 enhancements and bug fixes, is
available for download immediately.”
One of the notable additions is a rich-text editor that is stated to
work well across all of the YUI “A” browsers.
The latest in a long series of things distracting me from other things
that are likely far more important:
Sun: Learn about JRuby -
I look forward to playing with this someday soon.
Yahoo: Ruby Developer Network -
Yeah, I’m a little late on this one. Included just in case you have
spent the recent months in a cave.
Free CSS Templates
- Very nice stuff here.
The Shire of Bend, Oregon - Middle
Earth-ish homes. Very unique, and very cool. Almost makes me want to
leave the midwest for Oregon. Almost.
Weird Al: White and Nerdy
- This song was written about me, and I starred in the video. Ok, not
really. But I could have…
Jack Slocum: Real-world examples of the Yahoo UI Library - This stuff continues to
See them in action here
A random sampling of the things that I’ve found interesting lately:
- If you ask me, reclining your seat on an airplane is a declaration of
war. There are few things in the world that are ruder.
Mark Fletcher leaves
- He’s technically leaving Blogline’s owner Ask,
but that’s a minor detail. I was a happy Bloglines user for a long time,
but it started to lag behind the other readers. I’m a happy
Feedlounge user now.
- This has some potential for a lot of uses outside of Rails (system
administration in particular).
Video - Woman Calls 911 Over Wrong Burger King
You really have to hear this to believe it.
Cheat - Cheat is a command line tool
similar to ‘ri’, but it prints out a cheat sheet for the command you’ve
Free Programming and Computer Science
Books - No explanation needed
Getting Started With Getting Things
- One of the most popular posts on 43Folders, and a great introduction
to Getting Things Done
16 Year Old Guitarist Plays Pachelbel’s
- Pretty amazing
Guy Kawasaki - Ten Things To Learn this School
Includes “How to survive a meeting thatâ€™s poorly run”, and “How to
explain something in thirty seconds” among other great advice.
Geek to Live: Top 10 free and cheap productivity
- My favorite: Pen and Paper (second favorite: plain text).
Ten Things You Shouldn’t Buy
- The usual suspects are here, but there’s some things I hadn’t
The Complete Running Network - New blog
dedicated to running. I’m trying to get back into running, so this is a
Writing a Typo Sidebar Test
- Just what it says, good insight into the process.
Datebocks - Intuitive Date Parsing -
“Next Friday”, as well as more traditional date formats. Also available
as a Rails Engine.
Beast: An open source Rails forum in under 500 lines of
- New Rails forum software from Rick
Olson. Get the source
here. Even if you have
no need for forum software, it’s a nice example of a small Rails app.