The various shiny objects that caught my eye lately.
11 Ways of Staying Focused
- Probably my biggest challenge, I need all the help I can get.
Top 14 Stumbling Blocks for New Businesses
- Some of this I’ve seen elsewhere, but there’s soom good points in
What is a Wiki - And How to Use One for Your Project
- I know what a wiki is, but this is a good introduction on how to
leverage them for projects.
The Four-Day Week Challenge - Cutting
back to a four day work week. It’s a great idea, but I don’t think my boss is going to go for that :)
Rails Manual - Just like
http://api.rubyonrails.org, except the interface doesn’t completely suck
Rails Tips - The extremely
prolific Peter Cooper (seriously, does
he sleep?) releases something new, Rails
Tips, which although part of the
Ruby Inside site, is actually a completely separate site, with a number
of useful tips. Seems similar to his
Snippets site, but limited to Rails
The Garden State Effect
- Good movie, great post
Mark Pilgrim’s Essentials 2006. -
Mark just switched to Ubuntu Linux after many years with Macs.
Nice Markets for the Potential ISV
- Ian Landsman’s list of good potential markets. There’s some
interesting thoughts in here, but his reasoning is more interesting.
Rewired Brain Revives Patient After 19 Years
- The title says it all. Amazing.
These are the shiny objects that captured my attention the last couple
A few links that caught my eye today:
An introduction to Ruby on Rails for DB2 developers
- Nice article if you’re a DB2 user and want to know what the fuss is
about. Written by Edd Dumbill.
Ruby-Gnome2 Website - Appears to
be a decent GUI toolkit for Ruby. I wish someone would get QT’s Ruby
bindings working on Windows. The thing I miss most about Python is
Sapphire in Steel: The Little Book of Ruby - Nice
introduction to Ruby with plenty of code samples, in PDF form.
Ruby Cookbook -
The Perl Cookbook, ported to Ruby.
Ruby Inside - A great new blog by Peter
Cooper, focused solely on Ruby. The last two items
came from this site. I don’t know how he finds all these cool links.
Configuring Rails Environments - The Cheat Sheet
- Now you can find out what all of those neat settings in
Creating a header background Good
information for the design challenged (like me).
Tag database schemas
A good look at a variety of database schemas for “taggable” information.
Creating a business logo
Ian Landsman walks through the process of creating a logo for your
Creating printable documents with Ruby Discussion
of PDF::Writer, both standalone, and with Rails.