Archive for March, 2006

Soda and the Sin Tax

Thursday, March 30th, 2006

Soda, candy, fast food, etc taxation really is pretty outrageous.. but then again.. so is all taxation! Anyway.. I saw a really good piece on this particular topic today:

Robert Murphy is old enough to remember when libertarians and conservatives would object to government interference with tobacco and alcohol by asking, “What next? Will the [...]

Rails on Fedora + Plesk Fiasco

Tuesday, March 28th, 2006

Wow. I have spent at least the last week trying to get rails to work the way I wanted it to on my Fedora box with Plesk. This morning I finally got it working. You may be very interested in this article if you’re wondering about any of the following:

The mysterious Application [...]

Wireless conspiracy

Saturday, March 25th, 2006

Normally I am not all that paranoid of a person, but this city-wide wireless internet “business” (hah. libertarian humor.) is really getting to me.
You all have heard about cities providing wireless internet access recently I’m sure; many major ones have announced such plans.Do a search for “city wireless” on google news. It’s massive.. [...]

Presidential Pets

Monday, March 20th, 2006

Quite a list. Animals and their names get less interesting as time goes on. I like the list of Calvin Coolidge:
Rob Roy and Prudence Prim, White collies
Paul Pry, Airedale
Calamity Jane, Shetland Sheepdog
Boston Beans, Bulldog
Palo Alto, Birddog
Rebecca and Horace, Raccoons
Ebeneezer, Donkey
Enoch, Goose
Smoky, Bobcat
Tiger, cat (Stray)
Two lion cubs
Pygmy hippo

Springfield, Illinois Storm/Tornado March 2006

Monday, March 13th, 2006

Well I guess we’re all still unsure if it was really a tornado or not.. if it *was* one it certainly didn’t touch ground or do much tornado like damage here.. apparently a lot of the rest of the midwest had some severe tornado damage though.. I hear death count is at 10.
Here we didn’t [...]

Oh how I hate Internet Explorer

Sunday, March 12th, 2006

Internet Explorer is such a worthless piece of shit. Nobody should use it as a browser. Ever. For any reason whatsoever.
For those of you who are not web developers I’m sure you won’t understand my pain, but let me assure you that if you ARE an Internet Explorer user, webdev or not, [...]

Ahh!*(@#& SQL and Rails..

Thursday, March 9th, 2006

So. The issue:
I couldn’t get the radio_button or check_box tags to work with rails. They kept telling me:

wrong number of arguments (0 for 1)

Which didn’t make any sense since I was supplying arguments correctly. I eventually tried making a radio_button in a different view and it worked fine. I found out [...]

Static pages and content in Ruby on Rails

Thursday, March 9th, 2006

one of the most amazing frameworks for dynamic content.. and what’s my problem? i cant figure out where the hell the best place is to place static content.
my first thought was “sure i could just dump a file in /app/views”. seems like a reasonable solution.. but of course rails won’t route that correctly.
so [...]

my hero for today

Monday, March 6th, 2006

I never thought I would see a tax-related bill that I would support so much. It’s amazing.
US Representative John Campbell has proposed a permanent ban on internet taxes. The current Internet Tax Freedom Act is set to expire in late 2007. This bill would extend the ban indefinitely.
Unfortunately I don’t think [...]

checkin in

Monday, March 6th, 2006

ar matey
havent updated for awhile.. just thought id check in.
most of my time lately ive been doing martial arts stuff, programming and learning.. im about done with one of my programming jobs.. its a webapp. ill deploy it sometime in the next week hopefully and it’ll be open for beta testing. hopefully right after [...]

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