Archive for April, 2008

Watching Rails logs realtime on Windows

Sunday, April 20th, 2008

There’s no good tail -f equivalent for commandline in Windows. I’ve tried the following with success. All are free:

Lightweight and my favorite for now, pretty easy to customize: BareTail
Very lightweight: Tail for Win32
Somewhat more heavyweight and customizable. Easy to change highlight colors: MakeLogic Tail

All of these have tabbed/multi-buffer interfaces.
Just download one [...]

Using ReCAPTCHA on Rails

Sunday, April 20th, 2008

For TYWYK I wanted to prevent spam early on, but still allow anyone to post. I chose using a CAPTCHA. I’m using Jason Perry’s ReCAPTCHA plugin which uses ReCAPTCHA.
It’s pretty straightforward. Just read the README and all the comments on agilewebdevelopment and you should be good to go!
Only gotcha that I ran [...]

Safari: Web Inspector > Network Profiler

Wednesday, April 9th, 2008

So I downloaded Safari 3.1 for Windows today and I started playing with the “Develop Menu”. You can enable it through Edit>Preferences>Advanced and check “Show develop menu in menu bar”.
The network profiler thing on this is an amazing piece of work. If you’re ever looking to do a performance assessment of a website [...]

Squatting on the toilet for health

Sunday, April 6th, 2008

I often try to find ways to get back to nature in my life. It may seem odd that my job involves me spending all day on my computer, but I really do try to incorporate the old ways of the world. There’s a lot of ancient wisdom that has been lost for [...]

Munin - Awesome server monitoring software

Saturday, April 5th, 2008

I’ve used MRTG in the past. It’s cool, but it’s hell to configure. I just need something simple for a single server that just works.
Munin rules.. especially if you’re on Ubuntu/Debian. It’s good for monitoring multiple servers or just one. Here’s a demo.
Install is pretty much:
sudo apt-get install munin munin-node
Pretty much [...]

SXSW Recordings

Friday, April 4th, 2008

These are recordings of the South By Southwest interactive festival 2008. Lots of good content here about design, startups, business, programming, gaming and other tech stuff.
Not all of them are uploaded yet, but most of them are. They’re trying to get more up. here’s an rss feed if you want to keep [...]

WinTabber - Create tabbed windows for anything

Thursday, April 3rd, 2008

This is incredible. There are so many apps that you need tabs for. WinTabber will let you create them for any that you want. On top of that it has opacity settings and such. Check out the demo.
I wanted tabbed putty windows. Now I have them!

Salaries based on company stage and size

Tuesday, April 1st, 2008

I’ve always liked for salary info. I was browsing today and found this:
“Fortune 50″ $75,000
“Fortune 100″ $63,000
“Fortune 500″ $41,000
“Fortune 1000″ $59,000
“Early Stage” $77,000

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