hoodwink.d enhanced

Thu May 31


The Void

I Would Rather Be A Jazz Programmer

Chad literally was.

Tip Apple logo key combination

Option Shift K

Wed May 30

Anything you can do, I can do meta.

Patrick Ewing

Annie Oakley shooting glass spheres

Tue May 29

Jellyfish lake

Sailing Around the World

M Coast



Mon May 28

Le Grand Content – made from the diagrams found at indexed

Photo Booth

Ola Podrida

Sat May 26


Late afternoon light


bitsweat: 93 new tickets, 115 patches, and 1809 ticket changes by 171 people since RailsConf started 1 week ago :)
codahale: Geez, now the *activity*'s making me nervous.

Fri May 25

Fujiya & Miyagi – Ankle Injuries

Thu May 24


Google Mars

Jardin D'Hiver

Henri Salvador


Out the kitchen window

You are an enigma wrapped in a clean API.

Patrick to Marcel

Rails core

Jeremy K. - wow, Django dude scored a million dollar grant
Rick O. - for what?
Marcel M. - http://www.newschallenge.org/release.php
Marcel M. - to make sites like chicagocrime for a bunch of cities
Jeremy K. - emailed him suggesting he try Rails for them
Marcel M. - did you reallY?
Jeremy K. - heh yeah he has a feedback form on his site :)
Rick O. - oh no you didnt</ghetto-girl>
  • cont.c: support callcc which everyone love. incomplete. please give me bug reports.


Wed May 23

Tip Olive oil and lemon juice

When preparing a simple salad dressing, try replacing vinegar with lemon juice. Half a lemon is sufficient for at least two people.

My Shadow Is a Monday

Lavender Diamond

Kelly and Chad on the Oregon Coast

Tue May 22

Good art is a kind of magic. It does magical things for both artist and audience. We can have long polysyllabic arguments about how to describe the way this magic works, but the plain fact is that good art is magical and precious and cool.

David Foster Wallace in a September 1996 letter to Harper’s

Tip Build a Bat House

Bats are good neighbors to have around. A single brown bat can eat up to 1,000 mosquitoes in one hour. A bat house will keep them coming back.

Range Life



Garage through a screen door

Sat May 19

The big alcoholic beverage is necessary compared to the army bedspread.

BabelFish and a Korean RailsConf article is a questionable decision

Thu May 17


Sam and Thomas at RailsConf


The original lolcat ?

Tue May 15


Hammock beneath the fig tree

And I shall have some peace there, for peace comes dropping slow.

William Butler Yeats in The Lake Isle of Innisfree

Mon May 14

Smile Around the Face

Four Tet

Hey lady, meet my mum and dad. You’re a strange aberration in this land of potted plants.

Stuart Murdoch in Your Cover’s Blown

Tip Ghost Ridin’ the Whip

To ghost ride, frequently used in the context of “ghost riding the whip” (a “whip” being a vehicle) or simply ghostin’, is when a person puts the car in neutral or allows it to idle and then the driver (and passengers) of a vehicle exit while it is still rolling and dance beside it or on the hood or roof.

Rails core

Nicholas S. - btw, another rails2 change: consider making application.rb application_controller.rb
Michael K. - yagni, special cases littered throughout your code are cool
Scott B. - didn't it used to be application_controller.rb ?
Michael K. - shut up grandpa
Michael K. - no one cares about the war

Sun May 13


Welcome to Seaside


Lord Whimsy is ready for summer

Sat May 12


Nick Lowe

Verifier (from a rule engine)

# Encapsulates some object and executes expressions # in the context of that object tracking the result # of the evaluation. As soon as an expression is # false, the verification fails. # # verification = Verifier.new('Marcel') do # try { size == 6 } # Passes # try { size == 5 } # Fails # try { raise } # Doesn't get here # end # # verification.verify # => false class Verifier class FailedVerification < Exception end class << self def verify(object, &block) new(object, &block).verify end end attr_reader :object, :results, :block def initialize(object, &block) @object = object @results = [] @verified = false @block = block end def verified? @verified && results.all? end def verify instance_eval(&block) @verified = true rescue FailedVerification false end def try(&block) results << object.instance_exec(&block) raise FailedVerification if results.last == false end end

Chantaburi No. 1

Designing a Stinkless Durian

1 2 3 4 by Feist


Wedding down time

Fri May 11

Rails core

Michael K. - dunno, why, but over ssl, about 1/3rd the time, its accept header is filled with doc, xaml etc, but no html
Michael K. - I'm trying to figure out what triggers that...
David H. - You're saying that it isn't deterministic? That sounds crazy.
Michael K. - yeah, reminds me of javascript programming before sam fixed it
The feeling I get when programming is at least as important as other factors when selecting a language.

Chad Fowler

Thu May 10

Air – Mer du Japon


Egg birdfeeder

On the Suffering of Windows Users

Chad - Then it's only the windows users that suffer on the memory.
Jamis - They suffer so much already, they won't notice the difference
Chad - Exactly. it's like giving a slightly cheaper brand of ramen noodles to a college student.

Fiscal year API

class FederalFiscalYear < FiscalYear starts_in 'October' end class StateFiscalYear < FiscalYear starts_in 'July' end >> puts fiscal_year = FederalFiscalYear.new(2007) 2006-10-01..2007-09-30 >> puts fiscal_year.quarters 2006-10-01..2006-12-31 2007-01-01..2007-03-31 2007-04-01..2007-06-30 2007-07-01..2007-09-30 >> puts fiscal_year.quarters.first.next_quarter 2007-01-01..2007-03-31
Though, ill-smelling perhaps in largest first impression they are very is called weak point consciousness to my functional language private ones.

Translated Matz On Erlang

Wed May 9

That’s the bear trap, your greatest vice. Your job. You can justify just about any behavior with it. Maybe thats why you do it, so you don’t have to deal with all those other problems.

Tom West

The Laser Tag system by Graffiti Research Lab

Mon May 7

That Summer Feeling

Jonathan Richman


Hello Austin

As the Food Network and cookbook publishers have demonstrated over and over again, you’re way better off helping the perfect improve.

Seth Godin

Sun May 6

David Heinemeier Hansson

The Sexiest Hacker on Earth.

Austin to Haskell

Enola Gay


Fri May 4

Rails core

Jeremy K. - IBM global services is going to lay off 100-150K employees
Jeremy K. - holy crap...that's half their workforce
Michael K. - 150k employees...to even have that many to fire is a sign something's up

Thu May 3

Will Oldham on Soft Focus

Recorded at the Guggenheim.

German coast guard

Wed May 2


Tape faces, early 80’s

I’ve not met anyone whose favorite philosopher is Deleuze who is not also an ass-hat.

Patrick Ewing