QuarkRuby: Consume non rails-style REST APIs

It seems that most “RESTful” APIs in the wild are well, pretty wild. They don’t meet the strict requirements of the pure CRUD/REST of ActiveResource. The article in QuarkRuby: Consume non rails-style REST APIs shows how to create a nice ruby wrapper around ActiveResource so you can adapt to any arbitrary REST / http interface on the Internet. [...] [...]

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Building RabbitMQ on Mac OSX Leopard

At Cinch, we are looking into a high volume, high performance message queuing mechanism for aggregating updates from javascript logging into our data stores. The first one we are investigating is RabbitMQ which seems to have a good rep. Though we are deploying on Linux, we do all our development on Mac OS X. It [...] [...]

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National Shame: Swaths of Non-Rural US without Broadband; Time for Re-Divestiture

I live in Saratoga, CA, part of “High Tech” Silicon Valley. And my neighborhood STILL does NOT have ANY broadband services. None! (I don’t count unreliable wireless with less than 1Mbps for more than $100/month a viable consumer broadband offering). AT&T and Comcast are the “franchised” service providers (I.E. monopolies) for the area and they [...] [...]

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Upgraded to WordPress 2.7

It was easy and its very nice. It was trivial to upgrade from the 2.7 beta. Just one click! Share and Enjoy: [...]

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