Month: December 2008

QuarkRuby: Consume non rails-style REST APIs

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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…

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Building RabbitMQ on Mac OSX Leopard

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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…

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

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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…

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Upgraded to WordPress 2.7

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It was easy and its very nice. It was trivial to upgrade from the 2.7 beta. Just one click!

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Where’s MY Bailout?

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Ok, so there are at least 100 jobs directly or indirectly dependent on my being kept financially viable. I am just TOO BIG TO FAIL. So its time that I get MY Bailout from the government. I don’t…

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