Author Archives: Steven

Stupid Smilies!

It was a good idea to start blogging lessons learned as I code, but it took almost as long to post a correctly formatted entry when I ran into one problem. WordPress creates emoticons automagically. Even if the text is … Continue reading

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Ordering on a Field in a Linked Table

I attempted to order my runners based on their assigned stage number. The stage number is linked by the stage_id in the schema and the class shows that it belongs to a stage: class Runner > ActiveRecord::Base belongs_to :stage end … Continue reading

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Test shots of the CES video page

http://qik.ly/yrbg Posted via email from nomadicoder’s posterous

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Merry Christmas

I love the way Schulz drew Snoopy’s face.

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Apple Loosens The Reins A Bit, Sends Handslaps Rather Than Rejections

Apple is moving in the right direction. With this and the new app to report quality of service problems, Apple and AT&T are making moves that will make me reconsider moving away to Verizon: It looks like Apple might be … Continue reading

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Nomadic Money Saving Tip

Wear your shirts till they’re thread bare. When you wear out your shirts, save the buttons (don’t forget the spares) and collar stays before you throw it out. Use the buttons to repair shirts that don’t carry spare buttons and … Continue reading

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Adam Savage’s Obsession

What’s in the mind behind one of the hosts of Mythbusters

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Kindle for iPhone

The New York Times reported that Amazon just released an Kindle Reader for the iPhone I downloaded it an hour ago and had a chance to briefly use it. It gives me access to all of the books I’ve already … Continue reading

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Kindle 1.2 Update

Amazon recently updated the Kindle firmware to version 1.2. The update has been taking place over the past week or so. My Kindle updated last night. So far i see a new “Sync & Check Items” which I gather from … Continue reading

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Keri Mullis on Scientists

Nobel Prize winning biochemist, Keri Mullis, talks about doing science and what we can learn about climate data and global warming.

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AT&T U-Verse Installation Wrapup

As promised, here is the end of my tale which started here and here. Last Tuesday, Michael, from AT&T DSL Tier Two who had worked with me on Monday, called me to tell me that the line was finally clear … Continue reading

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AT&T U-Verse Story – They Won The Race

I posted this on Twitter, but AT&T came through. I’ll chronicle the events of what happened in a subsequent posting. Let me first say that now that it is running, the utility of the system is most impressive. It’s easy … Continue reading

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AT&T U-Verse Installation Saga Continues (?)

After spending 3 more hours on the phone (two hours of lost work), I finally heard AT&T admit they made a mistake when they disconnected the previous tenant’s DSL and that I’m still not seeing service before the the end … Continue reading

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What You Can Learn From Google Search Results

For some reason, the Solution Configuration tool bar has gone missing from Visual Studio 2005. I googled the terms: Visual Studio 2005 Solution Configuration Missing. When the first hit that comes up is an entry from “I Hate Microsoft” blog, … Continue reading

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AT&T U-Verse Installation Delays

In all of my dealings with the phone company, I’ve had few problems. Mostly due to occasional outages. I’ve dealt with PacBell, with whom, I had nothing but excellent service. I’ve dealt with Mountain Bell (which became QWEST), who handled … Continue reading

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iPhone Blogging

Ecto for the iPhone: iBlogger Tags: mobile, iPhone [Posted with iBlogger from my iPhone]

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Getting Organized

I’m looking at different ways to track and not lose ideas on the go. A common problem. OmniFocus is too centralized on the home system. Here’s what I need Ability to gather ideas and personal notes on the go Ability … Continue reading

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Carmen Agra Deedy Great Story Telling

A great story about her mama spun at TED.

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iPhone 2.1 So Far So Good…

It’s been 10 hours since I installed iPhone 2.1 on my 1.0 hardware. It was the smoothest update thus far. No problems yet. I left wi-fi and location services on and the battery is still in good shape. The phone … Continue reading

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IT Conversations: Kent Beck

The Conversations Network recently released an IT Conversations show I did post production on. Kent Beck tells stories about how his pioneering work in Test Driven Development, Design Patterns and Extreme Programming. Link. Technorati Tags: Programming

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