This change has been a couple months in the making and this morning in my pre-caffeinated stupor, I decided I was tired of fiddling with it and trying to make things perfect and just flipped the switch – welcome to the new lawver.net! Why change? Well, I’ll tell you… I’ve been blogging for over ten… Continue reading New Digs
Have you ever been plagued by that question? I know I have. So, at Rails Machine’s hackfest last night, I set out to answer the question once and for all. How did I do it? With this: Do I Need Pants Today?. Yes, it’s ridiculous, but I got to draw underpants and build something completely… Continue reading Do I Need Pants Today?
I used to work on a big search product at AOL and still love search, even though that’s not what I do anymore. So, when I saw that IndexTank and Heroku were having a contest to build a cool app with IndexTank’s search-in-a-box, I couldn’t resist. I knew I had to keep it simple since… Continue reading Some Huck Hacking
“Thank You” by Darwin Bell I read Zed Shaw’s blog post on the decline of open source participation last week and it got me thinking about just how much open source software we use at work and how we’re (mostly not) giving back to those communities. So, here’s the first step in me becoming more… Continue reading Thank You, Open Source!
My pal Murray Wilson does great things – he and AWOL take kids the system doesn’t want and teaches them to take apart, clean and refurbish computers the system doesn’t want – computers that would otherwise go to the landfill. They then put linux on them and put them out into the community with families… Continue reading Murray Wilson Is Awesome
I was introduced to Kanban by Brad Taylor from Rails Machine when we were talking about agile and how to do it in an ops environment where there’s a lot of reacting that’s hard to plan for. Since I come from the product dev world, where releases are easier to plan, Scrum works pretty well.… Continue reading Thoughts on Kanban
Shawn Medero asked for some Rails resources on Twitter last night, and here they are. All of the blogs are from my feed reader and the links are things that are pretty much always on one of my first five browser tabs. I’m sure I’m missing some great Ruby and Rails blogs from this list,… Continue reading Rails Resources
I’ve been blogging, right here, for ten years. The first post on lawver.net was on 07/20/2000 and didn’t say a whole lot. Since then, though, Jen and I have posted 2,631 entries. Jen didn’t start blogging here until about 2005, so out of that, almost 2,000 of them are mine. I don’t think I’ve stuck… Continue reading 10 Years
While we were up in DC for Steve’s wedding, TEDx Creative Coast happened down here in Savannah. I’ve had several conversations with folks about how high energy it was and how excited everyone was about the event, and that there has to be some way to keep that energy going. I got to thinking about… Continue reading Today’s Idea: TED Lesson Plans
When I get home from work, I’m usually pretty tired (OK, most nights, I’m really tired). So, I don’t do much other than: Sometimes make dinner. Usually Jen makes it or we order out, but I do cook on occasion. Play video games with the kids Watch TV Screw around on my ubuntu laptop, but… Continue reading My Summer Plan – Produce More, Consume Less