In Uncategorized on April 15, 2013 at 2:07 am
SNAP! (Build Your Own Blocks).
We’ve had great fun, and results, teaching kids to program with Scratch. Now, Berkeley has “an extended reimplementation of Scratch … that allows you to Build Your Own Blocks. It also features first class lists, first class procedures, and continuations. These added capabilities make it suitable for a serious introduction to computer science for high school or college students.”
You can try it right away and it’s worth it – even if you’re not a kid.
In Uncategorized on September 20, 2010 at 4:33 pm
Food on the Table is hiring – I’m looking for a great developer to work with us. Read more at We Are Growing! | Food on the Table Blog.
In Uncategorized on September 20, 2010 at 4:31 pm
On the 28th, I’ll be MC’ing the Austin On Rails meeting - (Meeting: Tuesday, September 28, 2010 @ 7-9 PM).
There’ll be four talks:
- Technical Feedback Loops – Marcus Irven
- Product Feedback Loops – Ash Maurya
- Process Feedback Loop – (me)
- How My Community Saved My Life – Mando Escamilla
My talk will be a short version of my recent Lone Star Ruby Conf. talk “Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please” or why I love continuous learning with continuous deployment. (video)
Check out the talks and hope to see you there!
In Uncategorized on August 20, 2010 at 9:55 pm
In Uncategorized on August 18, 2010 at 6:47 pm
FYI – we have a google voice number for Food on the Table -and forward it to our SkypeIn number. However, at some point we realized that it wasn’t working. No matter what we did, we could not get a call to go thrugh Google Voice to SkypeIn.
Fortunately, I found an answer we had Skype set so that it would only”Receive Calls to my online number” from people in my contact list.
via Skype Will Not Verify Phone – Google Voice Help.
In Uncategorized on January 19, 2010 at 9:31 am
Now that 37signals centralized their user management, my existing Fluid-based campfire doesn’t work. Specifically, I can’t login because it keeps opening a new window in my regular browser to login, instead of completing the login within Fluid.
I googled for “can’t use campfire with fluid” and similar, and no luck. A little more digging and I found reference to Making Fluid Ssbs Browse Only Pages You Want – fluidapp | Google Groups.
All I had to do was to add *launchpad.37signals.com* to my whitelist of URL’s to browse in Fluid and it worked.
I’m posting this here so the next person may have a shorter route to find the answer.
In Uncategorized on September 7, 2009 at 4:32 pm
Here’s the steps to get nokogiri installed;
- sudo apt-get update
- sudo apt-get install libxml2-dev libxslt1-dev
- sudo gem install nokogiri
- sudo gem install racc
- sudo gem install rexical
- (at this point, when I tried “gem install how”, it complained I didn’t have RubyGems >= 1.3.1. which is required for “hoe”)
- sudo gem install rubygems-update -v=1.3.4
- sudo update_rubygems
- sudo gem install hoe
via Mark Howe » Rails requires RubyGems >= 1.3.1 you have 1.2.0. Please `gem update –system` and try again..
In Uncategorized on September 4, 2009 at 11:57 am
Given I’ve installed sphinx
And I’ve used mac port for the install
When I run sphinx indexer
Then it expects the mysql socket to be in /opt/local/var/run/mysql5/mysqld.sock
Given I’ve installed mysql
And I’ve used the binary from mysql
When I run mysqld
Then it use the mysql socket in /tmp/mysql.sock
To get sphinx indexer to use my installed version of mysql, I have to change make a change in the sphinx.conf file to tell sphinx indexer to use the mysql socket in /tmp/mysql.sock:
in some source …
sql_sock = /tmp/mysql.sock
Check sphinx_docs [SphinxWiki] for reference.
In Uncategorized on September 4, 2009 at 10:58 am
In Uncategorized on July 27, 2009 at 2:55 pm
Noticing that I haven’t received any new voicemails in over a week – and hearing rumors about problems with voicemail on the iPhone… I reset my iPhone and after a reboot – ta-da! Over a weeks worth of voicemails suddenly appear. Grrr. Never seen this before and I’ve had my 1st generation iPhone for a couple of years