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DNC Event Map

One of the projects we've been working on for MapBuzz the last few weeks is building an interactive map that shows all the events going on in Denver during the Democratic...

Resurrecting libxml-ruby

There is general discontent with the state of XML processing in Ruby - see for example here or here An obvious solution is to use libxml However that has been a non-starter...

Daylight Savings Time

Its a funny thing when things that you wish would happen do happen, but then you realize they aren't so great after all Take for example the change this year in daylight savings...

Fun With Here Documents

Today I was fixing up some inefficiencies in Rail's Postgresql adapter (more about that in a later post), and came across this strange looking code: def tables(name = nil) ...

Must Read Rails Performance Article

A couple of days ago, Alex Dymo from Pluron sent me an email describing some of the great work he has done optimizing the performance of their online project managment software...

Saying Goodbye To Prototype

Maybe its just me, but what I want from a JavaScript library seems to be diverging from what Prototype provides What I want, in order of importance, is: A cross-browser...

The Agony of Upgrading Fedora

Time for a rant A few years ago I decided it was finally time to learn Linux after having used DOS, Windows, and the Mac OS for years My plan of attack was to run my own...

Fighting Trac Spam

For MapBuzz, we use a popular open source project called Trac for managing our bugs, feature requests, release schedules, etc  As long as you don't have complex...

Infinite Redirects

In preparation for getting back to this blogging thing, a couple of weeks ago I toyed with changing my blogging software from Typo to WordPress  I originally chose Typo for...

CU – Nebraska 2007

Well, it wasn't quite in the same league as 62-36, but a victory over Nebraska is always cause for celebration  Here's Mike, my brother, and I in the south stands of Folsom...

Its the Links Stupid!

Peter wrote a good post last month about the power of links It strange to be evangelizing links over ten years into the Web revolution, but in an ironic twist, what the...

Atom Makes a Better WFS

As many of you know, I'm a big fan of Atom, including both the syndication format and publishing protocol At Foss4g, I gave a talk that argued that Atom offers a better solution...

Happy Halloween

Before Sunday's World Series game, Lauren and I did a bit of pumpkin carving to get ready for Halloween To keep with the spirit of the day, I went with a Rockies logo And since...

World Series at Coors Field

Boston Red Sox versus Colorado Rockies Time for Lauren, one of my best friends and lifelong Sox fan, to make it to Denver for a World Series weekend We scored two tickets off...

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