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By Max Jacobson

Psst. Check out my RubyConf 2017 talk, There are no rules in Ruby.

blog posts


29 Nov 2014

HTTP GET requests are supposed to be idempotent, but they often have the side effect of appending some request details to a log file, which can eventually grow so large that it fills the disk and takes down the server.

git fresh branch

28 Nov 2014

Tonight while clicking around the web I discovered tj/git-extras, a set of useful git tools maintained by TJ Holowaychuk1. Once installed, your git command is overloaded with a bunch of new, useful commands.

  1. Formerly ‘visionmedia’ on GitHub 

ruby-build, chruby, and yosemite

19 Oct 2014

A few months ago I stopped using rvm to install and manage my ruby installations on my computers. I don’t have a great reason, other than reading that Steve Klabnik uses something else and I felt like trying it one day.

the cop and the hound

28 Sep 2014

As a rails developer I keep hearing about Thoughtbot’s cool projects. A fairly recent one is Hound, a tool that comments on your GitHub pull requests and points out code style violations. I think consistent style is a nice ideal to strive for, so I want something like this.

sleep timers

07 Sep 2014

Falling asleep is one of the weirdest things that everyone does every day. Many people struggle to do it all. They experiment and develop workflows that help cope with this necessary evil. Here’s mine.