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By Max Jacobson

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

blog posts

Didn't Ricky Gervais get in trouble for saying that? On MongoDB

11 Jan 2014

Remember when Ricky Gervais got in trouble for using the word “Mong” a lot to mean “stupid” and a lot of people were mad at him because it’s an offensive thing to say? Anyway, I’ve been using MongoDB and Mongoid at work and I sometimes worry that the very name is kind of rude, but other than that I mostly like it.

New Year's Resolutions

06 Jan 2014

Last year was good. I think I resolved to take programming seriously. I went to The Flatiron School and now I’m working at CipherHealth. I’ve learned a shit load and had a lot of fun.


27 Dec 2013

EDIT April 2015: I took it off the site because it was kind of bad :smile:

iBooks for Mavericks

09 Dec 2013

OS X 10.9 Mavericks brought us an awesome eBook reader for the desktop in iBooks. Since updating, I’ve gotten into the idea of keeping and managing a library of digital books on my computer, mostly in the open ePub format. I get these books from the excellent Project Gutenberg and publishers like Manning Publications (which has taken a bunch of my money recently due to its generous holiday sales).

Has Chris Pratt Been Enchanted?

08 Dec 2013

I can’t think of Chris Pratt, the very funny actor who plays Andy on Parks and Rec, without thinking about this tweet, by that show’s creator, Mike Schur: