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Agile and Beyond 2012

I had the opportunity to speak at the Agile and Beyond conference recently. I loved the crowd, excellent turnout of 650+ people mostly from the Detroit MI area. Everyone was enthusias...

Mar 13, 2012

Bundler with vendorized gems

Bundler is a tool for managing installed libraries on a ruby project. It comes bundled with rails 3 but can be used standalone without rails. Bundler tries to fix issues with having t...

Mar 06, 2012

grok grack

Recently I was trying to host git repository from an already existing(non-bare) repository. I was looking for a solution that does not force me to create a barerepository and does not...

Jan 19, 2012

Simple Dashboard with Tab Slideshow

I had almost forgotten about Tab Slideshow for Firefox but an appropriate application of it jogged my memory. We wanted to show a few build reports on the dashboard and also wanted th...

Dec 07, 2011

Airport Express as Remote Speakers for Airplay - Also with Linux

I have an airport express that I used to use as my wireless router when I travel. Very convenient and useful when hotels do not provide a wireless.(Yes I am looking at you Marriott.) ...

Sep 30, 2011

Why I use Firefox over Chrome?

For development I choose to use tools which make the code transparent. Hence I prefer to use simple text editors over IDEs (although I like IntelliJ for Java code), or browsers that h...

Dec 18, 2010

Boost your BASH - and never again work with a plain shell

Over the past few months I have been using a community version of bashprofile, bashlogin, emacs settings and such. It started when Muness shared his bash_vcs (which was pimped command...

Oct 25, 2010

Software KVM that works on linux, OSX and Windows

I was using Teleport for Mac as my KVM. But I could only control a mac mini and my laptop with it. I was looking for something that would work with Ubuntu and MacOSX switching the key...

Sep 12, 2010

Ruby Kaigi 2010 - Report

Returned from Ruby Kaigi last weekend. The conference was held in Tsukuba International Convention Center and attended much of the enthusiastic ruby community (including Matz, Chad Fo...

Sep 12, 2010

Ruby Kaigi 2010 - Rocking the Enterprise with Ruby

Uploading the beta version of the presentation for today’s ruby kaigi talk.

Aug 28, 2010