MyQuotable 0.0.4 alpha released

My day job has been keeping me busy-busy-busy, but I had some time this weekend to add some more to MyQuotable.com. Here is what is new: You can now edit your user profile. (Name, etc) The color scheme is slightly different. You now collect positive karma every time someone votes for one of your quotes. […]

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More MyQuotable features

MyQuotable is a fun project for me. Here is what is new: Tags:  Tag your quotes and filter by those tags. /popular: See which quotes have the most votes RSS Feeds for Recent, Popular, and User specific quotes. What’s next? You tell me. The alpha testers I have so far have had some great feedback. […]

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VoteFu gets a couple enhancements

The lastest version of VoteFu has a few useful enhancements: Protect against mass assignment forgery. The params hash will only be consulted for :vote => true or false. The rest has to be assigned in the controller. The acts_as_voteable mixin now has support for tallying votes. The documentation will be updated tonight, but briefly, here […]

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You are invited to my open alpha of MyQuotable.com

Quotes. I love quoting people. I have a ton of quotes saved in text files, on my blog, in my various mood messages on IM platforms, and who-know-where-else. I decided to build an application to manage, organize, and syndicate quotes. You can read more about it on my project page for MyQuotable. If you read […]

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acts-as-taggable-on and space delimited tag lists

UPDATE: I made the classic coder mistake, and didn’t dig into the plugin code before working around it. I am leaving this post up instead of being embarrassed and deleting it because it a good example of why you should read your plugin code. After reading the code, I found that TAGLIST IS JUST AN […]

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Announcing VoteFu

VoteFu is a voting mixin that allows you to extend your models to vote on one another. Largely based on Cosmin Radoi’s acts_as_voteable plugin, VoteFu adds named_scope support, a set of generators to make using the plugin easier, a :polymorphic association to the voting class (so you can have more than one model type perform […]

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Innovation and business are difficult to do at the same time, REDUX

In technology, knowledge is the important asset. Sharing knowledge is the important work. Conversations are therefore the most critical element of the business. There are particular conversations that are important to facilitate, encourage, and enable. As managers and architects of our businesses, it is important for us to make sure that productive, meaningful information flow […]

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Say what you’d say if you weren’t worried about getting fired.

I made myself this promise my first day as Director of Software Engineering for a technology startup. Many people spend a lot of time trying to figure out the political landscape, the business environment, and the legacy on their first day of a new job. It’s a better idea to rely on your own brain. […]

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Moving to WordPress

I’ve had it. I am moving from Typo to WordPress. Why? Typo is still buggy. I want to spend my blog time blogging, not reading logs/production.log to figure out WTF happened to my site. After submitting many patches to Typo 5.0.3 and receiving not even a “Hey, got the patch, thanks…” I have deduced that […]

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There is no reason to climb a ladder if you aren’t interested in what is at the top.

I went to B-School when I was stuck in a corporate job, looking for a way to climb to the next level of misery. By my last year of MBA classes, I had made a radical 180 in my thinking. Smart people don’t need to stick with lousy jobs. That is follower behavior. Lead and […]

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