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The Peoplenet

Now, it’s becoming even more vivid. The Internet has grown beyond its abstract boundaries and further into reality. Iran election has started as may be yet another election, peaceful and hopeful. ...

Multiple has_many_polymorphs in one model

I’m trying to define multiple polymorphic relations (has_many_polymorphs plugin) from a single parent to same children. Note has many viewers Note has many editors Viewers could be either Users or...

In Saturn’s Shadow

With giant Saturn hanging in the blackness and sheltering Cassini from the Sun’s blinding glare, the spacecraft viewed the rings as never before, revealing previously unknown faint rings and e...

Is it Microsoft?

This exchange happened today between me and a client while presenting the final release of an application: Me: So, let’s now log in to the system… Client: Actually, I wanted to ask about someth...

The Finishing Touches

Yesterday, I caught myself saying “I’m now putting my finishing touches to the application”. Twice. It is a true and accurate meaning to the state of an application I’m currently delivering. So, ...

has_many_polymorphs broken for Rails 2.1.x

The guys on has_many_polymorphs are doing a great job keeping the plugin up to date with edge Rails. This commit broke the plugin with Rails 2.1.x NameError: uninitialized constant ActiveRecord::...

Human Forms

The Huff-Duffer has came up with, in my opinion, aremarkable signup form (below). The signup form has this unique ‘human’ feeling that led to the following exchange between me and, Adam, a work col...

[10 seconds ad] AJAX requests synchronization

For you AJAX requests synchronization needs, don’t forget to use Locking! – The mechanism that might save your day. * (*) not recommended for all uses. consult your requirements, framework API, an...

Finally! Ubuntu on Pavillion

After intending to dual boot my unstable Vista into Ubuntu for a while, I finally had enough  time this weekend to do it. Let me just say that Ubuntu is living up to its claim of making Linux for ...

Zoomii

It’s that time again where a new application catches my eyes (and mind). Zoomii: the [near] real online bookstore. I remembered Alexaholic/Statsaholic’s story and wondered how long will Amazon all...

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