Dwellicious interview at NAR 2008 Orlando

November 12, 2008

Dan Rothamel, Mike Cutlip, and Chris McKeever interviewed me and Greg about Dwellicious in the CRT Bloggers Lounge.  See the whole thing here.

Dwellicious beta signup links went out to about 25 people today.  If you want one, just drop me a line.


items for 10.26.2008

October 26, 2008

Github is cool

September 19, 2008

One of the things I’m enjoying most about Ruby is the energy and sharing that goes on within the community.  Github is turning into the hub that feeds that community.  They bill it as “social code hosting”.  Huh?  Code has never really been a social thing, and the root of github is git – a source code control app – just about the most boring class of software apps there is.  But github offers some innovative new features:

  • every member gets their own space where they can upload their code projects to share with the community, along with the standard profile and RSS feed features you’d expect.
  • search for code you need to complete your own projects and sign up to “watch”, or be notified when any project that you’re using changes.
  • a seamless way to push version controlled code from your desktop to the hub, into either public or private repositories – public repositories are free, whereas privates ones have a reasonable price.
  • and an easy way to fork others code so that you can modify it for your needs or to fix bugs, then push back up to the hub for the benefit of the rest of the community.

Since it went live this year, many very high profile projects have moved to github, including Rails, Merb, Capistrano, Scriptaculous, and Prototype.  In my new project, I am using Will_Paginate, Hpricot, Restful_Authentication, JSON_Printer, and Acts_as_taggable_on_steroids – all downloaded from github.

I was able to add a feature I needed to JSON_Printer, a small project produced by the programmers at TechCrunch, and posted it back to the community.  Just today, I uploaded a new project called NumberTwoPencil which I created to interface with the Education.com API announced earlier this week.  If you have a need for school data in your Ruby app, check it out, make improvements, and share it back with me.  I’m also hosting two private repositories there, code I push every night for backup purposes.

The most popular projects can be seen at http://github.com/popular/watched.  My projects can be viewed at http://github.com/danwoolley.


items for 09.19.2008

September 18, 2008
  • We’re Never Content – Amazon Web Services Blog
    Before the end of the year we are planning to release a new service for content delivery. This new (and as yet unnamed) service will provide you with a high performance way to distribute popular, publicly readable content to your customers all over the world, with low latency and high data transfer rates.

    New CDN coming from Amazon, joining their other web services.

  • Second set of logo drafts are here! – Lightning | Twice

    Another set of logo drafts for dwellicious – come and tell us which one you like.

items for 09.15.2008

September 13, 2008
  • Plastic Logic Reader: Get to the wow – Signal vs. Noise
    But there’s a demo lesson to be had here: When you’ve got a product that does something amazing, don’t waste 40 seconds talking about it. Just show it! The best demo is a usage demo, especially if you’ve got wow factor.

    Dude! I want one of these! Where do I send my money?

  • Help us pick the logo for our new web app! – Lightning | Twice Blog
    The new blog for the Woolley | Robertson Group.  Help us pick the logo for our new app!


items for 09.08.2008

September 4, 2008

What are you doing?

August 14, 2008

Writing mad gobs of beautiful code, unshaven, in my new VendorAlley.com t-shirt (still available here) and hoping WordPress will forgive me for being absent so long.

(Dear WordPress – sorry for the ironic title of this post – if it even gets through your uberspam filter.)

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