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Motivation Elusive White Whale

Motivation: The Elusive White Whale

We’ve all been there, we find ourself wanting to work on one of our brilliant ideas in our spare time but often we open the laptop, setup the project and then the motivation just fizzles away. Why? Where does the excitement go? For me, first starting in Ruby on Rails, I spent all my time […]

Ruby on Rails: Flash Messages and NotifIt

Recently I saw a tweet from @jquer_in for a jQuery plugin called NotifIt. It’s a simple plugin that lets you pass it a message and some other options and it’ll create a Flash Message to alert your users to information or warning. If you’ve worked with Rails you should be rather familiar with these. When […]

Steel City Ruby 2014

The weekend of August 15 and 16 I went to Steel City Ruby with my boss and another coworker. It was not only my first SCRC but also my first Ruby Conference as well. In this post I want to give a brief review of the conference. This was my 3rd programming/tech conference I have […]

Better World with Grunt.js

A Better World with Grunt.js

GruntJS has become a indispensable tool for any web project I work on. GruntJS is a task runner for your projects that can be used to compile preprocessors such as CoffeeScript and SASS, minify your assets and optimize images. This is what I use grunt for, but are nowhere near the limit of Grunt’s capabilities. […]