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To think that tumblin' was a thing of the past

Posted by Wed, 02 May 2007 18:18:00 GMT

I’m digging the new friends feature on tumblr. If you’re tumblin’... consider adding me as a friend.

Also, you should check out the #caboose tumblr, which court3nay setup the other day with a friendly IRC bot.

Ruby on Rails Development: Party like it's 1999!

Posted by Sun, 12 Feb 2006 23:13:00 GMT

12 comments Latest by baccarat game download Sun, 06 Aug 2006 06:26:38 GMT

I just saw this on IRC

<rend> i dont remeber things being this hot since 99

The context of our conversation?

Ruby on Rails development in 2006.

Is the market really that hot right now? I know that we’re pretty busy and we’ll be announcing (yet) another amazing employee to our Rails development and consulting team this week… but just how hot is it out there?

I am hearing rumors of too many clients and too much work. Is this more fluff... or is this the real stuff?

I’d love to hear some of your stories! I promise to tell mine… :-)

rbot is cool

Posted by Sun, 11 Sep 2005 22:17:00 GMT

This weekend, I found myself helping the Portland Ruby Brigade get setup with a new mailing list and while in our IRC channel (#pdx.rb on freenode), I was reminded that we never setup a bot in the channel. So, I went and tried to get Eggdrop running but didn’t like that the configuration file is a whopping 1342 lines long. Seriously… it’s long. I am a busy person right now and this was instantly a turn-off. So, i looked around for ruby based ones… found a few python ones and found rbot

yes… a ruby-based irc bot!

SVN checked it out… added the few deps and the configuration file…

irc.nick: pdxrbot
  - "?"
irc.user: pdxruby
auth.password: ******
  - "#pdx.rb"       

Yes! YAML!

It ran right away…and I was sold. Nice work. (and only about 1330 lines less of configuration!)

So, it was up and running and then I looked at the plugins api. (huge grin)

I’ve added two plugins to the #pdx.rb bot already. One for rubyurl (uses shorturl) and one that shows the last 5 entry titles from the planet rubyonrails site. :-)

We’re already scheming how we’ll make it work with meeting reminders, subversion, and other random fun. I’m quite impressed so far.

Check it out here