Archive for the 'Geek' Category

Big Meeting

Thursday, March 23rd, 2006

As some of you may know. I’m involved in the very early phases of launching a startup company here in Toronto. We formed the company (not legally, but in agreements) on March 1st. We are going to launch our website on June 1st.
I’ve been writing the application (Rails) non-stop since then and have an incredibly […]

You know you’re an alpha nerd…

Thursday, March 23rd, 2006

When you get excited as you download the edge version of rails and you eagerly read the CHANGELOG file and then, crossreference the bug-tracker ids that were recently closed. This is how you start your day, *every day* before the 9 hours of coding and unit-test writing that will follow. Also, when you start to […]

DevTower Alpha Version for Ruby on Rails / Rake

Friday, March 10th, 2006

http://rubyforge.org/projects/devtower/
Alright guys, this is a nice little package I put together which is
really quite simple and at least for me, endlessly useful.
I usually work in small teams of 2-3 other developers and usually we
are all running our own dev boxes at home. So, whenever someone makes a
change to the database schema or test data, it […]

Best tool evar!

Thursday, January 26th, 2006

As I’ve been burning through the most excellent and really long (1000 page) novel, Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell, I’ve found it really hard to hold the gigantic book. I’m always very particular about not wanting to break the binding, and I’m not sure if this thing would help with that problem… but fucking check […]

Alt.linux goodness.

Saturday, December 17th, 2005

I had a bit of fun with some flamebait in a usenet group…
check it out!
Google Groups link
Yes, I did misspell some things. So sue me.
-hampton.

Ruby: A New Danger

Sunday, December 11th, 2005

My take on an after school special.
Its HUGE, but I think pretty funny. Hosted by archive.org.
Watch it

Mixup: Dr. Suess Writes Star Trek : TNG

Sunday, November 13th, 2005

Picard: Did you see this, Mr. Worf?
Did you see this creature morph?
Worf: I did and then I beat him fairly.
Hit him on the jaw — quite squarely.
Riker: My commendations, Klingon friend!
Our troubles now are at an end!
Crusher: Now let’s get our ship to fly
And orbit yonder Indran sky!
Picard: LaForge, please tell me we can go…?
Geordi: […]

Ruby Explodes My Mind

Saturday, November 5th, 2005

Its INSANE.
I’ve been learning ruby for a possible language for howdtheyvote.ca v2. We kind of need a new, improved codebase for the long haul… so I’m looking into languages.
Ruby is INSANE.
And awesome.

Funny Network Diagram

Thursday, November 3rd, 2005

Best network diagram ever!

Mathematical Proof of Wobbly Tables

Thursday, October 27th, 2005

Did you know you can just rotate wobbly tables and at some point, all four feet will touch?
Someone at CERN proved it.