Old Guy New Trick

An old guys journey to learn how to code.

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Title Summary Created Last Modified
Brew A Fix for Imagemagic and Paperclip While working on a Rails project last week I encountered an issue where some of my tests were failing.  It had been a while since I worked on this project so I had to re-familia... 2014-10-27 17:05:25 UTC 2015-11-11 03:20:40 UTC
Testing to_csv Method Last week I covered a topic that resurfaced while I am in the process of upgrading one of our apps from Ruby 1.9 and Rails 3.x. When I wrote that application I was a raw recruit... 2014-09-23 08:32:37 UTC 2015-11-11 03:25:47 UTC
Reflecting on Rails Inflections Recently I re-discovered an issue I ran into about 8 months ago.  I am re-writing an application I created for work.  The first version was written in Ruby 1.9.x and Rails 3.x. ... 2014-09-16 07:26:35 UTC 2015-11-11 03:32:08 UTC
Oracle Instant Client - Mac OSX I recently had the joy of installing Oracle 11g Express Edition on my home server.  That server runs CentOS 6.x as that is the flavor of Linux we use at my day job.  The server ... 2014-08-19 07:30:25 UTC 2015-12-29 22:43:53 UTC
Wrap Up - Bloc Experience I've been bad.  I let myself get consumed by my attendance of the on-line course at Bloc, and spending a lot of after-work-hours working on my personal project.  I have neglecte... 2014-07-24 12:05:14 UTC 2015-12-29 22:45:12 UTC
Enter the 4th Block Picking up from where I left off with my block experience (see previous post, Week 2 and a half at Bloc,) a lot of good things, and some bad things, have occurred.  I had finish... 2014-05-11 18:05:24 UTC 2015-12-30 16:47:07 UTC
3 Noobs at Lillies This evening I attended the RubyJax OpenHacks event at Lilly's Cafe out at the beach.  I believe the normal schedule has the OpenHacks event on the third Thursday of each month.... 2014-04-17 22:10:08 UTC 2015-12-29 22:48:18 UTC
Ancient City Ruby 2014 Day Two Day two was a rough start for me.  I over slept a little bit so I didn't have time to get breakfast at home.  Luckily, there was some breakfast provided at the conference.  I'm ... 2014-04-07 18:35:20 UTC 2015-12-29 22:49:24 UTC
Ancient City Ruby 2014 Day One The actual conference was split across two days, and followed the single-track format.  This was unlike my experience at Ruby Conf 2013 - Miami, which was multiple topics going ... 2014-04-06 20:55:09 UTC 2015-12-29 22:51:45 UTC
Ancient City Ruby - Workshop 2014 In my last post I discussed events prior to Ancient City Ruby 2014.  Now it is time to discuss my experience at the actual workshop and conference.  The conference part was spre... 2014-04-05 10:38:58 UTC 2015-12-29 22:55:50 UTC