The First in a While

by Mike Zazaian at 2010-12-11 02:20:17 UTC in editorial

DoBlock's back.

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Using Public Keys with Multiple Github Accounts

by Mike Zazaian at 2010-06-13 08:58:21 UTC in unix

A quick tutorial on how to post to multiple github accounts from a single unix user without conflict.

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Gracefully Age Your Rails Logs with LogRotate

by Mike Zazaian at 2009-10-13 10:42:40 UTC in unix rails

How to use the unix-standard logrotate to automatically maintain outdated logs in your Rails app

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Using BASH Aliases To Simplify Your Existence

by Mike Zazaian at 2009-10-10 15:28:44 UTC in unix

how to create powerful user-specific alias commands in your ~/.bashrc to increase productivity

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Creating Pretty URLs From Multiple Attributes With friendly_id

by Mike Zazaian at 2009-10-04 22:42:27 UTC in plugins rails gems

a brief tutorial on how to make pretty urls for your Rails models using multiple attributes rather than one

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How To Modify Default Setters and Getters in Rails Models

by Mike Zazaian at 2009-09-28 02:51:10 UTC in rails syntax

a brief overview on using the read_attribute and write_attribute methods, and their shorthands, for overriding default setter/getter behaviour in Rails

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Tracking Rails Application Behavior and Errors with the Ruby Logger

by Mike Zazaian at 2009-09-21 17:23:40 UTC in rails

a quick overview on the utility of the Ruby Logger class, how it's implemented in Rails, and how to create a custom log to track only specific actions in your app

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Adding reCAPTCHA to Comments in Your Rails App

by Mike Zazaian at 2009-09-15 20:07:38 UTC in plugins rails gems

how to easily add reCAPTCHA confirmation to comments and other models in your Rails application using the ambethia-recaptcha gem

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Rails Rumble 2009 Winners Announced

by Mike Zazaian at 2009-09-05 20:53:16 UTC in news

the top 22 applications for this year's 48-hour Rails Rumble development competition have been selected

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_why the lucky stiff vanishes without a trace

by Mike Zazaian at 2009-09-05 18:31:12 UTC in news editorial

the one great enigma of the Ruby community, and seemingly everything that he'd ever contributed to it, has disappeared without any notice whatsoever

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