Posts by Year

2016

Home Automation and HA Bridge

3 minute read

Post date: May 20, 2016

Home Assistant and HA Bridge Today I decided to get home-assistant voice activated with my Amazon Echo. There are multiple ways of doing this, but I chose the easiest and laziest for now. What does it enable me to do? “Alexa, turn on my living room lights” My living room lights turn on and Alexa says “Okay”....

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2014

Web Development With Source Code Management A Basic Guide

9 minute read

Post date: December 26, 2014

This is a seriously old post. I’d probably not bother reading it, but I keep it here for nostalgia. Web Development With SCM Basics Pre-Amble I remember when I first started development. Even more fun was doing the same but over a remote ftp connection through Transmit, or just directly on the server. I got u...

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2013

The Inherited Resources Railties Error

less than 1 minute read

Post date: June 17, 2013

This is a seriously old post. I’d probably not bother reading it, but I keep it here for nostalgia. Railties Error? If you’re like me and you skip reading a gem’s README when you install the latest, you’ll be seriously sorry when you don’t for inherited_resources because it is Rails 3 only. The same can be sai...

Where Are You Jamie

1 minute read

Post date: April 16, 2013

This is a seriously old post. I’d probably not bother reading it, but I keep it here for nostalgia. Where Are You, Jamie? I’m still alive! I’ve been contracting for a Healthcare company in Nashville. I’ve been doing a multitude of jobs, the timeline went something a little like this: A month of web develop...

Stubbing Rubymotion Http

5 minute read

Post date: April 16, 2013

This is a seriously old post. I’d probably not bother reading it, but I keep it here for nostalgia. Stubbing RubyMotion HTTP Coming from the Ruby and Rails world, I’m anchored in the paradigm that we should test our code. Our code should not only be tested, but it should be sure not to be hitting external serv...

My Codeclub Assembly

6 minute read

Post date: April 16, 2013

This is a seriously old post. I’d probably not bother reading it, but I keep it here for nostalgia. My CodeClub Assembly Today I gave a school assembly at Burley Oaks Primary School on the CodeClub class I’m a volunteer for. I was nervous! I was pitching my class to 106 Year 6 students, seeing who would be int...

Git Log Visualisation With PEW PEW!

7 minute read

Post date: April 16, 2013

This is a seriously old post. I’d probably not bother reading it, but I keep it here for nostalgia. Git Log Visualisation With PEW PEW! Gource is an OpenGL capable visualisation tool for difference SCM’s, it’s easy to install and looks pretty damn cool. If you have Homebrew installed it’s simply: 1 brew ins...

Want Some Campfire With That Bluepill

4 minute read

Post date: February 21, 2013

This is a seriously old post. I’d probably not bother reading it, but I keep it here for nostalgia. Custom Triggers With the Bluepill Monitoring Gem We use Chef for automating our server infrastructure, but I’ll show you the manual way of installing Bluepill (either locally or remotely) so you can play with it...

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2010

Simple Ajax And Inline Javascript With Rails

2 minute read

Post date: June 21, 2010

This is a seriously old post. I’d probably not bother reading it, but I keep it here for nostalgia. I’ve noticed a lot of people asking questions about ajax, rjs, scriptaculous and other whizzy cool effects lately. So I thought I’d document a couple here so there’s less confusion about some of the simpler effec...

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2008

Status Update (2008)

9 minute read

Post date: September 05, 2008

This is a seriously old post. I’d probably not bother reading it, but I keep it here for nostalgia. I lied, turns out I like sushi! :-/ Home Code Tumblr Japanese Who? Aug 24 What’s Jamie been up to? General No Comments » As you may have noticed, there’s been a severe lack of posting lately. We...

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2007

Ruby On Rails Getting Started Book

20 minute read

Post date: January 06, 2007

This is a seriously old post. I’d probably not bother reading it, but I keep it here for nostalgia. Chapter 1 - Getting Started Getting Up and Running, Quickly I think the best way to start you off with Rails is to dive right in and get your first application up and running. If you’d like to instead learn the...

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2006

Capistrano Scripts

less than 1 minute read

Post date: July 18, 2006

This is a seriously old post. I’d probably not bother reading it, but I keep it here for nostalgia. Here’s a quick note for those using DreamHost and Capistrano (a.k.a SwitchTower) to 1. rake deploy your sites to production. You no doubt use this restart command: 1. killall -9 dispatch.fcgi It no long...

Top Ten Mac Apps

4 minute read

Post date: July 14, 2006

This is a seriously old post. I’d probably not bother reading it, but I keep it here for nostalgia. I’m happy when I start work, and I’m happy when I stop (a rare occasion), and my happy gleeful day is all down to the set of utilities that I use day to day. 90% of my work is web development in Ruby on Rails and...

Beginner Tutorial (2006)

7 minute read

Post date: June 29, 2006

This is a seriously old post. I’d probably not bother reading it, but I keep it here for nostalgia. In the spirit of the rails community, I’m beginning a short tutorial series on the overview of Ruby on Rails, how it works and where to get started. In Part 1 we’re going to look at how it all knits together into...

Ruby on Rails Checklist

1 minute read

Post date: June 13, 2006

This is a seriously old post. I’d probably not bother reading it, but I keep it here for nostalgia. It seems that plenty of people have problems getting their apps to work on many different hosting packages, so I thought it might be useful to have a checklist for people to check through that cause the most prob...

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