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Monthly Archives: March 2012
I find the subject of starting and interacting with other OS processes fascinating. A few years ago I wrote a never-completed series on the many ways to spawn off processes in Ruby: Part 1: Backticks and system() Part 2: Opening … Continue reading
An exploration of why unless…else in Ruby is problematic at best. Continue reading
Announcing the immediate availability of Objects on Rails. Free to read online, $5 to download! Continue reading
It’s frustrating when you have your buffers laid out just so, and then some command messes them up. In this episode I enable winner-mode, which keeps a ring buffer of window configurations so you can undo and redo changes to … Continue reading