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Avdi Grimm

Hacker; code documentarian.

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Why WordPress

This was originally a reply to an email, but I thought since I get this question from time to time I’d publish it here as well. Why use WordPress to blog, when there are much more “hacker-friendly” blogging tools out there, such as Octopress? I use WordPress, in large part, because I don’t know PHP. […]

Emacs Reboot #9: Blogging

I really like all the features that WordPress gives me. But I hate writing blog posts inside of WordPress. I want to do all my writing inside Emacs! Ideally, I’d be able to write my posts in Org-Mode, and publish them to my site from within Emacs. That’s today’s project. First, I’m going to install […]

Virtuous Code

"The three virtues of a programmer: laziness, impatience, and hubris" — Larry Wall

Books and Screencasts

RubyTapas Screencasts

RubyTapas Screencasts

Small plates of gourmet Ruby code.

Confident Ruby

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32 Patterns for joyful coding.

The Making of Cowsays.com

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Watch me build an app in Sinatra and Rails

Objects on Rails

Objects on Rails

A developer notebook on applying classic Object-Oriented principles to Ruby on Rails projects.

Exceptional Ruby

Exceptional Ruby

The definitive guide to exceptions and failure handling in Ruby.

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