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HealthPost featured in Houston Fox26 News Segment

June 11th, 2013 · No Comments

HealthPost was featured in a Houston Fox26 News Segment. Check it Out!

Or watch it here!

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Introducing GroopBuyr gem

July 22nd, 2010 · No Comments

I have built and release the GroopBuyr gem at http://github.com/elkinsware/groopbuyr. This is a simple wrapper around the GroopBuy API to get deals through their api.

GroopBuy is a company that aggregates deals from many sites like GroupOn, LivingSocial and others so you can find all the deals for a city in one place. The API is really simple and easy to use.

You can install it by running this command:
gem install groopbuyr

You can see the code at http://github.com/elkinsware/groopbuyr.

Let me know what you think.

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Calculating Color Contrast for Legible Text

March 11th, 2010 · No Comments








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Slides from LA Ruby Conf about Ruby and GC

February 24th, 2010 · No Comments


It goes into a lot of details about how ruby allocates memory and how the GC works.  Also, talks about tracking down memory leaks.

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EdgeRails.info has good look at scopes in Rails 3

February 24th, 2010 · No Comments


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A good post by Mike Subelsky about Ruby Queues

February 18th, 2010 · No Comments


A good post by Mike Subelsky about Ruby Queues.

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The problem with passwords by A List Apart

February 9th, 2010 · No Comments


An interesting article about making password entry a little more user friendly and the hazards.

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whole lot of rails 3 posts

February 8th, 2010 · No Comments






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Carsonifed.com post: Bulletproof backups for MySQL

February 4th, 2010 · No Comments


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Good post about a possible issue with Passenger, Interlock, Cache Fu and Memcached

February 3rd, 2010 · No Comments

Good post about a possible issue with Passenger, Interlock, Cache Fu and Memcached


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