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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

http://www.colourlovers.com/web/blog/2010/03/11/calculating-color-contrast-for-legible-text

http://particletree.com/notebook/calculating-color-contrast-for-legible-text/

http://wufoo.com/

http://wufoo.com/2008/09/16/report-upgrades-and-new-graphs/

http://us2.php.net/manual/en/function.hexdec.php#74092

http://www.barelyfitz.com/

http://www.barelyfitz.com/projects/csscolor/

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Slides from LA Ruby Conf about Ruby and GC

February 24th, 2010 · No Comments

http://timetobleed.com/garbage-collection-slides-from-la-ruby-conference/

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

http://edgerails.info/articles/what-s-new-in-edge-rails/2010/02/23/the-skinny-on-scopes-formerly-named-scope/

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A good post by Mike Subelsky about Ruby Queues

February 18th, 2010 · No Comments

http://www.subelsky.com/2010/02/using-rubys-queue-class-to-manage-inter.html

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

http://www.alistapart.com/articles/the-problem-with-passwords/

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

http://m.onkey.org/2010/2/5/signed-and-permanent-cookies-in-rails-3

http://omgbloglol.com/post/371893012/the-path-to-rails-3-greenfielding-new-apps-with-the

http://www.rubyinside.com/rails-3-0-beta-links-2966.html

http://www.rubyinside.com/how-to-install-rails-3-0-prerelease-beta-2955.html

http://www.engineyard.com/blog/2010/rails-3-beta-is-out-a-retrospective

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Carsonifed.com post: Bulletproof backups for MySQL

February 4th, 2010 · No Comments

http://carsonified.com/blog/dev/bulletproof-backups-for-mysql/

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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

http://plasti.cx/2010/02/03/getting-passenger-to-play-nice-with-interlock-cache_fu-and-memcached

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