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On January 10, 2012 By

My path towards becoming a competent junior Rails developer has been interrupted the past five months, but for good reason. I landed contracts on two substantial consulting engagements in a row. While it is not the work I will be doing in the long-run, it did provide a much-needed influx of funds and allowed me [...]

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[This was a challenge assignment for my recent application to Hungry Academy - explain a relatively complex concept in 300 words or less.] One way to achieve higher investment returns in real estate is to use leverage (aka – debt). It can allow one to achieve significantly higher returns, and place most of the downside [...]

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I’ve officially signed up for the Super Spartan race in Miami, FL on April 23rd. Check out the race organization’s website at http://spartanrace.com This is a very cool video from one of the recent races…

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Please don’t make me go back!!!

On March 31, 2011 By

Today I am launching a campaign to make the things I’m passionate about be the things that feed me. I want to work with the best ideas the world has to offer. I want to use open source technology to create services, tools and resources that change how the world functions. I want to be [...]

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I recently got hung when running bundle install on a Rails 3 app that require the RMagick gem (version 2.12.2). With my underwhelming Unix command line skills, everything ranging from installing from source to running scripts is difficult. Here is the issue page I created on stackoverflow: ruby on rails 3 – rmagick gem install [...]

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Amazing Idea | Code for America

On March 6, 2011 By

      What a great idea. According their website the mission is… “Code for America enlists the brightest minds of the web industry into public service to use their skills to solve core problems facing our communities. We help talented technologists leverage the power of the internet to make governments more open and efficient, [...]

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The first time I heard about AREL (Active Relation) for Rails 3 was at a Ruby Meetup in NYC. One of the group members, Ra’Shaun Snuggs, gave a talk about it and I think it’s going to be a powerful tool going forward. Although, I didn’t get past business calculus in school, it was still [...]

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The Idea While still in college I discovered Newman’s Own, the food products company. More importantly, I became aware of their story and the ongoing business model behind it. Basically, Newman’s Own is a for-profit company whose owner (Paul Newman the individual) donated 100% of the net profits each year to charity. Nothing more, nothing [...]

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