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Learning Perl 01

Downloaded Padre (which includes Strawberry Perl) and install. I’m a “web developer” and intend to use Perl for web I so install the mojolicious framework (it was a toss up between that an dancer and i chose Mojolicious due to … Continue reading

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Broken Postgres install pain

I spent a good hour debugging failed deployments with Moonshine (for Rails) yesterday. It turned out the problem was a broken postgresql install…. solution: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1415362

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Pretty HTML Output With HAML

HAML, by default in development renders “pretty”, correctly indented HTML output. In production it renders “ugly” output by default. I really appreciate the value of indented html output. If only so that when debugging HTML source (sometime DOM isn’t good … Continue reading

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Making MiniTest Output Pretty

Need a nicer test output with Rails and MiniTest? Simple… use Turn Found via: http://blog.rawonrails.com/2012/01/better-minitest-output-with-turn-gem.html   

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Paypal…. again

This series of posts about integrating Paypal Express with Rails 3 has been invaluable!! http://spin.atomicobject.com/2011/10/24/integrating-paypal-express-with-rails-3-1-part-1/ http://spin.atomicobject.com/2011/11/25/integrating-paypal-express-with-rails-3-1-%E2%80%94-part-2/ http://spin.atomicobject.com/2011/12/19/integrating-paypal-express-with-rails-3-1-%E2%80%94-part-3/

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I’ve been inspired to get on here and write more… by my 10 year old son! After starting a small school newspaper at his school (which he writes) he asked me if i could set him up with his own … Continue reading

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Jane’s Addiction – Irresistible Force Remix Opportunity on Indaba Music

As well as coding, i make music under the name made.by.aksium I’ve just submitted an entry into the Indaba Music Jan’es Addiction remix contest. If you happen to read this, head over to the site and give me a vote. … Continue reading

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