Twitter Updates for 2012-07

  • @stevebenjamins @jaretmanuel There’s another Torontan here @ the CodeHAUS; he’s starting @codeacademy Monday – I told him to contact you #
  • @martinisoft Complain to Craigslist about it – maybe they will change their mind #
  • @stevebenjamins @jaretmanuel The guy’s name is Tory (as in your PM Harper) #
  • @KsAvsFan Everybody thinks the proper response to “ping” is “pong”, but it is in fact “echo” (today’s sonar trivia brought 2 u by @Twitter) #
  • @sdegutis Since you seem to like statically-typed languages, any opinion on Haskell? #
  • I will be speaking this year at Lone Star Ruby Conf #LSRC #
  • @ginnyhendry I gave your card to @testobsessed #
  • @trptcolin @jim_challenger Ruby and Math (possibly with some bits on high-performance computing) #
  • @jim_challenger It looks interesting, but IDEs for dynamic languages just never seem to catch on – we shall see #
  • @jwo Isn’t @lsrc in August? #
  • @KsAvsFan Thanks for the follow #
  • @testobsessed Thanks for the follow – I will keep you posted on our Ruby Testing Group #
  • @rubyskills Thanks for the follow #
  • @jwo My topic is “Ruby And Math” #
  • Rules on Twitter lists: 20 lists/user, 500 users/list, names shorter than 25 chars, List names can’t begin w/a number #
  • @koriroys Who took the photo? #
  • @rbrtmlnr A magic tool to do what? #
  • @skim @AndyMaleh Could you tweet a link? #
  • @suesunmi Thanks for the follow #
  • @briankung If so, you might be an Apple user 😛 #
  • I added @maxdemarzi to my “Chicag Tech” list: https://t.co/NRkZZOgh #
  • @maxdemarzi Does the Graph DB Meetup have a twitter account? #
  • @mikeebert I did that kata with @josh_cheek – when I see a large if/else/else/etc block, I think “polymorphism to the rescue!” #
  • I am now going the Devise/Mongoid tutorial by @rails_apps – good stuff there http://t.co/faJ9EDFF #
  • @steveklabnik Will you be at @LSRC in Austin this August? #
  • Has anyone heard how much memory is in Google’s new #Android #Tablet? #
  • @therealadam True, but there is probably an elderly black actress who needs the acting gig more than he does #
  • @paulwpagel Why are you going to Scotland? Is there a Ruby conference there? #
  • @cory_foy Not just free lunch, but lots of free knowledge as well #
  • I found the answer to my question about memory in #Android #Nexus tablet: http://t.co/KSRfCfxy 1 GB Ram, 8 or 16 GB storage #
  • @thefonso As long as people think mass transit is socialism, this is what you get #
  • @rails_apps I am doing the tut for rails3-mongoid-devise and I am not able to “rake db:seed” – it does not show up in rake -T – any ideas? #
  • @khoffma4 Hey – what have you been doing since @CodeAcademy #
  • @bryonfinke Let me know how you like CorePower – I have been thinking of getting back into yoga #
  • I may have found the problem I was having in the @rails_apps mongoid/devise tutorial – I forgot to add a gem #
  • @ethangunderson What talk are you preparing for? #
  • @mobiruby Any ETA on when you will support Android? #
  • @jexmusa No – Why do you ask? #
  • @scudco Are you the guy behind http://t.co/AimYTD9r? #
  • A couple of quick #Ruby announcements from yours truly: http://t.co/btjsT98n #
  • @jexmusa Thanks – but I was a Java guy, going into Ruby these days – no PHP #
  • @KDIronside Thanks #
  • Refactoring TTT taking longer than I thought #
  • @steveklabnik What brings you to Chicago? I will be at @geekfest tomorrow #
  • @steveklabnik I’d like 2 give U my contact info while you’re here – I’m speaking @ @LSRC; 1st big conf 4 me; I may need speaking advice #
  • @deanwampler What I find annoying is that I cannot save the draft of a message in LinkedIn like you can with email #
  • @robonrails How have things been since @CodeAcademy #
  • @rubygeekdotcom Is this meant for anyone in particular? #
  • @rubygeekdotcom FYI: I will be speaking at @LSRC so I might see you in August #
  • @damon Where was this taken? #
  • @CharlieThomason Will you ever give us more info that that? #
  • Things you can do to be a better developer: https://t.co/QZUuF7As http://t.co/JIwA9MrT #
  • @briankung I noticed you joined the @RubyMidwest LinkedIn group – are you planning on going? #
  • @KsAvsFan If you decide to go back to KC, the @RubyMidwest account and website post KC Ruby jobs #
  • @rubygeekdotcom What has inspired you to look at Android? #
  • @thegrubbsian Then what WILL you say when people ask how you are? #
  • Thanks to @Geekfest for organizing an “emergency” lecture with @SteveKlabnik #
  • @KsAvsFan @WillMcAvoyACN I got 10/10, “better than 99.6% of Americans” although I did guess on a couple #
  • @JaretManuel TL;DR #
  • @rubygeekdotcom So are you doing “raw” Android dev in Java, instead of using a Ruby wrapper like RhoMobile or Ruboto? #
  • @thefonso Do you always keep these weird hours, or did you get up early for this? #
  • @KDIronside Sorry I didn’t catch up with you at @GeekFest – perhaps another time #
  • @JaretManuel Belated Happy Canada Day 2012, and an early Happy Canada Day 2013 #
  • @JaretManuel Here is a loop for the rest of the century: for i in 2013..2100; puts “Happy Canada Day #{i}”; end – I tested this in IRB #
  • @JaretManuel Also: The US flag is “Stars and Stripes”; “Bar and Stars” is the Confederate Flag, which not everybody likes to see #
  • @JimmyOdom Thanks for the follow #
  • @blowdart @karmajunkie What brand of router would you recommend? #
  • Notes from an #Android presentation I gave last year http://t.co/ot4nIa02 #
  • @sdegutis I think Higgs Boson is called the God particle because it explains a lot of stuff, nothing to do w/existence (or not) of God #
  • @sdegutis You may have already seen this article: http://t.co/EJUmWeCe “Things I like about programming in Go” #
  • @tomordonez Sometimes we are hotter than some cities in Texas #
  • @ryanverner Are you trying to get anyone in particular to visit, or get people here for a particular event? Or complaining about the heat? #
  • @KsAvsFan Hot until Labor Day #
  • The folks putting on @LSRC put a page about me on SpeakerRate: http://t.co/0HxN7FcK #
  • Krebs On Security: How To Break Into Security: http://t.co/LAvrwMJt #
  • Hamster – Efficient, Immutable, Thread-Safe Collection classes for Ruby: https://t.co/C3XKSumD #
  • @martinisoft Are you going to Lone Star Ruby Conf in August? #
  • @tlberglund I came late to your “brew install” drama – are you leaving the JVM world for Ruby? #
  • @tomordonez What caused this fixation on trains? #
  • @martinisoft I got one accepted and one rejected, and I heard about both already – here is the schedule: http://t.co/0bnt4VN6 #
  • @TomOrdonez Maybe it just happens when I log onto Twitter, but you do seem to tweet about trains a LOT. #
  • @martinisoft Congrats!! #
  • For the Canadians: Canada’s vanishing tech sector http://t.co/4W3jm2iB #
  • @briankung We’re coonting on you to stem the tide, eh? #
  • The 10 Most Important Numbers In The World: http://t.co/u4aTr3X2 #
  • @tjarmain 16 spots left at http://t.co/YX47hE7Z sign up today #
  • @tjarmain When you are done with @CodeAcademy, look at @Rails_Apps #
  • @briankung And now 30 million people think we’re both jerks #
  • @BrianKung According to Wikipedia, the population of Canada is 34 million, so I was off by 4 mil. Keep digging, Mr Kung #
  • @johngrant117 I love your profile picture #
  • Does anyone know of a #CMS that runs with #Postgres #
  • @scottweisman Thanks for the info. Are there good Radient hosts? #
  • @cymen So what is the word? #
  • The 17 Equations That Changed The World: http://t.co/KPdjv2Vl #
  • Gist by @CoreyHaines from today’s @GeekFest: Loading just ActiveRecord, not all Rails: https://t.co/8rhlcwDa #
  • @BrianKung So how long are you in Canada? I know you have told me before #
  • @ChicagoRuby @martinisoft I get heckled without asking people to do so #
  • @martinisoft Is the “Better Presentations” talk online somewhere? Or perhaps we could meet up sometime before I go to Austin #
  • OO and FP from @TheRealAdam: http://t.co/2aWkbmPj #
  • From @elon_f: Understanding #Ruby Closures: http://t.co/xYBWb5b0 #
  • @KsAvsFan Here is the @gathersus page for 8th Light U on Fridays: http://t.co/5qEH47jW #
  • @drichards Thanks for the follow #
  • @paytonrules Thanks for the follow (and vim tips) #
  • @tlberglund Is there early voting in Colorado? #
  • @JimmyOdom @umtrey I thought they do take credit cards. Last time I was there they took MasterCard, but not Visa #
  • @umtrey @JimmyOdom Last time I went they said that Visa charged higher fees #
  • @ProgramLanguage Thanks for the follow #
  • @elon_f I have a plugin on my blog that collects my tweets each week, & now I am using that as a bookmarker so I can search later #
  • @PatrickGombert Thanks for the link #
  • Making progress on extended one of the @rails_apps templates #
  • @martinisoft FYI: I have a separate Twitter account for non-tech tweets – Good for mental separation in my opinion #
  • Yet another list of free #DNS servers: http://t.co/R4s4gw4k #
  • “Read the Masters” a list of seminal CS papers: http://t.co/2D6m6i3r #
  • @skim I thought Lisp was obcure. I stand corrected. #
  • John McCarthy’s site: http://t.co/sjvoJKal #
  • @damon FYI: @steveklabnik gave that speech here in Chicago 2 weeks ago – the place was packed – great presentation #
  • An iPad Lover’s Take On The Nexus 7: http://t.co/f4eQpxox #Android #
  • Pet peeve: People saying “mobile” when they really mean “iOS” #
  • @JEG2 @jimweirich Thanks to whoever converted that to PDF – not everybody uses Apple products #
  • @CharlieThomason I looked @ ur twitter stream earlier, & I couldn’t discern the “big news” u hinted at b4 – has it happened? Did I miss it #
  • @CharlieThomason I hope things go well for you #
  • @CharlieThomason Starting a Ruby Testing group with @TheFonso, trying to get into 8th Light #
  • More notes to self on Rails and PostgreSQL: http://t.co/uTKCDq6u #
  • @ScottWeisman Good thing about Devise and Bootstrap is that a lot of people use them. Only you will use your lib rolled from scratch #
  • @JeffCohen of @CodeAcademy will speak at @RockyMtnRuby http://t.co/Qs50zF7f #
  • Any chance I could jump on the @JimmyOdom Pre-Launch Lunch Train? #
  • @JimmyOdom Sure – Tuesday is GeekFest and Friday is 8th Light, but the other days are pretty open for me #
  • @BryonFinke congrats on @furnishly – it seems to be going really well #
  • Good RSpec docs also at the Relish site: https://t.co/4TEA6FK4 #
  • @designhawg How did you expend that much energy? #
  • What ORM Framework do #Ruby devs use outside of Rails? #
  • Frustrations with environment vars on Ubuntu: http://t.co/sEjRe87x #
  • Improve your #emacs knowledge with shortcutfoo: https://t.co/F3tdmxgI (it looks like it’s free) #
  • @SDegutis Did you just insult some of your co-workers? #
  • @TomOrdonez Maybe it’s time for a separate TomBrownLine twitter account #
  • @TomOrdonez “CodeAirplane is the 2nd episode of the trilogy” Where will the 3rd be? Tank? Submarine? Space ship? #
  • @suesunmi I put everyone I follow into a list. It can help clean things up. #
  • @SDegutis I am trying to get into the residency program at 8th Light – I show up on Fridays, went throught Code Academy #
  • @TlBerglund Do you work for github now? #
  • @d_pardy Are you thinking about going back now? #
  • Not sure if want: http://t.co/I7f4eNQT #
  • I hate it when I spend a loooooong time trying to figure out a coding solution that turns out to be one line #
  • @divideby0 Thanks for the follow #
  • @damon odd you are askikn – I have heard that you are the guy in Austin who knows everybody in tech #
  • The @rails_apps generators even create a git branch called “working_branch” – what’s not to love? #
  • @damon Will you be at @LSRC? Maybe we could meet then #
  • @soothsayerapp Thanks for the follow #
  • @just3ws Per our email convos last month, I started a list of Chi Tech groups: https://t.co/jZlDUp18 #
  • @just3ws @anglebracket @chicagoaltnet @scmchenry @csell5 @sergiopereira Added to the list #
  • @BrianKung Pix, or it didn’t happen #
  • The source of our problems: We were typing “git fetch origin hamster” #
  • @MontyAnup The stuff by @rails_apps is awesome #
  • @BrianKung When you said you were running around like a ninja I thought you were kidding #
  • @BrianKung In interviews, I may blatently rip off “You should date me. Here’s why.” http://t.co/QsqCW05z #
  • What branches of Math will make you a better developer: http://t.co/rY8STAiy #
  • Don’t make your code more testable: http://t.co/HHf9R3F6 Linked at http://t.co/frxYvvfx by @SteveKlabnik #
  • @urbanophile I think whoever made the quiz might live in a bubble #
  • From http://t.co/9nLTGkIK: Good OOP is about telling objects what you want done, not querying an object and acting on its behalf. #
  • From http://t.co/9nLTGkIK (2/2): Data and operations that depend on that data belong in the same object. #
  • @sdegutis Then how do you instantiate objects? #
  • @luther07 Thanks for the follow #
  • @ScottWeisman Thanks for the info. Impressive customer service. #
  • I’m having hard time making integration tests for OmniAuth app made w/ @rails_apps template – any advice? #
  • 20 Mathematicians Who Changed The World: http://t.co/k1EdF27X #
  • @rails_apps I figured something out, and I will probably make a blog post about it (or perhaps a LOT of tweets) #
  • @luther07 Please tell me how I am awesome. I am not feeling too awesome right now #
  • @luther07 Thanks #
  • #Ruby Testing Archaeology: http://t.co/G36oBRk4 and http://t.co/yodVIc0O and http://t.co/WZuE3uqT #
  • @luther07 Right now are are in Week 3 of our 6-week cycle – I will keep you posted when we start again – you could also follow @ChiRubyTest #
  • A Concise Guide To Clojure: http://t.co/doTiZy1F Still does not info I need right now #
  • @STLStude What brings you to Austin? #
  • I don’t get inline functions in clojure. I get the concept, but they look hard for me to parse mentally #
  • Clojure inline functions: It’s like you have to alternate ‘tween reading left-to-right & right-to-left – how does square get 5 in koan 6 #
  • @mrjabba I will be in Austin for @LSRC in a couple of weeks – Maybe I will stick around for a couple extra days #
  • Is there a way to exit a Clojure REPL besides control-C? Why isn’t there an (exit) function? #
  • @jr0cket Thanks for the info. ‘lein version’ says: ‘Leiningen 1.6.1.1 on Java 1.7.0 Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM’ Time to upgrade #
  • @KsAvsFan Kansas City getting fast internet from Google: http://t.co/q3bX8elM #
  • @tomordonez Use @furnishly #
  • @trptcolin I just upgraded. The project at the meetup tonight requires it #
  • @ChrisHouser Thanks for the info. I upgraded to lein 2 #
  • @PatrickGombert Apache POI can manipulate Office files in Java http://t.co/BjRICeHa Might be too much if you only need it once #
  • @furnishly You are welcome #
  • @joshuadavey @higgaion Are you guys having Friday open house tomorrow? #
  • @jr0cket Thanks for the info #
  • Tell Don’t Ask for objects: http://t.co/9nLTGkIK and http://t.co/h4WMDPYx #
  • @paytonrules Why are you looking at C# ? #
  • @Jim_Challenger It passed right through Chicago, as fiber tends to do #
  • Fast, scalable Rails apps: https://t.co/csd2MK6C #
  • Great post: How to learn: http://t.co/6Z2BQM1s Thanks to @scottweisman #
  • Trying to parse out a Clojure koan: http://t.co/YVVqemXw #
  • Just had a phone interview, probably came across sounding like a total moron #
  • RailsWizard: http://t.co/kTaFwxyK Pretty cool. Haven’t worked with it much. Still like @Rails_Apps a lot #
  • I got a 1 month subscription to Pluralsight – does anyone have any opinions? It looks pretty Microsoft-centric, ‘though they do have Android #
  • @slidebot Thanks for the follow #
  • @TomOrdonez What state is this in? #
  • @TomOrdonez So are you taking I-75 down? #
  • @BlackGirlsCode I am working on a presentation about Ruby’s expansion: Do you teach Ruby? Or other technologies? Or all of the above? #
  • @BlackGirlsCode Thanks for the info. I thought I saw a few references to http://t.co/RNCYeYr5 on your site #
  • @DMWoodall Congrats. Is this the T-shirt company? #
  • @STLStude The Olympics didn’t seem to help Athens too much – let’s see those bad parts of London in a few more years #
  • @KsAvsFan Let Tory know he has one of my backpacks. I guess he won’t be needing it now. #
  • @KsAvsFan So are you guys pulling an all-nighter at 1871 for hack night? #
  • @KsAvsFan Every time I pull an all-nighter I ALWAYS say it’s the last one. #
  • @redsquirrel via NPR: apprentices in NC: http://t.co/rqK2B5oZ See also http://t.co/1vTolD8e #
  • CNET”s Security Blog: http://t.co/gUPsCAOH #
  • Another Security Blog: Krebs On Security http://t.co/X6oQNtDu by @BrianKrebs #
  • @RSASecurity Blog: http://t.co/WABMoDnW #
  • @Jiraffa Thanks for the follow – I added you to my “Computer Security” list #
  • @rails_apps So does the Rails Composer template replace all the other templates? #

 

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