Monthly Archives: June 2007


Recently, somehow, haikus and tech-geekery got linked in my brain. I think it happened when some piece of press pointed out the fact that the maximum allowed length of a Twitter update (140 characters) it just about exactly right for … Continue reading

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Presenting THUMBNAIL: a Ruby wrapper for the AWS Alexa Site Thumbnail service

I’m proud to announce the release of my very first gem: THUMBNAIL. It’s a Ruby wrapper for the Amazon Web Services Alexa Site Thumbnail Service, which lets you automatically download thumbnails of any website or dynamically embed them in your … Continue reading

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A Beginner’s Guide to Practical Syntactic Magic: the tale of Hpricot’s sudo-constructor

I spent much of today working with Hpricot. And so, as when spending significant solo time with any of why the lucky stiff‘s code, I found myself admiring all the neat little syntactic nicknacks strewn about to cozy up the … Continue reading

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