We’re entering a new age of realtime information.

I failed and posted it here by mistake: http://chrisdrit.posterous.com/state-of-ruby-vms-ruby-renaissance-igvitacom

Ruby is commonly associated with the frameworks (Rails, RSpec, and many others) that it enabled, but it is much more then that. The same ideology and design principles that popularized the language at the start are also the reason why it is being currently ported to a variety of alternative platforms: JVM, Objective-C, Smalltalk VM and Microsoft’s DLR. Technical details aside, few will disagree that Matz’s focus on “how we feel while programming” and the objective of “making the programmer happy” has resonated with the larger community.

Need to dig into MacRuby

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direct link to pdf: http://blog.marc-seeger.de/assets/papers/Ultra_Large_Sites_S…

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I need to dig into Tokyo Cabinet, the pdf has a short section on it…

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It’s really slick and includes improved stubing support, caching, memoization, and (of course) parallelism. The Typhoeus readme highlights all of the awesomeness. It should be noted that the old interface of including Typhoeus into classes and defining remote methods has been deprecated. I’ll be removing that sometime in the next six months.

Kick-butt lib!

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Jobs — BackType

November 28, 2009

Most people’s information will be gotten from other information as opposed to traditional sources. You will tend to listen to other people more than anyone else. Learning how to rank that is the great challenge of the age.

Eric Schmidt, Chairman and CEO, Google

One of my friends is currently using it to find customers for his Mac
& iPhone repair business here in NYC. He monitors for the phrases
“cracked LCD macbook”, “broken macbook”, “broken iphone”, … and he meets new customers

What phrases would you monitor for?