You can touch, but you better not hover

January 14, 2013 | By

This post can perhaps also be titled ‘yet another tale of  adapting to devices that can’t yet hover’, or perhaps ‘philosophical applications of CSS, media queries, and developing for mobile devices’… Turns out responsive design continues to be a skill I’m working on developing. Constructing alternate layouts based on screen size is mostly progressing well. The hardest […]

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Upgrade and list your Rails apps versions – locally or on Heroku

January 12, 2013 | By

Some  constructive outcomes of latest Ruby on Rails vulnerability… Two or more guides to upgrading Rails apps — locally &/or on Heroku. Two or more scripts to list Rails versions on Heroku — in Linux & Windows. & learned lots more about developing  on Rails & deploying on Heroku :).

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Life is an infinite scroll – or is it?

January 10, 2013 | By

Infinite scroll is that continuous scrolling on blogs, social, & other content-centric sites. The somewhat maligned marker of an infinitely scrolling site is the ’#!’ (hashbang) &/or ’#’ hash signs in the site’s URL. One of the biggest issues with most infinite scrolling sites is that they don’t generate a bookmark for your scroll position. So say […]

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Human APIs – Feeds of the People, By the People, For the People

January 9, 2013 | By

Everywhere, we ingest, process, and generate data. Facebook. Twitter. LinkedIn. Blogs. Healthcare. Sports. Much of that data is hyper-local and hyper-personal Some folks experiment with such data vis-à-vis quantified self. Other folks create central in & out data paths for their lives. Google calls its Chrome browser address bar the omnibox. Others folks collect any & all […]

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Late-night just-might-work guide to upgrade Ruby on Rails server during great Rails vulnerability of 2013

January 8, 2013 | By

stop – your Ruby on Rails (RoR) server edit  – appropriate line in gem file to read [one of]: gem ‘rails’, ’3.2.11′ gem ‘rails’, ’3.1.10′ gem ‘rails’, ’3.0.19′ gem ‘rails’, ’2.3.15′ run – gem update run – bundle update run - bundle install test – rspec # or test-driven dev’t framework of choice launch – rails […]

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