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Monday, June 27, 2005

SimilarThings Blog

I started a blog for SimilarThings appropriately the url is so anyone who tries to grab that name, it's gone sorry :) This is where I will write about things I am working on and what is happening. Once the Mailing list gets active I will post what has been going on there too.

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Odeo, another sweet Rails-driven app

I have the pleasure of trying out Odeo a pod-casting tool for listeners and creators. I started surfing around the channels and found some good pod casts. I would like to create my own too some day so this tool will be all I need. Nice design, nice UI, nice app. Thanks to Rabble on #rubyonrails irc for hooking me up.

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

SimilarThings is Launched

To much fanfair and applause(ok well none of either at least from anyone but me) is launched. I have announced it on the Rails list and on the IRC channel where quite a few fellow RoRer's helped find some bugs. Which I fixed a couple. I am sure there will be more. And the always helpful and bad-assed Rails programmer Courtenay helped me out and even posted a nice "slug" creator for me to use. Hats off to you man!

So I am pretty stoked, I got some good compliments which is always a good thing. I hope it this app will be well-used and liked.

Monday, June 20, 2005

Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish

This is so relevant to me right now. I needed to read this. You've got to find what you love

Friday, June 17, 2005

SimilarThings is coming along(slowly)

I am pretty proud of what I have done with it so far. The more I use it (since the main site uses the app) the more I think people will like it. I have some signup issues to fix. Once they are done I am going to launch even though it needs some things done and is missing a couple features. Following the Release Early Release Often principle it is almost time. I am sure there will be some glaring butt-ugly bugs that people will find, more of the reason to launch and get to squashin!

Thursday, June 02, 2005

Bryan is a dad

My friend Bryan Bell is now a proud father to Emily Bell. Congratulations and it's about damn time! :) Life will not be the same, in a good way.

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

My Mantra

This is good stuff: Taste for Makers