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Monday, June 27, 2005

SimilarThings Blog

I started a blog for SimilarThings appropriately the url is Blog.SimilarThings.com 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) SimilarThings.com 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