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In Ruby 1.9 there exists a new syntax for writing your lambda functions. How you would normally do these anonymous functions went something like this:

scope :enabled, lambda{ where(:enabled = true) }

Ruby 1.9 supports what is called 'stabby lambda'...

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If you've not looked into using Backbone.js for any of your javascript projects, you really should. I've used it a fair amount, but am getting a good chance to really dig into it right now for a longer-term project and it's extremely satisfying.

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In 1990, the resolution of 67% of monitors were 800x600 or below. That's really small. As of January 2011, it has been noted that 98.9% of monitors used have resolutions of 1024x768 (85% of them being higher than this!)

Now what is the point of me...

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Ever since I started into web design I had always heard about grids and frameworks being used as bases. 960grid, Susy, Simpler grid.. the list goes on and I still don't understand the purpose. For template-like and basic sites they can make...

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Recently at work we ran across a situation where we needed an efficient wayto find the Group-wise maximum of a certain column in an efficient manner. After fighting with and realizing that there is apparently no way to make MySQLcombine an ORDER...

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In order to simplify and standardize the storage of mailing address information over our various Rails projects I decided to build a simple plugin that allows the attachment of a polymorphic address association to ActiveRecord models.

Currently,...

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Well that doesn't sound like it makes any sense, does it? Hear me out first before totally writing it off. As a designer, it's extremely easy to find yourself in a rut and cranking out slight variations of the same sites over and over again. Here...

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Lately I have been noticing many people who ask how they can better themselves and their code. I too ask myself this everyday, as we all should. So I have decided to touch on the subject to get you started and pointed in the right direction.

One...

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Here at work we're often swapping code snippets, and the tool of choice is Gist. Previously in vim this involved :set nonumber, copying the code, opening up a browser, and pasting it into a gist. Now I just type :Gist

Gist.vim

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Ben sent me this nice tidbit:

Basically, if you add:

termcapinfo xterm* ti@:te@



...to your ~/.screenrc, it will work as a normal term works w/r/t scrolling.

This greatly pleases me.

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