The Banality of Failure

Failure is banal. That is to say it's unoriginal and dull. Why? Because it's familiar, a motif. We all fail in life. Everyday. Some may be bigger than others but it is still failure. No one is perfect and no one can deny having ever failed.…

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An API to kill

This post is less about APIs and concerns the moral implications of current technologies. This post does not reflect any of my current beliefs.…

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Lessons from American Beauty

This post contains spoilers from the 1999 American film American Beauty. If you don't like spoilers or you've not seen the film, go watch it and return later. You've been warned.…

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ActiveRecord, Models and Grammar

My weekend project consisted of me creating something with ActiveRecord. That something took me a a bit of time to figure out. I knew my time was limited so I did not want to pursue a gargantuan task. From experience, I came to the conclusion that a game would not be a good option. However,…

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each vs map vs select vs find

I must admit, since I've began programming in Ruby, if you were to track stats on the iterator I use the most, embarrassingly it would be each.…

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Creating for creations sake

I haven't blogged in more than a year. I had professed I would stop but the truth is I was lying. I don't consider myself to be a liar or an extreme one for that matter. I like to remark that lying is one of the few sins I commit.…

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