I just gave a lightning talk at the fabulous code4lib conference. My boss at Atom Publishing Protocol was cool and how it could teach people about RESTful Web Services and HTTP (again). Here are the slides: http://kfahlgren.com/talks/code4lib2008/atompub_teaches_rest_http.pdf.
Archive for February, 2008
This is why people get annoyed about the silly
gem install dependency mess (esp WRT hoe):
$ gem install heckle Need to update 31 gems from http://gems.rubyforge.org # fair enough, you're allowed ............................... complete Install required dependency ruby2ruby? [Yn] Y # Yeah, I know you need these Install required dependency ParseTree? [Yn] Y # oh, and this one too Select which gem to install for your platform (i686-linux) 1. ParseTree 2.1.1 (ruby) # yeah, just a vanilla ruby here 2. ParseTree 2.1.1 (i386-mswin32) 3. ParseTree 2.1.0 (ruby) 4. ParseTree 2.0.2 (ruby) 5. Skip this gem 6. Cancel installation > 1 Install required dependency RubyInline? [Yn] Y # This is also needed, I gather Install required dependency hoe? [Yn] Y # Ha, hoe again, OK Install required dependency rubyforge? [Yn] Y # Don't care, don't understand why both Install required dependency rake? [Yn] Y # There's no rake on this box, really? Install required dependency hoe? [Yn] Y # WTF, yeah, I just said that Install required dependency hoe? [Yn] Y # .. now you're just fucking with me Install required dependency ZenTest? [Yn] Y # Huh? I like ZenTest, but there's no reason... Install required dependency hoe? [Yn] Y # **** YOU, hoe! Successfully installed heckle-1.4.1 Successfully installed ruby2ruby-1.1.8 ....
The fourth time it asked me, it decided to trust me and actually starting installing the gems….
I’ve been using RescueTime since the fall, after hearing about it from some YCombinator-related person. It’s an absolutely spectacular application, and has really changed the way I understand my work and computer use. They also just released a cool widget:
EDIT: I can’t get WordPress to not screw up the widget markup. THEN: Raw-HTML to the rescue!
Keith Fahlgren at his TOC Tutorial, XML for Publishers
Originally uploaded by duncandavidson
I just got back from New York and the second annual O’Reilly Tools of Change for Publishing (TOC) Conference. It’s become a very impressive conference in just two years and had impressive attendance and speakers this year. There’s good blog coverage from George Walkley and pointers to more from the new TOC blog.
I had the honor of doing a tutorial on the last day and had a great time talking with and teaching an energized, question-happy audience about XML in the publishing industry. If you weren’t able to make it to TOC this year, you can pre-order the DVDs of four of the eight tutorials, including mine, and get 30% off with discount code TOCD3. Here’s the link: XML for Publishers.