Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Adam Keys Channels the Next Generation at RubyConf

I challenge you to find something as hilariously geeky as Adam Keys and the USS Ruby from RubyConf this weekend.

Erlang, The Movie, which was actually shown before the first session, comes a close second.

Notes from RubyConf

I was going to post my notes, but Nick Sieger's beat the crap out of mine. Enjoy!


Right on the heels of RubyConf 2006, ITConversations has posted an interview with the Benevolent Dictator of Ruby on the design of his language.

RubyConf was a great time. Some very interesting projects are in the works. The future of the language is bright. I was very impressed by the caliber of talent I met and the passion people feel for the language and their work.

It was really nice to finally talk with so many people from the community. I learned a lot and picked up some great ideas.

Some sessions were recorded on video. Hopefully Chad and Rich will make these and the slides available for those who couldn't make the conference.

Monday, October 23, 2006

Want my job?

Up for grabs for someone wanting to do .NET, C#, and web development in the healthcare domain. After 5 plus years at GE/IDX, I'm moving on to other exciting things.

Can't say much yet about what I'll be doing, but I will say that I'll be working in Ruby and Rails. (Thanks Matz and DHH!)

Thursday, October 19, 2006

big day

October 19th ROCKS!
  • My 10th wedding anniversary (Though we're postponing the celebration since I'm out of town. I have the most understanding wife. La, you're the best.)
  • I'm an uncle for the second time! My brother Andrew and his wife Corey just had a new baby girl about 8 hours ago. A week early but a healthy 8 lbs, 11 oz. No definite name yet, but I've put in for Ruby. :)
  • Just got into Denver a few hours ago for RubyConf. Briefly met and shared a ride to the hotel with some of the Seattle.rb crowd. Looking forward to tomorrow.

Eureka picked up for second season

Good news for my brother Andrew, the cast, crew, and we loyal viewers: Eureka has been picked up for a second season. They should start filming in spring for next summer's episodes. So we can all breath a sigh of relief knowing that we'll have something to watch after Battlestar wraps up.

Way to go, bro. Kudos on a great show that will likely only get better.

I thoroughly enjoyed the season finale. I think the show started to hit its stride with the last 4 or 5 episodes. The actors seem to be getting more comfortable with their characters, relationships are gelling, backstory is being revealed, plotlines are connecting, the stories are getting edgier, and the editing has vastly improved.

Got to hand it to SCIFI too. I really like some of the smart web promotions they're doing for the show, namely the "webisodes" and podcast commentary.

Also a good sign: Eureka now comes up as the second link on Google.