The open letter from Mark Zuckerberg that appears in Facebook’s IPO offering is available online. It makes for some very interesting reading. Check it out.
Kudos to WebFaction, my hosting service, for automatically upgrading my hosting account to match their updated (and larger) limits on memory. I’ve been hosting with them since 2006 and I’ve never been disappointed!
Many thanks to Jonathan Quigg for pointing me towards Git Giggle, a UI tool that allows you to visually explore how a file in your Git repository has changed over time. Forget “git blame,” this tool is much more informative.
The online XML Schema Validator from DecisionSoft has been excellent for validating XML files against an XML schema. Unlike most parsers, it also provides extremely useful error messages, which helps greatly in debugging.
Update: (2012/03/30) The company name and URL changed, so I have fixed the link.
I’m currently reading Russ Olsen’s new technical book, “Eloquent Ruby.” It’s an excellent book. I particularly like its focus on what it takes to be a truly good Ruby developer, rather than just teaching Ruby syntax. It’s a great “next book” for the developer that has learned Ruby, and now wants to learn how to use it properly and effectively.
This is a an excellent WordPress presentation from Brad Williams, the author of “Professional WordPress Design and Development.” The presentation provides detailed examples for creating custom post types and custom taxonomies in WordPress 3+, but with a distinct and humorous zombie flavor.
The Washington Business Journal interviews Main Street Bank exec Jeff Dick about his AirBanking initiative. AirBanking mixes online banking, blogging and social media to attract young professionals. David Keener is the architect and social media expert assisting Main Street Bank with their strategies.
I just got “rate-limited” doing a search on Twitter for #RubyNation. This was the first time I’ve used Twitter in the past week because I’ve been busy with multiple projects. It’s also, by extension, the first and only search I’ve done in the past week. I have to say that either Twitter’s search is broken, or their algorithm for identifying people who need to be rate-limited is totally FUBAR.
Note: It turned out to be a widespread Twitter problem.