ArchiveOctober 2013

Capistrano & delayed_job With Rails 4


If you’ve tried deploying your Rails 4 app using Capistrano, and you happen to also be using the delayed_job gem, you may have encountered a problem. bash: script/delayed_job: No such file or directory The solution is actually quite simple. Rails 4 uses the bin directory in place of the script directory, so add this to your deploy.rb file: set :delayed_job_command...

Ruby? For games? I’ll hang you for that shit. PART 1


Ruby is an amazing language. It is, without a doubt, my favorite scripting language. The first time I heard about it was back in late 2006. I dove right in, and I haven’t looked back. I’ve built myself a pretty decent career on Ruby, and I couldn’t be happier about that. And now I decided I wanted to fuck around and make games for fun, and later, for profit. Like a true goddamn...

Mixing Multiple Audio Files With SoX


SoX, the “Swiss Army knife of sound processing”, is awesome. I’ve been using it a lot lately for a project I’m working on, and I encountered a situation not quite covered in their documentation. I wanted to mix multiple audio files together to create a new file. Let’s say I have a file with a really cool beat and I wanted to completely ruin it by adding another file...

Twitter-like Character Count Plugin Written in jQuery


See it in action right away if you don’t feel like reading. I wanted to pop my plugin cherry, but I wasn’t sure what to put together. A wise man once said, “If you don’t know what to build, just build something you need for yourself.” That wise man’s name? Albert Einstein. Just kidding. It was me. I said that. I’m currently working on a web app that...


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