Jay McGavren's Journal

2016-01-30

Leveraging Ruby Libraries webcast

Video of "Leveraging Ruby Libraries", my webcast for O'Reilly, has been posted. It's a whirlwind tour of some of the cool things you can do with Ruby's core classes, standard library, and third-party gems.

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2016-01-30

A Head First author's guide to InDesign

The InDesign tutorial that I received when starting on my Head First book was helpful, but there were some super-useful InDesign features it didn't include. I shared this list of my favorites with my fellow authors, and figured I would copy it here...

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2015-09-15

I'm writing Head First Ruby!

One reason this blog hasn't seen an update in forever is that I've been writing a book! O'Reilly will be releasing Head First Ruby in mid-November.

Head First Ruby Cover

You can get access to the Early Release right now on O'Reilly's shop.

Or, you can pre-order from Amazon.

Enjoy, and please send feedback!

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2013-12-08

The danger of habits...

In the late 20th century, I received a thorough mocking for only putting one space after my periods. "Everyone puts two spaces after a sentence, don't you know that?" I switched, and have been using two spaces for over a decade.

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2013-08-15

Malware and your brain...

Consumer-level brain-computer interfaces (they exist!) are rather limited at this point, and therefore so is this hack. Still, this is troubling.

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