Just noticed the release of the next Wordpress version – 2.6. Check out their release summary video to get an idea of what has improved and how. Good stuff.
A minute ago I got this spam letter with the list of vacancies:
ИНФОРМАЦИЯ О ВАКАНСИЯХ!!
- ГЛАВНЫЙ БУХГАЛТЕР, з/пл от 60 000 руб. в месяц;
- БУХГАЛТЕР, з/пл от 35 000 руб. в месяц;
- СЕКРЕТАРЬ, з/пл от 24000 рублей в месяц;
- ПРОГРАММИСТ 1С, з/пл. высокая;
- КУРЬЕР, з/пл от 17000 рублей в месяц;
It translates to:
Information about available positions:
- Chief accountant, salary from 60000 rubles / mo
- Accountant, salary from 35000 rubles / mo
- Secretary, salary from 24000 rubles / mo
- Programmer 1C*, salary is high
- Courier, salary from 17000 rubles / mo
- 1C is a very popular software tool for accountants and managers that is flexible enough to have a dedicated course in local universities and a position in organizations.
How many funny moments can you count?
Last year we had a bicycle trip to Mangup that I covered with Google map routes, bells and whistles. This year we had the same trip but in a different company. Nonetheless, it wasn’t less interesting. I took less pictures as the nature of that region was already covered, but focused on the trip, the air and views.
See some interesting stuff in my Flickr photostream.
Dreams eventually come true and I finally converted to Macs. I still have my 5-year old HP Compaq nx9005 with Win XP and Ubuntu running to my side for various tasks (like verifying the web sites I work on in IE), but all my ongoing work and music experiments shifted to a great Macbook Pro MB134 from the Apple’s latest line.
APPLE MacBook Pro MB134, 15.4″, Intel Core 2 Duo T9300 (2x 2.5GHz), 2×1024MB, 250GB, DVD±RW DL, nVidia GeForce 8600Md GT 512MB, 15.4″ WXGA+ (1440×900), LED-TFT, DVI, Gigabit-LAN, WLAN, Bluetooth 2.0, FireWire 400, FireWire 800, 2xUSB2.0, ExpressCard, WebCam, OSX 10.5 “Leopard”
There’s not much to say other than that I, as all migrants, feel like a huge army of nurses taking care of me all the time; so smooth Leopard’s interface and laptop hardware are. All these Spaces, Dashboards, Expose, Stacks, iCals, Frontrows and others feel like from a future. Even Rails, Apache, and PHP5 are pre-installed!
3 hours ago Rails 2.1 was finally released into the wild, and there’s the officials report for your reading pleasure. I’m still a bit concerned about the RSpec compatibility, but since I already found a sufficient replacement – Shoulda and Mocha – there may not be as many worries.
So, let’s give it a round of aplause. Great job!
My gosh, I can’t believe I missed this. On May 21 Brightbox has announced a happy marriage of a revolutionary mod_rails (Passenger) project from Phusion to the excellent user-friendly Linux for the mere mortals – Ubuntu.
It means that the deployment and management of Rails applications becomes a breeze. I personally still prefer my very custom deployment setup – Nginx-Mongrel (for Rails) + Nginx-Apache (for PHP), but for those planning to unroll massive Rails hosting, it may be a famous Red Pill.
Following the concise yet complete instructions on how to start using the Rails 2.1.0 release candidate from the awesome Getting Rails 2.1 RC1 podcast, I gave it a very quick spin today in one of my projects.
Right after the installation one of the gems refused to work. It was HAML – an excellent HTML builder extension – that blamed Rails for not having some hook registration function call. Taking the latest master copy from github of HAML (which is 1.9.0 there at the moment) solved the problem, but then something else jumped out. RSpec doesn’t work very well with Rails 2.1 at its present state, and every controller test was yelling at me.
Let’s say, it was a bad luck and hopefully I’ll do better next time when they finally release the thing. Got back to Rails 2.0.2 for now.
I share their views to some extent. Techno is a universal music that you can use to express yourself, make people dance or make them think about the past / present / future, or do other magic with minds and souls.
Links were found at Music Thing.
It was Clean Thursday yesterday and hopefully you were cleaning your hard drive for a great new Ubuntu 8.04. It made it to the download sites in the evening and since then they creak under a heaviest load.