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Jan
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Ladies and gentlemen, my wife the travel & food blogger.

travelingowl:

BUENOS AIRES I LOVE YOUR FOOOOOOOOD!!!!! Here is a list of my favorites.

1. Fukuro Noodle Bar - Best Ramen in BA. Homemade noodles, steam buns and dumplings. Friendly service and cool decor. Make sure to get the cookies and milk for dessert. So delicious!

2. La Fábrica del Taco - Close enough. Tacos were tasty, but don’t expect a %100 mexican taco experience. Guac was really good and the hot sauce was actually spicy! 

3. Burger Joint - I don’t know why it is so hard to find good hamburgers in a country that has so much great beef, but Burger Joint is where they are hiding! I don’t really even like hamburgers and I ate here. Twice. 

Not Pictured: Las Pizarras Bistro -  The best meal we experienced in Buenos Aires. I didn’t take any photos because I was too busy eating. Dishes change daily according to what is freshest at the market. With the current exchange rate from US to ARG this meal was a steal. Make a reservation if you don’t want to wait for a table. 

A big thank you to the blog Pick Up The Fork, whose reviews and recommendations made this all possible.

Apr
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Apr
11th
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engagement photos (shout out to Julie Randall Photo)

engagement photos (shout out to Julie Randall Photo)

Mar
5th
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Rethink mass assignment outright. Ask hard questions about whether attr_accessible belongs in the model, in the controller, in some kind of view entity, or whether there really ought to be a form do-hickey that helps a view render and also helps a controller process the result. There’s a lot of interest in DCI (Data, Context, Interaction). Is attr_accessible a role responsibility?

Come to think of it, why are models so damn fat? What’s a form doing only assigning some of a model’s attributes? Should it really be posting to a smaller model that is composed into a bigger model?

Raganwald nails it, as usual.
May
11th
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penultimate

This is the second-to-last post on this blog.

I haven’t updated this since early February, and while no one has asked about why, I figured I’d say something:

1) I’ve met the woman who I have a good chance of spending the next few years or longer with in November. We’ve been ratcheting things up several notches since.

2) I’ve been busy getting phpfog launched. Our original target was two months ago, but we’ve had a few setbacks

3) All I’ve really ever said here, besides music best-of lists has been quotes. I don’t feel the need to share these any more.

4) I’m eventually going to do up a blog on a different platform, whose uptime I have a bit more control over. Probably static files on github pages or S3; perhaps wordpress on phpfog if I can find a way to tolerate wordpress. I’ll be writing about things with a bit more depth than I ever have here. When I get that going, the link to that will be my last post here.

It’s been fun, tumblr, but I’m a different person now. Thanks for the memories.

Feb
4th
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Every generation of tween girls needs a non-threateningly pubescent mop-headed pop sensation on which to compulsively project their budding sexuality, and you should never underestimate the sheer magnitude of disposable income those bitches control
Feb
3rd
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You’re adding labels because your graphics has failed you. People can’t judge area well. Especially with curved boundaries.
Jan
25th
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Almost nothing was simple, ergonomic, and low-needs, targeted at an audience that just wants to get something done without needing to care too much about the details.
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Tough shit. That’s why we have if statements.
Jan
23rd
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It’s not a sufficient condition, but it’s clear that “nobody saw it coming” is a common refrain when disruptions are seen in the rear-view mirror
Jan
21st
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URLs are for humans. Design them for humans.
Jan
19th
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Last week made us realize that the reality is a little bit more nuanced. It isn’t mobile that’s overwhelmingly important, it’s the app store.
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Have you noticed that Vibram Five Fingers are taking over for the once venerable Birkenstocks as the footwear of choice when you want to flex your tech street cred (especially your cloudy, ruby, node.js, nosql street cred)? Time for DevOps to make it’s own fashion statement?

2011: Time to Escape the DevOps Echo Chamber — Agile Web Development & Operations

STOP. DO NOT PASS GO. DO NOT COLLECT TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS.

Jan
17th
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The Congressional Research Service can’t even count the number of criminal offenses currently on the books in the United States, estimating the number to be in the “tens of thousands.”
Jan
13th
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The piano isn’t for itself, it’s for the “right” college, and for 99% of America the precise college you went to is as irrelevant as the beer you used to lose your virginity. Was it Bud Light or Stella Artois? Same bank account.