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?
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.
“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”—On bieber fever. | Dear Coke Talk
“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.”—Marco.org - The Grandparents Camera
“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?”—
“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.””—Why you should always encrypt your smartphone
“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.”—
“The coming decades—the 21st-century’s ’20s, ’30s, and ’40s—have the potential to be one long, unbroken, recut spoof in which everything in Avatar farts while Keyboard Cat plays eerily in the background.”—Wake Up, Geek Culture. Time to Die | Magazine
for the fourth year in a row, I am publishing the results of a script that tells you what I listened to most across my Apple branded music players, that was added to the list over the course of the year. You can get the ruby code yourself
This City is Killing Me, Dusty Brown
Great EP, fantastic synth work, fantastic vocals, free download.
sure, it was released in 1997. Doesn’t make it any less awesome. A must for fans of Portishead.
Drink the Sea, The Glitch Mob
This album helped me get through the most intense month of my life (August). A must if you’re into electro.
23, Blonde Redhead
Misery is a Butterfly, Blonde Redhead
24 Postcards in Full Color, Max Richter
Songs from Before, Max Richter
I listened to these albums a lot during the dull and dreary Portland spring, when my own mood matched the weather perfectly, and the melancholy of this music matched perfectly.
The ArchAndroid, Janelle Monae
If you like pop-ish R&B, which I will admit a guilty pleasure for (I still throw on Michael Jackson’s Thriller and Off The Wall from time to time), you must check this album out. Despite being a concept album and all over the map stylistically, each song holds its own and the writing and performances are spot on.
Cave Story, Studio Pixel
a soundtrack to a retro-style videogame in the style of Super Metroid. The soundtrack is very NES-inspired, and great.
3:47 EST, Klaatu
The album is pretty decent, but I’ve listened to the final track The Little Neutrino maybe three dozen times. It takes me to a really happy place.
Disconnect from Desire, The School of Seven Bells
I wasn’t that big of a fan of Alpinisms, prefering Prefuse 73’s collaboration/remix album The School of 73 Bells. Disconnect from Desire is however a great album.
Brothers, The Black Keys
I’ll readily admit that I don’t like this album as much as Attack and Release, but am starting to warm up to it.
“What they fundamentally misunderstand, and to an extent what Rand herself misunderstood, is that an ethical system based on living for the sake of one’s self as opposed to living for the sake of others is completely missing the point. There is no self. There is no other.”—On ayn rand. - Dear Coke Talk
“I believe what we have here is the beginning of the end of complacency. It is now apparent to me that in the haste to ensure compliance with procedures that are inconsistent if not inarticulable, TSA has hastened the likelihood of failure.”—Homeland Security Watch » 2009 » October » 15
“Be careful, wildpeople, if you think you’re not the hated white guys in these ads. It isn’t about being white or being a guy, but about the class of people who have inherited the earth and then withdrawn from it, leaving it to entropy.”—The Last Psychiatrist: Advertising’s Hidden Second Message
“It is this perception that makes flamboyant gay men the correct casting for advertising directed at people who cringe at the sight of flamboyant gay men. They know you better than you know yourself. Strike that: they know the lies you tell yourself better than you.”—The Last Psychiatrist: Advertising’s Collateral Damage
“The universe is cold and empty. We will suffer and die. But today we live. And not alone. We live in the warmth of one another’s company. Ideas like “kindness” or “justice” are alien in this universe. The laws of physics, are enforced cruelly, relentlessly. A falling object is indifferent to who is crushed beneath. But if I see you, I will smile, and hold the door open while you pass. And perhaps you will smile back and say hello.”—interfluidity » The Karmic Truth
“you don’t have to wait on the self esteem and confidence. You’ve earned the right to hold your head up high just by making it to the other side of all that horrible shit, and never forget, no one of substance will ever think you’re a lesser person because of it.”—
“If the Americanized culture of the past two generations has deliberately encouraged narcissism as a positive personality structure, then we can expect higher rates of PTSD than in WWII not because the physical stresses are more severe— in fact, they are most often less severe— but because the discovery of the limitations of our own power shock us more deeply than it shocked them.”—The Last Psychiatrist: The Military And PTSD: A Star Wars Guide
“the way to approach suicide prevention is to make suicidality/stress a rare, though entirely expected consequence of battle. Not to over analyze it, but to acknowledge it. In short, not to pathologize it, but to mainstream it: Yeah, me too.”—The Last Psychiatrist: How Not To Prevent Military Suicides
“Perhaps the only thing more irritating than listening to a bunch of minimalists brag about how little they own is listening to a bunch of rich people talk about how they’re emotionally tortured by their possessions—and of course “possessions” include babies, which are also a tremendous source of guilt and inconvenience and are even referred to as “it” instead of “he” or “she.” I look forward to seeing how this new generation of “its” adjusts to the resentment heaped upon them by their parents, bitter about having been forced to cope with the “awful” world of disposable diapers and distasteful packaging.”—Bike Snob NYC: Getting Around: Baby got BRA
“If this is what we have, is there any question at all why progressives can’t get their shit together and actually effect any real change other than making a cigar-box guitar?”—Revolution 2.0: the TV-B-Gone Hoodie