A quick shout-out (yeah, I just said that) to Chris Augeri who mentioned a.placebetween.us on his blog Forest Road! For those who do not know, (read: everyone) A Place Between Us is a tool that will let you and someone you’re meeting find a good mid-way point for meeting. You get to pick the type […]
I’ve just released the Formtastic Bootstrap gem. This provides a Formtastic-compatible form builder that will generate HTML to which the Twitter Bootstrap framework can be applied easily. I was kind of surprised this didin’t exist already! Any feedback and/or contributions are very welcome. You can find the gem on RubyGems and the code on Github.
I’ve just released a new version of Panini, a Ruby gem that generates sentences from a given grammar. This release adds a new derivator that will exhaustively create every sentence in a grammar if called enough times. Example This code: grammar = Panini::Grammar.new n_s = grammar.add_nonterminal n_a = grammar.add_nonterminal n_b = grammar.add_nonterminal n_s.add_production([@n_a, @n_a, @n_b]) […]
I want to take a few words to recount my recent and very positive experience selling my condo with Tracy Hoy Clark of Chobee Hoy Associates Real Estate in Brookline Village. I retained Tracy after my condo had languished on the market for 10 months with two other realtors. Five days later I had an […]
Yesterday’s blog entry by Mark Suster, “Why You Need to Take 50 Coffee Meetings,”caused me to come up with (yet another) idea for a product. I’ve passed my 50 coffee mark some time ago, but I in no way take 250 meetings a year, as Mark suggest. And the farther along I get in my […]
One of the coolest things I ever learned about were Context Free Grammars (also known as a CFG.) I’ll leave the description of CFGs to Wikipedia. I’ve always had an interest in using CFGs to generate sentences that could be used to seed data sets, or to create a series of certain actions within a […]