My MacBook Arrived!!!

Monday, January 29th, 2007

I just got my MacBook this morning! I love it! 😀

As if enough people hadn’t already documented the MacBook being unpacked, I decided to do it again. Here are some pictures of my little white beauty.

Now I just need to name her…

Firefox about:config Tips and Tricks

Friday, January 12th, 2007

In this post I’ll outline some of my favorite custom configuration options for Firefox, which can be set from about:config. Some of these preferences do not exist by default, so you will have to right-click in about:config, select New, the type of preference, and then enter the preference name exactly as I have written it.


Type: Boolean
Possible Values: true, false
Setting this option to true will cause the url bar to auto complete urls. With this option, you can type the first few characters of a url, hit enter, and bingo, your at the site!
urlbar autofill screenshot

Note: It isn’t at first apparent how to stop the auto-completion at a certain point without going to the entire URL. For instance, if you want to go to a root domain, but the URL that starts to auto complete includes a specific page, just hit space after the domain name to stop the auto completion.

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Ruby on Rails, Here I Come!

Thursday, January 4th, 2007

I just got my Agile Web Development with Rails book! Now I can learn rails and start writing killer software 10 times faster than I could with PHP!

end hype

Seriously, now I can actually see how easy it is to develop “real” software with rails, rather than the ten minute basically worthless blog software that doesn’t even have authentication. I think building Flowpad v2 with it (the next version of the tournament registration software) will be the ultimate test of its abilities.

Hopefully Rails will be up to the task.