Rainy days and Java always get me down


I've Moved My Blog

It's currently located at http://www.urlinone.com/blog

I should say "I'm moving my blog." It's a pretty painful process.

Pebble has blown up on me, and it's been many months since I've been able to blog reliably. I've lost posts. And now I've got to figure out how to migrate my past blog posts from Pebble to my new destination without all the URLs changing, lest external links become 404 Not Founds.

Why does everything in the 21st century have to be a three-day project???

I don't know if Why the Lucky Stiff (the name alone causes me some trepidation) is truly criminal, but spend a few minutes at his (her?) (its?) web site and tell me that that's not the work of a madman (madwoman?) (madperson?).

Still, he/she/it has created why's (poignant) guide to Ruby, which seems almost coherent, despite the fact that by the third paragraph, he's (let's just assume it's a he) talking about housecoats. I've never learned a language from cartoon foxes before, but by chapter 3, they're already showing me code.

And by chapter 4, you've made your own starmonkey by plunging car keys into an apple.


Update: I've come to appreciate what a freakin' genius Why is. He's (yes, Why's a he) funny, smart, and incredibly prolific. His RedHanded blog is a great source for what's new in the world of Ruby, Rails, and general wackiness. I've become something of a groupie. This is one lunatic that's going places (and not necessarily in a straight jacket). I'll be able to say I knew Why when...