Rails Multiple Databases


There are a few tricks to integrating a rails app with a legacy database. Here is what I've learned...

Cache Jquery Ajax


Here is a very simple approach to caching Jquery ajax calls

Interactive FluentNao


I'll show you how to set up Fluent Nao code to interactively control Nao

DNS Primer


I got tired of knowing nothing about DNS settings so I asked Mike.

Import ovpn File on Ubuntu


The new network manager doesn't include openvpn and even after installing that it doesn't include an option to import your ovpn file. Here are the straight forward steps to getting set up.

Jekyll the Amazing Static Site Generator


You're used to thinking cms or wordpress for building websites that require templating or ease of editing; but in my experience 90% of the time it ends up feeling like your "killing an ant with a sledgehammer".

Groovy on Grails & Ubuntu


Grails makes extensive use of groovy and even more interesting is the way they have wrapped some mature favorites (junit, ant and hybernate) with the groovy language.

Ubuntu Rocks


Ubuntu is fantastic, stable and you'll truly enjoy it. Here is a list of things to get a good developer machine up and running

Jenkins & Selenium


I have in the past used Atlassian Bamboo for build automation and to run automated tests. While I love that solution, it costs money and not everyone wants to buy it.

Ruby for Monitoring & Testing


Wither you're developing in Ruby, PHP, .NET or a javascript RIA, you will gain benefit by automating monitoring, integration tests & load tests. In my recently professional experiences I have found Ruby to be a fantastic technology to use to accomplish this initiative quickly and easily.

Ubuntu & TMUX


First off from the tmux website... "tmux is a terminal multiplexer. What is a terminal multiplexer? It lets you switch easily between several programs in one terminal..."

Functional Ruby Fu!


For some strange reason I keep forgetting ruby folding functions. So to be kind to my my future self, here is how it works.

Learn Ruby on Rails


List of my favorite resources for learning & teaching newbee programmers how to develop with Ruby on Rails.



I have been programming Nao for some time and doing motion has been challenging. So like any good software developer would, I set my mind toward making it easier, faster and more intuitive.

Ubuntu & .NET MVC


Mono.net and Mono Develop have come a long way; it's not only reasonable to run/develop .NET MVC on linux, it's damn near preferable.

Makey Makey Inventors Kit


Ruby script that uses the curses gem to capture commands from Makey Makey and use a case statement to tell me which fruit / vegetable I touched

What Can Nao Do?


Nao recognizes my face, understands when I speak, talks back and recognizes programming books.

Video for the Web


Here is a non-experts take on the most basic rules of the road for preparing video for the web.