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redemption in a blog

Ruby, Rails, Firefox, Anime, Mac

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Installing Powerline on OS X + homebrew

Sun, 27 Oct 2013 08:29:12 +0000

I’ve always wanted to get that fancy Powerline status bar and prompt. Chevrons and git branch icons in the terminal just sounds so… defying: I’d failed to get it working properly before because of a combination of outdated Powerline docs and confusion between OS X’s system python/vim and homebrew’s python/vim. Some of my former colleagues […]

Summer 2011 anime (and some from Spring 2011)

Tue, 12 Jul 2011 10:43:30 +0000

Some of you might know that I’m a rabid anime fan. I don’t talk much about it on this blog (actually, I don’t talk much on this blog anymore, seeing as I haven’t blogged this year). Anyway, yeah, one of my biggest passions and failings is my love for anime and I can’t stop myself […]

Firefox nightly builds add a combined Stop/Go/Refresh button to the Location Bar

Mon, 20 Sep 2010 06:22:13 +0000

In an effort to streamline Firefox’s UI, the latest Firefox nightly builds have moved the Stop/Refresh button into the right corner of the Location Bar. I like this move even if the Firefox developers are simply copying design ideas from other browsers (in this case, I believe Safari was first). When you’re typing in the […]

Rendering plists from your Rails app

Mon, 14 Jun 2010 03:22:50 +0000

Jeena emailed me recently about his Rails plugin, plistifier, that allows you to render plists (property lists). It allows you to render your ActiveRecord objects as plists (among other things): def show @post = Post.find(params[:id]) respond_to do |format| format.xml { render :xml => @post } format.plist { render :plist => @post } end end Jeena […]

Railscasts Xcode theme

Thu, 04 Feb 2010 14:12:27 +0000

For those of you who use the excellent Railscasts TextMate theme and want to replicate the theme in Xcode, you can grab my version from Github. This is what it looks like: Save it into ~/Library/Application Support/Xcode/Color Themes/, restart Xcode, and open its Preferences. You will be able to pick the Railscasts Color Theme in […]

Setting up virtualization on Ubuntu with KVM

Mon, 01 Feb 2010 14:18:13 +0000

These instructions have been tested on Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic) 64-bit. Skip right to the instructions if you’re short on time. After being a happy Xen user for several years now, I’ve recently had to switch to an alternative virtualization solution. My colleague Arun (@iamclovin) actually struggled for a week with Xen VMs that locked up […]

Stop and Reload buttons merged in Firefox

Thu, 14 Jan 2010 10:41:53 +0000

A minor UI improvement to Firefox has been made to Firefox and it’s currently only available on nightly builds of Firefox: the Stop and Reload buttons have been merged into a single button. This change should make it into Firefox 3.6. While a page is loading, the button acts as a Stop button: When it’s […]

Firefox quick tip: view images in a new tab quickly

Wed, 25 Nov 2009 11:13:21 +0000

A mini-tip on viewing images quickly in a new tab in Firefox. Useful for web devs who want to look at the URL of an image quickly. As an example, here’s the Youtube webpage of the owner of Maru the Cat: To open the thumbnail image of Maru in a new tab, right-click the image, […]

How my simple iPhone app made it to the top of the App Store

Tue, 22 Sep 2009 14:26:33 +0000

Slightly more than a month back I wrote this little iPhone app (App Store link), almost a toy app really, to check the usage of my data plan with my local telco (Singtel). I wanted to scratch an itch and I also really didn’t want to exceed my data plan – the fees are excessive. […]

Blog redesigned

Sun, 05 Jul 2009 06:50:00 +0000

After 5 long years of using the same old blog theme, which I’d handcrafted from scratch way back in 2004, I’ve finally got down to refreshing it to a more contemporary look. I’ve also updated the woefully outdated About page. Here’s a before and after shot: I think it’s much better, definitely more modern and […]

Upgraded to iPhone OS 3.0 and running out of battery fast?

Mon, 22 Jun 2009 14:31:47 +0000

After upgrading my girlfriend’s iPhone 3G to OS 3.0 recently, I noticed that the iPhone’s battery was getting depleted really quickly. I’d left it overnight with Wifi, 3G, Bluetooth, Push Notifications all off, and the battery went from 80% to a jaw-dropping OMGWTFBBQ 10%. I attributed it to the recent jailbreak (I’ve already removed the […]

A curl-ier Curb – better cookie support in Curb

Thu, 18 Jun 2009 01:42:10 +0000

As of Curb 0.3.7, Curb comes with slightly better cookie support that makes it more “curl-like”. It probably sounds like shameless self-promotion that I’m blogging about these changes since I’d contributed them. Well, yeah that’s true, but I’m also doing so because I doubt these changes will ever be made known since Curb doesn’t publicize […]

Don’t kill your app when using ActiveRecord in Rails Metal, release your database connections

Mon, 15 Jun 2009 06:49:51 +0000

Rails Metal has been available on Rails since version 2.3 – it’s old news. But if you haven’t used it or heard about it, you can find out more about Rails Metal on the RoR weblog and on Jesse Newland’s blog. So anyway, I am one of those laggards and only wrote a Rails Metal […]

I’m still alive, and on FriendFeed and Twitter

Tue, 24 Mar 2009 14:48:58 +0000

Wow, it seems like I haven’t posted anything this year. Don’t worry, you aren’t rid of me yet. I’m still alive and posting updates to FriendFeed and (less often) to Twitter. If you belong to what I imagine must be now the microscopic population of loyal readers of my blog, please do hook up with […]

Dragging tab to a new window coming to Firefox

Sun, 16 Nov 2008 14:15:05 +0000

Completely by accident, I discovered that you can now drag a tab out from its current window to a new window in a recent Firefox nightly. A short video 24-second better explains what I’m talking about: This tab tearing capability is a pretty neat feature – I know you can already do this in Safari, […]