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I'm Jason, a web applications developer in the San Francisco Bay area.


  1. Coding Games

    A few weeks ago I heard about this FightCode website that lets you program robots that compete against other coders who code their own robots. It uses Javascript, so it should be accessible to many web developers. They even have a Facebook page you can like. …


  2. Customize your IRB

    Stephen Ball of RakeRoutes.com has a cool post on how to customize your IRB environment. …


  3. htaccess tester

    I’m not sure how one would use this, but it looks like it’s supposed to be useful. …


  4. Using Find Each to Process Batches

    I just found out that there is a find_each method provided by ActiveRecord which loops through an array of models that are retrieved in batches of 1000 at a time. …


  5. Development Time

    It seems common that development tasks or projects take much more time than expected. My manager recently pointed these out to me: …


  6. Minecraft Mods

    I’ve been playing Minecraft for a little while now. Want to see what else this thing can do, so I want to get access to console commands. This is a challenge it seems, so I’m going to document how it’s done here. …


  7. Obtain MySQL Query Statistics using Explain

    Sometimes it really counts to restructure the queries made to your MySQL database, especially so that they do make use of indexes which are present on the table. …


  8. Git Branching Model

    I just want to put this here for future reference. …


  9. Referencing Gem Source Code

    It’s often difficult to work with Ruby Gems that your Rails application depends on because the source code for the gem itself is packed away in a gem directory. I’ve often found myself using the command ‘rvm gemdir’ to output the path to the gem directory that my application is using, changing to that directory, and opening the source using Textmate. This is a time consuming process. …


  10. You can be a programmer too!

    I’ve been telling people to check out CodeSchool.com because it has well laid out interactive courses that you can take to learn advanced web development technologies (jQuery, Coffeescript, Rails, etc). …