Rod McLaughlin

how i ported a merb app to rails

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Chelsea FC feeling the pressure of mixed metaphors   04 apr 12  
President accuses Republicans of Darwinism   03 apr 12  
Why do Rails developers use Macs?   22 mar 12  
How to reinstall all gems in a Ruby application   19 mar 12  
The Guardian mistranslates the word 'barbarie'   19 mar 12  
The ultimate conspiracy theory   05 mar 12  
Move along, Friedrich Nietzsche   28 feb 12  
You can't make it up VII - global warming can cause earthquakes   26 feb 12  
More topless feminist protests   25 feb 12  
It turns out Einstein was right - nothing can go faster than light   25 feb 12  
You can't make it up VI: Mayan civilization was destroyed by... guess what?   24 feb 12  
Working in the TV industry   21 feb 12  
Can a return to the drachma save the Balkan fringes from an existential nemesis?   20 feb 12  
Politician compares Greece to GNU   15 feb 12  
Texas running out of lethal injection drug   14 feb 12  
Scientist blames media   10 feb 12  
Redknapp freed - Tottenham girl wins Grammys - why America is better than Bradford   08 feb 12  
You can't make it up V: "200,000 year old plant threatened by..."   07 feb 12  
A solution to the Falklands crisis   31 jan 12  
Topless Russian feminists take a winter break   28 jan 12  
Ever wanted to change all filenames containing one string to another?   27 jan 12  
What I had to do to get authlogic working with Ruby on Rails 3.1.3   25 jan 12  
Is Europe a 'vast continent'?   21 jan 12  
An article explaining why 'scientific consensus' is a non-starter   18 jan 12  
Saudi Arabia goes soft   13 jan 12  
BLACK FRIDAY FOR THE EURO!!!   13 jan 12  
Climate sceptic wins temperature bet   13 jan 12  
Manchester Untied?   08 jan 12  
Our Declining Moral Standards   07 jan 12  
Beaches, babes, surf and sun   03 jan 12  
You can't make it up IV: "Mammals adapt to changes in the climate"   28 dec 11  
UK police raid climate skeptics and seize their computers   15 dec 11  
Toystore ends 'gender apartheid' in time for Christmas/Hannukah/Kumbaya/whatever   14 dec 11  
You can't make it up III: "Polar bear cannibalism caused by global warming"   10 dec 11  
Protestors in Russia take their clothes off and sing anti Tsar songs   09 dec 11  
Eurozone countries go it alone with new treaty that excludes Britain   09 dec 11  
Another candidate for the Darwin award   06 dec 11  
Mixing miles and meters   03 dec 11  
You can't make it up II: "Climate change insight gleaned from Yellowstone wolves"   02 dec 11  
Ever wondered what 'dew point' means in weather forecasts?   30 nov 11  
Cultural relativism in 'The Sun'   18 nov 11  
Ever wondered what '~>' means in a Rails Gemfile?   17 nov 11  
"I think we need to get much angrier" says Gloria Steinem   14 nov 11  
Interesting times   01 nov 11  
More misleading information about global warming scepticism   24 oct 11  
Ruby on Rails - Direct client requirement - Prem Kumar to me   20 oct 11  
Guy crashes car at high speed, dies   17 oct 11  
Wellington to Auckland on the 'Overlander' train   12 oct 11  
Climb-it change   25 sep 11  
Christiano Ronaldo summarizes Nietzsche in twenty-three words   15 sep 11  
The Guardian deletes my comments about global warming   08 sep 11  
Britney's back   30 aug 11  
Significant iconic new words highlight impact scenario cliché   25 aug 11  
Moving to Rails 3.1   05 aug 11  
Bankers are masters of saying nothing   05 aug 11  
Subversion can't handle soft link reversal   29 jul 11  
'The Sun' uses an old word in a new way   28 jul 11  
My first movie   25 jul 11  
California shows the way   16 jul 11  
Lindsay Lohan - Che Male Vi Ho Fatto?   06 jul 11  
"Even the mere accusation of harassment can destroy a person's career and personal life"   29 jun 11  
Princess Di at fifty   27 jun 11  
What happens if the Greeks welch on their debts - or vice versa?   25 jun 11  
Scottish parties unable to reach agreement on sectarianism   23 jun 11  
The Roundhouse has re-opened (where I saw the Stones in '71)   21 jun 11  
Argentina's president claims Falklands, denounces 'crude colonial power'   17 jun 11  
How to get customer service at Bank of America - 866-797-8464   08 jun 11  
Bentleys and Aston Martins abandoned on the streets of Delhi   31 may 11  
Lithuanian sex doll swimming contest video   28 may 11  
You can't make it up - "Getting Wise to the Owl, a Charismatic Sentry in Climate Change"   25 may 11  
self and other in ruby   24 may 11  
The perfect monosyllabic headline: "Eck told: Get Brum up or else"   24 may 11  
Cricket - the only game in which you can enjoy watching your own team lose   20 may 11  
Montana Supreme Court orders state to respond to climate petition filed on behalf of youths   19 may 11  
The Guardian redeems itself   18 may 11  
The new Yorkshire Ripper is a woman named Arab Sultana, say police   16 may 11  
The Guardian's liberal élitism re. the Eurovision Song Contest   14 may 11  
More tabloid illiteracy   08 may 11  
El Clàssic   03 may 11  
The Tess of the D'Urbervilles problem   03 may 11  
My final piece about the royal wedding   02 may 11  
Another important article about the royal wedding   29 apr 11  
Tabloid illiteracy   21 apr 11  
Bwlch y Gle Dam Tragedy   21 apr 11  
Moving to Rails 3.1 beta   19 apr 11  
George Monbiot loses his marbles   07 apr 11  
Not UN's job to kill Gaddafi: to view this you need Flash and Javascript enabled in your browser   22 mar 11  
Ukraine feminists in topless protest at New Zealand Win a Wife competition   02 mar 11  
Another humbling experience   27 feb 11  
An obscure unit of velocity - attoparsecs per microfortnight   25 feb 11  
A really important article about the forthcoming royal wedding   23 feb 11  
An Austrian with a funny name   17 feb 11  
Important news item: "I put poison in lingerie boss's soup, says nanny"   04 feb 11  
Global warming confirmed - no snow in Florida   18 jan 11  
My favourite academic subjects   12 jan 11  
Expert: 'Bullet to the brain leaves poor prognosis'   09 jan 11  
Lines on the demise of Gerry Rafferty   06 jan 11  
Air crash death toll was up 13% in 2010 - but overall trend is improving, says the Guardian   04 jan 11  
England retain the Ashes   30 dec 10  
Do they really call it 'stormy Monday'?   20 dec 10  
There'll always be a Luton   14 dec 10  
A humbling experience   11 dec 10  
"Fraudster Madoff's Son Found Hanged": you need Flash and Javascript enabled   11 dec 10  
Good Vibrations   17 nov 10  
Self-testing Software: A Paradigm Is Born   16 nov 10  
i am not using any method for geeting full path   12 nov 10  
Ruby Version Manager (RVM) Rocks   10 nov 10  
Rails 3.0.0 can crash Ruby 1.9.2p0   23 oct 10  
Clever databases, Rails performance issues, and stored procedures   09 oct 10  
Norman Wisdom - last of the traditional British comedians   06 oct 10  
Let me know if you are interest on the below opening   30 sep 10  
subversion-hell.sh   28 sep 10  
A hard week at work with SOAP4R   25 sep 10  
Another Rails tip   07 sep 10  
The Liberal Assault On Our Culture Reaches Australia   03 sep 10  
DROID!   01 sep 10  
Welsh Dentists Pay Shock   20 aug 10  
Whingeing POM - the stupidity of Maven   18 aug 10  
Real programmers don't use SOAP   11 aug 10  
Obfuscated Ruby   28 jul 10  
Back in Blighty   10 jul 10  
Ruby Asynchronous Messaging   05 jul 10  
Jobsworth FIFA official throws girls out of match   15 jun 10  
Moving back to Subversion source control   07 jun 10  
Moving back to Rails 2   01 jun 10  
Moving to Rails 3   16 may 10  
A further refinement of a new temperature scale   20 apr 10  
Truth and Motivation   20 apr 10  
Climategate   12 apr 10  
JRuby - yet another web application framework   27 mar 10  
A script to modify an HTML file   24 mar 10  
How to install Rails on the EEEPC subnotebook part 2   17 mar 10  
A new temperature scale - degrees McLaughlin   13 mar 10  
Meaningful URLs in Rails   13 mar 10  
A shell script to consolidate your iTunes mp3s into one folder   21 feb 10  
The homogeneity of Latin America   07 feb 10  
Rushdie's Relativism   19 jan 10  
Grails - another web development environment   19 jan 10  
A wierd reply to a room-4-rent ad   12 dec 09  
I just ported this application from Merb to Rails   22 oct 09  
Cowboys and Indians   14 oct 09  
Management and pair programming   21 jul 09  
The Rabble and the Royal Bank   18 jun 09  
The Best   09 jun 09  
Ruby and Rationalization   06 jun 09  
Class variables in Ruby on Rails   05 may 09  
How to Install Rails on Ubuntu 9   05 may 09  
Ruby will give you a RAISE   13 apr 09  
Over the Siskiyous   01 apr 09  
Mount Shasta   29 mar 09  
Cloughie and me   13 mar 09  
How to tell the time using Java   11 mar 09  
Over the Sierras   10 mar 09  
Death Valley   05 mar 09  
Las Vegas UZI   24 feb 09  
Climate Change Deniers Should Die   19 feb 09  
Las Vegas   18 feb 09  
Will Obama close CIA secret prisons?   01 feb 09  
Joshua Tree   28 jan 09  
America Has A Black President   22 jan 09  
Well, you know what kinda eyes she got   13 jan 09  
CRUSHED - a new acronym   09 jan 09  
Bike Touring in the Central Valley in Winter   08 jan 09  
On the road again   06 jan 09  
Rails and Merb Merge   24 dec 08  
Farewell Adrian Mitchell - 1932-2008   24 dec 08  
How to install Rails on the EEEPC subnotebook   17 dec 08  
How to Install Rails on Ubuntu   17 dec 08  
How to add a Delete Confirmation Dialog in Merb   15 dec 08  
A Great American   15 dec 08  
Enough (Edward) Said   13 dec 08  
Arundhati Roy's take on the Mumbai massacre   12 dec 08  
Kittens   12 dec 08  

 

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