Building the blog in Middleman

I recently began redesigning my blog, and settled on middleman. Things have been going swimmingly, and I'm now happily deploying with a simple "middleman sync" to S3. Today I decided a list of my most recent tweets would help bring things to life a little, and I took it as…

MapReduce and Hairloss

tl;dr rake db:mongoid:create_indexes will create your mongo collections to avoid intermittent CI failure hell. The problem Mongoid doesn't create collections in an eager fashion. This wouldn't be a problem, except we're good little ruby citizens performing TDD, with a random test order, and a request spec…

Mailman Guide

Mailman is an incoming mail processing microframework (with POP3 and Maildir support), that works with Rails “out of the box”. - Jonathan Rudenberg, author of Mailman. I came across mailman a couple of weeks ago on Railscasts, and immediately began looking for a chance to implement it in my…