Introducing Rails Rescues


Today I’m happy to introduce Rails Rescues.

Rails Rescues is a service representing years of Ruby on Rails experience organized to help companies who have a Rails application but may be having some problems.

Rails Rescues aren’t limited to a fixed set of services but can include:

  • Scaling your website
  • Resolving site stability problems
  • Upgrading from an old version of Rails to current versions
  • Fixing Broken Code
  • Simplifying an out-of-control code base.
  • Finishing up after your contractor or employee left the project.
  • ….we’ll fix anything holding you back from a successful Rails web site.

I’m happy to offer a $500 finders fee for any referral sent that results in a sign Rails Rescues contract.  Please spread the word and visit the site. I will make myself available via live chat to answer any questions.



Apple iPad Air 2 – The iPad for Which I Have Been Waiting

When Apple announced the iPad Air 2 at it’s press event on October 16, 2014, I watched with interest to see what the new device had under the hood.  My current iPad Air constantly crashed (out-of-memory errors) running Safari with iOS 7 and I had been hoping they would bump the memory some.  The event disappointed and did not mention anything about more memory.

No where on the iPad Air 2 Tech Specs page can I find a single mention of memory. I decided to order one anyway.  The updated processor, Touch ID and other sensors made it hard to refuse.  I order the 128G space gray model with only WiFi this time, no cellular service.  If I need, I can use my iPhone cell service and save $20 a month.

It came in only 6 days after the announcement and it’s a beautiful device and does not disappoint in the hardware department. Just so other can confirm what rumors have mentioned:

IMG 0017

3 cores

IMG 0018

And most important, 2G memory

It’s a really nice upgrade, lots of little niceties and the one i really wanted.  Thanks Apple.

The Future is the Apple Watch


I’ve been anticipating the official announcement of the Apple Watch since rumors surfaced many months ago.  I’ve spent much time thinking about the features I’d like to see based on my day-to-day routine.  Since I am an avid runner, my main use cases … [Continue reading]

Greener grass

I ran across an interesting post this morning from Frans Bouma, of LLBLGen fame.  He is a long-time .NET developer who felt a bit complacent in the work he had been doing on .NET and ORM development. Frans decided to explore some of the recent cool … [Continue reading]

Swift Development Magazine

View my Flipboard Magazine.  I have been collecting resources together for everything I come across on Apple Swift.  I add these to a new Flipboard magazine called Swift Development.  If you come across interesting links you feel should be in the … [Continue reading]

Setup Swift REPL and Access from the Command Line


Swift has a very nice Read-Eval-Print-Loop (REPL) for developers to take advantage of and be able to get instant feedback on Swift code.  This is great for trying things out without having to use Xcode 6 and a full project. If you are unsure of what … [Continue reading]

Welcome Swift, I’ve Been Waiting For You


I haven’t blogged here in a while, sometimes life seems to get in the way. Bombshell Last week I was one of many who watched the Apple WWDC keynote and was blown away by many of their announcements.  The one to get me the most excited is the new … [Continue reading]

Speeding up Heroku Deploys

Anyone who deploys their Rails 3.x or 4.x utilizing the asset pipeline and doesn’t precompile those assets yet deploys to Heroku, knows it can take a really long time for your deployment. I searched around a bit and found a great article on how to … [Continue reading]

Subscribe to Posts Via Email


It seems more and more web sites are offering users to subscribe to updates delivered by email.  If you would rather have posts delivered right to your inbox instead of visiting the site or relying on RSS, you can now subscribe and forget. Just add … [Continue reading]

AirPrint Where You Couldn’t AirPrint Before


Our household has several iPads and iPhones. I use my iPad all the time to surf the web, reply to emails and view my Twitter stream, among other things.  Occasionally I find it would be nice to print from the iPad, since it has AirPrint and all, but … [Continue reading]