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Words to erase from your vocabulary when coaching at RailsGirls

by Leif Gensert

On October 13th 2012 I had the pleasure of being a coach at RailsGirls in Munich. Having spent quite a fair I amount of time in front of a computer screen, I gatherd a lot of tchnical terms and been using them as if they were standard vocabulary. But if you use terms like ‘continuous deployment’, ‘rapid prototyping’ or ‘static typing’ like talking about the weather you will have a hard time teaching programming to a beginner. Unfortunately a lot of strange terms will arise during …

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Wednesday
28
Nov 2012

moved from jekyll to nanoc

by Leif Gensert

It’s been a while, since you’ve heard from me. In the meanwhile I managed to replace my static site generator. I successfully migrated my blog from jekyll to nanoc. The main reason for this is that is that nanoc lets you use complete ruby (using erb) in the front-end instead of inventing some own markup language. The migration was easier than expected. I kept the date like permalinks from jekyll using this reply in the user group. For the pagination I followed the guide on the homepage….

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Saturday
30
Jul 2011

new project - calcsub.net

by Leif Gensert

Over the easter holidays I started working on a new project. Today it has finally reached a state where I’m confident to say: I can go public. It’s just a simple subnet calculator that takes IPv4 and IPv6 addresses and then calculates the start address and the end address. You can have a look at it here or see the source on github. The project is also added to the portfolio page. picture created by Leif Gensert. CC BY 2.0</div>

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Sunday
01
May 2011

sexy tech links of april (last one)

by Leif Gensert

Notice: this bit will be the last “tech links of #{month}”. I decided to focus more on regular articles in the future. Which open source license? - flowchart - Just in case you want to publish something. Why Sign Up and Sign In Should Never Go Together - I try to keep that in mind if i ever get to build a system which requires user accounts. HTML5 Page Structure - Lots of new metadata.

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Saturday
30
Apr 2011

sexy tech links of march

by Leif Gensert

REST - REST is one of technologies, that nobody can explain. Here is a short overview where you can at least get an idea of what it might be. 10 examples of using find command in UNIX - This kind of a selfish link. I’ll post it so that I can find it later. But you can use it as well ;-). The worst program I ever worked on - I think it will be a lot of fun to write code like that.

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Thursday
31
Mar 2011

sexy tech links of february

by Leif Gensert

20 Examples Of Bad Web Design - Missing the 90s? This list will cheer you up. Do not fear the command line - Since this page is named after one command line tool, I love the command line too and recommend this article Unfair But True: How Much You’re Liked Can Seriously Impact Your Career - nothing more to add from my side. This may be the best resume I have ever seen - Haven’t seen that much but I agree. The 6 Crappiest Interview Questions - Staying at the topic, …

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Monday
28
Feb 2011

sexy tech links of january

by Leif Gensert

Why Your Form Buttons Should Never Say Submit - short but useful advice in UI Simple Questions for Google Regarding Chrome’s Dropping of H.264 - John Gruber asks a bunch of question to comment on the explanation of Google to drop H264 support in Google Chrome. (btw The Macalope has already answered one question) s = new String(s); - Very nice explanation of a String internal implementation and the harm in it. 50 Java Interview Questions - Never got one of those questions in a …

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Monday
31
Jan 2011

sexy tech links of december

by Leif Gensert

I just need a Programmer - product != execution != original idea 7 Sexy Resources to Enjoy User Interface Eye Candy - I only know 3 of them but I visit them regularly. Top 50 Programming Quotes of All Time - Allthough I hate the term “of all times” this list contains a lot of funny quotes. 3 Types of Programmers: Zerg, Terran, Protoss - Love programming, love StarCraft, put those 2 things together -> awesome.

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Friday
31
Dec 2010

sexy tech links of november

by Leif Gensert

Expedia on how one extra data field can cost $12m - Great story that shows how important UI can be. Play! Framework 1.1 released with new website - I already mentioned the play! framework in one of my previous blog posts, I’ve been using version 1.1 for a while for a personal project and am happy that finally the stable version is here.

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Tuesday
30
Nov 2010

sexy tech links of october

by Leif Gensert

Eclipse Keyboard Shortcut Wallpaper - The best eclipse shortcut overview I’ve seen so far. 10 geek sins that will get your geek card revoked - OK, I confess 1 sin. But luckily there’s neither a geek squad, nor a barnes & noble in germany. Sure-Fire Ways to Get More Results in Less Time - Another article about productivity. I especially liked the River Cuomo reference. Ten Reasons I love Macs - In case you were wondering, this list also applies to me. Best 25 Li…

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Sunday
31
Oct 2010