Crime in College Park

We’ve had a little bit of a crime wave here in College Park in the last month. Although things have quieted down recently, for a while it seemed my wife’s email account was getting daily reports of a UMd student getting robbed at gunpoint or jumped. Campus and county police have flooded the area, at […]

Spam Poetry

I’m not the first to point this out, but among the hundreds of pieces of spam that accumulate in my Junk folders, which I occasionally sift for valide messages that got marked as spam incorrectly, a few real gems of drivel, nonsense, or prurience turn up. Such a treasure has shown up in my inbox […]

What I’m Reading: Ruby Month

October is Ruby Month for me. September was kind of Ruby Month too, but the past is past. Read more for descriptions of Dave Thomas’s Programming Ruby: The Pragmatic Programmers’ Guide and Bruce Tate’s Ruby on Rails: Up and Running. I think they’re both fantastic books for intermediate programmers discovering ruby and rails.