Identifying different types of personalities.

Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts.

Working in an enterprise world has its rewards and, obviously, its challenges. I work with a lot of people on a very big project. All of which are very...

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NodeJS and my side project: Huddle

Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated. - Confucius

I keep procrastinating my writing until 11:00 PM and by that time my brain has fully shut down. So here I sit again, dear reader, just babbling away in to the keyboard...

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A poisoned dagger coated with dreams ...

You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else. - Albert Einstein

I had high hopes to actually write something with substance. But alas, time hath crept in on me, like a spiteful theif in the night....

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The importance of interacting with others.

Never lose sight of the fact that the most important yardstick of your success will be how you treat other people - your family, friends, and coworkers, and even strangers you meet along the way.

Today I met a sales woman named, Logan. I'm not...

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Too tired to be able to think of anything worthwhile.

Day 2 of 31: I've literally been sitting at the computer for the past 30 to 45 minutes debating what to write about. I've been awake since 4:30 AM and, unfortunately, I just can't come up with anything relevant to write.

I've been catching up on the...

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Software that I couldn't live without.

This is a list of software that I have found useful in some way or another over the past year. I’ve been using some of these tools since I started using a computer and others have been more recent. But, ultimately, I’ve found each of them to be extremely...

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Backbone.js and it's ilk ...

For the past couple weeks I’ve spent some time getting back in to the Rails. Well, not particularly rails, but I used Rails to get a some playtime in with Backbone.js. I was a bit skeptical at first. I’ve never been a fan of “heavy” javascript front...

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Dependency Injection Performance - Part 1

Let me begin this by stating that I’m not a huge statistical person by any stretch of the imagination. I'm not all that interested in crunching numbers and I really don’t have a knack for this sort of thing. The reason for this is that statistical...

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Type A(B) Personality.

This past weekend, my wife told me that I was a Type A Personality. She didn’t mean it to be offensive by any means, but nonetheless, the statement threw me for a loop, because I had always considered myself as the opposite of a Type A (Type B).

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Thirty (30) days of thoughts.

I recently watched a TED talk that described doing something for 30 days straight. I’ve been procrastinating it for the past few months on the basis of, “Well, I don’t have a calendar yet to mark my progress off … so I’ll wait until I get one.” Needless...

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Reading ... it does a body good.

Been on a bit of a reading spree this month and just wanted to share what I’m currently immersed in and what I have coming up on the list. I’m currently reading Catcher in the Rye by the late J.D. Salinger. I can’t remember the number of times I’ve...

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American Idol contestants and their visions of grandeur.

I’ve always been a fan of American Idol. Well, let me clarify that a bit; I’ve always been a fan of the American Idol auditions. Once they get down to the Top 24 or so I don’t really pay too much attention aside from just keeping up with it so that...

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A fresh new start ...

I've been out of the writing scene for far too long now. Not only from technical writing, but also from personal writing and expression of my thoughts in general. I'm going to make a valid attempt to put a fresh set of paint on my personal site and...

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A useful Terminal command ...

This isn't going to be a very long post, but I just wanted to post about this useful command that I just learned about:

open .

Simple. Awesome.

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Moving from WordPress to Jekyll

Over the past year, I've really fallen off the face of the internet. I know you've all missed me {sarcasm}, but I've recently had the urge to get back in to the swing of things.

Actually, I'm not sure if this is an urge to start blogging or just an...

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An experiment in saving money ...

This post doesn't have anything to do with development, but I've just been pretty excited about it and felt pretty inspired to write something about it. This is my experiment with attempting to get my life back to "scratch." I'm making a valid effort...

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An rSpec Pending Snippet

So I've been AFK from the blogging scene and pretty much any other scene that's imaginable for the past couple months. Typically, when I'm generating specs I tend to do something like this:

its TAB

This will use the rSpec TextMate Bundle to insert...

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MerbDay presentation went well.

Well, I made it through my first presentation and I have to admit it was a lot easier than I had imagined it. My nerves were probably on edge, because the last time I presented in front of an audience was back in college when I was trying to slink...

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Presenting at MerbDay Atlanta

I'm sitting here in Atlanta for MerbDay. We're currently in the first half of the conference; which is a live coding tutorial session. It's been pretty smooth so far for me, but a couple of my co-workers have had some issues with dependencies. Some...

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My Political Outburst ...

So I'm typically not an outspoken person when it comes to politics. I don't particularly care for the drama of it all. Nor do I like how fired up people get over the whole thing. But there are times when people just say things that irritate the crap...

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Up and Running With Webby

Welcome to the all new BryanRay.net. It's actually got some pretty interesting technology behind it … static files! It's all being powered by static HTML files which are dynamically generated by "Webby":webby and then pushed up to the server. I have...

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Part 1 - Getting your first Merb app up and running

I know this may seem like the most basic of tasks, but there are not a lot of up-to-date articles on just starting out with Merb. So, over the next couple of months. I'm going to go through some of the latest Merb code and things you can do to get...

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Some changes to Merb edge you should probably know about

While doing a fresh pull of "Merb":http://merbivore.com edge this weekend I realized that all of my forms had suddenly just disappeared and I was also receiving some NoMethod errors; which is never a fun scenario. Just in case you like to develop on...

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