Snow Day!

2/1/2011: All classes after 5.00 pm cancelled. 2/2/2011: All classes cancelled. The blue car in the picture is my roommate’s car. And yes, it is pretty awesome. Started doing some coding in Python today. Learning Ruby over Winter Break really help…

2/1/2011: All classes after 5.00 pm cancelled. 

2/2/2011: All classes cancelled.

The blue car in the picture is my roommate’s car. And yes, it is pretty awesome. 

Started doing some coding in Python today. Learning Ruby over Winter Break really helped me get right in and start coding without worrying to much about the syntax. 

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And then there was one less

So I decided to drop my CWL 114 class, not because I didn’t like it, but because I realized that I do not need to take two gen-eds this semester to graduate in time. Following the advice of one of my friends, I mapped out my tentative schedule for…

So I decided to drop my CWL 114 class, not because I didn’t like it, but because I realized that I do not need to take two gen-eds this semester to graduate in time. Following the advice of one of my friends, I mapped out my tentative schedule for the next 4 semesters and came to the conclusion that 18 credit hours this semester is not required. I am now back to a happy 15 credit hour schedule 🙂

Consequently, I now have my Tuesdays and Thursdays (almost) free. I plan to invest that time into expanding my current technological skill set to include(as of now) Python and possibly Django. I also want to spend more time with Ruby and Ruby on Rails and possibly build an application using it. 

 

Namespace error, of sorts

So we had ‘picture day’ in Phil 102 today. I was talking to the instructor about an article I found and wrote my name down as “CS” on the board instead of my slick moniker “KP”. Thankfully, I caught this error in time. Sometimes I wish life had sy…

So we had ‘picture day’ in Phil 102 today. I was talking to the instructor about an article I found and wrote my name down as “CS” on the board instead of my slick moniker “KP”. Thankfully, I caught this error in time. 

Sometimes I wish life had syntax highlighting built in. 

 

Setup + Ruby + Rails + One command

So, apparently it is now possible to install the Ruby and Rails stack on Ubuntu using one command. While I haven’t tried it out yet, it seems to hold great promise to get solve some/most of the setup problems associated with the Ruby and Ruby on R…

So, apparently it is now possible to install the Ruby and Rails stack on Ubuntu using one command.

While I haven’t tried it out yet, it seems to hold great promise to get solve some/most of the setup problems associated with the Ruby and Ruby on Rails Stack. I remember it took me a LONG time to setup on my machine for various reasons. While I eventually solved all the problems using a combination of my search foo and my friend Sam Liu, a lot of potential ‘Railers’ might be scared away. Overall, I thought it was a great learning experience, but a lot of people might not agree with that. 

I might be doing a clean install of Ubuntu sometime soon(I’m currently using Wubi) and will definitely try to install the Rails stack using this command.