Author Archives: Doug

Bang that Gong Again

Time to bang the gong again, we’ve got a new MoverWebsites.com customer live!   If you need Huntsville Al Movers or Fayetteville TN Movers, then head on over to GeneralMovingServices.com.     General Moving Services serves the Huntsville Alabama and … Continue reading

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Read wikipedia content into your Ruby on Rails app

I am playing around with a new site that helps people find horses for sale, aptly named http://www.FindHorsesForSale.net.  I wanted to provide searchers some background on the particular horse breed they were looking at, so I decided to provide the … Continue reading

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How to import a lot of records into a Ruby on Rails application quickly

I stumbled across this today after hacking around for hours trying to figure out import hundreds of thousands of records into a sqlite database in minutes – https://github.com/zdennis/activerecord-import.   Super simple, and pure awesome.   Works for sqlite, postgres, and … Continue reading

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The Kayak/Orbitz/Expedia for buying Moving Boxes online

Been hacking away the last couple weeks building an online price comparison search for moving box kits.   Check it out at http://www.MovingBoxSearch.com, the design has a ways to go, and we still have to add a bunch of providers, … Continue reading

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LAUNCH! AccentTraining.net – American Accent Rating and Training

What do you get when you mix Twilio‘s awesome telephony API, Amazon’s Mechanical Turk workforce on demand, and Recurly‘s dead simple subscription billing API?  A killer American accent training service – AccentTraining.net!  Here’s how it works: A person, let’s call him … Continue reading

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Looking for a job?

HomeFinder.com (my day job), is hiring a couple software developers, a QA manager, and an Agile Technical Analyst.  It’s a great place to work, right in downtown Chicago, full of fun, bright people.    Developers get to use the latest … Continue reading

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Font not working in IE? Squirrels to the rescue!

Ran across this today – if you’re using @font-face and your fonts are not showing up in IE (yeah, IE, you rule…not), check out the font generator at fontsquirrel.   It will give you all the font files you need, … Continue reading

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